Stories from the Front
A Treasury Update Podcast Series
This series within The Treasury Update Podcast features interviews with treasury and finance leaders exploring: challenging situations; fresh ideas, innovative approaches, case studies and recommendations from senior treasury practitioners. These stories from the front provide a transparent look at various industries and challenging situations that provide insights and wisdom to help guide the profession into a proper mindset and approach as we continue the path of recovery.
#126 – Changing Expectations in Foreign Exchange
Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Ron Vodicka, Corporate FX Dealer at XE, and Steve Johnson, CFO at PMI Foods, to discuss the changing expectations in foreign exchange amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
#124 – Implications of Federal Reserve Actions for Investing and Borrowing
Host Craig Jeffery meets with Joe Dodi, VP and Treasurer at Health Partners Plans, to discuss the implications of the Federal Reserve’s actions for investing and borrowing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
#122 – When the Going Gets Tough, Relationships Matter
Host Craig Jeffery speaks with Dr. Kathy King-Griswold, Associate Treasurer and Director of Treasury Operations & Compliance at the University of Rochester, on her personal journey navigating treasury challenges and opportunities amid the COVID-19 crisis. They explore the importance of relationships during disruptive events, the management of capital when income sources are severely impacted, challenges around remote work and technology, and more.
#121 – Accelerating Towards the Future State with Leading Processes
Host Craig Jeffery joins Jonathan Paquette, Sr. Financial Solutions Expert, and Kevin Rice, Sr. Customer Success Manager of Treasury Intelligence Solutions (TIS), to discuss learning from challenges through customer case study examples showcasing global logistics and manufacturing companies, leading practices for addressing resource restrictions and technology roadblocks, and key insights for effectively assessing and implementing processes across various projects.
#120 – Adaptation of Higher Education
Host Craig Jeffery joins Timothy Hesler, Assistant Treasurer of the Global Banking, Cash Management and Treasury Operations group of New York University, to discuss the adaptation of higher education amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including transitioning to the work-from-home environment and its impact on treasury and performance, responding to cyber fraud escalations, navigating technology challenges, and more.
#118 – Finance as a Strategic Partner
Host Craig Jeffery joins Anita Mehra, VP of Global Financial Services at Microsoft, to discuss ways to support customers and key partners in the most critical times, innovative approaches for business and personal growth, and recommendations to ensure adaptability and resilience across organizations.
#117 – Stories from the Front: Escalating Fraud Attacks
Craig Jeffery speaks with Corporate Payment Expert Nithai Barzam, COO at nsKnox, on cybersecurity for payments and financials, fraud tactics and trends, system and infrastructure vulnerabilities, and advanced solutions to verify suppliers and prevent payment fraud. Listen in to learn how to protect your organization from cybercriminals.
#115 – Stories from the Front: Pandemic Impact on Payments
On this episode of the Stories from the Front series, Host Craig Jeffery sits down with Doug King, Payments Risk Expert at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on payments, including consumer behavior, fraud tactics and trends, and response measures to mitigate and recover data breaches.
#114 – Stories from the Front: The Cloud, Relationships and Staying Connected
Host Craig Jeffery joins Lena Pennington of BELLIN and Lee-Ann Perkins of ION Geophysical to discuss how they successfully managed through the onset of the COVID-19 disruption. They share insights and effective strategies around working from home, relationship management, liquidity planning, technology solutions and more.
#112 – Stories from the Front: The Oil and Gas Industry
The Treasury Update Podcast host Craig Jeffery kicks off this new series with LeeAnn Perkins, Assistant Treasurer at ION Geophysical, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the oil and gas industry at large and her story of how they are navigating this disruptive event.
#96 – Tales from the Front: COVID-19 Impact on the Hospitality Industry
Host Craig Jeffery talks with Maria D’Alessandro, Executive VP and CFO at Hospitality Ventures Management, on the hospitality industry in light of the COVID-19 shutdown. They discuss the rapidity of how this disruption unfolded and impacted the business in days. The crisis immediately altered all of the key results and measurements in the hotel business and forced many changes that were both hard and necessary to ensure the organization could survive and recover when the crisis passed. The conversation touches on financial statements, employee impacts, new risks, regulation changes and even opportunities. Listen in to this frank discussion to gain insights for managing risks and responding to immediate threats whatever industry you are in.