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4/3/2013: Finding Savings without Sacrificing Quality or Service – A Tutorial for Non Profit Organization CFO’s
April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm| FREE
Ever wonder where organizations find the cash to better support your mission?
Ever wonder how to develop an expense management culture within your organization?
Do you need to worry about your expenses? Is doing nothing an option?
The questions you should ask yourself before you undertake an expense management project?
What are the typical categories of expense that produce the greatest bang for the buck?
Join us in a practical discussion of what you can do create a focused, effective expense management culture.
- Understand how an expense management culture can impact funding needs.
- Have a process to use in reviewing expense management categories.
- Review and understand the steps required to obtain the lowest cost alternative without sacrificing service levels or quality.
- How to develop the tools you need to get a feel for the prices you should be paying.
|John Reese is a Managing Director for the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii of Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA). His clients cover a wide array of market sectors, including manufacturing, distribution and consumer companies; non-profit associations; professional service firms; education organizations and others.
John has a solid background in the telecommunications industry. He gained operational experience at COO at Onsite Access, Executive VP at E-Link Communications, AT&T as Regional VP; TCG as VP Engineering and Product Management; and Time Warner Telecom as VP/GM Northern California.
|Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) helps organizations improve their mission through cost, purchase and supplier management. What makes ERA different is our working knowledge that drives savings and growth.
Our collective knowledge and proprietary E-SCAN (Strategy-Costs-Alignment-Numbers) go to work and keep on working for you. Our clients call it their “Continuous Value Improvement Cycle.” We call it common sense that becomes common practice.
You will gain perspective from our Advisors, clarity from our technical Analysts, and access to relationships and resources for business growth through our extensive network of Advocates.
|Phil Gross is a Managing Director for the Capital Area Region (MD/DC/NoVA) of Expense Reduction Analysts, Inc. (“ERA”). Phil joined ERA in 2005 and has been actively advising clients throughout the region. His clients include public and private companies, nonprofits, associations, professional service firms, healthcare organizations and others. Since opening the Capital Area office, he and his colleagues have been averaging savings of 25% plus for their clients.
Mr. Gross has been actively involved in the DC metro area since 1974. Prior to joining ERA, he has held senior financial and operating positions with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Cresap McCormick and Paget, Inc., MCI, AOL, DrFirst, and several other telecommunications and healthcare related entities. He has served as the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and as an Adjunct Professor at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He has served on the Board of Directors of several companies, including InforMedix, a public healthcare technology company.
Mr. Gross earned his BA and MPA degrees from Syracuse University and received the Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Public Accountant designations earlier in his career.
|ERA is one of the world’s largest cost reduction consultancies with over 700 consultants worldwide, including 200 in the US. The firm brings expertise in over 30 expense categories to its clients including such areas as office/janitorial supplies, medical supplies and medical waste removal, merchant card and banking fees, food service, office equipment leasing, telecommunications, printing, insurance (both P&C and employee benefits), records management, payroll processing services and more. ERA is independent of the supplier community and provides its services on a no-risk basis – no savings no fee. ERA leverages the category expertise of its consultants along with its benchmark data to help ensure its clients receive the best pricing for the products and services they are buying based on their needs and level of spend.|