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Speaker Biographies for the 2016 Canadian Commercial Card and Payment Conference


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 Speaker Biographies
Katie Beatty, Community Engagement Specialist, National Association of Purchasing Card Professionals (NAPCP) 
Katie has more than 10 years of experience of incorporating and implementing payment strategies for large financial institutions and government entities with the focus of process improvement and cost savings.

Janet M. Buck, Supervisor, Accounts Payable & P-Card Program Administration, City of Toronto
Janet has been employed in a number of the City of Toronto’s divisions since 1982 and has held various senior staff and supervisory positions within Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable/Revenue, Funds Management/Banking and General Finance. In 2004, Janet became Program Administrator and implemented the City of Toronto’s first corporate P-Card program as well as the P-Card module. The program’s portfolio currently consists of 1,500+ P-Card and Fuel Cards with an average yearly spend of $7.6 million. She was the project lead for Corporate SAP Implementation and continues that role for the P-Card program.

Janet is a member of NAPCP and was a presenter at the 2015 NAPCP Canadian Conference in Toronto.
 

Fidel Coutou, Sr. Director P2P Shared Services, Rogers Communications Partnership
A Shared Service professional for over 20 years, Fidel has been with Rogers for seven years. She has also worked with Primus Telecommunications and SHL Systemhouse. She has been known to be a champion of the paperless environment and received an innovation award for automation at SHL Systemhouse. She is also very involved with providing her peers with opportunities for networking and started the first Canadian Chapter of the Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) and served as the President of the Ontario Chapter for 10 years. She is a past Chairman of the IFO and served as Chair of the Canadian Conference. Fidel spends a lot of her spare time mentoring young adults.

Grant Goss, Team Lead -- Travel, Business Expenses and Corporate Cards, Enbridge, Inc.,

Grant Goss joined Enbridge in 2014, managing corporate supply chain categories including Travel and Corporate Cards. Currently in the final stages of completing his Supply Chain Management Professional designation, Grant has spent 20 years on both sides of the fence, as a buyer and supplier of corporate services. He has served in various capacities on several association boards, advisory councils and corporate councils.

Raushan Gross, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Pfeiffer University
Raushan Gross teaches courses ranging from international business to organizational behaviour and leadership. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Duke University Certificate in Nonprofit Studies. He is also a candidate for a PhD in Business and Leadership from Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.

Currently, Raushan is an assistant professor of business administration at Pfeiffer University located in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has worked in the financial industry for over 10 years, and as a Procurement Card Administrator for a local government municipality in North Carolina. During this time, Raushan also acted as a Purchasing Agent in conjunction to his role as Procurement Card Administrator where he was responsible for leading, implemen
ting, training, and designing Procurement Card processes and procedures. 

Michael Kerr, Humour at Work

Michael's sessions are frequently rated as the most impactful and relevant of any session presented at an event. Listed as one of Canada’s most in-demand speakers, he is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), best-selling author, and one of only 22 speakers to be inducted into the Canadian Speakers’ Hall of Fame. Building on his experience as a "recovering senior manager,” Michael travels the world researching, writing, and speaking about what makes a great workplace, well…great! He is known as one of North America’s leading authorities on how to create a more positive and inspiring workplace: the kind of workplace that drives phenomenal success.


Jack Reynaert, Manager Global Travel, Meritor Inc.
Jack entered into the travel industry in 1977, while attending the University of Michigan where he majored in Economics, minoring in Geography and Psychology. Currently at Meritor, he implemented sweeping changes to the company’s travel program, including a Corporate Credit Card program, mandating compliance and incorporating individual charge, central pay, and corporate liable, which is fully integrated with Concur Expense—capturing 98% of potential rebate vs. 0% in prior state. Jack served as president and chairman of the Michigan Business Travel Association and is the recipient of the Global Business Travel Association's Business Travel Professional Service Award.

Irene Wong, a CPA, CGA, Manager, Accounts Payable, UHN - University Health Network
Irene joined the University Health Network (UHN) in 2006 and most recently  took over the accounts payable department – a department that processes 11,000+ invoices monthly and manages 2,200+ P-Cards across UHN – with a focus to achieve efficiencies. Leveraging the P-Card & Ghost Card usage was instrumental to generate extra revenue that can be invested in improvement initiatives. The department has recorded a 20% increase in discount and rebate revenue in the past 3 years.

 

 

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