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Part 2: In Conversation With The FP&A Guy—Financial Modeling and Contemporary Strategic Finance Skills

May 12, 2022 |

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The Best of Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022 Day Three: The Art of Gathering, Faster Budgeting Cycles and Agile Revenue Planning Best Practices

We’ve officially reached the halfway point of Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022 and what a week it’s been so far.  Today’s all-star lineup of speakers included Strategic Advisor and Bestselling Author Priya Parker, Vena Chief Marketing and Ecosystem Officer Allison......

May 12, 2022 |

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The Best of Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022 Day Two: The Power of Vena and Microsoft, the Kansas City Chiefs and Data Visualization Best Practices

Today marked day two of Excelerate =SUM(it). It was an action-packed day filled with insights, inspiration, networking and of course, plenty of opportunities to learn and earn CPE/CPD credits to power your personal, professional and business growth. Today’......

May 11, 2022 |

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The Best of Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022 Day One: The Power of Community, Ethical Influence and Financial Modeling Fundamentals

Today was the first day of Excelerate =SUM(it), and we had some inspiring sessions led by our all-star lineup of speakers, including Vena CEO Hunter Madeley, Dr. Robert Cialdini, Paul Barnhurst (The FP&A Guy), Vena Chief Solutions Architect Rishi Grove......

May 10, 2022 |

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Part 1: In Conversation With The FP&A Guy—Excel, Empowering Finance Professionals and the Future of FP&A

You probably know him as “The FP&A Guy.” For years, Paul Barnhurst has been a leader, influencer and educator in the FP&A community. Ahead of his two sessions at Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022—one on financial modeling, the other on contemporary skills—w......

May 5, 2022 |

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The Power Posse: Which Finance Team Superhero Are You?

It’s a bird … it’s a plane … it’s, well, it’s National Superhero Day. That’s right. National Superhero Day is the day everyone (okay, barely anyone) celebrates everything superhero-related. So move over Justice League, Avengers and Fantastic Four—we’re usi......

May 2, 2022 |

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Highlights From Vena Nation 2021 (and What To Expect From this Year’s All-New Excelerate =SUM(it))

The other day, I saw an event advertised online that I wanted to take part in, but it was an in-person event taking place in a different city. And I thought to myself, how is this an only in-person event? How about everything we learned from the last two y......

April 28, 2022 |

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Level Up Your Strategic Finance Skills With These 10 Must-Attend Sessions at Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022

The countdown is on. We’re less than three weeks away from Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022—Vena’s third annual virtual conference designed to power your personal, professional and business development—and we’re excited to share the action-packed week we have in s......

April 22, 2022 |

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Green Finance: How Sustainable Business Practices Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Microsoft is dedicated to becoming carbon negative by 2030. General Mills achieved their goal to sustainably source 10 priority ingredients by 2020. Prudential Financial considers environmental, social and governance factors in every investment they make. ......

April 21, 2022 |

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7 Ways To Get the Most Value From Vena's Excelerate =SUM(it) 2022

Virtual has become the new normal. The hybrid/remote work environment has affected how we work—and it’s changed how we learn, connect and grow with one another. But transitioning from physical to virtual doesn’t have to mean fewer opportunities for growth.......

April 14, 2022 |

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