September 5, 2019
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Major Bottoms Jr.
Chief Financial Officer, Coupa
Partner, Media Analytics Group
Major Bottoms Jr. is a Research Consultant for Levvel Research based in Charlotte, NC. He plays a key role in the analysis and presentation of data for Levvel’s research reports, webinars, and consulting engagements. Major’s expertise lies in the Procure-to-Pay, Source-to-Settle, and travel and expense management processes and software, as well as technologies and strategies across DevOps, digital payments, design systems, and application development. Prior to joining Levvel, Major held various roles in the mortgage finance field at Bank of America and Wells Fargo. Major graduated with a degree in Finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Todd Ford is the CFO of Coupa, and oversees the company’s financial operations. Prior to Coupa, Todd served as CFO of MobileIron, where he led the company through a successful IPO in 2014, and was responsible for financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury activities, and investor relations. Todd was a Founding General Partner at Broken Arrow Venture Capital, where he invested in early-stage companies. He also previously served as CFO and President of Rackable Systems Inc. (now Silicon Graphics International Corp) where he led the start-up from $20 million in revenues to more than $350 million in revenues as a publicly traded company.
Rosa is an author, journalist and editor, a generalist by trade and inclination, as well as a writer, teacher, talk-show host, and pundit. She's written for many major US and Canadian publications on topics ranging from baby food to global economics. Her clients include Time magazine, Fortune magazine, Forbes, Genpact, the Globe and Mail and many others. She particularly enjoys investigating the ways in which the history of her craft informs and shapes its future.
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