Infor, the third-largest ERP provider, built its product line mostly through acquisitions. Phillips, a former Oracle executive, has invested heavily in R&D and built a platform that lets the company’s individual applications work together seamlessly.
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SVP, Product Management
Vandebroek led the development of SunGard’s AvantGard electronic bank account management (eBAM) solution and championed SunGard’s participation in SWIFT’s eBAM central utility pilot.
Rulemakers and lobbyists
Under the leadership of the former governor of Michigan, the Business Roundtable has been heavily involved in such key issues as corporate tax reform, the federal budget, derivatives regulations and proxy access.
International Accounting Standards Board
The former Dutch finance minister has the daunting task of pressing the U.S. and Japan, two of the world’s largest economies, to move away from their insular accounting standards and join 100 other nations in adopting International Financial Reporting Standards.
Mary John Miller
Undersecretary for Domestic Finance
Miller, who joined Treasury after a long career in fixed income at T. Rowe Price, is a key figure in the writing of regulations stemming from Dodd-Frank, including the Volcker Rule.
Federal Reserve Board
Tarullo, a former law professor, has become the central bank’s point person on its oversight of U.S. banks and other regulatory issues, such as the Volcker Rule.
Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.)
House Ways and Means Committee
The chair of the committee in charge of tax policy in the House is pushing for a reduction in corporate taxes to 25% in exchange for an end to the current welter of ever-changing credits and exemptions.
Minority Chief Tax Counsel and Deputy Staff Director
Senate Finance Committee
Prater served as staff director for the Super Committee, and while it failed to resolve the U.S.’s budget problems, we’ll be hearing more from Prater, especially if Republicans win a Senate majority this November.
International Monetary Fund
As French finance minister, Lagarde was a key player in helping France and Europe weather the global financial crisis. Now, as the first woman to head the IMF, she has taken a hard line on helping Greece out of its debt crisis.
Rousseff’s economic policies have helped contain inflationary pressures and positioned Brazil for long-term growth, making it one of the most attractive of the BRICs for foreign investors.
Blinder employed the phrase “fiscal cliff” in a March op-ed about the pinch the U.S. economy could feel in January from spending cuts and tax increases. The phrase, subsequently popularized by Fed Chairman Bernanke, heightened recognition of risks the nation faces on the fiscal front.
SVP, Business-Centered Systems
Casillas is a pioneer in the development of technology solutions aimed at delivering healthcare more efficiently and cost-effectively, particularly in the area of payments processing.
Rivlin, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and a member of the President’s Debt Commission, is working behind the scenes in Washington on efforts to whittle away at the federal deficit.
Partner, Corporate Governance
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Gregory, a leading authority on corporate governance, advises boards, senior executives and international organizations. She played a key role in drafting the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and advised the European Commission on corporate governance codes.
President's Council on Jobs and Competiveness
Former Fed chairman Volcker pushed what became known as the “Volcker Rule”—an effort to sever commercial and investment banking. Amid bitter opposition from banks, the rule is yet to take effect, though recent scandals have kept it, and Volcker, in play.