On-Demand Presentation

Protect Margins and Cut Costs with Centralized, Optimized, Daily FX Processes

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Time: 2pm ET | 11am PT
Cost: FREE

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Protecting margins in global operations is increasingly challenging in today’s volatile currency markets. In Q1 2013, multinational corporates reported an average of $.03 EPS impact from FX - that’s 3x the industry benchmark of $.01 EPS.

Explore how Tech Data’s Treasury leadership team took their FX program from good to great with a centralized, daily process that:

  • Leverages cloud analytics to increase ROI for SAP, SAP Treasury and FXall
  • Aggregates and nets country-level trades at an enterprise level
  • Cuts transaction costs by at least 50% while protecting margins

Understand how global currency markets are impacting corporate earnings and EPS – and what you can do to protect your company from volatility.

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Overview of FX Market Drivers and Their Impact on Multinational Corporates
Andy Gage, VP of Strategic Market Development at FiREapps

Best Practices for Enterprise-Level FX Trade Aggregation and Netting
Chuck Dannewitz, SVP, Treasurer at Tech Data
Scott Walker, VP, Assistant Treasurer at Tech Data
Shara Szirtes, Director of Treasury at Tech Data

Panel Discussion:
Leveraging Cloud Services to Bring Innovation to Corporate Treasury and Finance


Featured Speakers:

Charles V. Dannewitz
  • Charles V. Dannewitz
  • Senior Vice President, Treasurer
  • Tech Data
Charles Dannewitz is Senior Vice President, Treasurer of Tech Data Corporation where he oversees the company’s Treasury, Tax, Investor Relations and Shareholder Services functions. Prior to joining the company in 1995, Mr. Dannewitz was employed by Price Waterhouse for 13 years, where he progressed to the position of tax partner. He holds a B.S in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Scott Walker
  • Scott Walker
  • Vice President, Assistant Treasurer
  • Tech Data
Scott Walker is Vice President, Assistant Treasurer of Tech Data Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s corporate treasury and worldwide financial risk management functions. Prior to joining Tech Data in 2010, Mr. Walker was employed by Jabil Circuit Inc., for seven years where he progressed to the positions of Senior Director of Corporate Finance and Treasury, and Controller for the company’s start-up Clean Tech division. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Vermont.

Shara Szirtes
  • Shara Szirtes
  • Director, European Treasury
  • Tech Data
Shara Szirtes is Director of Treasury at Tech Data, where she manages and executes central treasury functions, including bank relationship management, foreign exchange operations, cash management operations and working capital optimization, forecasts and planning for the company’s European region. Prior to joining the company in 2010, Ms. Szirtes was employed by Jabil Circuit, Inc. for 5 years and with HiTech Electronic Displays for 6 years. She holds degrees in Accounting from University of Tampa, and Networking Technologies from St. Petersburg College.

Andrew Gage
  • Andrew Gage
  • Vice President, Strategic Market Development
  • FiREapps

Andy Gage is Vice President of Strategic Market Development at FiREapps where he advises corporations, consulting firms and business partners on a wide range of foreign exchange exposure management topics and emerging industry best practices. Prior to his tenure at FiREapps, Andy has held management positions at Cyclone Commerce, Deloitte Consulting and Syntex Pharmaceuticals. Andy holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Texas, at Austin.

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