SVAFP, A NON-PROFIT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION, DEDICATED TO SERVING THE NEEDS OF TREASURY AND FINANCE PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS AT ALL STAGES OF THEIR CAREER BY PROVIDING SERVICES IN NETWORKING, EDUCATION, AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT.
Dear Silicon Valley Association for Finance Professionals; we are in a challenging time and we hope you and your families are well. As your Silicon Valley Partner in the Treasury and Finance industry we will continue to provide you with the opportunities to investigate current topics, future horizons and emergent processes towards a bright 2020 and beyond. The SVAFP Board of Directors has reshuffled the 2020 agenda based on cancellation of SF Treasury Symposium to maximize this COVID-19 year by...
Membership Drive 2020-2021
As a member of our organization and our Board of Directors we want to continue to inspire your engagement, support your professional continuing education and maintain your membership. With your membership we can continue to provide this energizing and uniting opportunity to our Treasury and Financial Professionals primarily working in and out of the California Bay Area and Peninsula. As we gain a firm understanding of the remainder of 2020, we will roll out updated Corporate Membership Incentives, Returning Member Incentives and New Member Incentives in anticipation of 2021.
A Membership Credit towards 2021 will be applied for those of you who have paid for 2020 due to planned cancellation of luncheons. The amount of the credit will be determined later this year as our TREASURER captures a firm understanding of change in SVAFP expense and future budget planning. Our MEMBERSHIP CHAIR will send an announcement once determined
● PRESIDENT – SHYAM "SEAN" PANCHAL, FINANCIAL OFFICER AT FIRST MAGANSON HOLDINGS INC
● VICE PRESIDENT – PATRICK MUN
● TREASURER - JESSIE TAKAHASHI, LEAD TREASURY ANALYST AT INTUIT
● SECRETARY – JACQUELINE PAGANO, CTP, TREASURY MANAGER AT LOGITECH
● SPEAKER CHAIR – CHRISTOPHER RICE, VP COMMERCIAL BANKING AT BANK OF THE WEST
● COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR – PETER MORRIS, TREASURY CONSULTANT
● MEMBERSHIP CHAIR – CAROLYN COX, SR. VICE PRESIDENT AT U.S. BANK
SVAFP Speaker Lineup
2020 began with a thought provoking “In Depth Economic Outlook”. It was an engaging and insightful discussion lead by the Chief Economist of Bank of the West BNP Paribas. February, we had an inspiring conversation regarding “Structuring a Corporate Investment Program” from an experienced corporate practitioner treasurer turned founder. In March, April and May we took the action to cancel those luncheons due to Santa Clara County Shelter in Place Ordinance. As the “New Normal” unfolds with consideration for “Social Distancing Guidelines”, we will resume our regular 2020 programming via Video Conferencing Platform.
Transitioning from our “Luncheon Speaker Series” to our “Remote Speaker Series” we will seek to partner with Treasury and Finance Professionals to provide a wide breadth and depth of topics.
● JUNE 9TH 2020 - ENSURING A SUCCESSFUL TREASURY TECHNOLOGY IMPLEMENTATION
● JULY 14TH 2020 -THE FUTURE OF TREASURY TECHNOLOGY (AI, API, BD, BI,DL RPA, XML)
● AUGUST 11TH 2020 - TREASURY RESPONSIVENESS
● FALL 2020 - TBD
As we advance towards a “Remote Speaker Series” your voice is critical with regards to member experience, please connect with our VICE PRESIDENT. We will keep you posted in advance so that you can ensure your device can operate the Video Conference platform. Ideally, we will seek to operate on a standard platform such as ZOOM. Please contact the SPEAKER CHAIR if you are interested in speaking or have a topic of interest.