Vena Solutions Announces Keynote Speakers for Vena Nation Week


Renowned industry thought leaders will cover important aspects of how businesses can plan for today and tomorrow  

TORONTO - April 16, 2020 – Vena Solutions, provider of the platform that connects people, process and technology to propel integrated business planning, today announced keynote speakers for the upcoming Vena Nation week virtual conference and learning experience, starting Tuesday, May 12. Accompanying Vena executive speakers will be Alex Banayan, best-selling author of The Third Door, Ryan Patel, global business executive and board member at Drucker School of Management, and Jack McCullough, founder and president of the CFO Leadership Council, who will share their expertise to help business leaders and finance and operations professionals plan through unprecedented times. 

Organizations need strong leadership to thrive in today’s rapidly changing business landscape. Each keynote session will offer unique insights on a variety of areas, including growth and innovation, the secrets of rockstar CFOs and business continuity planning and strategy to help Vena Nation week attendees confidently plan for today and tomorrow. Keynote session details are as follows:

Ryan Patel, world-renowned authority on global business, political economy and corporate governance, will discuss his predictions and outlook on the economy, and what business leaders can do to navigate the road ahead during his keynote on Tuesday, May 12. Patel’s session will be followed by a 20-minute fireside chat with Vena Solutions CEO Hunter Madeley, and a Q&A.

Jack McCullough, founder and president of the CFO Leadership Council, chair of the MIT Sloan CFO Summit and author of Secrets of Rockstar CFOs, will present on what he’s learned from conversations with more than 40 elite CFOs, from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 50 multinationals, sharing what they do differently and revealing their secrets for success. This keynote is set for Wednesday, May 13 and McCullough will also participate in a panel discussion moderated by Vena COO, Tina Goulbourne, on integrated business planning.

Alex Banayan, the best-selling author of The Third Door, will be the final keynote on Thursday, May 14, discussing what he’s learned from Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and dozens more of the world's most successful business leaders about the skills needed to maintain a growth mindset even in the most uncertain times. Banayan will also be conducting a live and interactive Q&A and virtual book signing following his presentation.

“Our goal is to continue to support business leaders and finance and operations professionals as they plan for today and tomorrow," said Hunter Madeley, CEO at Vena Solutions. “As part of our commitment, we are working to bring together the best of Vena and industry speakers to share learnings and best practices for leadership, process and technology that they can use to navigate the road ahead.”

Vena Nation week supports business leaders and finance and operations professionals with the continued learning and development opportunities they need to navigate the challenges of today and tomorrow, delivered through comprehensive and rich content experiences during a completely free, digital conference week.

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About Vena Solutions:

Vena Solutions connects business to finance and finance to strategy to help companies drive success with more effective planning. Customers choose Vena for its renowned ease of use, powerful reporting and analytics and connected platform of applications covering the full spectrum of FP&A and more—from account reconciliation and budgeting to scenario modeling, analytics and consolidation. More than 800 of the world's smartest companies rely on Vena to measure and learn from their past performance and to plan confidently for a successful future. For more information, visit: