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Expert advice and insight from leaders in business and sport. 

Join Susan Spence, President and Co-Founder of SoftCo, as she meets with leaders from both Business and Sport to learn about themselves, their experiences, and the realities of managing change in organizations of all types and sizes.

Leading High Performance Teams with Katie Mullan

Join Daragh Byrne, CMO, SoftCo for Episode 7 of the Leaders Series as he chats with Olympian Katie Mullan, Captain of Ireland Women’s Hockey Team. In 2018 Katie captained the Ireland team that defied the odds to make it all the way to the final of the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup. In this episode, Katie discusses the skills needed to lead a high performance team, what it takes to create a winning mentality and how to motivate team mates through the highs and lows of international competition.

Tackling Uncontrolled Spend with Amar Shah

Join Susan for Episode 6 as she meets with Amar Shah, Chief Financial Officer at RJ O’Brien. R.J. O’Brien & Associates, LLC is the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States. In this episode Susan and Amar discuss the challenges that uncontrolled spend can have on an organization and how an innovative automation strategy can help in addressing such issues.

AP Automation – Backbone not Backoffice

Join Susan for Episode 5 as she meets with Jamie Radford, Founder of the Accounts Payable Association. The Accounts Payable Association is a leading community for AP professionals, focused on personal improvement and career progression. In this episode, Susan and Jamie discuss how AP Automation has transformed the AP Department from a backoffice function into the backbone of an organization’s Finance Department.

Automation Strategy for Growth with Brian Conneely

Join Susan for Episode 4 as she meets with Brian Conneely, Financial Director of Chadwicks Group. Chadwicks Group are Ireland’s leading builders’ merchanting company, operating with 50 stores and over 1,300 colleagues across the country. In this episode, Susan and Brian discuss the automation strategy for the business in dealing with unprecedented growth over the last number of years.

Leadership and Management with Ronan O’Gara

Join Susan for the 3rd episode of the Leaders Series, as she meets with Ronan O’Gara, Head Coach at La Rochelle Rugby and former record breaking Ireland Rugby International. In this fascinating episode, Susan and Ronan discuss “Leadership and Management” with Ronan giving an insight into what he has learnt from managing elite athletes at the highest level in both hemisphere’s.

How Automation Positively impacts AP Teams with Caroline Adams

Join Susan for Episode 2 as she meets with Caroline Adams, a Top 100 AP Influencer who has a wealth of experience in Finance Operations, AP Automation, AR and Payments to discuss “How Automation Positively impacts AP Teams”. In this episode straight-talking Caroline Adams discusses the day-to-day issues AP Teams encounter and how automation can solve these real-world problems.

Transforming the Finance Function with Eileen Wynne

In our first episode, Susan chats with Eileen Wynne, a Senior Finance executive with over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing sector. Eileen was most recently the Chief Accounting Officer of Analog Devices, Inc. – a Fortune 500, multi-national, $45 billion market capitalization semiconductor manufacturing company where she was responsible for digital transformation, managing mergers and acquisitions, company restructurings, debt financings and M&A integration.

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