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FinancialForce Overview

San Francisco, CA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
2009
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
FinancialForce delivers the #1 professional services automation (PSA) and the only customer-centric ERP solution. We accelerate business value with comprehensive best practices and the most intelligent analytics—all on the leading business cloud platform from ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Why do half of these Top 10 Cloud Companies run their services with FinancialForce? Because we are: *Native to the cloud, just like them

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FinancialForce – Why Work With Us?


Visit our FinancialForce Careers Page to find out more about where we are hiring around the globe!  

Helping Service Economy companies free the back office

The Service Economy has driven the acceleration of business models based on usage, subscriptions, projects, tangible goods, and more complex combination of all. These models fundamentally change both back-office and front-office processes and how they work together to deliver value. The back office is obsolete, now merged with the front office, revenue growth is optimized over cost, and customer engagement rather than supply-side optimization dominates. We believe FinancialForce built on the Salesforce customer-engagement, cloud platform is at the forefront of delivering value for Service Economy companies.

Founded in 2009, and headquartered in San Francisco, FinancialForce delivers the #1 professional services automation (PSA) and the only customer-centric ERP solution. We accelerate business value with comprehensive best practices and the most intelligent analytics—all on the leading business cloud platform from Salesforce. FinancialForce is backed by Advent International, Salesforce Ventures, and Technology Crossover Ventures.

We do great things as One Team

Acting as One Team is the backbone of everything we do. No silos, no decisions made in a vacuum. In support of achieving collective success, we hire the best, foster a culture of collaboration, and celebrate together when we win. We think this has really paid off, but don’t just take our word: check out the awards we have received. If this kind of environment resonates with you, we invite you to join the awesome global team we call FinancialForce. Click here to learn more and see all our current open opportunities!

Leadership

Tod Nielsen – President and CEO

Tod Nielsen is the President and CEO of FinancialForce. Formerly the Executive Vice President of Platform at Salesforce, Tod joined FinancialForce in January 2017, bringing his deep understanding of cloud platforms and extensive experience taking technology companies beyond the billion dollar revenue mark. Prior to his role at Salesforce, Tod redefined Heroku’s enterprise strategy as the Chief Executive Officer, significantly accelerating its growth. As the Co-President of Applications Platform Group and Chief Operating Officer at VMware, their market cap increased 9-fold to more than 50 billion dollars.

Tod has held additional high profile positions throughout his career. Prior to VMware, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Borland Corporation where he successfully rebuilt the organization and quadrupled the company’s revenue. Earlier, Tod served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Sales Support for Oracle and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for BEA Systems. Prior to BEA, he spent 12 years growing Microsoft cloud and development offerings in various executive roles, including General Manager of Database and Developer Tools and Vice President of Microsoft's Platform group, where he was responsible for the development of .NET and Azure platforms.


Gordy Brooks - Chief Financial Officer

Gordy Brooks is the Chief Financial Officer at FinancialForce overseeing global finances and operations. Gordy joins FinancialForce with more than two decades of senior financial leadership experience at notable companies, serving as CFO of Blue Coat Systems and holding other senior finance positions at VMware and BEA Systems. Most recently as CFO of Citrix GetGo, he was responsible for orchestrating the spin-out of the GoTo SaaS product division and successful merger with LogMeIn (LOGM).


Tony Kender - Chief Revenue Officer

Tony Kender is Chief Revenue Officer at FinancialForce, responsible for developing and managing strategies to accelerate and scale global revenue. With more than three decades of experience in applications software business, Tony is a recognized leader in creating and leading high performance go-to-market organizations, having been responsible for sales, global marketing and channels teams across all industries and selling motions. Before joining FinancialForce, Tony was with Oracle’s Human Capital Management (HCM) organization, holding roles as SVP & General Manager, North America HCM Sales, Global HCM Sales Strategy and SVP for HCM Global Strategic Customers. In these roles, Tony led the HCM Enterprise go-to-market sales strategy and execution, transforming the organization from on-premises offerings to the cloud SaaS offerings.


Daniel Brown - Chief Product Officer 

Daniel Brown is Chief Product Officer at FinancialForce and is responsible for guiding the company’s product strategy to deliver on its ambitious growth plans and expanding the size and scope of the product development organization.

Dan joins FinancialForce with over 25 years of business software and SaaS solutions experience, including 15 years at Microsoft Corporation. Dan’s most recent Microsoft role was General Manager of Corporate Strategy, where he led the company’s internal digital transformation strategy.



Mike Ni - Chief Marketing Officer

Michael Ni is Chief Marketing Officer at FinancialForce, focused on accelerating adoption of FinancialForce’s offerings to help organizations achieve digital transformation and customer-centric business models. Ni oversees all aspects of FinanicialForce’s global marketing efforts, including marketing strategies and analytics, customer insights, demand generation and brand growth.

Ni brings more than 25 years of experience building businesses and leading marketing and strategy for some of the world’s most successful enterprise technology companies spanning cloud services, consumer packaged goods, media, and eCommerce.

Prior to FinancialForce, Michael was CMO for RichRelevance. He drove global revenue growth and pivoted the company from an applications tool provider to become the world’s leading AI personalization platform, strengthening demand and install-base growth.

Prior to RichRelevance, Ni served as CMO of Avangate, a payments and subscription billing platform provider, where he helped triple the company’s customer base, grew revenue 6X in 4 years, and delivered 18 quarters of consecutive growth. Other previous roles include executive positions in strategy, marketing and product at Oracle, PeopleSoft, Intapp, and Amdocs.

Ni received an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master’s degree in engineering from Stanford University, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from MIT.


Melissa Fruge - Chief Legal Officer

As Chief Legal Officer, Melissa Fruge manages all global legal matters for FinancialForce. Fuge brings a proven track record of achieving strategic business goals while reducing risks, developing key policies and processes, and driving worldwide regulatory and legal compliance. She has also specialized in complex transactions, including IPOs, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Prior to joining FinancialForce, Melissa was Vice President of Legal for OYO Hotels Inc., the fastest growing hotel company in the world with over 22,000 employees. As General Counsel for Brandless, Inc, Melissa oversaw strategy and led all legal matters including compliance for the venture-backed e-commerce company. Previously, she was Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Spredfast, Inc., overseeing the legal team and compliance, and working with SaaS subscriptions, partner agreements, cybersecurity and data protection, and intellectual property. As SVP and General Counsel at Homeaway, Melissa led all legal, regulatory and governance aspects of the company’s $250M IPO, negotiated 24 acquisitions worldwide and led the $3.9B sale of HomeAway to Expedia. She also served as VP, General Counsel and Secretary for Borland Software Corporation.

Melissa serves on numerous boards and is a regular speaker on corporate legal topics. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Southern California, and a Juris Doctorate, Certificate in International Law, from Santa Clara University School of Law. Melissa was admitted to the California and Texas bar associations.


Jonathan Schoonmaker - Chief People Officer

Jonathan Schoonmaker is the Senior Vice President of Employee Success at FinancialForce. A thirty-year veteran of human resources for some of Silicon Valley’s biggest enterprise brands, Schoonmaker has held senior executive positions with companies such as Sophos, Hewlett Packard (HP), VMware, Borland Group and Business Objects (SAP).

Jonathan has a proven track record in developing high-quality employee programs and internal HR processes that meet the needs of high-growth, diverse organizations. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Hewlett Packard’s Enterprise and Imaging Print and Solutions group, Jonathan supported more than 60,000 employees worldwide, reimaging company-wide best practices and talent management.


 

 Founders: 

Debbie Aston - Founder & Senior Vice President, Strategic Customer Experience

Debbie Ashton is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Customer Experience and a Founder of FinancialForce. Debbie has been instrumental in the growth and ongoing success of the FinancialForce business. In her current role, Debbie’s mission is to work with our customers to understand their journey, ensure they maximize the value they derive from our solutions and enhance the overall customer experience.

As an ERP expert with over 25 years experience she has worked on the some of the industries leading ERP platforms. From the inception of FinancialForce Debbie has been in senior leadership positions including product strategy and development, global support and customer success.

 

Career Benefits

Besides getting the opportunity to work at one of the most respected and fastest growing companies in the world, here's a look at what’s in store for you:

US Employee Benefits
  • Competitive salaries
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage 
  • Voluntary employee, spouse and child life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Commuter benefits
  • Generous vacation, holiday, sick day allocations
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Bonus and sales variable plans
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Onsite training programs
  • Industry specific training and certifications
  • Participation in FinancialForce4Good volunteer program 
  • Access to conferences and expos
UK Employee Benefits
  • Competitive salaries
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Income protection programs
  • Flexible working schedules
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee assistance program
  • 25 days/ year holiday (goes up to 30)
  • Retirement plan
  • Bonus and sales variable plans
  • Onsite training programs
  • Industry specific training and certifications
  • Participation in FinancialForce4Good volunteer program 
  • Access to conferences and expos
Spanish Employee Benefits
  • Competitive salaries
  • Optional flexible retribution system (COMPENSA)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible working schedules
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retirement plan
  • Bonus and sales variable plans
  • Onsite training programs
  • Industry specific training and certifications
  • Indoor bicycle parking space
  • 10% discount on local shops and El Corte Inglés travel agency
  • Participation in FinancialForce4Good volunteer program
  • Onsite kitchen
  • Access to conferences and expos

Become a force for good with FinancialForce4Good.

Our Vision

FinancialForce4Good works to address social causes in our communities and improve the lives of others by harnessing the talents, passions, and generosity of FinancialForce employees, partners, and customers.

Our Pledge

FinancialForce has formally “taken the pledge” to commit at least 1% of our employee time to the community. Since our founding in 2010 this has been a goal of ours, but we wanted to formalize this commitment via Pledge1Percent.org not only to celebrate our current efforts, but also to collaborate with other pledged members to grow our Pledge of 1% to equity, profit, and/or product.

Our Committment

We believe that we are better when we work together. We live this out every day with our customers, partners, and employees. Within FinancialForce4Good, our diverse and employee-driven all-volunteer governing council lives out this same value by providing our colleagues and nonprofit partners the resources to maximize their collective impact. We are also committed to our nonprofit customers via nonprofits.financialforce.com.

 

Making FinancialForce a great place to work for everyone, everywhere.

Initially launched as a grassroots effort by a few passionate employees, FF4Inclusion has grown into FinancialForce's company-wide diversity and inclusion program, focused on welcoming traditionally excluded or marginalized individuals into the core of our culture. We're committed to proactively partnering with customers and communities through professional and educational programs to make the world a better place for everyone to work and live.

 

 

FinancialForce Reviews

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    I have been working at FinancialForce full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    FinancialForce has new exec leadership that has the company focused on a well thought out strategy and is executing well. The product portfolio in on track, and relationship with Salesforce provides immense opportunity to drive success.

    Cons

    The company is limited by the number of resources and amount of time in the day - the opportunity is huge.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on track.

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FinancialForce Photos

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FinancialForce Interviews

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    Graduate Content Creator Interview

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at FinancialForce (Harrogate, England) in March 2020.

    Interview

    The interview I attended was in 2 or 3 stages to recruit graduates for the next round of intake. The first stage being a telephone interview, the second the assessment centre and the third was merely an informal chat with some of the managers.

    The assessment centre itself was quite extensive, and although you knew it was competitive it also had elements of group work that actually made it feel less pressured and more cooperative. This took place virtually due to the current lockdown efforts in the U.K., something I appreciated greatly. Not only because it showed that FF were clearly taking steps to protect staff, but because a lot of friends at university had had their interviews and assessment centres cancelled and it was a relief to know some companies were still making the effort to hire graduates.

    The managers and other staff members involved in the process were all extremely friendly, gave plenty of information and opportunities to provide feedback during the course of the interview, and I never had to wait to long to hear back about the next stage and eventually, if I’d been successful. During the assessment centre even though it was virtual we were also given plenty of opportunities to take a break which was well appreciated, and the tasks we took part in - tests, group work, and an individual interview were all varied enough that the time spent “at” the assessment centre flew by.

    All in all I believe it only took around 3 weeks from applying to being offered the position, which I was very happy to accept and I can’t wait to join the team and meet everyone properly in September!

    Interview Questions

    • Examples of the types of writing I’d done previously and if I was familiar with any creative software in particular.   1 Answer
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FinancialForce Awards & Accolades

  • OnDemand 100 Top Private Company, AlwaysOn Networks, 2013
  • Best Workplaces, Great Place to Work Institute UK, 2013
  • Global 250 Top Private Companies, AlwaysOn, 2013
  • The 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors of the Cloud 100, CRN, 2014
  • Best Cloud Accounting(Payroll/HR Solution), The Cloud Awards, 2014
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