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Nitro Appoints New CFO and CMO to Accelerate Growth of Document Productivity Platform

Nitro Appoints New CFO and CMO to Accelerate Growth of Document Productivity Platform

Former BlueVine and Imperva executives join global leadership team at Nitro Software

Nitro Software (ASX: NTO), a global document productivity company, today announced the expansion of its executive leadership team with the appointment of Ana Sirbu as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Maria Robinson as the company’s first Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

“We’re thrilled to welcome two world-class leaders to the Nitro executive team. We’re excited to gain Ana’s deep financial expertise and strong growth and commercial acumen, as well as Maria’s invaluable SaaS experience and proven track record driving customer acquisition,” said Sam Chandler, founder and CEO of Nitro.

Sirbu most recently served as CFO of BlueVine, a fintech startup providing a leading banking platform specifically designed for small businesses. She fueled the company’s rapid growth and spearheaded its capital markets strategy leading them through three equity funding rounds and raising over $800 million in debt and equity financing. Prior to BlueVine, Sirbu was a technology investor at Capital G, Google’s growth investing arm, and at Silver Lake Partners. She was named one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in Financial Technology in 2020 and was recognized by the Women in Fintech Powerlist in 2017.

“It is an exciting time to join Nitro and drive together with the team our customers’ journey of productivity software adoption and use. It is a privilege to join a global company so focused on its customers’ experience and driving value for its customers, especially in the current economic climate. I look forward to working with the team to further drive the growth of our business and to provide even more value to our customers and shareholders,” said Sirbu.

Robinson is a Silicon Valley native, with more than 20 years of experience successfully building and scaling teams through innovative use of digital, data-driven, growth

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Disney Splits Media And Entertainment Businesses To Accelerate DTC Strategy

Disney Splits Media And Entertainment Businesses To Accelerate DTC Strategy

(RTTNews) – Walt Disney Co. is reorganizing its media and entertainment businesses aiming to accelerate its direct-to-consumer or DTC strategy following the significant success of its streaming service Disney+.

Bob Chapek, Walt Disney Chief Executive Officer, said, “Managing content creation distinct from distribution will allow us to be more effective and nimble in making the content consumers want most, delivered in the way they prefer to consume it. …. our newly centralized global distribution team will focus on delivering and monetizing that content in the most optimal way across all platforms, including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and the coming Star international streaming service.”

In a statement, the company stated that its media and entertainment businesses will be separated into creative engines, as well as Media and Entertainment Distribution Group that will focus on commercialization and distribution activities.

Media and Entertainment Distribution group will be responsible for all monetization of content, both distribution and ad sales. It will also oversee operations of the company’s streaming services, and will have sole P&L accountability for Disney’s media and entertainment businesses. The unit will be headed by Kareem Daniel, formerly President, Consumer Products, Games and Publishing.

The new structure is effective immediately, and the company expects to transition to financial reporting under the new structure in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products will continue to operate under its existing structure.

Under the new structure, the company’s creative engines will focus on developing and producing original content for the company’s streaming services, as well as for legacy platforms. The three content creation groups will be Studios Content, General Entertainment Content, and ESPN and Sports Content.

Studios Content will include the content engines of The Walt Disney Studios, including Disney live action and Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios,

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Mastercard forms alliance to accelerate financial inclusion in Latam | Business | English edition

Mastercard forms alliance to accelerate financial inclusion in Latam | Business | English edition

Mastercard announced on Thursday an alliance with five leading financial services and technology companies in Latin America to accelerate digital and financial inclusion in a region where almost half of the adult population is unbanked.

“It is an unprecedented private sector agreement,” Kiki del Valle, Senior Vice President, Digital Partnerships, Mastercard Latin America and Caribbean, told Efe in reference to the “Tech for Good Partnership” alliance stemming from the company’s long-standing commitment to financial inclusion.

Del Valle said the multinational is guided by its principle that “doing good has positive results for business,” and added that she believed financial inclusion benefits society, as it strengthens the formal economy and creates job opportunities.

“Technology has the power to change the reality of millions of people and companies that are not prepared to face current challenges,” said Carlo Enrico, president of Mastercard Latin America and the Caribbean.

Enrico stressed the importance of uniting “the best minds, resources and efforts with a singular focus: to build an inclusive economy in the region. This can be a game changer for many.”

Mastercard sought this joint effort with Bancolombia, Banco Galicia and Citibanamex, and the fintech companies Mercado Libre and PayPal, aware that the private sector needs to and can do more to drive innovation for those outside the financial system.

They will pool their technology and knowledge so that no one is left behind in the digital economy, said Del Valle.

It also frees thousands of people from having to rely on non-formal moneylenders and remittance services, she added.

According to data from 2017, 45% of the Latin American adult population, which is equivalent to 200 or 220 million people, did not have bank accounts.

Only Africa has a lower bankarization rate.

AN ALLIANCE FOR GOOD

Although it has its own independent entity, the

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HighRadius Adds New Leader to Accelerate Fintech Adoption for Clients

HighRadius Adds New Leader to Accelerate Fintech Adoption for Clients

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 9, 2020–

HighRadius, a fintech enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company specializing in automating the order-to-cash and treasury management processes, today announced the addition of Jared Lane as Vice President, Digital Transformation. Jared and his team, in collaboration with partners, will accelerate the adoption of HighRadius products to transform finance processes to deliver quantifiable business results.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201009005093/en/

HighRadius adds New Leader to Accelerate Fintech Adoption for Clients (Photo: Business Wire)

Jared brings over 20 years of experience in helping the C-suite at Global 2000 companies modernize their back-office tech stack. Prior to joining HighRadius, Jared was Chief of Staff, Worldwide Sales for Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions. Jared holds a bachelor’s degree in Information and Operations Management from Texas A&M University.

“CFOs are fast-tracking their finance digital transformation initiatives in this uncertain economy,” said Sashi Narahari, President and CEO of HighRadius. “I’m thrilled to have Jared join the team to support our 500+ clients to adopt HighRadius technology to drive operational efficiency and insights.”

“I am excited to join the HighRadius team and help to build on the solid foundation developed over the last decade,” Jared said. “HighRadius is perfectly positioned to help its clients transform their business for better customer experience and thrive in the ever-changing business and market conditions.”

About HighRadius Corporation

HighRadius is a Fintech enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that leverages Artificial Intelligence-based Autonomous Systems to help companies automate Accounts Receivable and Treasury processes. The HighRadius® Integrated Receivables platform reduces cycle times in your order-to-cash process through automation of receivables and payments processes across credit, electronic billing and payment processing, cash application, deductions, and collections. HighRadius® Treasury Management Applications help teams achieve touchless cash management, accurate cash forecasting and seamless bank reconciliation. Powered by the Rivana ™

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