Vareto Launches Its Vareto Visionaries Community; Strengthens Leadership Team With VP of Sales Hire to Accelerate Growth

Founding members of the finance community include Jason Child, Mark Hawkins, and Jeff Epstein; Conor Dragomanovich joins from Productboard

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., February 01, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vareto, the modern FP&A software platform for strategic finance teams, today launched the new Vareto Visionaries community for finance leaders. Founding members include former Oracle CFO Jeff Epstein, Arm CFO Jason Child, former Salesforce CFO Mark Hawkins, and Klaviyo VP of Treasury and Payroll Stefanie Layne.

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Finance leaders at a Vareto Visionaries community dinner. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Vareto Visionaries community provides established and up-and-coming finance leaders with a private forum to exchange advice with their peers, connect with each other, and attend exclusive in-person and virtual events. Vareto Visionaries offers a place where finance leaders can discuss various topics such as industry trends, building teams, partnering with business leaders, and tried-and-true advice for career growth. Joining the community is by application only, with a screening process designed to maintain the community's standards and engagement among members.

"People are at the center of Vareto," said Kat Orekhova, CEO of Vareto. "We want to bring finance leaders together to have real, meaningful interactions in an authentic community."

"Community is about bringing people together and riding this roller coaster we call ‘a career,’" said Stefanie Layne. "Sometimes you barrel down at hyperspeed with arms joyfully stretched into the air. Sometimes you need that hand to hold while you climb that slow and treacherous slope. Regardless of where you are on this ride, it's important to surround yourself with a community of supporters."

"We have to constantly be learning and pushing and stretching and refactoring, and even if we're best, we're not done," said Mark Hawkins. "I took that approach with my job as a CFO. I networked with other CFOs. I was constantly trying to be a learner as well as a sharer and a giver back to the CFO community. That’s so important."

In addition to the launch of the Vareto Visionaries community, Vareto also announced the hiring of Conor Dragomanovich as the Vice President of Sales. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Commercial Sales at Productboard, a market-leading product management software platform. As the first account executive at Productboard, Conor played a critical role in scaling the sales organization from 3 to 30 and growing revenue by 500%.

"Conor is a proven sales leader with a track record of driving revenue growth through deep customer relationships," said Lalit Singh, President of Vareto. "He brings to Vareto a wealth of knowledge of how to build and lead top-performing sales teams. He is also the type of leader our customers deserve — someone who understands the pressures that modern finance teams face and cares deeply about helping them be successful."

"We've entered a period wherein efficiency and operational rigor are more critical than ever — and a collective, real-time understanding of financial and operating metrics is essential for leaders to make better decisions," said Conor. "Vareto is leading the way in providing finance leaders and their business partners the tools they need to run the company together more effectively."

In its recent G2 Winter 2023 Grid® reports, G2 awarded Vareto two "High Performer" badges for mid-market and overall in the Corporate Performance Management software category. These badges are exclusively based on in-depth user reviews submitted on Customers praised Vareto on G2 for its ease of use and the quality of support.

More than 80 million people use G2 reviews each year to make informed software purchase decisions. "Rankings on G2 reports are based on data provided to us by real software buyers," said Sara Rossio, Chief Product Officer at G2. "Potential buyers know they can trust these insights when researching and selecting software because they’re rooted in vetted, verified, and authentic reviews."

If you’re a finance professional looking to build strong relationships with colleagues in your field, apply for the Vareto Visionaries community here:

To learn more about Vareto’s modern FP&A solution, customers, and career opportunities, visit:

About Vareto

Vareto is the leading FP&A platform that enables finance teams and their business partners to focus on high-impact, strategic work throughout the business planning, forecasting, and reporting process. Vareto is backed by Menlo Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and more than 100 angel investors, including Asana COO Anne Raimondi, Gainsight CFO Alka Tandon, former Meta CFO Dave Wehner, and Affirm CFO Michael Linford.

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