The former treasurer of Tableau Software on what questions today’s treasurers need to ask before investing in tech solutions.
In a treasury career that includes positions at Microsoft, Itron and Tableau Software—where he built treasury from scratch—Ed Barrie has made it his mission to dive deep into how corporate finance teams can better leverage technology to connect to data, analyze it and extract insights that drive strategic decisions.
- In the interview below with NeuGroup CEO Joseph Neu, Mr. Barrie does what he did for years as a NeuGroup member: shares his valuable knowledge of systems and data analytics with other finance professionals, recommending several key questions treasurers need to ask themselves when evaluating tech solutions.
- You’ll also hear Mr. Barrie’s insights on the challenges facing legacy treasury management systems going up against cloud-based solutions as well as his thoughts on why internal IT departments don’t—and perhaps shouldn’t—prioritize treasury projects and internal financial systems.
Please be on the lookout for future portions of Mr. Barrie’s interview, including details of his latest tech endeavor: Treasury4, a fintech he cofounded where he serves as chief product officer and treasurer.