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Treasury 4’s Mission: Unlock the Power of Data for Finance Teams

By March 28, 2024No Comments

Fintech founders Ed Barrie, Steve Helmbrecht and Nathan Brown explain what compelled them to reunite.

The most sophisticated finance and treasury teams are ahead of the curve in turning heaps of data into actionable insights, often with the aid of visualization tools that tell a story better than just facts and figures. A fintech called Treasury4 wants to make data-driven decision-making more accessible than ever for corporates of any size.

In the newest episode of NeuGroup’s Strategic Finance Lab podcast—available now on Apple and Spotify, and sponsored by Treasury4—NeuGroup founder and CEO Joseph Neu speaks with the fintech’s three founders about how the company’s software solutions can help treasurers and other finance professionals make better use of data.

Ed Barrie, Chief Product Officer

One of the founders and Treasury4’s chief product officer is a longtime friend of NeuGroup and a former member of several of our peer groups: Ed Barrie. As Mr. Neu says, Mr. Barrie has treasury—and deep knowledge of treasury technology—in his DNA. In the podcast, you’ll hear Mr. Barrie say while companies may not use identical systems, they’re dealing with lots of similar data and systems.

  • “So Instead of having these separate siloed systems where you have to go struggle to get that data out of, are there better ways to be able to integrate it to drive better understanding, better visibility and transparency for the organization?” he asks. (Yes is the answer!)
  • Mr. Barrie has shared his extensive expertise on how treasury teams can leverage technology and data with peers throughout his career. That includes stints in treasury at Microsoft, Tableau Software and Itron, which provides technology solutions to utilities.
Steve Helmbrecht
President & CEO
Nathan Brown
Chief Analytics Officer

Itron is where Mr. Barrie met his two co-founders. Steve Helmbrecht, former EVP and CFO at Itron, is president and CEO of Treasury4. Another Itron veteran who has extensive finance and treasury experience, Nathan Brown, is the fintech’s chief analytics officer—and a former NeuGroup member.

Treasury4 currently has two modules available: Entity4, a legal entity management tool which covers all aspects of a company’s entity data for treasury, tax, legal and other functions; and Cash4, which automates daily balance and transaction reporting to enable improved decision-making.

  • Two other modules are in development: Forecast4, which consolidates data from external systems to drive more precise cash flow forecasting; and Payments4, a secure payments hub that facilitates treasury wire payments via APIs.

Please listen to the podcast now to hear the three founders discuss these tools, as well as Treasury4’s journey from inception—with a vision tracing back to Mr. Barrie’s experience as treasurer at Tableau, where he embarked on a mission to unravel the intricacies of treasury data.

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