MADRID, SPAIN and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - June 21, 2016) - Cedric Bru, CEO of Taulia, the financial supply chain company, will be taking center stage at MoneyConf in Madrid today to share lessons he's learned with the international fintech community about scaling a global business. Today's keynote is a precursor to next week, when Taulia takes its highly successful Taulia Connect event international for the first time, hosting the conference in London on June 29.
As a Frenchman leading a technology company based in San Francisco, Bru is well poised to speak to the European audience about how companies can leverage their financial supply chains to form global business connections and drive growth. He originally joined Taulia to lead its sales team in 2013, and quickly rose through the ranks, taking over as CEO in March of 2015. Since joining the company, Bru has helped to more than double the top line, built valuable international partnerships, and maintained the company's 100 percent customer retention rate.
"I'm thrilled to share how we're helping customers transform their financial supply chains and how we build scale into everything we do with the European audiences at MoneyConf and Taulia Connect London," said Bru. "As a French national myself, I understand how much we have to learn from one another and the importance of doing business on a global scale in this connected economy. By collaborating and connecting in this way, we're truly powering worldwide economic growth."
Speakers at Taulia Connect London include executives from AstraZeneca, Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CCIM), IBM, Vodafone and others who will discuss fair payment for businesses, modernizing processes and optimizing working capital. The goal is for Taulia Connect to become an annual event in Europe, as it is in San Francisco, and plans are underway to bring the lessons and energy of Taulia Connect to other cities around the continent.
"Across Europe, governments are seeing fair payment terms between business as a key mechanism to unlock cash and further drive economic growth," said Philip King, co-chair of the UK Prompt Payment Code Advisory Council and chief executive of the CCIM. "Taulia Connect will help to enhance the knowledge of attendees about how they can incorporate financial supply chain strategies within their own organizations to create a collaborative dynamic where both buyers and suppliers win. In this way, European companies can achieve further competitive advantage on the global stage."
At MoneyConf, which kicks off later today, Bru will be joining thought leaders in the fintech space -- like Carlos Torres, CEO of BBVA, Carlos, Ann Cairns, president of international marketing at MasterCard, Jay Reinemann, executive director of Propel Venture Partners and Chris Newkirk, head of international at Capital One -- to speak about building a world-class, global team that is aligned around goals and values.
Scaling a business internationally is a topic Taulia is uniquely positioned to speak to working with 850,000 companies in 130 countries, managing $250B spend annually and helping them to grow their businesses by connecting them to Taulia's network of buyers and suppliers. Taulia was founded by four Germans, and maintains European offices in London; Dusseldorf, Germany; Sofia, Bulgaria; as well as in Austin, Texas and Park City, Utah.
About Taulia Connect
At Taulia Connect San Francisco in February, hundreds of attendees were represented from 13 countries, including Argentina, Canada, Denmark, India, South Africa, Switzerland and the U.S. Customers speaking included Agilent, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Coca-Cola Refreshments, Nissan, PayPal, PepCo, PG&E and Toyota. Suppliers who use the platform, such as Oil States International and Quickcuts Media, also gave presentations about how they use Taulia to gain visibility into their payments, stabilize cash flow and ultimately stay in business through tumultuous market cycles. The turnout at the event highlights the hunger amongst businesses across the globe to learn how to leverage new technologies to simplify business processes, accelerate cash flow, optimize working capital and scale their business to global presence.
Testimonials from Taulia Connect SF:
"It's a really energized and exciting conference to be at, full of new ideas and innovations," said Charles Brough, director, Greensill Capital.
"We implemented Taulia, and it's done a very nice job in terms of simplicity and barrier elimination," said Tom Mathis, chief sourcing officer, Milliken. "That is the power of this process. It's how we're setting ourselves up for the long term with Taulia."
"Using Taulia creates clear visibility with our customers and our relationships," said Laquinta Gaston, accounts receivable manager, Oil States International.
"The Taulia product is better for us. It's better for our suppliers," said Robbin Zarbo, director of North America global business services, PayPal.
Headquartered in San Francisco with a European base in London, Taulia is the financial supply chain company powering the connected global economy. Offering choice in when and how to pay and get paid and better access to working capital for both buyers and suppliers, Taulia's easy-to-use platform enables companies across more than 130 countries to build stronger relationships. To date, the company has enabled $75B in affordable financing to fuel worldwide economic growth. Taulia is backed by leading technology investors including Trinity Ventures, Matrix Partners, Zouk Capital LLP and DAG Ventures. For more details, visit http://taulia.com.