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FinancialForce Overview

San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 employees
2009
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
FinancialForce is the leading cloud ERP for the new services economy. The #1 ERP native to the Salesforce Platform, FinancialForce unifies data across the enterprise in real-time, enabling companies to rapidly evolve their business models with customers at the center. Founded in ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#33)

Company Updates

  • The annual Hot 100 list by JMP Securities, a full-service investment bank based in San Francisco, recognizes the best privately held software companies in the world.

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    FinancialForce Named to JMP Securities' Hot 100 - FinancialForce

    FinancialForce Ranked as One of 2018's Top Privately- held Software Companies SAN FRANCISCO - October 17, 2018 - FinancialForce , a leading customer-centric and Professional Services Automation () cloud solution native to the Salesforce Platform, announced that it was named to JMP Securities' Hot 100 list.

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FinancialForce – Why Work For Us?


Looking for a great company with an amazing culture, fun work environment, and opportunity to collaborate with talented people for success? People who are people, all working together? No politics? No egos? We are FinancialForce. Nice to meet you!

FinancialForce is proud to be the #1 partner on Salesforce and the only customer-centric ERP, but our work is far from done. To fuel our momentum, we only hire the brightest and most enthusiastic people from San Francisco to London. And today's employees say they have never worked for more creative and collaborative teams. Our core values—trust, growth, transparency—shine in everything we do. 

https://www.financialforce.com/careers/who-we-are/ 

FinancialForce is the leading cloud ERP and PSA provider for the new services economy. A key ERP solution native to the Salesforce Platform, FinancialForce unifies data across the enterprise in real-time, enabling companies to rapidly evolve their business models with customers at the center. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, FinancialForce is backed by Advent International, Salesforce Ventures, Technology Crossover Ventures, and UNIT4. For more information, visit www.financialforce.com.

We do great things as One Team

Acting as One Team is the backbone of everything we do. No silos, no decisions made in a vacuum. In support of achieving collective success, we hire the best, foster a culture of collaboration, and celebrate together when we win. We think this has really paid off, but don’t just take our word: check out the awards we have received. If this kind of environment resonates with you, we invite you to join the awesome global team we call FinancialForce.

Great people build great apps

The key to our business is the people that build, market, sell and support our apps. So we have created an amazing place to work by bringing incredibly talented people together, giving them the tools they need to succeed and an energetic and fun environment to thrive.


Leadership

Tod Nielsen – President and CEO

Tod Nielsen is the President and CEO of FinancialForce. Formerly the Executive Vice President of Platform at Salesforce, Tod joined FinancialForce in January 2017, bringing his deep understanding of cloud platforms and extensive experience taking technology companies beyond the billion dollar revenue mark. Prior to his role at Salesforce, Tod redefined Heroku’s enterprise strategy as the Chief Executive Officer, significantly accelerating its growth. As the Co-President of Applications Platform Group and Chief Operating Officer at VMware, their market cap increased 9-fold to more than 50 billion dollars.

Tod has held additional high profile positions throughout his career. Prior to VMware, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Borland Corporation where he successfully rebuilt the organization and quadrupled the company’s revenue. Earlier, Tod served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Sales Support for Oracle and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for BEA Systems. Prior to BEA, he spent 12 years growing Microsoft cloud and development offerings in various executive roles, including General Manager of Database and Developer Tools and Vice President of Microsoft's Platform group, where he was responsible for the development of .NET and Azure platforms.


Gordy Brooks - Chief Financial Officer

Gordy Brooks is the Chief Financial Officer at FinancialForce overseeing global finances and operations. Gordy joins FinancialForce with more than two decades of senior financial leadership experience at notable companies, serving as CFO of Blue Coat Systems and holding other senior finance positions at VMware and BEA Systems. Most recently as CFO of Citrix GetGo, he was responsible for orchestrating the spin-out of the GoTo SaaS product division and successful merger with LogMeIn (LOGM).


Daniel Brown - Chief Product Officer 

Daniel Brown is Chief Product Officer at FinancialForce and is responsible for guiding the company’s product strategy to deliver on its ambitious growth plans and expanding the size and scope of the product development organization.

Dan joins FinancialForce with over 25 years of business software and SaaS solutions experience, including 15 years at Microsoft Corporation. Dan’s most recent Microsoft role was General Manager of Corporate Strategy, where he led the company’s internal digital transformation strategy.



Andrea Lagan - Senior VP & Chief Customer Officer

Andrea Lagan is the Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at FinancialForce. As a customer experience veteran with more than 25 years of management experience, she has successfully led customer-focused teams responsible for driving business growth, customer retention and exceptional, award-winning customer experiences.


 John Moss - SVP & General Counsel 

John brings over 20 years of experience in law and technology to his position overseeing legal and security matters at FinancialForce. Before joining FinancialForce, John served as SVP and General Counsel, Commercial at Salesforce, where he led the legal functions supporting the company’s global sales, alliances, marketing and operations through growth from $300 million to $4 billion in annual revenue. He has also served as General Counsel of Intraware, a publicly traded provider of enterprise cloud computing services, as well as Deputy General Counsel of Barra, Corporate Counsel at Oracle, and intellectual property associate at Graham & James.


Jonathan Schoonmaker - SVP, Employee Success

Jonathan Schoonmaker is the Senior Vice President of Employee Success at FinancialForce. A thirty-year veteran of human resources for some of Silicon Valley’s biggest enterprise brands, Schoonmaker has held senior executive positions with companies such as Sophos, Hewlett Packard (HP), VMware, Borland Group and Business Objects (SAP).

Jonathan has a proven track record in developing high-quality employee programs and internal HR processes that meet the needs of high-growth, diverse organizations. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Hewlett Packard’s Enterprise and Imaging Print and Solutions group, Jonathan supported more than 60,000 employees worldwide, reimaging company-wide best practices and talent management.



Fred Studer - Chief Marketing Officer

Fred Studer joins FinancialForce with over two decades of senior leadership experience at notable companies such as Gigamon, NetSuite, Microsoft, and Oracle. Most recently as CMO of Gigamon, Fred led a brand refresh and improved sales productivity and channel activation. As CMO of NetSuite he redefined the company’s enterprise strategy, leading worldwide marketing initiatives that drove product awareness and adoption.



Debbie Aston - SVP, Strategic Customer Experience and a Founder

Debbie Ashton is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Customer Experience and a Founder of FinancialForce. Debbie has been instrumental in the growth and ongoing success of the FinancialForce business. In her current role, Debbie’s mission is to work with our customers to understand their journey, ensure they maximize the value they derive from our solutions and enhance the overall customer experience.

As an ERP expert with over 25 years experience she has worked on the some of the industries leading ERP platforms. From the inception of FinancialForce Debbie has been in senior leadership positions including product strategy and development, global support and customer success.


Jeremy Roche - Founder

Jeremy was the driving force behind the creation of FinancialForce in 2009 with investment from UNIT4 and Salesforce. Prior to launching FinancialForce, Jeremy was instrumental in the success and global expansion of CODA, a UK-headquartered public company specializing in enterprise accounting applications. In 2008, Jeremy led CODA through its acquisition by UNIT4 and its successful integration with its new parent, creating one of Europe's top 10 software vendors.

Career Benefits

Besides getting the opportunity to work at one of the most respected and fastest growing companies in the world, here's a look at what’s in store for you:

US employee benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage 
  • Voluntary employee, spouse and child life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • Commuter benefits
  • Generous vacation, holiday, sick day allocations
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Bonus and sales variable plans
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Onsite training programs
  • Industry specific training and certifications
  • Participation in FinancialForce4Good volunteer program 
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Access to conferences and expos'
UK employee benefits
  • Competitive salaries
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Income protection programs
  • Flexible working schedules
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee assistance program
  • 25 days/ year holiday (goes up to 30)
  • Retirement plan
  • Bonus and sales variable plans
  • Onsite training programs
  • Industry specific training and certifications
  • Participation in FinancialForce4Good volunteer program
  • Daily fruit basket
  • Access to conferences and expos'
Spanish employee benefits
  • Competitive salaries
  • Optional flexible retribution system (COMPENSA)
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible working schedules
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retirement plan
  • Bonus and sales variable plans
  • Onsite training programs
  • Industry specific training and certifications
  • Indoor bicycle parking space
  • 10% discount on local shops and El Corte Inglés travel agency
  • Participation in FinancialForce4Good volunteer program
  • Onsite kitchen
  • Access to conferences and expos'

Become a force for good with FinancialForce4Good.

Our Vision

FinancialForce4Good works to address social causes in our communities and improve the lives of others by harnessing the talents, passions, and generosity of FinancialForce employees, partners, and customers.

Our Pledge

FinancialForce has formally “taken the pledge” to commit at least 1% of our employee time to the community. Since our founding in 2010 this has been a goal of ours, but we wanted to formalize this commitment via Pledge1Percent.org not only to celebrate our current efforts, but also to collaborate with other pledged members to grow our Pledge of 1% to equity, profit, and/or product.

Our Committment

We believe that we are better when we work together. We live this out every day with our customers, partners, and employees. Within FinancialForce4Good, our diverse and employee-driven all-volunteer governing council lives out this same value by providing our colleagues and nonprofit partners the resources to maximize their collective impact. We are also committed to our nonprofit customers via nonprofits.financialforce.com.

Our Partners


From our headquarters in San Francisco to offices around the globe, FinancialForce4Good volunteers and donors have given tens of thousands of hours and dollars to our partners. 







 

 

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    Pros

    Product on the Salesforce platform creates truly unique advantages.
    New executive leadership team creating the right culture.
    Product team is world class.

    Cons

    Growing pains as a company as we scale to the next level.

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FinancialForce Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at FinancialForce (San Francisco, CA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    The director reached out to me, and we spoke. He thought I would be a good fit so he had me come in for an in person interview with two additional team members.

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FinancialForce Awards & Accolades

  • OnDemand 100 Top Private Company, AlwaysOn Networks, 2013
  • Best Workplaces, Great Place to Work Institute UK, 2013
  • Global 250 Top Private Companies, AlwaysOn, 2013
  • The 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors of the Cloud 100, CRN, 2014
  • Best Cloud Accounting(Payroll/HR Solution), The Cloud Awards, 2014
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