The Institute of Financial Operations Hires New Director of Business Development

The world’s largest accounts payable membership organization brings on seasoned sales executive to strengthen ties to the vendor community.

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When I learned of the IFO's mission ... as the only association delivering this kind of value to accounts payable and accounts receivable professionals, I knew I could bring to reality the organization’s strategic plan of growing its footprint.

Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) September 16, 2013

The Institute of Financial Operations is proud to announce the hiring of Cindi Occhuizzo as the organization’s director of business development. Occhuizzo’s role will focus on enhancing partnership opportunities between the Institute and the financial operations service provider community.

Occhuizzo is a solution-oriented sales professional with 25 years of sales experience. She was previously a senior sales manager with The Walt Disney Company, implementing sales and marketing plans to develop corporate group business. Prior to joining Disney, she held various sales positions with Landry & Kling Inc., Orient Lines, and Ocean Cruise Lines. Occhuizzo holds a bachelor of science in public relations from Illinois State University.

“The IFO is committed to growing our vendor community to support our members’ need for knowledge of the latest in technology, best practices, and other developments in AP, AR, and the related fields of information management and data capture,” said Jo E. LaBorde, executive director of The Institute. “So it should come as no surprise that we launched a very exacting search, And we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. Cindi’s two decades of sales experience and her solutions-focused sales approach will be key in growing our vendor community.”

Occhuizzo hit the ground running and began building connections and exploring new initiatives to link solution providers with member constituents. “I am thrilled to be joining the fantastic team at the IFO,” Occhuizzo said. “When I learned of the IFO's mission, and its commitment to its community as the only association delivering this kind of value to accounts payable and accounts receivable professionals, I knew I could bring to reality the organization’s strategic plan of growing its footprint.”

About The Institute of Financial Operations
The Institute of Financial Operations is a membership-based professional association serving the entire financial operations ecosystem, with a particular focus on the accounts payable and accounts receivable disciplines and the related fields of information management and data capture. The Institute grew out of the merger of four associations: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP), the National Association of Purchasing and Payables (NAPP), and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI).

Based in Orlando, Fla., with affiliates in the U.S., Canada, and the UK, The Institute serves as a global voice, chief advocate, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, and principal educator for people in financial operations. The Institute has a community of nearly 70,000, which includes 9,000 members and customers, and an additional 61,000 financial operations professionals.

The Institute’s members have access to benefits and leading-edge resources such as the award-winning Financial Ops magazine, a dynamic re-engineered website, educational and networking events, online educational offerings, certification and certificate programs, career resources, and volunteer opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.financialops.org.


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