THE FOLLOWING SESSION IS FROM THE
Business Process Forum

Thursday | 2:20pm - 3:20pm | BPM as an Implementation Platform Track
Room: Aspen



Presentation

Transforming Financial Services with Business Process Management: The Story of Rabo AgriFinance

SPEAKER(s):

Gary Funk

Vice President of Business Operations, Rabo AgriFinance

MAIN FOCUS OF PRESENTATION:

FAMILIARITY WITH SUBJECT:

    ABOUT THIS SESSION:

    Aligning senior management, gaining buy in from board members, and creating highly effective teams to fundamentally change business processes are major challenges for organizations acquiring other companies and growing market share.  This presentation will cover the steps which have taken Rabo AgriFinance from a start up position to one of the top performers in the U.S. agricultural financial services market.  A key focus will be the critical importance of integrating Business Process Management with Strategic Planning to transform the culture of how business is done through a diverse network of production managers and offices across the U.S. agricultural marketplace.

    • Pre-acquisition environment
    • The challenges of integration
    • Merger methodology
    • Process change management
    • Lessons learned 


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):

    Gary Funk is Vice President of Business Operations for Rabo AgriFinance, a division of Rabobank, the premier bank to the global agriculture industry and one of the world’s largest and safest banks. A leading financial partner to top U.S. producers and agribusinesses, Rabo AgriFinance adds value to America’s most successful operations with leading expertise and client-focused solutions, as well as long-term business relationships.

    Gary joined the Rabo AgriFinance in November 2008 as Vice President of Process and Quality Management. As a business process and strategic planning professional, he has over 15 years of experience in implementing process and technology initiatives with financial services companies including, A.G. Edwards, MasterCard, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and now Rabo

    AgriFinance. The primary role Gary serves within Business Operations is to change the way business is done by focusing on the business rules that run the organization, and implement positive changes through company-wide business unit collaboration.

    Gary is a graduate of the School of Management from Syracuse University in 1994, and is educated in Business Process through the teachings of the BPM Group. In addition, he completed the Six Sigma training in Lean, Green and Black Belts through Villanova University 2008. In February 2010, Gary completed the Executive Program in Corporate Strategy through University of Chicago.


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