I've spent my time since graduation working for a series of start-ups building web-based software and e-commerce products. My MBA provided a foundation for me to make better decisions regarding the trade-offs inherent in building scalable products that attract customers using limited capital and resources.Read More
After I graduated in 2008, two partners and I started Rockhouse Partners, a digital marketing agency. In 2011, Rockhouse Partners was acquired by Etix, a Raleigh-based primary ticketing company. After a year of running the Product Development team, I was promoted to CEO at Etix, which is what I've been doing for the past 2+ years.Read More
I remained in Nashville doing consulting and that is how I met Davis Frederiksen, a fellow Owen alum, business partner and Co-Founder of my next start-up, PatientFocus.Read More
Congratulations to Chris Gerding and Leiya Hasan on their receipt of a Sohr Grant to help them launch their company, Boomalang. The $25,000 grants come from a fund that Leah and Jim Sohr established to help Owen students with a good idea to start their companies.Read More
Recently named a 2015 Nashville Health Care Fellow, Mark Harris is focused on transforming the way genetic tests are ordered. In September, NextGxDx was invited to appear at the TEDMED 2014 conference as part of "The Hive" series, celebrating the impressive innovations that are transforming the health care industry. We had a chance to catch up with Mark and ask him a few questions:Read More
British Bankers’ Association (BBA) joins forces with Confirmation.com to speed up auditing for hundreds of thousands of businesses
London, UK and Brentwood, Tenn. – December 8, 2014 – Banks, auditors and hundreds of thousands of businesses, charities and other organisations will be able to harness a new online service, BBA Confirmations, to make auditing safer, faster, more secure and less stressful in the New Year. This new service should cut response times by up to 90% savings hundreds of thousands of businesses valuable time.
Whenever a company or other body wants to file their accounts their auditors must send an audit confirmation letter to the entity’s banks – to check that the financial statements’ figures are accurate.
Until now this process has been conducted using the postal service, often posing serious difficulties for the organisation filing its accounts:
· 40% of auditors say they have had to delay signing an audit opinion due to missing confirmations.
· 66% of clients have had to contact their bank due to a missing confirmation.
· The current system costs European organisations more than £250 million a year, auditors say.