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Upcoming events

    • 01/24/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Seasons 52, 2502 E. Camelback, Phoenix, AZ 85016

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
    Seasons 52
    2502 E. Camelback
    Phoenix, AZ 85016

    Title: “Best Practices for Using Compliance Technology to Manage Risk”

    Description:  The Red Flag Group has implemented multiple proprietary compliance technologies for hundreds of multinational and mid-market corporations, to assist them in managing various aspects of their compliance programs.  

    In this presentation, subject matter experts from The Red Flag Group will discuss how to get the most out of  a compliance technology platform, so that you can proactively identify risk, and increase overall program efficiency.

    ·         Learn about how compliance technology can help you manage key compliance program areas such as third party onboarding, due diligence, renewals, gifts-travel-and-entertainment, whistleblower hotlines, and investigations

    ·         Find out what preparations you need to make for your program, so that you can get the most out of any technology platform you use

    ·         Get insights on best practices to unlock the potential of compliance technology for your organization


    Rich Hoffecker

    Product Director, Supplier Integrity

    Rich has over 20 years of technology and software product leadership experience, serving companies at various stages as innovative start-ups to globally recognized brands. Over the last five years, Rich has been on the forefront of delivering software solutions that leverage data and advanced analytics to improve business effectiveness and enable optimized decision management. At The Red Flag Group, he has responsibility for product strategy and delivery of Supplier Integrity®, the solution for assessing and mitigating compliance and integrity risks associated with third party business partners. Rich holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from Arizona State University.

     Varun Chandrasekaran

    Product Manager – Managed Services

    Varun Chandrasekaran is Product Manager for the The Red Flag Group’s Managed Services solution, which provides organizations with outsourced support for their compliance needs. Varun is a US-licensed lawyer who has worked with clients in the US, Europe and Asia. Varun routinely works with clients to identify areas where external support and expertise can enhance the execution of key program initiatives and processes, minimize strain from resource-intensive work, allocate existing resources more efficiently and ultimately allow clients to save costs and spend more time on priorities. 

    Regular members: $35
    Guests: $55
    Full members: included in annual membership

    Payment is by PayPal. If you need to pay by check, please register with check payment and then complete the form on the Offline Meeting Registration page on our web site.

    Please register even if you have a full membership so that we have an accurate attendee count.13

    • 02/14/2018
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    2:00 p.m.

    The Future of Business Payments   

    The payments industry is evolving at a record pace. From faster payments to new technologies and everything in between, the payments landscape of today will look quite different in the future. How should businesses respond to shifting priorities and demands with clients, trading partners, service providers and other critical relationships? Learn the “latest and greatest” about payments, and how to prepare a payments strategy to meet stakeholder expectations, mitigate the risk of fraud and enhance cash flow in this dynamic environment.

    Full members: included in annual membership
    Regular members: $35
    Guests: $55

    Payment is by PayPal. If you need to pay by check, please register with check payment and then complete the form on the Offline Meeting Registration tab of our web site.

    Registration closes February 12.  Registrants will be provided webinar details before the event.

    Presenter Bio:

    Melissa Giddens, CTP, AAP, NCP, SVP, Consulting Business Leader

    Melissa is the Consulting Business Leader for WesPay Advisors, where she engages with financial institutions and payments vendors regarding payments strategy, process improvement and payments regulation. With over twenty years of experience in treasury management consulting, Melissa has worked with businesses to help build optimal structures for managing payables and receivables, mitigating the risk of fraud, and maximizing cash flow. Her background working with businesses in a variety of industry segments has helped her contribute significantly toward growing the treasury management revenue for her employers, including community, regional and large financial institutions. Melissa served as the Chair of WesPay’s Member Advisory Council and on the Board for the Northwest Association for Financial Professionals.

    In 2016, Melissa was the recipient of the Frank E. Zima Payments Advocacy Award and has won numerous sales awards throughout her career. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from DeVry University and her Master of Business Administration from Green Mountain College. As a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) and National Check Professional (NCP), Melissa was one of the first individuals in the country to earn all three designations.

Past events

12/13/2017 Monthly meeting December 13
11/15/2017 Monthly meeting November 15
09/14/2017 AFPA 2017 Desert Summit
08/23/2017 Monthly meeting: August 23 webinar
07/20/2017 AFPA Summer Networking Event 7/20
05/17/2017 Monthly meeting May 17 - lunch only
05/17/2017 Monthly meeting May 17
04/19/2017 Monthly meeting April 19
03/15/2017 Monthly meeting March 15
02/15/2017 Monthly meeting February 15
01/25/2017 Monthly meeting: January 25 webinar
12/16/2016 Monthly meeting December 16
11/16/2016 Monthly meeting November 16
10/18/2016 Monthly meeting October 18
09/23/2016 AFPA 2016 Desert Summit
08/24/2016 Monthly meeting: August 24 webinar
07/20/2016 Monthly meeting July 20
06/15/2016 Monthly meeting June 15
05/18/2016 Monthly meeting May 18
04/20/2016 Networking event April 20
03/16/2016 Monthly meeting March 16 - tour & lunch
02/17/2016 Monthly meeting February 17
01/27/2016 Monthly meeting: January 27 webinar
12/16/2015 Monthly meeting December 16
11/18/2015 Monthly meeting November 18
09/22/2015 AFPA 2015 Desert Summit
09/21/2015 Desert Summit Pre-Conference Networking Reception
08/12/2015 ACH update by WesPay
07/15/2015 Monthly meeting July 15
06/17/2015 Summer Cocktail Networking Event
05/20/2015 Field Trip to the FRB - Phoenix Operations
04/15/2015 Monthly meeting April 15
03/18/2015 Monthly meeting March 18
02/18/2015 Monthly meeting February 18
01/28/2015 AFPA Webinar January 28
12/17/2014 Monthly meeting December 17
11/19/2014 Monthly meeting Wednesday November 19
10/15/2014 Monthly meeting Wednesday October 15
09/17/2014 Monthly meeting Wednesday Sept 17
08/20/2014 AFPA Summer Webinar August 20
07/23/2014 AFPA Summer Practitioner Networking Event
06/11/2014 2014 Desert Summit
05/21/2014 Monthly meeting Wednesday May 21
04/16/2014 Monthly meeting Wednesday April 16
03/19/2014 Monthly meeting Wednesday March 19
02/19/2014 Monthly meeting Wednesday February 19
01/22/2014 Payment Trends: Fraud, Risk Management & EMV
12/19/2013 Holiday meeting December 19
11/21/2013 Monthly meeting November 21
10/17/2013 Monthly meeting October 17
09/19/2013 Monthly meeting September 19
08/15/2013 ACH Update Webinar 8/15/13 - register by 8/12
07/18/2013 July Webinar/Results of the Remittance Coalition 2012 Corporate Survey
06/12/2013 2013 AFPA Treasury Expo
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