Mr. Schiff is a pioneer in Business Performance Management. As a founding member of IMRS/Hyperion Software he helped create and define the field as it evolved from generic business intelligence and analytic applications into BPM (also called CPM and EPM).
Mr. Schiff spent 16 years at Hyperion (which is now part of Oracle) as Senior Vice President of Products and Services where he led a team that was responsible for thousands of successful BPM projects. Most recently he co-founded OutlookSoft (now part of SAP). While at OutlookSoft he was President and CEO and oversaw the delivery of the first unified, web-based Business Performance Management solution. Prior to Hyperion and OutlookSoft he project managed the custom development of financial reporting systems for customers of GE Information Services Company including American Express and AMF. He has spent 30+ years focused on budgeting, planning, forecasting, financial consolidation and close, reporting and analytics.
As lead analyst at BPM Partners he authors the Vendor Landscape Matrix Report, the Budgeting and Planning Buyers Guide, the Financial Consolidation and Reporting Buyers Guide, and runs the annual BPM Pulse Research Study and Pulse of Performance Management webcast. He was also a founding member of the BPM Standards Group.
In addition, Mr. Schiff has published dozens of articles, spoken at numerous BPM conferences and webcasts to thousands of business leaders, appeared on WOR Weekend Business Report, and was interviewed by Al Haig on World Business Review. He is a recognized thought leader in the BPM space and has contributed his expertise to CFO Magazine, APQC (American Productivity and Quality Center), Association for Financial Professionals, IndustryWeek, IMA (The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business), Financial Executives International, TechTarget, Information Management, TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) and other leading finance and technology focused publications and conferences.
He is a recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University.