Charles Kaplan, Vice President of Marketing for Brainware, has been named to the board of directors of The Institute of Financial Operations. Kaplan oversees global marketing communications, demand generation and analyst relations activities for Brainware, which is part of Perceptive Software, a Lexmark company.
“The timing of Charlie’s appointment is ideal because he is immediately positioned to champion the organization’s strategic plan initiative on building out our service to all of our core disciplines,” said Jo LaBorde, executive director of The Institute. “His extensive knowledge and experience in intelligent data capture and the future of information management will help us better serve The Institute’s members and other stakeholders.”
The Institute was created in May 2011 as an umbrella group over four existing membership associations for people in financial operations: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP), National Association of Purchasing & Payables (NAPP), and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI).
During the next year, The Institute is enhancing its offerings to reflect trends in the core professions, including technological developments that are changing the way financial operations professionals work.
Kaplan replaces outgoing board member Larry Connolly, filling the remaining two years of his term. The board of directors voted him in unanimously.
A frequent speaker at industry events and contributor to industry publications, Kaplan has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and applied information analysis in areas including product marketing, product management and revenue management. Before joining Brainware, he led the marketing and business development functions for DecisionPath Consulting, a leading business intelligence and data warehousing consulting firm. He has also held senior-level product management and marketing roles in the document capture market with SER Solutions, in the telecom industry with 2nd Century Communications, and in the travel industry with American Airlines and Marriott International.
Kaplan earned an MBA from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia in addition to his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.
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