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Sage Thought Leadership Podcast

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The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.

The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.


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The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.








Sage Partner - Olivia Brown on improving the decision making process in business

Olivia Brown is the Director of Business Development for North America at Tangerine Software. She has over seven years of experience in roles spanning account management, sales, and business development. Olivia is responsible for growing market share for the Sage Enterprise Intelligence solution in North America. She works closely with Sage Partners to help establish and grow their business intelligence practices.


Sage Partner - Jenway Lee on Strategic Partnerships in 2021

Jenway Lee is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at, where he's responsible for Mid-Market SaaS ERP, VAR, and ISV partnerships. He has a passion for unlocking the true potential of strategic partnerships and achieving more together than either could on their own. This bi-lateral approach to partnerships helped with Sage Intacct's 2019-2020 Marketplace Partner of the Year award and establish deep partnerships with Sage Intacct's top channel partners.


Thought Leader - Arianna Campbell on Creating an Environment of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Arianna Campbell is a Shareholder and Consultant at Boomer Consulting and is presenting a session entitled Creating an Environment of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging as part of Sage Wednesday Wisdom Series.


Sage Partner - Omar Qari on the intersection of payments and finance

As head of corporate strategy and business development at Emburse, Omar Qari is responsible for global strategic partnerships and across all brands. Omar has more than 10 years of experience in B2B software. He joined Emburse in 2018 via the acquisition of Abacus, where he served as co-founder & CEO. Before his current role, he spent a year as GM of the Abacus business. Prior to Abacus, Omar spent five years in private equity, investing in financial technologies companies.


Sage Partner - Kumar Siddhartha on the latest technology in application Integration

Kumar Siddhartha is CEO, Founder, and Managing Director of Greytrix and GUMU™ Cloud, one of the oldest and the largest Sage Partner worldwide, with expertise in Application Integration Solutions for Sage customers for the last 21 years employing more than 250 software consultants and a thousand Customers worldwide. A parallel entrepreneur with multiple successful consulting and product organizations Kumar’s passion is to build a seamlessly connected world of applications.


Sage Partner - Tyler Bower on the stampede of customers moving to the cloud

Tyler Bower is Director of Cloud at Cloud at Work™ the premier Sage hosting provider supporting Sage applications in the cloud. With their extensive knowledge of both Sage and Cloud technology, Tyler and his team have helped thousands of users achieve peace of mind by converting their applications to a SaaS experience. The key architect behind their best-in-class cloud offerings, Tyler works with customers to customize the Cloud journey to their organizational needs. Prior to Cloud at Work...


Sage Partner - Neil Robertson on the changes taking place in business today

Neil Robertson has a 41-year track record of building successful direct and channel global software businesses predominately in the financial software marketplace. Neil Robertson was founder, investor, and CEO of Compleat Software in 2008 and is now the Executive Chairman. Neil has been at the forefront of technological innovations with a long track record of building disruptive start-ups into successful global businesses, including his time as CEO EMEA of Great Plains where he built the...


Sage CRM Podcast Series - A session with Ethosystems - Episode 1

Across three episodes, Jeff Richards and David Beard from the Sage CRM team talk with Amanda Markham, CRM Director for Ethosystems who specialize in delivering CRM and accounting solutions into the construction and related industries. In this episode we talk to Amanda from Ethosystems based in the US about the uniqueness of their Sage CRM proposition for the Construction & Real Estate sector; Jeff drops in a history lesson on the Tower of London and Amanda explains how she tells the "the...


TSOE Excerpt - Leah Power on why Qualification Based Search should replace RFPs

A proven results-oriented finance and operations executive, Leah has 20 years of experience supporting agency leaders develop and achieve strategic plans that lead to consistent growth and award-winning client work. She has advised C-level execs at the operational, regional, and global levels on issues of financial leadership, agency acquisitions, operating system implementation, information technology integration, agency transitions, management of capital projects, as well as fee, scope,...


Sage Partner - Bill Henslee on his passion for AR Automation

Bill Henslee is a founder and the chief technology officer for Lockstep. Lockstep is helping companies go digital with a new solution called connected accounting. Bill has over 30 years of experience in the software industry as the founder of e2b teknologies, a valued Partner of Sage, and developing software solutions for accounting departments.


TSOE Excerpt - Jonathan Stark on his favorite definition of business strategy

Jonathan Stark is a former software developer who is on a mission to rid the world of hourly billing. He is the author of Hourly Billing Is Nuts, the host of Ditching Hourly, and writes a daily newsletter on pricing for independent professionals.


Thought Leader - Jackie Brown on the new horizon at the Maryland Association of CPAs

Jackie Brown is best known for her long history of commitment to the profession and CPAs in Maryland, having joined MACPA’s staff in July 1980. Since then, she has provided management oversight in almost every functional area of the Association, including public relations, professional development, membership, marketing, committees, and chapters. She assumed the new position of CEO in 2021, responsible for leading MACPA’s team as well as serving as liaison to the Board of Directors and...


Sage Colleague - Scott Whitney on his passion for networking

Scott Whitney is a Senior Professional Services Consultant with the North American Center of Excellence, formerly the Professional Services Group. Scott is part of a team responsible for consulting, implementing, and supporting our customer and partner success through the Sage X3 product. He accomplishes this using a highly interpersonal style and 30+ years of Operational leadership and extensive experience in supply chain operations.


Sage Customer - Michael Frew on what he looks for in the companies he buys

Michael Frew is an acquisition entrepreneur who buys online companies, primarily software and Software as a Service companies. He enjoyed a 20-year career as a software developer and information security specialist before purchasing his first online affiliate business in 2015. Today, he manages a growing 7 figure portfolio of online companies and manages his accounting using Sage Business Cloud.


Sage CRM & CRM Together - Episode 3

Across three episodes, Jeff Richards & David Beard from the Sage CRM team, talk with Marc Reidy, Founder & Owner of the global ISV provider CRM Together. In this episode, Marc thinks out loud about the future trends he sees in CRM - from collaboration to integration, the reality of what customers really ask for & he will build - this year & into the next.


Thought Leadership - Susan Markey on the latest legislative changes to the Payroll Protection Program

Susan Markey represents clients in general corporate, taxation, and nonprofit matters. She draws from a diverse background in government, accounting, and law to serve as a holistic business advisor, and believes that legal advice should be both easy to understand and practical. Susan assists clients with a wide array of tax issues, including tax controversies, audits, appeals, planning, and structuring, as well as researching tax law, drafting legal appeals, and memoranda. Susan also...


Sage Partner - Scott Peterson from Avalara on the latest sales tax cases and their potential impact on businesses

Scott Peterson is Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and of Government Relations for Avalara, Inc. Scott is a frequent speaker and is a nationally recognized expert on sales tax policy, sales tax administration, and sales tax automation. Accounting Today named Scott to the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Prior to joining Avalara Scott was the first Executive Director of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board and Director of the South Dakota Sales Tax...


TSOE Excerpt - Alex Nowresteh on US Immigration Policy

Alex Nowrasteh is the director of immigration and trade at the Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies. His popular publications have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, and most other major publications in the United States. His peer-reviewed academic publications have appeared in The World Bank Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Public Choice, and others. Alex regularly appears on Fox News, MSNBC,...


Thought Leader - Christopher Skinner on how the use of language connects to your CRM data

Christopher Skinner is a mathematician, computational linguist, connecting business metrics to the psychology of employees and customers.


Sage Partner - Catherine Dahl on getting acquired by Quadient

Catherine Dahl is the CEO and co-founder of Beanworks by Quadient, also known as Sage AP Automation, an innovative platform that connects mid-sized enterprises from invoice to payment. Catherine is passionate about business process improvement and leads with a vision of making accounting easier and more enjoyable while increasing efficiency and reducing costs. As a CPA and CMA professional, she knows first-hand the challenges of financial management and is dedicated to driving change through...