VP – Operations Finance / Business Development
Chris Murphy is the Vice President of Operations Finance / Business Development for FiNetrics, an Internet company developing an online Financial EcoCenter™ for small- to medium-size businesses. Murphy’s goal is to help FiNetrics penetrate the $58 billion small- to medium-sized business market by identifying and initiating channel partner relationships. Additionally, Murphy works with FiNetrics’ partners and numerous technology and Internet start-ups to recommend and implement non-traditional financial and accounting infrastructures. Murphy helps these small to medium-sized businesses employ web-based and outsourced financial solutions to help their management teams focus on their core competencies and grow their businesses.
Murphy has nine years of financial and operational management experience in a variety of high-growth, technology oriented companies including PLATINUM technology, Information Resources Inc, and U.S. Cellular.
Prior to joining FiNetrics, Murphy spent 1996 through 1999 at PLATINUM technology, where he was responsible for the development and execution of financial and operational strategies for the Sales, Marketing, and Business Development organizations. During his tenure at PLATINUM, the sales force grew from 200 to 1,000 people with revenues growing from $275 M to almost $1 billion.
Murphy earned his bachelor’s degrees from the University of South Carolina and his MBA from DePaul University.
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