Recorded Webinar

Recorded Webinar

2016 Emerging Trends in T&E Expense Management and Business Travel

Original air date: August 17, 2016

Speakers: Bob Neveu, President at Certify & Christopher Pless, Assistant VP, Senior Accountant, Crestmark Bank


Today’s use of mobile technologies and a growing preference for new app-based services mean company travel and entertainment spending is now even more difficult to track and contain. Fortunately, the systems and technologies used to keep employee spending in check have also evolved.

Discover the latest spending trends in U.S. business travel and how they’re driving the purchase decisions of your employees on the road. Find out how companies are using automation to streamline the expense reporting process while improving visibility and control over spending.

Topics include an in depth review of:

  • Annual T&E expense spending trends and benchmarks by category
  • Most expensed and top rated vendors for meals, lodging, airfare, and more
  • Why 20% of company T&E spend is out of policy (and what you can do about it)
  • How mobile technologies are transforming corporate travel and expense reporting
  • Five strategies to simplify expense management and keep spending in check

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About the Presenters

Bob Neveu Image
Robert Neveu

President & Co-founder, Certify

In 2008, Bob launched Certify as his second software startup in Portland. Certify’s venture-backed team have accelerated the growth of the business to where they are considered the second largest provider in North America of expense reporting software with multinational customers including Pitney Bowes, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Subway Sandwiches, and Virgin Galactic. Certify has gained the attention of many major news publications for its innovative technology, including its recent release of auto-generated expense reporting with Certify ReportExecutive, featured in the Wall Street Journal (September, 2013), New York Times (October, 2013), and CNNMoney (December, 2013).

Christopher Pless
Christopher Pless

Assistant VP, Senior Accountant, Crestmark Bank

Christopher Pless is an assistant vice president, senior accountant at Crestmark Bank, headquartered in Troy, Michigan. Christopher is responsible for analysis and reconciliation of the financial accounts for several Crestmark business units, and for administrating several of Crestmark’s systems. Christopher graduated from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He joined Crestmark in May of 2000 as a staff accountant, and since then, he has taken on greater responsibility, and has been a valuable member of Crestmark’s staff. He was promoted to assistant vice president in 2011. Christopher recently celebrated his 16th anniversary at Crestmark.