Recorded Webinar

How Automated T&E Expense Management Removes Barriers to Company Growth

Original air date: July 20th, 2016

Speakers: Bob Neveu, President at Certify, Mark Brousseau, President of Brousseau & Associates and Stephen Shodrock, Accounting Manager with HOLT CAT.


An eighteen-year study on the impact of business travel found that every dollar a company invests in T&E spending returns an average of $9.50 in revenue and $2.90 profit. While this data offers a clear and compelling reason to invest in business travel, many organizations are seeing their growth opportunities dashed by inefficient expense reporting and employee reimbursement processes. Now, an insightful new webinar from Accountex and Certify identifies the common expense management pitfalls that can cost you money and hold your company back. Plus, learn more about today’s top business travel and expense technology trends among small to mid-sized U.S. companies.

Discover how your company can maximize every business travel dollar. Topics include:

  • Common expense reporting mistakes that erode productivity and profits
  • The hidden and average expense report processing costs
  • Calculating lost productivity and lost opportunity among staff
  • U.S. business travel trends and T&E spending benchmarks
  • Top expense management technologies used by small and midsized business

Slides from the webinar

Webinar Recording

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).

Mark Brousseau
Mark Brousseau

President, Brousseau & Associates

Over the past 22 years, Mark Brousseau has established himself as a leading analyst and writer on accounts payable, accounts receivable, payments and document automation topics. A frequent speaker at financial operations industry events and on webinars, Brousseau advises prominent end-users and solutions and services providers on how to use automation to improve document-driven business processes. Brousseau also has chaired numerous educational conferences and has served on several industry committees and boards. His areas of specialty include electronic invoicing, document scanning and electronic workflow technology, automated data capture, electronic payments, healthcare payments automation, remittance and lockbox processing, loan processing and more. He resides in York, PA.

Stephen Shodrock
Stephen Shodock

Accounting Manager, HOLT CAT

Stephen Shodrock is a native of San Antonio and is currently an Accounting Manager with HOLT CAT, the largest Caterpillar Dealer in North America. Stephen has 28+ years of financial experience that has included manufacturing, food distribution and construction equipment industries. His tenure with HOLT CAT has included leadership within its financial areas to include payment systems, purchasing, contracts, supplier relationships and process improvements. He received an BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M –College Station and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is the past 2015 Chairman of the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and facilitator for the chambers Leadership Academy.