Rishi Grover

As Chief Solutions Architect, Rishi is responsible for the day-to-day operations and continued success of client implementations at Vena. Rishi has helped many Fortune 500 companies re-engineer and optimize financial processes. His expertise in financial planning and regulatory reporting helped him to the position of Director of Enterprise Solutions at Clarity Systems before he co-founded Vena Solutions with Don Mal and George Papayiannis. Rishi holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences from the University of Toronto, specializing in Computer Engineering and Communication Systems.

  • The 3 F's That Make for Better Forecasts in FP&A

    The 3 F's That Make for Better Forecasts in FP&A

    There’s an obvious difference between forecasts that come from the FP&A team and the weather reports - and not just expectations of accuracy.

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  • Rolling Forecasts In FP&A: A Progress Check

    Rolling Forecasts In FP&A: A Progress Check

    Experts have called for an end to static budgets for years, but it’s not as simple as it could be. Here are some of the latest – and oldest – considerations to help make rolling forecasts a reality.

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  • The Problem with Financial Reporting: The Long and Short of It

    The Problem with Financial Reporting: The Long and Short of It

    CFOs and their teams need to report on complex information on a regular basis, but what if no one’s really reading them?

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  • How Storytelling Essentials Can Transform Financial Reporting

    How Storytelling Essentials Can Transform Financial Reporting

    As CFOs and their teams work with an increasingly diverse range of data, they need to go beyond interpretation and become articulate in telling the story behind their numbers

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  • 5 Steps to Overcome Objections to Your FP&A Software Business Case

    5 Steps to Overcome Objections to Your FP&A Software Business Case

    Companies have a right to ask tough questions when they’re asked to spend on new technologies. Here’s how to tackle the most common ones for FP&A software.

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  • How Can Excel Build a Viable FP&A Future?

    How Can Excel Build a Viable FP&A Future?

    Highlights from a recent AFP report is a rebuttal to anyone who has called for spreadsheets to die.

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  • 3 Keys to Integrated Planning Success

    3 Keys to Integrated Planning Success

    Integrated planning helps you make more informed business decisions. Here are 3 things to look for in solution to minimize change management, maximize adoption rates and achieve quick time to value

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  • Three Reasons Retail Survival May Depend On A Transformative CFO

    Three Reasons Retail Survival May Depend On A Transformative CFO

    Finance teams may not be on the front lines of retail, but the value they bring could have an impact everywhere.

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  • In Appreciation of Beautiful Financial Reports

    In Appreciation of Beautiful Financial Reports

    Don’t just focus on getting the numbers right in financial reporting-- transform flat rows and columns into a visual story that lasts. Here are 8 ways to do it.

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  • The Ultimate Style Guide for Financial Reports

    The Ultimate Style Guide for Financial Reports

    Numbers tell important stories about the state of your organization. These formatting secrets will make your data even more compelling and insightful.

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  • Increasing the Trust Factor in Your Performance Data

    Increasing the Trust Factor in Your Performance Data

    If you don't have confidence in your final numbers or underlying processes, your plans aren't going to be informed....but you're not alone.

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  • Why the Evolution of Financial Forecasting is Picking Up Speed

    Why the Evolution of Financial Forecasting is Picking Up Speed

    CFOs are becoming more proactive about helping organizations see what the future holds.  Clark Patterson Lee sounds like it’s in good hands with Jen Rees. The architectural and design firm’s CFO...

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  • The Immersive Collaboration Tool Everybody’s Already Using

    The Immersive Collaboration Tool Everybody’s Already Using

    A survey says workers would be a lot more productive if the systems they use were more interactive. The solution may already be within reach. Stop what you’re doing.

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  • What Truly Defines Strategic CFOs

    What Truly Defines Strategic CFOs

    SAP’s finance leader is just one example of how to grapple with change, including the increased automation of business processes.  Mana Mojadadr does not look like a robot.

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  • The Revolving Door of CFOs In Retail Shows Where Analytics Is Headed

    The Revolving Door of CFOs In Retail Shows Where Analytics Is Headed

    Major merchants can’t seem to hold onto their finance leaders. Those with staying power need to work differently.

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  • What Some of the Smartest People on Twitter are Saying About Spreadsheets

    What Some of the Smartest People on Twitter are Saying About Spreadsheets

    Those in the know have no qualms about celebrating Excel, their favorite productivity tool, on social media.

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  • The Shape of CPM to Come

    The Shape of CPM to Come

    A research firm predicts ERP will encroach on corporate performance management, but let’s get a few things straight first. In a battle between enterprise resource planning and corporate...

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  • The Macro and Micro Factors Influencing CFO Leadership Styles in 2017

    The Macro and Micro Factors Influencing CFO Leadership Styles in 2017

    Yes, the job of a CFO has never been tougher, but there are already signs of what success could look like. CFOs already know they have a tough job. They probably don’t need the constant reminders...

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  • The Race to Embrace Cloud-Based CPM Is Accelerating Quickly

    The Race to Embrace Cloud-Based CPM Is Accelerating Quickly

    Fresh data on adoption and use case scenarios for business intelligence software indicates we’re reaching a tipping point away from on-premise deployments and towards a complete embrace of...

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  • Excel vs. Enterprise Budgeting Software: The Best of Both Worlds [Part 3 of 3]

    Excel vs. Enterprise Budgeting Software: The Best of Both Worlds [Part 3 of 3]

    Vena Solutions is proud to present Enterprise Budgeting & Planning with Excel for Dummies, a new, free ebook written especially for CFOs, VPs of Finance, Finance Directors, Accountants and...

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