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IBM Finance Forum 2013
Dallas - Monday, May 13


Steve Player Steve Player

Director, BBRT North America
Managing Director, Beyond EPS Advisors

The Player Group

Steve Player serves as the North America Program Director for the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) and works with BBRT member companies to implement continuous planning processes.

He has over 30 years experience with improving performance management and implementing strategic planning processes. He is also the Managing Director of Beyond EPS Advisors, a Business consulting firm, and founder of ABM SMART. He is the co-author of Future Ready: How to Master Business Forecasting and Beyond Performance Management as well as five other books. He writes the “Finance Transformation” column for Business Finance Magazine featuring CFO interviews from leading organizations on innovative finance and planning processes

Dean Curtin Dean Curtin

Office of Finance Subject Matter Expert


Dean works closely with Sales and Solutions delivery teams to ensure that our Finance Performance Management (FPM) solutions are best aligned to address enterprise or industry-specific business issues and challenges, as expressed by the Finance Executives at our clients.

Dean is a California CPA. Prior to joining IBM, Dean worked for 12 years in Big-4 consulting firm where he led a regional Data Management Advisory group, and later a Strategic Finance Consulting Group. As a strategy consultant, he helped several Fortune 1000 Clients design and implement enterprise-wide finance transformation strategies, including new technology deployments. Dean was also a Business Unit Controller for Media and Entertainment Company, and a VP for a Real Estate Investment Management Firm.

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