Strafford is founded on the idea of helping finance teams improve the functions of financial planning, budgeting, consolidation, reporting and analysis. Core to our success is championing Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and the cloud-based technologies that improve the performance and team efficiencies of every finance organization – large or small. Our leaders are those champions. And our mission is to “let Finance do finance."
Strafford has established a team of finance-focused technology leaders, infrastructure consultants, financial systems consultants and project managers who work with our clients to deliver fast, secure and reliable self-service financial systems that utilize Public, Private, On-premises or Hybrid cloud deployments.
Strafford is led by two individuals who each bring a unique and strengthening focus to the mission of our team.
Steve founded Strafford in 1995 to help NYNEX, later Verizon Communications, build one of the first true Enterprise Performance Management solutions. The resultant system provided key feedback to maintenance activities across the entire landline infrastructure at Verizon for over a decade. Through his determination and that of the Strafford team, Steve resolved many of the challenges Business Intelligence systems encountered before most of the best practice and next generation technology had even been created. While Verizon Communications benefited from over ten years of Strafford leadership in this key area, Steve ensured Strafford built out a leading approach as Business Intelligence evolved to Enterprise Performance Management. Strafford’s growth during this time has led to Strafford receiving numerous awards, including the Deloitte & Touché Fast 500, the New England Fast 50, and the Inc 500 list of fastest-growing private companies.
For the last seven years, Steve has been focused on uniting Strafford's financial systems expertise with Amazon Web Services to deliver best-of-breed financial systems that are not only cloud-based, but cloud managed. Strafford's solution incorporates best practices for management, security and compliance - along with custom management and monitoring software, infrastructure services and expert financial systems experts. The Strafford Private EPM Cloud allows our clients to spend less time managing and supporting finance systems, and more time acting as strategic financial advisors to their company.