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Catherine Baldasty, Global Business Intelligence

Catherine Baldasty is a highly skilled solution architect who brings over 25 years of accounting, consolidations, FP&A;, PM, and enterprise performance management application development and deployment to her engagements. She has been implementing HFM since 2003, and the predecessor products, Hyperion Enterprise and Micro Control, since 1990. Catherine has also provided clients with an integrated solution for the extended financial close and reporting processes by implementing Close Manager and Account Reconciliation Manager.

Catherine's representative accomplishments include managing the build of all metadata, rules, security, data integrations, and reporting solutions, including development of a reporting process to validate cash flow utilizing HFM. She has worked with clients on their chart of accounts rationalization and development, multiple currency reporting requirements, translation considerations, intercompany reporting, and other consolidation solutions such as equity eliminations in a dual SEC filing capacity. Catherine has developed integrations using Financial Data Quality Management (FDMEE) to streamline the flow of data from various source systems. She has also been responsible for the development and delivery of several multinational training efforts.

Prior to joining (Global Business Intelligence, LLC) GBI, Catherine ran her own consulting practice for 12 years and served as a manager in the KPMG (BearingPoint) World Class Finance Practice for three years. During that time, she partnered with clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, life sciences, financial and business services, and other service organizations. Her clients have included Unilever/Bestfoods, PepsiCo/Quaker Oats, Pactiv, Sara Lee, H.B Fuller, J.M. Huber, Celanese AG, Breed Technologies, Armstrong World Industries, Dade Behring, Sterigenics, IDEX, Realogy, Digital River, ADP, Triarc/Deerfield Capital Management, Westlandis Bank, Cendant, Regis, Avis Budget Group, Wyndham Worldwide, WDN (formerly Group RCI), Eaton Vance, Targa Resources, and Alcoa.   

Catherine is an alumnus of the University of Illinois, where she holds a BS in accounting, and an alumnus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she received an MBA with a specialization in information systems.