Patrick J. Slattery is an established leader in finance transformation and the use of performance metrics and best practices to improve effectiveness and efficiency. An expert in functional business process design, requirements development, technology selection, detailed design and implementation as well as continuous improvement and performance management and their
implications on business strategy and execution, Patrick helps companies identify, prioritize and implement programs to achieve improved business performance and better link functional
processing to business management.
Prior to founding Canopach, Patrick was a strategy and operations partner in the Midwest, US region of Deloitte consulting and led the finance transformation practice in the Southwest, US Region as a partner in strategic services consulting for KPMG. Both those practices linked process and service delivery design and technology.
He was one of twelve big-four firm partners who founded Answerthink (now, The Hackett Group) in 1997 which was a very successful IPO in 1998. Patrick helped to grow the transformation practice and managed the planning and performance measurement practice using benchmarks, best practices and the use of enabling technology.
Patrick has extensive experience with the redesign of business functions of complex, multi-national clients in a variety of industry sectors. He has also successfully applied the same techniques and experience to a wide variety of mid-market clients.
Patrick is a thought leader in the area of interactive data and XBRL for financial reporting and analysis. He leads the Reporting, Interactive Data and Analysis (RIDA) consortium for the American Productivity and Quality Council (APQC) and is a best practices contributor and international conference sponsor (XX and XXI) for XBRL International. He is also a founding member of the XBRL Abstract Model design under XBRL, International, Inc.
Patrick was a co-founder of The Chicago Training Center (CTC), an IRS 501(c )3 organization which uses the sport of competitive rowing and tutoring to improve the lives of a diverse group of inner-city teens. Patrick is also a member of the board of the Austin-YMCA in Chicago and a strong supporter of inner-city and environmental causes.
Patrick is a dynamic, sought-after speaker on business transformation and best practice utilization in the application of enabling technology including the SAP world tour in Chicago (2009), SAP user group meetings and other finance and accounting groups in North America, Europe and Asia. He has been quoted in Fortune, Business Finance and CFO magazines. He has also contributed as researcher a university text book and several articles.