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Virtual: EC Speaker Series – Brian Fox
May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hear from VP of Strategic Partnerships at Thomson Reuters President & Founder of Confirmation Brian Fox as he shares his entrepreneurial journey creating his Inc. 500 company Confirmation. Hear how he turned a career in audits into a company used by more than 16,000 accounting firms in 180+ countries across the world, and how he’s circling back to help other entrepreneurs coming up behind him.
Brian Fox, CPA, MBA, CGMA, President & Founder of Confirmation; Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University. He is the creator of Electronic Confirmations and received the first seven patents granted on electronic audit confirmations. Confirmation is now used by 4,000 Banks and by more than 16,000 accounting firms in 180+ countries. Brian has been recognized four times as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting”, is a five-time winner of the accounting profession’s “Top 40 Under 40 CPA in America” and has won an Entrepreneur of the Year award. Prior to Confirmation, Brian was in Dallas where he worked in audit for Ernst & Young LLP and in mergers and acquisitions for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Brian is a nationally recognized speaker on financial fraud and appeared on Fox Business News, CNBC, Bloomberg, and BNN to discuss global financial fraud. He has articles and quotes in the Financial Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, New York Times, Compliance Week, CNBC, The CPA Journal, The CPA Technology Advisor, and many more. He sits on the Board and Advisory Board of several companies and is a member of the AICPA and The Tennessee Society of CPA’s.
Brian is on the Advisory Board for Southern Methodist University’s Masters In Accountancy Program, served in the Inc. 500 Military Entrepreneurs Mentor Program, is on the Advisory Board for the Nashville Capital Network and is a Mentor for both the JumpStart Foundry and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Brian is also an Eagle Scout.
Confirmation was ranked #96 and #169 on the Inc. 500 list, has been on the Inc. 500/5000 list 10 years, won the highest award in accounting software – the Tax & Accounting Innovation Award twice, the Reader’s Choice Award, the 2013 Best New Audit Software, the Quality Award for Tax & Accounting Software, the Next Award, the Best in Business Award, the Fast 50, Future 50, the Hot 100 among many other honors.