2019 Global CFO Excellence Awards

Acquisition International - 2019 Global CFO Excellence Awards 29 Internationally renowned BULPROS is an innovative global IT solutions and BPO services provider. To celebrate the success of Boris Tenchev in this year’s Global CFO Excellence Awards we invited him to talk us through his career and how he has come to win one of these prestigious accolades. BULPROS ecognised as one of the fastest growing IT companies in prestigious rankings such as Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 in CE and Technology Fast 500 in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, as well as McKinsey’s 2018 report The Rise of Digital Challengers, BULPROS is a key player in today’s competitive technology market. Seeking to support clients around the world, BULPROS operates on a global scale and has more than 19 offices, located in Europe and North America. The company has a team of more than 1200 experts and consultants. Over the years the firm has established successful customer and partner relations with Fortune 500 IT companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Unisys, VMware, Siemens, T-Systems, SAP, Hortonworks, Oracle, Red Hat etc. BULPROS is a Co-founder of the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association and a member of the American Chamber of Commerce, the German Outsourcing Association and the Indian-Bulgarian Business Chamber. Currently the firm’s offerings are focused on Cloud and Support Services, Industry Digitalization, Cyber Security, Digital Workspace, Technology Services and Sales Services. Thanks to extensive vertical expertise in the Financial and Professional Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Retail industries, BULPROS is able to meet the needs of a wide variety of clients. R Supporting such international, diverse clients are a range of experts, and driving these experts are the finance team, led by Boris Tenchey and drawing on his vast industry experience. He discusses this experience in detail and outlines how he came to achieve the prestigious position of Chief Financial Officer for such a globally respected firm. “Personally, I startedmy career among the big four financial companies where I learnt the core concepts of finance, including IFRS, reporting, tax, risk management, internal controls, finance management and corporate governance. “After becoming disillusioned with the big four financial firms I moved to a smaller consulting company, becoming its Managing partner, where I could deploy the best practices and knowledge I had learned in my prior role. Being a direct point of escalation for clients and their real pain-points, I faced a different level of responsibility including working with my team, utilization rates, margins, delegation, confidentiality, strategy, variety of stakeholders’ scrutiny, etc. and higher complexity as the smaller consulting practices are not really into the “agreed upon procedures” and contractual “scope of services” but rather more agile and creative without jeopardizing the quality. “Later I joined BULPROS as a CFO in the late 2015, which was the first job out of my comfort zone as the consultants’ seats are typically on the other side of the barricade and you do what you are paid for. BULPROS back then was an IT start-up growing in with all the immatureness that comes along – not very well-developed finance function, in a mode of migration to an ERP and a local GAAP reporter. In six months, the ERP was running, and the company became a successful IFRS adopter. In 12 months, we started to develop the Group controlling and reporting as separate functions. Then in 18 months we got on to integrating newly acquired companies and moved to a shared service model following the geographical expansion of the Group, especially in DACH. These were exciting developments and I was proud to be a part of this innovative and dynamic team at that time.” Moving forward, BULPROS has many exciting challenges to overcome as the technology market looks at the difference between people and automation and how it can integrate the two, and Boris is looking forward to the opportunities this challenge and others will afford both him and his team. Company: BULPROS Name: Boris Tenchev Web Address: https://www.bulpros.com/ IT Solutions CFO of the Year 2019 - South East Europe

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