CEO & President
Cedric Bru is President and CEO of Taulia, the Fintech company revolutionizing cash flows and supplier financing. He has more than 20 years of experience and a proven executive management track in financial services and technology companies like Visa and Hewlett-Packard.
Cedric holds an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. In addition to his dedication to his career, Cedric is passionate about his family, art, and a good game of rugby, tennis, or golf.
Chief of Staff
As Chief of Staff, Anjali is responsible for driving Taulia’s people operations policies, procedures, and programs as well as the CEO’s strategic initiatives forward, including communicating and managing deliverables across the business.
Since joining Taulia in 2013, Anjali has been instrumental in ensuring the Talent Acquisition and People Operations processes are as smooth as possible. When not working you can find Anjali dancing or discovering a new brunch spot around town.
Chief Customer Officer
As Chief Customer Officer, Dave is responsible for driving customer success and value delivery across the Taulia network. Dave oversees Taulia’s account management, professional services, technical support, and supplier adoption teams. The teams’ focus is on driving adoption, revenue and speeding customers’ path to credible and significant ROI. Prior to joining Taulia, Dave was an executive at GT Nexus for over 15 years where he helped grow the company from the early start-up days to maturity and its ultimate sale to Infor.
He started his career working in finance at the Industrial Bank of Japan in Tokyo and then in consulting with Accenture in San Francisco for almost 10 years. Dave did his undergraduate work at Stanford University and then got a masters in international business from the University of California at San Diego. Dave enjoys playing soccer, running, yoga, golf and surfing – and is always working hard to keep up with his equally athletic and competitive wife and kids.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, René has responsibility for the company’s finance and human resource functions and oversees the administration of the company. René has more than 20 years of experience in finance, operations and leadership roles in the United States and Asia.
Before joining Taulia, René took a break from the for-profit world and helped Goodwill of Silicon Valley develop its program to help adults with autism find meaningful work. René’s corporate experience includes managing the divisional finance staff at Visa to prepare the business units for what was, at the time, the largest IPO in the United States. René also spent 4 years in Asia managing the operations of Visa’s largest region outside the United States.
When not working, René spends time with his wife and two girls and when they are asleep, he can be found working out in his garage.
Chief Technology Officer
Brady is responsible for Taulia’s product strategy, delivery and operations. Leading our Product, Engineering, Operations, and IT teams, he is focused on delivering a best-in-class solution for our customers.
Prior to joining Taulia, Brady combined his technical and business acumen, serving in various senior leadership roles at ProvideCommerce, an e-commerce company based in San Diego, CA. As General Manager of Sincerely, a division of ProvideCommerce, he was responsible for overall business unit strategy, product and operations. Prior to this, he served as Chief Technology Officer for the full suite of ProvideCommerce brands (including ProFlowers, Sincerely, Personal Creations, Shari’s Berries and RedEnvelope) where he led the 175 person technology team and platform as the business rapidly scaled from $80 million in revenue to over $700 million.
When not working, you can find Brady chasing after his three toddlers with his wife, or out enjoying a Warriors or Giants game with his friends and family.
VP Global Program Management
Darcy Douglas is an accomplished financial technology executive with over 25 years of experience in leading organizations. As Vice President of Global Program Management, she is responsible for overseeing the achievement of the company’s top growth initiatives and organizational goals. This includes identifying and managing cross-initiative dependencies, defining standards and processes for successful completion of those initiatives, and identifying and managing risk.
Darcy also understands the importance of company culture and has a passion for mentoring and empowering the employees at Taulia, Inc. She created the Taulia LIFT program that includes a mentoring program, guest speakers, employee-led training/sharing of their skills and talents, and a support group focused on the women of Taulia. She also created the Taulia Leadership Program, a year-long program, focused on 4 to 5 individuals, to create and develop the future leaders of Taulia.
VP Global Products
As Head of Global Products, Kathleen is responsible for the Taulia Working Capital Management platform. In her role she guides the direction of Taulia’s global product strategy and product development by listening to customers and prospects, anticipating market needs and industry trends, and offering solutions to relevant business problems.
With more than 25 years of experience, Kathleen has held leadership roles at a broad range of financial services, software, and banking organizations, including Syncada, Paymetric, JPMorgan Chase/Bank One, PaySys International, and Accenture. Kathleen earned her B.A. in Journalism and her M.B.A. in Finance and Investment Banking from the University of Wisconsin.
Managing Director, Head of Enterprise EMEA
As Head of Sales for the EMEA Region, Alexander is responsible for driving the business development and sales strategy. He oversees our strategic partnerships and client engagements to maximize the value contribution of our state-of-the-art technology. Alexander focuses on delivering on client targets and objectives.
Alexander has about 25 years experience within the trade and supply chain sector. Prior to joining Taulia, he held leadership positions in the global trade and supply chain functions within leading financial institutions such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., and Citigroup.
In his spare time he enjoys his family life, playing golf with his wife and friends, cycling and skiing in particular with his two grown-up daughters.
Head of Sales for Americas and APAC
As Head of Sales for the Americas and APAC region, Blake is responsible for driving Taulia’s strategic growth initiatives in both regions. He oversees a team of global sales professionals and sales consultants, manages relationships with our partners, actively meets clients, and uses his deep sales and technical expertise to provide quality services to our clients.
His previous sales and consulting experience include working with companies such as ReadSoft, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Greensill Capital, and YKK. Blake has an extensive background in working capital management, procure-to-pay, process automation, and 20+ years of experience with SAP and other ERP solutions and relationships.
In his spare time, Blake enjoys spending time and traveling with his family as well as working with high school students through his local church.
As General Counsel, Bart oversees legal matters for Taulia Inc. and its subsidiaries worldwide, including contract relationships with customers and partners, protection of Intellectual Property, risk mitigation, and inter-company matters. As a partner in San Francisco law firms, Bart represented companies conducting business internationally, including Ebydos, where he met the eventual founders of Taulia, and various Internet startups.
Active in professional groups, Bart has held various leadership positions, including as Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s International Sales Committee. In addition to being a long-time Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, Bart has taught law school courses on International Business Transactions and on IP law in Italy, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
He is fluent in Italian, and if given the chance, he will often be found enjoying a glass of wine, including from a Sonoma Valley winery he co-founded in 2003.
As Vice President of Growth, Bob is responsible for driving adoption of the Taulia platform by its supplier customers. In his role, Bob oversees the outreach, marketing and customer success teams who ensure suppliers of all sizes realize the benefits of early payment and transaction visibility.
Prior to joining Taulia in 2014, Bob was responsible for M&A at Bottomline Technologies and founded a marketing technology startup. Outside of work, Bob is an avid runner on a journey to complete a half marathon in every state.
Managing Director, Global Head of Distribution
As Global Head of Distribution, Wasif is responsible for the management of all Syndication & Distribution related activities for Taulia. His role is focused on building and management of strategic relationships with financial institutions and a diversified, sustainable and cost-effective funding base for Taulia’s clients globally. He is also responsible for building new structures for funding Taulia’s expanding range of working capital finance products.
Wasif has about 23 years of experience in banking and trade finance sector. In particular, he is an industry veteran in the arena of Trade syndication and distribution. Prior to joining Taulia, he held leadership positions in trade finance distribution and corporate finance with leading banks and financial institutions.
In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, rock music, reading and trying his best to stay fit!
Head of Risk & Compliance
As Head of Risk & Compliance, Miles is responsible for monitoring the overall risk profile of Taulia and ensuring that the organization conducts its business processes in compliance with laws and regulations, professional standards, international standards, and accepted business practices – enabling Taulia to continue to grow with confidence.
Miles brings over 20 years of experience in banking and financial services, holding senior risk management roles at Visa and Silicon Valley Bank. He also has extensive international experience, covering US, Europe and emerging markets. Prior to joining Taulia, Miles was the Chief Operating Officer at Unifimoney, an early stage wealth management startup.
When not managing risks, Miles enjoys puttering in his garden, playing golf and spending time hiking or at the beach with his family.
Chief Sales Officer
Steve McDermott is the Chief Sales Officer of Taulia. He is responsible for building and running a team of sales professionals that leverage new and existing partnerships to bring Taulia’s proven solutions to enterprises around the globe. He has more than 20 years of experience leading high-performing sales teams for Acquia, AgilOne, CSC, and Cloudera. Steve has a BA in economics from UCLA, and enjoys traveling, sporting and music events, and spending time with family and friends.