Global firm builds an executive team and emerges as the next leader in digital finance transformation
AUSTIN, TX December 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today, Black Diamond Advisory announced its workforce expansion into the Texas market by bringing on top talent, Blake Stone. Black Diamond was built to transform the office of finance by creating an industry powerhouse of top talent from the most respected leaders in OneStream technology together with
consulting leaders in digital finance transformation.
Blake Stone brings over 20 years of delivering Corporate FP&A EPM solutions. Leveraging his industry background, Blake’s focus is always on the client experience and delivering value through intuitive and efficient solutions. His combination of technical and functional expertise delivers process improvement to his clients. Blake holds a BS in Information Systems and an MBA from Saint Mary’s University.
OneStream provides a unified, SmartCPM™ platform that simplifies and aligns financial consolidation, planning, reporting, analytics, and financial data quality. OneStream eliminates the risk and complexity of data integration, validation and reconciliation between multiple products, applications, or modules, and makes non-integrated CPM suites are a thing of the past.
“Blake brings deep CPM experience and channel knowledge to Black Diamond and we are thrilled to have him join our team in Austin,” says Randy Werder, President, Black Diamond Advisory. Black Diamond is founded on the principle of ‘Experts Only’ by combining the talents of many different backgrounds to provide the most diverse and innovative culture and capability in our industry.
Black Diamond includes former partners and founders from Arthur Andersen, MarketSphere, Grant Thornton, Ranzal and, Fortune 100 financial executives who have come together to create a firm that combines transformative business capabilities with execution excellence, helping clients rethink the possible and reimplement the future with a focus on innovation, usability, and maximizing value from the broad OneStream platform.
Former MarketSphere Co-Founder and current Black Diamond Chairman & CEO, Carl Yost, is excited about establishing a formal presence in Austin. “Austin is a key market for Black Diamond and OneStream. Bringing Black Diamond to Austin brings emphasis to a region whose economy is now largely based on professional and technical services, retail, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and financial services, and insurance. We are so excited about our success in Austin and as a former UT alumnus, I look forward to supporting the business community for many years to come,” said Yost.
About Black Diamond Advisory
Black Diamond is a leading global digital finance transformation firm and a Platinum Partner of OneStream Software. With over 15 offices in The Americas, and growing, Black Diamond is positioned as a key implementation partner of OneStream. What makes Black Diamond different is our culture and our people. We have built a business by attracting ‘Experts Only.” We manage and deliver projects with the highest level of integrity and collaboration, leveraging our best talent and experience for the client. We believe in a new kind of relationship between the technology provider and client and we set out to transform the way financial systems are deployed and used in the future. The leaders of Black Diamond have owned and built several of the largest finance system consulting firms in the industry. This new company is intentionally different. We work to have joint ownership of the solutions we develop with clients and engage with them throughout their entire transformation journey to ensure the greatest value is derived from the investment. We only work with OneStream Software because we believe that it is the future of digital finance and we are 100% aligned with them on Customer Success.
About OneStream Software
OneStream Software provides a market-leading CPM solution that unifies and simplifies financial consolidation, planning, reporting, analytics, and financial data quality for sophisticated organizations. Deployed via the cloud or on-premise, OneStream’s unified platform enables organizations to modernize Finance, replace multiple legacy applications, and reduce the total cost of ownership of financial systems. OneStream unleashes Finance teams to spend less time on data integration and system maintenance – and more time focusing on driving business performance.