Black Diamond Advisory Expands Global OneStream Talent into Minneapolis Market 

Global firm builds an executive team and emerges as the next leader in digital finance transformation   

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  December 16, 2020  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today, Black Diamond Advisory announced its workforce expansion into the midwest market by bringing on top talent, David Grande. 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.

David spent ten years working with Corporate Finance and brings with him a focused experience in EPM software and working in Corporate FP&A. He provides clients with both the technical expertise and practical experience to optimize financial processes. His focus is developing the most efficient and meaningful planning cycles using process improvement through the OneStream XF platform. One of Mr. Grande’s career highlights was implementing an integrated planning process for volume, sales, manufacturing, sourcing, transportation, logistics, and cost center expense to be used for annual budget and monthly forecasting for a multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. He helped create automated reporting solutions to highlight variances due to volume, rate, and mix. His expertise and experience allow him to build effective forecasting models based on complex business processes while extending the value of the OneStream platform. ​

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.
“David’s balance of industry, technical and functional experience will help Black Diamond thrive in his hometown of Minneapolis,” 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 Minneapolis.  “Minneapolis is a key market for Black Diamond and OneStream. Bringing Black Diamond to Minneapolis brings emphasis to a region whose economy is now largely based on electronics, milling, machinery, medical products, food processing, and graphic arts. We are so excited about our success in Minneapolis and look forward to supporting the business community for many years to come,” said Yost.

Randy Werder
President, Black Diamond Advisory  
T: (407)758-7382

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.

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