John Ederer

John Ederer

Strategic Finance Executive

Greater Seattle Area
Information Technology and Services

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John Ederer's Overview

  • Vice President, Business Development - Global Partnerships at Concur
  • Vice President, Global Communications & Investor Relations at Univar
  • Vice President, Strategy at SAP
  • Vice President, Investor Relations at Business Objects
  • Investor Relations & Corporate Finance at Ariba, Inc
  • Equity Research Analyst at Various Firms

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John Ederer's Summary

Accomplished senior executive team member with expertise helping public and pre-IPO companies achieve optimal valuations in both equity and debt markets. Extensive experience with growth companies and large organizations leading finance, strategy,corporate development, global business development, investor relations, corporate marketing and communications. Former sell-side analyst and effective problem solver with the vision to understand global markets, competitive dynamics and strategic positioning.

John Ederer's Experience

Vice President, Corporate Finance

TIBCO Software Inc.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; TIBX; Computer Software industry

August 2014Present (2 months) Palo Alto, CA

Leading corporate financial planning and analysis (FP&A), investor relations and corporate development.

Vice President, Business Development - Global Partnerships


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; CNQR; Computer Software industry

August 2013June 2014 (11 months) Bellevue, WA

Launched global business development for a newly created team at Concur, focusing on strategy and cross-market execution for global alliance partners as well as development of new potential alliances.

Vice President, Global Communications & Investor Relations


Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Chemicals industry

May 2010June 2013 (3 years 2 months) Redmond, WA

Built a global communications and investor relations function for Univar, one of the world's leading distributors of chemistry and related services with over $10B in net sales. Responsible for investor relations, corporate branding, public relations, employee communications, web platforms, social media, advertising, and corporate social responsibility. Was recruited to support the company's IPO and prepared the organization by refining the corporate positioning, managing quarterly earnings calls with lenders, participating in investor conferences, and developing public disclosure policies and procedures. Led communications and investor relations during a recapitalization of the business and 6 acquisitions, driving unified messaging to all stakeholders during the transactions and through integration activities.

Vice President, Strategy


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SAP; Computer Software industry

February 2008May 2010 (2 years 4 months) Palo Alto, CA

Joined SAP following the acquisition of Business Objects. Developed and communicated the strategy for SAP Business Objects, supporting the successful integration of the two companies. Managed strategic planning sessions with senior executives to develop business growth objectives, strategies for execution, key performance indicators, and communication materials to articulate the strategy internally and externally.

Vice President, Investor Relations

Business Objects

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; BOBJ; Computer Software industry

April 2006February 2008 (1 year 11 months) San Jose, CA

Recruited, trained and mentored the investor relations team and managed the global investor relations function for a dual-listed company with more than 50 sell-side analysts and institutional ownership split evenly between North America and Europe. Reoriented external investor messaging from a product-cycle driven growth strategy to a multi-channel growth and margin expansion strategy. Led corporate positioning for investor communications during 6 acquisitions, a stock buyback program, and a $600M convertible debt offering.

Investor Relations & Corporate Finance

Ariba, Inc

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; ARBA; Computer Software industry

20022006 (4 years) Sunnyvale, CA

Dual role leading corporate finance activities and investor relations in a rapidly changing environment, including a restatement, a public-to-public merger, and a business model transformation. Led the cross-functional due diligence team for the merger with FreeMarkets. Repositioned the corporate messaging for Wall Street and worked with the analysts during the company's transition to a Software-as-a-Service model.

Equity Research Analyst

Various Firms

19922002 (10 years)

Equity research analyst covering healthcare companies and Internet / enterprise software companies.

John Ederer's Skills & Expertise

  1. Investor Relations
  2. Corporate Branding
  3. Business Strategy
  4. Strategic Communications
  5. Corporate Communications
  6. Corporate Development
  7. Corporate Social Responsibility
  8. M&A experience
  9. Social Media
  10. Market Research
  11. Financial Analysis
  12. Corporate Finance
  13. Equity Research
  14. Strategic Planning
  15. Marketing Communications
  16. Mergers
  17. SaaS
  18. Competitive Analysis
  19. Valuation
  20. Investments
  21. Strategy
  22. Management
  23. Strategic Partnerships
  24. Executive Management
  25. Mergers & Acquisitions
  26. Start-ups
  27. Acquisition Integration
  28. Enterprise Software
  29. Analytics
  30. Financial Modeling
  31. Thought Leadership
  32. Business Development

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John Ederer's Education

Brown University

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Economics and History


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