Richard Stark is the director of Financial Performance Management Solutions at Actuate Corporation. He is responsible for shaping product direction and market strategy. For 20 years, Stark has been a thought leader and industry pioneer in the area of improving financial business processes with leading technology. He has held various management positions in consulting, sales and marketing, business development and finance. He was a founding member of Pillar Corporation, acquired by Hyperion, where he worked for 11 years in various roles. He was responsible for financial applications product design, marketing and sales strategies. He has spoken at numerous industry conferences. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.