Claraview, a leader in delivering business intelligence and data mining solutions for commercial enterprises and government agencies, announced this week the addition of Ben Seto as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Seto will execute a financial plan to enable continued organic growth, as well as expansion through acquisitions and joint ventures. Seto will report to Claraview CEO Sid Banerjee.

During the past 15 years Seto has been involved in all aspects of finance across multiple business stages and industries. Most recently he served as the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for World Kitchen, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of consumer houseware products with annual worldwide revenues of $610 million. In this capacity, he directed the management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, and corporate analyst functions, and oversaw a cost reduction program that reduced operating expenses by 10 percent.

Prior to World Kitchen, Seto served as the Vice President of Finance for Strategy.com, a subsidiary of business intelligence software provider MicroStrategy Incorporated. He directed the finance, accounting, human resources and administrative functions for Strategy.com and oversaw an annual budget of over $45 million. Later at MicroStrategy, he was charged with improving processes and procedures in the International Finance organization and effectively executing financial planning and analysis & reporting responsibilities for operations in Europe, the Far East, and Latin America.

 

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