Palisade Appoints Scott Burch VP of Finance

Monday, 15 April 2019

Palisade Appoints Scott Burch VP of Finance

ITHACA, NY – Palisade, the leading provider of risk and decision analysis solutions for industry and academia, is pleased to name Scott Burch as the company’s Vice President of Finance. The move rounds out Palisade’s executive team and will enable the company to execute innovate new financial strategies that are expected to directly impact the bottom line.

Burch’s remit will include financial engineering, systems improvements, analytics and cash management, all of which will further enable the company to achieve its strategic goals of providing the best possible decision-making solutions to Fortune 500 professionals worldwide. Burch will also work closely with Palisade’s equity partner Thompson Street Capital Partners to leverage their experience and expertise.

“Scott has a phenomenal background that really touches on many of our needs,” noted Palisade CEO Randy Heffernan. “As a global company operating in many different countries and offering a range of products and services, our financial needs can be complex. Scott has a proven track record of simplifying complicated processes, prioritizing initiatives to meet company goals, and building teams for maximum impact. We have no doubt Scott’s expertise will drive immediate returns for the company.”

“I love a new challenge,” commented Burch. “My background has included public accounting and financial strategy for a number of manufacturing companies, as well as banking. I was really drawn to Palisade’s global footprint, cutting-edge software technologies, and potential for near-term expansion. Plus, there is an incredibly strong finance team already in place. I’m honored to be part of this next chapter in Palisade’s history.”

Prior to Palisade, Burch was corporate accounting manager for PAR Technologies, controller at XPO Logistics, and Vice President at Tompkins Financial Corporation. He also led the Oneida Nation accounting function, and worked at BorgWarner and Ernst and Young. Burch is a CPA and holds a BS in Accounting from Siena College.

For More Information

Shawn Ryan
Vice President, Operations & Corporate Strategy
Tel: +1 607-277-8000

Palisade is a software developer and solution provider that produces decision support tools for professionals in many industry sectors. The company was founded in 1984, and at present more than 150,000 people use Palisade’s software in fields that range from finance to oil and mineral exploration, real estate to heavy manufacturing and pharmaceuticals to aerospace. Its software is used by more than 90 percent of Fortune Global 500 companies. Sample clients include Procter & Gamble, Petrobras, PEMEX, Lockheed Martin, Mitsubishi, Merck, Unilever, Fluor, Thales, Raytheon and PwC, as well as top business schools around the world.