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QuickBooks Connect 2021 Breakout Sessions

Business automation: Efficiencies of the future

Dive deep into tech and trends in the world of automation. In this panel with QuickBooks partners, Avalara and Fishbowl, explore what their customers are craving and solutions that are making businesses more productive and efficient.

Nate Flake VP, Operations, Fishbowl

Nate is the vice president of operations at Fishbowl, the leading inventory management software for small- to medium-sized businesses. At Fishbowl, he builds and leads teams, including the client implementation team, strategic partner program and the QuickBooks team. He previously worked in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow where he coordinated projects between multiple federal government departments.

Clayton Goodhue Senior Manager, Emerging Business, Avalara

Clayton is a Senior Manager for the Emerging Business group at Avalara. He is located out of the corporate headquarters in Seattle, Washington. For the past 9 years Clayton has been helping companies leverage technology to navigate the complexities of indirect tax compliance. When not talking about tax, you will find him enjoying the Pacific Northwest outdoors.

Vanessa Vasquez Business Strategist and Consultant, Vanessa Vasquez Consulting

Vanessa’s superpower is to bring solid financial education and strong strategies to Hispanic Entrepreneurs and Accountants. Destroying the kryptonite of small business, which is lack of financial knowledge, Vanessa presents the correct tools and processes for businesses to grow and expand. Her main focus has always been helping her clients streamline their small business financial management processes through education and the application of technology. With 20+ years of experience, Vanessa recognizes the importance of providing learning opportunities and financial solutions for the rapidly growing Spanish-speaking small business community.