Nilly Essaides is Senior Research Director, Finance/EPM /FinOps Advisory Practice at The Hackett Group. She has nearly 30 years of experience researching, writing, and speaking about finance topics, with a focus on the way finance adds value to the enterprise through excellence in financial management and planning processes. Previously, she worked at the Association for Financial Professionals, where she led the FP&A (financial planning and analysis) practice. Ms. Essaides, a prolific blogger with thousands of LinkedIn followers, writes for external publications such as Digitalist Magazine. In addition, she co-authored a book about the internal transfer of best practices, If Only We Knew What We Know (Simon & Schuster, 1998).