Help Elect Michael Puccinelli, CCE to the NACM National Board

Michael Puccinelli, CCE accepts the first National O.D. Glaus Credit Executive of Distinction Award from NACM at the 2011 Credit Congress.

Michael Puccinelli, CCE is running for the Western Regional Director on the NACM National Board. Michael currently serves as CMA’s Chair of the Board, he has been a longtime member and supporter of CMA and NACM, and I strongly encourage all CMA members to cast your vote for Michael in the upcoming NACM National Board election. Michael is running against three candidates from other Western Region Affiliates, so it is really important that each of our members participates in the election to ensure that Michael receives enough votes to win the Western seat.

All CMA members will receive notices from NACM National on Monday, October 8th and October 15th, inviting you to cast your vote electronically. The NACM Director Election ballot also will appear in the September/October issue of Business Credit magazine with voting instructions and deadlines.

Thank you for your attention and participation in this important election.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Mike Mitchell, CAE
President & CEO

About Michael Puccinelli, CCE

Mike “Pooch” Puccinelli, CCE has worked in credit for over 36 years, with the last 20 in the high-tech industry. Mike is currently Director, Credit & Collection, Billing and A/R for Equinix, Inc., headquartered in Redwood City, CA. Equinix is the leading global interconnection platform providing data center services to protect and connect the information assets for the enterprises, financial services companies and content and network providers primarily in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific region. Recently, he led the implementation of Oracle Advanced Collections and Oracle Credit Management
modules, which went live in January 2012. Additionally, he is leading the finance track on Equinix’s process reengineering to implement these modules in EMEA and APAC in 2013 with an additional goal of implementing a new billing system in 2013. Mike has facilitated dozens of systemic process solutions to eliminate manual efforts over the two-plus years he has been at Equinix. Prior to joining Equinix, Mike held previous senior level credit positions with VWR Scientific, Businessland, Verisign, and ProBusiness.

Mike graduated from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned the Credit Business Associate (CBA) and the Credit Business Fellow (CBF) designations in 1994 and went on to earn NACM’s prestigious Certified Credit Executive (CCE) designation in 2006. Mike completed NACM’s Graduate School of Credit & Financial Management executive education program, conducted on the campus of Dartmouth College, earning the Executive Award in 2006.

Mike is a true advocate of the credit profession, and has served on professional panels, most recently at the 2012 NACM Credit Congress in Dallas. He’s a frequent speaker at the NACM Western Region Credit Conference and has led several sessions at Oracle World. He is a certified NACM instructor and has taught many classes since 1983 for NACM Affiliates and the University of California, Berkeley.

Throughout his career, Mike has been an advocate of continued education and pursuit of NACM professional designations. He has inspired everyone working in his department to earn a professional designation. Mike was honored in 2010 when his Affiliate, Credit Management Association (CMA), chose him as the Credit Executive of Year. Mike was again honored in 2011 when he received the first National O.D. Glaus Credit Executive of Distinction Award from NACM.

During his career in credit, Mike has been a member NACM Tampa, the Chicago Midwest Credit Management Association, NACM Southwest in Dallas and NACM Northern & Central California (NCC). Mike is currently the Chairman of the Board of NACM Affiliate CMA located in Burbank, CA. He has served on their Board of Directors for the past six years and has been a member of the CMA Executive Committee for the past three years.

Mike recently authored a white-paper about systemic process innovations entitled “Re-Engineer Your Cash Flow Cycle with Oracle Credit and Collection Suite.”

Mike believes that the most significant challenge for the NACM organization is to increase membership. At CMA, multiple membership campaigns have been undertaken to add to the membership rolls. Mike believes that there needs to be a continued effort to tell non-members what value NACM brings to the table. While challenging, it is rewarding when a new member is gained. Mike also believes that credit department staff should engage with NACM so that if one of them becomes a manager at a different company, and that company is not a member of NACM, they will join through the new company.

Mike prides himself on questioning the status quo, asking for improvement in today’s environment which requires that we look at things differently. If elected, Mike hopes to bring this philosophy with him to the NACM Board of Directors.

Mike prides himself on questioning the status quo, asking for improvement in today’s environment which requires that we look at things differently. If elected, Mike hopes to bring this philosophy with him to the NACM Board of Directors.

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