As Treasurer for JKPPA, Deborah Kornblau brings her strong professional financial experience to the development and operations of JKPPA. She works with the Board on revenue planning and strategy, drives financial reports and metrics, assists with the technology build out, operational set up and tracking of all JKPPA activities.
Deborah currently provides consultant services to firms seeking financial analysis and planning support, leveraging her strong background and experience across many financial functions, including financial analysis, business planning and strategy, expense monitoring and budgeting, performance metrics, etc.
Deborah Kornblau spent the majority of her professional career as Vice President, GOLDMAN SACHS andCO, New York, NY, where her tenure spanned more than 30 years, working in several key roles supporting the senior leaders in the Securities Division.
Deborah was selected as the first FFO (Franchise Financial Officer) in the Securities Division. She established the first sales business unit, spinoff from various product trading business units. All financial functions to support the salesforce were created and new processes established, as none previously existed, involving coordination across Controllers, Technology, Operations, and Compliance.
Responsibilities included: 1) Managed all financial functions in support of the FICC Americas institutional salesforce ($4bn+ internal business unit within GS); 2) Provided all recurring and ad-hoc business reporting to senior and reporting managers; 3) Coordinated technology development, year-end compensation and business planning, expense monitoring.
Key accomplishments included: 1) Establishment of year-end metrics for senior sales leaders to guide compensation review process, 2) Implemented business planning for sales to complement trading business planning; 3) Establishment of additional client metrics to include external data, ie assets, client strategy, etc. 4)Enhanced reporting capabilities; modified upstream trade entry systems to support cross selling activities.
Deborah later managed global governance and control for the global institutional salesforce within theSecurities Division. Coordinated long term strategy for controls, metrics, and reporting with global sales leadership and technology, resulting with the top 10 global initiatives. Redesigned global sales business planning system, streamlined processes, resulting in 20% reduction in man hours to complete.
CBS, Inc – Deborah provided financial support to the A&R group, within the CBS Music Entertainment Division.Support centered around artist contract negotiations, reflecting analyses of actual sales, royalties and production costs. Annual business planning including sales projections, coordinated with A&R, by artist for new releases, as well as catalog production.
Master of Business Administration, Finance; New York University – Stern School of BusinessBachelor of Arts, Economics and Mathematics; New York University - School of Arts & Sciences