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1:00 PM ET | December 13, 2021

Mark LaPre, CPA, Controller, Karuna Therapeutics

Mark LaPre, CPA, is the Controller at Karuna Therapeutics. He joined the Company approximately 2.5 years ago. Prior to joining Karuna, he worked in public accounting for approximately 11 years, spending time at both Deloitte and RSM, on a wide variety of clients and industries but with a focus on financial services and public companies. Mark has been at Karuna through its IPO in 2019 as well as two secondary offerings, and his focus is on helping to grow and scale the financial accounting and reporting function at the Company, which spans across expansion of the team, implementation of new systems (i.e. Coupa, ERP), overseeing accounting treatment and reporting, and other financial projects and objectives.

A Road to Value - Maximize Every Dollar You Spend 
A Case Study on Karuna Therapeutics’ Business Spend Management Evolution

During this industry case study, hear exclusive insights from Karuna’s Controller, Mark LaPre, CPA and Coupa’s Tom O’Leary, regarding how their partnership transformed Karuna’s business spend management and performance.  

Prior to working with Coupa, Karuna had a decentralized purchasing process with contracts, invoices, and purchasing being tracked through excel, email chains and paper. With headcount and expenditures growing, and a limited number of resources available for managing procurement, Karuna needed solutions to:

  • Automate processes and purchasing
  • Efficiently track POs with visibility into changes
  • Create a repository for contracts
  • Maintain SOX compliance as a publicly traded company

Join us December 13 to hear about Karuna’s story and business transformation. From initial R&D to SOX compliance, the Karuna case study will give a true roadmap to value and illustrate how the right business spend management solution can maximize the value of every dollar spent.

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Tom O'Leary, Northeast RVP Life Sciences, Coupa

Tom O'Leary is a Regional VP at Coupa focused on our fast growing Life Sciences vertical and based in Boston, MA. Tom has been with Coupa for 2 years and has a background in helping pre-ipo R&D companies transition to financial systems for IPO readiness and Sox compliance.