The Forward Thinking CFO · Numeritas – Episode 25 – Aneal Vallurupalli – Airbase

In this episode of The Forward Thinking CFO, we were joined by the hugely knowledgeable Aneal Vallurupalli, CFO at Airbase, a spend management software company.

Aneal brings a unique perspective to the table, as he not only holds the CFO position at Airbase but also works directly with CFOs and finance departments to streamline their processes, so gets to experience both sides of the coin.

Aneal’s career began in technology investment banking at Union Square Advisors, His background includes early to late-stage corporate finance, corporate development, operations, and tech M&A.

With over 12 years of experience in financial operations, Aneal has seen firsthand the challenges of manual processes and the need for automation. 

Aneal has been instrumental in building Airbase, so brings a wealth of insights to this episode. During their discussion, Stephen and Aneal explore:

  • The evolving role of CFOs in rapidly growing companies
  • The importance of modernising procurement and payment processes
  • Accounts payable automation, fraud monitoring, and building customer trust
  • Overcoming challenges in acquisition and post-merger integration strategies
  • Successfully managing a remote-only company
  • Navigating economic downturns and preparing for future growth

Whether you’re an established CFO or an aspiring one, this captivating conversation will give you plenty of food for thought.

We’re keen to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please do get in touch below with any feedback you have.

If you want to find out more about Aneal, check out his LinkedIn profile – 

If you want to learn more about Airbase, take a look at their website –