Jon Casher is the President of Casher Associates, Inc. The firm specializes in project management, process improvement and information technology consulting. Jon has worked with hundreds of organizations in the public and private sectors providing guidance and assistance on a broad range of financial operations, accounts payable, accounts receivable and procure-to-pay topics. He has presented at hundreds of conferences, webinars and audio conferences and conducted workshops on a wide range of financial operations and procure-to-pay topics. Jon has led over thirty Accounts Payable and Procure-to-Pay process reviews in companies ranging in size from $5 million in annual sales to Fortune 10 companies since 2007. In that time frame, he has also led or participated in over twenty other consulting engagements focused on regulatory compliance and automation of financial operations.
Jon is one of the most respected consultants and original thinkers in procure-to-pay operations and technology. As head of a software firm that he founded in 1976, he conceived of the concept of online catalogs and online ordering in 1977 and successfully implemented the concept for Citicorp in 1978.
From 1988 through 2007, Jon was the co-founder and Chairman of RECAP where he was responsible for strategic planning and overall direction of the firm. RECAP became one of the leading Accounts Payable Recovery firms and introduced many of the concepts, products and services that are now commonly available. During Jon's tenure, RECAP's clients included a majority of the largest US banks, many large insurance companies, brokerage firms, mutual funds, investment banking firms, major research universities, publishers, utilities, hospitals, information services providers, management consulting firms and large public accounting firms.
Jon was a member of the Board of Directors from 2000 and head of the Audit Committee from 2002 of a NASDAQ listed company that went private in September 2006. He also advises several privately held companies.
He earned the APM (Accounts Payable Manager) certification in 2003 and is a subject matter expert for the Accounts Payable Certification Programs created and managed by the IOMA's Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) and The Accounts Payable Network (TAPN). Jon co-developed their certification training workshop and regularly leads their Accounts Payable Training classes at conferences, in conjunction with other workshops, stand alone, and in-house at many organizations. He is the author of several sections of the 2012 Certification Manual and associated slides.
Jon has over thirty years of experience in managing the design, development and deployment of computer-based financial systems. He has personally consulted with over 100 of the world's leading financial institutions and financial information service providers, as well as with several of the world's largest management consulting and accounting firms. He has also worked with many large public and private colleges and universities, healthcare providers, manufacturers and retailers.
Jon has been a guest lecturer on information technology and entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School, M.I.T.‘s Sloan School of Management and Boston University. In addition, he was a lecturer at Boston University and Northeastern University where he taught graduate courses in Computer Science.
He has written two books and over 50 articles and white papers. He is the author of chapters in several other books as well as a contributing editor of others. He is a regular contributor to the Managing Accounts Payable newsletter and a member of its Editorial Advisory Board. He has been quoted in many business publications.
Jon has a B.S. from Cornell University where his major was Operations Research, an S.M. in Management from M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management, and has completed course work towards a Ph.D. in Management from M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management.