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Phil Searle
Fraser Kirk

 

Phil Searle was Vice President of Finance, and Head of Worldwide Shared Accounting Services at 3Com. He joined 3Com in 1998 as European Finance Director to rollout a European shared services model for 3Com, leveraging SAP. In January 2000 he moved to the US and took on the role of World-wide Shared Accounting Services Director and in this role led 3Com's Global Finance Transformation initiative, which included completing the European Shared Services project and expanding this to include all of the Americas (North and South) and the Asia Pacific Region. In October 2001 Phil took on the role of VP Finance and Corporate Controller. Phil recently left 3Com and has moved into Professional Services Consulting, specialising in Finance Transformation and Shared Services. pasearle@hotmail.com

Fraser Kirk is Director of International Shared Accounting Services at 3Com, and is responsible for 3Com’s EMEA and Asia Pacific shared accounting service centres, based in the UK and Singapore. He was previously Global Shared Services Project Manager, which involved rolling out shared services and SAP on a world-wide basis and bringing the work back into four regional centres over a two year period. Fraser_Kirk@3com.com

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