TIS Principals

Kenneth L. Parkinson

Mr. Parkinson is managing director with TIS. His experience as a consultant and as a corporate treasury manager includes the development and implementation of major treasury systems in both mainframe and PC environments. As a treasury manager, he evaluated and selected treasury services from commercial and investment banks and other providers worldwide. As a treasury consultant, he has worked closely with clients to select appropriate banking services, evaluate bank service charges, and design effective treasury systems. He has helped major commercial banks in assessing market acceptance of new products and in solving current customer problems. He has surveyed the system and banking service needs of small and large firms. He has also led industry focus groups and conducted customer roundtables and product demonstrations for major banks.
 Mr. Parkinson was a visiting/adjunct professor of finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University for more than two decades. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in introductory finance, working capital management, financial ecommerce, and (long-term) corporate finance. He has also trained executives at Duke University, University of North Carolina, New York Institute of Technology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New York Institute of Finance, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and state CPA societies across the country, American Management Association, Association for Financial Professionals (with its predecessor groups), Treasury Management Association of Canada, regional treasury management associations across the country and in Canada, National Association of Credit Management, Operations Research Society of America/The Institute of Management Science, Business International, UNI Strategic (Malaysia), and IBC (UK),.
 Mr. Parkinson has authored, co-authored or made major contributions to more than a dozen works on treasury management, including Managing Your Cash Position, Cash Flow Forecasting: A Hands-on Approach, Cash Flow Forecasting Templates, RFP Questionnaires for Financial Services, Optimizing Bank Relations, Preparing for Treasury Management Certification, How to Prepare an RFP for Treasury Services, Corporate Cash Management Handbook, Managing Bank Relations, Corporate Liquidity, Cash Management Templates, and Essentials of Cash Management (2nd and 3rd eds.). He served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cash Management, technology editor and contributing editor for Corporate Cashflow magazine, senior editor with Business Credit magazine, and co-editor of The Treasury Pro, a monthly newsletter. He is currently a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Corporate Treasury Management.
 Mr. Parkinson holds a BS degree from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA degree in international business from the Wharton Graduate School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was part of the team that originally developed the CCM exam and is a permanently certified cash manager. His prior experience includes RCA Corporation, where he served as a corporate financial manager (assistant treasurer), and Deloitte & Touche, where he served as a management consultant.

Joyce R. Ochs

  Ms. Ochs is managing director with TIS and serves as the publisher of TIS Books. Her consulting experience ranges from corporate treasury management and bank advisory services to the areas of health care and local government. Ms. Ochs has worked with corporate clients to assess and streamline their cash management operations, to evaluate bank service charges and to select bank services. She has also conducted surveys of cash management issues and has helped develop profiles of corporate users and determine their banking and treasury software needs. She has conducted numerous focus groups and roundtable discussions on all aspects of corporate treasury management and on credit and receivables management, with emphasis on the impact of new technology. She designed the technical specifications for the debt and investment module of a first-generation treasury workstation.
 In the public sector, Ms. Ochs had more than ten years of experience developing and implementing a variety of new programs, as well as consulting on program development and funding with governmental and not-for-profit associations. She is experienced in managing group processes and facilitating the acceptance of new programs. She was involved with several innovative health studies in New York City.
 Ms. Ochs served as a senior editor of Business Credit magazine, executive editor of the Journal of Cash Management, coeditor of Treasury Pro and Essentials of Cash Management (2nd and 3rd eds.), as the technology editor of Managed Care magazine, and as contributing editor for Corporate Cashflow magazine. She also has written about financial and investment management for a variety of publications. Ms. Ochs holds an A.B. degree from Douglass College of Rutgers University, an M.S. degree in administrative medicine from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and an M.B.A. degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.