Mary Schaeffer, founder of AP Now, is a nationally recognized accounts payable and payments expert. She is the author of 20 business books, including 127 Best Practices for Accounts Payable, the host of the AP Now podcast and YouTube channel and recipient of the 2021 Accounts Payable Associationâ€™s Wellbeing for Others Award.
Before starting AP Now, a B2B media firm focused on sharing the latest business intelligence on the accounts payable and payment functions, she worked in the corporate trenches of several large finance and treasury departments. She was a Corporate Cash Manager at Continental Grain, a Financial Risk Manager at O&Y, and an Assistant Treasurer at Equitable Life (now part of AXA). She also held the position of Executive Editor for several business publications. Ms. Schaeffer has a BS in Mathematics from York College (CUNY) and an MBA in Finance from New York University.