Principals of TIS Books

Joyce R. Ochs

Ms. Ochs is managing director with TIS and acts as publisher for TIS Books. She is an experienced consultant, writer, and market researcher. Her consulting experience ranges from corporate treasury management and bank advisory services to the areas of health care and government planning. Ms. Ochs works 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 treasury management and on credit and receivables management, with emphasis on the impact of new technology.

Ms. Ochs spent more than ten years in the public sector developing and implementing a variety of new programs. In addition, she consulted on program development and funding with governmental and not-for-profit associations. 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 writes on a freelance basis in the areas of treasury manageament and healthcare technology. She is the co-author (with Mr. Parkinson) of Creating Financial RFPs that Work and Treasury Manager’s Guide to the Internet. Ms. Ochs holds an A.B. degree from Douglass College (Rutgers University), an M.S. degree 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. She can be contacted through her company website at


Kenneth L. Parkinson

Mr. Parkinson is managing director with TIS and acts as editorial director for TIS Books. He is an experienced consultant, educator, writer, and financial manager. 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 and update effective treasury systems. He has helped major commercial banks to assess market acceptance of new products. He has surveyed the treasury services needs of small and large firms. He has also led industry focus groups and conducted customer roundtables and product demonstrations.

Mr. Parkinson has been a visiting/adjunct professor of finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University for more than ten years and has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate financial courses. In addition, he has taught at and trained executives at Duke University, University of North Carolina, New York Institute of Technology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 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 in the United States and in Canada, National Association of Credit Management, Operations Research Society of America/The Institute of Management Science, Business International, and IBC (London, UK).

Mr. Parkinson is the author, co-author or contributor to more than a dozen books on treasury management, including Creating Financial RFPs that Work, 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, Essentials of Cash Management (2nd and 3rd eds.), and Treasury Manager’s Guide to the Internet. He served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cash Management, as technology editor and contributing editor with Corporate Cashflow magazine, as senior editor with Business Credit magazine, and as co-editor of The Treasury Pro, a monthly newsletter.

Mr. Parkinson holds a BS degree from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA degree from the Wharton Graduate School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was on the team that developed the CCM exam and is a permanently certified cash manager. His prior professional experience includes RCA Corporation, where he served as a corporate financial manager (assistant treasurer), and Deloitte & Touche, where he served as a management consultant.