Flint Lane is president and CEO of Billtrust (www.billtrust.com), a provider of outsourced billing services. Prior to founding Billtrust, Flint founded Paytrust, an electronic bill presentment and payment solution serving consumers, which grew to more than 100,000 customers nationwide before it was sold to Metavante, now a part of Intuit. Billtrust launched B2B consolidator site Invoice Central (www.invoicecentral.com) in 2011.
Our monthly reading of CEO confidence in business conditions fell sharply in December as the nation’s business leaders increasingly perceived that gathering economic and political headwinds. The CEO Confidence Index is at its lowest levels in two years.