KEYNOTES



Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki

Chief Evangelist
Canva

The Art of Disruption
Monday, April 24 | 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Mike Foster

Mike Foster

Founder & CEO
Foster Institute

The Shocking Truth Executives Need to Know About Protecting Your Private Data
Monday, April 24 | 4:10 pm - 5:05 pm

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Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan

Founder & CEO
Cotential

Get Big Things Done: Unleash Your Connectional Intelligence
Tuesday, April 25 | 8:40 am - 9:45 am

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Sekou Andrews

Sekou Andrews

Poetic Voice, Founder & CEO
Sekou World Inc.

D.I.Y. Innovation
Tuesday, April 25 | 11:20 am - 12:20 pm

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SPEAKERS



Kevin Baril

Kevin Baril

Principal
Grant Thornton

Transform Value with Analytics and Digital Strategies
- Technical Skills and Tools

Monday, April 24 | 10:30 am - 11:20 am

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Narayanan Balakrishnan

Narayanan Balakrishnan

Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS)
Ernst & Young LLP

Accounting Change – How Private Companies Can Plan for the Adoption
of the New Revenue Recognition and Lease Standards
Technical Skills and Tools Track

Tuesday, April 25 | 10:30 am - 11:20 am

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Natalie Brader

Natalie Brader

Managing Consultant, M&A Integration and Divestitures
RGP

Managing Successful Mergers and Acquisitions
Executive Leadership Track

Monday, April 24 | 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm

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Richard Cline

Richard Cline

Advisory Managing Director
Grant Thornton

Transform Value with Analytics and Digital Strategies
- Technical Skills and Tools

Monday, April 24 | 10:30 am - 11:20 am

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Heather Cole

Heather Cole

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Lodestar Solutions, Inc / Heatherized

Ideas Worth Sharing: Escaping the Rut, The Quest for Sustainable Happiness
Monday, April 24 | 1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

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Leah Colson

Leah Colson

Director of Executive Talent Management
Microsoft

Succession Planning as a Key Business Strategy
Tuesday, April 25 | 7:00 am - 8:20 am

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Colby Conner

Colby Conner

Advisory Partner
PwC Advisory Services

Leading Finance Teams in a Digital Era
Technical Skills and Tools Track

Monday, April 24 | 11:30 am - 12:20 pm

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George Davis

George Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Qualcomm

The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner
Executive Leadership Track

Monday, April 24 | 11:30 am - 12:20 pm

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Shinder Dhillon

Shinder Dhillon

Senior Director – Global Diversity & Inclusion
Microsoft

Diversity and Inclusion as a Strategic Priority
Expertise Expansion Track

Tuesday, April 25 | 10:30 am - 11:20 am

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Peter Firestone

Peter Firestone

Managing Director
Protiviti

Building Key Partnerships/Managing Relationships
with Internal and External Resources
Expertise Expansion Track

Monday, April 24 | 11:30 am - 12:20 pm

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Jenna Fisher

Jenna Fisher

Managing Director
Russell Reynolds Associates

The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner
Executive Leadership Track

Monday, April 24 | 11:30 am - 12:20 pm

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David Gillman

David Gillman

Training and Organizational Effectiveness professional | Kaplan, Inc.

Driving Organizational Change
Executive Leadership Track

Monday, April 24 | 10:30 am - 11:20 am

Assess and Enhance Your Personal Leadership Style
Expertise Expansion Track

Monday, April 24 | 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm

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Maria Guida

Maria Guida

President of Successful Speaker Inc
Executive Coach and Former Broadway Actress

Post-Conference Leadership Immersion Workshops | Enhance Your Executive Communication & Presence: Speak and Present with Passion, Persuasion and Pizzazz
Tuesday, April 25 | 1:35 pm - 4:30 pm

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Scharrell Talley Jackson

Scharrell Talley Jackson

Partner, COO/CFO
Squar Milner LLP

Building Key Partnerships/Managing Relationships
with Internal and External Resources
Expertise Expansion Track

Monday, April 24 | 11:30 am - 12:20 pm

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Ajit Kambil

Ajit Kambil

Global CFO Program Research Director
Deloitte LLP

2017 CFO Outlook – Looking Ahead
Executive Leadership Track

Tuesday, April 25 | 10:35 am - 11:20 am

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Stephen Kasprisin

Stephen Kasprisin

Chief Financial Officer
Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc. (MagnaFlow)

Building Key Partnerships/Managing Relationships
with Internal and External Resources
Expertise Expansion Track

Monday, April 24 | 11:30 am - 12:20 pm

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Marc Macaulay

Marc Macaulay

Cognitive Audit Leader
KPMG

The digitization of business and how artificial intelligence is redefining financial reporting and auditing
Tuesday, April 25 | 7:30 am - 8:20 am

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Loren Mahon

Loren Mahon

VP Finance Systems
CEO Office at Oracle

Growth of FinTech: Making the Leap to New Technologies
Technical Skills and Tools Track

Monday, April 24 | 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm

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Sanjay Marwaha

Sanjay Marwaha

Risk Advisory Services, Financial Services Practice Leader, Managing Director
BDO USA LLP

Industry 4.0 and BlockChain and the Internet of Things
Monday, April 24 | 7:30 pm - 8:20 am

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Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald

Senior Executive Director
Robert Half

Making the Leap: Transitioning to CFO
Expertise Expansion Track

Monday, April 24 | 10:30 am - 11:20 am

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Jim Perry

Jim Perry

Director, EPM Practice Strategy
Infor

Technology Drivers Impacting Enterprise Performance Management
Tuesday, April 25 | 7:30 am - 8:20 am

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Ed Pisarchick

Ed Pisarchick

Director, Mergers and Acquisitions
RGP

Managing Successful Mergers and Acquisitions
Executive Leadership Track

Monday, April 24 | 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm

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Brian Powell

Brian Powell

Executive Director, Financial Accounting Advisory Services Practice (FAAS)
Ernst & Young LLP

Accounting Change – How Private Companies Can Plan for the Adoption
of the New Revenue Recognition and Lease Standards
Technical Skills and Tools Track

Tuesday, April 25 | 10:30 am - 11:20 am

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Dennis Rebelo

Dr. Dennis Rebelo, Ph.D.

Chief Learning Officer
Financial Executives International (FEI)

Ideas Worth Sharing: Managing Self Development in a World of Complexity
Monday, April 24 | 1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

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Ed Robinson

Ed Robinson

CEO
Robinson Performance Group

Post-Conference Leadership Immersion Workshops
Rational Rainmaking Strategies for Financial Influence:
Business Development and Influencing Skills for Financial Experts

Tuesday, April 25 | 1:35 pm - 4:30 pm

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David Ross

David Ross

Executive Vice President
Hays Companies

Myths & Misconceptions of Employer Healthcare Plans
Monday, April 24 | 7:30 am - 8:20 am

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Brian Ruttencutter

Brian Ruttencutter

Chief Financial Officer
Cumming

Building Key Partnerships/Managing Relationships
with Internal and External Resources
Expertise Expansion Track

Monday, April 24 | 11:30 am - 12:20 pm

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Gino Sasso

Gino Sasso

Partner Tax
Ernst & Young LLP

Implications of potential tax reform on private companies/family owned businesses
Tuesday, April 25 | 7:30 am - 8:20 am

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Chris Stephenson

Chris Stephenson

Business Consulting & Technology Principal:
National Co-Leader - Financial Management
Grant Thornton LLP

Transformational CFO: Planning for Change
Monday, April 24 | 7:30 am - 8:20 am

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Andrej Suskavcevic

Andrej Suskavcevic, CAE

President and CEO
Financial Executives International (FEI)
and Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF)

Ideas Worth Sharing: Leadership Lessons from Children
Monday, April 24 | 1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

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Brian Swartz

Brian Swartz

Chief Financial Officer
Cornerstone OnDemand

The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner
Executive Leadership Track

Monday, April 24 | 11:30 am - 12:20 pm

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Randy White

Randy White

CEO
Wheel Pros

Building Key Partnerships/Managing Relationships
with Internal and External Resources
Expertise Expansion Track

Monday, April 24 | 11:30 am - 12:20 pm

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Eskander Yavar

Eskander Yavar

Management Advisory Services, National Leader
BDO USA LLP

Industry 4.0 and BlockChain and the Internet of Things
Monday, April 24 | 7:30 pm - 8:20 am

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