Chief Financial Officers Gather for CFO Renaissance Conference

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Inaugural full-day CFO RoundTable event offers education and networking opportunities built for the Senior Financial Executive

Hundreds of CFOs and senior financial executives of leading New England companies will gather on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at Bentley University for the inaugural CFO Renaissance Conference. Presented by the CFO Roundtable, the premier senior financial executive forum, this full-day event will feature esteemed keynote addresses, panels of CFOs and senior financial executives, dynamic networking opportunities, and more.

“The CFO Renaissance offers a unique opportunity for CFOs and other senior financial executives to engage directly with their peers,” said Jack McCullough, President of the CFO Roundtable and Chair of the CFO Renaissance. “We’ve taken the best qualities of the CFO RoundTable – peer-driven education, dynamic networking, and more – and have built a full-day program just for senior financial executives.”

CFO Renaissance keynote speakers include Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, and Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President & Deputy Chief Economist at TD Bank Financial Group.
Panel sessions include:

Green from Green: Opportunities in Clean Energy
Moderated by Doug Banks, Publisher and Editor, Mass High Tech, this panel will discuss the business and financial issues of clean energy, focusing on opportunities and misconceptions outsiders may have, including strategies for having a successful career in clean energy.

The Future of Financial Reporting
Moderated by Khartik Ramanna, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Accounting and Management, Harvard Business School, this panel will present the future of financial reporting from the perspectives of academia, public accounting, public company finance and accounting executives, and experts on the ongoing technology revolution within the financial reporting arena.

Skills that Matter: Team Building, Dealing with the Media, and Leadership
We have learned that there are skills that separate great CFOs from the merely competent ones, and these skills aren’t frequently taught. This panel, moderated by Bill Driscoll, New England President, Robert Half International, will focus on those skills from a group of executives who have mastered them and who will share the lessons that they have learned along the way.

Creating and Preserving Shareholder Value
Of the many functions performed by CFOs, the most important is to create, grow, and preserve shareholder value. The value creation process starts relatively early in a company’s history, and constantly evolves throughout its life cycle. TD Bank will moderate a panel of CFOs and venture capitalists that have grown companies from raw startups, through an initial public offering, and beyond.

The CFO Renaissance will end with a cocktail reception and raffle for a very special grand prize which includes 4 tickets to any Red Sox game of your choice, a VIP tour of Fenway Park, the opportunity to watch batting practice from the warning track, and your name mentioned on the centerfield scoreboard during the game. Moderated by Curt Schilling, founder and chair of 38 Studios and three-time World Series Champion, the proceeds of the CFO Renaissance raffle will go to Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization.

CFO Renaissance sponsors include:

Platinum Sponsor:

  •     TD Bank

Gold Sponsors:

  •     BlackLine Systems
  •     NetSuite

Silver Sponsors:

  •     Corefino
  •     FD
  •     Robert Half International

Bronze Sponsors:

  •     Caturano and Company
  •     CBIZ Tofias
  •     Goulston & Storrs
  •     Sapers & Wallack, Inc.
  •     Talent Retriever

Media Sponsor:

  •     Mass High Tech’s Finance Flash

To learn more about the CFO Renaissance Conference, visit http://www.cforenaissance.com.

About The CFO RoundTable
As the premier networking and educational forum for senior financial executives, the CFO Roundtable membership is a collaborative, diverse and dedicated group of senior financial executives, who meet monthly to exchange ideas, network with peers, and participate in timely professional development programs presented by leading industry experts. To learn more, visit http://www.thecforoundtable.com.

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