Welcome to CFO Focus
Intimate Gatherings & Engaging Discussions with Leading CFOs
Intimate Gatherings & Engaging Discussions with Leading CFOs
UBS Economist Tom McLoughlin joins CNBC's Jane Wells for a look back at 2023 and a look forward to the economic year ahead in 2024.
Sign up for this interactive Zoom to network with your local colleagues in our breakout rooms at the top of the show.
Also joining us is special guest Sandra Velasquez from Nopalera who appeared on Shark Tank last January (and turned down the money!) Noplera is fast becoming one the largest Latina led beauty brands in the world. To all CFOs and GCs who register -- We'll be sending Nopalera's Cactus Flower Exfoliant and the Dulce Discover Set so you can scrub off 2023 and look great on your 2024 Zoom calls.
Join us in Las Vegas to hear stories never before told off or on the record with Katie Fellows, Vice President, Corporate Counsel
Fontainebleau Las Vegas
Heather Clayton, Chief Financial Officer
Vegas Golden Knights
2023 Stanley Cup Champions!
Michael Crome, Chief Financial Officer
Las Vegas Raiders
Brad Anthony, General Counsel
Treasure Island, Circus Circus and
Houston's leading CFOs and GCs gather at a private location for an elegant reception with tray passed apps and drinks. Featured CFOs and GCs include:
Christopher Hough, CFO
IndiGO Auto Group
Braden Merrill, CFO
Sequitur Energy Resources
Jess Cole, CFO
Laura Tyson, COO and GC
The Energy & Minerals Group
Join us for what promises to be a memorable evening at a private club in Houston's River Oaks area.
Austin is known for many things from great food and music to home to some of the fastest growing companies in the world. When we started CFO Focus' expansion Austin was high on the list of destinations we wanted to go to talk to CFOs in the know. Jane Wells was first there on Feb 28 and now back on another last day of the month of November to celebrate our last CFO Focus of 2023. Torchy's Tacos CFO Ryan Moore is featured along with Ashley Fischer, General Counsel at Tiff's Treats, and Ben Heben, CFO at Everly Health. Deloitte partner Angela Vanscoy hosts us. And we'll be tray passing tiny Torchy Tacos. Be sure to register early - this will sell out!
Live from New York! CFO Focus gathers at The Player's Club in Manhattan with Lindsey Baptiste, Chief Financial Officer, Capitolis
Adam Townsend, CFO, VIZIO
Andrea Blankmeyer, CFO,
Jane Wells, Business Correspondent
CFO Focus returns to Salt Lake City fo the third time this year. CNBC's Jane Wells gets great stories from Dale R. Gerar, CFO, iFit
Jeff White, CFO,
Sportsman’s Warehouse (NASDAQ:SPWH)
Gwyn Goodson McNeal, EVP and CFO
Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR)
CFO Focus returns to the mile high city on Oct 12, featuring Colorado's leading CFOs and GCs in a beautiful private location. Jane Wells sits down with Kim Pryor, General Counsel
JBS USA, Rich Walker, CFO at
Skillsoft and Matthew DeNezza, CFO at Crusoe Energy Systems, Inc., in what was an epic reception and program. Invitation only. Free to attend thanks to our Host Committee.
Seattle welcomes Jane Wells for CFO/GC Focus for her first in person appearance after the pandemic when CFO Focus Seattle was online only. We'll be featuring some of the leading CFOs and GCs in the region including Chris Naismith, CFO at PCC Community Markets.
Kazi Hasan, EVP and CFO, Puget Sound Energy
Alesia Pinney, Chief Legal Officer, Avalara
Invitation only. Free to attend if you're a Seattle area CFO or GC!
Phoenix will again host CNBC's Jane Wells in September.
Be sure to RSVP at the link below so it's on your busy calendar! Featured CFOs ad GCs include:
.Heather Zorge, CFO, Hippo Veterinary Group
Alan Schnaid, CFO, PetSmart
Almira Torralba Baker, General Counsel, Roadmaster Group
Our Moderator -- Jane Wells from CNBC!
CFO GC Focus returns as an invitation only gathering of CFOs and GCs in San Diego area on Sept 20. Jane Wells interviews San Diego Padres’ GC Terezka Peterka Zabka, Jacuzzi Group CAO Dianne Deuitsch, Youngs Markets GC Brian O’Neill and Heidi Henson, CFO at Pardes Biosciences. Register today to be sure you get the invitation to attend.
Like moths to a flame CFOs in Orange County will gather again to hear Jane Wells lead a fireside chat with some of Orange County's leading CFOs. Invitation only. Please join us!
Featured CFOs include Sandra Beaver, CFO of Evolus (NASDAQ:EOLS) and Epson Global Controller Ram Muthuraman
Our Organizing Committee produces each CFO Focus gathering. CFOs of leading local companies are invited to be featured and interviewed in a "fireside chat" by leading business journalists like CNBC's Jane Wells.
CFO Focuses feature a large cap company CFO and a smaller, fast growing company CFO in a private CFO home. CFOs attend as our guests, along with a limited number of sponsors. We promise a short, fun evening with wine and appetizers so CFOs can be home by 8:30 or 9.
Our gatherings are private events in private homes, open to invited CFOs only who attend as our guests. Our Host Committee pays the costs for fine local wine and and locally grown appetizers served by a local caterer.
If you're a CFO who'd like to join us or a business leader who wants to co-host please contact us. During Covid times we deliver wine to CFOs and they join online for an interactive program.
CFO GC Focus Salt Lake City featured some of Utah's leading CFOs and GCs at Lucid's stunning facility overlooking the Rocky Mountains.
Jason Beesley, CFO of Pattern was featured with Olivia Curley, Deputy GC, eXp World Holdings (NASDAQ: EXPI) and Seamus Hennessy, CFO, Lucid.
Jane Wells sat down with Andy Fastow former Enron CFO. 20 Years on the lessons learned are still not learned as Silicon Valley Bank and other financial disasters have shown. Check out And and Jane's fascinating conversation.
Some CFOs don't golf if you can believe it. Here Jane Wells in her role as a reporter for CNBC, talks with LPGA pro Deb Richard on her Cs on Tees program to help C level women get in the game - and into the board room.
Our annual Salary Survey provides CFOs with important information on compensation. Please participate by completing the short salary survey.
CFO Focus Forums are held in private homes and feature leading CFOs networking over tray passed appetizers and drinks, followed by a fireside chat with CNBC's Jane Wells and other leading business journalists. If interested in joining a host committee or hosting in your area please contact us!
CFO Focus Orange County
Featured Leading CFOs from the region:
Mimi Taylor, CFO, Roth Staffing
Tom Stankovich, CFO, ReShape Lifesciences
Ricardo Perdigao, Global CFO & COO, Sambazon
We gathered at Katie O'Connor's home in Huntington Beach. Katie is a partner at Deloitte in Orange County.
Our Host -- Jane Wells from CNBC!
CFO/GC Focus New York on Sept 14, 2022 featured some of New York's finest General Counsels (GCs) and CFOs. Anita Vogel, national network anchor and correspondent, was in the anchor chair for the fireside chat at The Players in New York.
Featuring Kate Collier, VP Audit Services, Sempra; Jeff Ackerman; CFO now COO
Tide Rock Holdings; Scott Arnold, EVP and CFO
Certis Oncology Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Swiecki, CFO, Nalu Medical, Inc.
Featuring Claudia Pieropan, CFO, Orgain
Chris McConnell, CFO, The Travel Corporation
Jesse Timmermans, CFO, REVOLVE (RVLV)
Michael L. Zemetra, EVP, CFO & Treasurer
Veritone, Inc. (VERI)
Join us for our first "in person" GC/ CLO Focus at the home of Steven Stokdyk, Partner at Latham & Watkins featuring four great GCs interviewed by CNBC's Jane Wells
Join Jane Wells from CNBC and Deloitte's Emerging Growth Company Partner Sarah Benveniste as we broadcast live from our first ever CFO Focus in New York. Featuring 3 of New York's finest CFOs! If you're a New York area CFO please let us know so we can invite you.
Vaccinated Lawyers Only! No CFOs :(
CFO Focus Seattle returned August 31! Great show!
CFO Focus Orange County on June 29, 2021 was one of our best attended ever! Over 60 CFOs gathered online for an hour with CNBC's Jane Wells talking with Karen Flores, CFO at GAN; Naren Goel, CFO, Ephesoft: Brandon Kerns, CFO, Landmark Health; and Adam Spice
CFO, Rocket Lab
CFO Focus Seattle featured Jane Wells from CNBC and Ryan Lambert from the Puget Sound Business Journal at the Anchor Desk with Pearl Chan, CFO at PicMonkey, Kim Eiring, CFO at Mutual Materials, and Chris Berry, VP Finance and Controller at Alaska Air Group, with wine provided by Chris Sparkman from Sparkman Cellars!
Moderator: CNBC’s Jane Wells
Watch our panel of experts on SPAC v IPOs in a year that saw a record # of SPACs! Trent Brown, Partner at Deloitte;
Steven Stokdyk. Partner, Latham & Watkins; Lars Rathje, Risk Management,, Lockton Insurance; Frank Watanabe, CEO, Arcutis; Jon Isaacson, CFO and Chief Corporate, Development Officer Lefteris Acquisition Corp; John Lockhart, CMO, People Media Worldwide
Featuring Mike Caponetto, COO/ Acting CFO at Global One Ventures, Patrick Burke, VP Global Fiance at Callaway Golf Corp and Special Guest Andy Fastow, Former CFO at Enron
Featuring El Pollo Loco CFO Larry Roberts, Kevin Rubin, CFO at Alteryx, Jason Tester, CFO at Horowitz Group and Special Guest Andy Fastow, Former CFO at Enron.
Featuring Jeff Crawford CFO at NantWorks and the Los Angeles Times and Deann Hallett, Former CFO at FOX gathered at American Discovery Capital's Brian Webber's beautiful home in Bel Air. We're returning to Brian's home for one of our first in person CFO Focus forums in a LONG time.
Our first CFO Focus at Mammoth before the ACG Deals Conference was a huge success. Look for upcoming programs at Mammoth in 2021 and 2022. We'll gather at Dave McGees beautiful mountainside mansion for drinks and dinner
Our first CFO Focus Online from the tech capitol of the world! Watch the livestream with Rene Ho, CFO at Taulia; Susan Kim, CFO at App Annie; Jason Child, CFO at Splunk; moderated by Pandocap’s Laura Moreno
Santa Barbara 5/17/2016 Janet Garufis, CEO Montecito Bank & Trust and Jane Wells, CNBC
Thousand Oaks 8/16/16 Davic Meline, CFO, Amgen, Barth Thielen, CFO Blue Microphone
Thousand Oaks 2/23/2017 Ann McCallion, CFO, PennyMac, Robert Purcell, CFO iPayment (now PaySafe)
Santa Barbara 5/17/2017 Patrick Williams, CFO, Sientra; Nick Cronin, CFO, HG Data
Thousand Oaks 9/19/2017 Pam Kessler, CFO, LTC Properties; Jayme Brooks CFO, Capstone Turbine
Santa Barbara 11/8/2017 Ali Bauerlein, CFO, Inogen' Bhupi Singh, CFO, Direct Relief; John Zeller, CFO, Passages Malibu
Thousand Oaks 2/21/2018 Kevin Elms, CFO, Dole Packaged Foods; Mark Palamountain, CFO, Limoneira
Santa Barbara 5/16/2018 Jeff Harris, CFO, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf; Matt Pigeon, CFO, TrackR; Robert Berezensky, CFO, Figueroa Mountain Brewing
Thousand Oaks 9/5/2018 John Smithers, CFO, Sienna Biotechnology; Nilo Ramos, CFO, DW Drums
Los Angeles 10/10/2018 Russ Whittenburg, CFO, Forest Lawn; Mike Finn, CFO, National CORE, Shosie Bacura; Andy Fastow, former, CFO, Enron
Santa Barbara 11/14/2018 Steve Fasching, CFO, Decker Brands; Carol Bartholomey, CFO, Seek Thermal;Alex Bauer, CFO, Sansum Clinic
Orange County 2/28/19 Mike Henry, CFO, Tilly's; John Beaver, CFO, BioLase
Thousand Oaks 3/7/2019 Matt Clark, CFO, Cheesecake Factory; Brian Donahue; SVP Finance, Ember Technologies
Los Angeles 5/14/2019 Muhammad Shazhad, CFO, The Honest Company; Kirsten Andenberg, CFO, Fantasy Cookie Co.
Santa Barbara 5/22/2019 Bill Strong, CFO, Apeel Sciences; Autumn Shelton, CFO, Autumn Brands
Ventura County 9/12/2019 Mark Garcia, CFO, Freska Produce; Mike Redard, CFO, Cure Pharmaceutical
San Diego 9/24/2019 Mike Caponetto, CFO, Global One Ventures; Patrick Burke, VP Global Finance, Callaway Golf Corp
Orange County 9/25/2019 Kevin Rubin, CFO, Alteryx; Larry Roberts, CFO, El Pollo Loco; Jason Tester, CFO, Horowitz Group
Santa Barbara 10/22/2019 Paul Ross, CFO, The Trade Desk; Daniel Lender, CFO, QAD
Los Angeles 10/23/2019 Jeff Crawford, CFO, Los Angeles Times; Julie White, CFO, SkiData; Dean Hallett, fromer CFO, 20th Century Fox
Ventura County 2/19/2020 Alice Galstian, CFO, Kavli Foundation, Steven Binder, CFO, MannKind Corp, Phil Oseas, CFO GeoLinks
Orange County 2/20/2020 Kris Sennesael, CFO, Skyworks Solutions, Inc, Taylor Hawes, CFO, Pacific Dental, Karen Morris, CFO, Main Electric
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