Welcome to CFO Focus
Intimate Gatherings & Engaging Discussions with Leading CFOs
Intimate Gatherings & Engaging Discussions with Leading CFOs
Check out this great video from CFO Focus Orange County in San Clemente on Sept 22, 2022
CFO Focuses are private events held in private homes. RSVP is required and we provide the location of the gathering usually the day before.
Join leading CFOs and General Counsels (GCs) in the Salt Lake City region for a reception and fireside chat with CNBC's Jane Wells
Join leading CFOs and General Counsels (GCs) in the Denver region for a reception and fireside chat with CNBC's Jane Wells
There's so much more of CFO Focus to come! We're coming to Seattle, Salt Lake City and Austin this September and October. We're answering the call of CFOs in those regions who participated in our online forums during 2020-2021. Be a co-producer and help us feature some great CFOs in your neck of the woods!
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. Proceeds from each CFO Focus benefits a local charity.
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 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.
at Sallie Gilbin's beautiful home
at a private beachside mansion in Laguna or Newport Beach
at Brian Webber's beautiful home in Bel Air
CFOs in Bay Area should plan to join us at our first in person event in San Francisco!
at Ryan Bristol's new home in the Dos Vientos section of Thousand Oaks. Ryan left JP Morgan for UBS and will tell us all about it
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
C some of your fellow CFOs swing!
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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