The Evolving Role of the CFO

The role of the Chief Financial Officer in the 21st century corporation has evolved, from simply leading the financial organization to becoming a key strategist fueling organizational change and technological transformation. Today’s CFO must monitor macroeconomic trends, manage new risk paradigms, optimize operations, and support the CEO and other strategic partners within the C-Suite. As CFOs meet the moment, CNBC has built a program with these unique needs in mind. The CNBC CFO Council delivers timely, valuable insights while helping the modern CFO strengthen relationships with their peers and with CNBC’s world-class business and financial journalists.

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Timely and tailored news and information curated by CNBC’s CFO Council Editorial Director specifically for the CFO community


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Fed Matters

Members of the CNBC CFO Council meet and connect regularly with CNBC journalists, entitling members to hear observations and trends gleaned from their reporting, while building relationships and contributing additional insights. Ahead of every FOMC meeting, Steve Liesman, CNBC Senior Economics Reporter, surveys a panel of top Wall Street economists, money managers and market strategists about their Fed policy predictions. The day before the Fed announces its decision on interest rate policy, Liesman releases the survey results to the public. In this exclusive new event series, members of the CNBC CFO Council will have the opportunity to engage with Liesman and other experts to analyze the findings, discuss the forthcoming Fed Decision and all the factors that might influence policy.


Flagship member event with interactive sessions, panels, and marquee speakers

Breaking News

As breaking news emerges, join Editorial Director David Spiegel and expert guests for a conversation on pressing, topical financial issues

Private Dinner Series

VIP dinner series featuring themed discussions, special newsmaker guests, fellow members, and CNBC journalists

Fed Matters

Interactive, roundtable-style discussions with CNBC Senior Economics Correspondent Steve Liesman in conversation with other guest experts to analyze and discuss policy implications ahead of each meeting of the FOMC

Past Speakers

  • Wences Casares

    Founder & Chairman, Xapo Bank

    Jim Chanos

    President and Founder of Kynikos Associates

    Gary Cohn

    Fmr. Director of the National Economic Council

    Michael Daniel

    CEO, Cyber Threat Alliance

    Richard Fisher

    Fmr President & CEO, Dallas Federal Reserve

    Brad Gerstner

    Founder & CEO, Altimeter Capital

    Josh Gottheimer

    US Representative (NJ)

    Heidi Heitkamp

    Fmr. Senator (ND)

    Danny Meyer

    CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group

    Mick Mulvaney

    Fmr. Director of the Office of Management and Budget

  • Sarah Bloom Raskin

    Fmr. Deputy Secy, US Dept of Treasury

    Tom Reed

    US Representative (NY)

    Megan Stifel

    Executive Director, Americas, Global Cyber Alliance

    Martin Whittaker

    CEO, JUST Capital

    Eamon Javers

    CNBC Senior Washington Correspondent

    Melissa Lee

    Host, CNBC’s “Fast Money” & “Options Action”

    Steve Liesman

    CNBC Senior Economics Correspondent

    Ylan Mui

    CNBC Reporter

    Leslie Picker

    CNBC Reporter

    Scott Wapner

    Host, CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report”

Council Members

Robert Funck

Executive Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Abbott

Don McGuire

Chief Financial Officer, ADP

Vikas Mehta

Chief Financial Officer, Anaplan

Pascal Desroches

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, AT&T

Edmund Reese

Chief Financial Officer, Broadridge Financial Solutions

Scott Herren

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Cisco

Todd Ford

President, Finance & Operations, Coupa

Al Hamood

President & CFAO, Culligan

Anat Ashkenazi

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Eli Lilly and Company

Michael Weiner

Chief Financial Officer, Genpact

Joseph Wolk

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Tucker Marshall

Chief Financial Officer, The J.M. Smucker Company

Matthew Hardt

Chief Financial Officer, Lineage Logistics

Britt Vitalone

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, McKesson Corporation

Eric Kutcher

Senior Partner & Chief Financial Officer, McKinsey & Company

Richard Hrabchak

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Investment Officer, Mutual of Omaha Insurance

John Rainey

Chief Financial Officer, PayPal

Hugh Johnston

Chief Financial Officer, Pepsico

Vincent Morales

Senior VP & Chief Financial Officer, PPG

Matt Schroeder

Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer, Rite Aid

Jason Liberty

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Royal Caribbean Group

Evgeny Fetisov

Chief Financial Officer, Semrush

Jon Farney

Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, State Farm

Vibhu Sharma

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Thrivent

Matthew Ellis

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Verizon

Naveen Chopra

Chief Financial Officer, ViacomCBS

Founding Members


US-based member companies of CNBC's Global CFO Council from 2013 to 2021

  • Bob Funck


    John Murphy


    Kathleen Winters


    Prashanth Mahendra-Rajah

    Analog Devices

    David Elkins

    Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Jack Hartung


    Philip (Phil) Bancroft


    Kelly Kramer


    Todd Ford


    Al Hamood


  • Christine McCarthy


    Howard Ungerleider


    Tracey Travis

    Estee Lauder

    Rachel Glaser


    David Wehner


    Woody Woodall


    Brian McGee


    James Kavanaugh


    Michelle Clatterbuck


    Joseph Wolk

    Johnson & Johnson

  • Tucker Marshall

    J.M. Smuckers

    Gary Millerchip


    Harmit Singh

    Levi Strauss & Co.

    Steve Sordello


    Brian Roberts


    Leeny Oberg


    Sachin Mehra


    Britt Vitalone

    McKesson Corporation

    Michael Gordon


    Robert Davis


  • John McCallion


    Joseph Siclare

    National Football League

    Nancy Buese

    Newmont Mining

    John Rainey


    Hugh Johnston


    Jamey Mock


    Ken Tanji

    Prudential Financial

    Mark Hawkins

    Evgeny Fetisov


    Jason Liberty

    Royal Caribbean Group

  • Bret Johnsen


    Jon Farney

    State Farm Insurance

    Will Gaybrick


    Stewart Glendinning

    Tyson Foods

    Kirt Gardner


    Gerry Laderman


    Richard Peretz


    Mark Long

    Western Digital

    Jim Peters


    Robynne Sisco


  • Kelly Steckelberg


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