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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Phil Boudreau is Abbott’s Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed to this role in September 2023. Since joining Abbott in 1997, Phil has held numerous positions including Vice President, Finance, and Controller. He previously served as Division Vice President, Controller, Medical Devices; and controller roles in Point of Care Diagnostics, Nutrition and Diabetes Care. Phil holds degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Purdue University.
KC McClure is Accenture’s chief financial officer with responsibility for the company’s corporate controllership, treasury, tax, investor relations, financial reporting and analysis, strategic planning and analysis, and corporate development functions. She is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee. In 2020, KC was recognized as the number one IT Services CFO in Institutional Investor’s annual survey of the sector’s equity analysts and institutional investors.
Prior to her appointment as CFO in January of 2019, KC was senior managing director – Business and Commercial Finance and was responsible for all of Finance’s work across Accenture’s markets and services. In addition, she was responsible for our Commercial Management and Finance Strategy & Enablement functions. During this time, she represented Finance on Accenture’s Operations Council.
Throughout her more than 30-year career with Accenture, KC has served in a number of Finance leadership roles. She was finance director for the Communications, Media & Technology and the Health & Public Service groups where she was a member of the leadership teams and responsible for financial operations worldwide, including sales, contracting and delivery of client engagements.
KC was Head of Investor Relations from 2010 to 2016, and was responsible for cultivating and maintaining Accenture’s strategic relationships and communications with shareholders and the broader investment community. During her tenure, Accenture’s Investor Relations team was ranked number one in Institutional Investor’s annual survey of the sector’s equity analysts and institutional investors. Earlier in her career, KC also served in a variety of finance roles with Accenture’s new business ventures, alliances and outsourcing teams. She joined the company in 1988 and was promoted to managing director in 2001.
A certified public accountant, KC holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University. She currently serves on both the Board of Visitors and the Accounting External Advisory Board for the Smeal College of Business at Penn State.
Chief Financial Officer Don McGuire was appointed Chief Financial Officer in September 2021. Previously, he had held the role of President, Employer Services International (ESI) since June 2018. In this position, he led the company’s International regions, ADP GlobalView® HCM and CelergoStreamline®. His responsibilities included ADP offerings in more than 140 countries and driving strategic growth, operational excellence and providing leadership across this portfolio. Prior to that, Don served from July 2016 as President, EMEA with Streamline added to the role in July 2017 and then Celergo in August 2018 after its acquisition. From 2013-2016 as President APAC Don was based in Singapore where he consolidated and expanded ADP’s Asia Pacific operations. Don joined ADP Canada in 1998 as Vice President, Finance and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2000. His next appointment was as Head of Operations in 2002. Don was appointed General Manager for the ADP UK organisation in September 2007. Don is a Chartered Professional Accountant. He currently lives with his family in the London, UK area.
Michael Linford is Chief Financial Officer for Affirm.
Air Lease Corporation
Gregory B. Willis has served as Chief Financial Officer of ALC since 2012 and joined the Company at its inception in 2010 as its Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Willis was instrumental in the start-up of ALC, and has played a pivotal role in the financing activities of the Company. Under Mr. Willis’ leadership, ALC has raised over $30 billion in capital to support the profitable growth of the Company. Mr. Willis led the company’s rating agency efforts to transition from an unrated borrower to the highest standalone rated aircraft lessor. In addition, Mr. Willis is responsible for the Company’s banking relationships and its primary credit facility, which is over $6.8 billion in size across more than 50 financial institutions. He oversees ALC’s finance, accounting, treasury, tax, investor relations, and information technology functions, as well as the company’s management business and their financing activities. Prior to joining ALC, Mr. Willis served as the Director of Accounting Policy at ILFC. Mr. Willis began his career as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he spent more than five years in various audit-related roles in their financial services practice, including as an audit manager. Mr. Willis is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of California, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Willis received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis and he is an FAA rated pilot.
Chief Financial Officer and Head of Employee Experience, Airbnb Dave Stephenson oversees Airbnb’s global finance and employee experience functions. As CFO, Dave is responsible for Airbnb’s financial management, planning and reporting, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, corporate and business development, and procurement teams. His responsibilities for Airbnb’s employee experience function include recruiting, talent and leadership development, compensation and benefits, as well as operationalizing Airbnb’s design for employees to Live and Work Anywhere. Prior to joining Airbnb, Dave spent 17 years at Amazon, where he was Vice President and CFO of their Worldwide Consumer Organization. Dave also served as CFO of Amazon’s International Consumer business and led finance across many areas of the company, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), North America Retail, and Merchant Services. Dave holds an MBA from the University of Iowa and a BS in Industrial and Management Engineering from Montana State University. He is an Airbnb host in Washington State.
Ed McGowan is Executive Vice President of Finance & IT, Chief Financial Officer at Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM). He manages a team of approximately 1,100 people and oversees all finance and IT functions for Akamai worldwide, where his responsibilities include directing the company's IT strategy & operations, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, financial planning and analysis, and business finance activities.
Mr. McGowan was appointed as Akamai’s Chief Financial Officer in March 2019. During his tenure as CFO, Mr. McGowan successfully led a major Company reorganization announced in February 2021, secured $1.15B in debt financing in August 2019 and has overseen several acquisitions with an aggregate purchase price of over $1.5B. In addition, Mr. McGowan was responsible for leading a Companywide operating margin expansion project, where the Company had committed to increase its operating profit margin from 24% in 2016 to 30% by 2020. Not only did the Company exceed the 30% operating profit margin target in 2020 by delivering 31%, Akamai also delivered 11% annual revenue growth, which included growing its security business at a rate of 25% annually to just over $1b in annual revenue. In 2021, the Company delivered $3.5B in annual revenue, increased operating margin to 32% and accelerated security growth to 26%.
His career with Akamai began in 2000. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President, Finance, responsible for Business Finance, Customer Revenue Operations and FP&A, and for leading a corporate transformation project to drive increased levels of sustained, profitable growth.
Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Media & Carrier Sales. Where me managed over $1B of annual revenue and a team of over 400 sales, sales engineers, channel sales and business development professionals. In addition to leading all aspects of the division’s sales, he developed the company’s strategic relationships with carriers around the globe, as well as coordinated carrier activity across Akamai's sales, networks, and product organizations. He has been instrumental in the development of many strategic alliances with major global carriers including AT&T, Telefonica, PLDT, Bell Canada, Telstra, Orange, and Singtel.
Previously, he was Vice President of Corporate Development, and was instrumental in helping to establish Akamai's Carrier Products business in 2012, in addition to leading numerous mergers and acquisitions from 2005 to 2012. His first role at Akamai was as Senior Director of Finance. He then took over Akamai's Sales Operations and helped create the company's first Business Operations Group.
Before joining Akamai, he was Controller for iCast Corporation, a CMGI company. He started his career in Public Accounting working for Arthur Andersen's High Technology Practice and for PWC in their Transaction Services Group.
In July 2021, Mr. McGowan was named to the Board of Directors of Winvest Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: WINV), where he serves as Audit Committee Chairman.
Mr. McGowan is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Providence College and a Certificate in Accountancy from Bentley College. He is also a graduate of the Greater Boston Executive Program at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Mr. McGowan is also a member of the Wall Street Journal and CNBC CFO councils and was named 2021 Large Public Company CFO of the year by The Boston Business Journal in May 2021.
Shane Tackett currently serves as the executive vice president of
finance and chief financial officer for Alaska Air Group. He oversees the
finance, fleet management, investor relations, supply chain, internal
audit, and information technology teams at the company. He also
serves as member of Alaska Air Group's executive committee.
Shane joined Alaska in 2000 as an analyst in the company’s real estate
division where he held several positions of increasing responsibility
involving cost management, airport lease negotiations, and ground and
facilities equipment maintenance support. He moved into Alaska’s
corporate financial planning and analysis group in 2005 as a director
and in 2008 became managing director of the department, leading the
airline’s budgeting, variance and forecasting processes and providing
economic analysis for fleet and other capital investments, strategic
initiatives and labor negotiations support. In 2010, he became vice
president of labor relations, building and leading the company’s
relationship with its five unions and ultimately negotiating six long-term
In 2015, Shane became vice president, revenue management and in
2016 added E-commerce functions and managed Alaska’s relationship
with key commercial technology partners. In 2018, as executive vice
president of planning and strategy he was focused on the financial
planning and analysis, commercial analysis and business transformation
functions for both Alaska and Horizon, and was closely involved with
driving key revenue and cost initiatives. Shane also led the customer
facing digital properties and labor relations function at Alaska Airlines,
emphasizing trusting and transparent relationships with labor leaders
from each of our unions.
As chief financial officer, Matthew Brown is responsible for Altair's global finance organization. Over the past two decades, Brown has led finance teams at top technology companies, helping drive financial strategy and planning, accounting, reporting, and capital structure.
Prior to joining Altair, Brown previously served as interim chief financial officer at NortonLifeLock, a leading consumer cyber safety company, and chief accounting officer at Symantec, a leading provider of enterprise security software. He also held finance leadership roles at Blue Coat Systems, NETGEAR, and Brocade Communications, after starting his career at KPMG, LLP.
Brown is a certified public accountant with a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Kevin Rubin is the chief financial officer (CFO) of Alteryx, responsible for all aspects of its global financial operations, including finance, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, corporate development and Alteryx Ventures, and global real estate and workplace services. Kevin brings 20+ years of experience in the industry, leading both public and private technology companies through rapid growth and expansion. Before joining Alteryx, Kevin was CFO of MSC Software, a private equity-backed software company. Kevin was responsible for managing MSC through significant transitions, including launching and navigating the company’s shift to a subscription-based model. Kevin also led the transformation of financial and business operations to support MSC's growth as well as strategic activities including debt and recapitalizations transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Kevin previously served as CFO for Pictage, a venture-backed software company; DataDirect Networks, a data storage equipment provider; and MRV Communications, a publicly traded telecommunications equipment provider. Kevin started his career at Arthur Andersen as a member of its Technology Practice working with a broad range of small, privately held companies to large, publicly traded organizations. Kevin currently serves on the board of directors of Forum for Corporate Directors (FCD) and Pretend City. Kevin is a certified public accountant (inactive) in California and holds a Bachelor's Degree in business economics with an emphasis in accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Mr. Doran Hole is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ameresco (NYSE:AMRC), a leading independent clean technology integrator. He is responsible for the company’s financial strategy and manages capital management, investor relations, corporate and project finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting and information technology infrastructure and security. Focused on accountability to our stakeholders and Ameresco’s relentless pursuit of a sustainable future, Mr. Hole also serves as the Executive Chair of Ameresco’s ESG Ambassadors.
Mr. Hole is driving strategic digitization efforts across the company, including responsibility for our SaaS and consulting focused business units Applied Energy Group (AEG) and Asset Sustainability Group (ASG). In addition, he oversees our application-based off-grid solar business, Ameresco Solar.
Mr. Hole has more than 20 years of experience in finance, delivering executive leadership to create and drive operations and strategy while balancing efficiency and growth in the renewable industry. His prior banking and operational leadership experience combined with expertise in accounting, tax, and international business has enabled him to establish strong credibility with equity analysts. With a focus on renewable energy, transportation, and infrastructure assets, Mr. Hole has overseen complex financial transactions as well as corporate strategy.
Prior to joining Ameresco, he served as CEO for North America, and Group Vice President – Strategy, at ReneSola, where he played a key role in the company’s capital market strategy. Mr. Hole was a member of the global executive team with direct responsibility for North American operations, mergers and acquisitions, and finance activities for the publicly traded global green energy product manufacturer and developer.
Mr. Hole is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences including the Power Finance and Risk Magazine Distributed Generation Roundtable and the Infocast Solar Power Finance and Investment Conference. He has represented companies at investment banking conferences and presented at capital raising venues including venture capital and angel investor conferences.
Mr. Hole is a CFA charterholder and Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR), the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Mr. Hole earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and International Business from The University of Texas at Austin.
Devon May is Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he oversees all global corporate risk, corporate development, and corporate financial functions, including treasury, accounting, financial planning, labor and fleet analysis, tax, strategic planning, investor relations and purchasing.
Devon has held several leadership roles at American since the merger with US Airways in 2013. Most recently, Devon was Senior Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations, overseeing corporate development, financial functions, and investor relations. He has also led American’s regional operations as well as its network planning and alliances activity. Prior to that, he was responsible for American’s capital and operating budgets, long-range financial planning, flight profitability and financial analysis, along with division finance, purchasing and insurance.
Prior to American Airlines, Devon held the role of Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at US Airways. His responsibilities included managing financial planning, fleet planning, labor analysis and flight profitability. He formerly held Director or Managing Director roles in Alliances, Network Planning, Financial Planning and Financial Analysis.
Devon earned a Master of Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and a Bachelor of Management in finance from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.
American Campus Communities
Ms. Voss serves as Chief Financial Officer at American Campus Communities (ACC), a Blackstone portfolio company and the largest developer, owner, and manager of student housing communities in the U.S. As CFO, she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial operations functions – including FP&A, treasury, debt / capital markets, asset management, accounting, financial reporting, tax, risk management, financial systems, and internal controls. A Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Voss holds Bachelor of Business Administration and Master in Professional Accounting degrees from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.
As Vice President, Finance and acting Chief Financial Officer, Jim Mollica guides the financial strategy for Analog Devices (ADI) and oversees the company’s global Finance organization, with responsibility for financial management, planning, controls, and reporting.
Most recently, Jim served as Vice President of Finance & Sales Operations for ADI’s customer office. He was responsible for business partnership with Anelise & the GCO staff, tactical and 5 year revenue planning, overseeing the financial plan & focusing on maximizing ADI value capture.
Jim joined ADI in 1988 as a recent college graduate and started his career by participating in a management rotational program. Throughout his tenure at ADI, he has undertaken a variety of key financial positions, serving as a business unit financial and operational controller, director of Finance for Global Operations, and serving as Vice President of FP&A and Treasurer. Additionally, he took on the role of interim CFO for Maxim Integrated, overseeing the company's financial integration, just prior to ADI's acquisition of the company.
Jim received his master’s degree in Finance & Operations Management from Bentley University. He is married and has three grown children. He enjoys playing tennis and following the stock market.
APi Group, Inc.
Kevin Krumm recently joined APi Group in September 2021 as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Kevin joins APi from Ecolab, Inc. where he most recently served as Corporate Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Global Business Services. During his 17-year tenure there, he also held roles of increasing responsibility within Ecolab, including leading the Industrial segment finance team; leading regional finance teams in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia and Latin America; and leading international integration efforts for a major acquisition. He began his career in public accounting working for consulting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers, Arthur Andersen and Deloitte with a heavy emphasis on M&A/corporate finance.
Kevin brings well-rounded experience, expertise, cultural fit, and drive to the senior leadership team at APi. His deep operating and public company finance background, including substantial international and integration experience, will be leveraged and instrumental in helping achieve margin expansion goals and growth in new geographies.
Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He and his wife, Gretchen, reside in Edina, MN with their three sons.
Apollo Global Management
Mr. Kelly joined Apollo in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Kelly was with Barclays Capital and, from 2000 to 2008, Mr. Kelly was with Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Prior to departing Barclays Capital, Mr. Kelly served as Managing Director, CFO of the Americas, and Global Head of Financial Control for their Corporate and Investment Bank. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers in 2000, Mr. Kelly spent 13 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, including serving in the Financial Services Group in New York from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Kelly was appointed a Partner of the firm in 1999. Mr. Kelly received a degree in Commerce, majoring in Finance and Accounting, from the University of New South Wales in 1989.
Pascal is responsible for AT&T’s finance shared services, financial planning, corporate development, accounting, tax, auditing, treasury, investor relations and corporate real estate.
Pascal previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of WarnerMedia and the Administrative Officer of Turner Broadcasting System Inc., with responsibility for all of WarnerMedia’s financial operations as well as Turner’s global communications, facilities, human resources, legal, strategy and research, security and technology organizations. Prior to his role with WarnerMedia, Pascal served as Turner’s Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President and Global Controller of Time Warner (now WarnerMedia).
Before joining the WarnerMedia family, Pascal was a partner in KPMG LLP’s Department of Professional Practice and was also a professional accounting fellow with the Office of the Chief Accountant at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Pascal is an honors graduate of St. John’s University where he received a BS in accounting. He received an MBA, with a concentration in corporate finance and management of organization, from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Previously, Pascal served on the Board of Directors of Davita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) where he Chaired the Audit Committee and was a Trustee of St. John’s University. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Prep for Prep and Sundance Institute.
Pascal and his wife, Yvette, live in Dallas and have two adult children, Erika and Justin.
Perry Beberman joined Bread Financial as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in July 2021, bringing more than 30 years of experience in financial services to the Company.
In his role, Perry is responsible for leading Bread Financial’s financial, accounting and investor relations functions and driving continued financial performance. He came to Bread Financial from Bank of America where he most recently served as SVP and Finance Executive for the company’s Consumer and Wealth Management Lending Products. Perry joined Bank of America following its acquisition of MBNA where he had spent more than 17 years in leadership roles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from the University of Delaware.
Perry has volunteered for the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Delaware for nearly 20 years and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors. Additionally, in 2020, he joined the Board and is the Finance Committee Chair for REACH Riverside, a purpose-built community organization supporting underserved neighborhoods through community redevelopment, education and health initiatives. Aside from volunteering, Perry enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, traveling and cooking.
Edmund Reese is Chief Financial Officer for Broadridge .
Voin Todorovic is Chief Financial Officer for Build-A-Bear Workshop.
John Wall is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Cadence, and is responsible for financial strategy, global finance and operations, strategic sourcing, enterprise data & analytics, as well as capital allocation, investor relations, strategic and tax planning, treasury, workplace resources, m&a and integrations. A 25 year veteran at Cadence, Wall previously served as Corporate Controller and in a number other finance and operational roles, starting in Cadence's Dublin, Ireland office before moving to San Jose Headquarters in 2015 where he was internally promoted to CFO. Early in his career at Cadence, Wall implemented the company’s international corporate structure, and was instrumental in the creation of several of the company’s sales models and its transition to a recurring revenue model. Today, Wall is focused on accelerating Cadence's Intelligent System Design strategy, maximizing long-term shareholder value, and driving continuous improvement in the financial performance for which Cadence is known. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds an NCBS from the Institute of Technology, Tralee in Ireland.
Cboe Global Markets
Brian Schell is Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer for Cboe Global Markets.
Mr. Davis has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since August 2020. Mr. Davis also serves as a director and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cheniere and the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., and as a director of the Cheniere Foundation. Mr. Davis joined Cheniere in November 2013. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance from February 2020 to August 2020 and as Vice President, Finance and Planning from October 2016 to February 2020. Mr. Davis has over 14 years of energy finance experience, focusing on strategic advisory assignments and financings for companies, projects and assets in the LNG, power, renewable energy, midstream and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Cheniere, Mr. Davis held energy investment banking and project finance roles at Credit Suisse, Marathon Capital and HSH Nordbank. Mr. Davis received a B.S. in Economics from Duke University.
Pierre R. Breber, 57, is vice president and chief financial officer of Chevron, a position he assumed in 2019. He is responsible for controller, tax, treasury, audit and investor relations activities worldwide.
Previously Breber served as executive vice president of Downstream and Chemicals since 2016. In this role, he was responsible for directing the company’s worldwide manufacturing, marketing, lubricants, chemicals and Oronite additives businesses. He also oversaw Chevron’s joint-venture Chevron Phillips Chemical Company.
Breber was executive vice president of Gas and Midstream where he was responsible for commercializing Chevron’s natural gas resources and the company’s shipping, pipeline, power and energy management, and supply and trading operations. With more than 25 years of service, Breber has served in a number of leadership positions with increasing responsibilities including managing director, Asia South Business Unit; Chevron vice president and treasurer; vice president, Finance, Chevron Downstream; and manager, Finance and Business Services, Chevron Upstream Europe Business Unit.
Breber is chair of the board of directors of the United Way Bay Area. He also serves as a board member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Breber joined Chevron in 1989 as a financial analyst. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1986 and 1987, respectively, and a master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University in 1989.
Stacy Bowman is the interim Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Accounting Officer of Chewy, Inc. She has been with the company since April 2015, when she joined as Corporate Controller.
As the interim CFO, Stacy is responsible for leading Chewy’s financial activities, including strategic planning, operations, investments, and overseeing all financial functions. As the Chief Accounting Officer, Stacy is responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting, reporting, and tax functions.
Stacy has over 20 years of accounting and finance experience, and previously held leadership roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and Brightstar Corp.
Stacy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has a cat, enjoys travel, and being outdoors.
Rob McMurray is the Chief Financial Officer of Christiana Care and is responsible for the direction and oversight of all financial operations at Christiana Care. He also has oversight of supply chain operations. He joined Christiana Care in 2008 as Vice President and Controller.
He is the board chair of the Delaware Center for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Inc., a Christiana Care subsidiary, and is on the boards of eBrightHealth ACO, Christiana Care Insurance Company, LTD, The Committee of 100, and is a member of the Audit Visiting Committee of the University of Delaware. Rob was named 2020 CFO of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Prior to joining Christiana Care, Mr. McMurray was a senior manager in the assurance practice in Ernst & Young’s Philadelphia office, specializing in health care.
Mr. McMurray received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Temple University and a master’s degree in business administration from Drexel University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
R. Scott Herren is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Cisco, managing the financial strategy, global finance organization, procurement, and mergers/ acquisitions and integrations for the company with total revenue for fiscal year 2021 of $49.8 billion and 79,500 employees. Herren is focused on accelerating Cisco’s shift towards a more software-based business model, maximizing long-term shareholder value, and maintaining the high level of integrity and transparency for which Cisco is known.
Prior to joining Cisco in 2020, Herren spent over six years as CFO at Autodesk where he was responsible for global financial strategy including operations, corporate development, financial systems, tax and treasury as well as the company’s procurement organizations. Herren was instrumental in orchestrating Autodesk’s business-model transformation – shifting from selling perpetual licenses to selling subscriptions. Before Autodesk, he held senior level strategy and financial positions at Citrix Systems, FedEx and IBM.
Herren is a chair of the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) Advisory Board and a member of the College of Engineering Advisory Board at Georgia Tech. He holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Columbia University.
Mark Mason was named Chief Financial Officer of Citi in February 2019. He is responsible for the financial management of the company and also spearheads Citi's Expense Management and Citi Ventures Initiatives. Prior to being named Citi CFO, Mark served as CFO of Citi's Institutional Clients Group (ICG) and was the executive responsible for Citi's Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) submission process. Mark joined Citi in 2001 and has held several senior operational, strategic and financial executive positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Citi Private Bank, CEO of Citi Holdings and CFO and Head of Strategy and M&A for Citi's Global Wealth Management Division. Prior to his tenure at Citi, Mark was Director of Strategy and Business Development with Lucent Technologies. He also spent several years as a strategy consultant with Marakon Associates, working with a number of Fortune 100 companies to develop strategies to maximize shareholder value. Mark also has investment banking experience with the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Mark serves as a trustee of Howard University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and graduated with honors. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. He is a former director of Primerica, Inc. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children.
Mr. Andrews has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer since December 2020. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer from May 2018, and as Treasurer since January 2013 and Vice President since November 2014. He also served as Vice President, Global Logistics and Service for CooperSurgical, a position he held from June 2017 to May 2018. Mr. Andrews previously served as Assistant Treasurer for the Company from April 2006 to December 2012. Prior to joining Cooper, he held various corporate and investment banking positions at KeyBanc Capital Markets from 2002 to 2006 and at ING Barings from 2000 to 2001. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University.
Jay Voncannon is the Chief Financial Officer of CoorsTek, a global leading advanced technical ceramics producer, primarily serving the semiconductor, armor & defense, automotive and industrial markets. He joined CoorsTek in January 2018 and has helped shape their vision of making the world measurably better. Jay also assists in the furtherment of the organization’s culture by fostering and developing the challenge process within the company.
Prior to joining CoorsTek, Inc., Jay was the Chief Financial Officer of Koch Equity Development, the merger and acquisition arm of Koch Industries from 2010 - 2017. Jay held executive financial leadership roles across Koch Industries for over two decades there, during which time, he was responsible for over $25 billion in acquisitions and key investments. Prior to his time with Koch, Jay spent several years with KPMG as an auditor, consultant, and fraud investigator.
Jay has a unique perspective on corporate leadership through his experience with large privately owned businesses and his significant global experience in multiple industries and his diverse perspective on finance, the economy, and capital markets. Jay holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Baylor University.
Greg Henry is an established finance leader with more than 25 years of experience leading global growth and financial operations within the technology industry. His experience includes both living and working outside of the U.S. in various global, complex, and highly regulated environments, such as those within the manufacturing and more recently software/SAAS space. For the past five years, Greg has served as Chief Financial Officer at Couchbase (NASDAQ: BASE), where he is responsible for the overall financial governance and management of the company’s financial operations as well as management of worldwide IT/Security and Workplace operations, including ESG initiatives. He has also led HR and Legal on various occasions. Couchbase has grown over 5x during Greg’s tenure and is transitioning to an As a Service and consumption-based model. Prior to Couchbase, Greg served for two years as Senior Vice President of Finance at ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW), where he led the enterprise cloud company’s financial development and was responsible for accounting, procurement, and treasury. Before ServiceNow, he held various senior executive financial positions at GE (NYSE: GE) over a 14-year tenure, culminating as CFO of the multi-billion-dollar Healthcare IT unit. Greg began his career at Ernst & Young, where he spent five years as a member of the audit group. Greg has been involved in numerous M&A events and has raised nearly $500M in capital through private equity and debt funding as well as a successful IPO. He is a member and partner of the Glynn 100, as well as several CFO networks. Greg is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids, skiing, wine and music concerts.
Tony Tiscornia is Chief Financial Officer for Coupa.
Raj Vennam was named Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer in
January 2021 after serving as Senior Vice President, Treasurer since July
2020. He leads all financial functions for the company including
accounting, corporate finance, corporate reporting, corporate tax and
treasury. In addition, Raj maintains oversight of Darden’s information
technology, investor relations and business analytics functions.
Darden owns and operates more than 1,900 Olive Garden, LongHorn
Steakhouse, Yard House, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Cheddar’s Scratch
Kitchen, The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Eddie V’s and Bahama Breeze
restaurants in North America.
Raj began his career at Darden in 2003 as a Sr. Business Analyst for Market Development. He went on to work as a Sr. Financial Analyst in Investment Analysis, Olive Garden Marketing Analysis, and Treasury; and eventually as a Manager of Treasury prior to being promoted to Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for LongHorn in 2010. In 2013, Raj joined Red Lobster as a Sr. Director and progressed to Senior Vice President o Financial Planning & Analysis and Treasury. He returned to Darden in 2016 as Senior Vice President, Finance & Analytics.
Prior to rejoining Darden, Raj worked at The Fresh Market where he served as Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations.
Raj earned an MBA from the University of Central Florida. He graduated with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Old Dominion University.
Yvonne McGill is Chief Financial Officer for Dell Technologies.
DICK's Sporting Goods
Navdeep Gupta currently serves as executive vice president, chief financial officer at DICK’S Sporting Goods. In this role, Navdeep is responsible for the company's finance, investor relations, accounting, business development and procurement functions. He also oversees GameChanger, a subsidiary of DICK’S. Navdeep joined the company in November 2017 as senior vice president, finance and chief accounting officer. Prior to joining DICK'S, Navdeep spent 11 years at Advance Auto Parts, Inc., most recently serving as senior vice president of finance. Navdeep held numerous leadership roles during his tenure with Advance Auto Parts, including chief audit executive, vice president of finance and treasurer and director of finance. Navdeep also held management roles at Sprint Nextel, and he served as a lieutenant in the Indian Navy. Navdeep earned his undergraduate degree in physics from University of Madras in Chennai, India and a Master of Business Administration from William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Anna Bryson is the CFO of Doximity, the leading digital platform for U.S. medical professionals. Ms. Bryson leads financial strategy and operations in support of the company’s rapid growth trajectory. Since 2017, she has held various senior finance roles within the company, including her most recent role as Vice President of Strategic Finance, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A). Prior to joining Doximity, Ms. Bryson was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of ACB Capital, an investment advisory firm. She holds both a B.A. and an M.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford in England.
During her 20 years as a finance leader with DuPont, Lori has demonstrated expertise across a broad spectrum of finance disciplines as well as developing and executing the right financial strategy to support the achievement of the company’s business objectives. Lori joined the company in 2003 and has since held finance leadership roles spanning business units, the science and technology organization, and corporate functions. Most recently, she was the head of investor relations and corporate financial planning analysis. She previously led finance for several multi-billion dollar business units including Packaging and Industrial Polymers, Performance Polymers, and Performance Materials. Over the last four years she played a principal role in strategy, planning, and shareholder engagement across the DowDuPont transaction and subsequent split into three new independent companies. Earlier in her career, Lori served in key finance roles at Comcast Business Communications and Lucent Technologies. She currently serves as a director of Actylis, a leading global virtual manufacturer of life sciences materials and technology. Lori holds an M.S. in Accounting from Babson College and a B.S. in Finance and International Business from Pennsylvania State University.
Scott Ullem joined Edwards Lifesciences (EW) as CFO in January 2014. Edwards, headquartered in Irvine, California, has 17,000 employees globally who lead in the development and manufacturing of therapies for patients suffering from structural heart diseases. In addition to his responsibilities for the global finance organization, Scott has executive responsibility for the company’s information technology, information security, risk management, indirect sourcing, and corporate services teams. He also serves on the board of the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation. He recently led the development of Edwards’ Social Impact Investment Fund to expand access to capital in underserved communities.
Prior to joining Edwards, Scott was Chief Financial Officer of Bemis Company (BMS), a global supplier of packaging and pressure sensitive materials used in leading food, consumer and healthcare products. Scott also led one of Bemis’ three global business units. During his five years at Bemis, it was one of the highest performing companies in its industry, growing rapidly through advanced materials science innovations as well as through multiple acquisitions. Previously, Scott was an investment banker for 17 years, serving as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in New York and Chicago and later at Bank of America, where he co-led Investment and Corporate Banking for diversified industries. As an investment banker, Scott worked with public and private companies in multiple industries on mergers and acquisitions as well as capital raising. His work included public company raid defense, acquisitions, divestitures and equity and debt financings.
Since 2016, Scott has served on the board of Berry Global (BERY), where he is a member of the Compensation Committee, the Audit Committee and the Capital Allocation Committee. He also serves on the board of egnite, an advanced technology digital health company. Scott is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Scott previously served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Orchestra as well as the Board of Directors of The Florentine Opera Company.
He received his bachelor's degree in political science from DePauw University and his master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. Scott is a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, and for five years was an adjunct professor of finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Eli Lilly and Company
Anat Ashkenazi is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Eli Lilly and Company.
Since joining Lilly in 2001, Anat has held a range of roles across strategy, finance and Six Sigma. Most recently, she served as senior vice president, controller and CFO of Lilly Research Laboratories In this role, she oversaw the CFOs of the company’s commercial businesses, as well as those for research and development, manufacturing and quality, and G&A functions. She also led the corporate strategic planning team, business transformation office, and served as CFO for several of the company’s global business areas. Prior to joining Lilly, she worked in financial services at Ma’alot Standard & Poor’s and at Ha'poalim Bank in Israel.
Anat earned a bachelor’s degree from the Hebrew University in finance and economics and a master of business administration from Tel Aviv University.
Estée Lauder Companies
As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Tracey T. Travis is responsible for Global Finance, Accounting, Investor Relations, Information Technology, and Strategy and New Business Development. She co-leads the Global Value Council and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Investment Development Committee. Before joining the company in 2012, she was Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Ralph Lauren Corporation and also held financial and information technology leadership roles at Limited Brands, American National Can and PepsiCo/Pepsi Bottling Group. She began her career at General Motors as an engineer. Ms. Travis currently serves as a director on the Board of Accenture PLC and the Board of Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly, Facebook). She has been recognized by Treasury and Risk magazine as one of the “Top 25 Women in Finance” and one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance,” has been honored with a Best CFO award by Institutional Investor magazine and was named one of the “Top 100 African-Americans in Corporate America,” as well as “The Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise magazine. In 2019, she was honored with an Achiever Award by Cosmetic Executive Women.
Carolina Dybeck Happe serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GE. In this role, she is responsible for leading GE’s overall financial strategy and global finance organization and has been a driving force behind the company’s planned transformation into three industry-leading, global investment-grade public companies, in the critical sectors of healthcare, energy, and aerospace. Her efforts were critical to the Company’s $100 billion debt reduction, its successful spin-off of GE Healthcare, and earnings growth exceeding 50% in 2022. She also leads the company’s core Digital Technology function and is an executive sponsor of GE’s women’s network. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ericsson and previously served as a director of Schneider Electric and E.on.
Prior to joining GE, Carolina was Chief Financial Officer at Maersk, where she executed a substantial deleveraging plan and reshaped the company’s portfolio to deliver more profitable growth. She also spent 16 years at Assa Abloy, including seven as Chief Financial Officer during which the company delivered a total shareholder return of 170 percent, and she played a key role in leading both finance and technology to transform the company into a global, digitally enabled leader. Carolina has lived in seven different countries and speaks four languages.
Mr. Pagano joined Genmab in 2007, was appointed Senior Vice President in 2011 and became the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective March 1, 2020. Prior to joining Genmab, Mr. Pagano was Corporate Controller and Senior Director of Business Planning at NovaDel Pharma, a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company. He started his career at KPMG LLP, reaching the position of Manager, where he provided audit and M&A consulting services to clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500s in a broad range of industries.
He is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.S. in Accounting from The College of New Jersey, as well as an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Mike Weiner is chief financial officer of Genpact.
In this role, Mike supports the company’s strategic growth initiatives, driving the company’s financial performance and shareholder value.
Mike is a seasoned finance executive. He joined Genpact in August 2021 from National General Holdings Corp., a specialty insurance company where he served as chief financial officer and treasurer.
Prior to that, Mike was chief financial officer of the Global Insurance Division of Ally Financial, a unit of GMAC Financial Services Inc. He was also with Cerberus Capital Management Operations and Advisory Company, serving as a key leader on their financial services team. Earlier in his career Mike held financial management positions with Citigroup, KPMG, Bankers Trust Company, and Dreyfus Service Corporation.
Mike brings to Genpact strong leadership and finance experience with public companies. He has a proven track record of taking companies public, managing numerous capital offerings, developing strong buy- and sell-side investor coverage, and managing complex mergers and acquisitions. He also has partnered with internal teams to lead restructuring and integrations to grow profitable business and create significant value.
Mike is a chartered financial analyst. He earned an MBA from Hofstra University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Adelphi University.
Genuine Parts Company
Bert Nappier has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 2022 for Genuine Parts Company (GPC), a Fortune 200 global distributor of automotive and industrial parts. GPC serves their customers from a network of more than 10,000 locations across North America, Europe and Australasia with approximately 53,000 employees in 17 countries. As CFO, Bert leads the global finance organization which includes financial planning and analysis, treasury, corporate finance and risk management, investor relations, accounting and financial reporting and internal audit. Bert is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the business, management of capital allocation and working capital in addition to ensuring financial and regulatory compliance. He actively works with the Board of Directors and Audit Committee on strategic and financial matters impacting the business and serves on the Executive Leadership Team, Investment Committee, Cyber Committee and Pension and Benefits Committee.
Prior to joining GPC, Bert worked for 17 years at FedEx Corporation in a variety of finance and general management roles, including spending five years working in Europe. His most recent role at FedEx included serving as Executive Vice President, Finance and Treasurer, where he led the corporate finance, retirement investments, tax and corporate development teams. In Europe, Bert was President of FedEx Express Europe and Chief Executive Officer, TNT, from June 2018 through June 2020. He led an $8.5 billion business with a combined team of nearly 52,000 team members in Europe, covering approximately 50 of the more than 220 countries and territories. He also served as Senior Vice President Finance – International CFO, leading the FedEx Express and TNT Finance teams across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to FedEx, Bert worked at Wright Medical Technology as Director of Financial Reporting and at Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen.
Graphic Packaging International
Stephen R. Scherger is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Graphic Packaging Holding Company. From October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, Mr. Scherger was the Senior Vice President – Finance. From April 2012 through September 2014, Mr. Scherger served as Senior Vice President, Consumer Packaging Division. Mr. Scherger joined Graphic Packaging Holding Company in April of 2012 from MeadWestvaco Corporation, where he served as President, Beverage and Consumer Electronics. Mr. Scherger was with MeadWestvaco Corporation from 1986 to 2012 and held positions including Vice President, Corporate Strategy; Vice President and General Manager, Beverage Packaging; Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Papers Group, Vice President Asia Pacific and Latin America, Beverage Packaging, Chief Financial Officer Beverage Packaging and other executive‐level positions.
Baris Oran’s more than 20-year career in finance includes senior leadership positions with multinational market leaders, including CFO of the Sabanci Group, one of Turkey’s largest publicly traded companies. In that role, he executed numerous IPO, M&A and divestiture transactions; improved capital allocation; and led deleveraging and risk management initiatives.
Earlier, Oran was CFO of Kordsa, a global innovator of industrial reinforcement technologies. He has served as Chairman, Vice Chairman or Board Member of eight public companies and four private companies, including Chairman of the Board of Teknosa, an omnichannel retailer in the Sabanci Group.
Joyce Hoegerl is Chief Financial Officer for Helzberg Diamonds.
Karleen Oberton became Hologic’s Chief Financial Officer in August 2018. She joined Hologic in 2006 as corporate controller, was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer in 2014 and joined the new Global Leadership Team in 2017. Before joining Hologic, Ms. Oberton served as senior corporate controller of lmmunogen from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, she was a Senior Audit Manager in Ernst Young's Life Science practice and in Arthur Andersen's High Technology practice. Ms. Oberton was an active Certified Public Accountant for more than 18 years and holds a BS in Business Administration from Merrimack College. She is a member of Merrimack's Leadership Council. Ms. Oberton serves on the board of directors of AMETEK, Inc.
Susan M. Diamond serves as Humana’s Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for all accounting, actuarial, analytical, financial, internal audit, investor relations, risk management, tax, and treasury activities. Susan is a member of the Management Team, which sets the company's strategic direction, and reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Broussard. Susan has spent the majority of her tenure with Humana in various leadership roles in the Medicare business, with a particular passion and emphasis on growth and consumer segmentation strategies for the company’s Individual Medicare Advantage and Stand Alone Part D offerings. Susan also served for two and a half years as the Enterprise Vice President of Finance, where she was responsible for enterprise planning and forecasting, trend analytics and had responsibility for each of the company’s line of business CFOs and controllers. Susan most recently held the position of Segment President, Home Business (July 2019-June 2021) and during this time she led the acquisition of the remaining 60 percent interest in Kindred at Home valued at $5.7 billion, the largest acquisition in Humana’s history, as well as onehome, a provider and convener of home-based services and care and risk manager, to further accelerate the development of Humana’s value-based home health offering. Prior to Humana, Susan spent six years working in various financial leadership roles for early stage, venture backed technology companies, and five years as the Chief Financial Officer for a Louisville based venture capital firm, working with early stage companies across a variety of industries. Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Bellarmine College (now Bellarmine University) and is a licensed certified public accountant (inactive). She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Bellarmine University, DispatchHealth and Heal.
Tiziana Figliolia is Chief Financial Officer for IDG.
Richard Kraska, Chief Financial Officer at Infobip since early 2023, is a seasoned financial executive with a track record of success in major corporations. In his role at Infobip, he strategically guides the company's financial landscape, contributing to its overall success. Prior to joining Infobip, Richard served as the CFO for RealPage, Inc., and has extensive leadership at top companies including Rocket Software, 3E Vision, WD (a Western Digital Company), GE Capital, and NBC Universal.
During his tenure at Rocket Software, Richard led the finance team through a significant transformation, driving revenue growth from approximately $450M to over $700M. His strategic initiatives, including a robust COVID response plan, optimized the business model and improved leverage in the cost base.
Richard Kraska holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting with a minor in Law from Bentley University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut School of Business. His dynamic leadership, strategic vision, and financial acumen position him as a key driver of success in his role as CFO at Infobip.
Glynis was raised in Jamaica. Her mother was a financial professional. But Glynis earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology before discovering her own talent for financial analysis and management. It led her to an MBA in finance at Florida International University and an internship at Ryder System Inc. Over the next 16 years, Glynis honed her financial and analytical skills as she rose to senior vice president of Ryder and CFO of the company’s largest business unit, Ryder Transportation Services.
In 2001, Glynis was named chief financial officer of APL Logistics, where she applied her skills on a global scale for the Oakland, California-based shipping firm. Her success caught the attention of Swift Transportation Inc. and, in 2005, Glynis became Swift’s executive vice president and CFO.
She was intrigued by the pace of change in the IT industry and by the vision and versatility required to support such a rapidly evolving field. Glynis became Insight’s CFO in 2007. With a strong team around her, she has helped guide Insight through expansion, recession and into recovery. She remains an eager and inquisitive student of the IT industry, working to keep the company agile and responsive in an ever-evolving market.
Kate Jaspon is Chief Financial Officer for Inspire Brands.
Nick Giovanni is Instacart's CFO, overseeing finance & accounting, business operations, and corporate development. Before joining Instacart, he spent more than 20 years at Goldman Sachs where he most recently served as Head of the Global Technology, Media and Telecom Group. At Goldman Sachs, he advised clients on hundreds of capital markets transactions, including IPOs for Airbnb, DoorDash, Square, Meituan, Twitter, and Snap, and direct listings for Spotify and Slack. He also worked on numerous mergers that helped to reshape industries, including Slack's sale to Salesforce, Credit Karma's sale to Intuit, Skype's sale to Microsoft and Zillow's purchase of Trulia. He was a member of Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division's Executive Committee and Growth Investing Committee. Nick is a Trustee at the California Academy of Sciences and a member of the Leadership Council of Tipping Point. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and three children.
Ellen Johnson is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Interpublic Group.
Johnson & Johnson
Joseph J. Wolk (Joe) is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Johnson & Johnson. Joe serves as a member of the company’s Executive Committee, plays a strategic role in the overall management of the organization and leads the development and execution of the business’ global long-term financial strategy. Additionally, as a financial steward of Johnson & Johnson, Joe’s scope of responsibilities include driving competitive and profitable growth, generating sustainable cash flow, allocating capital to maximize value creation and managing risk across the entire enterprise.
Joe leads the worldwide Finance and Global Services organizations, which comprise approximately 9,000 colleagues around the globe. He assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in July 2018 and has been with Johnson & Johnson for 23 years.
Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Joe was the Vice President of Investor Relations for Johnson & Johnson. In this role, he developed a winning strategy for building strong relationships with the investment community and disseminating Johnson & Johnson’s value creation narrative to all external financial stakeholders. During Joe’s tenure in this role, the Investor Relations function was regularly recognized by Institutional Investor as one of the best teams in the industry.
Prior to Investor Relations, Joe held a variety of senior leadership roles in several segments and functions across the company, where he achieved superior results. He served as Vice President of Finance for the Pharmaceuticals Group, Vice President of Finance for the Medical Devices Global Supply Chain and Chief Financial Officer of the North America Pharmaceuticals Group.
Joe is an accomplished, Credo-based leader, and is passionate about talent development, driving innovation and community service. He is the executive sponsor of Johnson & Johnson’s Impact Venture Fund, an “impact investment” fund that provides funding to entrepreneurs and their start-up companies or social enterprises to address healthcare challenges impacting people around the world. He is also the executive sponsor of the Veterans Leadership Council and a champion of the Finance Leadership Development Program. Additionally, he is a member of the Stanford Medicine Board of Fellows, the CNBC Global CFO Council and the Wall Street Journal CFO Network.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from St. Joseph’s University, where he currently serves on the Haub School of Business Board of Visitors, and a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Douglas R. Bettinger is our executive vice president, chief financial officer, and chief accounting officer with responsibility for Finance, Tax, Treasury, Information Technology, and Investor Relations. Prior to joining the Company in 2013, Mr. Bettinger served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Avago Technologies from 2008 to 2013. From 2007 to 2008, he served as vice president of Finance and corporate controller at Xilinx, Inc., and from 2004 to 2007, he was chief financial officer at 24/7 Customer, a privately held company. Mr. Bettinger worked at Intel Corporation from 1993 to 2004, where he held several senior-level finance positions, including corporate planning and reporting controller and Malaysia site operations controller. Mr. Bettinger earned an M.B.A. degree in finance from the University of Michigan and a B.S. degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Lamar Advertising Company
Jay Johnson is Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Lamar Advertising Company.
Jason Cardew is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Lear Corporation, effective November 2019. He is responsible for Lear's global financial strategy and financial activities, including Accounting, Financial Transactions and Controls, Financial Reporting, Corporate Business Planning and Analysis, Treasury and Tax matters worldwide.
Mr. Cardew began his career at Lear as an accountant in the corporate office in 1992. Since then, he has held various operational and commercial finance positions, including vice president, finance; vice president, financial planning and analysis; and interim chief financial officer. Most recently, Mr. Cardew served as vice president, finance, for the company’s global Seating and E-Systems businesses.
Mr. Cardew earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting and Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University.
Levi Strauss & Co.
Harmit Singh is Chief Financial and Growth Officer of Levi Strauss & Co. He is responsible for managing the company’s finance, information technology, strategic sourcing and global business services functions globally. This includes: financial planning and analysis, strategic planning and corporate development, accounting and controls, tax, enterprise risk management, treasury, internal audit, and investor relations. Harmit is a seasoned financial executive with more than 30 years of experience in driving growth for global consumer brands. Throughout his career, he has worked at companies that serve consumers in the hospitality, restaurant, travel and financial industries. Prior to joining LS&Co. in January 2013, Harmit served as chief financial officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where he successfully established a global financial structure, took the company public, built a strong balance sheet, and drove growth by supporting capital deployment for acquisitions and investments. Before Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Harmit held various global leadership roles at Yum! Brand foods, the world’s largest restaurant company, including CFO of Pizza Hut U.S. and CFO of Yum Restaurants International. Early in his career, Harmit also worked at American Express India and Price Waterhouse in India. Harmit holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, and is a chartered accountant from India. In 2019, he joined the Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) project, helping to establish the U.S. Chapter of the organization and mobilize other prominent financial leaders to promote the business case for sustainability, and in 2021 he was named the U.S. Co-Chair of A4S. He is also a proud member of the CNBC Global CFO Council and the Wall Street Journal CFO Network and World 50 (a private community for C-level executives at globally respected organizations). He was also named in the Top 20 C-sustainability champions for 2021 by Green Biz. He previously served on the board of directors for Open Text and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
Evgeny Fetisov is Chief Financial Officer for LightForce Orthodonics.
As Chief Financial Officer, Rob Crisci oversees Lineage Logistics’ finance organization and is responsible for creating a firm foundation for the company’s next phase of growth and expansion. He and his leadership team are focused on building a world-class finance organization, serving as key business partners to the CEO, and developing strong financial structures across the company. Prior to joining Lineage, Rob served in financial and executive leadership positions at Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP), in which he led the growth of the company’s market capitalization from $12 billion to over $45 billion as Executive Vice President and CFO. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia University.
Marathon Petroleum Company
Ms. Mannen is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Prior to joining Marathon Petroleum in 2021, Ms. Mannen served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of TechnipFMC, a leading global engineering services and energy technology company incorporated in the United Kingdom and headquartered in Paris and Houston. From 2011 to 2017, she was chief financial officer at FMC Technologies, prior to its merger with Technip SA, which Ms. Mannen played a key role in negotiating and executing. Before that, she served as the company's deputy chief financial officer and treasurer from 2010 to 2011 and vice president of administration from 2007 to 2010. Prior to joining FMC Technologies in 1986, Ms. Mannen was finance manager for Sheller-Globe Corporation. Ms. Mannen holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree from Rider University. Ms. Mannen serves on the boards of directors of MPLX GP LLC and Owens Corning, where she has served as the audit committee chair since 2019. She also serves as vice chairman of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion board of directors and is a member of its executive and finance committees. Additionally, she is the chair of the committee of trustees and a member of the board of The Awty International School.
Martin Marietta Materials
James (Jim) A. J. Nickolas is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Martin Marietta (NYSE: MLM). Before joining Martin Marietta in 2017, Jim held finance, accounting, tax and M&A leadership roles for more than fifteen years. He most recently led the Corporate Development group at Caterpillar Inc. Previous roles at Caterpillar included serving as the Group Chief Financial Officer of the Resources Industries segment and Caterpillar Global Mining division. These businesses were focused on the manufacture and sale of large mining equipment and parts. Jim was responsible for decision support, financial planning and reporting, internal controls, compliance and M&A activity. Before joining Caterpillar in 2008, Jim was Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., where he worked on originating and executing debt and equity capital raising and mergers and acquisitions. Jim began his professional career as a Certified Public Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand where he was a senior tax associate. Jim currently serves as Vice Chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) and is a Trustee of ROCKPAC, the advocacy arm of the NSSGA . Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and both a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Law degree from the University of Chicago. Jim and his wife, Anastasia, reside in Raleigh, North Carolina. They have been married approximately 25 years and have five children.
Britt Vitalone is the executive vice president and chief financial officer for McKesson Corporation. Vitalone assumed the role of chief financial officer in January 2018 and is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership for McKesson. This includes ensuring the company’s strategy creates shareholder value, communicating the company’s strategies and performance to investors, and implementing a capital structure, financial processes and controls to support the company’s growth and return on investment goals. Vitalone oversees the company's overall financial activities, including controllership, tax, treasury, financial planning, investor relations, internal audit and financial services operations. He also has responsibility for McKesson’s global direct and indirect procurement operations.
Vitalone joined McKesson in 2006, and prior to becoming executive vice president and chief financial officer, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer, McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical and Specialty Health. He also was senior vice president of corporate finance and M&A Finance, and senior vice president and chief financial officer, McKesson Medical-Surgical.
Vitalone is a member of McKesson’s executive committee. Additionally, he is a member of the CNBC Global CFO Council.
Vitalone holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. John Fisher College and is a certified public accountant. He is based in Las Colinas, Texas.
McKinsey & Company
Eric serves as McKinsey’s chief financial officer and is a member of the firm’s Shareholders Council (our global governance board) and the operating team in service of the firm and its partners. Since joining McKinsey, Eric has served technology, media, telecommunications, and industrial companies across the value chain, including large telecommunications operators, prominent software companies, leading technology conglomerates, and semiconductor companies. As the former global leader of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice, Eric has led transformations across the globe and helped build its capabilities and perspectives across this sector. He was instrumental in the firm’s initiative to serve early-stage, business-to-business technology companies.
Deeply committed to McKinsey’s gender research, Eric helped establish the firm’s partnership with Lean In—a nonprofit dedicated to supporting women—to develop a holistic diagnostic and longitudinal benchmark to understand how McKinsey can help companies create an environment for women to succeed in the workforce.
Eric is also a member of the Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice, where he has played an important role advancing our work in corporate growth. As a thought leader at McKinsey, Eric is a sought-after speaker and author.
Examples of Eric’s recent work include the following:
-leading a complete turnaround of one of the world's largest storage companies—including strategy, M&A, integration, and transformation—doubling the size of the company
-guiding the platform transformation of a leading business-to-business software and media company, including rebasing costs, developing platform strategy, executing the transition plan, and redesigning the organization
-steering the restructuring of a midsize software company, including the transformation office, pricing execution, backend process redesign, sourcing, and strategy
-leading the sales transformation of one of the world's largest tech companies, building capabilities to develop and sell solutions for analytics and digital
-leading an analytics-driven growth program for one of the world’s largest telecom operators
-leading a holistic performance transformation of a leading telecom equipment provider
Outside of McKinsey, Eric serves on the boards of Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Hopkins School, and he is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization. Eric is an avid and competitive golfer, skier, and Yankees fan.
Eric earned a MENG degree in financial engineering and operations research and a BSc degree in material science and engineering at Cornell University.
Michael brings more than 25 years of financial management and business experience to his roles as COO and CFO of MongoDB. Michael has a strong background in finance, strategy and business operations and a track record of helping high growth companies scale successfully. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Yodle, where he was responsible for the strategic and operational management of all aspects of finance and business operations, business development, reseller programs, corporate development and legal affairs. Prior to Yodle, Michael was a Managing Director in the Media and Telecom investment banking group at Merrill Lynch, where he helped raise over $20 billion in capital for clients, including many initial public offerings, and advised clients on over $50 billion in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Michael worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble. Michael serves on the board of directors of UiPath, a public enterprise automation software company, and Share Our Strength, one of the nation's leading anti-hunger organizations. Michael serves on the Tech:NYC Leadership Council, and is an advisor to entrepreneurial and high growth companies. He was named to the 2016-2017 class of David Rockefeller Fellows. Michael received an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Murphy Oil Corporation
Thomas J. “Tom” Mireles serves as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mireles joined Murphy in 2005 as Senior Staff Analyst and has earned roles with increasing responsibilities, including Senior Manager Planning & Business Development, as well as Senior Vice President, Western Hemisphere and later Eastern Hemisphere. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Technical Services in 2018 and elected to his current role in 2022.
Mireles received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the London Business School. In addition, he completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Mutual of Omaha Insurance
Richard Hrabchak is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Mutual of Omaha. He is responsible for oversight and management of all finance and investment activities of the company and its affiliates.
Hrabchak joined Mutual of Omaha in 2016 after 29 years with Prudential Financial, Inc. There, he held a variety of investment management and finance positions and most recently served as Chief Investment Officer of the U.S. Retirement Business.
Hrabchak received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Life Underwriter designations.
Ann Dennison serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Nasdaq. With more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, financial reporting and analysis, Ann leads a global team responsible for Corporate Finance (Controllers, Tax, Advisory Office), Treasury, Planning & Analysis, Investor Relations, ESG Reporting, Procurement and Real Estate, Facilities and Security. Ann joined Nasdaq in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and was responsible for all areas of the company’s accounting, financial reporting, analysis, and disclosure as well as budgeting and planning, tax, procurement and global accounting operations. Prior to joining Nasdaq, Ann was a Managing Director and head of Financial Reporting at Goldman Sachs. Ann holds a BBA/MBA, Accounting and Finance from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business.
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Mark George is Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Norfolk Southern Corporation.
Steve Laxton is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Executive Vice President of Nucor Corporation. Steve joined Nucor in January 2003 as General Manager of Business Development and was promoted to Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning in 2014. Steve is responsible for all matters of corporate finance, including corporate tax and accounting, treasury, investor relations and fiscal planning. Prior to his time with Nucor, Steve worked for Cinergy Corporation holding various positions including Director of Asset Management and Manager of Corporate Development. Prior to Cinergy, Steve held various financial roles with Ashland, Inc., North American Stainless, and National City Bank (now part of PNC). Steve received his Bachelor of Science from Georgetown College (KY) and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky.
Old World Industries
Andy currently serves as the CFO of Old World Industries (“OWI”). OWI is an American Automotive Aftermarket icon and has been a Chicago-based company for 50 years. Andy has a wealth of experience around global business matters, M&A, strategy development and operations. Prior to OWI, Andy was the CFO for Whole Earth Brands, a global leader in the alternative sugar market, where he helped take the company public and completed multiple acquisitions. Prior to joining Whole Earth Brands, Andy served as the Vice President Corporate Finance and Strategy at Mauser Packaging Solutions, a global leader in consumer and industrial packaging. Andy spent most of his career at Mead Johnson Nutrition (“MJN”), a global infant formula leader. Andy held several finance leadership roles at MJN, including expat leadership roles in China, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Europe during his tenure. During his time in China, Andy sat on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce South China. Andy worked on the IPO of MJN in 2009 and on the 2017 sale to Reckitt Benckiser. Andy started his career at Ernst & Young.
Andy received his MBA from Indiana University and an undergraduate degree from Miami University (OH). Andy is a U.S. CPA (inactive).
Micah Conrad is Chief Financial Officer for OneMain Financial.
Walter Hulse is Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development for Oneok.
Sherry DeMeulenaere is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer for OSI Group.
Mr. Sharma is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Pacific Life where he is responsible for the development and implementation of Pacific Life’s corporate and financial strategies. He oversees the actuarial, corporate finance, internal audit, enterprise risk management, and business development functions. Mr. Sharma serves on Pacific Life’s management committee. Mr. Sharma joins Pacific Life from Thrivent where he served as executive vice president, CFO, and treasurer. In this role, he was responsible for the finance and actuarial organizations, as well as ensuring the organization’s financial strength and stability, and ability to deliver on financial promises. In addition, he co-led Thrivent’s transformation efforts. He previously served as executive vice president, CFO, and treasurer of Mutual of Omaha and has held global leadership roles at Zurich Insurance Group (CFO of Zurich in North America, group controller, group CFO ad interim and CEO of the U.K.) and Collins Associates. Mr. Sharma began his career at KPMG, rising to the role of partner while serving insurance companies in the U.S. and globally. Sharma has a bachelor of business administration in accounting from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from SMU. He serves as a board director for M.A. Mortenson Company and Hazeltine National Golf Club. Sharma also serves as a council member for Minnetonka Beach, a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Dave is currently Palantir’s Chief Financial Officer. He joined the company in 2013 and has held numerous leadership positions. Before joining Palantir, he was a corporate securities attorney at law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he advised technology companies on initial public offerings, mergers & acquisitions and debt and equity transactions. Dave also serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Grove Collaborative. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and his law degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta.
Naveen Chopra is Chief Financial Officer for Paramount.
Hugh Johnston is Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo. PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated $70 billion in net revenue in 2020, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lays, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
Hugh assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in 2010, and is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership for PepsiCo, including ensuring the company’s strategy creates shareholder value, communicating the company’s strategies and performance to investors, and implementing a capital structure, financial processes and controls to support the company's growth and return on investment goals.
In addition, Hugh’s portfolio has included a variety of responsibilities, including leadership of PepsiCo’s information technology function since 2015, the company’s global e-commerce business from 2015 to 2019 and the Quaker Foods North America division from 2014 to 2016. In these roles, Hugh has focused on addressing global trends that are reshaping the food and beverage industry, including health and wellness, the rise of the digitally connected consumer and the emergence of e-commerce as a new distribution channel.
Hugh joined PepsiCo in 1987, and has served in a variety of positions, including Executive Vice President, Global Operations, PepsiCo; President, Pepsi-Cola North America; Senior Vice President, Transformation, PepsiCo; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, PepsiCo Beverages and Foods; and Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, PepsiCo.
Hugh is active with a number of corporate, NGO and academic organizations, and currently serves as a member of the board and chair of the audit committee of Microsoft Corporation. Other organizations in which Hugh serves include: a director for the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the leading global economic think tank; the University of Chicago’s Booth School CFO Forum Advisory Board; Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Advisory Council. Additionally, he is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Second District Advisory Council and the CNBC Global CFO Council. Previously, he served as a director of AOL, Inc., where he chaired the audit and finance committee, and a director of Twitter, Inc., where he served as a member of the audit committee.
Hugh holds a B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Hugh is based in Purchase, N.Y.
Performance Food Group
Patrick Hatcher is Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Performance Food Group.
Vince Morales is senior vice president and chief financial officer, PPG. He is a member and secretary of the company’s operating committee and member of the executive committee since 2017. Morales joined PPG in 1985 in the corporate controller’s office at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania headquarters. He then advanced through traditional finance and accounting assignments including as supervisor, shared accounting services at the Chillicothe, Ohio shared services center and as plant controller at the former PPG glass plant in Mount Zion, Illinois. Morales returned to Pittsburgh in 2000 as manager, chemical revenue recognition and became director, internal financial reporting in 2001. Beginning in 2004, he led investor relations as director, investor relations and was elected as vice president in 2007, adding responsibility as corporate treasurer in 2015. Morales was appointed as vice president, finance in June 2016 and then to his current executive officer role in March 2017. A native of Pittsburgh, Morales earned a bachelor of science in accounting from Robert Morris University and a master of business administration from the Ohio State University. He is a member of the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania since 2017.
Room To Read
Shari Freedman is the Chief Financial Officer of Room to Read, an organization that believes World Change Starts with Educated Children.® Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world. Shari oversees Room to Read’s global finance, accounting, legal and internal audit teams and is responsible for Room to Read’s fiscal management, financial transparency and global compliance. Shari’s leadership has transformed Room to Read’s global finance, accounting, legal and internal audit systems, deploying best-in-class approaches that have streamlined processes, increased internal efficiencies and delivered rigorous reporting and compliance standards. Through her work, Shari has positioned the finance, accounting, legal and internal audit teams as strategic partners throughout Room to Read, improving organization-wide decision-making and risk mitigation. With over 30 years of international finance, non-profit and administrative management experience with companies ranging in size from $35MM - $150B, Shari has a proven track record of success leading finance and legal teams in global organizations with significant scale and complexity. Shari joined Room to Read after a tenure as CFO at One Medical Group, Niman Ranch and Worldwise, Inc. Prior to that, she provided international financial and administrative management to best in class globally branded companies, including Gap, PepsiCo, and GM. Shari was named one of the San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business in 2012. She has chaired the boards of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank and JVS, the largest workforce development agency in the Bay Area. As an angel investor, she has actively supported startups with a focus on increasing capital for women entrepreneurs. Shari received her MBA from Georgetown University and a BA from American University. Her academic pedigree also includes certifications in The Art of Negotiations, Building Strategic Consensus and Non-Profit Governance at Harvard University.
Jason Conley has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since February 2023. Prior to becoming Executive Vice President and CFO, Mr. Conley served as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Conley joined Roper in 2006 as head of financial planning and analysis and investor relations. In 2013 he assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Finance and Human Resources at the Company’s Managed Health Care Associates subsidiary. Mr. Conley earlier served in roles of increasing responsibility at Honeywell International and Deloitte. He received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from the University of Washington, and is a CPA.
Royal Caribbean Group
Naftali Holtz is Chief Financial Officer for Royal Caribbean Group.
As the Chief Financial Officer, Evgeny covers global financial, planning and accounting issues of SEMrush. His responsibilities include financial and management accounting, corporate planning and budgeting, investment analysis, tax accounting, treasury, auditing and controlling. He also oversees accounting by local standards in all the Company’s offices and is responsible for the corporate structuring, along with SEMrush’s Legal and Investor Relations functions.
Evgeny joined SEMrush in 2019 from Luxoft (NYSE:LXFT), where he served as the CFO since 2017. He led transformation and development of Luxoft finance function as company grew and expanded internationally. Luxoft was sold to DXC Technology (NYSE:DXC) in 2019 for $2 billion in cash.
Prior to Luxoft Evgeny served as the CFO and a management board member of MOEX (Moscow Exchange MICEX-RTS). He led several successful major corporate M&A transactions and was responsible for overseeing the finance, investor relations, procurement and administrative functions.
Prior to his role with MOEX, Evgeny served as a Managing Director and a Partner at Da Vinci Capital Management, an independent investment manager focusing on mid-market private equity investments in Russia and other Eurasian Economic Union countries. Other positions included: a deputy Chief Executive Officer at New Square, a real estate company; consultant at McKinsey and Company; Trader and Marketing Officer of Treasury at Citibank. Evgeny’s Board memberships and affiliations included RTS Stock Exchange and B2B-Center.
He is a member of CNBC Global CFO council since 2017. Kommersant TOP-1000 ranked him as a top CFO in Financial Services in 2014 – 2016, and as top CFO for Investor Relations by Extel in 2015.
Evgeny completed Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He holds Master’s degree in International Economics from the Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation.
Michael Scarpelli is Chief Financial Officer for Snowflake.
Nathan Gooden is Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Squarespace.
Daniel W. Jackson has been with the Company since 2003. Previously he served as treasurer and senior vice president of finance for Strayer Education, Inc., and as regional vice president of operations, director of business operations, and campus director for Strayer University. Prior to joining Strayer, Mr. Jackson held financial and operational roles with Legg Mason Wood Walker and Fairmont Schools Inc.
Glenn is responsible for our global finance activities which include corporate accounting, reporting, tax, treasury and internal audit. His role expanded in January 2020 and he now also oversees our global information services function.
In 2003, Glenn began his career with us as vice president of finance and information technology for our Endoscopy division. Since then, he has taken on roles of increasing responsibility including group CFO of MedSurg and Neurotechnology.
Prior to joining us, Glenn spent three years with Success TV as CFO. Prior to that, he was a partner and certified public accountant at Arthur Andersen. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Mississippi State University.
Brian Wenzel is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Synchrony, one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies. As CFO Brian oversees accounting and controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax, investor relations, treasury, the consumer bank, sourcing and real estate.
He has more than 30 years of experience in financial and strategic management, including 21 years at Synchrony (including the time prior to its separation from GE in 2014).
Prior to his current role, Brian was Synchrony’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer, and earlier, the CFO of Synchrony’s Retail Card platform. He was an integral part of the Retail Card leadership team, helping develop and expand key partnerships, while also having responsibility for operating and strategic plans, quarterly operating results, and financial management of new and existing partnerships. Brian continued to strategically diversify and expand this platform to best optimize growth for Synchrony and its partners.
Prior to this role, he held roles in business development, growth and investments for Synchrony and, prior to Synchrony’s founding in GE’s Treasury and Global Funding Operation. He was also an Assistant Controller for GE’s Consumer North American Finance Business. Before working at GE, Brian worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and held various roles in a start-up healthcare venture.
Scott Roe is Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer for Tapestry.
Michael Fiddelke is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Target and a member of its executive leadership team. He is responsible for financial planning and analysis, financial operations, internal audit, accounting, investor relations, treasury, tax and risk. Michael also oversees Target’s Financial and Retail Services, which includes Guest Relations and management of its financial products, including Target RedCard.
Michael joined Target in 2004 as a financial analyst. During his 17-year Target tenure, Michael has moved throughout the company in leadership positions across finance, merchandising, human resources, and store operations.
In addition to his Target responsibilities, Michael serves on the board of the Minnesota Children’s Museum. Prior to Target, Michael spent three years at Deloitte Consulting, LLP. He has an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa.
Texas Children's Hospital
Weldon Gage serves as the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Texas Children’s Hospital. Weldon re-joined Texas Children’s in June of 2016. He previously served in financial leadership roles at Texas Children’s for six years between 2005 and 2011. Prior to coming back to Texas Children’s, Weldon served in the CFO role at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Weldon’s healthcare financial management career began in 1997 at the Hendrick Health System in Abilene, Texas.
In addition to leading the organization’s financial strategy and overseeing the system’s financial management functions, his responsibilities currently include oversight of the system’s operations in revenue cycle, legal, risk management, audit, compliance and government relations.
Weldon is a graduate of Texas A & M University with a Masters of Business Administration degree. He is also a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University with a BBA in Finance.
The Home Depot
Richard McPhail serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Home Depot and is responsible for managing the company’s financial performance, as well as capital allocation, investor relations, tax, treasury, corporate strategy and strategic business development.
Richard joined The Home Depot in 2005 and has served in senior roles in strategic planning, financial planning, business development, real estate, international financial management and as the primary finance partner to all main commercial functions.
Previously, Richard was executive vice president of corporate finance with Marconi Corporation in England. He also held positions with Wachovia Securities and Arthur Andersen.
Richard serves on the executive committee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber and is a member of the board of trustees of Odyssey Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta and The Westminster Schools. He earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and in business management from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
The J.M. Smucker Company
Tucker H. Marshall is Chief Financial Officer for The J.M. Smucker Company. In this role, he is charged with supporting the Company’s strategic growth plan, while ensuring the business maintains financial discipline and a focus on shareholder value creation.
During his tenure at Smucker, Tucker has established a leadership role in the finance organization, with responsibility for corporate accounting and financial reporting, accounting shared services and technology solutions, internal audit and compliance, financial planning and analysis, and investor relations.
In his role, Tucker has worked closely with executive leadership on long-term strategic planning, including multiple M&A transactions. He is focused on using innovative and agile approaches to enhance the finance function, with an emphasis on building capabilities for the digital age that facilitate the identification of value-creation opportunities and improve accountability across the company.
Tucker joined Smucker in 2012, following careers in investment banking and private equity at Bank of America and The Reserve Group where he gained diverse financial and capital markets experience.
Tucker graduated from Gettysburg College with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance and Accounting. In addition, he studied at the London School of Economics, and received his Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Tucker is a Board Member for Urban Squash Cleveland, a program focused on empowering students to reach their potential through instruction in the sport of squash, providing academic support and presenting unique enrichment opportunities. In addition, he serves as a member of the Global Standards One U.S. Finance and Audit Committee.
The Kroger Company
As The Kroger Co. CFO, Gary is responsible for Accounting & Financial Reporting, Long Range Planning & Capital Management, Tax & Treasury, Audit & Risk Management, Investor Relations, Pension Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Sourcing & Procurement, Real Estate and Enterprise Payments.
Gary joined Kroger in 2008 as chief executive officer of Kroger Personal Finance (KPF), the division of Kroger that delivers financial and retail services through the Kroger Family of Brands and Companies. In 2015, Gary assumed responsibility for the planning and integration of Kroger's corporate strategic initiatives and two supermarket divisions. Before coming to Kroger, he was responsible for the NatWest Group’s Personal Credit Card business in the United Kingdom. He joined NatWest Group in 1987 and held leadership positions in Sales & Marketing, Finance, Change Management, Retail Strategy and Branch Operations. He became CFO for Kroger on April 4, 2019.
Gary is a member of the board of directors of i-wireless LLC and serves on the advisory board of the Salvation Army in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. He is also a member of the CNBC Global CFO Council.
Gary earned a bachelor’s degree in Financial Services from Birmingham City University and a post graduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Warwick. He also completed a leadership program at Harvard Business School in 2008.
Gary and his wife, Gita, live in Montgomery, Ohio, and have two children.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
JR Miller is executive vice president and chief financial officer for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Miller has worked at LLS for over two decades and is currently responsible for financial planning & analysis, accounting, and treasury & risk management. Since joining LLS, Miller has successfully led the finance organization in digital transformation efforts. He has also built an internal audit function, streamlined banking operations, successfully navigated and expanded coverage for insurance renewals, and diversified the investment portfolios at LLS. Miller served as President & CEO of PearlPoint Cancer Support, Inc. from 2015 to 2018 until it merged completely as a mission program at LLS. Miller currently serves on the Financial Accounting Standards Board Non-For-Profit Advisory Council, Coupa Customer Executive Board, ADP Comprehensive Outsourcing Customer Advisory Board, and Gordon College’s Career and Connection Institute Advisory Council. Before joining LLS, Miller was a corporate accountant with David C. Cook publishing company and an internal auditor with Farm Family Insurance Companies. Miller graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Gordon College. Miller resides in New Milford, Connecticut, with his wife, Sandi, and his three children.
Tractor Supply Company
Kurt Barton has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Tractor Supply Company since March 2017. Kurt joined Tractor Supply in August 1999 and held various other leadership roles from 1999 through 2016. Prior to joining TSC, Kurt began his career in public accounting, spending 6 years at Ernst & Young.
United States Steel Corporation
Jessica T. Graziano joined U. S. Steel in August 2022 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Jessica leads all aspects of finance, including financial planning and analysis, corporate accounting, tax, treasury, pension investments and investor relations.
Before joining U. S. Steel, Jessica spent eight years with United Rentals, Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental provider, culminating in her position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2018 through July 2022. In this role, she was responsible for all finance functions and participated in making key operational, acquisition and global expansion decisions.
Previously, Jessica spent five years at Revlon, Inc. where she advanced through positions of increasing responsibility before being named Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller. Prior to Revlon, she served in a variety of senior leadership roles in the areas of internal audit, financial reporting, and financial planning and analysis.
Jessica earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Villanova University and completed her Master of Business Administration in Finance from Fairfield University. She is a certified public accountant.
Jeff Wallace is USAA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, providing executive leadership for all aspects of the association’s accounting, treasury, investment, finance, financial planning and reporting, transformation and sourcing & procurement efforts.
Jeff joined USAA in August 2020 from Bank of America, where he most recently served as chief financial officer for the Consumer Banking and Global Wealth & Investment Management lines of business. In this capacity, he guided execution of all core finance functions, including financial planning, providing strategic guidance and operating key control processes. Previously, Jeff was Bank of America’s Global Infrastructure chief financial officer, with responsibility for providing financial support to the Global Technology & Operations, Global Risk & Compliance, Global Human Resources, Legal, CFO Group, Global Marketing & Corporate Affairs, and Chief Administrative Officer functions.
Early in his career, Jeff held senior finance roles at Wachovia Securities, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments and Wheat, First Securities. He began his career as an auditor with KPMG.
Jeff is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA). He is also on the Board of Trustees for the Discovery Place in Charlotte, an organization responsible for bringing science, nature, and design together for the Charlotte community.
Jeff is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where he majored in Accounting.
Guy serves as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Varonis. He is responsible for global operations, executing business strategies and financial management, including legal, treasury, investor relations and purchasing. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, Guy served in various finance roles within the company since 2011, most recently as Vice President of Finance, during which time he was responsible for financial planning, reporting and operations and was instrumental in building and managing the global finance organization. Prior to joining Varonis, Guy held positions at Ernst & Young as an Audit Manager and KPMG, working with both foreign and domestic public and private companies. Guy holds both a B.A and M.S.A. from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. and Israel.
Tony Skiadas is responsible for Verizon’s finance operations. Prior to becoming CFO on May 1, 2023, he was the Senior Vice President and Controller of Verizon where he was responsible for corporate wide accounting, finance operations, compliance, financial policies and SEC financial reporting. His responsibilities also included the review and analysis of various corporate acquisition and divestiture projects. In addition, Tony served as the principal accounting officer for Verizon and also provided oversight for the company’s Finance Transformation, a multi-year strategic initiative focused on transforming Verizon's finance processes, systems and talent.
Tony began his career with Bell Atlantic Mobile, a Verizon legacy company, in 1996. During his tenure, he’s held various accounting, financial management and executive roles of increasing responsibility, including the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance and participating in the merger integration activities surrounding the formation of Verizon Wireless.
A licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of New Jersey, Tony is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Delaware.
Vasant M. Prabhu has been our chief financial officer since February 2015 and vice chairman since May 2019. In his role, he oversees Visa’s financial strategies, planning and reporting, in addition to all finance operations and investor relations.
Mr. Prabhu joined Visa from NBCUniversal Media, LLC, where he served as chief financial officer, overseeing the company’s finance function as well as the operations and technical services division. Prior to joining NBCUniversal in 2014, Mr. Prabhu served as the chief financial officer for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. since 2004. In 2010, Mr. Prabhu was named vice chairman of Starwood. At Starwood, he was responsible for all financial functions, information technology and a range of corporate functions. He also served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Safeway Inc., and held senior leadership roles at The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., PepsiCo, Inc. and Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. Prabhu served on the board of directors of Mattel, Inc. from 2007 until June 2020.
Mr. Prabhu holds a B.S. in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Vista Equity Partners
Lauren Dillard is the Chief Financial Officer at Vista Equity Partners, a global asset manager with more than $95 billion in assets under management. Lauren serves as a member of Vista’s Executive Committee and sits on the firm’s Private Equity Management Committee. Prior to joining Vista, Lauren spent over two decades working across the financial services and technology sectors. She most recently served on the Executive Leadership Team at Nasdaq as Executive Vice President of Investment Intelligence where she was responsible for leading the strategic direction and driving expansion across Nasdaq’s data, index and analytics division. Before her tenure at Nasdaq, Lauren spent 17 years at The Carlyle Group, serving most recently as Partner and Head of the Investment Solutions unit, overseeing more than $40 billion in assets and 200 professionals across offices in six countries. She also served as a member of Carlyle’s Management Committee and played significant roles on other leadership committees during her tenure at the firm. Prior to joining Carlyle, Lauren worked in the tax practice at Arthur Andersen. Lauren serves as an Independent Director of SL Green Realty where she Chairs the Compensation Committee and serves on the Audit Committee. She is also a Lincoln Center Leadership Fellow. Lauren is passionate about inclusive capital and investing in women and minority-led funds and organizations. She is a strong advocate for professional growth and career development for women in the financial and technology sectors.
Barbara Larson is chief financial officer at Workday, responsible for accounting, business finance, investor relations, tax, and treasury in addition to advising on Workday business strategy and product development.
Since joining Workday in 2014, Barbara has held several leadership positions across the company’s finance and product organizations. Most recently she served as senior vice president of accounting, tax, and treasury, and prior to that was general manager of Workday Financial Management, where she oversaw Workday Financial Management applications. Prior to joining Workday, Barbara held various leadership roles in corporate finance spanning more than 20 years at VMware, TIBCO Software, and Symantec.
Barbara holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with an emphasis in accounting and finance from the University of Arizona.
With more than two decades of operational and financial leadership experience and a track record of success in both public and private technology companies, Scott joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in June of 2021. Prior to joining Workhuman, Dussault served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Nasuni Corporation, a leading cloud-based file services company.
Dussault had also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Demandware, Inc., the category-defining leader of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, where he saw the number of employees grow from 120 to 500 and annual recurring revenue increase from $8 million to $150 million. Scott led the company through its initial public offering and follow-on offering, which raised approximately $300 million and resulted in a market capitalization of over $3 billion.
Prior to Demandware, Scott was CFO at Archivas, creator of the first enterprise-class cloud storage system, through its acquisition by Hitachi Data Systems. Achivas is now the basis for the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP). Scott was also Chief Financial Officer of StorageNetworks. Scott began his career with Ernst & Young LLP.
Chris Turner serves as Yum! Brands Chief Financial Officer, reporting to the Yum! Brands CEO. In this role, Turner has global responsibility for finance, corporate strategy, supply chain and information technology. Turner joined Yum! Brands from PepsiCo, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager leading PepsiCo’s retail and e-commerce businesses with Walmart in the U.S. and more than 25 countries and across PepsiCo’s brands in the beverage, snack and nutrition categories. Prior to leading PepsiCo’s Walmart business, Turner served as Senior Vice President of Transformation for PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America business, where he led the optimization of Frito-Lay’s world-class direct-store delivery capability as part of a broader transformation of the end-to-end value chain. Previously, he led the long-term strategic planning processes related to growth acceleration, category expansion and M&A as Senior Vice President of Strategy for Frito-Lay. Turner previously spent more than 13 years at McKinsey & Company, one of the world’s largest strategic management consulting firms, where he served as a Partner in the firm’s Dallas office. During his time at the firm, he led the Service Operations practice in North America, the Restaurant Service Line and the Retail Operations team – over time serving clients in the retail, restaurant, consumer packaged goods, airline, high-tech and media industries.
In addition to his role at Yum!, Turner serves on the Board of Directors of Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas.
Nathan Winters was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Zebra in January 2021, following his role as acting CFO, which he assumed in August 2020. Prior to assuming the Zebra CFO position, Nathan served as the company’s Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis and Business Operations since 2018. Prior to Zebra, Winters served in financial roles for GE for more than 16 years where he held multiple CFO positions, most recently serving as CFO of GE Healthcare Global Supply Chain. He received his Bachelors’ degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Kentucky.
Suky Upadhyay was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in July 2019. Prior to joining Zimmer Biomet, Mr. Upadhyay served as Senior Vice President, Global Financial Operations at Bristol-Myers Squibb from November 2016 until June 2019. Before joining Bristol-Myers Squibb, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Endo International from September 2013 to November 2016. Prior to his tenure at Endo International, Mr. Upadhyay served as Interim Chief Financial Officer as well as Senior Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD). Prior to his role as BD's Interim Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller, Mr. Upadhyay was the Senior Vice President of Global Financial Planning and Analysis and also held the role of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BD's international business. Before joining BD in 2010, Mr. Upadhyay held a number of leadership roles across AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. These roles included the Global Head of R&D Finance, Head of Commercial Finance, Plant Controller, and Director of Business Development Finance. His experience spans over 20 years in the health care industry in financial roles of increasing responsibility covering all major areas of a fully integrated life sciences business. In addition, his experience covers businesses of varying size and scale and at different points of maturity. Mr. Upadhyay spent the early part of his career in public accounting with KPMG, and earned his CPA designation* in 1996 and his CMA designation* in 2002. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Albright College and an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Wetteny Joseph is executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer of Zoetis, the world leader in animal health. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the financial management, planning, operations and business development initiatives for this nearly $8 billion company. During his career, he has worked across diverse and complex businesses, leading finance functions and business units, and managing relationships with stakeholders from customers to investors.
Mr. Joseph joined Zoetis in June 2021, after having spent 13 years in executive positions at Catalent, a global leader in pharmaceuticals, biologics and consumer health products. Before joining Zoetis, he was senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer of Catalent for three years, overseeing accelerated financial growth and value creation at the company through transformational acquisitions and organic capital deployment. He first joined Catalent in 2008 as vice president and corporate controller and held senior finance positions until October 2015, when he was named president of the Clinical Supply Services business, responsible for $400 million in annual sales from the global business unit.
Before joining Catalent, Mr. Joseph held a variety of senior financial positions at the industrial distribution company HD Supply, including as CFO of its $1.2 billion plumbing and HVAC business unit. He also served as corporate controller for Hughes Supply, a Fortune 500, NYSE-listed company that was acquired by Home Depot and became part of HD Supply. In his early career, Mr. Joseph spent six years at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor and strategic financial advisor across a variety of industries.
Mr. Joseph holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting from Florida Atlantic University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Joseph is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) and a non-executive board member of Ashland Global (ASH).