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CFO to CFO: Own Your Growth Model, Portia Kersten, CFO, Skout

What role should a CFO Play in architecting their firm's business model? Join us when Portia Kersten, CFO of Skout, the largest global platform for meeting new people, reveals her CFO mind-set and the steps she has taken to maximize Skout's growth potential.
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A Startup Tale of Finance, Family and Restoration, Rob Bohorad, CFO, Yuengling’s Ice Cream

What is the most promising business idea you have failed to act on? Or have there been so many it's difficult to single out just one? Join us when CFO Rob Bohorad recalls the idea that just wouldn't stay put and led him to the door of David Yuengling - a member of the family widely…
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SG&A and the Cloud, Vince Burchianti, CFO, Firehouse Subs

What role should finance play when it comes to technology adoption? Join us as Vince reveals his CFO mind-set, and the strategies that allowed Firehouse Subs to trim its SG&A as it empowered its franchisees.
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ASK ETHAN: Unlocking Value With CPM

Is your corporate performance management (CPM) initiative succeeding? Join us as Ethan Carlson, CEO of Carlson Management Consulting, tackles our questions concerning CPM strategies and the best practices organizations are today adopting to advance their performance goals. Sponsor BlackLine  Does your finance department remain bogged down in the trenches using spreadsheets to accomplish complex accounting…
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Sewing the Seeds of Mobile Disruption, Prakash Ramachandran, CFO, Polyera

Imagine being able to fold your tablet computer several times allowing it to slide easily into your jacket pocket.  Welcome to the age of flexible transistor technology, where CFO Prakash Ramachandran today oversees the finance function for Polyera - one of mobile computing most ambitious disrupters.
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The Human Side of the Enterprise: CFO Ralph Bender, Manship Media

How does a media firm widely known for its newspaper journalism exit the business? Join us as Ralph revisits the difficult decisions that led Manship to sell The Advocate — a much beloved community newspaper owned and published by the Manship family–owned business for the past 104 years. Sponsor BlackLine Does your finance department remain…
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Talking About IT: Three CFOs Share Views on Tech Tools

How is IT reshaping the role finance plays within organizations? Join us as three finance leaders share their views on information technology and how new tools and applications are opening new doors to strategy-minded finance professionals.
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Three Start-Up CFOs Discuss Their Business Models

What role does finance play when it comes to architecting a new business model? Join us as CFO Thought Leaders Dan Atler, Barry Zwarenstein  and Tim Raybould explore the role of finance inside three hard-charging start-ups.
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Three Manufacturing CFOs Explain How They Built Their Finance Teams

What does it take to embed a finance team across a manufacturing organization? Join us as three seasoned manufacturing CFOs explain the inner workings of their enterprise, and expose the broadening role their finance teams today play inside increasingly collaborative organizations. ¤
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How Finance Became a Customer Services Department, Susheel Mantha, CFO, LRES

What role can finance play inside the client-facing realm known as customer service? Join us when Susheel shares her CFO mind-set and explains how finance now plays a more central role in LRES's client offerings. ¤
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