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WEBINAR

December 16, 2021 | 2:00 pm – 2:50 pm ET

The Future Office of the CFO

Defining the Framework: How to Optimize the Future Office of the CFO

The past two years have taught business leaders that the Office of the CFO must change in order to navigate future uncertainty. Research from a study of more than 200 C-suite executives conducted by CFO Dive suggests that nearly 70% of CEOs now view the CFO as an Enterprise Value Creator, rather than simply a finance and accounting steward.

How CFOs drive value in the future will depend on which strategic initiatives they choose to focus on to unlock hidden value and scalability, including investing in digital transformation. The right digital transformation initiatives will optimize financial operations by removing manual processes, ensuring company readiness across the world, and building long-lasting resiliency.

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Speakers

Sarah Dickens Spoja

Chief Financial Officer, Tipalti

Sarah joined Tipalti from KKR Capstone where she worked with portfolio companies in the Financial Services and Retail Sectors, including First Data Corporation and Academy Sports + Outdoors. During her 4 years at First Data Corporation, Sarah was pivotal in the acquisition of Clover Network Inc., a mobile POS merchant processing solution, and helping to scale the start-up and commercialize the product through First Data’s major bank of relationships in the US. Prior to joining KKR, Sarah worked at Bain & Company in Boston and Sydney. She holds a B.A. from Williams College in both Mathematics and Economics and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

David Fractor

Chief Financial Officer, ImaginAB

David Fractor is the Chief Financial Officer at ImaginAb, Inc. David is responsible for the Company’s internal and external financial reporting as well as working with other members of senior management to raise capital for the company. Additionally, David takes the lead in maintaining the Company’s corporate governance. Prior to joining ImaginAb, David was the Chief Financial Officer at ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. an NYSE listed company, where he oversaw the company’s SEC reporting and was extensively involved in raising capital. Additionally, David has served in similar positions with various companies, both public and private and had his own consulting practice where he advised companies in complex financial and accounting matters. Prior to working in industry, David was an Audit Manager at Deloitte. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Chapter of CalCPA. David is licensed CPA and graduated from USC.

Moderator

Jack McCullough

President, CFO Leadership Council

Jack is a recognized thought leader in the world of financial leadership with a career that has included CFO positions at 26 companies. He founded the CFO Leadership Council, a global organization dedicated to empowering senior financial executives through innovative professional development programs and peer networking.

 In 2019 Jack published, Secrets of Rockstar CFOs, which was based upon interviews with 40 of the world’s best chief financial officers, from Silicon Valley startups to Fortune 50 multinationals. He is also a senior contributor to the Forbes CFO Network. His is currently working on his second book  The Psychopathic CEO, An Executive Survival Guide.  He is also a senior contributor to the Forbes CFO Network.

He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two teenage sons.