Opportunity to meet and network with local CFOs — Volunteer at the CFO Leadership Council event on 5/18!

The CFO Roundtable would like to recruit students to volunteer at this event scheduled for 5/18 and in return get to attend the conference and hear the speakers! If you’re interested, please contact Prof. Steve Wasserman at swasserman@bentley.edu.


CFO talent show

Talent – we all have it, employ it, and rely on it to help move our companies forward. But how do you find the best people, best growth opportunities, and best methods to retain that talent base?
Join The CFO Leadership Council on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Bentley University for The 2016 CFO Talent Show, a full-day event dedicated to the lifecycle of your talent processes. From new methods to find high-talent employees to building an award-winning culture, managing across generations and surviving through downturns, our conference will inspire you to change the way you engage with your most important asset – your people.
Our Agenda

Our agenda includes:

  • Morning panels on ‘Follow Me: Finding Great Employees the First Time Around,’ and ‘When It All Falls Down: Managing During a Downturn’
  • Afternoon panels on ‘How to be the Next Cool Place to Work,’ and ‘The Future of our Workforce’
  • New 10-minute Radical CFO Talks on Personality Tests, Office Design, The Power of Play, and making the old new again


Our Agenda

7:30am – 8:00a.m.:  Registration & Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Conference Open ~ Morning Keynote 

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.: The Radical CFO ~ Personality Tests by John McGuinness, CFO, Predictive Index

John is the CFO at The Predictive Index, a company that empowers businesses to realize what drives workplace behaviors. John is an experienced CFO and CPA who has worked for both public and private technology and manufacturing companies. Prior to joining The Predictive Index, John served as CEO of Intygral and CFO at ShapeUp, Inc.



9:10am – 10:25 a.m.: Follow Me: Finding Great Employees The First Time Around

This panel will feature 3-4 CFOs who will dive into how they changed their recruiting practices to match the pace of their growth and complement their culture.


10:25 – 10:35 a.m.: Coffee Break sponsored by Sapers & Wallack


10:35 – 10:45 a.m.: The Radical CFO ~ Rethinking Office Design


10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: When It All Falls Down: Keeping Employees & Productivity Up During a Downturn

This panel will review the tough conversations and steps you can take to maintain your productivity, support your employees and come through stronger than you were before.


12:00 – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch sponsored by TriNet


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Luncheon Keynote: The Psychotic CEO by Julie Cowley, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Boston



1:30 – 1:40 p.m.: Break sponsored by Sapers & Wallack


1:40 – 1:50 p.m.: The Radical CFO: Rebranding Corporate Culture by Ed Nathanson, Founder, Red Pill Talent

Ed helps great companies come to the light side of the force and join the rebel alliance. He has 20 years of experience as a Global Talent Acquisition, Employment Branding and Human Resources Leader. Ed has been a Keynote speaker at LinkedIn Talent Connect Australia 2014,  ERE Atlanta 2015, BATSA 2015, LinkedIn Talent Connect Las Vegas 2013 and was the global live stream host for LinkedIn Talent Connect in 2014.



1:50 – 3:05 p.m.: Beyond The Benefits: Becoming The Cool Place To Work

This panel will look at how companies, new and mature, are revitalizing their corporate culture to be a place that potential employees want to work and current employees are proud to be a part of. We’ll review benefits packages, review and feedback, philanthropy, social engagement, and more.


3:05 – 3:15 p.m.: Coffee Break sponsored by Sapers & Wallack


3:15 – 3:25 p.m.: The Radical CFO: Big Blue to New Blue


3:25 – 4:50 p.m.: Putting It All Together: The Future of our Workforce

Let’s get beyond the ‘dealing with millenials’ conversation, and get to the real conversation that matters. How do you bring together older and younger generations? How can you bring together a global workforce? And how can you actually get them all to work together as one?


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