Archive For: past events

Cyber Security 2.0 | Updating CFOs on New Trends & Issues

Cyber Security 2.0 | Updating CFOs on New Trends & Issues

Our panel for the discussion consisted of three experts in the field, including: David Katz (panel host), Leader of the Data Privacy Group at Nelson Mullins Bess Hinson, Associate at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in the Atlanta Office, practicing in the Privacy and Information Group Chris Amato, co-founder, as well as Chief of Operations ... Read More
 
Improving Growth & Performance by Attracting & Retaining Top Talent

Improving Growth & Performance by Attracting & Retaining Top Talent

As the world of work continues changing, Chief Financial Officers are finding themselves thrust into many different challenges, beyond making sure the company checkbook balances each month. One of the biggest challenges in today’s market is that of human capital, which took center stage at the CFO Forum Atlanta Q3 event: Improving Growth & Performance ... Read More
 
A CFO’s Relationship with CIO and Legal: Mitigating Enterprise Risk

A CFO’s Relationship with CIO and Legal: Mitigating Enterprise Risk

Moderator: Johnny Lee, Principal, Practice Leader, Forensic Technology Panelist: Marcus Delgado, Assistant General Counsel for Cox Enterprises Panelist: Kevin Dotts, CFO of Internap Johnny pitches the first question to Kevin, “What considerations drive enterprise risk from the perspective of the CFO? There are a lot of new things that come to you from external pressures ... Read More
 
Private Equity: The New Normal

Private Equity: The New Normal

Klaas begins the session with several powerful slides and describes how many companies tend to go the private equity route. There is a dramatic growth in the number of active private capital type firms and large rise from 1998-2000, 2004-2006, and 2014-2015. An estimate of $1 Billion in capital is raised every year. Obviously the ... Read More
 
A CFO’s View on Managing Millennials

A CFO’s View on Managing Millennials

“We can no longer talk about the Millennials as the generation to come, as they are the generation among us.”  Melanie tees up the discussion with a brief overview of who Millennials are and the negative labels and perceptions surrounding them: Lazy, slacker, and entitled. She asks the audience to reframe their negative thoughts of Millennials, ... Read More
 
2016 Economic Outlook

2016 Economic Outlook

“No matter how you slice it, the U.S. is mired in an Incomplete Expansion.” Gregory Miller declares services are fine; however, the production of goods is in recession. We have been looking at a historic 2% recovery. Since 2012, we are on the verge of accelerating upward towards a 3% economy but it hasn’t happened ... Read More
 
2017 Economic Outlook

2017 Economic Outlook

Is the glass half full or half empty? It’s hard to say, but the one thing I can be certain of is we’re set for more uncertainty ahead. The good thing about uncertainty is it makes for opportunities ahead. I encourage you all to not ask the question about whether the glass is half full ... Read More
 
The New Administration’s Impact on Businesses | The First 200 Days

The New Administration’s Impact on Businesses | The First 200 Days

The morning after Karen Handel’s victory in the GA-06 special election, the CFO Forum of Atlanta gathered for our quarterly event to discuss the extremely timely topic of the new presidential administration’s impact on business. Mel Schwarz and Mary Moore Hamrick, both from CFO Forum Atlanta’s partner Grant Thornton, led a business-minded assessment of the ... Read More
 
A CFO’s Role in M&A Integration

A CFO’s Role in M&A Integration

Cal began the meeting by asking “How are you setup internally, do you have a business development team sourcing deals, are you counting on bankers, does your company generate and source these transactions?” Larry responded by saying that his companies sourcing methods have changed as it has grown but that ARRIS currently has a small ... Read More
 
The CFO’s Evolving Role: Steward of Innovation

The CFO’s Evolving Role: Steward of Innovation

Jim began by asking “What does innovation mean to your company and to how do you think about innovation in the CFO role?” Jamie led the discussion explaining the large investment in innovation Elavon has made by hiring talent in the Atlanta area from Nokia and other mobile technology groups and the focus on innovating ... Read More