Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas

What You Get

Our ‘invitation-only’ approach allows us to provide exceptional service for our audience.


Conference Pass

Full access to the event including keynotes and educational sessions.


Overnight Hotel

We cover the first night and offer a discounted rate. Spouses welcomed.


5 Star Catering

Let us treat you to delectable breakfasts, lunches, refreshments, and more.


Ace Networking

Rub shoulders with the best. Entry to all networking activities including industry dinner.

Who You'll Meet

A unique engagement opportunity with Fortune 500 companies and emerging mid-size enterprises.


Influential Peers

Benchmark and network with the movers and shakers of Finance.


Thought Leaders

Learn from the best in the field and walk away with actionable insights.


Leading Partners

Meet only the solution providers most relevant for your projects and initiatives.



Unparalleled networking opportunities with high profile industry leaders.

What You'll Do

Your registration creates a truly customized agenda based on your specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests.


Free Time

Spend most of your time participating in educational sessions and networking activities.


Research Meetings

Face-to-face 25-minute meetings to discover leading solutions guided by knowledgable executives.


Educational Sessions

Keynotes, plenary sessions, industry panel discussions, case studies and more.


Networking Activities

The perfect place to connect with peers who can truly make a difference to your business.

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2019 Key Themes

This year, the 100% peer-driven educational program will be centered around key themes addressing the most pressing challenges in finance.


Get insights from 20+ specialized CFOs making way in the ever-changing world of finance. Presenters from the 2018 series included:

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David Jones



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John Thomas, Jr.

VP Finance, Europe & The Americas

Etihad Airways

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Neil Danzger


Rebar Systems

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Dan Tavarez


Denton House Design Studio

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Craig Hall


Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council

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Mark Barenie


Institute of Food Technologists

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Dave Sackett

Senior Director of Finance & Administration

ULVAC Technologies, Inc

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Tom Stewart

Executive Director

National Center for the Middle Market

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Nick Fischer



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Matt Jiang



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Shauna Steib

Director of Product Marketing


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Connie Hale


Big Ass Fans Company

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Michael Shultz

Director of Finance Transformation & Product Expert


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Dr. Chris White

Chief Science Officer


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Luke Burmeister


Didion Milling

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Daniel Bain

CFO, Americas

Uttam Galva North America Inc.

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Dan Andrew

SVP of Sales


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Sukumar Narayanan


DecisivEdge, LLC

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Glenn Robins

VP, Accounts Receivable Insurance

Allied World

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Michel Fontaine


TransacXion Technologies

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Gregory Banning

Head of Sales

Capital One

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John Hutto

Founder & CEO

The IT Effectiveness Group

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Stuart Goldstein

CPM Solutions Architect & Services Lead



Make every session valuable by selecting up to three key themes to mix and match the most relevant topics to you.

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Governance, Risk Management & Compliance
Financial Leadership & Innovation
Financial Management & Strategy
Financial Technology, Tools & Trends

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration


Breakfast Buffet

Monday, October 22Keynote Presentation

close How to Solve the 5 Pervasive Team Challenges and Transform Your Business

Leadership & Learning DevelopmentTeamalytics - Chief Science Officer

People represent the greatest investment opportunity in any company. They’re also the greatest challenge. And the challenges multiply when people work together on teams. Despite the dysfunction of the majority of business teams, teamwork has never been more important for fast-growth companies. In this session, you’ll learn how to accelerate the effectiveness of new teams and new leaders, how to deal effectively with contentious teams and teammates, how to optimize high-functioning teams and navigate change initiatives, and how to develop and retain your high potentials.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to accelerate the effectiveness of new teams and new leaders.
  • How to deal effectively with contentious teams and teammates.
  • How to optimize high-functioning teams and navigate change initiatives.
  • How to optimize high-functioning teams and navigate change initiatives.
*CPE Credit-Participants will be able to identify the 5 most significant team challenges and share ways to engage these issues and solve them to create dynamic teams and extraordinary outcomes.. Field of Study: Personnel/HR


Dr. Chris White
Chief Science OfficerTeamalytics
Monday, October 22Breakout Presentation

close Bringing Innovations and Emerging Payment Technology to Use

CFO Leadership & InnovationCapital One - Head of Sales

You have access to the latest technologies—but how do you actually implement them? Although the payments industry is innovating at a rapid pace, the 2017 survey on payment evolution conducted by Capital One and NAPCP showed varying degrees of implementation. The missing piece of the puzzle to introducing new technologies is making the transition from old processes to new ones. With the increased focus on innovation in 2018, working with clients—training, migrating and onboarding—is more critical than ever.  Attendees will be able to:

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand key survey results
  • Briefly discuss the course of payment evolution over time
  • Get insight into barriers companies face in adopting new payment technologies, and how to overcome these barriers


Gregory Banning
Head of SalesCapital One
Monday, October 22Breakout Presentation

close The Top 5 Ways to Eliminate Waste in IT

Technology & Transition in FinanceThe IT Effectiveness Group - Founder & CEO

40 years of vast experiences in the IT cost cutting arena – all well documented – has produced an extensive cookbook that is used to reduce IT expenses without cutting headcount. During this session, we will cover the 5 efforts that produce the greatest results. We will also cover why these opportunities exist and most importantly, what needs to be done to eliminate the waste.

Key Takeaways:

  • Top 5 Opportunities for IT cost savings
  • How these wasteful expenses happened in the first place and what to do to keep the from occurring again
  • How to discover the waste and eliminate it
  • An approach to perpetually maximize your IT investments


John Hutto
Founder & CEOThe IT Effectiveness Group
Monday, October 22Breakout Presentation

close The Power of Payment and Accounts Payable Integration

Technology & Transition in FinanceCorcentric - Regional Vice President

The final act of the B2B payment cycle has remained separate for too long – allowing many payments to fail in the ‘last mile’ of the transaction. What would it mean to your business if you could automate that ‘last mile,’ providing a complete AP workflow, including invoice receipt, approval, and processing, with 100% payment disbursement? It’s possible

Key Takeaways:

  • The high cost of payment by paper check
  • The power of full visibility into cash position and payment status
  • The danger of not integrating payables
  • How to complete the ‘last mile’ of the transaction


Nina Doherty
Regional Vice PresidentCorcentric

Networking Lunch

Monday, October 22Breakout Presentation

close How to Make Compliance Your Competitive Weapon

CFO Leadership & InnovationBlackline - Senior Solutions Consultant

Are you keeping up with an evolving risk landscape or is it keeping you up at night? Accounting scandals are not just headlines of the past, they are happening every day. Your organization is constantly exposed to risk; you cannot operate with a business-as-usual mentality. Change is constant and the stakes are high. Leveraging technology enables your accounting and finance department to reduce their overall risk exposure. Your organization has the opportunity to automate repetitive tasks, eliminate data entry errors, gain workflow visibility and accountability, and strengthen the overall control environment.

Key Takeaways:

  • Recognize risk as a factor that consistently impacts organizations whether they are experiencing rapid growth, increasing in complexity, resistant to change, or are working to implement best practices.
  • Identify common practices and processes that can expose organizations to fraud.
  • Review departmental and organizational process improvement opportunities by leveraging technology to reduce risk, challenge current processes, and utilize your team’s time and their skill sets to reduce your organization’s risk exposure.


Joyce Lazzara
Senior Solutions ConsultantBlackline
Monday, October 22Breakout Presentation

close Citizen-Centric Reporting: Beyond Accounting and Auditing

CFO Leadership & InnovationMassachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council - CFO

The Citizen-Centric Reporting model is advocated by the Association of Government Accountants as a means to provide a clear, concise and easily understandable explanation of what your organization does. The session will offer practical experience, perspective and the trends in transparencies that are valuable to any organization.

Key Takeaways:

  • After completing the session, attendees will be knowledgeable about the Citizen-Centric Report model and adaptability to private and nonprofit sector.
  • After completing the session, attendees will be able to construct a Citizen-Centric Report and participate in the Certificate of Excellence recognition program.
  • Attendees will also be knowledgeable about the Association of Government Accountants and its performance and accountability programs.


Craig Hall
CFOMassachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council
Monday, October 22Breakout Presentation

close Ethics or Ego - Managing Up

CFO Leadership & InnovationBig Ass Fans Company - CFO

In this session, you will learn how to handle those tough situations with grace and survive the outcome. We’ve all been there – that little voice inside our head is whispering and our ethics CPE courses are ringing in our ears. There is something about what you are hearing that just doesn’t “feel” right. How do you handle it? When do you handle it? How do you speak up with grace and integrity while allowing those around and possibly above you to save face and find a workable solution. Connie has learned from experience and some great mentors and she is hear to share her experience and guidance today.


Connie Hale
CFOBig Ass Fans Company

Industry Dinner


Breakfast Buffet

Tuesday, October 23Breakout Presentation

close Create Cash Flow from Your Accounts Payable with Technology

Technology & Transition in FinanceAllied World - VP, Accounts Receivable Insurance
TransacXion Technologies - CEO

How to use Fintech (Financial Technology) to maximize operations for free cash flow and increase your cash conversion cycle. Supply chain financing along with technology and credit insurance can extend bill payments up to six months creating new liquidity at no cost to buyers. Learn about the new supply chain financing for 21st century corporations.

Key Takeaways:

  • Technology can drive cash flow
  • Accounts payable monetization platform creates new cash flow
  • Supply chain financing can be easy and profitable
  • Technology to finance 21st century operations


Glenn Robins
VP, Accounts Receivable InsuranceAllied World
Michel Fontaine
CEOTransacXion Technologies
Tuesday, October 23Breakout Presentation

close Top Five Issues with Accounting Software

Technology & Transition in FinanceDecisivEdge, LLC - President

Accounting software is a critical tool in a company’s arsenal. Finance is the epicenter of a business whether the business is a manufacturer, distributor or a financial institution. It is the function that enables a business to “keep score”, identify inefficiencies, determine where investments are warranted, etc. However, both ERP software and stand-alone accounting solutions have been plagued with the following challenges: 1. Reporting and analysis capabilities 2. Customizable user interface 3. Document management 4. Application integration 5. Customization without impacting upgradability In this session, we will discuss how Next-Gen Finance solutions are addressing these challenges by leveraging new technologies and architectures.

Key Takeaways:

  • Typical challenges with ERP and stand-alone accounting solutions
  • New technologies being employed to streamline Finance
  • New architectures that increase the long-term viability of a solution and return on the asset


Sukumar Narayanan
PresidentDecisivEdge, LLC
Tuesday, October 23Breakout Presentation

close Lean Companies: Hacking the Finance and Operations Functions Through Technology and Relationships

Technology & Transition in FinanceRebar Systems - CFO

Today’s young companies can accomplish many finance operations functions more cost effectively and with greater effectiveness than ever before. Learn how to leverage technology and vendor relationships to magnify your effectiveness as CFO. Reduce wasted effort and mistakes, lowering company risk in the process.

Key Takeaways:

  • Lean on outside accounting/finance resources who aren’t required full time
  • Build your trusted virtual team of attorneys, insurance/benefits brokers, and other service providers
  • Avoid expensive infrastructure investments in favor of SaaS and other cost saving solutions
  • Leverage technology to cut time spent on A/P, A/R and other drudge functions


Neil Danzger
CFORebar Systems


Experienced CFOs help us design a relevant and 100% peer-led educational program. Steering Committee from the 2018 series included:

Steering Committee Members

Brett Home CFO
American Farm Bureau Federation
Jennifer Templeman CFO
Jeremy Koczan CFO
Altamira Technologies Inc
Julien Salanon CFO & VP, Corporate Development
Kenneth Mcghee CFO
Loretto Hospital
Mark Miller CFO & Partner
Glazing Saddles
Mark Pritchard CFO
Data-Mail Inc
Noland Granberry CFO
Nanosys Inc
Ryan Meyer VP & Corporate Controller
Wells' Dairy
Sarah Nelms CFO
Kinney Group Inc
Scott Griffiths CFO
Farmer's Insurance
Shauna Balderson CFO
Fulcrum Technologies Inc
Steve Jurgensen CFO
Hawthorne Direct, LLC
Susan Colby VP Finance & Operations
Nedap Inc
Timothy Sedabres Senior VP, Corporate Strategy & IR
Banc of California
Tom Monheim CFO & SVP Finance and Enterprise Services
Traci Rushakoff VP of Finance


We help CFOs and Finance senior-level executives connect with peers in different industries to discuss their top-of-mind directives. Last year's attendees include:

Attendee Testimonials

"Networking with other CFOs and being able to discuss similar challenges and solutions we’ve all experienced was the best part of the event for me. It’s a small time investment for the opportunity of learning new things and making some good connections. In addition to the professional reasons, the locations and venues have made for a very enjoyable business trip, and would recommend this event to other Finance executives."

Attendee List


Connect CFO is quickly establishing a reputation as the boiling pot of information, ideas and solutions.


North America's fastest-growing Finance event plays host to over 250 attendees each year.


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Your full access conference pass includes overnight accommodations, meals and cocktail receptions.

The Hotel

Red Rock Resort

Featuring luxurious hotel rooms and suites, three-acre pool backyard, sensuous spa treatments, delectable dining and exciting casino gaming–all overlooking the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the neighboring mountains, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa pays homage to the elegant mid-century modern resorts that made Las Vegas famous. Spacious accommodations are designed with modern contemporary décor and a wealth of amenities like no other hotel rooms in Las Vegas, and include a 42-inch HD TV, VOIP internet phones, an automated, fully-stocked private bar and in-room safe.
Accommodations must be booked through the conference organizers and not through the venue directly. To book your stay please contact:
The closest airport to the hotel is McCarran International Airport (LAS). Red Rock does operate a complimentary shuttle between McCarran Airport and the hotel. You can see the shuttle schedule here. Taxis are also available at the airport and cost approximately $50 each way.
Red Rock Resort, Casino & Spa | 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89135