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Creating an Award-Winning Culture with Gen Gaps and Workplace in Mind by The Atlanta CFOLC

Creating an Award-Winning Culture with Gen Gaps & Workplace in Mind by The Atlanta CFO Leadership Council Thursday, November 7, 2019 7:15 AM - 7:45 AM Coffee and Networking | 7:45 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast Buffet | 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Presentation

When: November 7, 2019
7:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Where: Maggiano's Buckhead
3368 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
United States
Contact: Jennifer Langley
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Program Description:

Today’s economic climate provides employees with many career options which makes attracting, recruiting and retaining top talent increasingly challenging. Businesses are finding it difficult to find and keep employees and keep them engaged and productive, especially top performers who have been approached with competitive opportunities.

Join us for “Creating an Award-Winning Culture with Gen Gaps in Mind,” where our panel of experts will address these challenges and provide insights into how to successfully recruit, maintain and motivate top talent. Our speakers will share their first-hand experience, their lessons learned, and share practical solutions attendees can utilize within their organizations. We’ll focus on compensation and benefits, professional development, recruiting strategies and how to create a work environment that will maximize the performances of a multi-generational workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to recruit, attract and retain top talent
  • How to develop skillsets and maximize employee performance
  • Invest in the workforce and measure the ROI of employee retention programs
  • Employment trends that CFOs should be aware of 




Ritz Adriansen, Vice President of Finance, MailChimp / The Rocket Science Group

Lauritz "Ritz" Adriansen is Mailchimp’s VP of Finance, overseeing the company’s award-winning finance team. Ritz and his team are responsible for all financial functions at Mailchimp, including accounting, business support, planning and analysis, treasury, and tax. His team handles day-to-day accounting operations, planning, reporting and forecasting, cash management, tax compliance, payroll, and other finance operations. Ritz received a BBA in finance from Auburn University and an MBA in finance focusing on entrepreneurship from Mercer University. Prior to joining Mailchimp in 2016, Ritz served as a Principal at TechCXO, Director of Finance at Vocalocity, and held several other finance and operational roles at tech companies.


David Damiani, CFO, Balentine

David Damiani, CFA is Balentine’s Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer. With more than two decades of industry experience, David brings his expertise to bear as Chair of the Investment Strategy Team, overseeing the development and implementation of investment policies and leading the firm’s institutional management business. He is also a founding partner of Balentine and a member of the Management Committee. David’s innovative views on liquidity management as a risk management tool have been recognized by the CFA Institute in the article “The Case for Cash.” Passionate about educating the next generation, David is a guest lecturer at the University of Georgia and serves on the board of directors of the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF).


Leslie Kurtz, CFO/VP HR, Jackson Healthcare

Leslie Kurtz serves as Chief Financial Officer for Jackson Healthcare. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating all financial and accounting operations for the organization, including treasury management, prospective acquisitions, the start-up of new businesses, risk management and relationships with the company’s lenders.

With more than 30 years of progressive financial and operations experience, Kurtz has deep domain expertise in creating systems and processes to support rapidly growing businesses and a proven track record driving top-line growth, operational excellence and sustained profitability.

Before joining Jackson Healthcare, Kurtz held executive leadership positions in the talent management and healthcare industries, most recently serving as CFO at MedQuest Associates. Prior to that, she worked with multiple companies in accounting and operational finance leadership roles, including such brands as Right Management, Irwin & Browning and Coca-Cola Enterprises. As a Certified Public Accountant, she launched her career at Arthur Anderson.

Kurtz graduated with honors from the University of Dayton and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with dual majors in accounting and finance. She resides in Milton, Georgia with her family.


Tom Quinn, CFO, Jackson Spalding (Moderating)

Tom is the CFO of Jacksonville Spalding, a full-service communications company whose specialties include: Branding, Strategy, Creative, Digital, Crisis, Coaching, Public Relations, Events, Paid Media & Marketing Analytics.  Full bio coming soon. 


Christopher Tuff,  National Bestselling Author of "The Millennial Whisperer” 

Chris Tuff became the youngest partner in the 100-year history of Atlanta-based advertising agency, 22squared, where he turned a team of Millennials from an “investment” to a major profit center in short order. He is the author of The Millennial Whisperer (Morgan James), a practical, profit-driven playbook for leaders to better understand the world’s largest generation.

Having started his career as one of the first marketers to focus on helping startups work with Fortune 100 brands, including Facebook in 2005, Chris is obsessed with emerging trends in marketing. As EVP and Director of Content Marketing and Partnerships at 22squared, he helps push to get their existing clients access to first-to-market ad products and offerings. He’s responsible for partnership development with tech and media companies like Twitter, Google, and Facebook.

A sought-after leader in the digital marketing space, Chris has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, in Fast Company, The New York Times, Wired, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Digiday, Social Times, Social Fresh, and consistently in advertising trade publications like Ad Age and Advertising Weekly.

Chris has worked with individuals and departments at several Fortune 500 companies to help them improve recruiting and performance of Millennial workers. When Chris isn’t working, he kiteboards, mountain bikes, runs, and spends quality time with his wife
and two daughters. 


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CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free. Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program at a one-time cost of $60.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.


More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Jennifer Langley, Southeast Regional Director, at


Cancellation Policy

If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the program.


CPE Information


 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Recommended CPE Credits:  1.5 in Personnel/Human Resources
 Experience Level: Basic

 Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

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