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Building a High Performance Finance Team by The Houston CFO Leadership Council
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Building a High Performance Finance Team hosted by The Houston CFO Leadership Council Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:30 am - 9:40 am | 7:30 Networking and Breakfast | 8:00 - 9:15 Program | 9:15 - 9:40 Q&A 2 CPE Credits Available

When: February 20, 2020
7:30-9:40 AM
Where: RSM Offices
1330 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 2300
Houston, TX  77056
United States
Contact: Mary Christensen
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Parking: The parking garage is free parking, with visitor parking on the first floor…very convenient.

Program Description 

Today’s CFOs face an environment of increased competition, heightened speed of change and increased expectations from key stakeholders to drive improved performance. At the same time, CFOs are being asked to do more with less. To succeed today, CFOs need to create an agile, service-oriented, value-creation organization.

The CFOs who will succeed in this environment will be those who grasp the evolving finance skills they will need to drive value for the overall organization while understanding how they will optimize the finance resources they have. Engage with a panel of CFOs and other advisors who will share their perspectives and strategies CFOs can apply to build high performance finance teams.

Key discussion topics will include:

 How do CFOs create an effective business partnering culture between their finance team and other functions that finance supports?
 What critical competencies are required to create a finance team that can support the new demands of finance?
 What changes to finance’s organizational structure should be considered?
 What strategies can one apply to shape and evolve their existing team while ‘keeping the lights on”?
 How can CFOs leverage technology to create finance efficiencies and redeploy their team to higher value-added roles?

Learning Objectives From this program, attendees will learn how to:

    • Offer frequent opportunities to get the team exposure "above their head" to accelerate growth
    • Make "tough call" decisions - reshaping the team, when necessary
    • Retain your strongest, most valuable employees
    • Maximize the contributions of employees and dedicate consultants in far flung operations around the globe
    • Ensure employees who do not work in headquarters buy into your company’s goals, missions, values and corporate culture





Speaker Info

John Beall, CFO, Fluidity Technologies

John is an operational and Financial Executive with finance/accounting, sales/marketing and operational experiences in diversified energy, technology and industrial & manufacturing industries; companies with operations both domestic and international and private, PE-backed & public companies. He has leveraged operational & strategic experiences acumen across diverse cultures, challenging environments and resources. John has proven success in directing operations and marketing through expertise in business development and strategic planning capabilities.

Roger Huntington, CFO, Air Liquide

Roger Huntington is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Air Liquide USA LLC, where he is responsible for the finance, IT and facilities management functions.

Prior to Air Liquide, Roger held CFO and financial leadership positions in multiple industries, including healthcare, industrial services, food distribution and public accounting. Throughout his career spanning 35 years, Roger has a proven track record of delivering results by building strong finance teams, continuous improvement and automation.

Roger is a CPA and CGMA and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.

Tammy Tapp-Gentry, CFO, Detechtion Technologies

Innovative and insightful financial executive with a Masters of Agribusiness degree, a commitment to performance excellence, and extensive experience in the retail, food manufacturing, and professional services sectors. Proven ability to mentor and motivate high-performance teams; establish strong relationships with clients, colleagues, and vendors; and implement programs and strategies that improve productivity, performance, and profitability. Highly respected leader who excels in driving positive organizational change while managing the expectations of demanding, high-profile stakeholders.

CPE Information

 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Recommended CPE Credits: 2 CPE credits in Personnel/HR
 Experience Level: Basic
 Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:

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All current 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 for $80.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives cannot attend 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 Jeanene Golden, Southwest Regional Director, The CFO Leadership Council, at or Mary Christensen, Southwest Marketing Director, The CFO Leadership Council, at

Cancellation Policy
If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact Jeanene Golden or Mary Christensen at email above. Refunds are available up to 48 hours prior to the program.

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