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The First 90 Days by The Minneapolis/St. Paul CFO Leadership Council
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The First 90 Days by The Minneapolis/St Paul CFO Leadership Council Thursday, November 14, 21019 | 4:30 - 7:00 PM Winthrop & Weinstine Capella Tower 225 South 6th St, Suite 3500, Minneapolis, MN 55402 4:30 - 5:00 PM Registration Opens | 5:00 - 6:15 PM Program | 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM Networking and Apps

When: November 14, 2019
4:30 - 7:00 PM
Where: Winthrop & Weinstine
Capella Tower 225 South 6th St
Suite 3500
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55402
United States
Contact: Mary Christensen
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Program Description
The first 90 days is a critical time for any CFO taking on a new role. While you want to hit the ground running, there are many challenges to take on during the transition process including learning a new organization, working with a new CEO, managing a new team, and implementing change in a new culture.


Join our panel of experts on Thursday, November 14th as we discuss “The First 90 Days: How the CFO Successfully Navigates Change.”  The panel will discuss their experiences and give practicable advice on getting productive quickly.


Learning objectives

Through this session, attendees will learn:

  • How to take advantage of the transition period before starting a new CFO role
  • How to engage with and evaluate your new team
  • The skill sets needed to learn a new culture and introduce change
  • Best practices in setting goals and objectives in a new role
  • How to build critical relationships within the business to ensure that you are a good strategic business partner



Jack McCullough, Founder, CFO Leadership Council

Jack McCullough is a recognized thought leader in the field of financial leadership, with a career that has included CFO positions at 26 companies. He founded the CFO Leadership Council, a global organization dedicated to empowering senior financial executives through innovative professional development programs and peer networking. His other accomplishments include chairing the MIT Sloan CFO Summit, and creating the vision behind CFO Week, a one-of-a-kind learning and networking experience jointly executed by the CFO Leadership Council and MIT Sloan. He recently published his first book, Secrets of Rockstar CFOs, which provides insights on the best practices of elite chief financial officers.

Diana Purcel, Board Member,Animal Humane Society

Diana is a strategic thought leader with 30 years’ experience within consumer driven businesses, and extensive experience as a public company and private company CFO. Most recently, Diana was the EVP & CFO of iMedia, Inc., (Evine Live, Inc.), a publicly held multi-platform, interactive video and digital commerce media company based in Eden Prairie, MN. Prior to this, she was the CFO of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a privately held/private equity-sponsored, restaurant concept based in Chicago, Illinois.  Prior to joining Cooper’s Hawk, Diana spent over ten years as the CFO of Famous Dave’s of America, Inc., a publicly held restaurant company and franchisor based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and prior to that, she was the CFO of Paper Warehouse, Inc., a publicly held party-goods retailer and franchisor based in Hopkins, Minnesota.  


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To register for this program, simply complete the online form. 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 $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 Mary Christensen, Marketing Director, Minneapolis/Saint Paul Chapter 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.

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