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Think Like a CEO - CFO Succession Planning by The Atlanta CFOLC

Think Like a CEO - CFO Succession Planning by The Atlanta CFO Leadership Council Thursday, October 3, 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: October 3, 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:

Words like nimble, adaptable, and insatiably curious are just some of the attributes that have been associated with what it takes to make it as a successful CEO.

You on the other hand, have made it to the highest level in finance because of your stability and dependability to keep your team within the bounds and following the rules.

To be a successful CEO, according to the experts, you need to go from rule follower to rule maker (and sometimes breaker!) – how do you make this metamorphosis from CFO to CEO – do you have what it takes?

Find out what measures it takes to go from the finance function to ultimately landing in the role as CEO.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn specific actions the CFO can take today to help secure a CEO role in the future
  • Understand the personal attributes and skills needed to become an effective CEO
  • Learn the differentiators of successful CFOs and successful CEOs and understand the importance of making the necessary changes 



Sean Barry, CEO, Bridgevine

Sean joined Bridgevine in 2013 as Chief Executive Officer after 20 years of experience in global sales and operations, business development, advertising and marketing, with significant expertise in customer engagement techniques for the utilities, cable, telco, satellite and retail markets. Sean brings creative thinking and a healthy disregard for the impossible to his role.

Kristin Curry, Managing Partner, Vaco (Moderating) 

Kristin Curry is the Co-Managing Partner of Vaco Atlanta. With more than 15 years of industry and team building experience, Kristin is passionate about helping clients and trusted consultants grow their businesses and thrive in their careers.  Prior to joining Vaco, Kristin spent three and a half years at a publicly-traded professional staffing firm before being recruited away to a boutique, Atlanta-based talent firm where she quickly rose through the firm as a client services leader.   Kristin joined Vaco in June 2018 to build out Atlanta’s practice and operate as an extension of clients’ businesses to provide best-in-class strategic, long-term solutions. While focusing on building out an internal team and culture where the best and brightest in the industry can spend their careers, Kristin and the Atlanta team are able to offer a place where client and trusted consultants will be served for the duration of their careers.


Rob Gerardo, Managing Member, R.W.G. Consulting Services, LLC

Rob started RWG Consulting Services, LLC in 2015 after 11 years in the interim executive industry with Tatum. Today he works with Private Equity held portfolio companies, privately held businesses, CEO's and Board of Directors on an interim, advisory, or fractional basis. During the Tatum years (2004 through 2015) he served in various capacities/industries including CEO, President, COO, and CFO for companies in the manufacturing, retail, transportation, cosmetics, services, staffing, technology, health care services, and medical device sectors. Prior to Tatum he served in C-Level positions in a variety of industries with ever increasing spans of control. During this period he served on the boards of 5 companies. 


Larry McGill, Managing Partner, Spartan Global Consulting Group

A senior executive with over 25 years of experience directing organizational operations, cap raises of all sizes, business transformations and revenue growth, Larry McGill is a proven leader of game-changing performance and profitability turnarounds of multiple privately-owned organizations along with a successful track record of spearheading corporate finances, sales (direct, channel and enterprise), marketing, and client relations for optimum profitability and bottom-line results. He has expertise in reengineering enterprise-wide processes and production to maximize efficiency and quality. Larry is well-versed in building, training, and leading large-scale teams of employees to enhance performance and a team-oriented leader with a track record of developing highly-skilled and effective leadership talent who also effectively engages all team members to contribute to their highest potential. 



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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 CPE credits in
Personal Development
 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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