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Alternative Paths to Cash by The Washington, DC CFO Leadership Council

Alternative Paths to Cash hosted by: The Washington, D.C. CFO Leadership Council Tuesday, April 16, 2019 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

When: 4/16/2019
7:30-9:30 AM
Where: The offices of BDO
8401 Greensboro Drive
1st Floor - Lobby Level Conference Center
McLean, VA  22102
United States
Contact: Debbie Lindner

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Alternative Paths to Cash


Every company, regardless of their size or type, will need access to capital in order to grow. However, not all companies generate sustainable cash flow all the time to fund corporate needs.


Join The Washington, DC chapter of the CFO Leadership Council on Tuesday, April 16, as we explore the latest trends in various capital financing options for privately-held companies in all stages of maturity. Our panel of experts will discuss how CFOs can best explore and evaluate debt and equity markets, commercial credit and venture capital financing.

Learning Objectives:


  • How CFOs can choose the best investors, both traditional and non-traditional, based on their needs in a competitive marketplace

  • When the best time to raise capital is, and how much

  • Compare advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of alternate financing options

  • The differences in company characteristics and growth paths in series rounds

Breakfast and networking is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Our program will start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m







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To register for this program, simply click on the green tickets button and then click one of the two registration buttons and complete the form as requested.

All 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 $60.00.

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 Debbie Lindner, Marketing Director, Washington, D.C. Chapter at  


Cancellation Policy

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


CPE Information


Instructional method: Group-Live
Recommended CPE Credits: 1.8 CPE credits in Finance
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.

About Our Speakers

Nasser Chanda, Chief Executive Officer, Paymerang


Nasser leads Paymerang’s fast-growing organization and drives the company’s mission of making business payments simple and secure. Nasser is responsible for ensuring that our customers receive the world-class service they have come to expect, day in and day out, from our incredibly talented and dedicated employees. Nasser also oversees the strategy and direction of the company, ensuring that Paymerang continues to lead the industry in revolutionizing business payments.


Nasser has more than 20 years of experience in growing startups and payment companies, including launching and growing Brink’s Global Payments to a profitable business with over $100 million in revenue and operations in five countries. Nasser began his career in investment banking at PwC and led global strategy and M&A at The Brink’s Company.


Arun Gupta, Venture Partner, Columbia Capital


Arun focuses on Federal/Cyber IT Services investments and is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Business School teaching Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital. Arun is on the Board of Directors or actively involved with Altamira, Daz 3D, Devas Multimedia, Endgame, and Verato. Arun was also involved with former Columbia portfolio companies Adjoined Consulting (acquired by Kanbay International, Inc.), Millennial Media (NYSE: MM), Riptech (acquired by Symantec Corporation), Softek Storage Holdings (acquired by IBM), Vubiquity (acquired by Amdocs) and Webs (acquired by Vistaprint). Prior to joining Columbia Capital in 2000, Arun was at Carlyle Venture Partners, focused on software investments. Earlier, Arun held positions in Arthur D. Little’s telecom and technology consulting practice and shared responsibility for establishing ADL’s operation in India.


Arun received a B.S. degree with Distinction in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University (’91) and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School (’95).



Keith O'Donnell, Chief Executive Officer, The Clover Group


Keith O'Donnell is the founder and CEO of The Clover Group. He has over 20 years of experience in leadership, finance and management operations. Keith has held management and executive positions in numerous industries including financial services, hospitality, professional services and software development.


In his last position, Keith served as CFO for Cynergy Systems, Inc.  where he helped found the company and guided the firm through start-up to its position as one of the preeminent digital experience and mobile design agencies in the world.  Keith successfully led the acquisition of Cynergy by KPMG in 2014.


He is also a DC Chapter founding member and Steering Committee member and is helping us launch our Baltimore Chapter starting up in September of this year.


Ashley Yesayan, Vice President, Revolution Growth


Ashley Yesayan is a Vice President at Revolution Growth, where she focuses on technology and enterprise software investments. Ashley has 15 years of experience building and scaling high-growth venture backed technology companies including, one of 2015’s top performing tech IPOs, and numerous other DMV-area based portfolio companies including Optoro and CustomInk.


Prior to joining Revolution, Ashley was an investment professional at ABS Capital, where she made various platform and add-on acquisitions in hyper-converged computing, internet of things (“IOT”), and data analytics companies. Earlier in her career she led new business launch and incubation at Red Ventures, the leading global player in data-driven consumer marketing, and worked in the investment banking group at Wells Fargo Securities.


Ashley earned a B.A. in Economics and English from Wake Forest University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Ashley grew up in South Carolina and has traveled to 42 countries.



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