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Best of Both Worlds:Flex with the Agility of a Startup & The Scale of a Multi-National-CFOLC Boston

Best of Both Worlds: Flex with the Agility of a Startup & The Scale of a Multi-National by the Boston CFO Leadership Council

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: KPMG Offices
Two Financial Center
60 South St.
Boston, Massachusetts  02111
United States
Contact: Caroline Boyce
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Program Description

The transition between larger, federated organizations and smaller companies reveals distinct cultural, stylistic, and behavioral norms at both ends of the spectrum, and financial executives often align their profiles and technical approaches with the “status quo” as defined by each environment.

This program includes a panel of seasoned financial executives who have operated in both startups and enterprise organizations, and they will "share their tool kit" into tactical and strategic best practices finance resources can leverage to build a resilient and proactive organizational mindset

Learning Objectives

Attendees will learn the following:

  • Best practices of large and small companies
  • People and culture - how to lead in a small and large company
  • Process: How to do more with less within an organization
  • Transformation-evolving a small company to a large company 


Program Agenda:

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Registration

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Program




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All CFO Leadership Council members can attend this event 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 $85.


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.



CPE Information

 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Recommended CPE Credits:  1.8 Credits in
Management Services
 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:

More Information

For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Caroline Boyce, Marketing Director, Boston 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.


About our Speakers


Barbara Chan, Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals


Barbara Chan is an accomplished finance executive with over twenty years of experience in the pharmaceutical, life-sciences, and healthcare industries. Her expertise includes working with high-growth and fast-paced start-up and large global companies, specializing in strategic business planning, evolving processes and systems to support the ever-changing business environments.


A results-driven leader, Barbara has a proven track record in streamlining business objectives that drive growth and increase efficiency. She has worked with multiple organizations in the development and implementation of organizational processes, financial controls, and change management. Her professional experience includes executive/senior leadership positions. Most recently, she was President & Chief Accounting Officer of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals. Previously, she held positions as Global Head of Accounting Services and other senior leadership roles at Parexel International.


Barbara received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Master of Science in Taxation from Bentley College. 

Evan Dooher, Managing Director, Macanta Consulting LLP

Evan’s experience is comprised of nearly 20 years in Accounting, FP&A, and commercial business partner roles at Publicly-held (Philips Healthcare, Parexel) and Private Equity-backed companies (Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Cytel).  With each, he has been integral to the success of global Finance initiatives including system & process implementations, organization redesigns, acquisition integrations, organic business expansion and other business-improvement initiatives.   

Evan’s career has been defined by developing high-performing Finance organizations that lead from the front.  He has an appreciation for the need to marry a strong back-office, transactional Finance foundation with an adaptable, forward-looking team.  He is passionate about implementing employee-centric cultures that align professional development opportunities with business objectives. 

Evan is now leading as the Managing Director at Macanta Consulting, LLC, a professional services organization focused on positioning middle-market Private Equity Portfolio companies for success.  At Macanta, Evan guides CFO’s and the broader Finance team in the transition to a more structured, efficient and financially accountable organization that can scale in support of strategic and financial objectives.    

Evan began his career in PwC's Audit and Transaction Services practices, and graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  

Amanda Duguay, Director of Finance, Zebra Technologies, Co-Chair, Boston CFO Leadership Council, Moderator

Amanda is responsible for leading strategic and tactical initiatives, as well as all financial operations for Profitect. She has experience as a trusted financial partner to operations leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, and as an assurance professional as part of PwC’s Boston Technology practice. Previously she served in various research and product development roles in two biotech start-ups.


Amanda is also Co-Chair for The Boston CFO Leadership Council and has a MSA degree from Bentley University and is a certified CPA.


Amy Spurling, Cofounder and CEO of Compt


Amy Spurling is the Cofounder and CEO of Compt, which is designing employee perks, so they actually work. A serial entrepreneur, it is the time Amy spent as CFO and COO of early and growth stage companies prior to Compt that drives her belief that companies and employees can achieve so much more together when employees are fully supported. Named Boston’s “CFO of the Year” by the Boston Business Journal in 2016, she is a seasoned executive with over 15 years’ experience in leadership roles at venture-backed companies ranging from early start-up phase through high growth and ultimately exit. Over her career, she has closed over ten rounds of financing totaling more than $200M and managed two acquisitions to close.

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