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From CFO to CEO: A Conversation with Jim Franklin & Loren Burnett by Denver CFOLC
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From CFO to CEO: A Conversation with Jim Franklin and Loren Burnett presented by The Denver CFO Leadership Council October 22, 2019 @ 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM (Mountain Time) Agenda: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM Networking & Breakfast | 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Program | 9:00 - 9:15 Q&A 1.5 CPE Available

When: October 22, 2019
7:30-9:15 AM
Where: Davis Graham & Stubbs
1550 17th St
5th Floor
Denver, CO  80202
United States
Contact: Mary Christensen
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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?

Join us and hear from two very distinguished CEOs (former CFOs) as they share their journey. Find out what measures it took for each of them to go from the finance function to ultimately landing in their current 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



Parking: Transit options include bus and light rail, as well as the 16th Street MallRide and the MetroRide along 18th and 19th Streets. The entrance to the building’s parking garage, which is a pay to park garage, is on the east side of Wazee Street and guests are welcome to park in any visitor or non-reserved space.

**Please note!** During baseball games or other high-profile events, parking rates may be extremely high. Please look for signage or choose a different location to park.

There are also various pay to park lots near the office. 

Speaker Information

Loren Burnett, President & CEO Qwinix
Loren Burnett is a serial tech entrepreneur. Over the course of his career, he has founded 5 technology companies, led 4 as CEO and 3 as COO. Additionally, Loren has served as CFO with 8 companies. He has had 5 exits, generating $375 mil in shareholder gains. He has led companies through multiple rounds of financings, raising over $185 mil in debt and equity from venture capital and private equity firms. He has led 1 company through the IPO process and executed 17 M&A transactions. Over the past 20+ years, he has specialized in leading SaaS software companies, IT services companies and a cleantech venture. He has been a leader at 5 SaaS companies and helped build an SoC for a company that was acquired by Symantec.

Jim Franklin, Board Member and former CEO, SendGrid

More Information:
For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Jeanene Golden, Regional Director, at

To register for this program, simply complete the form above. Current CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free.  CFO Leadership Council members from all our chapters may also attend 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 

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: 1.5 CPE credits in Personal Development
 Experience Level: Advanced
 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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