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Attract Build Retain - A CFOs Guide to Building a High-Performance Finance Function

Attract Build Retain - A CFOs Guide to Building a High-Performance Finance Function hosted by: The Detroit CFO Leadership Council Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

When: October 23, 2019
7:30 AM- 9:30 AM
Where: Dickinson Wright (Troy)
2600 West Big Beaver Road
Conference rooms B, C, and D
Troy, Michigan  48084
United States
Contact: Debbie Lindner
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Attract Build Retain - A CFOs Guide to Building a High-Performance Finance Function

Program Description


Today’s CFOs face an environment of increased competition, heightened speed of change, and increased expectations from key stakeholders to drive improved performance. At the same time, CFOs are being asked to do more with less. To succeed today, CFOs need to create an agile, service-oriented, value-creation organization in order to acquire and retain a high performing team.


The CFOs who will succeed in this environment will be those who grasp the evolving technologies needed to drive value for the overall organization while understanding how they will optimize the finance resources they have. 


Join us for “Attract Build Retain - A CFOs Guide to Building a High-Performance Finance Function” and engage with a panel of CFOs and other advisors who will share their perspectives and strategies CFOs can apply to build high performance finance teams. 


Key discussion topics will include: 

-Understand the latest trends that attract top talent

-How to develop skillsets and maximize employee performance 

-Invest in the workforce and measure the ROI of employee retention programs 




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To register for this program, simply click on the green tickets button. 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 $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 Debbie Lindner, Senior Marketing Director, Detroit 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
Personnel/Human Resources
 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:

About Our Speakers


Greg Baker, Chief Financial Officer, CHI Aviation

Greg Baker has built high-performing teams at the CFO level for over a dozen years.  With multinational experience in aviation, technology and services companies, Greg’s led his teams to excel in both public and private organizations.   He thrives on building value-add Finance organizations and is proud to have helped many of his staff progress into senior leadership roles.

Greg is currently the Chief Financial Officer of CHI Aviation, a global helicopter company specializing in services for the Department of Defense and U.S. Forest Service, among others.  Over the past 5 years, he’s led this entrepreneurial organization through rapid growth and expansion.  Prior to CHI Aviation, Greg was CFO of the Strategic Resourcing Group at inVentiv Health (now Syneous Health NASDAQ: SYNH), with 3,000 staff in 30 countries, and of Logicalis in North America where he integrated multiple acquisitions for its London-based parent.  Earlier in his career, Greg held financial roles at Thomson Reuters, private equity firm Talon and accounting firm PwC.

Greg earned his MBA from Wayne State University, holds a BA from Michigan State University in Accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Sally Ann Brandtneris, Chief Financial Officer, Logicalis, Inc.  

Sally Brandtneris is a senior executive and board director, with deep expertise in financial management. She has experience working in global technology, manufacturing, renewable energy and consulting industries. She is known for her ability to partner with operational teams to drive sustainable growth and profitability. Sally has worked for well-known firms such as IBM, Sun Microsystems, Eaton Corporation and Ingersoll Rand.

Sally is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Logicalis, Inc., a global provider of integrated IT solutions and services. In 2017 she became an independent Director and Audit Committee Chair at Mopec, a manufacturer of pathology lab equipment, wholly owned by Blackford Capital. Prior to Logicalis, Sally spent five years at Stefanini, Inc., a Brazilian owned IT services company, as the CFO for the UK Holding Company, with responsibility for over thirty legal entities around the world.

Throughout her career Sally has established world class accounting, analytical and reporting teams to support business growth. She received the 2015 Crain’s Detroit CFO of the Year Finalist Award in recognition of her accomplishments at Stefanini.

Earlier in her career Sally was a management consultant focused on driving process and profit improvement, improving internal controls and startup funding. Sally worked in financial roles in technology manufacturing firms supporting functional leaders of sales, manufacturing and research and development. She subsequently brought her knowledge of technology, finance and change management to industrial firms Thermo King, Eaton and LafargeHolcim, driving change in the finance function to partner with business leaders. She was the financial lead on several acquisitions in Europe, Brazil and Asia.

Sally earned her MBA from Cornell University and holds a BA from the University of Michigan in French and Economics; she is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Jennifer Moss, Executive Finance Director, Tenneco

Jennifer Moss, a dynamic Finance professional with 20 years of experience, is the Executive Finance Director at Tenneco. Throughout her career, Jennifer has been entrusted with roles of increasing leadership and responsibility in financial reporting, strategic planning, accounting, finance, forecasting, variance analysis and budgeting. Jennifer has demonstrated the ability to work in a variety of environments, with both domestic and international scope.  


Ato Taylor, HR Executive Director, DRiV Incorporated

Ato Taylor an HR Executive Director for DRiV Incorporated, at $6.5 billion division of Tenneco, expected to spin-off in mid-2020.  Currently, he leads HR for the Chassis Solutions Groups, a $2+ billion global business unit within the $3.6 billion Motorparts division.  The Motorparts division sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products in the global vehicle aftermarket including the brands - Monroe®, Walker®, Champion®, Fel-Pro®, MOOG®, Wagner®, Öhlins®, Rancho®, Thrush®, National®, and Sealed Power®. 

Taylor’s responsibilities include providing strategic HR oversight for employee engagement, talent development, succession planning, and organizational design amongst leading other key aspects within the human resources function.  He supports approximately 4,500 team members located in 13 manufacturing facilities, various technical centers, and several regional headquarters locations.

Previously, Taylor was the HR Director for Tenneco’s Global Aftermarket business unit.  Taylor originally joined Tenneco in 2016 as the HR Director for the company’s North America Aftermarket business unit.  Before Joining Tenneco, he spent 9 years at Eaton Corporation in various HR Management capacities.

Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in political science & global studies, and a master’s degree in human resources & industrial relations, both from the University of Minnesota.


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