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War for Talent by The Boston CFO Leadership Council
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War for Talent by The Boston CFO Leadership Council

War for Talent hosted by: The Boston CFO Leadership Council Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:30-6:00 PM Registration & Networking | 6-7:00 PM Program | 7-8:00 PM Cocktail Party

When: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
5:30-8:30 PM
Where: KPMG Offices
Two Financial Center
60 South St.
Boston, Massachusetts  02111
United States
Contact: Caroline Boyce
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Program Description

Today’s economic climate provides employees with many career options which makes attracting, recruiting and retaining top talent increasingly challenging. Businesses are finding it difficult to find and keep employees and keep them engaged and productive, especially top performers who have been approached with competitive opportunities.   

Join us for “The War for Talent,” where our panel of experts will address these challenges and provide insights into how to successfully recruit, maintain and motivate top talent. Our speakers will share their first-hand experience, their lessons learned, and share practical solutions attendees can utilize within their organizations. We’ll focus on compensation and benefits, professional development, recruiting strategies and how to create a work environment that will maximize the performances of a multi-generational workforce.  

Learning Objectives   
• How to recruit, attract and retain top talent  
• How to develop skill sets and maximize employee performance  
• Invest in the workforce and measure the ROI of employee retention programs  
• Employment trends that CFOs should be aware of


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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.

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.


CPE Information

 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Recommended CPE Credits:  1.8 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

Bob Cruickshank, Chief Administrative Officer, ezCater, Inc.

Bob is a proven finance leader with more than 20 years’ experience at public and private companies, high growth start-ups, and mature-stage organizations. Prior to ezCater, Bob served as CFO at Amazon Robotics (formerly Kiva Systems), where he led financial integration with Amazon and built a finance and accounting function that supported a 10x scaling of operations. Prior to that, he served as VP of Finance at Aspen Technology. Bob holds a BA from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Northeastern University.


Michal Kimeldorfer Rabinowitz, Vice President, Human Resources, Teradyne, Inc.

Michal Kimeldorfer Rabinowitz joined Teradyne in the fall of 2017 as the Vice President of Human Resources. Driven by her passion for the business of people, Michal arrived at Teradyne with a diverse background in Human Resources. She has worked in similar capacities at several companies including ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, Comverse Technology and Intralinks, where she most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources.

Michal has an undergraduate degree in Business and Economics, as well as a Bachelor of Law degree, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Miki Feldman Simon, Founder, IamBackatWork
Miki Feldman Simon, is an Executive Coach and the founder of IamBackatWork, a company dedicated to helping women return to the workforce, regain their confidence and independence, and fulfil their full potential. She is a seasoned professional who has held leading executive roles in human resource management, marketing, and business development. Miki has built and led resilient teams in high growth software companies with successful exits. She has led the recruiting efforts of R&D and software development teams in incredibly competitive hiring markets, helping them recruit and achieve diversity and gender parity, and not just on paper, but in real life execution and leadership.

Miki’s passion is helping people, men and women, become the best version of themselves, personally and professionally.

Miki has a B.A in Psychology and Educational Counseling, and an M.Sc. in Organizational Behavior.


James M. Waddell, MBA, CIA - Corporate Controller, Bose Corporation

Jim has global responsibility at Bose for accounting, tax, finance systems and special projects.  Jim has held two other positions at Bose: finance director of international sales and internal audit director. Before joining Bose, Jim was the internal audit director at Teradyne, internal audit director at Talbots Corporation and a member of the National Retail Federation’s Internal Audit Board of Directors.

Jim is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds a B.S. degree in accounting and quantitative methods and a Master’s degree in finance and investments, both from Babson College. He is also a certified project manager, Lean Six Sigma green belt and a steering committee member of the CFO Leadership Council Boston Chapter.

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