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Pitch Perfect: How to Tell the Story hosted by The Denver CFO Leadership Council

Pitch Perfect: How to Tell the Story hosted by The Denver CFO Leadership Council February 28, 2020 7:30 - 9:15 am 1.5 CPE

When: February 28, 2020
7:30 - 9:15 am
Where: RSM
555 17th Street
Suite 1200
Denver, Colorado  80202
United States
Contact: Mary Christensen
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Program Description 

Getting people excited about your company is part of the modern-day mandate for today’s CFOs. And rightfully so! A CFO’s ability to gain confidence and trust has a direct impact on a company’s bottom line.

CFOs know their company inside and out, but that doesn’t always translate into an effective pitch. Join our panel of experts and learn best practices on how to deliver the Perfect Pitch.

 Learning Objectives:
• Common pitfalls and what not to say
• Key elements and what investors want to hear
• The Elevator pitch: How to cut it down, be concise & direct
• How to tell the story when the numbers aren’t there
• When to ask for help and what does it look like



CPE Information

 Instructional method: Group-Live
 Recommended CPE Credits:  1.5 Credits in
Communications & Marketing
 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:

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All current 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 $80. For members to bring a guest for free, please email Mary Christensen at with the name, title, company and email of your guest.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives cannot attend 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 Jeanene Golden, Southwest Regional Director, The CFO Leadership Council, at or Mary Christensen, Marketing Director, The CFO Leadership Council, at

Cancellation Policy
If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact Jeanene Golden or Mary Christensen at email above. Refunds are available up to 48 hours prior to the program.


Speaker Info
Chris Onan, General Partner, Galvalize Ventures
Chris has invested in over 250 early / growth stage businesses. He currently sits on the board of directors of Foodmaven, Vinyl Me Please, and Software Colorado. He is a co-founder and former COO/CFO at Galvanize where he raised over $85 million of capital to support Galvanize’s growth and expansion from a concept to eight campuses with locations including San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Denver, Boulder, Phoenix and Austin. Over 5,000 students have completed Galvanize’s software developer and data science training programs. Chris also co-founded and managed Galvanize Venture Fund I, LP. , where he led seed investments in 50+ companies (Rachio, Cloud Elements, Chowbotics, Jumpcloud, Cozy, Genies, Billie, etc.). Recent personal investments include PlayerLync, Artifact Uprising, and ProctorU.
Prior to co-founding Galvanize, Chris was a partner with Appian Ventures where he worked with Ping Identity (acquired for ~$650 mm by Vista Equity Partners), mPay Gateway (acquired by Payspan), T3 Media, Tendril and Auctionpay (acquired by Global Payments).   Earlier in his career, he had the privilege of working with Broadbus Technologies (acquired by Motorola) and Datalogix (acquired by Oracle for $1.2 billion.) Chris is also an investor in Bullet Time Ventures (Uber, Sendgrid, Twilio, Simply Measured.) He served on the board of directors of Spex and led the company through its recent sale / majority investment from J.S. Held.

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