CFO Studio Intell Dinner with Matt Nicholas, CFO, First Data Corporation
September 26, 2017
Il Villaggio, Carlstadt, NJ
I found the discussion at last night’s CFO Intell Dinner to be very interesting and very timely. Keeping us all informed on the changes in electronic commerce is very important to all CFO’s.
E. Bruce Lovenberg, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Logical Design Solutions
As mentioned, last night’s presentation was the most enlightening to date for me personally. A shout-out to Andrew and the CFO Studio staff for another first-class event which I am privileged to be a part of. I am drawn to the “networking’ with other CFO’s as well as the topics covered in these presentations.
Phil Zweiger, Chief Financial Officer, New Concepts for Living
Thank you for hosting such a wonderful event last night. The discussion leader was outstanding and did a great job. I took your advice and reached out to one of the participants I met last night to see if I might provide some assistance with a business issue he is dealing with. You are “spot on” with your networking advice.
Jeremiah P. Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer, Orthofeet, Inc.
CFO Studio Executive Dinner with Ronald Gaboury, CEO of Yorktel
July 20, 2017
Tre Piani, Princeton, NJ
Many thanks for the interesting and animated dinner last evening. My apologies for having to leave early, just when the discussion was getting even more interesting!
Javier Daly, Chief Financial Officer, TerraCycle, Inc.
Thank you so much for hosting another enjoyable evening.
Elizabeth Miller, Vice President, Finance & Treasurer, MAUSER USA, LLC
Great balance. Just enough thought-provoking information to spur healthy dialogue.
I enjoyed the spirited conversation.
Philip N. Ferrigno, Chief Financial Officer, Bijoux International, Inc., Spring-Well Distribution, Inc.
Thanks for a well-organized evening and an opportunity to meet and network. Your discussion leader was fluent and impressive given his extensive finance and general management experience. We are planning on meeting in the coming weeks to understand more about his company.
Lalit Ahluwalia, Chief Financial Officer, Ferring Pharmaceuticals USA
Thanks for inviting me to my first CFO Studio Executive Dinner. Your discussion leader did a great job, providing some great insight. The discussion was energetic, with some great points being made.
John Spina, Chief Financial Officer, Aerosoles
CFO Studio Executive Dinner with Richard Veldran, CFO of Dun & Bradstreet
July 18, 2017
New York Yankee Steakhouse, New York, NY
Thank you for hosting an excellent and enjoyable event, a thought-provoking, spirited and engaging discussion. Like the best CFO Studio events, I came out with many instantly relatable ideas that I can certainly apply to my day-to-day operations and overall strategic thinking. Thanks also to all the guests who contributed their insights to the discussion.
Glenn Turell, Chief Financial Officer, Elias Arts Holdings LLC
This was a great event. It clicked. Thanks to all who made it feel like a talk at the kitchen table, particularly your discussion leader.
Thomas R. Siegert, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, IEEE
Thank you for such a great dinner and discussion. Great night!
Steven Storch, Chief Financial Officer, Raleigh Music Group
I left Tuesday’s CFO Studio dinner feeling energized. The discussion on data was engaging and thought provoking. I really appreciate the opportunity to interact with such an impressive group of fellow CFO’s. I left the dinner with a number of ideas on how my team and I can improve our output to stakeholders in an impactful way. Thank you for including me.
Sandy O’Hearen, Chief Financial Officer, Tribeca Enterprises LLC
Thank you for organizing this great event! As always, it was informative and inspiring. Your comments on the CFO marketplace were very true.
Igor Goldenberg, Chief Financial Officer, RCHN Community Health Foundation, Inc.
…another informative evening. Very well designed and executed, as usual. Superb location and superb group of attendees! I highly appreciated the interactive discussion and the way it was led. It really stimulated active participation and open sharing.
Daniel Apel, Chief Financial Officer, Bayer
This was my first time attending an event hosted by CFO Studio and I found it to be very insightful. The discussion was very pertinent to the current environment and your discussion leader did a marvelous job. I look forward to building relationships with everyone present, as well as, attending other CFO Studio events.
Sangeeta Kishore, EVP & Chief Financial Officer, Metropolitan Commercial Bank
Many thanks for an exceptional evening, excellent discussion and engagement. A very informative, thought provoking discussion. Your discussion leader brought a great deal of value to the discussion. Much appreciated!
Ed Imparato, CMA, Chief Financial Officer, Hire Counsel
My third dinner series with CFO Studio (Philadelphia and Manhattan), and never fails to impress with an engaging and topically relevant discussion from world class experts. Your discussion leader was great and obviously a real pro!
Dennis McGrath, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, PAVmed, Inc.
…an excellent discussion on the importance of customer focus and how our role as CFOs is evolving to address this need. Also, regarding the challenges we face with data in today’s environment, it was great to hear some insight on where CFOs are getting this under control to give them an advantage against competitors. Thank you for bringing us together for a great event!
Ron Wall, Chief Financial Officer, Americas, William Grant & Sons Inc.
That was one of the best CFO Studio discussions that I’ve attended! I really valued your discussion leader’s insights on data, and the commonality of both the associated challenges and opportunities across multiple industries. A fun, informative night.
Anand Kini, Chief Financial Officer, NBCUniversal
CFO Studio Executive Dinner with Tim McKean, CFO of Morton Salt
July 13, 2017
Ocean Cut Steakhouse, Chicago, IL
What a great discussion! I absolutely love a good turnaround story.
Shiwali Varshne, Finance Executive, Skybox Capital
Thank you for sharing an exciting story and facilitating some great conversation. Thank you to CFO Studio for hosting a great event!
Michael E. Kittoe, Saint Anthony Hospital, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Another excellent opportunity was provided by Andrew Zezas of CFO Studio in Chicago last week. CFO’s in the city came together to join Tim McKean, CFO of Morton Salt who lead a very lively discussion about the transformation the company has enjoyed through his leadership style of cooperation and accountability. I come away from these events every time feeling inspired by the professional excellence that CFO Studio promotes
Maria Fiore, Chief Financial Officer, Encyclopaedia Britannica
2017 CFO Innovation Conference and Awards
May 24, 2017
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ
Every year the CFO Innovation Conference has provided informative sessions, good networking and fun entertainment. I always enjoy discussions with my peers and earning CPE credits at all the CFO Studio functions. Thanks again for inviting me to your CFO conference each year.
Michael VanPatten, CFO, Summitry LLC
Great annual event – this being the 3rd Annual CFO Conference and Awards hosted by CFO Studios, that I have attended. From the networking, CPE opportunities, interesting and thought provoking discussions to the awards ceremony and dinner, this is an annual event I really look forward to. Well done to CFO Studios for hosting another great event.
Brian Zietsman, President & CFO, Enteris BioPharma, Inc.
Super job to all the CFO studio staff for putting a quality program together. Looking forward to next year’s.
William Shatynski, Senior Director Financial Reporting and Controller, Edge Therapeutics
I just wanted to thank you all for another spectacular event! As always, I appreciate the invitation and admire the wonderful job that you do!
The learning sessions were well run, very informative and really top notch. It was good to see both old and current friends, and meet lots of fantastic people! The companies represented are world class- I hope to establish new relationships and continue to do business with many of them.
I liked the venue and oh, the entertainment was great…especially the special guest!
Lisa Strassman, CAO, Vice President & Corporate Controller, Daikin America
What a wonderful conference! That was really world class and absolutely enjoyable. I participated in nine events and all of them were worth the time, very informative and professional. As always, there were new connections made and good talks with people I know in between. Thanks for all the efforts put into the preparation and execution, it must have been a lot of work and it is highly appreciated.
Burkhard Zoller, CFO, Evonik Corporation
CFO Studio’s annual conference is a balanced blend of important CFO topics, peer networking, and first class venue receptions. The personal touch and attention that CFO Studio personnel deliver to CFOs is apparent the moment you arrive at any of their events.
Chris Krasas, CFO, Carl Stahl Sava Industries
As usual, this year’s CFO Innovation Conference was a great and valuable event. I reconnected with well-regarded peers, made many new contacts, came away smarter and more prepared for the evolving CFO role and technology’s impact, and found answers to several questions I had regarding best practices in improving automation and efficiency by simply asking other attendees about their own experiences. I’m able to apply my gained knowledge to my work immediately, while I have also expanded my network and had the pleasure of enjoying great company, great discussions and speeches, and great entertainment. Thank you CFO Studio for another memorable and valuable event.
Glenn Turell, CFO, Elias Arts Holdings LLC
Another successful event. Wonderful venue, interesting topics, great people capped off by memorable after party and guest star.
Bob Feeney, CFO, Curex Group Holdings, LLC
I enjoyed the mix of topics, from the technical necessity of recognizing the changes in revenue and lease accounting standards to the strategic necessity of being a “disruptive” CFO.
Elizabeth Miller, Mauser USA, LLC
Great opportunity to meet new people and learn the latest trends in our profession.
Marty Latman, Executive Director, Latman Advisory Services LLC
New Jersey Middle Market Companies CFO Dinner with Michael Roth, CFO of Stone Source
February 7, 2017
Il Villaggio, 651 Route 17 North, Carlstadt, NJ
“CFO’s are always very skeptical people. Years of experience tells us that you never get something for nothing. There is always a catch. That’s how I felt about receiving email and phone invitations for several years to attend a “free” networking dinner invitation from CFO Studio. I finally decided to attend one of these dinners and now I am glad I did. I found a welcoming group of fellow CFO’s willing to share their own experiences while enjoying a meal, earn CPE and expand my network of people to reach out to for ideas. There were no sales pitches or after the meeting pressure phone calls. It was free with no strings attached. I would encouraged other CFO’s who may feel like I originally did and come join just one meeting. You will not regret it.”
Kennith Johnson, Finance Executive
“Congratulations and thank you for a very informative and enjoyable discussion. Thanks to all the attendees who added insights and asked intriguing questions.
And a special thanks to you Andrew, as well as your team and JLL, for hosting another engaging and worthwhile event. I greatly appreciate the invitations to come to these events as I always come out of them smarter and with a wider network. Congratulations on the continued success of CFO Studio.”
Glenn Turell, CFO, Elias Arts Holdings LLC
“Over the last 48 hours, the emails that congratulate you and your staff at CFO Studio support my brief accolades. Wishing you continued success.”
Eric Wukitsch, CPA, CGMA, Vantage Custom Classics, Inc.
“Thank you for leading Tuesday’s CFO Studio Executive Dinner. The discussion was interesting and informative. The roundtable format promoted a deeper understanding of the other CFO Guests in the room. I will reach out to other CFOs who attended.”
Joseph Cascino, CPA, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Consulting, Vanbridge/Alan Gray, LLC
“Thank you for an excellent evening. The atmosphere you have created is superior and the talk was terrific. The format and your leadership really kept the evening interesting.”
Bill Hanson, CFO, Ideal Interiors
“Thank you for leading such an interesting discussion. This was my first meeting, but would certainly like to attend more.”
Mary Elmer, CFO, CPA, LPS Industries
“The CFO Studio Executive Dinner was great and my network continues to grow.”
Paul Pielka, Finance Executive
“I enjoyed the discussion and the evening at the CFO Studio Executive Dinner.”
Michael VanPatten, CFO
Philadelphia Middle Market Companies CFO Dinner with Anthony Conte, CFO of EPAM Systems
November 17, 2016
Morton’s Steakhouse, 1411 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
“This was my first CFO Studio event. I found last night refreshingly enjoyable. The Discussion Leader did a spectacular job fielding questions and prompting a discussion that was engaging to everyone. I hope to have the opportunity to participate in future events.”
Todd A. Pittman, CFO, Anexinet
“Thank you for the invitation to last evening’s CFO Studio Dinner. I really appreciated your Discussion Leader’s candid remarks and I enjoyed learning about how he is handling the challenges that come along with hyper-growth. The discussion was very timely. Thank you for permitting us to learn from and share information with colleagues. This was my first CFO Studio event and hope to attend more.”
Mary Finn, CFO, Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice
CFO Studio Reception honoring Alison Cornell
November 15, 2016
Governor Morris Hotel, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ
New Jersey Middle Market Companies CFO Dinner with Ronald Kasner, CFO of iCIMS
November 3, 2016
Community FoodBank of New Jersey
Chicago World-Class Companies CFO Dinner with Scott Settersten, CFO of Ulta
October 20, 2016
Morton’s Steakhouse, 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, IL
New York World-Class Companies CFO Dinner with Alison Cornell
October 18, 2016
Maloney & Porcelli, 37 E 50th Street, New York, NY
New Jersey Middle Market Companies CFO Dinner with Bill Baldwin, CFO of Kepner-Tregoe
September 29, 2016
Agricola Eatery, 11 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ
New Jersey World-Class Companies CFO Dinner with Fran Shammo, CFO of Verizon
September 20, 2016
The Bernards Inn, 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, NJ
CFO Studio Reception honoring Dominic Caruso, CFO of Johnson & Johnson
April 15, 2016
The Heldrich Hotel, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
CFO Studio Reception honoring David Chambers, CFO of Jaguar Land Rover North America
June 7, 2016
Upper Montclair Country Club, 177 Hepburn Road, Clifton, NJ
2016 CFO Innovation Conference and Awards
May 5, 2016
MetLife Stadium, 1 MetLife Stadium Drive, East Rutherford, NJ
“I thought the entire day was outstanding! The sessions were informative, the networking was sensational, the venue was the best! Your entire team obviously worked VERY hard to make this an extremely successful day. I’m already looking forward to next year’s conference.”
Philip Litwinoff, CPA
“Congratulations to you for putting together another tremendous event at MetLife Stadium! I didn’t think it was possible to out-do what was done last year, but I think you pulled that off!”
Lisa Strassman, CAO, Director of Finance and Corporate Controller, Daikin America, Inc.
“Congrats to the CFO Studio team for a terrific event. As usual, the event was informative, interesting, fun and very professional.”
Walter Cirillo, Treasurer, Novitex Enterprise Solutions
Chicago World-Class Companies CFO Dinner with Lynn Calhoun, CFO of BDO
March 24, 2016
Morton’s Steakhouse, 65 East Wacker Place, Chicago, IL
San Francisco World-Class Companies CFO Dinner with Arlen Shenkman, CFO of SAP NA
March 22, 2016
Levi’s Stadium, 4900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA
New Jersey World-Class Companies CFO Dinner with Craig Steeneck, CFO of Pinnacle Foods
March 15, 2016
Roots Steakhouse, 40 West Park Place, Morristown, NJ
CFO Studio Reception honoring Frank Gumienny, CFO of Philadelphia Eagles
March 1, 2016
Galloping Hill Golf Course, 3 Golf Drive, Kenilworth, NJ
New York World-Class Companies CFO Dinner with Brian Friedman, CFO of the New York Jets
February 25, 2016
Park Avenue Winter, 360 Park Avenue South, New York, NY
New Jersey Small Market Companies CFO Dinner with Howard Reba, CFO of Marlin Equity Partners
February 23, 2016
Roots Steakhouse, 40 West Park Place, Morristown, NJ
New Jersey Middle Market Companies CFO Dinner with Andreas Rothe, CFO of Fragomen
February 11, 2016
Blue Morel, 2 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ
Philadelphia Middle Market Companies CFO Dinner with Frank Gumienny, CFO of Philadelphia Eagles
December 3, 2015
Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia, PA
“…the informal nature of CFO Studio events truly facilitates valuable networking. I think the format works very well…”
Michael J. Losch, CFO
Chicago World-Class Companies CFO Dinner with Richard Veldran, CFO of Dun & Bradstreet
November 10, 2015
Morton’s Steakhouse, 65 Wacker Place, Chicago, IL
“…thank you for the invitation to last night’s dinner. I appreciated hearing what opportunities and challenges the other CFOs face on a daily basis. As you already know, it is easy to sit in your own cocoon and forget that there are others facing similar situations.”
Paul Henrys, CFO, Feeding America
“…the nature of the event was unique and provided a good atmosphere to learn about the common opportunities that exist, learn more about the companies in attendance and share thoughts and ideas around issues the group faces. Well done!”
Lynn Calhoun, CFO, BDO
“Dinner and conversation were great. Looking forward to participating in future CFO Studio activities.”
Scott Settersten, CFO, Ulta Corporation
“I enjoyed the CFO session last night. Appreciated meeting the group and Rich’s comments created a very robust discussion. Thanks for including me. Have a Happy Thanksgiving,”
CFO of a World-Renowned Government-Related Financial Organization
“Thanks again for the invitation to the inaugural CFO Studio event in Chicago last night. I thought it was a great event and all the CFOs in attendance were fully engaged. Great conversations around challenges facing CFOs including growth, talent retention, and technology spend. The conversation around the importance of employee experience and the workplace was a great way to engage Andrea and me on how JLL can help. Finally, it was great to have the CFO from Sears talk about how they chose JLL for a $30M transaction in large part after experiencing Blackbird in our pitch right after I discussed our increased investment in technology. Looking forward to future events and staying connected with the other CFOs. Many thanks again.”
Ernie Fiorante, CFO, JLL
“You rocked the discussion Rich! Thank you for your leadership!”
Henner Schliebs, Vice President, SAP
“…thanks so much Rich. it was great and lots of fun for me to meet all of you! Thanks for including me.”
Andrea VanGelder, Managing Director, JLL
“I am very impressed with your method and have shared the positive reviews with all of RH. We will definitely get involved in more events.”
Marilyn Bird, District President, Robert Half
2015 CFO Innovation Conference and Awards
May 12, 2015
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
“Thank you for a wonderful conference. Extremely well done, informative, and uplifting!”
“The CFO Innovation Conference was truly a spectacular event, that included great networking and the sharing of common issues, capped with a super performance by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes!”
Vince Abate, Chief Financial Officer, Metem Corporation
“…a great success with a tremendous turnout!”
Peter A. Dontas, NJ Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
“…a very impressive turnout and great quality attendance”
Mary Daly, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
“…fantastic! Congratulations on such a success! Your team, your guests, and the Dinner and Awards were great!”
Rhonda Maraziti, Director of Marketing, WithumSmith+Brown
“…a success…we had no doubt it would be!”
Samantha Osowski, Vice President of Marketing, Yorktel
“Well done, impressed with the entire event! The quality of attendees was stellar! CFO Studio constantly asked us who we wanted to meet, and made introductions, CFOs enjoyed themselves…the best networking event I have ever attended!”
Brett Hertzig, Director, Client Relationship Executive, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
“I wanted to let you know what a great day the CFO Innovation Conference was. Everyone who attended from BofA thought it was a very good use of their time…Well done my friend!”
Peter A. Dontas, NJ Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
“The CFO Innovation Conference has proven to be fruitful…we have already secured appointments with multiple prospects!”
Eileen Flarity, Principal, Alliance Cost Containment
“The CFO Innovation Conference served as a great branding opportunity for our company. Our partners were blown away! We left the Conference having scheduled appointments with several prospective clients.”
Kathleen O’Toole, Chief Marketing Officer, O’Connor Davies
“CFO Studio is on its way to becoming something big!”
Austin Schneider, Director of Sales & Marketing, Jarmel-Kizel
“We greatly appreciate CFO Studio’s personal touch in introducing us to CFOs.”
Matt Durkin, Branch Manager, Robert Half
“You and your team did an awesome job!!”
Alison Cornell, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, IFF
“Congratulations on an overwhelmingly successful inaugural awards event! We are hearing only great things. Seeing our logo around MetLife Stadium was certainly a highlight.”
Rhonda Maraziti, Director of Marketing, WithumSmith+Brown
“I enjoyed the CFO Innovation Conference very much, and I also earned CPE credits!”
Mike Riccio, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Panasonic
“The CFO Innovation Conference was outstanding! The venue was exceptional, the panels, discussions, and moderators did a great job, and the content and presentations were interesting, timely, and informative. I have been to many CFO conferences over the years and I truly thought this was very well done and fun. I enjoyed the day. Congratulations on your inaugural Conference!”
Richard Cannellos, CFO and Senior Client Partner, Epsen Fuller Group
“I am really honored to have won the CFO Innovation Award and will remember that day the rest of my life!”
Jim Emmerson, Chief Financial Officer, Huntington Learning Center
“FABULOUS Day at the CFO Innovation Conference! I was there from start to finish and all facets were great!”
Michael Marcopoto, Deputy Treasurer, POWER Engineers
“The CFO Innovation Conference was truly first class. I am sure you are very proud of what you and your team delivered. I can say that many of the participants I spoke with were impressed and thankful for the opportunity to be a part of it.”
Brian Hart, CFO, Berje, Inc.
“CFO Studio absolutely hit it out of the ball park…a memorable and fun day…You Rock!”
Donna Bernard, Director of Business Development, BDO
“The CFO Innovation Conference was truly fantastic! The people I had a chance to speak with were extremely impressed with how well run the event was. We are truly excited about the launch of the TAHAS/CFO Studio partnership!”
AnnMarie Santamarina, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Tahas Technologies
“You must be incredibly proud. The CFO Innovation Conference was a wonderful event!”
Jessica Hickman, Director, Marketing and Business Development, Tahas Technologies
“The CFO Innovation Conference was truly a great success…great people and great sessions… amazing venue!”
Greg Kammerer, Vice President – Capital Markets, MLG Capital
“I would like to quote Jack Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you…….”. What can I do for CFO Studio, because CFO Studio has already done much for me? I am honored to have moderated the Retail Success Strategies panel at this fantastic value-added all day event. What a day!”
Mark Mishler, CFO
“The CFO Innovation Conference was quite a day, and I was glad to be included!”
Bill Craig, CEO and CFO, Tarantin Industries
“You deserve a lot of credit for putting together such a great Conference. Many people leave right after most dinners, but the whole group stuck around at the CFO Innovation Conference because it was such a wonderful event and a beautiful night. WithumSmith+Brown truly enjoyed being a promotional partner.”
Andrew Vitale, Director, WithumSmith+Brown
“Everyone I spoke with was full of glowing compliments about the entire program at the CFO Innovation Conference. Congratulations on hosting a wonderful and incredibly successful event!”
Tim Gearty, Editor-in-Chief for Becker Professional Education, Partner in Gearty & McIntyre, LLP
“Congrats – a lot of work went into the CFO Innovation Conference, and it was a phenomenal experience!”
Charlie Mierswa, Executive Vice President, Business Operations & Chief Financial Officer, Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center
“Another first for you and the CFO Studio team. Great venue, great sessions and a great time!”
Bert Marchio, Chief Accounting and Operations Officer, Edge Therapeutics
“That was a great event!”
Boyd McKoane, Senior Manager Business Development, Deloitte
“Congratulations on hosting a phenomenal event at MetLife Stadium! I really enjoyed the sessions, the opportunity to talk with other CFOs, and the setting. You and your team pulled together quite an event!”
David Wyshner, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Avis Budget Group
“Congratulations on a great job at the CFO Innovation Conference! It was a winner!”
Della Hammer Cherchia, CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer, Make-A-Wish® New Jersey
“Awesome! Really well done, as always.”
Rich Veldran, Chief Financial Officer, Dun & Bradstreet
“A quick note of thanks for an exceptional event…informative, relevant topics, relaxed environment, excellent networking, and a wonderful venue. You perfectly applied the title of the CFO Innovation Conference. A truly innovative event that brought out the best in CFO’s. I am grateful for your efforts, and my hat goes off to your team! The best group of professionals in this business…courteous and extremely competent. Put this event in a business plan and keep it secured.”
Ed Imparato, CMA. Chief Financial Officer, Hire Counsel | Mestel & Company
“Simply put, Outstanding job!!”
Andrew P. Savadelis, Chief Financial Officer
“Thank you for putting on such an extraordinary event! All year long you were talking it up, and I don’t think anyone could have imagined how wonderful the day would turn out (maybe not even you)!! You couldn’t have done anything better- we even had perfect weather. From the opening session, to the individual presentations throughout the day, the lunch, dinner on the 50 yard line…Wow!! You guys are truly the best! I feel very fortunate to know you. Thanks again for including me.”
Lisa M. Strassman, Director of Financial Services, Daikin America
“I’m sure you’ve received a lot of emails congratulating CFO Studio on producing an awesome event! You must be proud. I am honored to have received a CFO Innovation Award – thank you.”
Brian Zietsman, President & CFO, Enteris BioPharma
“Truly an amazing event – venue was outstanding, sessions were great, strong attendees and fantastic entertainment. Fantastic job all around – congrats to you and your staff.”
George Parise, Managing Director and CFO, Princeton Biopharma Capital Partners, LLC
“…a great conference and a great event. It was above and beyond my expectations.”
Ezra Sofer, CFO
“Keep on rocking!”
Bill Grammaticas, CFO
“As always, CFO Studio team keeps on exceeding my expectations every time I attend one of your events.”
Rob Weingartz, Vice President Finance, Arrow Fastener Co., LLC
“CFO Studio knows how to put together a great event…both educationally and regarding entertainment. Bravo!”
Judith Fleischer, New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc.
“It was very cool to be part of the CFO Innovation Conference! Thanks for including me.”
John W. Kennedy, Ph.D , Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc.
Christopher M. Santomassimo, Esq., Nicoll Davis & Spinella LLP
“What a day! I appreciate all that you and your team do for the CFO community.”
Ray Cardonne, CFO, DLB Associates
“What an awesome, exciting event! Phenomenal! Thank you for letting us be a part of it!”
Scott Lask, Scott Lask Wealth Management Group
“Very impressed indeed!”
Don Buckley, North Market President, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank
“Great job at the CFO Innovation Conference. Our entire team was very impressed with the day and look forward to expanding our relationship with CFO Studio.”
D. Nicholas Miceli, Market President, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank
“Congratulations to CFO Studio on a job well done (A+). The breakout sessions were interesting and informative, the networking opportunity was excellent, and the “after-party” was spot on! The challenge is how in the world are you going to top yesterday’s excellent conference?
Somehow I know you will, and I can’t wait!”
Walter Cirillo, Treasurer, Aerosoles
“Congratulations for producing a fantastic conference. I really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of it!”
Robert Feeney, Chief Financial Officer, Cürex Group
“Thank you for hosting a wonderful event for the CFO community…a tremendous day of networking and learning, and the venue and amenities were the best. Your team put together a great program, perfect.”
Jim Scott, CFO
”The CFO Innovation Conference was first class in every way!”
William B. Hendry, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, DS&D
“I want to commend you for pulling together a wonderful event. It was obvious as to the amount of hard work and attention to detail. A job well done!”
Brian Giambagno, Chief Financial Officer, The Action Environmental Group, Inc.
“Congratulations on a very successful event! The turn-out was tremendous. Thank you again for the opportunity to be a part of your inaugural conference…it was truly an honor to be your host and work with your team. First class all the way!”
Ernie Burrell, Corporate Partnerships & Business Development, New York Jets
“The CFO Conference was spectacular! It was terrific to see your vision come to life.”
Barry Lederman, CFO
“…a really fantastic event!”
C. John DeSimone, III, Esq., PORZIO, BROMBERG & NEWMAN, P.C.
“The CFO Innovation Conference went well beyond my expectations in all aspects. CFO Studio executed on a very difficult feat for its debut major CFO event. The program during the day was excellent. I also heard outstanding reviews from my peers, your sponsors were high caliber (and all very professional and respectful to the attending CFOs), and the Awards ceremony went off like a well-timed machine. Overall, you deserve a huge CONGRATULATIONS!”
Jay Roberts, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, AdvantEdge
CFO Studio Executive Dinner with Bill Flynn, CFO of Sharp
February 10, 2015
Red Knot Restaurant, 3 Golf Drive, Kenilworth, NJ
“An Informative and inspiring dinner meeting.”
Michael VanPatten, Chief Financial Officer, Smart Center Companies
Vinnie Tuzzio, Chief Financial Officer, Samaserve
“Hats of to you for hosting another really great event!”
Nicholas Visco, Chief Financial Officer, SEAL Consulting Inc.
“I will surely take with me what I learned.”
Albert Caamic, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Mitsui Foods Inc.
“…another fine event last week. It is incredible how you gather such a fine caliber of individuals for each event. I appreciate the opportunity to be part of them.”
John Breeman, Chief Financial Officer, VOLTARI
CFO Studio Reception honoring Francis Shammo, EVP and CFO of Verizon Communications
December 11, 2014
The Westin Governor Morris Hotel, Morristown, New Jersey
“Thanks once again to you and your team for putting together another great event. As usual, I appreciate the invitation to join you and such fine industry professionals. It was a fun evening, and I had a great time meeting new folks and seeing some familiar faces”
Lisa Strassman, Director of Financial Services, Corporate Controller and Assistant Treasurer, Daikin America, Inc.
CFO Studio Reception honoring David Marberger, SVP, CFO, Godiva Chocolatier
September 23, 2014
The Commissioners Club, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
“The event was fabulous from start to finish. The venue was great and I had some very enjoyable conversations with people I had never met as well as catching up with some friends I hadn’t seen in a while. Ending it with a trip onto the field was perfect as I am lifelong NJ resident and Jets fan. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and sincerely thank you for hosting such a wonderful event. Looking forward to the next one.”
Robert Paglieri, Chief Financial Officer, The Control Group
“I can’t begin to say how impressed I was with everything from venue to attendees. As someone who plans events and goes to hundreds of events every year, I have to say this was an incredible step above the rest. First, MetLife was a beautiful space and the perfect size to host the 200 or so attendees. The flow of the evening was seamless with guests arriving, mingling, and dining on excellent fare. The night transitioned perfectly into brief thoughtful speaking from the CFO of the Jets, sponsors, Andy, and the guest of honor. They then followed up with tours of the stadium! While all of this was fantastic, the standout of the evening was really the caliber of the attendees. I simply do not know how CFO Studio consistently fills the room with the best of the best but they succeed every time. Everyone is genuinely excited to be attending and incredibly friendly. They are not just filming interviews, hosting events, and putting out a publication at this company. They have created a community. I am excited to see what this next year holds for the CFO Studio team and am anxiously looking forward to their conference!”
Jessica Hickman, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Tahas Technologies
“WOW! What an amazing event on Tuesday. The room had tremendous energy, so many new faces and this is no hyperbole – it was truly an awesome evening. There wasn’t enough time during the evening to meet everyone, but those that I was fortunate enough to connect with, were engaging, interesting and foresee longstanding business relationships brewing!”
Maureen Wilner, Divisional Director, Robert Half
“To say I was impressed would be quite an understatement. It was one of the best networking events I have attend, quality people, an excellent program, and of course an exceptional venue.”
Ken Schreiber, Senior Vice President/Chief Sales Officer, HUB International
“The venue, the food, the conversation, the presentations and recognition of Mr. Marberger was spot on. I think you can assess that the evening was a huge success.”
Louis Mattina, Finance Executive
“Fantastic event! Great energy and buzz. I ran into a lot of people I knew or who knew people I know – the 6 degrees of separation.”
Steve O’Connell, Chief Financial Officer, Lenox Corporation
“Thank you again for a great evening. Everyone I talked with really enjoyed themselves and made some connections.”
Vincent DiNardo, Finance Executive
“You have brought it to a whole new level, this was a fantastic networking and learning event! “
Craig Bleifer, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Daiichi Sankyo
“A great and very enjoyable event.”
Bert Marchio, Chief Accounting and Operations Officer, Edge Therapeutics
“Best event yet.”
Thomas Bongiorno, Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Quest Diagnostics
“I enjoyed the evening. It was a very nice venue.”
Bill Flynn, Chief Financial Officer, Sharp Electronics Corporation
“It was a lot of fun.”
Michael Mardy, Chief Financial Officer, Tumi
“I met some really great people at a great venue.”
Bob Barry, Chief Financial Officer, Community Food Bank of New Jersey
“Great event at a great venue.”
Sam Rotter, Chief Financial Officer, Multifamily Management
“Another great event.”
John Breeman, Chief Financial Officer, Voltari
“A nice quality evening event.”
Bill Grammaticas, Finance Executive
“I greatly enjoyed the event.”
Paula Nitto, Finance Executive
“The CFO Studio events are always very impressive and extremely well done.”
John Sickler Jr., Finance Executive
“A great night! Well done.”
Joseph Welter, New Jersey Managing Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP
“The event was fantastic!”
Julie Gwozdz, Account Director, Thomson Reuters
“I thought it was terrific, first class.”
Richard Fonte, Senior Vice President, JPMorgan Chase