Claude Draillard, CFO of Dassault Falcon Jet, Bill Flynn, CFO of Sharp Electronics, and Michael Mardy, CFO of TUMI will lead panel “Global Companies: Unique Challenges and Opportunities” moderated by PWC at 3:15 P.M., May 5th, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ. CFOs and senior finance executives may attend at no cost, and non-CFOs may purchase tickets, by registering at www.CFOstudio.com.
Claude Draillard, CFO, Dassault Falcon Jet
Claude Draillard is an accomplished, global executive with over twenty years of finance experience in the Aviation, Manufacturing, and Financial Services industries. He has an impressive track record in increasing profit-margins and cash flow, as well as performance improvement, operational streamlining, and negotiating financing/leasing.
Claude currently serves as VP, Finance (i.e. CFO) at Dassault Falcon Jet, part of the worldwide Dassault Group of Companies, managing $2 billion US in annual revenues. As CFO, Claude oversees and manages all aspects of financial operations, including cost-control, risk management, price-determination, financing for expansion and relocation projects, financial reporting. He is also in charge of IT. He runs an international team of over 150 employees. Claude also led the development and promotion of a cost reduction plan that reduced company labor expenses by 30%.
Claude has been with the Dassault Group since 1994, and has served in all types of finance positions. He has an M Phil in Marketing and Strategy from Université Paris IX DAUPHINE and is a graduate from ESSEC, an MBA accredited Business School in France. Claude is fluent in French, and conversational in German. Claude was featured in the 3rd quarter 2014 issue of CFO Studio, in an article titled “Flying High”. He lives in New York City with his wife, Karyn.
Bill Flynn, CFO, Sharp Electronics
Bill Flynn joined Sharp in 2005 and has over 25 years of Accounting and Financial experience. He is currently Sr. VP/CFO for Sharp America’s operations and leads the finance, CIO, and facility organizations for Sharp in this region. Bill is actively involved with Sharp’s three primary businesses in the America’s Region: consumer electronics, document, and devices.
Michael Mardy, CFO, Tumi
Mr. Michael J. Mardy, also known as Mike, has been the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at Tumi Holdings, Inc. since July 2003 and serves as its Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Mardy has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tumi, Inc. since July 2003 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. From 1996 to 2002, Mr. Mardy served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Keystone Foods LLC, a global manufacturer of food products. From 1980 to 1996, he served in various positions with Nabisco, Inc., last serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nabisco Biscuit Company. Mr. Mardy serves as an Interim Chairman of TC Global, Inc. He served as an Interim Chairman of the Board at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. from May 2012 to December 12, 2012. He has been a Director of Tumi Holdings, Inc. since November 2011. He serves as a Director of ModusLink Corporation. He has been a Director of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. since April 3, 2007. Mr. Mardy also serves on the board of the Institute of Medicine and Public Health for New Jersey. He served as a Director of ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (formerly CMGI Inc.) since May 2003. Mr. Mardy is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey State Society of CPAs, and the Financial Executives Institute. Mr. Mardy graduated from Princeton University in 1970 with a B.A. in History and holds an M.B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Rutgers University in 1976.