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Building Relationships with Key Leaders hosted by The Austin CFO Leadership Council

November 9, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am


Strategic skills. These days, a good CFO can’t do without them. The secret to keeping your skills sharp is pretty simple: it’s within the people around you. The relationship you have with your key players can make all the difference. It’s how you – and your business – stay effective and successful. Day-to-day interactions with bankers, auditor partners, board members and investors all the way up to the CEO should be managed in a way that help you be efficient, drive growth, and benefit everyone. Join us as our panel of experts explain how to leverage key relationships across every tier of business, so you can make your company thrive.
Who Should Attend
CFOs and other senior financial executives who seek to improve their relationships with their key leaders through best practices and proven communications techniques.

Learning Objectives
Attendees will learn how to:
Develop and maintain a partnership with your key leaders
Stay aligned with key leaders through the year to track changes and stay ahead of the curve
Balance everyone’s goals and objectives with the business’


Click here to learn more about CFO Leadership Council.
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 $50.
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 Orlando, Southwest Regional Director, The CFO Leadership Council, at jeanene@cfolc.com or Erin Gardner, Southwest Marketing Director, The CFO Leadership Council, at erin@cfolc.com.

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

CPE Information
Program Level: Advanced
Worth CPE: 2 Credits
Field of Study: Other
Program Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Live/Group
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: www.nasba.org
We have registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor (01034). This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE program.
About our Speakers
Travis Wood, Director of Business Development – Southwest at Silicon Valley Bank (Moderator)
Travis Wood is the Director of Business Development for the Southwest region and is located in SVB Silicon Valley Bank’s Dallas office. He is responsible for business development across the Southwest and provides new clients with various financial services offered by SVB Silicon Valley Bank.

Wood has an extensive background within the financial industry. Throughout his career he has worked with a number of technology and life sciences companies of all sizes, from the early stage development to publicly traded companies, in the software, semiconductor, communications industries, medical device and therapeutics sectors.

Wood began his career with SVB in 2000 as a relationship manager. He’s held increasingly senior roles in its Austin, Dallas and Arizona offices. As the deal team leader of the Arizona office Wood was responsible for business development and portfolio management across Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. Prior to joining SVB, Wood worked in sales and marketing for an electronic gate manufacturer and was responsible for its territories in Nevada and Southern California.

Wood holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the inventor and holder of a U.S. patent for a short-run aircraft launching and landing system related to the aviation and defense industry.

Amanda Nevins, CFO at FATHOM Water Management
Amanda Nevins holds over 25 years of experience in accounting and finance in a variety of executive leadership positions and has a longstanding track record of delivering growth.
She is currently serving at FATHOM Water Management, Inc as CFO. Previously as CFO at CSIdentity she helped grow the company and ushered the sale of CSID to Experian for $360 million. Prior to CSID, she was the Chief Financial Officer – U.S. group of Rackspace, where she led the finance functions for several corporate and division groups. Prior to Rackspace, Nevins was with Zappos.com in a variety of roles, most recently as chief accounting officer. At Zappos.com she completed the due diligence and assisted in the landmark sale of Zappos.com to Amazon.com in 2009 for more than one billion dollars.

Scott Jensen, Co-Founder & CEO at Rhythm SuperFoods, LLC
Scott Jensen is Co-Founder and CEO of Rhythm Superfoods; manufacturer of organic plant-based superfoods snacks. He is the former CEO & President of One World Foods (Stubb’s Bar-B-Q), which he co-founded 20+ years ago with C.B. Stubblefield and two close friends. One World Foods was successfully sold to McCormick & Co. in 2015. Scott led Stubb’s in its national and international expansion to be the largest Super- Premium Bar-B-Q and Marinade brand in the country. He also co-founded and sits on the board of Stubb’s Austin Restaurant Company, the famous Bar-B-Q and Live Music Venue in Austin, Texas. Scott is a member of the Austin Chapter of YPO Gold, a board member and mentor at SKU, the Austin CPG Accelerator and he is a co-founder of the Specialty Food Executive Forum. Scott received his Bachelor’s in Psychology and Business Communication from SMU and received his MBA from NYU.
Before co-founding Stubbs, Scott was a marketing manager at James River Corporation (Dixie Cups & Plates). Prior to NYU, he spent two years at the Bloom Advertising Agency (Publicis, USA) in Dallas working on several national consumer products advertising campaigns for Nestle Specialty Foods, Carnation, Ross Laboratories, Juicy Juice, Kern’s among others. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and two sons.

Bryan Lorello, Audit Partner at BDO USA, LLP
Bryan is a partner in the assurance department with the Austin office of BDO USA, LLP. He specializes in the mid-market private-equity backed businesses, as well publicly traded companies. Bryan’s primary focus is within the technology industry, although he also services several companies in the oilfield service, manufacturing, retail and construction industries. Bryan received a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002.


November 9, 2017
7:30 am - 9:00 am


CFO Leadership Council


Vinson & Elkins, LLP
2801 Via Fortuna Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746 United States
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