Most Recent Gatherings of CFO Focus…

CFO Focus Summer Social June 25, 2024

Join us for our first ever CFO Focus Summer Social and Pickleball Tournament in Newport Beach! Play, Watch or join us for Happy Hour. Free to attend or play for charity. Click below to register and learn more.

CFO Focus San Francisco June 13, 2024

CFO Focus gathered at NASDAQ in San Francisco May 23. Join us we keep the conversation going with Ravi Kumar and Laura Moreno Lucas in a quick LinkedIn Live for 30 minutes 4-4:30 PT. Leading Bay Area CFOs including Jamie Cohen, CFO Alto Pharmacy & Board Member, Rover Shannon Nash, Esq, CPA, CFO Wing (an Alphabet Company) Board Member, NETSCOUT (NASDAQ:NTCT) and Mike Bufano President & CFO, League One Volleyball, Former CFO, Panera, Allbirds & Board Member, Rowan are featured!


CFO GC Focus Austin Nov 30, 2023

Austin is known for many things from great food and music to home to some of the fastest growing companies in the world. When we started CFO Focus’ expansion Austin was high on the list of destinations we wanted to go to talk to CFOs in the know. Jane Wells was first there on Feb 28 and now back on another last day of the month of November to celebrate our last CFO Focus of 2023. Torchy’s Tacos CFO Ryan Moore is featured along with Ashley Fischer, General Counsel at Tiff’s Treats, and Ben Heben, CFO at Everly Health. Deloitte partner Angela Vanscoy hosts us. And we’ll be tray passing tiny Torchy Tacos. Be sure to register early – this will sell out!

CFO GC Focus Houston Nov 29, 2023

Houston’s leading CFOs and GCs gather at a private location for an elegant reception with tray passed apps and drinks. Featured

CFOs and GCs include:
Christopher Hough, CFO
IndiGO Auto Group
Braden Merrill, CFO
Sequitur Energy Resources
Jess Cole, CFO
Nacero, Inc.
Laura Tyson, COO and GC
The Energy & Minerals Group

Join us for what promises to be a memorable evening at a private club in Houston’s River Oaks area.

CFO GC Focus Las Vegas Nov 16, 2023

Join us in Las Vegas to hear stories never before told off or on the record with Katie Fellows, Vice President, Corporate Counsel Fontainebleau Las Vegas

Heather Clayton, Chief Financial Officer Vegas Golden Knights 2023 Stanley Cup Champions!

Michael Crome, Chief Financial Officer Las Vegas Raiders

Brad Anthony, General Counsel Treasure Island, Circus Circus and Casino Miami

CFO Focus Denver Oct 12, 2023

CFO Focus returns to the mile high city on Oct 12, featuring Colorado’s leading CFOs and GCs in a beautiful private location. Jane Wells sits down with Kim Pryor, General Counsel JBS USA, Rich Walker, CFO at Skillsoft and Matthew DeNezza, CFO at Crusoe Energy Systems, Inc., in what was an epic reception and program. Invitation only. Free to attend thanks to our Host Committee.

CFO GC Focus Salt Lake City Oct 10, 2023

CFO Focus returns to Salt Lake City fo the third time this year. CNBC’s Jane Wells gets great stories from Dale R. Gerar, CFO, iFit, Jeff White, CFO, Sportsman’s Warehouse (NASDAQ:SPWH), Gwyn Goodson McNeal, EVP and CFO, Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR)

CFO Focus New York Sept 28, 2023

Live from New York! CFO Focus gathers at The Player’s Club in Manhattan with Lindsey Baptiste, Chief Financial Officer, Capitolis, Adam Townsend, CFO, VIZIO (NYSE:VZIO), Andrea Blankmeyer, CFO, Cityblock Health, Jane Wells, Business Correspondent CNBC Moderates!

CFO Focus Orange County Sept 21, 2023

Like moths to a flame CFOs in Orange County will gather again to hear Jane Wells lead a fireside chat with some of Orange County’s leading CFOs. Invitation only. Please join us!

Featured CFOs include Sandra Beaver, CFO of Evolus (NASDAQ:EOLS) and Epson Global Controller Ram Muthuraman

CFO GC Focus San Diego Sept 20, 2023

CFO GC Focus returns as an invitation only gathering of CFOs and GCs in San Diego area on Sept 20. Jane Wells interviews San Diego Padres’ GC Terezka Peterka Zabka, Jacuzzi Group CAO Dianne Deuitsch, Youngs Markets GC Brian O’Neill and Heidi Henson, CFO at Pardes Biosciences. Register today to be sure you get the invitation to attend.

CFO GC Focus Phoenix Sept 19, 2023

Phoenix will again host CNBC’s Jane Wells in September. Be sure to RSVP at the link below so it’s on your busy calendar! Featured CFOs ad GCs include:

Heather Zorge, CFO, Hippo Veterinary Group
Alan Schnaid, CFO, PetSmart
Almira Torralba Baker, General Counsel, Roadmaster Group

Our Moderator — Jane Wells from CNBC!

CFO GC Focus Seattle Sept 12, 2023

Seattle welcomes Jane Wells for CFO/GC Focus for her first in person appearance after the pandemic when CFO Focus Seattle was online only. We’ll be featuring some of the leading CFOs and GCs in the region including:

Chris Naismith, CFO at PCC Community Markets
Kazi Hasan, EVP and CFO, Puget Sound Energy
Alesia Pinney, Chief Legal Officer, Avalara

Invitation only. Free to attend if you’re a Seattle area CFO or GC!

CFO/GC Focus San Diego May 11, 2023

CFO/GC Focus Phoenix May 10, 2023

CFO/GC Focus Las Vegas May 9, 2023

CFO Focus Orange County March 7, 2023

CFO Focus Denver March 2, 2023

CFO GC Focus Salt Lake City March 1, 2023

CFO GC Focus Austin Feb 28, 2023


CFO/GC Focus Orange County Nov 16, 2022

CFO Focus Orange County

Featured Leading CFOs from the region:

Mimi Taylor, CFO, Roth Staffing
Tom Stankovich, CFO, ReShape Lifesciences
Ricardo Perdigao, Global CFO & COO, Sambazon

We gathered at Katie O’Connor’s home in Huntington Beach. Katie is a partner at Deloitte in Orange County.

Our Host — Jane Wells from CNBC!

CFO/GC Focus New York City Sept 14, 2022

CFO/GC Focus New York on Sept 14, 2022 featured some of New York’s finest General Counsels (GCs) and CFOs. Anita Vogel, national network anchor and correspondent, was in the anchor chair for the fireside chat at The Players in New York.

CFO Focus New York City Jan 20, 2022

CFO Focus New York was Jan 20 online…
CNBC’s Jane Wells interviewed Ogilvy CFO Stacey Ryan Cornelius, Code Climate CFO Rory Parness, Elevate Brands CFO Andrea Lambert, and Latch CFO Garth Mitchell.


CFO Focus New York City Nov 3, 2021 5:30-6:30 EDT Online

Join Jane Wells from CNBC and Deloitte’s Emerging Growth Company Partner Sarah Benveniste as we broadcast live from our first ever CFO Focus in New York. Featuring 3 of New York’s finest CFOs! If you’re a New York area CFO please let us know so we can invite you.

CFO Focus Orange County Oct 13, 2021

Featuring Claudia Pieropan, CFO, Orgain

Chris McConnell, CFO, The Travel Corporation

Jesse Timmermans, CFO, REVOLVE (RVLV)

Michael L. Zemetra, EVP, CFO & Treasurer Veritone, Inc. (VERI)

CFO Focus San Diego Oct 6, 2021

Featuring Kate Collier, VP Audit Services, Sempra;

Jeff Ackerman; CFO now COO Tide Rock Holdings;

Scott Arnold, EVP and CFO Certis Oncology Solutions, Inc.

Jeff Swiecki, CFO, Nalu Medical, Inc.

General Counsel/ Chief Legal Officer Focus Sept 29, 2021

Join us for our first “in person” GC/ CLO Focus at the home of Steven Stokdyk, Partner at Latham & Watkins featuring four great GCs interviewed by CNBC’s Jane Wells

General Counsel/ Chief Legal Officer (GC/CLO) Forum Los Angeles Sept 29, 2021

Join us for our first “in person” GC/ CLO Focus at the home of Steven Stokdyk, Partner at Latham & Watkins featuring four great GCs interviewed by CNBC’s Jane Wells

CFO Focus Seattle August 31, 2021

CFO Focus San Francisco/ Silicon Valley June 2021

CFO Focus San Francisco/ Silicon Valley featured Amy Kux. CFO. CLEO and Shannon Nash, Esq., CPA, CFO at Reputation and Board Member, Audit Committee at UserTesting

CNBC’s Jane Wells moderated.

CFO Focus Orange County June 2021

CFO Focus Orange County on June 29, 2021 was one of our best attended ever! Over 60 CFOs gathered online for an hour with CNBC’s Jane Wells talking with Karen Flores, CFO at GAN; Naren Goel, CFO, Ephesoft: Brandon Kerns, CFO, Landmark Health; and Adam Spice CFO, Rocket Lab

CFO Focus Seattle May 2021

Featuring: CFO Focus Seattle featured Jane Wells from CNBC and Ryan Lambert from the Puget Sound Business Journal at the Anchor Desk with Pearl Chan, CFO at PicMonkey, Kim Eiring, CFO at Mutual Materials, and Chris Berry, VP Finance and Controller at Alaska Air Group, with wine provided by Chris Sparkman from Sparkman Cellars!

CFO Focus San Diego March 2021


  • Laurie Seltzer, EVP and CFO, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Leviathan Winn, CFO Qdoba Mexican Eats
  • Kristin Colber-Baker, Former CFO at Pizza Hut, now Global Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Mars, the $40 bil conglomerate
  • Moderator:  CNBC’s Jane Wells

CFO Focus Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties March 2021


  • Pam Kessler, CFO and Co-President, LTC Properties (NYSE:LTC)
  • Kevin McDonnell, CFO, AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV)
  • Mark Rozells, CFO, ASM
  • Tony Rodriguez, CFO The Bouqs Company
  • Moderator:  FOX News’ Anita Vogel

CFO Focus Orange County Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021 5:30-6:30


  • Liyuan Woo, Chief Financial Officer, The Hydrafacial Company
  • Leviathan Winn, Former CFO, Taco Bell, New CFO, Qdoba Mexican Eats
  • Bradley Cooper, CFO, Discovery Behavioral Health

Moderator:   CNBC’s Jane Wells


CFO Focus SPACK ATTACK! Special Edition Dec 16, 2020

Watch our panel of experts on SPAC v IPOs in a year that saw a record # of SPACs! Trent Brown, Partner at Deloitte; Steven Stokdyk. Partner, Latham & Watkins; Lars Rathje, Risk Management,, Lockton Insurance; Frank Watanabe, CEO, Arcutis; Jon Isaacson, CFO and Chief Corporate, Development Officer Lefteris Acquisition Corp; John Lockhart, CMO, People Media Worldwide

CFO Focus San Francisco Silicon Valley June 4, 2020

Our first CFO Focus Online from the tech capitol of the world! Watch the livestream with Rene Ho, CFO at Taulia; Susan Kim, CFO at App Annie; Jason Child, CFO at Splunk; moderated by Pandocap’s Laura Moreno

CFO Focus Mammoth Jan 25, 2020

Our first CFO Focus at Mammoth before the ACG Deals Conference was a huge success. Look for upcoming programs at Mammoth in 2021 and 2022. We’ll gather at Dave McGees beautiful mountainside mansion for drinks and dinner


CFO Focus Los Angeles Oct 23, 2019

Featuring Jeff Crawford CFO at NantWorks and the Los Angeles Times and Deann Hallett, Former CFO at FOX gathered at American Discovery Capital’s Brian Webber’s beautiful home in Bel Air. We’re returning to Brian’s home for one of our first in person CFO Focus forums in a LONG time.

CFO Focus Orange County Sept 25, 2019

Featuring El Pollo Loco CFO Larry Roberts, Kevin Rubin, CFO at Alteryx, Jason Tester, CFO at Horowitz Group and Special Guest Andy Fastow, Former CFO at Enron.

CFO Focus San Diego Sept 24, 2019

Featuring Mike Caponetto, COO/ Acting CFO at Global One Ventures, Patrick Burke, VP Global Fiance at Callaway Golf Corp and Special Guest Andy Fastow, Former CFO at Enron