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“FutureCFO” Roundtable

December 15, 2016
Silicon Valley Capital Club
50 West San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA  95113
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Jill Weiner
(415) 490-3217
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Please join your fellow FutureCFOs for a quarterly discussion on current issues and best practices that are unique to your organization and the technology and life sciences industries. This is a great opportunity to exchange information and seek guidance from your peers who may have experience with similar challenges.

This quarter, we’ve invited a guest speaker, Robert Sher who will discuss how midsized companies face a distinct set of challenges unlike those faced by their smaller and larger counterparts. These challenges create ideal conditions for the emergence of seven silent growth killers, nasty pitfalls that drain a firm’s momentum, energy, and viability. Our presenter is an advisor and coach to CEOs, and he’ll discuss the crucial role CFOs can play in guiding the founders and CEOs of these firms, working with them to develop what we call their Leadership Operating System.
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM - Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Roundtable Discussion
Robert Sher is founding principal of CEO to CEO, an advisory firm specializing in helping midsized businesses accelerate performance.  He was chief executive of Bentley Publishing Group from 1984 to 2006 and steered the firm to become a leading player in its industry.

Robert is a frequent speaker, and has published extensively on the successful leadership traits and skills of leaders of midsized companies.  He is a regular columnist on Forbes.com, has numerous posts on Harvard Business Review online, Entrepreneur.com and CFO.com.  He authored two books, the first book, The Feel of the Deal; How I Built a Company through Acquisitions (1toPonder, 2007) and his newest book, Mighty Midsized Companies; How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers, (Boston: Bibliomotion, Sep. 2014). He also publishes his own newsletter, The CEO Insomnia Factor.