• Events

    BDO events bring our community together in an online and offline setting
    to connect with each other and share insights into the topics and trends.

FutureCFO Roundtable: Fostering Innovation and Agility from the Boardroom to the C-Suite

March 20, 2019
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM PST

Silicon Valley Capital Club
50 West San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA 95113
get directions

Natasha Morales
(408) 352-3576
  • Summary
  • Speaker and Moderator
Please join your fellow FutureCFOs for a quarterly discussion on current issues and best practices that are critical to your path to becoming a CFO. This is a great opportunity to exchange information and seek guidance from your peers who may have experience with similar challenges.

Amy Wilkinson has talked to extraordinary entrepreneurs. She has sat down with the founders of Tesla, SpaceX, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Chipotle, eBay and PayPal to find out what it takes to scale innovation. Wilkinson has distilled six skills that have led these companies to global success. In her presentation, she will discuss how the board can nurture these six skills in the CEO and create a boardroom and company culture that embodies the spirit of innovation and agility.
We hope you will join your FutureCFO leaders to engage with our speaker and each other. We look forward to seeing you on March 20th!
Amy Wilkinson is Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, CEO of Ingenuity, and author of The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs. She advises executives, investors, and startup founders around the world on how to master the skills that underlie entrepreneurial success. Wilkinson’s career spans leadership roles with McKinsey & Company, JP Morgan, and as founder of cross-border export company Alegre. She also served in The White House as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Trade Representative and as a White House Fellow. Wilkinson’s groundbreaking research on high growth entrepreneurs was conducted at Harvard University and supported by the Kauffman Foundation. She is an expert for the Wall Street Journal, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a 2015 Eisenhower Fellow.

Hitesh Shah has more than 25 years of experience spanning startup through venture financing and eventual M&A exits in multiple high technology companies. He has in-depth experience in people management, finance, venture capital, business development, product management, business planning and customer service. Hitesh has raised over $100M in venture capital for four different startups.
Prior to joining BDO, Hitesh has served in multiple executive roles as CFO, COO and CEO.  He was the Chief Operating Officer at Solum an Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Google Ventures funded company which was acquired by Monsanto.  Hitesh also served as CEO and COO at Fat Spaniel Technologies acquired by Power-One and CFO at iPolicy Networks which was acquired by Tech Mahindra in India.
Hitesh serves as the chairman of the Executive Leadership Council of Parents Helping Parents (PHP), an organization whose mission is to empower families to build bright futures for children with special needs. He also serves as a board director of Human Needs Project (HNP), an organization focused on alleviating poverty. Hitesh holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Western Michigan University and an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.