SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Proformative, the fast-growing knowledge-sharing community for CFOs and corporate finance leaders today announced two new speakers who will be joining a growing list of world-class experts who are bringing their perspectives on the core themes of CFO Dimensions™, driving growth and managing risk from the office of the CFO. To learn more about the event, being held Sept. 18 in Chicago, and to register, please visit www.proformative.com/CFODimensions.
Thack Brown, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SAP Latin America, will be discussing growth and risk in one of the next great frontiers for global business: Latin and South America. Dr. John R. Percival, Chief Executive Officer, JRP Associates and Adjunct Professor of Finance, Wharton School, will be discussing the trends most effecting corporate finance leaders in the U.S.
"As a member of the most senior level of corporate leadership," said John Kogan, chief executive officer of Proformative, "successful CFOs are key partners in formulating and executing effective corporate strategies in pursuit of continued growth and greater profitability. Thack Brown will focus on the complexities of executing emerging market strategies and Dr. John Percival will focus on the strategic planning processes leading to value creation in any market."
"Finance executives often serve as the bridge between the corner office and the operating units within organizations," said Thack Brown, SVP and CFO, SAP Latin America. "The CFO must be attuned to the drivers of the business and must be able to work closely with operations management as well as with executive management to chart the financial and strategic impacts of prospective growth strategies. CFO Dimensions will provide a forum for financial leaders to connect and share insight on how they can help their organizations grow and delivered sustained value for investors."
"These are exciting and challenging times for the CFO. With the advent of Sarbanes-Oxley and the call for transparency, the CFO must continue to provide leadership in providing high quality financial information regarding current performance," said Dr. John R. Percival, CEO, JRP Associates and Adjunct Professor of Finance, Wharton School. "However, the need for profitable, value creating growth means that the CFO must also provide financial guidance to business unit leaders about strategy."
"We are thrilled with the rapid progress and momentum of the CFO Dimensions conference," said John Kogan, CEO of Proformative. "The speakers and sponsors generously giving their time and support will make this the most educational and influential meeting of corporate finance leaders in 2012."
There are many leading CFOs, finance and related executives speaking at the conference covering a variety of topics that are top of mind for finance leaders today. Learn more about the speakers at www.proformative.com/cfo-dimensions/speakers.
The September 18th CFO Dimensions conference will focus on the most pressing issues for CFOs in today's increasingly complex and demanding environment. The core themes of the conference are: the CFO's new role in driving corporate growth; understanding enterprise risk management (ERM) from all angles and using all available tools; and governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) best practices. To learn more about the event, being held Sept. 18 in Chicago, and to register, please visit www.proformative.com/CFODimensions.
Proformative is the largest and fastest-growing online community and resource for senior level corporate finance, accounting, treasury and related leaders. Proformative (www.proformative.com) connects the world's corporate finance leaders to provide instant advice and insights on the tough financial and strategic challenges they face every day. Proformative is the first online professional network specifically designed to help corporate finance professionals be successful in their jobs and careers. Proformative has more than 400,000 corporate finance and business professionals in its fast growing network. Proformative is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA.