Proformative Expands Speakers For September 18 CFO Dimensions™ Conference In Chicago

Saul Gates, Corporate SVP, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, Coinstar; Bruce Carpenter, Vice President, Internal Audit, Sybase an SAP Company; and Michael O'Donnell, Director of Compliance, American Water to Speak at Premier Event for CFOs and Corporate Finance Leaders in 2012

Aug 07, 2012, 08:00 ET from Proformative

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Proformative, the premier knowledge-sharing community for CFOs and corporate finance leaders, today announced three new speakers who will be joining a growing list of world-class finance leaders and subject-matter experts bringing their perspectives on driving growth and managing risk from the office of the CFO to Proformative's CFO Dimensions™ conference. To learn more about the event, being held Sept. 18 in Chicago, and to register, please visit


Saul Gates, Corporate SVP, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, Coinstar, will be discussing how Coinstar has dramatically improved visibility into the organization's financial information and delivered trust across their financial close. 

Bruce Carpenter, Vice President, Internal Audit, Sybase, an SAP company, will discuss Sybase's success in implementing leading governance, risk and compliance (GRC) technology in order to continually assess and control compliance risk.

Michael O'Donnell, Director of Compliance, American Water, will talk about how American Water has improved its billing accuracy, reduced bad debt, delivered SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) compliance and more.

Proformative is also pleased to announce the addition of other renowned speakers including Wolfgang J. Koester, Chief Executive Officer, FiREapps; Anthony Snowball,  Global Benchmarking Practice Leader, The Hackett Group; and Sandra Hartman-Holbrook,  Finance Manager, Dow Chemical. These practitioners, along with leading subject-matter experts from SAP, Deloitte, PwC, E&Y and many others, will bring their real-world experience and best practices to CFO Dimensions. Learn more about the speakers at

"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 valuable meeting of corporate finance leaders in 2012."

The Sept. 18 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, driving career success, understanding enterprise risk management (ERM) from all angles and using all available tools, and GRC best practices. To learn more about the event and to register, please visit

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Proformative is the largest and fastest-growing online community and resource for senior level corporate finance, accounting, treasury and related leaders. Proformative ( 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.

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