The Chicago CFO Leadership Council

When we decided to form our Chicago chapter, we were very excited about all of the potential that this thriving area has to offer:

a bustling metropolis of trailblazers, home to many incubators, start-ups, hedge funds, financial derivative exchanges, and trading firms – and the roots of GoGo and Google. In our mission to empower CFOs, Chicago is the place to be! Where there’s innovation, there’s also an abundance of energetic CFOs, paving the way for plenty of creative idea exchange and networking.

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The Chicago CFO Leadership Council Steering Committee

Our Chicago Steering Committee is a group of renowned local professionals, dedicated to delivering top quality programs and networking opportunities. For further details on who's who, take a look at some of their profiles listed below:

Chicago Contacts

Emily SmithMarketing Director
John GimpertChicago Area Director

Meet our Chicago Advisory Committee

David ZwickCFO, Transworld Systems Inc.
Doug PollinaCFO, PreScouter, Inc.
Pamela WrightCFO/VP of Finance, The Marvel Group Inc

Meet our Chicago Steering Committee Members

Ed CookClient Services Manager, SystemsAccountants
Hemant KumarCFO and SVP Finance, SOL-MILLENIUM Medical Group
Jeffrey MazzaCFO, Nebula Data Intel
Jesse CampbellCFO, Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation
Jim LawlerCFO, KemperSports
Jordan WaltAccount Executive, Planful
Keith CadeExecutive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle
Kristen ErbacciVice President of Finance, Academic Approach
Marie HolleinPresident and CEO, Oakwood Enterprises
Melissa ClarkController, Primera Engineers
Mike MatthewsController, Krueck + Sexton
Nicole HammCorporate Account Executive, NetSuite
Patrick O’TooleSenior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Paul McDevittArea Senior Vice President, Gallagher
Rich DiazPresident & Leader, Advanced Resources
Rich SmolenCOO, Keller Lenkner LLC
Sam KashyDirector, Central and East Region Consulting, Armanino
Steve WolffCFO, AllCell Technologies, LLC
Tony MartoranoSales Director, VISTRA
Tony NasharrManaging Director, Polsinelli
Varvara AlvaTreasurer, Gogo


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