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 and Controllers 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:

Meet our Chicago Co-Chairs

Melissa ClarkController, Primera Engineers
Steve WolffCFO, Healthcare, Technology and SaaS Business

Meet our Chicago Steering Committee Members

Adam OlszeskiSales Manager, Emerging Markets, Oracle+NetSuite
David ZwickCFO, Transworld Systems Inc.
Doug PollinaCFO, PreScouter, Inc.
Jesse CampbellCFO, Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation
Jim LawlerCFO, KemperSports
Keith CadeExecutive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle
Kristen ErbacciVice President of Finance, Academic Approach
Lawrence JacksonBusiness Development Manager, Randstad USA
Lee SerafiniCorporate Sales, Host Analytics Inc
Marie HolleinPresident and CEO, Oakwood Enterprises
Mike MatthewsVice President, Accounting, ESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.)
Patrick O’TooleSenior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Rich SmolenCFO, Oasis Financial
Sean McDonaldEmployee Benefits Consultant, Gallagher
Timothy BuikemaPartner, Audit, KPMG LLP
Tony MartoranoSales Director, Radius
Tony NasharrManaging Director, Polsinelli
Varvara AlvaTreasurer, Gogo


Membership is always open and begins immediately.  Costs are $395 for chapter members and $495 for premium members.

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