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Seminar Recording

From Financial Strategy to Business Transformation: Recognizing the Unique and Powerful Role Finance Can Play in Unlocking Enterprise Value

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm EDT There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.
CFO Dimensions 2013 Introduction & Keynote | Mr. Conforti arrived at Wyndham Worldwide at a time of great economic uncertainty, only a few years after the company’s introduction on the New York Stock Exchange. In collaboration with teams across Wyndham Worldwide, Conforti and the Finance team played a critical role in helping successfully lead the new company out of the economic downturn, with a focus on innovative and transformative strategies, along with investing in the company’s people, culture, and shareholders. Today, Wyndham Worldwide has established itself as the market leader in each of its business segments, ranks #12 on Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of the 50 Top-Performing U.S. Companies, and was recognized as the single best performing stock of the S&P 500 since the downturn in 2008.


Thomas G. Conforti, Executive VP & CFO, Wyndham Worldwide
Thomas G. Conforti
Executive VP & CFO, Wyndham Worldwide
Recently awarded "Best Investor Relations by a CFO – Mid-Cap" by IR Magazine, since 2009, Tom Conforti has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wyndham Worldwide. One of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide provides a broad range of accommodations, products, and services for both consumer travelers and business-to-business customers across the globe through its hotel lodging, timeshare, timeshare exchange, and vacation rental businesses. Prior to his role at Wyndham Worldwide, Conforti served as chief financial officer of DineEquity Inc., the franchisor and operator of restaurant brands Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP. Earlier in his career, he held a number of management, financial and strategic roles in the Consumer Products Division of the Walt Disney Company, the College Textbook Publishing Division of CBS, and the Soft Drink Division of Pepsico. Throughout his career, Conforti has maintained a commitment to positioning the role of Finance as a leader in developing and driving strategic growth for companies to reach their full potential, and will share his unique insights on unlocking enterprise value.
John Kogan, CEO, Proformative
John Kogan
CEO, Proformative
John has been CFO at four technology companies, a finance executive at Cardinal Health, and in multiple roles at AlliedSignal and Cisco Systems. John has raised over $100M in equity capital and debt and has played central roles in numerous buy and sell-side transactions for both public and private companies. As COO at two companies, John also ran Engineering, Manufacturing and Customer Service operations. He has also founded, invested in and been a board member or advisor of a number of companies. John has a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.


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There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.