Ms. Deepa Gupta from Globalview Advisors attended the San Diego Chapter of Financial Executives International (SD-FEI) Dinner Meeting, held at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in San Diego. The evening’s topic was “Becoming the Strategic CFO”. The esteemed panel consisted of three top CFO’s to discuss the changing role of the CFO. Judy Thompson led the discussion with panelists: Ronda Sedillo, CFO of the San Diego Padres, Robert Stefanovich, CFO at Cryoport Systems, and Tom Willardson, CFO at Mesa Biotech. The event focused on what companies want from CFO’s now and how you can prepare yourself to stay relevant!

The Professional Development Session discussed the current US Deals Market, the importance of deals, what’s happening in the US Deals Market and the common challenges and best practices when executing deals. This information was useful to help find the right deals for you and to help execute a successful transaction, moving your business forward and growing you as a Strategic CFO. Eric Cullers and Kristan Chesnut from PwC led the presentation. Eric is the Managing Director in PwC’s Deals practice with over 20 years of client service experience and has participated in over 100 transactions focusing on a broad range of industries. Kristan Chesnut is a Director in PwC’s Deals practice with over 10 years of client service experience and has participated in over 100 transactions. Kristan specializes in health services and pharmaceuticals and life science industries.

Globalview Advisors has been a proud sponsor of the SD-FEI since 2012, as well as the Orange County Chapter since 2013. The SD-FEI is the premier organization for financial executives in the San Diego County area. SD-FEI promotes interaction among its members and holds programs and workshops to enhance their professional knowledge and qualification.