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Absolutely Insightful: 30 Forward-Looking Finance Leaders to Follow

What does the future hold for the office of finance? There’s no denying the department’s role in the organization is evolving and expanding. Finance leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to become trusted advisors, using data to influence crucial decisions that will guide their organizations.

It’s an exciting time. But with that opportunity comes an understandable amount of hesitation — even confusion. To fully take advantage of finance’s new role, finance leaders need to be well-informed and well-equipped.

In the next few weeks, we will ask some of the industry’s brightest experts to share their thoughts on what’s ahead, from artificial intelligence to automation. Follow these finance leaders on social media to get a head start on the conversation.

30 Forward-Looking Finance Leaders to Follow

  1. Michael Bayer, Chief Financial Officer, iZotope, Inc.
    Follow Michael: LinkedIn | Twitter
  1. Roelef Botha, Chief Financial Officer, Sequoia Capital
    Read This: Interview: Roelof Botha
    Follow Roelef: LinkedIn | Twitter
  1. Dave Chase, Managing Partner & CEO, Advanced CFO
    Read This: The Convergence of Finance and AI
    Follow Dave: LinkedIn | Twitter
  1. Sanford Cockrell III, Global Leader and U.S. National Managing Partner, CFO Program, Deloitte LLP
    Read This: Finance Organizations Mostly in Early Stages of Adopting New Technologies: CFO Signals
    Follow Sanford: LinkedIn | Twitter
  1. Cheryl Dalrymple, CFO, Confluent
    Read This: Startup CFO’s Mantra: People First, Finance Second
    Follow Cheryl: LinkedIn
steven ehrenhalt
  1. Steven Ehrenhalt, Partner, Global & U.S. Leader, Finance Transformation Practice, Deloitte Consulting
    Read This: Finance in a Digital World: It’s Crunch Time for CFOs
    Follow Steven: LinkedIn | Twitter
  1. Mike Gupta, Chief Financial Officer, Docker, Inc.
    Follow Mike: LinkedIn | Twitter
  1. Amy Hood, Executive Vice President & CFO, Microsoft
    Watch This: Modern Finance with Amy Hood & Christian Rast
    Follow Amy: LinkedIn
Kelly Kramer
  1. Kelly Kramer, Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer, Cisco
    Read This: Leading Business Transformation at the Speed of Tech: Kelly Kramer, Cisco CFO
    Follow Kelly: LinkedIn
  1. Colette Kress, EVP/CFO, NVIDIA
    Read This: Women in Tech: Colette Kress
    Follow Colette: LinkedIn
  1. Robert Kugel, SVP Business Research, Ventana Research
    Read This: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Business Applications
    Follow Robert: LinkedIn | Twitter
samantha mansfield
  1. Samantha Mansfield, Director of Professional Development & Community,
    Follow Samantha: LinkedIn | Twitter
Jack McCullough
  1. Jack McCullough, Founder, The CFO Leadership Council
    Read This: Checkmate! Top Moves Every CFO Should Know
    Follow Jack: LinkedIn | Twitter
james myers
  1. James Myers, Founder & CEO, FP&A Strategy Consulting
    Read This: Successful CFOs Empower FP&A Teams to Be More Strategic
    Follow James: LinkedIn | Twitter


phil morris
  1. Phil Morris, Chief Financial Officer UK & Ireland, Atalian Servest
    Read This: How FDs Can Help Develop an Effective M&A Strategy
    Follow Phil: LinkedIn | Twitter
 ben murray
  1. Ben Murray, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Cartegraph
    Read This: SaaS Accounting Tips for Founders
    Follow Ben: LinkedIn | Twitter
  1. Elaine Paul, CFO, Hulu
    Read This: Hulu’s Elaine Paul on Advanced TV, the Changing Media Ecosystem and More
    Follow Elaine: Twitter | LinkedIn
  1. Kathleen Philips, CFO, Zillow
    Follow Kathleen: Twitter | LinkedIn
jay roesch
  1. Jay Roesch, Director of Finance, The Walt Disney Company
    Follow Jay: LinkedIn
  1. Melissa Rosenthal Executive Vice President at Cheddar
    Follow Melissa: LinkedIn | Twitter


Vincent G Ryan
  1. Vincent Ryan, Editor in Chief, & CFO Magazine
    Read This: Late Shift: The 2017 Working Capital Scorecard
    Follow Vincent Ryan: LinkedIn | Twitter
dave stack
  1. David Stack, Financial Advisor,
    Read This: A CFO’s Perspective on Company Culture
    Follow David: LinkedIn | Twitter
henri steenkamp
  1. Henri Steenkamp, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Treasurer & Secretary, Saratoga
    Read This: Missing Forecasts Is Better than Making Bad Decisions
    Follow Henri: LinkedIn | Twitter
 jack sweeney
  1. Jack Sweeney, Managing Director, Middle Market Media, LLC
    Read This: Finance Leaders Can Expand Their Role to Crush the Future of Finance
    Follow Jack: LinkedIn | Twitter
  1. John Taft, Vice Chairman, Baird
    Read This: The Next Generation Efficient Frontier: What Doing the Laundry Can Teach Us about Investing
    Follow John: LinkedIn
 rick telberg
  1. Rick Telberg, President & CEO, Trendlines Research & Bay Street Group LLC
    Read This: The End of the Staff Shortage in Tax, Accounting & Finance?
    Follow Rick:  LinkedIn | Twitter
jeff thompson
  1. Jeff Thomson, President & CEO, Institute of Management Accountants
    Read This: From Then ‘til Now: How Management Accounting Skills Have Changed
    Follow Jeff: LinkedIn | Twitter
david w turner
  1. David H.W. Turner, Chief Financial Officer and Montvale Office Managing Principal, KPMG LLP
    Read This: KPMG LLP’s CFO: The High Value of Knowledge, Culture and Talent
    Follow David: LinkedIn
  1. Jennifer Warawa, EVP- Partners, Accounts & Alliances at Sage
    Read This: ‘Must Have’ Resources for Scaling Tech Companies
    Follow Jennifer: LinkedIn | Twitter


  1. Robin Washington, CFO, Gilead Sciences, Inc.
    This: Culture Shift Pictures & Stories: Robin Washington
    Follow Robin: LinkedIn


For more expert advice on the future of AI in finance, check out our resource on AI and Machine Learning in Finance, or our list of 8 A.I. and Finance Thought Leaders to Follow.


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