2018 Financial Leadership Summit


Online registration is closed. To register, please visit FEI's conference registration desk on the 2nd floor of the Marriott Marquis Houston.

Challenging economic times have created a landscape in which finance professionals must do more with less while delivering better results.  Built on FEI’s tradition of connecting talented members with invaluable resources, the Financial Leadership Summit is THE forum for bringing together the best and brightest to learn what it takes to be a finance leader.  Take your career to the next level.

Networking Opportunities
Connect and share your ideas with other successful financial professionals.

Professional Development & Practical Solutions
Learn from respected experts about real-world solutions for your current challenges.

Leadership Development
Maximize your management skills. Get the tools and strategies needed through session tracks:

  • Finance Skills
  • How Texas Does It
  • Technology
  • Tomorrow’s CFO

Exhibit Hall Exploration
Interact with sponsors, exhibitors and fellow attendees and learn about the latest products and services.

Testimonials from last year's attendees...
"The choice of tracks was compelling and allowed for a blend of leadership with technical training."

"A well-rounded experience with networking and professional development, intermixed with some fun."

Relive Summit 2017



LaRonnda Berry

Senior Finance Manager, Compliance
Microsoft Corporation

Andrew Blau

Managing Director, Risk & Financial Advisory

Mark Borden

Private Company Services Tax Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP [PwC US]

Derek Bradfield

Deloitte [US]

David Brooks

Senior Account Executive
Oversight Systems Inc.

Bernard Brown

CFO / VP of Finance
GRO-WELL Brands, Inc.

Patricia Buckley

Managing Director, Economic Policy and Analysis

Leslie Cant

Product Marketing Director
Wolters Kluwer CCH Tagetik

Gregory Castle

CEO Emeritus
Best Friends Animal Society

Janet Clark

EVP & Chief Financial Officer
Marathon Oil Corporation

Elizabeth Engel

Spark Consulting, LLC

Brian Foster

Audit Partner - New Audit Technology Center of Excellence

Lisa Friel

Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Mr. K. Scott Gray, CPA

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Luby's, Inc.

John Hagerty

Vice President, Product Survey-Big Data Analytics

Mr. Paul Hensley

Sr. Vice President, Finance, CFO & Treasurer

Tim Hird

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Optimization
Robert Half | Protiviti

Joseph Howell

Co-founder and EVP, Strategic Initiatives
Workiva, Inc.

Kim Jones

Managing Director and Co-Founder
Visual Risk IQ

Mark Kissman

Chief Financial Officer
Greenlight Technologies Inc.

Ken Lavoie

Senior Vice President, Sales and Channels
PROPHIX Software Inc.

Mr. Warwick Leitch

VP North Americas

Seth Mattison

Co-Founder and Chief Movement Officer
Luminate Labs

Jim McIngvale

Gallery Furniture

Mr. Ed Morrell

Chief Financial Officer
Workiva LLC

Ms. Marie Myers

Global Controller, Head of Financial Services
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Srikant Nagaraj

Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Mark Nash

Partner, Personal Financial Services

Carolyn Newman


Dr. Gabriele Niederauer

CEO & President
Bluegrass Vascular Technologies, Inc. (BVT)

Joe Oringel

Managing Director
Visual Risk IQ

Scott Parazynski

U.S. Astronaut
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Dave Perry

Chief Operating Officer
XOR Inc.

Bret Piatt

President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board
Jungle Disk

James Rice

VP, Customer Solutions
Greenlight Technologies Inc.

Mel Robbins

Award-Winning CNN Contributor and Life Coach
The Confidence Project

Mr. David Ross

Executive VP | Director of Underwriting Services
Brown & Brown

Jenna Saucedo-Herrera

President & CEO
San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

Karl Schamotta

Chief Market Strategist
Cambridge Global Payments

Michael Seaver

Founder and CEO
Seaver Consulting, LLC

Leslie Seidman

Chair of Governance and Nominating Committee
Moody's Corporation

Mark Simos

Lead Architect, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group
Microsoft Corporation

Chris Stephenson

Principal, Advisory Services
Grant Thornton

Andrej Suskavcevic

President & CEO
Financial Executives International and Financial Education & Research Foundation

John Tate

Data Scientist

Patrick Taylor

CEO & President
Oversight Systems Inc.

Jay Thompson

Managing Director, Business Performance Improvement

Dale Tuttle

Partner and Practice Leader

Ms. Shauna Watson, CPA

Managing Director
Accordion Partners

Mr. John A. Willding II

Corporate and Securities Partner
Fox Rothschild LLP

Nicholas Wozny

Managing Director