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Growing Global – a fireside chat with EVP & CFO, Madhu Ranganathan

FEI New York City welcomes Madhu Ranganathan, EVP & CFO of OpenText, Canada’s largest software company (NASDAQ: OTEX) for a fireside chat May 22 at the Union League Club in Manhattan.
With a career spanning 25+ years at leading public and private technology companies, Madhu will share many aspects of her experience, including:
  • Successfully partnering with innovative CEOs
  • Being a woman CFO
  • Leading major transformations
  • IPOs and Raising Capital
  • How she got to where she is today 
Prior to OpenText, Madhu spent 9 years as CFO at [24], an artificial intelligence company.  Madhu has held other executive roles at Rackable Systems, Redback Networks, Jamcracker, and BackWeb Technologies.  She started her career with Liberty Financial Services and has public accounting experience with PwC.  Madhu is Board Member and Audit Committee Chair for ServiceSource (Nasdaq: SREV).  She holds a MBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, is a CPA in California, and Chartered Accountant from India.
Leading the fireside chat will be Alyssa Gelbard, Founder & President of Point Road Group, a global career consulting and personal branding firm located in Manhattan.  Alyssa is a noted expert on personal branding and frequently quoted in global media.  She is an instructor at the 92nd Street Y, an elected member of the Tufts University Alumni Council, and an Advisory Board Member & Adjunct Professor in the Masters of Sports Administration Program at Endicott College. Alyssa is also Career Management Chair for Financial Executives International, New York City chapter.  She holds a MBA in Marketing from the NYU Stern School of Business, and a BA in Sociology from Tufts University.
5:30-6:00  Registration
6:00-7:30  Fireside chat
7:30-8:30  Cocktail reception & networking


Alyssa Gelbard

Founder & President
Point Road Group

Madhu Ranganathan

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer


1.50 CPE




Personal Development, Non-technical



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