2023 Financial Leadership Summit

FEI's 2023 Financial Leadership Summit


Are you looking for a unique destination to enhance your knowledge and network with financial leaders? Look no further than FEI’s Financial Leadership Summit in Nashville.

Join us on May 21 - 23, where top experts and industry leaders will gather to share the latest best practices to drive business strategy, empower a workforce, and foster culture that can shape an organization’s success. You will have the opportunity to network with peers, attend sessions and keynote speeches, and learn from the best in the business.

As the host city for the 2023 Financial Leadership Summit, Nashville is not just a hub for finance, but also a city that blends southern charm with modern sophistication. The conference offers a chance to learn from financial leaders while immersing yourself in the vibrant culture of Music City. Immerse yourself in professional and personal development, then  explore the city's rich cultural heritage, enjoy its renowned cuisine, and experience its nightlife.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with hundreds of the brightest minds in finance and advance your career. Register now and secure your spot at the Financial Leadership Summit in Nashville!

Who Benefits?
Get the edge needed to set yourself apart from your peers through leadership development, professional development, and deeper connections

  • CFOs, CAOs, Controllers, Treasurers, Vice Presidents, and other business executives can sharpen their power skills through executive leadership sessions. Invite key clients and staff to join you and deepen the relationships with those important to your business.
  • Company finance teams can learn and network with an outstanding group of peers and industry experts, obtaining power skills and strategies for personal and professional success. Individuals from the same team can “divide and conquer” concurrent sessions and bring back twice the information to share with colleagues.
  • Finance leaders in both public and privately held companies benefit from a powerful combination of general sessions and CPE to stay well informed, improve productivity and accuracy in your role. Attending the Financial Leadership Summit offers great value to increase staff performance and motivate employees without taking a toll on the budget.
  • Aspiring CFOs can jump-start their career progression and gain exposure to new knowledge and technology to apply directly in day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Work teams can use the conference as a mini retreat – team building while learning, networking, with some fun.
  • Current FEI Leaders will enjoy a variety of leadership development sessions and special benefits. FEI Leaders help mentor and build the talents of new and aspiring leaders while enhancing their own knowledge and developing new skills.



Andrew Beagley

Chief Risk Officer
OptimEyes AI

Rafal Blawat

The Siegfried Group

Coco Brown

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Athena Alliance, Inc.

Patrick Chaffin

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.

Heather Cole

Executive Coach/Business Analytics Advisor
Lodestar Solutions

Dominick Fatibene

Senior Manager of Solutions Strategy & Marketing
BlackLine Systems

Barbara Gutierrez


Michael Hinds

Americas Business Automation Senior Leader

Tim Hird

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Optimization
Robert Half

Thomas Ivory

Senior Partner, Global Automation Leader

Tiffany Kerns

SVP, Industry Relations & Philanthropy
Country Music Association (CMA)

Jonathan Keyser

Keyser Commercial Real Estate

Chandra McCormack

Advisory Board Member
OptimEyes AI

Paul McDonald

Senior Executive Director
Robert Half

Ed Merritt

OptimEyes AI

Mark Myers

Coach, Trainer, and Facilitator
Career Connection Partners

Dan North

Chief Economist
Allianz Trade

Cigdem Oktem

US Central Region Center for Board Matters Leader
Ernst & Young LLP

Tim Persons

Principal, Digital Assurance and Transparency

Bill Primerano

Principal WW Data & AI Technical Specialist

Jeffrey Sallet

Investigations & Compliance, Forensic & Integrity Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Elizabeth Salomon

Founder, Partner, & Advisor
Highland Square Advisors, LLC

AJ Sarkar

Founder & CEO
OptimEyes AI

Maggie Schroeder

Solutions Consultant
Blackline Consulting Inc.

Troy Schroeder, CPA

Haselden Construction

Earl Stone

Chief Talent Officer, Audit and Assurance

Casey Troy

Associate Director

Brian Uretzky

Capital Markets Practice Leader

Tiffany Watts

Managing Director
The Siegfried Group, LLP

Chris Wright

Managing Director​