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2019 October CME - High Performing CFOs: What Does it Take to Be the CEO’s Right Hand Person
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2019 October CME - High Performing CFOs: What Does it Take to Be the CEO’s Right Hand Person

When: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Bickfords
325 Montvale Ave
Woburn, MA  01801
United States
Contact: Makenzie Howard

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High Performing CFOs: What Does it Take to Be the CEO’s Right Hand Person

Many CFOs find it challenging to transcend the organizational maze and really help their Company and its CEO optimize its business.  As a group, we will discuss – When a New Leader Takes Charge and the dos and don’ts when starting a new position.

Come learn from a distinguished panel of CEOs whose businesses range from professional services, manufacturing, and the Board of Directors and Investors’ focus.


Moderator: Phil Holberton, Chair - CEO, Executive Peer Groups

Phil Holberton is an Executive Coach and a Chair with Vistage International, running CEO and CFO/KEY executive peer groups. He specializes in career, life, and business solutions and is focused on linking individual executive effectiveness to organizational performance.  His Chairing practice brings to its Members - Business Optimization, Leadership Enhancement, Resources and Learning and a forum that inspires Culture & Community.


Phil has more than two decades of experience in financial management, strategic planning, business development, operations, leadership development, and executive coaching for senior executives.  He has served as chief financial officer for several private and public companies including General Cinema Theatres, Cambridge NeuroScience, and Genome Therapeutics Corp., and he has held management positions at Becton Dickinson. He is a Certified Public Accountant and completed the advanced management program at Harvard Business School titled “Managing the Information Services Resources.” Throughout the course of his career, he has completed private and public financings of more than $500 million including a $389M exchangeable debt offering for Becton Dickinson.


As a longtime member of FEI, Phil was the Boston Chapter President in 1996


Phil lives in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire with his wife, Anne and their black lab – JB, an award-winning dock diving champion.  His three children are now out of the nest and with their families, he has five grandchildren.




Michael Scipione, CEO, Weston & Sampson

Mike has served as the firm’s CEO since 2005. Since joining Weston & Sampson in 1985, Mike has been instrumental in the firm’s growth and expansion, which today has nearly 600 employees and offices along the East Coast. Mike has more than 30 years of experience with this highly regarded engineering firm that has been in business for over 100 years.












James Lundrigan, President Electronic Environments Inc

Jim has 20+ years of experience in supporting and managing Design/Build and Service Operations for Electronic Environments’ Mission Critical clients. He is committed to “Continuous Process Improvement” strategies that generate from “big picture” thinking. He is an experienced executive accustomed to analyzing financial reporting and using data to communicate and manage resources to develop and meet budget/forecast goals.  He has a proven track record of coaching, mentoring and empowering team members to increase their value within the organization.


Jim assumed the Presidency of the Company on January 1, 2016 and has quickly learned the importance of having a high performing CFO at his side.


Jim lives in Walpole with his wife, Marisa and their 7-year-old son.






Larry O'Toole, President and Founder, Gentle Giant Moving Company

The founder and CEO of Gentle Giant Moving Company, Larry O'Toole, is focused on developing leaders, expanding our award-winning service across the country and having a meaningful impact on the communities we serve.


Early in his career, Larry was an engineer at Eaton Corporation. He quit his job to escape corporate life, pursue writing interests and explore his entrepreneurial side. While preparing to start a light manufacturing company and not wanting to dig into his savings, Larry rented his roommate's van and started performing moves around Boston. Before long, offering quality moving services became a passion, and Gentle Giant was born.


Larry's life as a rower has taught him to be competitive, disciplined and persistent. Larry is a creative problem solver and is always willing to step in and complete difficult moves with enthusiasm. Outside of work, Larry tends to his extensive collection of rare, mint condition moving boxes.





Chris Yard, Co-owner, Mercury Wire

Having spent a number of years navigating large corporate work environments, Chris witnessed first hand how traditional business culture often conflicts with our fundamental nature as human beings… and how this dramatically stifles human potential.  We can do better. So today, Chris and the team at Mercury Wire have dedicated themselves to a singular purpose:  “Saving Humanity From Business as Usual" 







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This meeting qualifies for 1.5 CPE credits.

Field of study: Personnel/Human Resources

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this meeting.

Advance preparation: There is no advance preparation require for this meeting.

Type of delivery method: Group-Live


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