Opening remarks and introductions to Proformative and CFO Dimensions
Speaker: John Kogan, CEO, Proformative
KEYNOTE: From Financial Strategy to Business Transformation: Recognizing the Unique and Powerful Role Finance Can Play in Unlocking Enterprise Value
Speaker: Thomas G. Conforti, Executive VP & CFO, Wyndham Worldwide
Recently awarded “Best Investor Relations by a CFO — Mid-Cap” by IR Magazine, since 2009, Tom Conforti has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wyndham Worldwide. One of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide provides a broad range of accommodations, products, and services for both consumer travelers and business-to-business customers across the globe through its hotel lodging, timeshare, timeshare exchange, and vacation rental businesses.
Conforti arrived at Wyndham Worldwide at a time of great economic uncertainty, only a few years after the company’s introduction on the New York Stock Exchange. In collaboration with teams across Wyndham Worldwide, Conforti and the Finance team played a critical role in helping successfully lead the new company out of the economic downturn, with a focus on innovative and transformative strategies, along with investing in the company’s people, culture, and shareholders. Today, Wyndham Worldwide has established itself as the market leader in each of its business segments, ranks #12 on Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of the 50 Top-Performing U.S. Companies, and was recognized as the single best performing stock of the S&P 500 since the downturn in 2008.
Prior to his role at Wyndham Worldwide, Conforti served as chief financial officer of DineEquity Inc., the franchisor and operator of restaurant brands Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP. Earlier in his career, he held a number of management, financial and strategic roles in the Consumer Products Division of the Walt Disney Company, the College Textbook Publishing Division of CBS, and the Soft Drink Division of Pepsico.
Throughout his career, Conforti has maintained a commitment to positioning the role of Finance as a leader in developing and driving strategic growth for companies to reach their full potential, and will share his unique insights on unlocking enterprise value.
Presentation delivered at CFO Dimensions 2013 – http://www.cfodimensions.com