CFO Insights: Lessons Learned at Consumer Companies (Stephanie Roberts)

Join a fireside chat between Laureen DeBuono, Managing Partner at FLG Partners and consumer products and direct-to-consumer company CFO Stephanie Roberts, about the lessons she has learned during her career as CFO at Old Navy, Specialized Bicycles and as a CFO consultant with Rothy’s, Third Love, Goop and other consumer-centric, high-growth leaders.

CFO Insights: How Business Development Informs Critical Decisionmaking by CFOs (Jim Mackaness)

Join a fireside chat between Laureen DeBuono, Managing Partner at FLG Partners and med tech and technology company CFO Jim Mackaness, about the lessons he has learned during his career as a CFO at Invuity and Iridex (among other companies) about strategically leveraging business intelligence to drive better C-suite and board decisions, cross-company actions and more successful company performance.

CFO Insights: Going Public via a SPAC (Eric Hall)

Join a fireside chat with Managing Partner Laureen DeBuono and partner Eric Hall as he describes the key considerations for CFOs & CEOs when considering going public via a SPAC (a reverse merger with a public special purpose acquisition company) versus through a traditional, direct-listing IPO.

Ensuring SPAC Success

Listen to an experienced panel of financing experts at FLG Partners including Greg Curhan and Eric Hall and Molly Hemmeter, Board member at 2 SPACs, discuss the key decisionmaking, planning and executional considerations companies and boards should address before choosing this direction when seeking access to the public markets for capital.

The Road to an IPO

Learn about essential elements for an effective IPO launch from FLG Partner and CFO, Greg Curhan at an event hosted by Carta and Trinet with financial industry experts at Moss Adams in November 2020.

SaaS Pivots: Best Practices, Case Examples, Lessons Learned

Eric Mersch at FLG Partners hosts an experienced panel of experts from JMP Securities (Erik Suppiger), OPEXEngine (Lauren Kelley), with case studies from Callidus (Ron Fior), Nominum (Ken Chow) and Datrium/VMWare (Mike Park) who discuss business model pivots to SaaS across different types of technology businesses, from software to hardware to cybersecurity. Learn about best practices, lessons learned and the key decisionmaking, operational planning priorities and customer and investor reactions in both successful (and failed) transitions into SaaS models.

Banking During COVID-19: Panel Discussion – June 17, 2020

Join FLG partner, Chris Cook, moderate a panel of experts from the Bay Area banking community provide their valuable insights into how the current climate in the banking industry will change bank behavior and practices as a result of COVID-19. Panelists include Robert Coleman, Regional Accountant, FDIC, Mark Cadieux, Chief Credit Officer, Silicon Valley Bank, Dan Myers, CEO, Bridge Bank, Jeff Wishner, Managing Director, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and Derek Criswell, Partner, Moss Adams.

CFO Insights: Managing a Global Technology Company Through a Crisis (Kenton Chow)

Join FLG Partner’s Managing Partner, Laureen DeBuono and growth company CFO, Kenton Chow for a one-on-one discussion about the essential “need to knows” for CFOs steering global companies through a crisis such as COVID-19. Learn about the unique issues a pandemic raises for high-growth international companies, how to leverage ambiguity into new business processes and KPIs which drive results, planning and management tips for CFOs which improve decision making in a crisis and how CFOs can work with CEOs, boards and the full executive team to provide the best crisis leadership and advice as part of the C-suite.

Innovations in Commerce: Shasta Ventures Hosts Deloitte, FLG Partners & Sephora

Watch FLG partner Stephanie Roberts describe the differences between the new digitally-native consumer brands who are leading the charge around the consumer-brand relationship at this panel event hosted by Shasta Ventures and Deloitte.

Insights from an Entrepreneur with Riverbed Technology

This presentation from Riverbed Technology focuses on some of the key choices a start-up is forced to make early in its life cycle — business and pricing models, resource allocation, product development and go-to-market strategies — among other decisions every executive team must make in building a company.

The CFO’s role in the Ethical Culture of the Organization

Jeff Kuhn, Managing Partner, FLG Partners, talks with Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University

The Role of the CFO with Chris Dier and Eric Hall (FLG Partners)

The Wharton Entrepreneurs Workshop, developed jointly by Wharton | San Francisco and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, features Chris Dier and Eric Hall from FLG Partners speaking about the role of the CFO, which includes providing direction to the CEO and the executive team when facing technology challenges, competitive forces and supply chain issues.