TIME: 12:00 PM ET

Webinar Summary

When making decisions that are increasingly urgent and important, executives are having to consider the consequences of the choices their companies do not make and the scenarios their companies do not plan for. As concern about coronavirus's spread continues to metastasize into a pandemic of uncertainty, companies are recognizing that they need to turn to finance leaders to manage and not only mitigate risk. 

With the understanding that past events do not necessarily predict future outcomes, finance leaders offer analytical expertise that is essential for companies that are now preparing for scenarios they have never had to consider before. During this webinar, we will reveal how finance leaders can inoculate their companies against organizational paralysis by establishing robust approaches to evaluating and responding to risk. By attending this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why your company's greatest risk may be its reliance on traditional methods of measuring, monitoring, and mitigating risk,
  • How to overcome informational silos and foster a culture of collaboration to provide your entire company with a thorough understanding of the scenarios it needs to plan for, and 
  • What technological advances finance leaders should know about, and how finance leaders can apply analytical acumen to inform their companies' decisions about how to manage risk. 

About the Panelists

David A. Brown, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
David A. Brown focuses his practice on securities regulation, public and private mergers and acquisitions, public and private corporate finance transactions, friendly and hostile tender offers, proxy contests, going-private transactions, public company investments, and general corporate matters. He has extensive experience with and knowledge of federal securities laws, including the SEC's tender offer rules, proxy rules, going-private rules, and beneficial ownership rules.

Dave regularly advises a range of listed companies on SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, corporate governance issues, establishment of corporate compliance programs, and other corporate and securities matters. He also advises public and private companies and investment banking firms on mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Rajan Raval, Managing Director, Accordion Partners
Rajan is a Managing Director with more than a decade of experience working in the office of the CFO, as well as in private equity and investment banking. His engagements with clients in a variety of industries include designing and implementing financial visibility and key performance indicator (KPI) reporting; leading budgeting processes with a focus on revenue forecasting; planning finance and accounting function upgrades and technology roadmaps; and carve-out advisory.

Prior to joining Accordion, Rajan was the Interim Head of Finance at EquityZen, a financial technology company, where he helped build out its finance function. Rajan also served as the Head of Finance at Next Jump, a technology company, where he led finance, accounting, investor relations, and other related functions. He started his career as an M&A banker at UBS Investment Bank, and then was an Associate at CI Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity investment firm.

About the Moderator

Joe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Executive Forum
In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Executive Forum, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing webinars on topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.
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Field of Study: Finance
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1 

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