25-27 February 2018
Miami, FL

Chris Abbott

SVP Finance
US Foods
Chris leads the FP&A, field finance and operations finance areas of US Foods. He is responsible for corporate finance, strategic and financial planning, analytics, financial performance management and strategic capital management. Prior to US Foods, Chris worked in leadership roles across several functions at Dean Foods, including finance, strategy, operations, business development and M&A. While at Dean, Chris oversaw the development and execution of several strategic initiatives to drive transformation at the corporate and field levels. Chris spent the first half of his career in consulting, leading several strategy and operations projects at Fortune 500 clients with Bain & Company, and turnaround programs with AlixPartners. Chris has successfully partnered with organizations across industries including CPG, retail, industrial, energy, telecom and media, airline and distribution ranging in size from $100M to $100B in revenue. Chris holds a master’s degree from The Kellogg School of Business and Bachelor degrees in English and Finance from the University of Texas at Austin


1:00 PM Panel: The New Role of Finance in The Execution of Growth Strategies

The role of finance in today’s world is more challenging than ever and a value-adding finance organization must do more than just report numbers.  It needs to be a valued business partner that provides metrics, insight, analytics and input in support of business strategies and decision making that lead to growth. These all come together to raise issues and highlight challenges related to a changed economic environment and provide guidance and solutions for business partners to consider. During this panel, our speakers will:
·         Highlight key areas that demonstrate their growth strategy from mergers and acquisitions, to geographic expansion and organic growth
·         Discuss the expanded skill sets required as finance becomes a strategist and change agent
·         Look beyond ancillary data to make much more robust decisions


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Chris .

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