Eddie joined Rollins in 2015 as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and in 2016, was promoted to Vice President. He oversees Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Risk Management, Internal Audit, Legal, Investor Relations, Rollins Capital, and Orkin’s International Franchise Group. Previous to joining Rollins, Northen joined UPS in 1985 and through the years managed Finance, Accounting, Tax, Risk Management and Audit, both domestically and abroad. Northen lived in Hong Kong as the CFO of UPS's Asia Pacific Region before moving back to the U.S. where he also served as the Vice President of Finance in the company's Pacific and West Regions. Northen received his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and MBA from Regis University in Denver, Colo. He also participated in Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program. Northen and his wife, Mayra, have two sons and reside in Alpharetta, Ga. In addition to his professional career, he serves his community as the Board Chairman of flood Student Missions, a non-profit organization that helps connect students with opportunities to volunteer in their community. He also serves on the Board of the Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America as the Treasurer.
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