Path to Becoming a CFO

Kelly Battles, CFO at Quora.

November, 2019
151 10th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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About Path to Becoming a CFO

The Airbase “Path to Becoming a CFO” monthly interview series will feature the top CFOs, board members and executive recruiters from the Bay Area. Attendees will learn how these industry experts accelerated their careers, overcame obstacles, successfully worked with finance teams of all sizes, and leave each event with actionable insights.

Attend to learn how to further your career, work successfully with board members, and collaborate with CEOs and founders. Hear best practices from hiring managers about how they source CFO candidates and what they expect a CFO to bring to the table. Get insights into what board members expect from their finance leaders and how to foster a successful working relationship.

November 5th Interview

This month, Airbase CEO Thejo Kote will sit down with Quora CFO Kelly Battles to chat about Kelly's extensive background in financial management and strategic organizational development in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Prior to working at Quora, she was the CFO of Bracket Computing and Host Analytics, Vice President of Finance at IronPort, and Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at Hewlett Packard. Kelly has a BSE from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Attendees will network while enjoying food and beverages before the interview and afterward have a chance to participate in a Q&A with the featured guest or panel.

Can’t make it to San Francisco? Sign up and we’ll send you a recording of the interview.

Speakers.

Kelly Battles

Kelly Battles

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Prior to her current role at Quora, Kelly served in several executive-level positions, including Chief Financial Officer of Host Analytics and Bracket Computing, Vice President of Finance at IronPort, and Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at Hewlett Packard. Kelly has an extensive background in financial management and strategic organizational development in both the private and nonprofit sectors. Kelly has received numerous accolades for her work, including the YWCA TWIN Award for Women in Business and the Best in Biz Gold Award. She was also a finalist for both the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal CFO of the Year Award. In addition to her professional work, Kelly has dedicated herself to advancing education and improving the lives of others. While at McKinsey & Company, she worked extensively with Habitat for Humanity, collaborating with founder Millard Fuller and key executives to improve domestic operations and develop international growth and governance strategies.

Thejo Kote

Thejo Kote

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Why attend?

Learn finance best practices from the top CFOs in the Bay Area
Get career advice from industry experts
Network with your peers

Who should attend?

Aspiring CFOs
Controllers
Revenue Operations
Finance Leaders

Agenda

5:00 - 6:00pm
Check-in, networking with food and drinks
6:00 - 6:30pm
CFO interview
6:30 - 7:00pm
Q&A session
7:00 - 7:30pm
More networking

Location

First Round Capital

151 10th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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