Who We Are

Florida Institute of CFOs (fiCFO) is a "protected, thought leadership", member-driven intelligence organization for CFOs of Florida's largest companies doing business throughout the US and around the world.

fiCFO empowers Florida's leading CFOs by providing a secure environment to cultivate relationships and interact with peers in the exchange of ideas, best practices and experiences, and serve as a sounding board for technical and business matters.

fiCFO At A Glance

125+ Members Representing:

  • 40+ Industries
  • 800,000+ Employees
  • $170+ Billion in Annual revenue

Advisory Board Members

Tampa Bay

  • Tom Cardy / CFO myMatrixx
  • Jeff Howells / CFO Tech Data
  • Michael Kipphut / CFO Sykes Enterprises
  • Fred Lueck / CFO Melitta USA
  • Steve Torres / CFO Vology

Orlando

  • Mark Engwall / CFO A. Duda & Sons
  • Mike Hug / CFO Wyndham Vacation Ownership
  • Tracey Stockwell / CFO Universal Orlando

South Florida

  • Richard Ryan / CFO Seacor Holdings
  • Paul Sherman / CFO ABB OPTICAL GROUP
  • Tami Thraum / CFO Cross Country Home Services
  • Mark Walter / CFO MTN Satellite Communications

Jacksonville

  • Coming Soon

Testimonials

"fiCFO creates a unique atmosphere to connect with other CFO’s on a personal basis resulting in very straight forward and poignant conversations. Sharing thoughts or testing potential alternative scenarios on an unencumbered and confidential basis has value. The different views from CFO’s at organizations large to small, public to private and multiple industry perspectives provides interesting feedback that often deserves further exploration. Much of the success stems from having a resource dedicated structure with Kimberly and Dustin nourishing the process."
- Michael Kipphut / EVP, CFO Sykes Enterprises

"I would definitely recommend the fiCFO as it is great opportunity to discuss practical issues with other CFOs with minimal vendor participation. I enjoy the confidential roundtable discussions to learn more about how other CFOs and other companies are handling issues similar to mine. I value the relationships that I have developed with other CFOs."
- Tracey Stockwell / SVP, CFO Universal Orlando

"FiCFO is a unique organization that allows CFO's to participate in both formal and informal gatherings to gain valuable information to assist them in their respective roles. There are many topics that are discussed from best practices in various financial areas, trends in costs such as healthcare, mergers & acquisition strategies, amongst many others. It is a nice blend of CFO's with a variety of experience in public and private companies, large to small, in a variety of industries. This blend allows for diverse experiences to be shared and considered in your own decision making process. Not to mention, networking with a fun group of folks!"
- Judy Schmeling / COO, CFO HSNi

Tampa Bay

  • September 16, 2014

    "Implementing an Effective Acquisition and Strategic Investment Program"

    Event Type: Value Add Session
    Hosted By: Bank of America & Hill Ward Henderson

  • November 12, 2014

    CFO Roundtable

    Event Type: Roundtable
    Hosted By: Rodrigo Souza, VP Finance Gerdau

  • December 04, 2014

    Holiday Party

    Event Type: Social
    Hosted By: Hill Ward Henderson

Orlando

  • October 01, 2014

    Wine Tasting

    Event Type: Social
    Hosted By: fiCFO / Advisory Board

  • October 30, 2014

    CFO Roundtable

    Event Type: Roundtable
    Hosted By: Tammy Tipton, CFO CNL Financial Group

South Florida

  • September 24, 2014

    "Cyber Risk"

    Event Type: Value Add Session
    Hosted By: Aon

  • November 07, 2014

    Sunset Social - Gallant Lady Yacht

    Event Type: Social
    Hosted By: Jorge Gonzalez, CFO JM Family Enterprises

Jacksonville

  • Summer 2014

Members & Guests

    • Mark Engwall

    • SVP, CFO
    • A. Duda & Sons, Inc
    • Paul Sherman

    • CFO
    • ABB OPTICAL GROUP
    • Carr Moody

    • VP Finance
    • ABB OPTICAL GROUP
    • Ben Moe

    • CFO
    • Advantage Waypoint
    • Herb Albritton

    • CFO
    • Akerman
    • Ken Wilkes

    • CFO & Supply Chain Director
    • Anchor Glass Container Corporation
    • Ron Lueptow

    • CFO
    • ArrMaz Holdings Corporation
    • Cheryl Scully

    • CFO
    • AutoNation
    • Michael Stephan

    • Controller
    • AutoNation
    • Bill Bucher

    • CFO
    • Axium Healthcare
    • Todd Hunter

    • CFO
    • Bags, Inc.
    • David Deno

    • CFO
    • Bloomin' Brands
    • Mandy Shaw

    • CAO
    • Bloomin' Brands
    • Dexter Newman

    • VP Finance
    • Bloomin' Brands
    • Tony Puleo

    • CFO
    • Bluegreen Corporation
    • Tony Sakow

    • CFO
    • Carter Validus
    • Tammy Tipton

    • CFO
    • CNL Financial Group
    • Sean Marrero

    • CFO
    • Correct Craft
    • Jay Wells

    • CFO
    • Cott Corporation, Inc.
    • Tami Thraum

    • CFO
    • Cross Country Home Services
    • Brad Richmond

    • SVP, CFO
    • DARDEN
    • Dave Lothrop

    • Controller
    • DARDEN
    • P.J. Sheil, III

    • CFO
    • Diversified Maintenance
    • Woody Whitcomb

    • CFO
    • FFI Holdings, Inc
    • Rob Ogilbee

    • CFO
    • Florida Lift Systems
    • Carl Guavreau

    • CAO, CFO
    • GardaWorld Cash Services
    • Rodrigo Souza

    • VP Finance, North America
    • Gerdau
    • Sheila Rosenblatt

    • VP Finance
    • Global Imaging Systems
    • Ed Bass

    • SVP, CFO
    • Global Imaging Systems, Inc.
    • Jay Madara

    • CFO
    • Golf Channel
    • Mike Attinella

    • CFO, CAO
    • HSN
    • Judy Schmeling

    • COO, CFO
    • HSNi
    • Art Singleton

    • VP, Treasurer
    • HSNi
    • Betsy Bennett

    • CFO, COO
    • IC Intracom
    • Dawn Peterson

    • CFO
    • I-CON Systems
    • Greg Anderson

    • CFO
    • iGPS
    • Forbes Alexander

    • CFO
    • Jabil
    • Sergio Cadavid

    • Treasurer
    • Jabil Circuit
    • Al LeFevre

    • CFO
    • Jarden Consumer Solutions
    • Eric Gebhard

    • Treasurer
    • JM Family Enterprises
    • Jorge Gonzalez

    • CFO
    • JM Family Enterprises
    • David Kelly

    • CFO
    • K-Force
    • Judy Genshino-Kelly

    • SVP, Treasurer
    • Kforce Inc.
    • Mark Andrzejewski

    • CFO
    • Laser Spine Institute
    • Randy Lay

    • CFO
    • Lazydays RV
    • Tina Samson

    • CFO
    • Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando
    • Carl Bauman

    • CFO
    • Lykes Bros, Inc
    • Mike McLamb

    • EVP, CFO
    • MarineMax, Inc.
    • Fred Lueck

    • CFO
    • Melitta
    • Greg Grabau

    • CFO
    • Monin Gourmet Flavorings
    • Mark Walter

    • CFO
    • MTN Satellite Communications
    • Tom Cardy

    • VC, CFO, Treasurer
    • myMatrixx
    • Sonya Dixon

    • SVP, CFO
    • Orange Lake Resorts
    • Jim Fritz

    • CFO
    • Orlando Magic
    • Jason Montague

    • CFO
    • Prestige Cruise Holdings
    • Jeff Julien

    • EVP Finance, CFO, Treasurer
    • Raymond James Financial
    • Shaun Williams

    • SVP, CFO
    • Sagicor Life Insurance
    • John Eder

    • SVP, Finance
    • Seminole Gaming
    • Renato Barbon

    • CFO
    • Sonny's
    • John Guerrero

    • VP Finance
    • Southeast Toyota Distributors
    • Gerald Woelcke

    • CFO
    • Sun & Skin Care Research, LLC
    • Lou Partenza

    • CFO
    • Sunrise Sports & Entertainment
    • John Chapman

    • CFO
    • Sykes Corporation
    • Michael Kipphut

    • CFO
    • Sykes Enterprises (Retired)
    • David Hitchcock

    • CFO
    • Syniverse Technologies
    • Rob Gagliardi

    • CFO
    • Tampa Bay Rays
    • Chuck Dannewitz

    • SVP, CFO, Americas
    • Tech Data
    • Joe Trepani

    • SVP, Corporate Controller
    • Tech Data Corporation
    • Jeff Howells

    • EVP, CFO
    • Tech Data Corporation
    • Paul D'Alesio

    • CFO
    • Teph Seal
    • Brian Evans

    • CFO
    • The Geo Group
    • Marcel Maier

    • Treasurer
    • The Geo Group
    • Chris Joseph

    • CFO/Chief Performance Officer
    • Tribridge
    • Jane Garrard

    • CFO, North America
    • Tupperware US & Canada
    • Tracey Stockwell

    • SVP, CFO
    • Universal Orlando
    • Greg Kaiser

    • VP, Finance
    • Universal Orlando
    • Steve Torres

    • CFO, COO
    • Vology Data Solutions
    • Kevin Lansberry

    • CFO
    • Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
    • Kimberly Perez

    • SVP, CAO
    • Walter Investment Mgmt Corp
    • Gary Tillett

    • CFO
    • Walter Investment Mgmt Corp
    • Cort Sabina

    • CFO
    • Waste Pro
    • Tom Tran

    • CFO
    • WellCare
    • Maurice Herbert

    • CAO
    • WellCare
    • Mike Hug

    • CFO
    • Wyndham Vacation Ownership
    • Michael Duncan

    • Controller
    • Wyndham Vacation Ownership
    • Archit Shah

    • CFO
    • XOS Digital