CFO DeKalb County School District
CFO Oldcastle Materials, Inc.
Charlie Brown joined Oldcastle Materials in 2003 as vice president of finance. In 2008, he was promoted to CFO, leading the finance, risk management and IT functions. His current responsibilities also include oversight of energy and procurement.
Prior to joining Oldcastle, Brown held various finance-based leadership roles in the mining and manufacturing industries. Charlie earned his B.A. in economics from The George Washington University and his MBA from Northwestern’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services EY
Finance Lead for Enterprise Services Microsoft Corporation
Head of Middle Market Leveraged Finance Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Britt Canady is a managing director and the group head of ABL syndicated finance/middle market leveraged finance with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with a B.A. and honors in religious studies and a minor in business in 1992; and graduated from University of North Carolina School of Law with J.D. honors and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School with an MBA in 1996.
Upon completing graduate school, Canady practiced finance law with the firm Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice until 2000. He joined the debt capital markets team of Banc of America Securities, now Merrill Lynch, in 2000, and has been with the bank performing syndicated, leveraged finance work since then. He became a group head in 2007.
CFO Cox Automotive
Principal, Forensic Technologies and Discovery Services EY
Adam Cohen is a principal in EY’s forensic technologies and discovery services practice. He has more than 15 years of experience in law and technology and advises businesses and law firms on electronic discovery strategy and tactics, related information governance and management issues, as well as cyber security. He is a well-known author and lecturer in the field of electronic discovery, and has served as a court-appointed expert on electronic discovery issues in federal court.
Prior to his career in consulting, Cohen was an IP and media litigation partner in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he represented large corporate clients in complex litigation involving computer and Internet-related issues. He is the author of “Social Media Legal Risk and Corporate Policy” and co-author of the annually updated treatise “Electronic Discovery: Law and Practice.” The treatise has been cited as authority in several landmark federal court opinions involving electronic discovery, including a circuit court of appeals decision.
Cohen is also co-author of the “ESI Handbook: Sources, Technology and Process” and the primary author of the New York State Bar Association’s e-discovery best practices guidelines. He has a regular column on insidecounsel.com, as well as many articles in national legal and technology publications.
Head of Strategy & Business Planning Invesco
VP, Senior Economist & Regional Executive Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Tom Cunningham is vice president, senior economist and regional executive for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Prior to his appointment as regional executive, he was associate director of research. He has served as a vice president in the research department, where he has been responsible for the regional and Latin American research teams.
He has served on the bank’s personnel, information technology, and risk management committees and as a member of the Federal Reserve System’s Information Security Group and Technology Services Council. He also was the acting director of the bank’s center for real estate analytics and the interim head of the finance group. Cunningham joined the bank as an economist with the macropolicy group in 1985, specializing in macroeconomics and monetary theory. He previously worked as an economics instructor at Barnard College at Columbia University.
He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Western Economic Association and the Southern Economic Association. Cunningham has published numerous professional articles. He received a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in economics from California State University, Fresno. He earned a master’s degree, a master of philosophy, and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.
Senior Partner A.T. Kearney, Inc.
CFO Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
EVP & CFO Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
John E. Kampfe is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. In this capacity, he oversees all domestic and international financial operations of the company related to its news, entertainment, animation, sports, advertising sales and distribution units, as well as managing the operations of its properties unit. Kampfe serves on the TBS, Inc. executive committee and works closely with Turner Broadcasting parent company Time Warner Inc. on financial forecasting and reporting. He is based in Atlanta and reports to Phil Kent, chairman and CEO of TBS, Inc.
Formerly senior vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer for TBS, Inc., Kampfe was responsible for all consolidated financial reporting, budgeting and long-range financial planning, as well as TBS, Inc.’s treasury functions, shared services and financial systems. Previously, he was senior vice president and group controller for Turner Entertainment Group, Inc. from 1994 until he was promoted in 2000.
Kampfe earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida. He serves on the board of directors of Broadcast Cable Financial Management (BCFM), a non-profit educational association serving the television, radio and cable industries.
SVP & CFO HD Supply Inc.
Head of the Strategic Risk Management Solutions Group Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Senior Consultant, Retirement Risk Management Towers Watson
Director, Leveraged Finance Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Superintendent DeKalb County School District
Principal, Financial Services Office EY
Chip Tsantes is a principal in the financial services office of EY where he leads the cyber security practice. He is responsible for helping financial services companies assess, transform and sustain their information security programs and infrastructure. Specific areas of focus include security program management, threat and vulnerability management, privacy and data protection, and identity and access management. These services improve an organization’s ability to manage risk, leading to enhanced business performance and sustainable cost-effective compliance with rapidly changing regulations.
In addition, this practice helps clients deal with the emerging and ever increasing security issues with mobile computing and cloud computing, as well as the challenges of protecting organizations, employees and customers from the threats of an ever-connected world. Tsantes assists clients improving their security awareness, detection and protection from a wide range of threat actors ranging from careless employees to organized crime to nation states.
He advises many of the FSO’s key clients across a wide range of cyber topics and projects to improve their ability to prevent, detect quickly and remediate cyber security events.
Prior to EY, Tsantes was EVP and CTO of Intersections, Inc., the leading provider of identity and credit management solutions for consumers and small businesses in North America.