Wing Academy—What a Great CFO Does for a Startup

The Wing Academy is an exclusive, invitation-only series for startup Founders and CEOs to learn on domain topics of critical importance to company-building. The Academy features a curriculum taught by leading entrepreneurs in Business Tech and delivered through a combination of frameworks, data sets, case studies, and interactive dialogue.

The Wing Academy on What a CFO Does focuses on the role and value of the CFO as a business partner to Founders and CEOs. In our view, the importance of a CFO is not well understood, and the academy will serve to answer the who, why, and when for a CFO and to provide tangible financial frameworks and metrics for startup success.

Instructor
Todd Ford, CFO, Coupa, and former CFO, MobileIron and Rackable

Guest Speakers
Mark Hawkins, President and CFO, Salesforce
David Wadhwani, President and CEO, AppDynamics
David Chen, Managing Director and Global Head of Software, Morgan Stanley

Curriculum

1:00pm – 1:45pm Session I: Why a CFO for a Startup—and Who, When
1:45pm – 2:20pm Guest Speaker: David Wadhwani, President and CEO, AppDynamics
Moderator: Gaurav Garg, Founding Partner, Wing
2:20pm – 2:35pm Break
2:35pm – 3:10pm Session II: Start with the End in Mind—IPO and M&A Metrics
3:10pm – 3:45pm Guest Speaker: David Chen, Managing Director and Global Head of Software, Morgan Stanley
3:45pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 4:35pm Session III: Case Studies—Coupa, MobileIron, Rackable
4:35pm – 5:10pm Session IV: Common Mistakes
5:10pm – 5:15pm Wrap-up
5:15pm – 6:00pm Networking
6:00pm – 8:00pm Private Dinner with Guest Speaker: Mark Hawkins, President and CFO, Salesforce
Moderator: Rajeev Chand, Partner and Head of Research, Wing

Logistics
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Palo Alto, CA

To request information on Wing summits, send an email to research@wing.vc.