2014 Controllers Conference

Speaker Biographies

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John F. Levy, CPA, MBA
Board Advisory 

John Levy is the CEO of Board Advisory, a consulting firm that assists public companies, or companies aspiring to be public, with corporate governance, compliance, financial reporting and financial strategies. He has served as CFO of both public and private companies. Levy currently serves on the board of directors of four public companies, including as chairman of one company and lead director of another. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Don Minges, MBA
Executive Education, Inc.

Don Minges is a fractional CFO who worked in diverse industries at various stages of development. He has experience in profitability enhancement, strategic planning, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, consulting, turnarounds, economic forecasting, cost accounting and financial analysis. Minges has experience raising equity for several growing firms and also has invested equity capital into promising businesses. He has served on the board of directors of many firms. Minges graduated with highest honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.

William F. O'Brien, CPA, MBA
Financial Management Consultant
Santa Clara University

William O'Brien is a financial management consultant and educator with over 40 years of experience. He has held senior financial management positions with Intel and ROLM and served as CFO for several emerging high technology companies. O'Brien has extensive experience in corporate planning, control, financial analysis, cash management and managerial accounting in both domestic and international settings. He is on the faculties of Santa Clara University and San Jose State University.