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Running a Global Operation Efficiently (and Why it's different for California)

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
The San Francisco CFO Leadership Council

In an age where competition and market share are no longer confined to just one country, many U.S. companies are eyeing globalization as the key to profitable growth. Yet while the promise of benefits, including more customers, a larger talent pool, enhanced production and larger market share, are tempting, the questions on how to get started are endless. Join the discussion with our guest panelists as they cover the entry points they used to establish operations in new countries, and the lessons they learned along the way.

Learning Objectives

  • The various pathways available to enter new markets and countries, including acquisitions, partnerships, new operations establishments, and more
  • Best practices to prepare your operations for global readiness, including finance and technology systems, human capital, production and more.
  • The tax and legal implications of global growth
  • The lessons learned in entering new markets, including its effects on domestic operations, shareholder value, and considerations for future global expansion.

Paul Machle, CFO, Gitlab
Julie Leonard, CFO, MAC Thin Films, Inc.
Paul Duncan, Regional Director, EXIM
Katie Davies, VP International Solutions Development & Advisory Services, Vistra
Moderator: Doug Ireland, Head of Finance, Coalition, Inc.