Robert Half’s Dan DeNisco to Moderate Session at MIT Sloan CFO Summit

Senior Vice President Daniel DeNisco helps to provide senior-level accounting and finance professionals on a project basis for Robert Half Management Resources. But for the third year in a row, he’s stepping away from his desk and putting down his cell phone (or at least putting it on mute) to take the stage.

Dan is a featured panel moderator at the 2014 MIT Sloan CFO Summit, a premier chief financial officer (CFO) event, coming up this Thursday, November 20, in Newton, Mass. I had the pleasure of working with Dan as he prepares for this year’s theme: “The Future Forward CFO.” The conference will explore topics including financial communications and the dangers and demands of digital data. (Robert Half Management Resources is also a silver sponsor of the event.)

One of an elite group of presenters, Dan will be moderating a panel addressing the evolving role of the CFO as talent manager: “People Driving Profit.” His fellow panelists are:

  • Murray Fish, CFO, New England Coffee
  • James Harland, CFO, SilverRail Technologies
  • Steve Lifshatz, CFO, Fleetmatics
  • Dena Upton, Director of HR, LogMeIn

“This is a prestigious event, and I’m honored to be invited back,” Dan said. “The CFO role is undergoing a dramatic and exciting shift, and the conference participants wield valuable insights on this transformation.”

Dan pointed to a recent Robert Half Management Resources survey that found human resources is the primary area where finance chiefs have seen their responsibilities expand outside of finance most over the past few years.

“CFOs are increasingly involved in building highly capable teams throughout their organizations, but especially in accounting and finance,” he said. “It’s not getting easier, though. Today’s financial leaders must navigate recruiting challenges, changing workforce demographics and intensified competition to hire and retain top performers.”