Thunderbird Professor to facilitate roundtable on CFO’s and the current state of the global crisis

November 13, 2009

Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor of Global Finance Jarl Kallberg, Ph.D. will facilitate a CFO Alliance roundtable “The Changing Role of the CFO: CFOs and the Current State of the Global Crisis” at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 19 at The Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. The event is open to the media.

The interactive discussion specifically tailored for the Chief Financial Officer will focus on CFO viewpoints on the state of the economy, recovery and the impact on individual and corporate strategy for 2010, the relationship of current economic conditions on corporate investments, spending, people, process, and technology and the shift of the CFO role towards focusing on strategy versus fiduciary responsibilities.

Established in September 2007 to demonstrate advocacy and promote connectivity among financial executives, The CFO Alliance is an exclusive peer group created by and designed for senior-level accounting and finance leaders. Based on the success of the original Philadelphia chapter, The CFOA has launched a national expansion, with a current presence in eight U.S. cities (New York, Boston, Washington, DC, New Jersey, Connecticut, Charlotte, Phoenix and Philadelphia) and plans for four more by mid-2010.

Kallberg is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of corporate finance, real estate, corporate strategy and the business of music and film. A prolific author of books relating to corporate finance, he has written or edited six books in the subject area.

Prior to joining Thunderbird in 2007, he was a faculty member in the finance department at New York University’s Stern School of Business for nearly 30 years. He was also a member of the faculty of New York University’s Law School and for several years he was the director of the finance Ph.D. program. In 2005, he was selected as the Stern School’s Professor of the Year.

Kallberg earned his Ph.D. in business administration at the University of British Columbia. He also holds MS and BS degrees in mathematics from the university.

Members of the media are asked to contact Nick Araco at or 610-316-1660 if they are planning to cover the event.