Thunderbird Professor to facilitate roundtable on market intelligence

September 28, 2010

Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Paul Kinsinger, Ph. D., will facilitate a CFO Alliance Breakfast Roundtable on Market Intelligence at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, October 7, 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 cover the importance of market intelligence in an increasingly global and competitive marketplace.

“All-out competition is increasingly a fact of life for CFOs in this economy,” says Nick Araco, CEO and cofounder of the CFO Alliance. “Those finance professionals who don’t understand the market intelligence this requires will be left quickly behind.”

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 currently has a presence in eight U.S. cities including New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Connecticut, Charlotte, Phoenix and Philadelphia, with Miami and Southern California chapters launching in the coming weeks.

Kinsinger is a clinical professor of business intelligence and is the managing consultant for the Thunderbird Learning Consulting Network.

A veteran of the professional intelligence field, Kinsinger has helped companies monitor and assess competitive activities, develop strategies for new business development, and assess market trends in industries as varied as healthcare, manufacturing, consumer products, computers and software, telecommunications, and entertainment.

Before joining Thunderbird in 1995, Kinsinger spent 20 years as an intelligence officer with the Directorate of Intelligence in the Central Intelligence Agency. He served in many intelligence-gathering capacities, including political and military analyst, branch chief in India and Iran-Iraq, and administration roles in the South American-Caribbean Division and the Africa Division.

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