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Habits of Highly Successful Financial Executives

  • 27 Feb 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Two Financial Center, Boston

The Habits of Highly Successful Financial Executives
New Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
KPMG, Two Financial Center, Boston MA

What are the qualities that distinguish successful financial executives? 

Join us as we explore the technical requirements, character essentials and skill sets necessary of high achieving financial executives. 

Speakers include:

Jackie Barry Hamilton, CFO, Intronis

As CFO, Jackie manages Intronis’ finance function and partners with our operating managers to help deliver our world-class backup solution. She joins the company from Monster Worldwide, where she was divisional CFO of Monster Worldwide Technologies and, prior to that, a corporate finance vice president. A veteran of the IT services market, Jackie was CFO of Corporate Software, where she led financial operations and managed its successful acquisition by Level 3 Communications. Following the purchase, Hamilton served as senior vice president of the Information Services Group of Level 3 Communication.

A graduate of Simmons College, Jackie received her master’s degree in finance from Boston College.

Jennifer Gridley, Director, Enterprise Market Intelligence, athenaHealth

Jennifer is Director, Enterprise Market Intelligence for athenaHealth, a provider of cloud-based services for electronic health records (EHR), practice management and care coordination with a market cap of $5billion.

Jennifer has been with athenaHealth since 2008, and in her current role is focused on equipping leadership, sales, client development and marketing teams with actionable, world-class insight that drives new revenue opportunity and builds athenaHealth's awareness, influence and loyalty among enterprise clients and sales targets.  Previously she served as Chief of Staff and Director of Special Projects for CEO Jonathan Bush, and launched the company's award-winning Investor Relations program.

Jennifer holds an MBA from Babson College, and a BS from Bentley University.

Donna L. LaVoie, President and CEO, LaVoie Group

Donna has over 20 years in business strategy, corporate communications, public and investor relations. Since starting the agency in 2001, Donna’s efforts combine building the agency’s pharmaceutical and life science practices, strategic direction and core competencies. Under Donna’s leadership, LaVoie Group has become the acknowledged leader in life science and pharmaceutical communications and recognized as a top 25 independent healthcare agencies in the US.

Prior to leading LaVoie Group, Donna held senior corporate, marketing and communications positions at technology and biotechnology companies.

She is a frequent speaker and has been published on a variety of subjects including integrated and crisis communications, investor and public relations best practices. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Lesley College and has completed a strategic marketing program at The Wharton School. Donna is also a member of the Senior Roundtable at the National Investor Relations Institute, is a part co-Chair of MassBio’s communications and marketing committee and currently serves Advamed’s host and welcome committee for the 2013 conference.



This panel will be moderated by Beth Kurth, President, Boston Women Finance.


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