CFO/COO role in the strategic growth of the firm


As the private equity industry continues to evolve, approaches for managing and growing the firm require advancing strategies from CFOs and COOs. Finance and operations executives have a seat at the table, contributing to the strategy—including the decisions shaping the future direction of the firm. An authoritative panel will examine what level of involvement CFOs and COOs should have in steering firm initiatives. Hear what’s being done at the firm and portfolio company level to address efficiency, spend, regulation, performance and more. Receive key information on the role successful CFOs and COOs play in the strategic management and growth of the firm.

  • Ascertaining areas primed to take advantage of growth opportunities
  • Assessing resources and identifying potential operational efficiencies within the firm
  • Coordinating with the front, middle and back office to optimize the flow of data
  • CFO/COO role in fund initiatives and capital strategies
  • Technology considerations when scaling for growth
  • Outsourcing trends: how firms outsource across the business to assist with cost and efficiency

Join the CFO All Access community on August 18 from 1:00 – 2:15 PM ET to connect with peers and strategize on growth initiatives.

To attend the August Deep Dive, you must be a CFO All Access member.


Speakers include

Lawrence Aragon, PEI

Lawrence Aragon

West Coast Bureau Chief, PEI Alternative Insight

Lawrence Aragon is an award-winning business journalist who writes about venture capital and private equity. As West Coast Bureau Chief, he is one of PEI’s senior editorial decision-makers and works closely with the Editorial Director US, the Group E… Read full bio

Sandra Kim-Suk

Chief Financial Officer, Engine No. 1

Sandi is the CFO of Engine No. 1 and brings 25 years of experience in banking and private equity to her role. Prior to joining Engine No. 1, Sandi was the CFO of Norwest Equity Partners/Norwest Mezzanine Partners and previously for L Catterton. She b… Read full bio
Jill Lampert, NGP

Jill Lampert

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, NGP Energy Capital Management

Ms. Lampert joined NGP in 2007 and serves as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of NGP. Since taking her current position, NGP has significantly grown its capital commitments. To support this growth, Ms. Lampert has built out the infrastructu… Read full bio

Shant Mardirossian

Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Kohlberg & Company

Mr. Mardirossian is a member of Kohlberg’s Investment Committee, overseeing investor relations and the Firm’s financial, compliance and administrative functions. Mr. Mardirossian joined Kohlberg in 1996, was named Chief Financial Officer in 1999, a P… Read full bio