NAW Large Company CFO Roundtable Participants,

Spring 2017 Session

The following wholesale distribution companies have registered for the Spring 2017 Roundtable:

  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Benco Dental
  • BMD Inc.
  • Climatic Corporation
  • Cope Plastics
  • ETNA Supply
  • First Supply
  • Gustave A Larson
  • Hirsch Pipe
  • Kennicott Brothers
  • Kimball Midwest
  • Lawson Products
  • L&R Distributors Inc.
  • nexAir
  • Palmer-Donavin
  • Parksite
  • Piedmont Plastics
  • Polymershapes
  • US Lumber Group

Speakers for the Spring 2017 Large Company CFO Roundtable include:

Brandon Barksdale
Senior Manager
CohnReznick LLP

Brandon Barksdale is a senior manager with CohnReznick’s CFO and Business Advisory Practice who specializes in finance management, strategy, and transformation consulting. He is an experienced finance leader driving finance transformation with a focus on finance performance management, process improvement, and operations. Brandon leverages his industry and consulting experience, which ranges from small to large domestic and multinational companies across various industries, to drive immediate and long-term value for his clients in an ever-changing environment.

Brandon has extensive experience leading project teams with complex work streams, assuring delivery and alignment of critical path initiatives while managing the risk and opportunities of up and downstream dependencies. He has managed strategic initiatives for a number of companies ranging from private equity portfolio and middle-market companies to Fortune 500 entities across various industries, including retail, consumer goods, manufacturing and distribution, financial services, technology, government, not-for-profit, and healthcare. His areas of focus include driving organizational change, enabling performance analysis, improving the financial reporting process, advancing financial planning and analysis (FP&A) efficiency and monitoring accuracy, enabling finance technology, and implementing finance transformation efforts. His areas of knowledge include finance strategy and operations; finance performance management; organizational design; FP&A; policies, procedures, and finance systems implementation; ROI analysis; and finance transformation.

David Bauders
President & CEO
SPA – Strategic Pricing Associates, Inc

David Bauders founded Strategic Pricing Associates, Inc. (SPA) in 1993 to help companies of all sizes improve increase profitability through improved pricing strategy,analytics and training. As President and CEO, he has worked with over 200 manufacturing businesses and over 400 distribution businesses over the last 22 years to improve their financial performance through pricing analytics, process tools, and sales
force training.

SPA serves a broad cross section of industries including industrial, electrical, plumbing/hvac, chemical, building products, medical, scientific, software, consumer products, and technology products; and works with companies from both the manufacturing and distribution channels. SPA and Epicor (, a leading technology provider for the distribution industry, formed a strategic partnership in 2008, making SPA’s pricing analytics available to Epicor’s leading software platforms and their distributor customers. SPA serves clients on a broad array of additional ERP platforms, including Infor’s SxE and A+; SAP; and Oracle.

Sue Hawkes

Sue Hawkes is a best-selling author, Certified EOS Implementer, Certified Management Effectiveness Coach, internationally recognized seminar leader, speaker and entrepreneur. She specializes in the domains of effective communication, leadership, coaching and organizational excellence.

Sue founded and serves as CEO of YESS!, a company that partners with organizations and leaders committed to translating their training and coaching investment into high-return performance and sustainability.

Sue’s passion for helping companies succeed led her to EOS Worldwide, providing a simple and effective operating system that enables entrepreneurial leadership teams of privately held businesses to focus, find clarity and flourish. Sue also facilitates sessions of Professional and Certified Implementers at the EOS Worldwide Quarterly Collaborative Exchange. Sue has designed and delivered dynamic, transformational programs for tens of thousands of people in Mexico, England, Canada, Africa and the United States. Sue has worked with multinational and American organizations such as Best Buy, Xcel Energy, Be the Match, Starkey Laboratories, Fallon Worldwide, Green Mill Restaurants, Pawn America, St. Jude Medical, Allied Executives, deBeer Law, Bay West, Twin Modal, Premium Waters (a division of Coca Cola), Eli Lilly and many others with regard to sustained excellence performance.

Skip Tucker
Strategic Pricing Associates

Skip Tucker is a highly sought after seminar instructor because of his light-hearted yet informative speaking style. He has conducted negotiating seminars for the last 25 years in cities all over the world. After paying his way through college and graduate school with a combination of the G.I. Bill and as a radio disk jockey, he was ultimately wooed out of broadcasting and into business. His past experience includes being the Director of Marketing for Metro Networks (Los Angeles), the Director of European Operations for Lemco International (based in England), and the Senior Training Manager for Karrass. Skip’s clients have included Allied Signal Aerospace, American Power Conversion, AT&T, CVS Pharmacy, Haskell, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, Hormel Foods, Infosys, Kroger, Lockheed Martin, M&M*Mars, Macromedia, MCGraw Hill Publishing, Mobil Oil, Pacific Bell, Pepsi, Shell Oil, Siemens, TRW, United Defense, the United States Air Force, the United States Navy and the U.S. Department of Transportation

The following wholesale distribution companies have attended previous Large Company CFO Roundtables:

  • Benco Dental
  • Blevins
  • BMD, Inc
  • Boelter Companies
  • Cope Plastics
  • Curbell Plastics
  • Distribution Management Inc
  • Dominion Electric Supply
  • ETNA Supply
  • First Supply
  • Hirsch Pipe & Supply
  • Horner Xpress
  • Hub Construction Specialties
  • L&R Distributors
  • Laird Plastics
  • Lancaster/The Merit Distribution
  • Lawson Products
  • Martin Inc
  • nexAir
  • NMC Inc
  • Omni Cable
  • Pacesetter
  • Palmer-Donavin
  • Pacific Seafood Group
  • Parksite Inc
  • Piedmont Plastics
  • Reeb Millwork
  • RJ Schinner
  • Roberts Oxygen Co Inc
  • Summit Electric Supply
  • T&A Supply Company
  • United Pipe & Steel
  • US Lumber Group
  • Womack Machine Supply Co

Registration is now open for the NAW Large Company CFO Roundtable 
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