Jim is the Vice President of Corporate Finance for Shaw Industries Group, Inc. In this role, Jim directs all of the Accounting, Finance, Internal Audit and Treasury organizations. In addition, Jim has overall responsibility for Spectra Contract Flooring which is Shaw’s subsidiary engaged in selling and installing commercial floorcovering. Since joining Shaw in 1996, Jim has held several positions including Director of Contract Finance of Shaw, Treasurer of Spectra Contract Flooring, Director of Internal Audit of Shaw and Assistant Controller of Shaw.
Patrick Taylor is an authority in the convergence of business analytics, information security and the implementation of technology to boost organizational performance. Patrick recognized that most IT-security and financial-system controls focus on user access and role management, but don't address how to convert ERP, CRM and other financial transaction resources into plain-language, actionable insights. After speaking with executives from across the country, Patrick launched Oversight Systems to pioneer the concepts and technology for continuous transaction analytics.
Chris Schmidt is the senior editor with CFO Publishing. Chris conducts research studies and writes on a wide range of financial topics. He also oversees the development of custom, research-focused Webcasts and other tailored outreach to senior finance executives. Prior to joining CFO, Chris served as the director of corporate communications for Oliver Wyman, a global strategy consultancy. For more than a decade he led key marketing, PR, leadership communications, and alumni initiatives for that firm. Chris is a graduate of Colby College. He is based in Boston.