At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Chicago based CFO’ operating in the Consumer space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Jo-Ann Stores
Wade Miquelon is executive vice president, chief financial officer and president of international for Walgreen Co., based in Deerfield, Ill. Miquelon leads Walgreens finance functions and development of the company’s strategic partnership with Alliance Boots and other potential international partnerships. He also is responsible for the company’s value creation services and international division. Miquelon’s extensive international experience, and the central role he played in bringing Walgreens and Alliance Boots together, gives him both the experience and expertise to lead the effort to create the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Miquelon joined Walgreens in June 2008 from Springdale, Ark.-based Tyson Foods, Inc., the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef and pork, where he was an executive vice president and CFO since 2006. Prior to that, Miquelon spent 16 years with The Procter & Gamble Company, the world’s largest consumer goods product company, where he was assigned to the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati and offices in Bangkok, Singapore and finally Geneva, Switzerland, where he was general manager and head of finance for Western Europe operations. Miquelon’s other affiliations include serving on the board of directors for both the Chicago Shedd Aquarium and The Wood Family Foundation. He also serves on the dean’s advisory board for University of Arkansas’s Sam Walton School of Business. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in 1987 and a masters of business administration degree from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1989.
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About Jo-Ann Stores: Jo-Ann Stores is a fabric and craft store chain specializing in supplies for sewing, crafting, and home decor designs.
COO / CFO of Fooda
Jason Stulberg joined Lightbank in January 2012.Prior to Lightbank, Jason was on the founding team of Star Studio, a new venture within Coinstar/Redbox. Previously, Jason spent three years at Wind Point Partners, a middle market private equity firm and two years at Bain & Company in Chicago. Jason holds a BS in engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
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About Fooda: Fooda is a food technology platform that connects restaurants to people while at work.
Vice President, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Kemper Corporation
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About Kemper Corporation: Kemper Corporation is a financial organization providing insurance and consumer finance solutions for individuals and small businesses.
Chief Financial Officer of PRE Brands
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About PRE Brands: PRE Brands is a food processing company that specializes in providing grass-fed and finished beef products.
CFO of OZNaturals
Michael Small is the Chief Analytics Officer at Digital BrandWorks. His primary responsibilities focus on applying comprehensive analytics to protect partner’s brand value on e-commerce market channels. Michael’s ability to gather and translate data is a pivotal part in helping clients with forecasting strategies and improving profitability. Prior to joining Digital BrandWorks, Michael was a Partner at Pinnacle Products/My Pet Warehouse, a start-up e-commerce and e-fundraising site that sells pet supplies online. His responsibilities there included formulating business plans, budgeting and managing operations. Before taking his position at Pinnacle, Michael served as Vice President of Operations at Reader’s Digest. During his eight year tenure working for the world’s largest display marketer of books, Michael was responsible for supply chain management, inventory control, system development and all operational aspects of his department. Michael has served as Vice President of Sales for 3PF, a third party fulfillment provider for retail, trade and Internet orders. He was responsible for market strategy, customer acquisition, setting and achieving sales objectives, customer profitability and account management while working there. Michael Small’s professional career began at Baker & Taylor, the leading distributor of books, videos, and music products to libraries, institutions and retailers. He quickly advanced up the ranks to eventually become Vice President of Fulfillment. Before leaving, he was responsible for developing and implementing the fulfillment business model, staffing and training the sales management team and designing a successful sales strategy for customers. Michael received a Masters of Business Administration in Managerial Accounting from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Northern Illinois University.
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About OZNaturals: OZNaturals is a natural skin care brand that uses advanced formulations in its products.