The 8th Annual CFO Forum

Diane M. Morefield, '87

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Diane M. Morefield

Diane is currently EVP and Chief Financial Officer of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) and is responsible for accounting, finance, capital markets, tax, and investor relations. Previously, she served as EVP & Chief Financial Officer of Strategic Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: BEE) from 2010 until December 31, 2015, when the company was sold to the Blackstone Group. She also served on the M&A deal team for the over $6 billion sale transaction to Blackstone.

Prior to joining Strategic Hotels, Diane served in a variety of financial, operating and investor relations roles for leading real estate organizations. She was the Chief Financial Officer of Equity International, a private equity firm controlled by Sam Zell. From 1997 to 2006, she was a senior officer with Equity Office Properties Trust (NYSE: EOP), a publicly traded REIT with revenues over $3.3 billion and a total capitalization of approximately $30 billion. Her roles at EOP included SVP – Investor Relations and Regional SVP – Midwest Region, with P&L/operating responsibility for over $450 million in revenue.

Diane’s earlier career experience included Barclays Bank, and consulting and audit roles at Deloitte and Arthur Andersen. She earned a BS in accountancy from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She is a CPA.

Diane is on the Board of Directors for Spirit Realty Capital (NYSE: SRC), where she also serves as the Audit Committee Chair. Spirit Realty is a triple-net lease REIT with a total capitalization in excess of $9 billion.

Day 1: Wednesday Evening (March 8, 2017)

  • 5:30 pm · Registration & Welcome Reception
  • 6:30 pm · Guests are seated for dinner
  • 7:10 pm · Keynote Address: Undersociality
  • 8:30 pm · Cocktails and Conversation

Day 2: Thursday (March 9, 2017)

  • 7:30 am · Breakfast and CFO Networking
  • 8:15 am · Opening Remarks
  • 8:30 am · Sessions 1: Technology and Digitization: Making Marketing More Accountable
  • 9:45 am · Break
  • 10:00 am · Session 2: Booth-led Survey Research
  • 11:15 am · Group Photo
  • 11:30 am · Lunch and Session 3: Millennial Point of View
  • 1:00 pm · CFO Index Presentation
  • 1:15 pm · Break
  • 1:30 pm · Session 4: Board Interactions: Governance, Committees and Communication
  • 2:45 pm · Break
  • 3:00 pm · Session 5: The Outlook for Tax Reform
  • 4:15 pm · Closing Remarks