The 8th Annual CFO Forum

Diane M. Morefield, '87

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
CyrusOne

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