The 8th Annual CFO Forum

Michael C. Smiley, '89

Board Member
Twin Disc, Inc.

Michael C. Smiley

Michael C. Smiley joined Zebra in May 2008 as chief financial officer from Tellabs, Inc., a global provider of telecommunications networking products. At Tellabs, he led all accounting and finance functions outside of the U.S. and most recently served as general manager for the Tellabs Denmark A/S unit, which has sales in excess of $100 million to customers around the world.

During his six years at Tellabs, Mr. Smiley held various financial and operations executive positions including interim chief financial officer, vice president international finance, and treasurer.

Prior to Tellabs, Mr. Smiley was located in Taipei, Taiwan, as vice president, finance, for the Asia Pacific region of General Semiconductor, with the corporation's key manufacturing and revenue-generating operations in the region. Earlier in his career, he held positions of increasing responsibility at General Instrument, GATX Corp. and Itel Corporation/Anixter Brothers. He began his professional career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Smiley holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Day 1: Monday Evening (March 12, 2018)

  • 5:30 pm · Registration & Welcome Reception
  • 6:30 pm · Guests Seated for Dinner
  • 7:20 pm · Remarks
  • 8:00 pm · Q&A
  • 8:15 pm · Closing Remarks
  • 8:30pm · Cocktails and Conversation

Day 2: Tuesday (March 13, 2018)

  • 7:30 am · Breakfast and CFO Networking
  • 8:15 am · Opening Remarks
  • 8:20 am · Session 1: Topic To Be Announced
  • 9:35 am · Break
  • 9:50 am · Session 2: Topic To Be Announced
  • 11:05 am · Group Photo
  • 11:20 am · Lunch and Session 3
  • 12:20 pm · The Future of Business Education
  • 1:20 pm · Break
  • 1:35 pm · Session 4: Topic To Be Announced
  • 2:50 pm · Break
  • 3:05 pm · Session 5: Technology Management - How the CEO, CFO, and Boards Collaborate on Technology Decisions
  • 4:20 pm · Closing Remarks