Your Company Needs Strategic Financial Leadership

The NACS executive program will help you guide your organization through growth with training that blends expertise, strategic thinking and leadership.  

September 16, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—When you can speak the language of finance, you have the power to build stronger strategies, expand your influence and make better business decisions. This year, take the time to prepare for the big challenges your business is facing in today’s disruptive marketplace: Invest in the development of a financial foundation and insights for you or your team.

Graciously endowed by Cash Depot, the NACS Financial Leadership Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is geared toward finance executives who are looking to take their role to the next level of sophistication and strategy by building a skill set that will go beyond the classroom to positively affect an organization’s bottom line. Upcoming financial executives as well as C-suite leaders looking to further invest in their financial acumen are also ideal attendees. 

Running Oct. 12 through Nov. 6, the virtual-live program—customized by Wharton for the convenience industry—will include two weeks of robust afternoon sessions, designed for maximum engagement and integration with your workplace challenges.

Class topics include:

  • Competitive Strategy
  • The Link Between Corporate Strategy and Value Creation
  • A program-long “QuickDash” c-store case study explores: Margin & Velocity, Portfolio Optimization, Strategic Customer Assessment & Positioning, and Financing the Growing Business
  • The CFO/CEO Partnership
  • Managing Risk in a COVID World

The full curriculum can be found here.  

A snapshot of the award-winning faculty for the program include:

  • Professor Peter Fader’s expertise centers around the analysis of behavioral data to understand and forecast customer shopping/purchasing activities.
  • Jim Austin, a former senior executive at Baxter Healthcare, combines business strategy and organizational development theory. His expertise is in working with senior management on strategic planning, organizational change, strategy execution and new business growth.
  • David Wessels is an adjunct professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Named by BusinessWeek as one of the nation’s top business school instructors, David teaches courses on corporate valuation, investment banking, and venture capital. He has been recognized by his students with the school's top MBA teaching award, and recognized nationally for his research on organizational structure and financial performance.

“Wharton is renowned for its expertise in finance education,” said Erin Pressley, NACS vice president of education and media. “This program will help attendees play a bigger role in helping your company optimize its financial resources and strengthen its bottom line.”

Registration for the 2020 NACS Financial Leadership Program is currently open.