september, 2022

22sep4:00 pm6:00 pmThe RTP CFO Forum meets Thursday, September 22, 2022 (AFTERNOON IN-PERSON MEETING)

Event Details

The RTP CFO Forum will hold
its next monthly meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Forum provides a peer-to-peer
networking opportunity for approximately 250 CFOs and similar senior financial
executives to learn practical solutions to the challenges they face.

PLEASE NOTE: We have resumed meeting in person with an
afternoon time!

Please RSVP to Jessica Smith
by Wednesday, September 21, at 919.232.5991 or email

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   Program  

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Networking


Location:  Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP • 1500 Sunday Dr. • Suite 300
• Raleigh

Topic: Building
Shelter, where People work, live and play

Objective: The speaker will talk about the CEO’s journey of forming a new
company, as well as the critical aspects of the CEO-CFO relationship to the
public market and all stakeholders.

Speaker: James Metcalf, Chairman & CEO of Cornerstone Building

Please join the RTP CFO
Forum and James Metcalf for an afternoon discussion on the CEO’s Journey of
forming a new company.  In 2018, James
Metcalf merged 5 companies, forming the largest exterior building products
company in the US, with over 21,000 associates. 
He will also discuss the critical 
aspects of the CEO-CFO relationship to the public market and all

(Jim) Metcalf
led the merger of NCI Inc. (NYSE) with
Ply Gem to form Cornerstone Building Brands (NYSE) in 2018. Cornerstone is the
largest exterior building products company operating in the U.S., Mexico &
Canada. CNR has an expansive product offering of windows, doors, siding, and
commercial buildings with more than 100 locations and 22,000 employees. Since
the merger, Jim has lead an additional 9 transactions of acquisitions &
divestitures growing revenue to over $6.7 billion.

Jim established the
introduction of core values, mission and vision as well as renaming the company
to Cornerstone utilizing input from employees, the Board and an outside
consultant.  The merger led to synergies
and cost reductions amounting to over $240 million as well as 8 consecutive
quarters of margin expansion.


Over 40 years of
leadership experience in both public and private companies spanning various
industries from building products, automation and medical. Metcalf successfully
de-leveraged the balance sheet through cost reduction, portfolio rebalancing,
and operational excellence as well as growth through innovation and M&A.


the RTP CFO Forum:

RTP CFO Forum serves approximately 250 CFOs and similar senior financial
executives in the greater Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill region. The Forum
provides interactive networking and discussion of technical and strategic
topics in a secure environment created exclusively for senior-level peers,
sparking new ideas and practical solutions to pressing issues. The combination
of relevant speakers and topics with opportunities to build professional
networks enables its members to grow and thrive.  CPE is provided on
select topics. To learn more, visit

note that the RTP CFO Forum is typically scheduled for the third Thursday of
every month from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Attendance is limited to CFOs or senior
financial professionals in similar positions.

RTP CFO Forum is sponsored by
Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP.  For more information, please contact us.



(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm