VIDEO: How will the CFO role change in the next 5 years?

CFOs from Harbourvest, Roark Capital Group, ACON Investments and more share how they think their responsibilities will evolve.


How is the CFO role going to change in the next five years? That’s the question we asked a number of private equity firm CFOs at our annual CFOs & COOs Forum in New York in late January.

For a role often described as “multi-hatted,” it’s no surprise the answers cover a wide range. XPV Water Partners’ CFO Heramb Ramachdan can see CFOs running private equity firms and portfolio companies, while Cloverlay’s CFO Omar Hassan believes the role will become less financial.