Finance and Investing is pleased to announce The Top 25 CFOs of Oregon for 2023. Famous for its rocky coastline, beautiful forests, and unique wildlife, the state of Oregon also continues to have one of the strongest economies in the nation. In 2022, the beaver state's gross state product (GSP) reached $229.5 billion, with growth of 2.2% over the 5 years. Furthermore, Oregon's trailing five-year GDP growth ranks it 11th out of all 50 US states. And while the state is particularly well-known for being the birthplace of Nike – the popular athletic brand has its headquarters right outside Portland in Beaverton – last year the largest industries by revenue in Oregon were Hospitals, Health & Medical Insurance, and New Car Dealers, which generated $20.3 billion, $18.3 billion, and $15.6 billion, respectively. Overall, the state's vibrant economy and diverse industries, ranging from technology and manufacturing to agriculture and tourism, have been instrumental in attracting some of the top financial minds.
One of this year's distinguished recipients is Marito Domingo, who holds the position of CFO at First Tech Federal Credit Union. A finance industry veteran with more than 20 years of finance, investment, and capital markets experience, Domingo is responsible for the overall financial actions of his $16+ billion institution. Another great example is Tony Amandi, the CFO of KinderCare, which operates more than 2,000 early learning centers and sites. As CFO, Amandi leads the accounting, treasury, control, internal audit, finance, litigation, and procurement functions, among many others. Lastly, we have Jim Swanson, who began his professional career 26 years ago. Today, he is the EVP and CFO of the global outdoor brand Columbia Sportswear Company, which has more than 10,000 employees in over 100 countries.
Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 25 CFOs of Oregon for 2023.
1. Brian Kennedy
Chief Financial Officer, Metro
Brian Kennedy is the Chief Financial Officer for Metro. Kennedy previously served as the interim CFO after his predecessor, Tim Collier, left for a similar role at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. Kennedy came to Metro in 2010 as a finance manager in the Parks and Environmental Services Department. In 2014, he was promoted to assistant finance director.
Two years later, Kennedy moved back to Metro’s parks department to improve financial management practices in the implementation of Metro’s natural areas bonds and levies. He enjoys working in the finance department because he prefers the full scope of its work. Kennedy is a graduate of Willamette University, and later earned a master’s in public administration at PSU. He started his career as an urban planner, before taking a job as an analyst at the City of Hillsboro Finance Department.
2. Devon Duke
CFO of Global Retail, Nike
Devon Duke is the CFO of Global Retail at Nike. He first joined the company in 2010 as CFO of the North American business segment. Nike, named for the Greek goddess of victory, is the world's leading designer, marketer, and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Previously, Duke was a VP of financial planning and analysis at Neiman Marcus. Before that, he served as a director of business development at Digital Commerce Group. Duke earned an undergraduate degree in financial planning and management from Baylor University.
Operating segments for the Nike brand are North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Greater China, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wholly-owned subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets, and distributes casual footwear, apparel, and accessories. The company was founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight in 1972 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.
3. Tony Amandi
EVP and Chief Financial Officer, KinderCare Learning Companies
Tony Amandi is the Chief Financial Officer of KinderCare, a leading provider of early childhood and school-age education and care, KinderCare builds confidence for life in children and families from all backgrounds. KinderCare supports hardworking families in 40 states and the District of Columbia with differentiated flexible childcare solutions to meet today’s dynamic work environment. Headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, KinderCare operates more than 2,000 early learning centers and sites. As CFO, Amandi leads the accounting, treasury, control, internal audit, tax and risk, external reporting, finance, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), information systems, litigation, and procurement functions.
Before his promotion to CFO in June of 2019, Amandi served as the senior vice president of KinderCare’s FP&A organization and was previously Corporate Controller. Before joining KinderCare in 2009, Amandi worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for nearly 10 years in their Audit and Assurance practice. He also served as the project leader for a Fortune 100 company during the first year of 404 controls implementation and integrated audit approach, leading the audit and advisory engagements of public and non-public, multinational, and multi-location companies. Amandi graduated from USC’s Marshall School of Business with an MA in accounting and from Oregon State University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance.
4. Grant Brown
Chief Financial Officer, Qorvo, Inc.
Grant Brown is the Chief Financial Officer of Qorvo, a company that supplies innovative semiconductor solutions that make a better world possible. They combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise, and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve their customers’ most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including consumer electronics, smart home/IoT, automotive, EVs, battery-powered appliances, network infrastructure, healthcare, and aerospace/defense.
An industry veteran, Brown began his career in 1999. Before joining Qorvo, he was a director of investor relations and manager for FP&A at TriQuint Semiconductor. Before that, he served as a partner, CFO, and portfolio manager at Chinook Capital Management. Earlier in his career, he worked with Credit Suisse as an M&A analyst. Brown graduated from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in management science and engineering.
5. Jim Swanson
EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Columbia Sportswear Company
Jim Swanson began his professional career 26 years ago. Today, he is the EVP and Chief Financial Officer of Columbia Sportswear Company. Based in Portland, Oregon, Columbia Sportswear Company is a global outdoor brand that crafts active lifestyle gear fortified with industry-leading technologies and tested in their backyard. Their apparel, footwear, and accessories reflect their Pacific Northwest heritage and indomitable spirit. Over the last 80 years, Columbia and their family of brands, Sorel, prAna, and Mountain Hardwear, have grown to over 10,000 employees and proudly sell products in over 100 countries.
Swanson got his start in 1997 as a senior tax and business advisory associate at Arthur Andersen & Co. From there, he went on to Cadence Design Systems, before eventually rising to senior financial analyst at Freightliner Corporation, his most recent position before joining Columbia Sportswear Company. Swanson graduated from the University of Montana’s College of Business with a master’s in accounting and an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance.
6. Katie McGraw-Schnider
President and CFO, The Overhead Door Company of The Oregon Coast
Katie McGraw-Schnider is the President and CFO of The Overhead Door Company of The Oregon Coast. She first joined the company in 2006. Previously, McGraw-Schnider was a contract specialist at Lanphere Enterprises. McGraw-Schnider earned an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Oregon.
The Overhead Door Company of The Oregon Coast is a reputable business specializing in garage doors and related services. With a strong presence along the Oregon Coast, they offer a wide selection of high-quality residential and commercial garage doors, from traditional to modern designs. Their skilled team provides professional installation, repair, and maintenance services, ensuring optimal functionality and security. With decades of experience, the company has built a solid reputation for excellent customer service and reliable products.
7. James Parr
Executive Vice President of Operations & Chief Financial Officer, Salem Hospital
James Parr is the Executive Vice President of Operations & Chief Financial Officer of Salem Hospital. Salem Health offers exceptional care to people in and around Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley. It comprises hospitals in Salem and Dallas, a medical group of primary and specialty care providers, plus other affiliated services.
Parr has 26 years of experience. He began his career in 1997. Before joining Salem Hospital, Parr was a director of research finance & strategy at Seattle Children's. Before that, he was an audit manager at KPMG US. Earlier in his career, he worked with Arthur Andersen as an audit senior. Parr graduated from Willamette University with an MBA, and from the University of Birmingham with an MEng in mechanical engineering.
8. Allen Muhich
Chief Financial Officer, FARO Technologies
Allen Muhich joined FARO in 2019. He has nearly 30 years of global financial management experience in both hardware and software technology business. Prior to FARO, he served as vice president and chief financial officer for Electro Scientific Industries, a leading supplier of innovative laser-based microfabrication solutions for industries reliant on microtechnology. Previously, Muhich served as chief operating officer/chief financial officer of ID Experts, a provider of identity protection services. He holds a bachelor’s in accounting from Western Washington University.
FARO serves the 3D Metrology, AEC (Architecture, Engineering & Construction), O&M (Operations & Maintenance), and Public Safety Analytics markets. For over 40 years, FARO has been a pioneer in RealityCapture, bridging the digital and physical worlds through data-driven reliable accuracy, precision, and immediacy, providing industry-leading technology solutions that enable customers to measure their world and use that data to make smarter decisions faster.
9. Claudia Valderrama
Global Chief Financial Officer, Wieden + Kennedy
Claudia Valderrama began her professional career 33 years ago. Today, she is the Global Chief Financial Officer of Wieden + Kennedy, an independently-owned advertising agency headquartered in Portland, Oregon. W+K was founded in 1982 and currently has 1500 employees working in Portland, New York, Amsterdam, Tokyo, London, Delhi, Shanghai & São Paulo. Their client list includes some of the most recognized and well-respected brands in the world.
Valderrama first got her start in 1990 as a controller at Mandelbaum Mooney Ashley. From there, she went on to Atlas Switzer and Partners, before eventually rising to SVP and CFO at Grey San Francisco, her most recent position prior to joining Wieden + Kennedy. Valderrama graduated from Golden Gate University with an undergraduate degree in international management.
10. Anthony Harris
Chief Financial Officer, BBSI
Anthony Harris joined BBSI in September 2016 as Controller and was promoted to Executive Director of Accounting and Finance in March 2018. In 2020, Harris was promoted again to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Before joining the Company, Harris served as Controller for Holland Partner Group from 2015 to 2016. Previously, Harris spent nine years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in various roles in the United States and Australia, where he supported publicly traded and large privately held companies. Harris is a certified public accountant and received a BBA with a specialization in finance and accounting from Washington State University.
BBSI is a leading provider of business management solutions, combining human resource outsourcing and professional management consulting to create a unique operational platform that differentiates it from competitors. The company’s integrated platform is built upon expertise in payroll processing, employee benefits, workers’ compensation coverage, risk management and workplace safety programs, and human resource administration. BBSI’s partnerships help businesses of all sizes improve the efficiency of their operations.
11. Marito Domingo
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Credit Officer, First Tech Federal Credit Union
Marito Domingo is a finance industry veteran with more than 20 years of finance, investment, and capital markets experience. Before joining First Tech, Domingo served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Irvine, California-based First PacTrust Bancorp and PacTrust Bank. In addition, he acted as the Principal and Founder of Decision Advisors, providing business strategy and consulting services to banks and financial investors. In his previous positions, he worked closely with the Board of Directors and Risk Management Committees to provide business strategy and staff management. Domingo received his MBA from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the honor society and graduated with distinction. He is passionate about supporting education in his community and recently joined the SMART Reading Board of Directors.
First Tech Federal Credit Union is a $16+ billion institution headquartered in San Jose, California. The nation’s premier credit union serves the world’s leading technology-oriented companies and their employees, including Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Amazon, Nike, Intuit, Google, and more. First Tech is recognized as the industry catalyst for delivering effortless banking experiences to more than 720,000 members through its 33 branch locations, more than 5,600 CO-OP Shared Branch locations, 30,000 CO-OP Network ATMs, and online platforms.
12. Gavin Lindberg
Chief Financial Officer, Metagenics
Gavin Lindberg is the Chief Financial Officer of Metagenics. He first joined the company in 2023. Metagenics was founded in 1983 on the concept: how the right nutrition could help people realize their best health possible by influencing what makes them unique. Back then, they called it “genetic potential through nutrition.” Today, this ever-growing and respected field of science is known as nutrigenomics.
Previously, Lindberg was a Chief Financial Officer at JustFoodForDogs. Before that, he served as CFO and VP of innovation, product, and brand at Nike. Earlier in his career, he worked with Enron as a financial analyst. Lindberg earned an MBA from the University of Portland and an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Oregon.
13. Andy Muir
Chief Financial Officer, SKIMS
Andy Muir is the Chief Financial Officer of SKIMS, a solutions-oriented brand creating the next generation of underwear, loungewear, and shapewear. They are setting new standards by providing solutions for everybody. From technically constructed shapewear that enhances your curves to underwear that stretches to twice its size, their goal is to consistently innovate on the past and advance their industry for the future.
Muir began her career in 1998. Before joining SKIMS, she was a CFO and VP of the global brand Jordan at Nike. Before that, she served as a senior finance director of innovation at PepsiCo of Frito Lay. Earlier in her career, Muir worked with Motorola Mobility as a systems engineer. She graduated from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School with an MBA in corporate science, from the University of Washington with an MS in electrical engineering, and from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering.
14. Korede Alabi
Chief Financial Officer, Andersen Construction
Korede Alabi is the Chief Financial Officer for Andersen Construction, a leading global general contractor in the commercial construction space. In his CFO role, Alabi is responsible for all aspects of the corporation’s financial strategies, processes, and operations – as well as managing key 3rd party relationships. Prior to joining Andersen Construction, Alabi served as the Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at General Sheet Metal. In that position, he was responsible for oversight of all internal and external financial reporting, developing sustainable business processes/strategic initiatives focused on improving financial performance, and employee development; in addition to acting as an advisor to the CEO.
Before joining GSM, Alabi served as the Director of Finance for North America at Vestas Wind Technology, a leading global manufacturer and service provider of wind turbines. He also worked for General Electric Corporation in the Rail and Security & Access Control Divisions, where he held increasing roles of responsibility. Alabi serves on the Board of Directors of Big Brother Big Sister-Columbia Northwest, where he currently serves as the Chairman of the Board and he is a Board Member of the Andersen Foundation. He is also a member of several advisory boards. Alabi is a graduate of the University of Michigan Business School and is a Lean Six Sigma certified Green Belt.
15. Darin Coder
Chief Financial Officer, Orepac Building Products
Darin Coder is the Chief Financial Officer of Orepac Building Products, a wholesale building materials supplier providing product, sales, and technology solutions to the shelter industry. Their vision is to create trusted partnerships by providing quality products and maintaining strong relationships through unmatched service, operations, and logistics. Their mission: Make Complicated Simple™.
Coder first got his start in 1994 as an audit manager at Arthur Andersen. From there, he went on to KPMG, before eventually rising to SVP of operations at ProBuild Holdings, his most recent position prior to joining Orepac Building Products. Coder graduated from Washington State University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance.
16. Tom Weddle
Chief Financial Officer, Dark Horse Comics
Tom Weddle is the Chief Financial Officer of Dark Horse Comics, which was founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, behind the concept of establishing an ideal atmosphere for creative professionals. Since then, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States – and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. Weddle has been with the company since 2001. He earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Washington State University.
Notably, by attracting the top talent in the comics field, Dark Horse continues to change the shape of the industry and grow its brand throughout the world. In conjunction with its sister company Dark Horse Entertainment, Dark Horse has over 350 properties currently represented under the Dark Horse banner, serving as the jumping-off point for: comics, books, films, television, electronic games, toys, and collectibles.
17. Greg Schiffman
Chief Financial Officer, Absci Corporation
Greg Schiffman is the Chief Financial Officer of Absci Corporation, a generative Ai drug creation company. He joined Absci in 2020 as the company was beginning its commercial transition, before going public. He successfully raised capital, enabling the company to grow its operations, including executing an IPO. Schiffman has several decades of financial and operational leadership within the life science industry at Applied Biosystems and Affymetrix – and within the biotech industry at Dendreon and Iovance.
Prior to that, Schiffman held senior finance and manufacturing leadership roles in the technology industry at Hewlett-Packard. This includes assignments in Singapore and France. He started his career at IBM. Notably, Schiffman is on the boards of several life science and biotech companies.
18. Doug Klucevek
Chief Financial Officer, Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery
Doug Klucevek is the Chief Financial Officer of Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery, a renowned medical facility specializing in orthopedic and neurosurgical care. Located in the United States, it offers a comprehensive range of services, including joint replacements, spine surgeries, sports medicine, and treatment for various neurological conditions. With a team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons, physicians, and support staff, Rebound is dedicated to providing cutting-edge medical treatments, personalized patient care, and innovative rehabilitation programs.
Klucevek began his career in 2006. Before joining Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery, he was a VP of the finance and design engineering group at Intel Corporation. Klucevek graduated from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business with an MBA in finance and from the University of Michigan College of Engineering with an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering.
19. Brent Chadwick
Chief Financial Officer, Plaid Pantry
Brent Chadwick is the Chief Financial Officer of Plaid Pantry. He first joined the company in 2016. His company, Plaid Pantry, is a privately held company operating 110 corporate (non-franchise) convenience stores, headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon. Most stores are located in the Portland metropolitan area, with additional outlying units in Salem, and Seattle, Washington.
Notably, Chadwick is an experienced VP with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry. He is skilled in areas such as Retail, Accounting, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Internal Controls, and Financial Accounting. Chadwick holds a master's in accounting from the University of Montana’s School of Business Administration. Previously, Chadwick was a controller at Aspen Capital. Before that, he served as an assistant controller at Radisys Corporation. Earlier in his career, he worked with PwC as an audit manager.
20. David Lam
EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Riverview Community Bank
David Lam is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Riverview Community Bank. He’s held these positions since July 2017. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President and Controller of the Bank since 2008. In his current roles, he is responsible for accounting, SEC reporting, and treasury functions for the Bank and the Company. Prior to joining Riverview, Lam spent ten years working in the public accounting sector advancing to the level of audit manager. Lam holds a bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Oregon State University. In addition, Lam is a CPA, holds a chartered global management accountant designation, and is a member of both the American Institute of CPAs and the Oregon Society of CPAs.
Riverview Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company of Riverview Community Bank, a progressive community-oriented financial institution that emphasizes local, personal service throughout Southwest Washington and the Portland metropolitan area. The company provides personal and commercial financial solutions through its network of 17 branches, a professional mortgage broker division, and its trust subsidiary Riverview Asset Management Corp. The Bank provides numerous deposit services, including checking and savings, money market, and certificates of deposit; Internet Banking, a 24-Hour Customer Information Line, ATMs, and courier service.
21. Anton Oehlert
Chief Financial Officer, Acme Construction Supply
Anton Oehlert is the Chief Financial Officer of Acme Construction Supply, a reputable company that specializes in providing high-quality construction materials and equipment. With a strong presence in the industry, Acme has been serving contractors, builders, and construction professionals for over three decades. Their extensive product range includes tools, safety gear, building materials, and machinery, meeting various project requirements.
Oehlert got his start in 1997 as a VP of commercial loan officer at Union Bank. He eventually rose to VP of corporate banking relationship manager at Sterling Savings Bank, his most recent position prior to joining Acme Construction Supply. Oehlert graduated from the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business with an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance.
22. Katherine Holler
Chief Financial Officer, Wild Salmon Center
Katherine Holler has served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Wild Salmon Center since 2014. The organization is a non-profit that has spent over 30 years working to protect the strongest wild salmon rivers across the entire North Pacific. Prior to her work at Wild Salmon Center, she served as CFO for Community Intervention Associates and the Accounts Payable Manager for Swift Transportation.
She began her career as a Senior Auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Holler graduated with a BS in both accounting and computer information systems from Arizona State University.
23. Amanda Green
Director of Finance & Administration, Oregon Consumer Justice
Amanda Green, the Director of Finance & Administration of Oregon Consumer Justice, has fifteen years of experience in nonprofit financial management. Green got her start in nonprofit work in the feminist anti-violence movement. She has worked for many nonprofits throughout her career, notably, SMART Reading, Bitch Media, Pro-Choice Oregon, Northwest Earth Institute, SurvJustice, and PAVE. She also taught nonprofit finance and budgeting in WVDO's Certificate in Nonprofit Fundraising Program for five years.
A CPA, Green serves as the board treasurer for Pro-Choice Oregon and was a founding member of the Oregon End Violence Against Women Political Action Committee, where she served as the Board Treasurer for four years. She also held a seat on the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force from 2011-2017. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in Consumer Affairs in government, a master’s in Public Administration from Portland State University, and a post-baccalaureate accounting certificate from Linfield College.
24. Cheryl Balkenhol
Chief Financial Officer, Lundberg Family Farms
Cheryl Balkenhol is the Chief Financial Officer of Lundberg Family Farms, a prominent organic rice and rice products producer based in Richvale, California. Founded in 1937 by Albert and Frances Lundberg, the company has become a pioneer in sustainable agriculture, emphasizing eco-friendly farming practices and preserving the environment. Specializing in a wide variety of rice types, Lundberg Family Farms offers organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free options. Balkenhol joined the company in 2022.
Previously, Balkenhol was a principal at E78 Partners, formerly NextLevel -Building Enterprise Value. Before that, she served as a VP of finance at The Greenbrier Companies. Earlier in her career, she worked with PepsiCo as a manager of strategic planning. Balkenhol earned an MBA in finance from the Yale School of Management and an undergraduate degree in economics from UCLA.
25. Mel Davies
Chief Financial Officer, Oregon Oncology Specialists
Mel Davies is the Chief Financial Officer of Oregon Oncology Specialists, a renowned medical practice located in Oregon, dedicated to providing expert and compassionate cancer care. With a team of highly skilled oncologists, nurses, and support staff, they offer comprehensive treatment options and cutting-edge therapies for various cancer types. Their state-of-the-art facilities and patient-centered approach ensure personalized care and positive outcomes. Oregon Oncology Specialists prioritize research, advancing cancer treatments, and enhancing patients' quality of life. With a strong commitment to excellence, they remain a trusted institution for cancer care, supporting patients and their families throughout their journey.
Davies began her career in 2004. Before joining Oregon Oncology Specialists, she was a director of operations at Propel Health. Before that, she served as a Project Consultant at Salem Health. Earlier in her career, she worked with St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center as a health record analyst. Davies graduated from Boise State University with an MS in instructional and performance technology and from Boise State University with an undergraduate degree in Business, health informatics, and information management.