John Granato is Chief Financial Officer for Tradesmen International, a Blackstone portfolio company, where he is responsible for all for areas of finance, including data analytics and shared services. Prior to Tradesmen, he was CFO at The Andersons, Inc (NASDAQ: ANDE.), an Ohio based $8B revenue publicly traded company, where he oversaw all aspects of Finance, IT and Strategy. John also has experience in Private Equity having served as Principal of Finance and Operations for Global Infrastructure Partners, a New York based infrastructure fund. Earlier in his career, John help positions including Vice President of Finance at Rockwell Automation and Assistant Treasurer at Honeywell/Allied Signal. His experience spans diverse industries, both domestically and internationally and includes extensive work in the areas of capital markets, treasury, risk management, financial planning and analysis, tax, strategy, productivity and IT.John has an MBA in Finance from University of Chicago, an MSc in Economics from London School of Economics, and a BA in Quantitative Economics from the University of California Berkeley.
In this session, we’ll take a look at various automation technologies including Blockchain, AI, IA, and Machine Learning with the goal of helping you understand what they are, how they can help your business, and why you should implement them to win competitive advantage in the marketplace.