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TEXPO Conference 2024

us Marriott Woodlands Waterway Hotel & Conference Center 1601 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380
Calendar icon15th Apr 24

TEXPO is a Financial Management conference sponsored by The Alliance of Texas Treasury Associations (ATTA), a non-profit organization that brings together five regional Treasury associations – Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.

TEXPO, draws attendees from across the country and is widely recognized as one of the leading financial management conferences in the nation.

Mike Richards is delighted to be joined by two amazing Senior Treasury Practitioners for our “Treasury Career Corner LIVE” panel session on Monday 15th April  2024 from 2:30pm – 3:30pm CT.

Featuring guest speakers;

In this LIVE version of our podcast – Mike hosts a fireside relaxed chat-style session where he interviews two amazing Treasury professionals about their treasury careers.

He’ll explore how they achieved their career success, the challenges they faced along the way, how they overcame them, their insights on the future of the treasury profession and they will be offering guidance on how to develop your own Treasury career.


Tamara Saront-Eiser

Treasurer and VP M&A, Americas at Air Liquide

Tamara Saront-Eisner is the Treasurer and VP Mergers & Acquisitions, Americas’ Hub for Air Liquide, an international Fortune500 French company and the world leader in industrial gasses. This Hub represents more than 40% of the group’s consolidated revenue after the successful acquisition of Airgas, Inc in 2016.

She has been recognized as one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women” of 2016 by Houston Women Magazine.

She currently serves on the board of the Association of Financial Professional (AFP), a national non-for-profit association for treasurer and financial professional. In 2017, she was President of the Houston chapter of Women’s Energy Network, a 29-year-old non-profit organization focused in promoting and fostering professional women in the energy industry.

Tamara is passionate about helping and mentoring others. She is focused on promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) participation by girls and regularly shares time in Air Liquide’s diversity groups.

She received her B.A. in Economics from University of San Andres, Argentina and her MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE), UK.

Fred Schacknies

Vice President, Treasurer at TechnipFMC

Fred Schacknies is VP & Treasurer at TechnipFMC, a UK-based provider of technology solutions to the traditional and new energy industry, headquartered in Houston, TX.

He leads a team 60 professionals in 12 countries, responsible for corporate finance, financial risk, cash management, credit, pension investment, insurance and infrastructure.

Prior to joining TechnipFMC in 2020, he held various treasury roles with Hilton, Constellation Energy and Lucent Technologies.

Fred is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP). His teams have been recognized with an AFP Pinnacle Grand Prize, and Adam Smith Award and four Alexander Hamilton Awards for various projects advancing financial risk and liquidity management and treasury systems.

Fred holds a BA in international relations and economics from Brown University and an MBA in finance from New York University.

Mike Richards

CEO, The Treasury Recruitment Company

Mike Richards is the CEO & Founder of the Treasury Recruitment Company.
Established in 2002, The Treasury Recruitment Company are the only truly Global Treasury Recruitment firm in the world.

Mike regularly speaks at Treasury Recruitment conferences such as the EuroFinance International Treasurers Conference, the Windy City Summit in Chicago and the AFP USA Treasurers Conferences.

In addition Mike also hosts the very popular weekly podcast Treasury Career Corner where he interviews treasury professionals about their careers.

Date and time

Calendar icon15th Apr 24


us Marriott Woodlands Waterway Hotel & Conference Center 1601 Lake Robbins Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380

About this event

Every week on the ‘The Treasury Career Corner’ Podcast, Mike Richards, CEO of The Treasury Recruitment Company and a Treasury Recruiter with over 25 years treasury recruitment expertise interviews senior treasury professionals from across the world about their treasury careers.

In each show he talks to treasury professionals about their roles, how they built their careers, where they are now and where they see themselves and the treasury profession going next.

In this LIVE version of the podcast Mike hosts a fireside relaxed chat style session where he interviews two leading Global Treasurers live on stage about how they achieved their career success, the mistakes they made along the way, what you can do to avoid them, and where they see the treasury profession going to next.

In this session, delegates get to hear the career highs and lows for two leading treasury professionals and get real practical advice they can use to enhance their career prospects.

Join us as we discover:

  • Their careers to date, how they discovered treasury and how you got to where they are now?
  • What career goals/plans did they set for themselves?
  • What advice would they give to other treasury professionals?
  • Mistakes they have made along the way and what you can do to avoid them?
  • How important do they consider treasury qualifications to be in relation to their careers?
  • What they see as the major trends / things to look for in treasury as it develops / grows?
  • The new world of blended work; WFH, hybrid & in-office and impact of this

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