Claire Babineaux-Fontenot is an agile, high-impact leader with a record of building inclusive, high performing teams. She is an accomplished change agent with quantifiable evidence of business advantages and competitive differentiation.
Ms. Babineaux-Fontentont is effective in high-profile roles, accomplished in working with CEOs, Boards, senior management teams and strategic partners to drive the strategic and operational roadmaps needed to produce exceptional results. She is known for her collaborative and participatory management style, global fluency and ability to leverage expertise in finance, capital markets, investor relations, law and litigation to create expanding capability and increasing value.
Currently, Ms. Babineaux-Fontenot is the Founder of CBF Consulting Group, LLC located in Dallas, Texas. She spent the previous 14 years as a part of Wal-Mart’s leadership team with her most recent role being Executive Vice President and Global Treasurer. At this role, she had global responsibility for tax, treasury operations, capital markets, investor relations, global risk management, casualty and self-insurance with teams across 28 countries and over 1,000 associates worldwide.
Prior to her time at Wal-Mart, Ms. Babineaux-Fontenot was a Partner and Tax Practice Leader for Adams and Reese LLP, the largest law firm in the Gulf South Region. She was also a Dispute Resolution Practice Group Leader for the Southwest Region at PwC.
Ms. Babineaux-Fontenot is also an avid volunteer and board member. She spent time on the Board of Trustees, Finance and Audit Committee for the National Urban League. She is on the National Board of Directors for the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, the Board of Directors and Audit Committee for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the Corporate Advisory Board for ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America), and the Board of Directors for NABA (National Association of Black Accountants).
Ms. Babineaux-Fontenot holds an L.L.M. in Taxation from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, TX; a J.D., from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA; a B.S. from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, LA. She also attended the Kellogg School of Management (Executive Training Program).