344: The Ironclad Solution | Tom Walsh, CFO, Art Iron

Thirty-four years ago Tom Walsh opted to forego a job offer with a large multinational company to become a senior accountant with a small, steel fabrication company that had set down deep Midwestern roots under four generations of family ownership. Join us when Tom recalls some of the early career logic that influenced the fateful decision that…
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343: From CAO to CFO | Paul Jalbert, CFO, Progress Software

As a chief accounting officer for a large telecom, Paul Jalbert has had a career that has led him to routinely relocate as the large company sought to more tightly integrate different regional operations. Preferring to put an end to his relocation habit and stay put with his family in the Northeast, Paul saw a door swing…
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342: Making the Robot Invasion Your Career Catalyst | Jeff Thomson, CEO, Institute of Management Accountants

Join us when Jeffrey Thomson, CEO, IMA, explains how the changing career landscape for accountants and finance professionals is causing many to reevaluate the mix of skillsets and career experiences that is expected to advance finance's next generation of leaders. “The theory is that by automating the more routine, repeatable, transaction-oriented types of tasks or jobs, we are…
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341: The Race for Real-Time Data | Jenny Kray, CFO, Calabrio

Join us when Jenny Kray looks back at the career path that led her to Calabrio's CFO office and reveals her growing focus on accessing and distributing real-time data to elevate strategic decision-making throughout the Calabrio organization. When it comes to Calabrio's workforce and employees, what are your priorities as a finance leader? "The priorities are…
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340: Private Equity’s Software Crush | Vic Chynoweth, CFO, Planview

Inside the high tech realm, private equity players have long been known for buying underperforming companies and quickly flipping them for a quick profit. However, a growing number of PE firms have begun to increasingly view the sector as an opportunity for deeper, more strategic partnering relationships. Or so Vic Chynoweth, CFO, Planview, explains as…
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339: Exiting the Spreadsheet Roundabout | Ian Peacock, CFO, ClusterSeven

Join us when Ian Peacock, CFO, ClusterSeven, shares his CFO mindset and lists his finance leader priorities when it comes to expanding ClusterSeven's SaaS line of business. "So, currently we're pretty much self-funding. As we take on the challenges of developing a SaaS line of business, it may require some additional funding along the way,…
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338: Building Your FP&A Muscle | Sydney Carey, CFO, Apttus

Join us as Sydney Carey recalls the experiences that prepared her for a finance leadership career that has spanned multiple Silicon Valley firms, including her latest CFO tour of duty at Apttus. Learn how Sydney advanced up the FP&A ladder and along the way learned the ebb and flow of relationship-building inside the venture community.…
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337: Achieving Profitability Milestones | John Kinzer, CFO, HubSpot

Join us when John Kinzer, CFO, HubSpot, outlines his post-IPO timeline, when profitability goals were set and met by the innovative online marketing firm. Listen to John as he recalls some of the career decisions that ultimately led him to HubSpot's CFO office. Prior to HubSpot, John served as CFO for Blackboard, Inc., a leading SaaS…
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336: All Eyes on Cash | Tony Tripodo, CFO & Author: “The Successful CFO”

There was a time when Tony Tripodo envisioned building a finance career around his tax expertise. The decision to step beyond his specialization and onto a broader finance leadership path was not one he took lightly, but one from which he would perhaps garner greater satisfaction in the years ahead as it challenged his relationship-building…
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The Afterpod | Steve Love, CFO, Dialpad

CFOTL: What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you when you entered the CFO office for the first time? Love: I'd say that it's don't let the urgent overtake the important. I'm a to-do list guy like I think a lot of finance people are. You've got stuff at the top of…
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