Don’t Limit Yourself | Steffen Parratt, CFO, KCG Holdings, Inc.

What do you wish someone had told you at the start of your CFO career? “It just seems to me that there’s so much opportunity in the world now. And what I mean by that is that technology has advanced so quickly. This is maybe a technology-centric view, but young people, and you know their names,…

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The Power of the CFO Voice | James Tholen, CFO, Broadsoft

What do you wish someone had told you at the start of your CFO career? “When you take on a leadership role in finance, whether you’re controller or CFO, finding and utilizing your voice is very important. There is an authority built into the position and there’s an authority that you create out of your…

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Widening Your Business Lens | Carol Lowe, CFO, Sealed Air Corp.

What do you wish someone had told you at the start of your finance career? “My first job out of college was with Ernst & Young, now EY, in audit, and I progressed to become an audit manager. One key thing I learned as I would go from client to client, conducting those audits, working…

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Place Trust in Others | Dan Crumb, CFO, Kansas City Chiefs

What do you wish someone had told you at the start of your CFO career? “For me, there has never been a time when I wished that someone had told me this or that, because I’ve always looked at every opportunity as sort of a blank canvas. As soon as I get started in a…

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How Finance Talent Reenergized a Market Leader

When a CFO is tasked with transforming a finance team, it’s the type of opportunity that may come along only once or twice in a finance leader’s career. For Carol Lowe, CFO, Sealed Air Corp., it was a lot of hard work and “a tremendous amount of fun” because, as she explains, “There’s nothing like…

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Integrating Customer-Centric Analytics Into Finance, Mike Picchi, CFO, Allconnect

Not since corporate boards first formulated the modern C-suite has the leadership reach of a C-suite member been more fluid than today within the ranks of Chief Financial Officers. “Don’t be left behind” are the determined words that now lead growing numbers of finance professionals to expand their influence beyond the realm of traditional accounting…

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My 2016 Priorities: Nitin Gupta, CFO, Molecular Imaging Systems, Siemens Healthcare

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Adding Manufacturing Capability Inside the U.S. Market, Didier Aziza, CFO, Bel Brands USA

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My 2016 Priorities: Didier Aziza, CFO, Bel Brands, USA

Over the next 12 months, what are your priorities as a finance leader? Didier: As you understood, growth is a priority for Bel Brands, so here I’m really working with my team to best determine how the finance can contribute to fuel the growth and really help our growth drivers, who are sales and marketing…

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The 8th Role of the CFO: How Customer Success Became Your CFO’s Magic Ring

Make no mistake, it’s a face-off that pits corporate finance leaders, the back-office number-crunching set – who at times seem more like nerdy comic book figures than true strategy-minded captains of industry – against a ticking clock intent on rendering the latest class of finance leaders irrelevant. You may recall that in our last post,…

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