For CFOS, It’s Only the Lonely | Alan Haughie, CFO, ServiceMaster

What do you wish someone had told you at the start of your CFO career? “I don’t expect any sympathy for the following statement: It’s a lonely job. It actually is. And that’s why, I think, something like this that you’re doing here is a great forum because generally CFOs don’t get to talk to…

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Five Myths That May Be Preventing the CFO From Benefiting From the Cloud

By Michael Fullwood Nearly every corporation has deployed cloud and as-a-service technology to some extent as part of its digital strategy, although not all of them have adopted it as part of an enterprise strategy. We have seen continued maturation of cloud offerings, and today several of these offerings are as secure, or more secure,…

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Most Business Problems Wear Shoes | Larry Begley, CFO, CloudHealth Technologies

What do you wish someone had told you at the start of your CFO career? “One of my colleagues had a great expression. She used to always say ‘most business problems wear shoes.’ And what she meant by that is that most of the problems that you need to solve in business are people-related, so when…

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When Making Difficult Decisions | Anthony Scaglione, CFO, ABM Industries

What do you wish someone had told you at the start of your CFO career? “One of the principal things I’ve observed has been that if you’re not able to make a difficult decision, then you shouldn’t be surprised if someone else makes it for you. I know that sounds pretty draconian. But, in essence, we…

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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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