449: How Data Is Fueling a Not-for-Profit’s Greater Mission | Kote Lomidze, CFO, World Learning

Cloud ERP + Time = Strategic Influence When Kote Lomidze became World Learning’s CFO four years ago, he immediately began to enhance the functionality of a cloud-based ERP platform that the global educational nonprofit had implemented six months earlier. The work, which Lomidze oversaw in a very hands-on way, generated valuable returns as measured in…
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Four Priorities to Redefine Finance

SUMMARY There’s long been little question that the CFO role is expanding, but just how a finance leader should allocate their time to address their far-flung responsibilities has remained every CFO’s quandary. Now a new study from Workday boldly sheds light on four priority areas that hyper-occupied CFOs should keep in mind if they want…

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351: When It Became Time to Lead (Part I) | Kevin Bisson, CFO, Ipswitch

Not unlike that of many finance professionals, the opening chapter of Kevin Bisson's finance career was all about acquiring skills and experience, and United Technologies provided a variety of rich avenues down which Bisson could advance in search of opportunities. However, after 10 years of exploration and problem-solving, more weighty leadership opportunities beckoned and Bisson…
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335: Garnering Investor Recognition: Josh Blacher, CFO, Therapix Biosciences

Join us when Josh Blacher, CFO of Therapix Biosciences Ltd., shares his career-building journey that spans 10 years inside biotech and 14 years inside the capital markets realm. Josh is the former CFO for Galmed Pharmaceuticals and earlier served as Director of Business Development at Teva Innovative Ventures, an early- and midstage investment and in-licensing arm. He also…
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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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