When Finance Is “The Octopus” | Mark Patrick, CFO, Syngenta, AG

CFOTL: How do you view the role of finance in this organization? Patrick: We’re like the octopus. We have the tentacles that go into every part of the organization, and it all comes back to finance at the end of the day. We have to have an element of independence, a challenge, a role within…

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Optimizing Your Team’s Strengths to Drive Growth | Ted Weitzel, VP of Finance, G2 Crowd

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Garnering the Benefits That Come from Sharing SaaS Knowledge | Ben Murray, CFO, Cartegraph

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Measuring How Data Influences Outcomes | James Walbom, CFO, Tiempo Development

Interview Excerpt: [spp-timestamp time="00:14"] CFOTL: First off, tell us a little something about Tiempo Development. What type of company is this? [spp-timestamp time="00:19"] Walbom: Tiempo is a nearshore software development outsourcing firm. We have over 400 developers in Mexico, and we develop software for U.S. companies, typically SaaS companies, which is why we’re here today. We partner…

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Making Hiring a CFO Priority | A Talk with Marc Linden, CFO, Sage Intacct

Marc Linden is CFO of Sage Intacct. Prior to Sage Intacct, Marc spent four years as CFO for Mirapoint, Inc., a leader in secure appliance solutions for messaging. He also served as general manager of Openwave’s messaging business unit. Marc came to Openwave from the unified messaging company Onebox, where he was CFO and was…

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CFO Priorities Inside Fast-Growth Firms: A Talk with Jeff Epstein of Bessemer Venture Partners

  Jeff Epstein is an operating partner with Bessemer Venture Partners and the former chief financial officer of Oracle.  Prior to joining Oracle, Epstein served as chief financial officer of several public and private companies, including DoubleClick (sold to Google), King World Productions (sold to CBS) and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group. Event Venue:…

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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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