My 2016 Priorities: Dave Cone, CFO, Taylor Morrison

What are your priorities as a finance leader over the next 12 months? Dave Cone: It really is managing through the integration of the new companies we acquired. Digesting those businesses, bringing them into the fold, trying to drive the synergies that we expect, and then really helping to refine our processes in finance, as…

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My 2016 Priorities: Tom Stewart, CFO, SecureAuth

  Over the next 12 months, what are your top priorities as a finance leader? Tom Stewart: My top priority is always to keep the company funded so that we can continue to grow. And I believe I have that well in hand, so what I really need to focus on is making sure that…

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Why Customer Success is Requiring CFOs to Take a Leadership Leap

As data mining around customer interaction becomes the new nectar of the metric-minded number-crunching set – it’s time for CFOs to influence C-suite decision making . What if an emerging class of new data mining tools and metrics promised to unlock untold revenues for your organization—but, members of the C-suite determined that the team of…

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The Growth Ultimatum and the Rise of the SaaS CFO

The tribe of finance leaders commonly identified as “SaaS CFOs”  are today busily developing the tools and management practices destined to reshape the finance function. It was not quite 100 years ago that Donaldson Brown arrived inside the offices of General Motors Corp.’s finance department. The future GM CFO had distinguished himself years earlier by…

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A Talk with Itzik Revach, CFO, Arison Investments.

CFOTL: Tell us about your arrival, about the key career milestones that helped prepare you to become a finance leader. Revach: Prior to Arison, I served as CFO at Amdocs Global Operations and IT Division. I directed worldwide financing and controlling activities in this position, where I was able to instigate complex financial processes and…

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Creating a Dynamic Finance Function, Rich Pirrotta, CFO, Logicalis

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As More Midmarket CFOs Sharpen Their Customer Focus, More Are Smitten with the Cloud

A business realm long populated by headstrong entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses, the middle market is experiencing a wave of technology adoption that seems intent on further upending the traditional laws of business competition as it diminishes the size advantage that large enterprise companies have long enjoyed. When it comes to the middle market’s growing appetite…

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As IT Spending Drives Bigger Returns, CFOs Retool Their Metrics

It wasn’t too long ago that IT spend as a percent of revenue was the time-honored metric of choice among finance executives determined to keep their firm’s IT spending within the light of day. In fact, many finance chiefs arguably still rely on the metric to provide a quick snapshot of their firm’s appetite for…

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DocuSign CFO Mike Dinsdale on Integrating Finance and Strategy

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Energy Firm CFO Touts the Virtues of Analytics

When it comes to commercial businesses and the weather, insurance firms and rock salt makers are known for keeping meteorology top-of-mind. However, when a firm counts 32 weather observation stations in the Northeast alone among its strategic partners — it’s a pretty good bet these days that the professional firm deals in kilowatts. And so…

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