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Presentation2-Copy-2-150x150Welcome to the CFO Thought Leader podcastOur mission is to bring you personal firsthand accounts of CFOs who are driving change within their organizations.CFO Thought Leader is all about inspiring finance professionals to take a leadership leap. We know that by hearing about the successes — (and yes, also the failures) — of others, today’s CFOs can more confidently chart their own leadership paths across the enterprise and take inspired action.

441: Identifying Your Pivotal Career Experiences | Kevin Durkin, CFO, Threat Stack

Guest:  Kevin Durkin, CFO Company: Threat Stack Headquartered:  Boston Connect: Subscribe to CFO Thought Leader Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart | Android App
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440: The Serial Disrupter | Glenn Schiffman, CFO, IAC

  Guest:  Glenn Schiffman, CFO Company:  IAC Headquartered:  New York City Connect: Subscribe to CFO Thought Leader Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart | Android App
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439: Keeping CROCI Top-of-Mind | Amit Singhi, CFO/COO, The Piston Group

The Goal: To Achieve Better Governance—Without Bureaucracy The Piston Group "The intent was not to try to centralize everything. I believe in keeping the organization decentralized, nimble, fast, and flexible ... but at the same time, we want to figure out how to better leverage the synergies that exist and can benefit all of the company.…
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438: The Skills Development Path | Four CFOs Discuss Techniques for Acquiring Skills

Exposing the Skill-Building Path "Well, I think there are three things that I can point to when I consider my development as a finance leader. I started my career in public accounting, and what that gave me, I believe, is a good foundation, a solid technical base. This gave me a broad scope of experience…
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437: The Big World of Microfinance | Pamela Yanchik Connealy, CFO, Kiva

“I’ve had the good fortune to work at places like Genentech and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where we were able to implement both financial constraints and head count constraints to force ourselves to make the appropriate trade-offs between portfolio decisions and investment decisions by the organization. I believe that this actually forced higher-quality hiring…

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436: Making “Try It and Track It” Your Finance Mind-set | Bob Cruickshank, CFO, ezCater

Lessons Learned: Always Expect the Unexpected "Kiva Systems was a robotics company that helped to revolutionize robotics inside e-commerce distribution centers. It was a very cool company with a very cool product. In early 2011, I joined them to start to put controls in place to get the company ready to go public. I thought…
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435: Team Design: Four CFOs Reveal Design Insights

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434: The Courage to Challenge Without Bias | Rick Young, CFO, Tangoe

"I have a personal mantra that is 'progress over perfection.' There's no such thing as perfection. To me, perfection means that the world is static, and the world isn't static. You always have to constantly change and do better and always look to do better. I believe that our company's most important value is courage.…
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433: It’s Not What You Know, but Asking the Right Question | Karen O’Byrne, CFO, Modernizing Medicine

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432: Sizing Up Streaming with Steve Louden, CFO, Roku

While the viewing public watches TV, Roku CFO Steve Louden and his finance team are watching Roku's data—a treasure trove of viewing tastes, habits, and streaming developments that are being derived from the billions of hours of content that Roku streams quarterly. Join us when Steve explains how a data science and analytics platform—originally incubated…
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