464: Shortening Your Customer’s Time to Value | Gordy Brooks, CFO, FinancialForce

Problem-Solving Strengthens the CEO–CFO Partnership One of FinancialForce CFO Gordy Brooks’s most valuable early career-building experiences began by butting heads with his CEO. The chief executive insisted on issuing sales commissions on a weekly basis—an ask that would have most finance chiefs pulling their hair out.  After the CEO stuck to his guns in the…
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463: Determining Your Course of Action | Jennifer Ceran, CFO, Smartsheet

Two Ways to Get to the CFO Office A regular on Treasury and Risk Management magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in Finance” list, Smartsheet CFO Jennifer Ceran joined the company, a SaaS platform for managing collaborative work and automating work processes, in 2016 with impressive Silicon Valley bona fides. She’s served as CFO and in…
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462: Understanding What Drives the Numbers | Justin Crotty, CFO & COO, Anaqua

Props to Anaqua CFO and COO Justin Crotty for allowing us to first zero-in on his early career chapters when the economy showed no mercy. Crotty, who joined the leading provider of intellectual property management software and services about three years ago, launched his career with a tech consultancy at the height of the dot.com…
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461: Authoring Your Finance Career Adventure | Andrew Jackson, CFO, Ra Medical Systems

High-Risk, High-Reward Career-Building At first glance, Ra Medical Systems CFO Andrew Jackson’s 20 years as a finance executive in life sciences and technology companies seem to have progressed in a traditional, orderly manner. A closer inspection of Jackson’s experience reveals that taking early-career risks can pay off handsomely. Jackson joined the manufacturer of laser-based solutions…
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460: Advancing Down Your Growth Path | Chris Menard, CFO, BlueSnap

Leading with Analytics, but Accounting Comes First Of the three traditional paths to the finance chief’s seat, BlueSnap CFO Chris Menard took the approach less traveled, and it’s made quite a difference. While most fledgling finance executives begin their journey in public accounting or investment banking, Menard parlayed an undergraduate experience rich with entrepreneurial grooming…
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459: Savoring Your Risk Mitigation Opportunities | Rejji Hayes, CFO, CMS Energy

In a sector known for advancing leading-edge risk mitigation strategies, CFO Rejji Hayes offers a risk-minded response to those who ask why he steered his career into the power and energy sector. “I had this epiphany where I said, ‘It would be nice to find a sector that was a little less cyclical and a…
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458: Championing a Vision of What Change Looks Like | Tony Tripeny, CFO & EVP, Corning, Inc.

Mastering the Public Aspect of the CFO Tony Tripeny’s remarkable career at Corning can be defined by some impressive numbers: 33 years of service in every aspect of corporate finance at the 167-year-old company whose cutting-edge materials reside in nearly every cell phone and flat screen, among so many other products. Yet the veteran EVP…
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457: Advancing Your Long-Term View | Sean Quinn, CFO, Cimpress

A Continual Commitment to Growth Cimpress CFO Sean Quinn likes to set increasingly difficult professional goals for himself. His commitment to continual personal growth hasn’t hurt his mass customization company: Cimpress’s annual revenue has soared from $500 million when Quinn joined in the company nine years ago to roughly $2.6 billion today. We catch up…
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456: Season Highlights | Part 2: Bruce Hartman, Ethan Carlson

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455: CFOs on the Spot | 2018 Season Highlights from Our Roving Reporter

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