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The CFO Essential Summer Reading List, Jack McCullough’s Latest for Forbes CFO Network

The CFO Essential Summer Reading List Chief Financial Officers use summer vacations to get caught up on their reading.   Jack is a Senior Contributor to Forbes CFO Network.  An excerpt below. Summer is here. And while the activities we have enjoyed in years past may...

Preserving Liquidity in Uncertain Times ~ Latest Series from Bank of America

Preserving Liquidity in Uncertain Times ~ Latest Series from Bank of America CFO Leadership Council is proud to align with Bank of America as a national partner.  They have you covered with new insights from working capital experts.  During an economic downturn,...

Every Day Is Game Day! An Interview with Mich Chandlee, CFO, Fanatics

Our CFO Leadership Council Founder, Jack McCullough sat down with Mich Chandlee to recap our recent CFO Masterclass Keynote session, "Effective Leadership Under Urgency".      MIT Sloan Executive Education and the CFO Leadership Council recently hosted a fireside chat...

Recover, Return, Restart: Next Steps to Elevate Your Business

As the economy begins to wake up, how do you begin to rethink your business model?  What are the crucial steps you’ll need to take in order to move forward?  Jack McCullough, the President of the CFO Leadership Council recently caught up with Certent CEO Jorge Martin...

The Fiscal and Physical Health of the Company ~ Session 4 of our CFO Masterclass Keynote Series

The Fiscal and Physical Health of the Company ~ Session 4 CFO Masterclass Keynote Series co-hosted by CFO Leadership Council & MIT Sloan Executive Education Know this - Your new normal is NOW and IS the new Un-Normal!  The challenges faced and changes needed are...

Survive Then Thrive In This New Reality! CFOLC Announces The CFO Academy

Survive To Thrive In This New Reality! CFO Leadership Council Announces The CFO Academy CFO's, We've Got Your Acceptance Letter for Summer School! Announcing our first-ever CFO Academy, a series of ask the expert virtual roundtables on a variety of hot topics to help...

Becoming a Data Driven Finance Leader  

Becoming a Data Driven Finance Leader    Surveys indicate many CFOs are anchored in the role of Historian, one that is backward looking. Today’s dynamic business environment demands CFOs fulfill a much different role -- one that is forward looking, strategic, data driven and applies a creative mindset.  This new role is termed Finance 2.0. CFOs who transition to this new role position themselves to bring new strategic insights and guide their organizations to heightened performance.  However, successful transition to Finance 2.0 requires a thoughtful road map. One that includes People, Process and Technology.    During this session, Rich Reimer, VP of Industry

Future Finance Organizations Will Require Modern CFOs

Future Finance Organizations Will Require Modern CFOs Recently, over 550 companies have integrated AI into their services and products (CB Insights).  AI technology is now setting the stage for increased competitiveness.  Finance must be a part of this as well for it to provide value and be relevant.  The future of finance is now. Finance organizations will require Modern CFOs to lead the way. During this session, Scott Tynes, CEO Consero will share insights gained from working with numerous CFOs.  Scott’s discussion will highlight the challenges faced by the Modern CFO, why traditional solutions are failing to deliver the value expected of finance

The Strategic Dilemma CFOs Face

The Strategic Dilemma CFOs Face ~ Critical Leadership Advice from CFOs at Blue Shield & Citizens Financial “Be Strategic” is the mantra CFOs’ hear.  Being strategic requires making hard choices and placing bets on how to win.  In today’s disruptive world, winning strategies require innovation which is inherently risky.  In contrast, CFOs can be seen as risk averse or “NO CFOS”.  Today’s reality is CFOs have a challenging essential role to play in the strategy process. One where CFOs embrace innovation.  Successful CFOs recognize to “Be Strategic” they must be involved throughout their company’s innovation process.  This role includes guiding

Leveraging Technology to Power the High Growth Enterprise

Leveraging Technology to Power the High Growth Enterprise Modern, data centered technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics, along with new architectures and subscription models built in the cloud are giving CFOs new fire power and flexibility. CFOs are leveraging these technologies to drive organizational transformation and create compelling customer experiences. Yet, research shows only a small number of finance teams have the capabilities required to leverage these technologies.  Join Ash Noah, CPA, CGMA, FCMA, Managing Director of CGMA Learning Education & Development at Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA) and Michael Bayer, CFA, CFO

Questions Are the Answer: Leveraging the Power of Inquiry in an Age of Digital Transformation 

Questions Are the Answer: Leveraging the Power of Inquiry in an Age of Digital Transformation CFO Leadership Conference Luncheon Keynote Hal Gregersen, Executive Director, MIT Leadership Center When confronted with a problem, our typical response is to look for a pre-packaged solution. But in a world increasingly transformed by technology and riddled with uncertainty, we face problems that have no ready-made answer or past precedent. CEOs and other business leaders may think their role is to have all the answers, but in fact, says Hal Gregersen, they should be asking questions. In this presentation based on his book, “Questions Are

CFO Week ~ May 13-17th Boston & Cambridge Welcomes CFO Community

CFO Week ~ May 13-17th Boston & Cambridge Welcomes CFO Community CFO Leadership Council Founder & President, Jack McCullough talks about kicking off CFO Week & his recent MIT honor!  We are really excited to be hosting CFO Week in conjunction with MIT Sloan Executive Education (MITSEE) this May 13-17, 2019.  CFO Week will constitute a week long series of educational and networking events to benefit the global CFO community. From conversations with our CFOLC members and other thought leaders, I created the seven pillars of the modern CFO.  The role has evolved so much from its origins as “best

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