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How Should You Measure a CFO’s Success?

How Should You Measure a CFO's Success? Insight from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council To measure the success of any C-Suite executive, there must be specific and measurable goals and objectives for the positions. The Chief Financial...

CFO Priorities For 2020 And Beyond, Jack McCullough’s latest Forbes article

CFO Priorities For 2020 And Beyond Jack McCullough, Founder & President, CFO Leadership Council is a regular contributor to Forbes.  CFOLC members weigh in on his most recent article.  An excerpt's below. Wow… it’s 2020. It’s the start of a new decade, which makes...

Are You a CFO, or is Your Goal to Become a CFO? Get a Mentor or Coach!

Are You a CFO, or is Your Goal to Become a CFO? – Get a Mentor or Coach!  “You wouldn't advise the CEO to proceed without a strategic plan, why should you?” ~ Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFOLC In the competitive world of C-Suit talent and high-value...

Acquisition Strategy & Value Drivers | How to Maximize Your Company’s Sale Price

Acquisition Strategy & Value Drivers How to Maximize Your Company's Sale Price "As a CFO, take steps now to increase the value of the business before being ready to sell — whether this will be next year or five years down the road.” ~ Stuart Pasternak, Toronto...

CFOLC Announces Livestream Event ~ Winning The Fan’s Experience with Red Sox CFO

CFO Leadership Council, together with Host Analytics announce livestream event! Join CFOLC and Host Analytics as we bring the entire CFOLC community together across North America for an impactful virtual hour.  Tim Zue, EVP & CFO of the Boston Red Sox will present...

Rockstar Status! Jack McCullough Releases First Book “Secrets Of Rockstar CFOs”

Jack McCullough, Founder & President of The CFO Leadership Council releases his first book! The book was written based upon conversations Jack has had recently with dozens of the world’s best chief financial officers.  During these conversations, he discovered several...

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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