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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...

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 on Crisis Leadership featuring Mich Chandlee, the CFO of Fanatics.  Mich shared his five tenets of leadership with an audience of more than 500 CFOs, and they revealed valuable insights that can be utilized by any executive, regardless of title. An online retailer of licensed sportswear, equipment, and merchandise, Fanatics has continued to do well during the pandemic.  If you’ve

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 who shared his first-hand experience and offered expert advice on navigating the next normal. “We want our employees productive and engaged, and in this environment, that means we practice flexibility in everything we do.” Jorge Martin, CEO, Certent  Transparent, Frequent Communications As CEO, you want to show confidence and optimism, but at the

Another Tax Increase on Business You Likely Are Not Prepared For

"The fact is that not a single “flex” building in Southern California charges for parking. So, what is something worth when hundreds of millions of square feet of flex buildings don’t value or charge for parking?" David Marino, EVP, Hughes Marino David Marino, Executive Vice President, Hughes Marino, recently published "Another Tax Increase on Business That You Likely Are Not Prepared For," a critical and timely piece about another impending tax increase-transportation expenses. An excerpt "The federal government has slipped in a new tax increase on businesses that is going to catch financial executives unprepared and in conflict with their auditors

US-China trade deal coming soon? Big companies are not buying it

"While at a macro level it’s easy to understand the motivation behind the recent policy changes, I can’t find a single CFO who has told me it would be a positive for his or her business." Jack McCullough, Founder & President, CFO Leadership Council Jack McCullough, Founder & President, CFOLC was recently interviewed by CNBC on the US-China trade deal & CNBC's recent Q3 CFO Survey results. An excerpt "If you follow the markets, there’s been recent reason for optimism about a U.S.-China trade deal. Some investors are buying it — literally — with recent gains in stocks attributed to positive signals

Rookie Mistakes: Lessons Learned from CFOLC Members

Jack McCullough, Founder & President, CFO Leadership Council recently connected with CFOs across our 27 chapters on their rookie mistakes starting out in their careers & the big lessons learned.  He shares his findings. Several CFOLC members recently shared their “rookie mistakes” from earlier in their careers. It’s no surprise that I received some interesting responses. You’ll find as you read through them that most are easy to relate to and may have been one of your “rookie mistakes” too. Well, except the person who wrote back, “I can honestly say I never made a rookie mistake. I was just

The Indispensable CFO: Viewpoint From Angela Tise, National Membership Chair & Northeast Regional Director

The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself! The more you learn, the more you'll earn!  ~ Warren Buffett The CFO Leadership Council held a program back in December in our NYC chapter on The Indispensable CFO.  This title made me think to myself, what does a CFO (or financial executive headed toward this position) have to do to be recognized as indispensable; how does one develop h/herself to be Indispensable in this current culture? While CFO’s across all organizations demonstrate strong financial acumen and functional expertise, the most successful CFO’s acknowledge the need to leverage competencies beyond financial

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