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Are You Ready For Generation Z? Jack McCullough’s latest in Forbes

Are You Ready For Generation Z?  "The first generation raised on social media is also the most racially diverse. Gen Z will soon be the largest cohort in the workforce, so companies would be wise to be ready for them." ~Jack McCullough, Founder & President, CFO...

CFO or General Manager in Today’s Business World?

CFO to General Manager in Today’s Business World Advice from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council "Business today faces fierce competition on an international scale and has forced CFOs to become a “Master” in the delivery of the...

The Psychopathic CEO, Jack McCullough’s recent Forbes article

The Psychopathic CEO "Psychopathic CEOs are chameleons, able to disguise their ruthlessness and antisocial behavior under the veneer of eloquence"  Jack McCullough, Founder & President, CFO Leadership Council is a regular contributor to Forbes.  An excerpt's below....

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...

CFO or General Manager in Today’s Business World?

CFO to General Manager in Today’s Business World Advice from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council "Business today faces fierce competition on an international scale and has forced CFOs to become a “Master” in the delivery of the corporate strategy and driving successes.”    ~ Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFOLC The role of the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) has become increasingly vital to a corporation, making the scope of the job broader and more complex.  How are you dealing with this dynamic change?  Are you a Tactical CFO or a Strategic CFO?  Can you think like a General

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 Officer (CFO) position is no different. As the role and responsibilities of CFOs have continued evolving, it has become more challenging to measure a CFO’s success. Doing so involves looking at both qualitative and quantitative measurements. "Today, the role has expanded considerably, whereby the CFO is one of the top three decision-makers alongside the CEO and the COO." ~ Stuart

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 positions, it’s a different game. The average tenure of a Chief Finance Officer (CFO) is 3-4 years and the role is continually changing. Any career or job transition requires a creative, well-thought-out plan that leverages your strengths, gets you noticed and is flawlessly executed. You’ve worked hard to get to where you

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 Regional Director, CFOLC Many entrepreneurs/owners’ managers (OM) have or should have a succession plan or exit strategy when it comes to their business. For many, the eventual goal is a liquidity event such as to sell the company either wholly or partially to generate funds to support their desired retirement or to cash

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 live from historical Fenway Park's Dell EMC Club.  The Red Sox have won four championships since 2004 but the team is a mid-sized business that must create a winning experience with every fan interaction.  Tim Zue will share the winning playbook the Red Sox organization has created to leverage data & analytics and translate information into key

10 Ways An Organization Can Build A World Class Finance Team

10 Ways An Organization Can Build A World Class Finance Team Advice from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council Today's finance team is no longer a group in the back office, counting the dollars, reporting the numbers and ensuring internal controls are working. The finance team needs to be "WORLD CLASS". What is world class? Simply being the best or standard of excellence to be envied by others. There is no standard to develop a world-class finance function; however, the following steps are a process of achieving the desired result.  “This is not an overnight process, but a journey constraint

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