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The Five Tech Questions CFOs Should Ask

The New Tech Agenda CFOs need to lead to guide their organizations to make smart technology investments that deliver competitive results.  The CFOs are now working with the executive leadership team and Boards to guide in the deployment of technology that aligns with...

Building Tomorrow’s Finance Team

Building Tomorrow's Finance Team New skills and capabilities are required by Finance, new expectations by finance teams, and the Gen Z wave is now here.  CFOs are focused on creating cultures that promote individuality, reinvention, and adaptiveness.  CFOs are...

Making Your DEI Program Impactful, Jack McCullough’s Latest in Forbes

Making Your DEI Program Impactful Executives recognize Diversity Equity and Inclusion programs as a strategic imperative in 2021.  In his latest Forbes article, Jack interviews CB Bowman, CEO at Workplace Equity & Equality.  Jack is a Senior Contributor to Forbes...

CFO As Provider Of New Insights

CFO as Provider of New Insights In today’s quickly changing environment, leading CFOs recognize their organizations can only realize nimbleness if Finance becomes the provider of fresh rapid insights. Delivery of these insights can lead to competitive advantage. In...

Creating A New Workspace

Creating A New Workspace CFOs are moving to transition to today’s new workplace. They are addressing the need for “smart” buildings, adjusting to new work styles, meeting safety concerns, maintaining a common culture and reducing excess real estate capacity. How...

The CFO’s Unique Role in Strategy

The CFO's Unique Role In Strategy CFOs are recognizing that today’s business landscape requires new strategies fast. These new strategies will require them to make hard decisions that lack complete information.  Leading CFOs see this as an opportunity to heighten...

Making Your DEI Program Impactful, Jack McCullough's Latest in Forbes

Making Your DEI Program Impactful Executives recognize Diversity Equity and Inclusion programs as a strategic imperative in 2021.  In his latest Forbes article, Jack interviews CB Bowman, CEO at Workplace Equity & Equality.  Jack is a Senior Contributor to Forbes CFO Network and looks at the challenges and opportunities facing CFOs today. Chief financial officers and their teams have identified the creation of a more inclusive workplace as a priority for 2021 and beyond. But this challenge is different from others they have faced, and they are looking for guidance to make Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) a profitable investment for their

Best Non-Profit CFOs in 2020, Jack McCullough's Latest in Forbes

Best Non-Profit CFOs In 2020 Honoring some of the best finance chiefs in the game. Jack McCullough, President & Founder, CFO Leadership Council weighs in.  Jack is a Senior Contributor to Forbes CFO Network.  His recent interviews are below. Today I conclude my series honoring the top CFOs of 2020 with two leaders from the non-profit sector. 2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges for CFOs and their teams, and many of the world’s non-profits proved their resilience at a time when the world most needed them. Today I will recognize Pat Keel, the CFO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (St. Jude) and Debra Shoaf,

How Two Public Company CFOs Guided Their Businesses Through 2020, Jack McCullough's Latest in Forbes

How Two Public Company CFOs Guided Their Businesses Through 2020 Honoring some of the best finance chiefs in the game. Jack McCullough, President & Founder, CFO Leadership Council weighs in.  Jack is a Senior Contributor to Forbes CFO Network.  An excerpt of his recent interviews are below. This week I am honoring six chief financial officers who made amazing contributions to their organizations’ successes in 2020. Like the rest of us, chief financial officers were challenged in 2020 as never before, and they more than rose to the occasion, helping to guide their organizations to unprecedented heights in some cases. Today’s focus

Best Private Company CFOs Of 2020, Jack McCullough's Latest in Forbes

Best Private Company CFOs Of 2020 Honoring some of the best finance chiefs in the game. Jack McCullough, President & Founder, CFO Leadership Council weighs in.  Jack is a Senior Contributor to Forbes CFO Network.  An excerpt is below. Chief financial officers performed admirably during 2020. Whether it was partnering with chief executive officers to develop new business models, being the lead communicator to employees and investors alike, providing a reassuring voice to customers, or finding a financial solution to a seemingly unsolvable financial crisis, CFOs stepped up and proved their mettle. I want to acknowledge their accomplishments by honoring some of

CFO Priorities For 2021...And Beyond, Jack McCullough's Latest in Forbes

CFO Priorities For 2021...And Beyond CFOs and their teams have no shortage of challenges and opportunities in 2021. Jack McCullough, President & Founder, CFO Leadership Council weighs in.   Jack is a Senior Contributor to Forbes CFO Network.  An excerpt is below. One of the primary lessons for all executives from this last tumultuous year was that they cannot control or even predict certain outside events. The best CFOs can do is to create flexible business models that can react quickly and decisively if conditions deteriorate, while also being able to capitalize aggressively on opportunities as they emerge. In my role as

CFOs And The Digital Imperative, Jack McCullough's Latest in Forbes CFO Network

CFOs And The Digital Imperative Does the outrageous success of a single company prove the critical nature of digitalization? To find out, Jack McCullough, President & Founder, CFO Leadership Council spoke with one of the premier finance chiefs in the country, Gina Mastantuono, CFO at ServiceNow.   Jack is a Senior Contributor to Forbes CFO Network.  An excerpt is below. Since the start of the pandemic, I have been preaching that embracing a digitalization strategy is crucial for the survival of most companies. History has taught us that during times of crisis, the companies that continue to look forward, to innovate, and