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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...

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,...

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...

Looking for a Mentor?  Try a Peer instead!

  Article by Houston CFOLC member Jeff Martini Mentorship relationships can be immensely valuable.  A sage, experienced mentor bringing up a younger protégé is a time-honored idea that ensures an orderly passage of knowledge across generations. As senior-level executives, it can be challenging to enter into such a relationship, either as the mentor or the protégé.  Not only can it be difficult to find the right counterparty to such a relationship, but the formality of the whole thing and apparent long-term time commitment can all be so intimidating and seemingly insurmountable, that we end up doing nothing at all. So,

The Risks, Rewards, And ROI Of Technology Investments - Opinions From Our Houston Team

With an abundance of technology options available for today’s CFOs, the decision making process can be a challenging one.  So, what is the best approach to finding the right fit? On October 19, our Houston chapter addressed this issue with a program on The Risks, Rewards, And ROI Of Technology Investments.Our expert panelists consisted of: Some of their suggestions and advice included: Develop a detailed overall plan, focusing on communication, resources, hardware, training, and contingency, as well as what can go wrong and how to fix it.  As you pitch new technology, concentrate on cost, implementation, plan of attack, and

Operating A Global Business - Advice From Our Houston Tax Experts

Not able to attend some of our events?  Interested in finding out what you missed?  Let us be your “go to” resource for program highlights and takeaways.  On June 15, The Houston CFO Leadership Council presented Globalization 2.0: The Tax And Financial Implications Of Operating A Global Business.  Focusing on the resulting effects of international taxes, transfer pricing, VAT issues, and base erosion profit sharing, our panelists shared their advice and input on formulating the best global tax strategies.   Our Expert Speakers Were: Here’s What They Advised Us: Document everything, with the understanding that rules are changing constantly.  Get local perspectives

A CFO's Guide To Successful Operational KPI Management - Strategies From Our Houston Team

Not able to attend some of our events?  Interested in finding out what you missed?  Let us be your “go to” resource for program highlights and takeaways.  On May 18, our Houston chapter presented A CFO's Guide To Successful Operational KPI Management, an informative panel discussion focusing not only on selecting, communicating, and monitoring KPIs, but also on resolving conflicting issues.  Our Expert Speakers Were: Here’s What They Advised Us: KPIs are the best indicators of how clients feel, as they catch problems before it’s too late and provide ways to know who is happy and who is not.  KPIs

Meet Jeanene Orlando, Southwest Regional Director

Meet Jeanene Orlando, our Southwest Regional Director and newest team member.  With more than 19 years of business development experience in the financial services and insurance industries, Jeanene recently served as Sales Director for Radius Worldwide, where she focused on the Texas and Louisiana markets, creating brand awareness and educational opportunities for clients on overseas expansion.  Aside from spearheading the marketing efforts of our Houston, Dallas, and Austin chapters, she will help us to achieve our initiatives for growth by ensuring that these areas continue to provide optimal educational and networking resources.     "Jeanene is one of the most tenacious,

A Conversation With Kevin Wright, Finance Director Of SABIC Americas, Inc.

Meet Kevin Wright, Houston Steering Committee member and Finance Director of SABIC Americas, Inc.  As a coach and mentor who believes in taking advantage of all opportunities, Kevin has a wealth of experience, including more than 20 years working for Shell Oil Company and its subsidiaries.  Here are his thoughts about his career and the industry: Describe your career path for us, including your advice along the way for other CFOs interested in this profession. I began my career after graduating college, doing entry level accounting work and trying to figure out how to apply what I learned in school.

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