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Nearly Half Of CFOs Don’t Have A Succession Plan

Planning for Succession "Control your own destiny or someone else will!" ~ Jack Welch Most Say It's Because They're Not Planning to Leave Soon ~ A recent news release submitted by our sponsor Robert Half.   Change management is always a major concern for...

Fast Forward To The Past – Guidance For Your Younger Financial Self

Fast Forward To The Past – Guidance For Your Younger Financial Self Advice from Stuart Pasternak, Toronto Regional Director, CFO Leadership Council As a financial executive, we have been on a long journey and gained many insights.  If you could turn back time and...

Automate or Stagnate, Advice from Lindsey Head, CFOLC San Diego Chapter Co-Chair

Automate or Stagnate, Advice from Lindsey Head, CFOLC San Diego Chapter Co-Chair Stagnation, the dreaded word that no founder wants to hear or experience. Imagine, you have poured your energy and life savings into launching a business. You’ve setup shop, the doors...

Creative Leadership Skills for the Current Climate

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch Being a leader is a commitment. You are charged with guiding and supporting your team through the good times and the bad....

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...

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...

A Conversation With Rand Greenblatt, Senior Vice President Of Finance, Accounting, & Financial Systems At Chubb

Meet Philadelphia Steering Committee member Rand Greenblatt.  With more than 20 years of financial services experience, Rand has held a variety of roles and, most recently, joined the team at Chubb, where he is responsible for financial reporting, financial systems, accounting, and control functions. In addition, he is the co-author of “Changing Role of Finance from Scorekeeper to Strategist”, which was published in the AICPA Corporate Insider.  Here are his thoughts on his career and the industry: Describe your career path for us, including your advice along the way for other CFOs interested in this progression.  As a Certified Public

New Chapters, Outstanding Programs, And Great Networking Options - We're Off To A Great Start! See What's In Store For September.

After a busy and productive summer of program planning, we're ready to begin a new season, as we kick off our September events and launch four new chapters - Austin, Dallas, Minneapolis/Saint Paul, and South Florida.  Find a location near you and see what's happening in the month ahead: ATLANTA: Law School For The CFO Thursday, September 15 @ 3:30 pm The office of Smith, Gambrell, & Russell, LLP, 1230 Peachtree Street N.E. Join us for a chance to get practical legal advice straight from our experts, as we discuss major topics that CFOs and senior financial professionals encounter on

Meet Our Winners!

As an organization that promotes excellence, nurtures talent, and strives for innovation, we are excited to announce that two of our Steering Committee members were recently recognized for their outstanding career accomplishments.  Congratulations to Rachael McCarthy of our Boston chapter and Sue Vestri of our Philadelphia chapter, our renowned CFOs of The Year, as deemed by their local Business Journals.  With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Rachael was recognized as the Boston Business Journal’s CFO of the Year, in the small private company category.  As the CFO of CloudLock, she is responsible for overseeing and managing

Join Our Fast Growing Network Of Senior Financial Leaders! Membership Is Open And Best Rates End On June 30.

Whether your goal is to stay informed of the latest industry news and trends, network with your peers, bring fresh ideas to your company, or focus on taking your career to a new level, we have all of the resources for you to achieve the best results.  Our renowned community of senior financial professionals can provide you with the combined wisdom, experience, and advice that you need to succeed, as we help you to tackle all of the challenges that you encounter along the way.    Since 2006, our exclusive group has been serving the business community with fresh and

CFO Talent Show, Great Speaker Events, and Many Networking Opportunities -  See What's In Store For May.

With May finally upon us, we have so many great events to anticipate in the month ahead, including our 2016 CFO Talent Show.  Here's a look at our upcoming chapter programs, all designed with your business needs in mind:   The Habits Of Highly Successful CFOs Tuesday, May 10 @ 7:45 am Jeffer, Mangels Butler, & Mitchell, LLP, 3 Park Plaza, Irvine Presented by The Orange County CFO Leadership Council Come and learn what our area experts advise us about the role of today’s CFO and find out how it has dramatically evolved over the past several years. In addition

What's New In Philadelphia? Take A Look At Our Chapter Program Highlights.

The Philadelphia CFO Leadership Council certainly has had its share of great speakers and events lately.  Its most recent program on March 10, Due Diligence Post M & A, offered some wonderful insight on the issues facing merging organizations.  Specifically focused on ways to ensure the smoothest transitions, this program gave us valuable advice on communicating tactics, engaging stockholders, managing cultural differences, and strategizing plans.  Expert speakers were: And, get set for more great events ahead! Don’t miss our next program this Thursday, April 14, Navigating The Strategic Plan And Bridging The Gap With P & L Owners.  Register today

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