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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 driven and applies a creative mindset.  This new role is termed Finance 2.0. CFOs who transition to this new role position themselves to bring new strategic insights and guide their organizations to heightened performance.  However, successful transition to Finance 2.0 requires a thoughtful road map. One that includes People, Process and Technology.    During this session, Rich Reimer, VP of Industry

Future Finance Organizations Will Require Modern CFOs

Future Finance Organizations Will Require Modern CFOs Recently, over 550 companies have integrated AI into their services and products (CB Insights).  AI technology is now setting the stage for increased competitiveness.  Finance must be a part of this as well for it to provide value and be relevant.  The future of finance is now. Finance organizations will require Modern CFOs to lead the way. During this session, Scott Tynes, CEO Consero will share insights gained from working with numerous CFOs.  Scott’s discussion will highlight the challenges faced by the Modern CFO, why traditional solutions are failing to deliver the value expected of finance

The Strategic Dilemma CFOs Face

The Strategic Dilemma CFOs Face ~ Critical Leadership Advice from CFOs at Blue Shield & Citizens Financial “Be Strategic” is the mantra CFOs’ hear.  Being strategic requires making hard choices and placing bets on how to win.  In today’s disruptive world, winning strategies require innovation which is inherently risky.  In contrast, CFOs can be seen as risk averse or “NO CFOS”.  Today’s reality is CFOs have a challenging essential role to play in the strategy process. One where CFOs embrace innovation.  Successful CFOs recognize to “Be Strategic” they must be involved throughout their company’s innovation process.  This role includes guiding

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 flexibility. CFOs are leveraging these technologies to drive organizational transformation and create compelling customer experiences. Yet, research shows only a small number of finance teams have the capabilities required to leverage these technologies.  Join Ash Noah, CPA, CGMA, FCMA, Managing Director of CGMA Learning Education & Development at Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA & CIMA) and Michael Bayer, CFA, CFO

Winning The Fan's Experience ~ Keynote Timothy Zue, EVP & CFO, Boston Red Sox Closes Out Conference

Winning The Fan's Experience ~ Keynote Timothy Zue, EVP & CFO, Boston Red Sox Closes Out Conference The Red Sox are World Series champions but the team is a mid-sized business that must create a winning experience every time a fan interacts with the Red Sox.  Timothy Zue will share the winning play book the Red Sox organization has created to leverage data and translate into information to take informed risks and make winning plays to keep their fans coming back. Hear Timothy Zue's live afternoon keynote Winning The Fan's Experience at our 9th annual CFO Leadership Conference “Seven Pillars Of The Modern CFO” May 13-14th (Pillar #4

Turn The Page! What Our CFOLC Members Are Reading

Turn The Page!  What Our CFOLC Members Are Reading Recently our CFO Leadership Council members were asked by a peer via our online members-only forum CFO Connect "What materials are you currently reading that you find impactful to your role as finance leaders?"  The quick response was so phenomenal that we wanted to share the list.  Looking for something new to read that inspire you to take strategy and leadership to a new level?  Here's 40+ recommendations from valued finance leaders in our CFOLC community. Special thanks to Aaron Pullin, CFO NS1 and NYC Chapter member for posing this invaluable

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