To be effective in finance, Greg Ayers, Chief Financial Officer of inContact, encourages his colleagues to peel back the layers of the business and understand what drives the numbers.
A Coach’s Approach and a Collective Mentality
Smart Start, Inc. CFO Eric Karl discusses how his early career tutelage at GE under Jack Welch, Gary Wendt, and Larry Bossidy helped to color his approach to leadership
Heralding a Holistic Approach Throughout Your Organization
Wyndham Jade CFO and COO Mike Bates shares the importance of a diverse knowledge base and understanding the theory of each task we perform
Winning the Race to Create In-Demand Content
Demand Media CFO Mel Tang is at the company’s financial wheel, helping draw more than 70 million unique viewers worldwide.
From the Frontline to the First Paycheck
Drawing on experiences from working with Corporate Americagiants, DigiWorks Corp. CFO and Chief Revenue Officer Gayle Anderson shares five lessons she’s learned and brought with her to a startup she’s been with since its first customer.
Reporting For Duty: This I’ll Defend
Larry Matthews, Former First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and Institute for Population Health CFO, shares how Article I of the United States Military’s Code of Conduct continues to inform his decision-making process in Corporate America.
Fortifying the Front Lines & Battling Economic Downturn
Allen Berryman recounts the resilience he’s fostered as CFO of Stewart Information Services Corp.
Magnum Opus: Building a Bank & Opening Up a Vault of Best Practices
Nicole Carrillo, EVP and CFO at Opus Bank, grows business from the bottom up by focusing on the details.
A Personal and Professional High Wire Act
Zimbra CFO Kristin Reichert on Balancing Myriad Work Tasks and Her Full-Time Responsibilities of Being a Wife and Mother of Four By Jill Yarberry-Laybourn Professionals today walk a tightrope, balancing numerous responsibilities at work and at home. There are often obstacles along the path, and the weight on one’s shoulders sometimes gets out of balance. Those executives who are truly effective …
Why Understanding Every Aspect of the Business and Building the Right Culture are Essential
With an open-door policy and a focus on nurturing cross-department relationships, CFO Susan Young is ushering MarVista Entertainment into a new paradigm where finance has a symbiotic relationship with other key corporate functions.
When a Step Back Is Actually a Step Forward
For Under Armour CFO Brad Dickerson, an uncertain career move turned out to be the perfect fit.
The Secret to CFO Success Isn’t Math
It’s management, according to Marc Washington, CFO of Beachbody. He explains why the best finance executives act more like businesspeople than bankers. By Stephanie Harris With a background in business, Marc Washington was not your traditional Chief Financial Officer (CFO). But his willingness to take on new opportunities in unfamiliar territories led Washington to his current role as President and …
What Building a Baseball Team Can Teach You About Building a Career
Having landed his dream job, Arizona Diamondbacks CFO Tom Harris offers tips for getting yours.
UnderArmour CFO’s 4 Guidelines for Success
Like any good coach, UnderArmour CFO Brad Dickerson, wants you to succeed. Bursting with encouragement, here are a few pointers essential for success. Get Back-Up You’re going to have failures. Movement is life, and sometimes with movement you’re going to do stuff that in retrospect you would’ve done differently. When something goes wrong, pick yourself up another day and keep …
How to Achieve 20 Consecutive Quarters of Growth
CFO Wendy Beck reveals how Jim Collins’ “Good to Great” inspired sustained business growth at Norwegian Cruise Line.