Kevin Fleming, the CFO at Elder HQ, explains why finance needs to be at the heart of a well-running business with a strong value system.
Long Dinh, VP of Finance at AI chatbot startup Ada, built a world-class finance team from scratch. He says the only way to grow is to preemptively build the systems and processes for where you expect the company to be two or three years from now.
Margaux Gregoir, the Vice President of Finance at Luko, talks about her unique experience building a startup finance team during the pandemic.
Ken MacAskill, CFO of Snyk, explains how spending time moving beyond the numbers to learn the business has helped him get out of the way of growth and become a more valuable CFO.
Joel Stephens, VP2 of Finance at fashion shopping app and website Lyst, shares his experience of leading the financial element of the company’s $85 million pre-IPO funding round, while dealing with the challenges of a global pandemic.
Rahul Goel, Vice President of Finance for Moglix, has helped the B2B e-commerce startup attract funding from investors like Tiger Global and Sequoia Capital. The company sells oxygen concentrators and PPE. Providing tools to fight the pandemic was a motivator for Rahul and his team amidst the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ronald Hohauser, the CFO of Legendary Entertainment, talks about the importance of building a strong team, and how he learned to stop worrying and ride the highs and lows of a temperamental industry.
Catherine Birkett, the CFO of GoCardless, talks about pushing through career hardships and becoming a confident leader.
Sharon Virag, the Chief Accounting Officer at customer service software company Genesys, has built an extensive career in finance by constantly looking for opportunities to learn and grow as a leader.
Maddy Devine traded consulting with multinational corporations for building startup finance teams from the ground up. As VP of Finance at virtual conference software company Bevy, she wants to work with people who look beyond the numbers to see business opportunities.
President of Hillspire and former CFO of Yahoo, Ken Goldman’s unique path has many lessons for current and future CFOs.
Mark Pettit joined Connect Ventures as the one-man finance team. As CFO, he’s helped the venture capital firm streamline its data analysis, workflow, and more.
DataStax CFO Don Dixon says that in his 20+ years in finance, he’s learned that rising to the CFO position requires understanding something much more complicated than numbers: people.
Malcolm Finn followed his conscience to chemicals company Johnson Matthey, where he’s helping transition its business model to producing clean energy sources.
Paraag Amin’s route to becoming CFO of omnichannel digital marketing company dotdigital isn’t conventional — but it set him up for success.
Andreas Melzer is the Associate Director of Finance at consumer research company Quantilope where he’s helping the company define KPIs while seeking investment, and scaling finance operations.
Virpy Richter, CFO of affiliate marketing network Awin, has never been the kind of finance professional who hides in a corner with her spreadsheets.
With 30 years of experience, Kelly Battles believes CFOs need to find the balance between being a champion and a firewall. Pulling that off requires streamlined data and human communication.
Darrell Cox is the CFO of Vena Solutions, a fast-growing provider of cloud-based financial planning and analysis software. As CFO, Darrell leans into “Agile CFO” methodology to ensure he can lead a team that iterates and serves the business’ changing needs.
Talita is the founder and CEO of Authentic Change Solutions, where she helps individuals to become better, more effective leaders. Prior to launching her own venture, she spent more than 11 years with BMW Group Financial Services, where she worked her way up to CFO before the age of 35.
In this episode, Anders Liu-Lindberg (former business partner for the Europe and Middle East region for Maesrk) makes the case for promoting business partners to the CFO position and explains why good business partners don’t send reports.
Raxita Kapashi oversees a $1 billion investment portfolio as CFO of Europe’s largest venture capital firm for B2B software, Dawn Capital. She shares the process of working on an IPO, her daily leadership framework, the challenges faced by portfolio companies and the metrics and KPIs she tracks.
In late 2017, when Tom Fencl joined the Pricefx team as the CFO, the global SaaS startup had about 70 employees. Fast forward and they now have close to 400 employees stationed around the world and have raised more than $131 million in funding. It’s safe to say Tom has played a key role in this growth. In this episode of The CFO Playbook, Tom touches on the challenges he has confronted as the CFO of such a fast-growing company, including learning how to develop a team and navigate the global landscape. He also dives deep into what data he uses to track the company’s financial growth, his unique approach to the reporting process, and how he teaches his team to approach these numbers (hint: It’s with skepticism and a good old-fashioned pen and paper).
Kevin Jacobson is leading LogicGate with a dual role as CFO & COO, which allows him to help guide all facets of the company’s rapid annual growth.
When Patrick Butcher joined Capita more than two years ago, the international outsourcing company was loaded with debt. Sure, from the outside it seemed profitable, but Patrick, who has been a CFO for 25+ years, took it upon himself to financially transform the company and focus on cash — not revenue and profit.
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