When it comes to applying scale and systems to growing businesses, few professionals wield greater insight than those who reside inside the venture industry, and few finance leaders are more experienced with the application of “S&S” than those counted within the ranks of venture management. Join us when finance leader Jim Stewart shares the career milestones that helped clear the path to the CFO office at True Ventures, a Silicon Valley firm dedicated to supporting “earliest stage” founders.
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What are the top priorities for your business over the next 12 months?
Jim: I would say I have several, but most important at the top of my list is to continue to support my team that allows us to scale for the next 10 years. I tend to think in 5- and 10-year increments from a planning point of view, and I think I am incredibly fortunate to have a terrific team. I think we’ve been together almost 5 years now, and this team is really spectacular. So as I think about priorities for the next 12 months, it’s about continuing to do what I can to support and help build that team.
And then, secondarily, the most fun and valuable work I think I do here, too, is inside the portfolio, helping founders as the need arises. I’m sort of the CFO-on-call when they need one, and I’d say that spending more time at this over the next 12 months is important to me.