If you have only 10 listening minutes to spare, you won’t feel cheated listening to Robbie Sprechman’s opening anecdote about how he first entered the office of the CFO. There’s little doubt that CFO Sprechman’s unusual career path satisfied an entrepreneur itch, while at the same time steadily advancing his finance career. No small feat in the land of corporate finance.
Robbie: “I absolutely love working for entrepreneurs. I’ve worked for two just totally wild, crazy entrepreneurs. They’re just different from everybody on the planet: They’re not structured, they’re not financial, they don’t think like any of us do. My job, being with these two different guys who are able to generate unbelievable ideas and have unbelievable vision, is to try to focus and channel it, and bring it down to how to do we make money and how do we do it profitably and put systems behind it? I don’t think the way they do. I don’t work the way they do. I can’t do what they do. I just try to help make their visions come out better.”