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Mastering the Public Aspect of the CFO
Tony Tripeny’s remarkable career at Corning can be defined by some impressive numbers: 33 years of service in every aspect of corporate finance at the 167-year-old company whose cutting-edge materials reside in nearly every cell phone and flat screen, among so many other products. Yet the veteran EVP and CFO prefers to describe the keys to successful corporate finance leadership with qualitative measures such as time, location, and communications. Tripeny continually exhorts his group to deploy automation and related tools to free up more time to devote to analysis and other strategic contributions—especially those that they provide from a seat at the decision-making table. He also emphasizes that it is vital for incoming finance chiefs to be as prepared as possible to manage the “public aspect of the CFO” role. “It’s just different,” he asserts, “when you’re the person being asked the questions, going to the conferences, or speaking for half the time on the conference calls.”
Guest: Tony Tripeny, CFO & EVP
Company: Corning, Inc.
Headquarters: Corning, New York
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