086: Lean, Mean, and At Risk: A Growth Advisory for Middle-Market Firms

How do you know when your firm’s operations are too lean? Join us as author and consultant Robert Sher explains how certain midsize firms mistakenly curtail critical planning in order to keep themselves lean and mean. Sponsor BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions per minute. View a free demo…
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085: What’s Exciting You About Business & Finance? Seven CFOs Share Their Passion for Business

What's exciting you about finance and business right now? Join us as seven of our CFO Thought Leaders explain how disruptive changes  driven by technologies and globalization are elevating the finance function as it defines new strategic roles for its people. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions per…
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084: When Family Matters, Marc Elliot, CFO, Corrigan Moving Systems

What's it like to work as part of an executive team largely made up of family members?  Join us as Marc shares his CFO mind-set and the values he embraces and leverages to advance as a leader inside a family-owned company. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions per…
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083: Bringing Digital Visibility to a Business Near You, Haleh Fardi, CFO, 29 Prime

What's it like to architect the financial function inside a high-growth firm?  Join us as Haleh shares her CFO mind-set and the financial levers of a business determined to bring digital visibility to small businesses everywhere. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions per minute. View a free demo…
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082: What We Know Now: CFOs Share Their Career Insights (2nd in a Series)

What piece of advice do you wish someone had shared with you earlier in your finance career? Join us as five of our CFO Thought Leaders look back and share their individual career insights when it comes to building a CFO career. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions…
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081: CFOs & LinkedIn: The Dynamic Duo of Business Development, Josh Turner, Founder, Linked Selling

How can CFOs leverage LinkedIn to fortify their thought leader credentials and generate leads for their firm?  Join us as Josh explains how he went from CFO-for-hire to lead-generation guru inside the quickly expanding world of LinkedIn. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions per minute. View a free…
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080: The Secrets to Successful CEO CFO Courtships, Samuel Dergel, Stanton Chase

What should any CFO know about his or her CEO before accepting an offer?  Join us as Samuel shares insights into the critical C-suite pairing that remains an organizational linchpin for most businesses. Learn what virtue Samuel believes every finance executive must acquire in order to become a CFO. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps…
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079: How to Keep an Energy Giant Nimble, Tom O’Flynn, CFO, AES Corporation

How does a largely decentralized Fortune 200 company leverage economies of scale? Join us as Tom shares his CFO mind-set and the steps the energy giant has taken to eliminate $200 million in expenses as it achieves steady growth. The Energy Sector and Enron's Lasting Legacy “You have to be very careful about 'me toos'.…
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Outerwall’s CFO Named to Puget Sound Business Journal “40 Under 40” List

BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR) today announced Galen C. Smith, the company’s chief financial officer, has been named to Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list, which honors outstanding members of the local business community. Smith has been recognized for his role as an inspirational and results-driven leader…

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078: Beyond the Org Chart: A Pool of Human Capability, Debbie Ricci, CFO, AT-Solutions

What questions should CFOs be asking when it comes to human capital allocation?   Join us as Debbie shares her CFO mindset when it comes to allocating human resources inside a fast-growth firm. Learn how technology is helping A-T Solutions optimize its workforce as it aligns the firm's talent with its performance management goals. Optimizing Your…
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