Your Business & Covid 19 | Tod Nestor, CFO, Energy Focus

CFOTL: When it comes to the Corona virus, what steps are you taking to prepare and manage your business going forward? Nestor: We so happen to have a fair amount of our product sourced out of China. So we’ve been thinking about this for quite some time. The impact of it, basically since the country…

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AFTERPOD: Putting a Fine Point on FP&A | An Interview with Grant Halloran, CEO, Planful

(A shortened version of this interview was originally released on CFOTL Episode #564. The following transcript is an edited version of the extended Interview.) CFOTL: We’re happy to catch up with our guest Grant Halloran this week. Grant is a course CEO of Host Analytics, which this week is rebranding as Planful. Now when a…

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Why Talent Must be Top of Mind for Finance – Paul Burrin, VP, Sage People

This discussion was released on Episode 546 of the CFO Thought Leader Podcast CFOTL: It seems to us that many finance leaders are not as focused on workforce challenges as they are perhaps with measuring customer retention and other customer-related areas. I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing some thoughts on my observation? Burrin:…

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More finance leaders like Erik Ostrowski of AVROBIO are making corporate culture a key focus of their finance leadership

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Some CFOs Savor Digital Readiness Dividends—But Not All | Jim Kaitz, President & CEO, Association for Financial Professionals

Transcript Abstract: CFOTL: There’s little question that digital readiness remains top-of-mind for finance leaders, but I think that there’s always this mistake that we make when we think of this as a trending topic, whereas it is just an enormous undertaking and it presents challenges regularly to finance leaders, who aren’t necessarily addressing some of…

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When Finance Is “The Octopus” | Mark Patrick, CFO, Syngenta, AG

CFOTL: How do you view the role of finance in this organization? Patrick: We’re like the octopus. We have the tentacles that go into every part of the organization, and it all comes back to finance at the end of the day. We have to have an element of independence, a challenge, a role within…

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Measuring How Data Influences Outcomes | James Walbom, CFO, Tiempo Development

Interview Excerpt: [spp-timestamp time="00:14"] CFOTL: First off, tell us a little something about Tiempo Development. What type of company is this? [spp-timestamp time="00:19"] Walbom: Tiempo is a nearshore software development outsourcing firm. We have over 400 developers in Mexico, and we develop software for U.S. companies, typically SaaS companies, which is why we’re here today. We partner…

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“It’s About Scale and Keeping our Metrics Dialed In” – Mike Rich, CFO, OnShift | Perform 2019

Hello, we’re attending Perform 2019 Host Analytics Annual Conference. And we’re speaking with Mike Rich, CFO of OnShift. QUESTION: Mike, over the next 12 months, what are your priorities as a finance leader? RICH: Well, OnShift is a SaaS platform and a human capital management platform, servicing mostly post-acute health care. We had just raised…

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“Putting the ‘A’ Back in FP&A” – Steve Barrios, SVP FP&A, Prologis | Perform 2019

Hello, we’re speaking with Steve Barrios, senior vice president, global FP&A for Prologis. QUESTION: Steve, over the next 12 months, what are your priorities as an FP&A leader? BARRIOS: So to give some context: Prologis is the world’s leading global industrial owner, operator, developer, and acquirer of warehouses. Our biggest tenant is Amazon. So you…

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“Being There – When the Decisions Are Being Made” – Glenn Synder, VP, Corporate FP&A, Digital Realty | Perform 2019

Hi, it’s Jack Sweeney and we’re attending Perform 2019 Host Analytics Annual Conference. We’re speaking with Glenn Snyder, vice president of corporate FP&A, for Digital Realty. QUESTION: Glenn, what are your priorities as an FP&A leader over the next 12 months? SNYDER: Well, Digital Realty is an S&P 500 company that’s in 12 different countries,…

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