Inside The Mentoring Round, CFO Lauren StClaire reflects on her early days as a CFO and how she came to embrace the power of saying “no” or “not right now,” a skill that many new leaders find difficult to master. Despite having mentors and sponsors who shared their wisdom and experiences, CFO StClair tells us […]
CFO Rodrigo Brumana reflects on his initial days as a CFO, emphasizing the importance of team communication and organizational structure. He candidly admitted that he should have prioritized identifying and solving infrastructure issues, especially in finance and accounting.
In this edition of The Mentoring Round Tipalti CFO Sarah Spoja explains how she believes effective leaders apply influence, emphasizing the power of asking questions and presenting consistent facts. CFO Spoja believes in shining a light on changes and patterns, prompting others to delve deeper.
Inside The Mentoring Round CFO Frank Teruel shares some unique perspective on the CFO experience, while explaining his passion for teaching. Teruel’s stated goal to better understand human behavior is reflected by his book recommendations.
When Mark McCaffrey first stepped into the CFO role at GoDaddy, he was expecting a world that was on the brink of reopening after the pandemic. However, as the lockdown continued, he found his leadership adaptability skills being tested daily. The Importance of Self-Awareness in Leadership One of the key takeaways from our discussion with […]
CFO Michelle Hook’s opening advice leaves a lasting impression: “bring your full self to work.” Our conversation takes an interesting turn towards the importance of team dynamics. CFO Hook shares her belief that a strong, cohesive team is the backbone of any successful venture. Meanwhile, Hook reveals to us her love for sports, particularly Michigan […]
While the leadership journeys of many of our CFO guests began on an upper floor of a glass-and-steel skyscraper affording a wide-angle view of a cosmopolitan metropolis, that of Blackbaud CFO Tony Boor started at street level in Las Cruces, New Mexico, on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert. Less than an hour’s drive north […]
CFO Davinder Athwal emphasizes the importance of having a mind-set that embraces failure and encourages taking calculated risks. He makes the crucial point that being a CFO doesn’t equate to succeeding at everything. In fact, he believes that failure can often lead to valuable lessons. This is a refreshing perspective in a world where finance […]
Near the beginning of our talk with CFO Svai Sanford, he tells us he once received a job offer, to which he had replied, “Are you sure? I do not have any experience in this sector.” His future boss then replied: “You will figure it out.” At first, we were left wondering whether there had […]