Inside The Mentoring Round, CFO David Freeman recounts the challenges faced during the financial crisis, highlighting the tension between investor advice to retrench and the company’s growth trajectory. Freeman reflects on the gaps in his expertise, particularly in taxation, emphasizing the need for finance leaders to recognize their limitations and bring in experts early on. […]
Inside The Mentoring Round, CFO Marc Suidan reflects on (1) his decision to join McKinsey & Company following business school, (2) a unique approach to stimulating demand in the semiconductor memory business, (3) and why after 17 years with PwC, he decided to join The Beachbody Company during a pivotal time of turnaround and transformation. […]
Inside The Mentoring Round, CFO Eric Jenny recalls his strategic decision to shift focus from mid-market to enterprise clients based on data analysis. CFO Jenny tells us he aspires to a finance leadership mind-set that focuses on creating a supportive company culture, where the team is encouraged to think big and innovate.
Inside The Mentoring Round, Alejandro Castro recalls his days in Mexico City, where as a new hire at Price Waterhouse, he traveled to various factories, including those in oil-producing states, providing a unique early career perspective. Engagement Across the Organization: Through the GE Workout methodology at Conagra, Alejandro engaged with various parts of the organization […]
Inside The Mentoring Round, CFO Rachel Stack highlights the significance of the “small stuff” in finance, such as audits, taxes, and financial reporting. CFO stack points out that while the excitement often lies in mergers and acquisitions or debt transactions, the bulk of a finance organization’s energy is dedicated to these fundamental tasks. Reflecting back […]