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 […]
For corporate finance executives, few professional experiences are as adeptly converted into social currency as those manifested inside the realm of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). It seems that regardless of whether a finance executive has been involved in one deal or 40, they are usually able to quickly share a takeaway or two. For finance […]
Back in 2020, the call that longtime General Electric veteran Ana Chadwick accepted from a recruiter would prove to be the one solicitation in a career’s worth of such outreaches that would ultimately result in an executive search fee. Still, while Chadwick would be a prize placement for any headhunter, it is clear that this […]