036: Brian Giambagno, CFO, Action Environmental Group, on Collaborating with Private Equity Partners

What’s it like to be CFO of a portfolio company? Join us as Brian explains the collaborative inner workings of a venture-backed firm determined to grow, as it hurries to implement the new management approaches and processes that growth demands. Key Metrics “We have daily, weekly, and monthly metrics. On a daily basis, our operations…
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035: Joe Consul, CFO, Xactly Corp., on Building Up Your FP&A Function

What’s it like to be CFO of a high-growth firm? Join us as Joe explains how he sought to quickly grasp the fundamentals of Xactly’s business and gain control of its cash flows to establish his organizational footing and play a strategic role in the firm’s future growth. Key Metrics “As a SaaS company with…
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034: Assessing Your Firm’s Supply Chain Risk, Prof. Don Klock, Rutgers Business School

It’s been said that when it comes to risk detection, CFOs must have their antennae fully raised these days. Join us as Professor Don Klock explains why the movement to better manage and mitigate risk is well under way in organizations of all sizes. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions…
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033: Jim Blake, CFO, Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks, on the Outward-Looking Finance Leader

Ever wonder how much capital is required to run and grow multiple waterparks and piers? Join Jim as he recalls the milestones that shaped his tenure as CFO of The Morey Organization, one of the country’s leading waterpark and pier companies, based in Wildwood, New Jersey. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile…
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032: Skip D’Orazio’s Double Duty: One Part CFO, One Part Headhunter

It takes a CFO to know a CFO — or does it? Join Skip as he shares the latest chapter of a dual career as CFO of a late-stage firm (3VR) and a managing partner for CFO search juggernaut Hardesty LLC. Finance Philosophy “By nature, I’m an analytical person, and I adopted the philosophy that…
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031: Dr. Ben Sopranzetti, Rutgers Business School, on the CFO & Negotiation

Few skillsets complement a CFO's core finance problem solving acumen as well as negotiation. Join us as Dr. Ben Sopranzetti of Rutgers Business School explores some of the hidden mysteries behind the art and science of negotiation. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions per minute. View a free demo today…
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030: Bill Knese, Chairman, IMA Board of Directors, on Accounting Standards for Privately-Held Firms

How do accounting standards impact privately held businesses? Join Bill as he recalls the milestones that shaped his 13-year tenure as CFO of Angus Industries and the growing accounting challenges that led him to champion little GAAP, a separate set of accounting standards for privately held businesses. Advancing Little GAAP “In accounting, we take economic information and…
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029: James Lum, CFO, GuideStar, on Why Finance is About People Not Numbers

What if you landed a CFO role only to then learn that your organization was in the red?  Join us as James recounts the steps he took to achieve the financial turnaround of GuideStar, a not-for-profit organization that provides information and transparency on the programs and finances of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. Sponsors BlackLine Systems…
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028: David Mahmood, Allegiance Capital, on the M&A Environment’s New Normal

What factors make lower middle-market businesses challenging to buy and sell? Join deal-making maverick David Mahmood as he shares the entrepreneurial mind-set that has helped him to build an investment banking firm dedicated to lower middle-market deal-making. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions per minute. View a free demo…
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027: Woody Whitcomb, CFO, La Familia Pawn & Jewelry, on Growing Inside an Ethnic Lane

How can an ethnic population become part of a business model? Join Woody as he shares the CFO mind-set that has helped an Orlando, Florida–based chain of pawn shops expand to 28 stores and an estimated $30 million in annual sales. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions per minute.…
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