503: Reaching More Ears with the Universal Language of Finance | Ryan Hymel, CFO, Playa Hotels & Resorts

A number of years after he first joined the lodging and hospitality industry, Ryan Hymel recalls being confronted by a fork in the road. Having labored deep inside his company's M&A growth engine, he realized that his native tongue would curtail his career opportunities as the company's appetite for growth became increasingly focused on Mexico…
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502: Keeping Your Plan in Hand | Mark Guerin, CFO, Onconova Therapeutics, Inc.

Twenty-four months ago, CFO Mark Guerin had a pretty clear notion of what he wanted Onconova's financial footing to look like during the second half of 2019. However, the question that lingered was whether the plan that Guerin and his team were putting into motion had the vigor to overcome the obstacles along the way.…
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501: Why the Message Matters | Steven Gaven, CFO, Boston Private

Many CFOs have told us that storytelling is a big part of being a successful CFO today. However, quite a few finance leaders have told us that this did not come naturally to them and that in fact it was only by virtue of an "A-ha!" moment that they did finally lock on to the…
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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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500: The Push to Drive Profitability | Katherine Edenbach, CFO, Certify

Years from now, when Katherine Edenbach looks back on her CFO career, 2019 might be remembered as a pendulum year--or a year when her priorities as a finance leader swung from growth to profitability. "Smaller companies are much more focused on revenue and revenue growth, which is very important, but we need to drive a…
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499: When Leveraging Footprint Economics | Nadeem Moiz, CFO, Select Interior Concepts

When asked what his priorities are as a finance leader over the next 12 months, CFO Nadeem Moiz supplies an answer that uses the phrase "shareholder value" not once, but three times. Needless to say, shareholder value appears to be top-of-mind at Select Interior Concepts, a diversified building products and services company. Explains Moiz: "In…
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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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498: Invest, Execute, and Perform | Dan Fletcher, CFO, Host Analytics

Asked to reflect on his path to the CFO office, Dan Fletcher characterizes his years in private equity as being more operationally focused than transaction-based--or at least he recalls being drawn more to the challenges facing CFOs and other senior members of the management team than to the deal-making mechanics of the banking side. As…
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497: Rites of Passage Along the Commercialization Path | Tim Adams, CFO, ObsEva

Three years ago, Tim Adams probably never imagined that today he would be taking spin classes in Geneva, Switzerland. At the time, the seasoned finance leader could be found queuing up at Logan Airport to board yet another flight to San Francisco. Of course, one could argue that a certain Logan departure gate ultimately helped…
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