018: Chris Karl, CFO, Global Healthcare Alliance, on Leadership Through Service

What if you were hired as a comptroller, and within 60 days  landed in the  CFO office? Join us as Chris recalls his surprise as he was named CFO of a fast-growing medical billing services company Global Healthcare Alliance. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions per minute. View a…
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017: Kray Kibler, CFO, Scrip Companies on Why Finance Must Be Everywhere

What role does finance play when it comes to integrating multiple companies to create one organization? Join us as Kray details some of the “blocking and tackling” that must follow every acquisition if your finance team is to achieve M&A success. Finance Philosophy “Our view of finance is that every single business activity either generates…
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016: Brendan Anderson, Managing Partner, Evolution Capital Partners on How Small Firms Come of Age

What separates a small business from a middle-market business? Join us as Brendan Anderson explains how a traditional finance function can be virtually almost absent from many small firms, but must eventually take root if a firm is to grow to into midsize. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions per…
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015: David Morris, CFO, Guardian Pharmacy on Developing a Consulting Approach for Finance

What were the financial processes that propelled the rise of the third largest long-term-care pharmacy company in the U.S.? Join us as David explains how Guardian's business model is based on the simple premise that local management teams empowered to make decisions at the local level could be far more impactful than a centralized management function. Sponsors BlackLine…
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014: Caterri Woodrum, CFO, North Carolina Museum of Art, on the Rigors and Rewards of Being a Not-for-Profit CFO

What is it like being the CFO of a large not-for-profit organization? Join us as Caterri explains how she put in place the financial underpinnings and processes that helped to drive a major expansion of the North Carolina Museum of Art inside the unforgiving cauldron of the economic downturn. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite…
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013: Les Charm, Babson College, on the CFO and the Board

How should CFOs contribute at their firm's board meetings? Les Charm of Babson College says board meetings should focus on looking ahead, but too often they focus on what's already past. What's more, Les says that when it comes to middle-market firms, there’s no shame in recruiting family and friends to serve as board members. In fact,…
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012: Roop Lakkaraju, CFO, Support.com, on Driving Strategy

What does it take to be a strategy-minded CFO?  Join us as Roop explains how a strategy mindset has helped to influence his career path and enhance the role finance today plays across the support.com organization. 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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011: Charles Best, CFO, BlackLine Systems, on Adopting a Cloud CFO Mindset

Are cloud-based applications challenging your organization’s time-tested processes? Join us as Chuck explains how he adopted a new mind-set to fully embrace cloud computing applications and create a more collaborative finance team. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions per minute. View a free demo today visit  www.CFOthoughtleaderdemo.com Midmarket Change…
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010: Dr. Holly Brower, Wake Forest University, on Trust and the CFO

Employee surveys reveal that CFOs are frequently the most trusted members of senior management teams, and yet they remain remarkably timid when it comes to trusting others — an occupational hazard, perhaps, but one that makes the ability to build trust across organizations all the more daunting. Join us as Dr. Holly Brower explores the power…
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009: Mitch Peipert, CFO, Thomas Publishing, on Reinvention and the Cloud

How does a 114-year-old privately-owned firm re-invent itself for the 21st Century?  Join us as Mitch explains how Thomas Publishing has embraced cloud computing and is advancing finance to the outer edges of the firm’s business. Finance Philosophy “I’ve always encouraged finance to be proactive rather than reactive, and although we’re a support function, we can…
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