042: Building a Strategic Finance Function, Brad Dickerson, CFO, Under Armour, Inc.

How did finance help a $600 million sports apparel upstart grow into a $3 billion high-growth firm? Join us as Brad explores the steps he took to embed a finance team of more than 30 members across the firm’s varied business units to help the company look into the future and drive growth. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close…
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041: Managing Risk & Performance, Doug Webster, Principal, Cambio Consulting

How does your organization view risk? Join us as Doug Webster of Cambio Consulting (and former CFO of the U.S. Labor Department) lifts risk strategy out of the organizational shadows and places it dead center on the boardroom table, where all eyeballs are increasingly turning to the CFO. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly…
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040: Do the Right Thing: Ralph Bender, CFO, Manship Media, on Exiting the Newspaper Business

How does a media firm widely known for its newspaper journalism exit the business? Join us as Ralph revisits the difficult decisions that led Manship to sell The Advocate — a much beloved community newspaper owned and published by the Manship family–owned business for the past 104 years. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps…
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039: The Agile Finance Leader, Sherry Buck, CFO of Libbey, Inc.

What does it take to create an agile finance organization? Join us as Sherry explains the inner workings of global glassmaker and marketer Libbey, Inc., as she underscores the dictums that foster a more responsive and collaborative organization. Sponsors BlackLine Systems Financial Close Suite helps finance executives rapidly reconcile millions of transactions per minute. View a free…
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038: The CFO of the Future, Ash Noah, VP, Management Accounting, AICPA

What will the CFO role be ten years from now? Join us as Ash helps us to peer inside the c-suite of the future, and uncover the scope of responsibilities being shouldered by industry's future finance leaders. The Scope of Finance “The role of the CFO is becoming more operational … and while this is…
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037: Marc Zinnemers, CFO, RES Software, on Driving Top Line Growth

What financial metric is top of mind when it comes to growing a software company? Join us as Marc explains why cash flow is king when it comes to advancing RES Software’s customer-centric business model. 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…
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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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