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CFOs: IPOs are coming back. Are you ready?

Initial Public Offerings were hot commodities in the early and mid oh-oh’s. Most finance leadership reading this blog remember those days well, and some of you did very well financially because of it. The recession that occurred towards the end of the last decade put a stop to that IPO train. Companies needing capital for … Continue reading

VIDEO: Webinar Presentation – CFO Succession: The Right Way to Grow your Company’s next CFO

On May 23, 2013 I presented this Webinar on Proformative. To get more information on this presentation, please view this blog. Links referred to in this presentation: CFO Moves Blog: Why do CFOs Leave? Blog: CFOs: Do you want to become a Controller? This CFO did just that. If you have any questions on CFO Succession, please … Continue reading

CFOs: When interviewing for your next role, make sure you have one of these

Yes, having a resume is important. So is a LinkedIn profile. I’ve blogged previously about whether a CFO needs a resume, or a LinkedIn Profile is enough. But this is not what I’m recommending today. I recently spoke with a CFO who is in process of interviewing for his next Chief Financial Officer role, and he was asked if … Continue reading

Podcast: Becoming a world-class CFO and Finance team: What it takes, why now, and who’s made it?

Listen to the Podcast here: Download the Podcast file by clicking on this link. This podcast is also available on iTunes. Transcript for Episode 1 of the IXN Thought Leadership Podcast Series Becoming a world-class CFO and Finance team: What it takes, why now, and who’s made it?                                Donna Papacosta: Welcome to the Intellectual … Continue reading

Why do CFOs Leave?

What does it take for a CFO to move on in their career? We asked this question to CFOs in January 2013 and had over 150 responses to this question. The responses shown in the graph give a good indication why CFOs leave. What I found more interesting (and personal) was the detailed reasons given … Continue reading

CFOs: Do you want to become a Controller? This CFO did just that.

Non-CFOs might think that CFOs are people that look backwards, not forwards. I speak with Chief Financial Officers every day, and I can tell you that they look are interested in moving forward with their careers. They want to improve, grow and succeed. They want their next career opportunity to be bigger, better and have … Continue reading

Different companies need different CFOs

CFOs are capable people. Sometimes, when a CFO is actively looking for their next opportunity, they are less selective in the type of company or CFO role that they choose. When they make a career choice that is not appropriate for them, they can spend years trying to repair the choice they made. 2013 has … Continue reading

Top 12 Samuel’s CFO Blogs of 2012

2012 sure has been an interesting year. And I’m looking forward to 2013! I’m looking forward to: Working with my clients at Stanton Chase and providing them with excellent service and value in retained executive search. Staying close to CFOs in my network, and continuing to add value to their businesses and careers. Continuing my … Continue reading

LinkedIn vs. Resume – The discussion continues

CFO Coach Cindy Kraft blogged CFOs and LinkedIn, the Evolution. The blog discusses the story of a recruitment firm that would only be focusing on working with CFOs that have a LinkedIn Profile. My readers will know that I am a big proponent of LinkedIn for CFOs (or any other executive). You can read my … Continue reading

Samuel Dergel at Lunch with DriveThruHR

Listen in to my Interview with Bryan Wempen on DriveThruHR from earlier today. Please feel free to share your comments, input and questions… Thank you to Bryan and William Tincup for inviting me! Listen to internet radio with Wempen and Tincup on Blog Talk Radio

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