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The Sleepless CFO

Being Chief Financial Officer can be stressful. The responsibility that the CFO bears for the company they work for is not a 9 to 5 job. Most CFOs I have met and spoken with agree that the role takes up most of the hours they are awake, and even some of the hours they should … Continue reading

CFOs, Are You Doing Your Job?

As an executive search professional that focuses on the office of the CFO, I am involved with the hiring of Chief Financial Officers for companies. Unless I am working to help a company hire their first CFO, the mandate I have is to replace a current CFO or a Chief Financial Officer that has left. … Continue reading

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

Webinar – May 23, 2013 | CFO Succession: The Right Way to Grow your Company’s next CFO

Join me on May 23, 2013 as I present a Webinar on the following topic: CFO Succession: The Right Way to Grow your Company’s next CFO This session is graciously hosted by Proformative, and there is no charge for attending this seminar. To sign up, please click on this link. Overview Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) … Continue reading

Quoted In: Why Strong CFOs Know Who Will Replace Them

Recently I was quoted in an article titled “Why Strong CFOs Know Who Will Replace Them” by Sarah Johnson on the Proformative Website. Here are paragraphs where I was quoted. “It’s not surprising a company like that has that kind of planning,” says Samuel Dergel, director, executive search, at Stanton Chase International. “Most companies do … Continue reading

Listen to: Samuel Dergel at Lunch with DriveThruHR, March 14, 2013

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! You can listen to the show in the player below or in iTunes. Listen to internet radio with Drive Thru HR on Blog Talk Radio

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

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

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