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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

From Blogger to Author

I have been writing Samuel’s CFO Blog for the past year and half. The goal of my blog is to connect with and make a difference to CFOs, those on the path to CFO, as well as those that work with CFOs. I am grateful to have found an audience that appreciates and is interested … Continue reading

Your Next CFO

Dear Reader, I came across this article that I was interviewed for that originally was published this past June. In doing a Google search, it came to my attention. I hope you find the article of interest. (On a separate note, have you ever Googled yourself?) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Too often, companies only miss good chief financial … Continue reading

“Get a CFO on board when you are ready to take on the world”

The title is a quote from Fred Wilson, a VC and Principal at Union Square Ventures, who recently wrote a blog titled “VP Finance vs CFO”. It’s an interesting blog – you should read it. It certainly got a lot of attention in the social media space (CFO, Tech and VC subsector) in the time since … Continue reading

Ask Samuel: Too many meetings, not enough time to work

Dear Samuel, I have been following your advice saying that CFOs should build their relationships with the other executives in the company. The problem is that I find myself in more meetings now than ever, and this is taking up so much of my time that I can’t get the work done that I am … Continue reading

Ask Samuel: Is every CFO coachable?

Note: This question was asked in the CFO Lounge. If you would like to know more about the CFO Lounge, I recommend that you read The Lonely CFO. Dear Samuel, I have read your blogs about coaching for CFOs, and agree that many of my fellow CFOs could benefit from getting guidance on how to … Continue reading

Ask Samuel: How is the CFO job market?

Dear Samuel, I’m a CFO that is considering looking for my next career opportunity. Business conditions seem tough, and I’m concerned that this is not a good time to look for a new CFO role. How is the CFO job market? Worried in Wichita Dear Worried, You ask a question that almost every CFO I … Continue reading

7 Steps to Climb to Become CFO

Just because you have the skills to be a solid Controller, this does not mean you have the right stuff to become a Great CFO…. but it doesn’t mean you can’t become a Great CFO. To become a Great CFO, one needs to be able to move beyond the technical of accounting and finance. Having … Continue reading

CEO and Investors: Are you ready for your First CFO?

Companies in growth mode face great challenges. One of the biggest challenges a growing company faces is bringing in their first Real CFO. In a previous post we reviewed an article written by Emily Chasen in the WSJ CFO Journal about how More Companies are Ready for their First CFO. A growing company built on entrepreneurial spirit can … Continue reading

The Jedi CFO

“Do, or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda Following an excellent exchange on a previous blog (The Lonely CFO) in a LinkedIn Group Discussion, the concept of the Jedi CFO was brought up by Joseph Duran. And it got me thinking… People who deal with the CFO (see Road Map to Successful CFO Relationships) … Continue reading

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