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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

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

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

Investor Relations for the New CFO – 6 Steps for IR Success

This Blog was written by David Calusdian, Executive Vice President and Partner at Sharon Merrill, a Boston-based investor relations strategic consultancy. A special thank you to Dennis Walsh at Sharon Merrill for co-ordinating this valuable piece for CFOs on an important topic. As the new CFO of a publicly held company, somewhere on your extensive “to … Continue reading

A New Intersection for Finance & Human Resources?

Will the sometimes tenuous relationship between HR and Finance get more involved? A new proposed disclosure on Human Capital, developed by a committee at SHRM chaired by Lauri Bassi, CEO of McBassi & Co., is in process of being considered by ANSI (American National Standards Institute). David McCann wrote an article on the proposed Human … Continue reading

Why work with Stanton Chase to hire your next CFO?

CFO Search is a topic that I am passionate about, and have written about before touching on topics such as: 4 Reasons you should use an Executive Search Firm when hiring your CFO When hiring a CFO, is LinkedIn the place to look? How do you replace your CFO? New CFOs and the Entrepreneurial CEO – How to … Continue reading

Where do CFOs Move the Most?

When we started the CFO Moves Blog in September 2011, our goal was to track CFO Movements (Hires, ‘Unhires’ and Appointments) across the United States on a weekly basis. Our information comes to us from news releases and articles, as well as information provided to us by companies and CFOs. The information reported weekly is … Continue reading

4 Reasons you should use an Executive Search Firm when hiring your CFO

As CEO, Board Member, or VP of Human Resources of your organization, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to hire a CFO. Some companies take the decision to perform a search for their next CFO by themselves. This is a mistake. In past blog postings, I have detailed the reasons you … Continue reading

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