Anticipating Risk and Opportunity: A Key Attribute of a Great CFO
My CFO roles at a diverse group of consumer businesses (Rothy’s, Third Love, goop, Moda Operandi, Specialized Bicycles, Old Navy) have led me to appreciate how critical it is to be disciplined and take the time to think through all the variables (positive and negative) that could affect the financial…Read MoreRead More
Five Common CFO Challenges and How to Handle Them
Over the course of my career as a CFO, I’ve had the privilege of working with many different CEOs and management teams. I’ve seen several common themes emerge, lessons learned if you will, which have tended to repeat themselves in my experience. (Credit to Sequoia Capital for # 2 and…Read MoreRead More
The Influential Woman CFO
“I hope you enjoy this quick 15 minute interview with Jen Scales from Woodruff Sawyer. As a CPG/Consumer CFO, I shared with Jen some tips on being a High Performer and a Working Parent, the biggest mistake I made at Old Navy, and some other great lessons (my top 10)…Read MoreRead More
A Roadmap to Outsourcing C-Suite Talent: When and Why?
Founders of startups (specifically companies already generating revenue) face a challenging set of priorities. They must focus on setting the right strategy while leading multiple functions (Finance, HR, Legal) as they grow their companies. They don’t yet have the scale to hire a fulltime, C-Suite executive team but they still…Read MoreRead More