The “Top 10” Tenets for Effective Executive Compensation Negotiation
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I recently spoke at The Womens Financial Summit 2022 (hosted by Woodruff Sawyer) on the topic of how women executives can better negotiate their compensation packages. While that talk was addressed to women financial executives, many of my negotiation tips apply to any CFO (and in fact any executive) who…Read More

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Equity vs. Debt Financing: Updated for 2022 Market Conditions
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The Covid-19 pandemic of the past two years, spiking inflation, and supply chain disruptions have created an economic situation that is putting increasing pressure on companies.  Many CFOs have never experienced rising interest rates, high inflation, or recession, all at the same time.  But those of us who have (myself…Read More

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How to Close the Books at Your Company in 10 Days (or Fewer)
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Over the past 30 years, I have seen no fewer than six presidents go in and out of office, through booms and busts and everything in between, as an interim CFO. One constant, however, is that closing the books in a timely manner (monthly, quarterly or year-end) is still a…Read More

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The CFOs’ Critical Role in Board Oversight
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The Board of Directors of an organization, public or private, has an important oversight function over management as they carry out their day-to-day functions for the benefit of the various stakeholders of the organization.  Effective Board oversight is critical so that there is an extra layer of advice and approval…Read More

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