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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Creative Cash Strategies for a Cannabis Business: The Case of “Moonflower Edibles”
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The cannabis industry presents unique challenges to management teams charged with high growth objectives paired with industry-specific banking restrictions. One of the most pressing issues for many is how to fund cash requirements. Cash management becomes even more important when you cannot rely on traditional financing via federal banks and…Read More

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