CFOs as Drivers of Influence
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I was recently in a discussion with an acquaintance who asked, “As a CFO, what do you spend most of your time doing?” Reflecting a moment, I responded “I seem to spend a lot of my time either (1) persuading people to do something that they’d rather not do, or…Read More

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Your Board Says Your Company Needs to be Restructured – Now What?
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Corporate restructuring is the process of reorganizing a company’s management, finances, and operations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the company and increase shareholder value.  These changes can also help a business increase productivity, improve the quality of products and services, and reduce costs. The overall goal of restructuring…Read More

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Planning a Medical Device Business is Not for the Faint of Heart
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Creating a business plan for a medical device company is a complex challenge, even for the most experienced founder and management team. A medical device business must contend with many of the same issues that face other technology-driven businesses. These include difficult engineering challenges, fundamental physical or biological constraints, complex…Read More

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Managing CFO Relationships with Third Parties: Auditors, Bankers, Insurers, Lawyers, and Investors
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NOTE: This is the third article in a series from Ron Fior about how CFOs can better manage relationships with CEOs, boards, finance teams, and third parties. CFOs are often asked to both vet and select third party consultants when working on key strategic initiatives that range from financings, M&A…Read More

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