Five Common CFO Challenges and How to Handle Them
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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 More

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Leadership Strategies for Retaining Talent in Era of the “Great Resignation”
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By now I think we have all heard that “people leave people, not companies”.  This concept is more important than ever in the current labor environment of the “great resignation”. Good leadership clearly makes the difference. The Essence of Strategic Leadership Leadership theory is what leaders do, while leadership styles…Read More

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Your Company is Running Out of Cash. As the CFO, What Do You Do?
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You’ve probably heard the description “battle hardened” applied to a colleague or even to yourself , but I believe that often there is no substitute for experience. One of my favorite quotes is “You will learn more about a person in six months of tough times than you will in…Read More

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SaaS “Industry-Centric” Business Models: Horizontal vs Vertical
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“Industry-Centric” SaaS business models offer an alternative SaaS company categorization to the “Customer-Centric” SaaS model, which is defined based on the “go-to-market” strategy used by a management team. Both the Customer-Centric and Industry-Centric classifications provide valuable frameworks for evaluating SaaS companies. The successful SaaS CFO must understand both frameworks to…Read More

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