CFO Insights: Lessons Learned at Consumer Companies (Stephanie Roberts)
Join a fireside chat between Laureen DeBuono, Managing Partner at FLG Partners and consumer products and direct-to-consumer company CFO Stephanie Roberts, about the lessons she has learned during her career as CFO at Old Navy, Specialized Bicycles and as a CFO consultant with Rothy’s, Third Love, Goop and other consumer-centric, high-growth leaders.
CFO Insights: How Business Development Informs Critical Decisionmaking by CFOs (Jim Mackaness)
Join a fireside chat between Laureen DeBuono, Managing Partner at FLG Partners and med tech and technology company CFO Jim Mackaness, about the lessons he has learned during his career as a CFO at Invuity and Iridex (among other companies) about strategically leveraging business intelligence to drive better C-suite and board decisions, cross-company actions and more successful company performance.
Ensuring SPAC Success
Listen to an experienced panel of financing experts at FLG Partners including Greg Curhan and Eric Hall and Molly Hemmeter, Board member at 2 SPACs, discuss the key decisionmaking, planning and executional considerations companies and boards should address before choosing this direction when seeking access to the public markets for capital.
The Road to an IPO
Learn about essential elements for an effective IPO launch from FLG Partner and CFO, Greg Curhan at an event hosted by Carta and Trinet with financial industry experts at Moss Adams in November 2020.
CFO Insights: Lessons Learned by a Technology CFO (Ron Fior)
Learn about the important lessons learned by Ron Fior, FLG Partner and a highly respected Technology Industry CFO over the course of his 30+ years in Silicon Valley as a Chief Financial Officer & M&A expert for high growth public and private companies including Callidus Technology, Good Technology, and Absolute Software.
SaaS Pivots: Best Practices, Case Examples, Lessons Learned
Eric Mersch at FLG Partners hosts an experienced panel of experts from JMP Securities (Erik Suppiger), OPEXEngine (Lauren Kelley), with case studies from Callidus (Ron Fior), Nominum (Ken Chow) and Datrium/VMWare (Mike Park) who discuss business model pivots to SaaS across different types of technology businesses, from software to hardware to cybersecurity. Learn about best practices, lessons learned and the key decisionmaking, operational planning priorities and customer and investor reactions in both successful (and failed) transitions into SaaS models.
What Makes a Great CFO?
Learn the characteristics, skills, experience levels and approaches which define a “great chief financial officer” from CFO and FLG Managing Partner, Chris Lowe. FLG Partners is the San Francisco Bay Area’s leader in CFO consulting, staffing and financial advisory services.
Banking During COVID-19: Panel Discussion – June 17, 2020
Join FLG partner, Chris Cook, moderate a panel of experts from the Bay Area banking community provide their valuable insights into how the current climate in the banking industry will change bank behavior and practices as a result of COVID-19. Panelists include Robert Coleman, Regional Accountant, FDIC, Mark Cadieux, Chief Credit Officer, Silicon Valley Bank, Dan Myers, CEO, Bridge Bank, Jeff Wishner, Managing Director, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and Derek Criswell, Partner, Moss Adams.
CFO Insights: Managing a Global Technology Company Through a Crisis (Kenton Chow)
Join FLG Partner’s Managing Partner, Laureen DeBuono and growth company CFO, Kenton Chow for a one-on-one discussion about the essential “need to knows” for CFOs steering global companies through a crisis such as COVID-19. Learn about the unique issues a pandemic raises for high-growth international companies, how to leverage ambiguity into new business processes and KPIs which drive results, planning and management tips for CFOs which improve decision making in a crisis and how CFOs can work with CEOs, boards and the full executive team to provide the best crisis leadership and advice as part of the C-suite.
The Public Company CFO: Critical Skill Sets
Learn the important skills, approaches, experience levels and attributes of great public company chief financial officers from CFO consulting and advisory leader, FLG Partners in San Francisco.
Mistakes to Avoid When Making An Acquisition
Listen to M&A consultant, Chris Cook, CFO partner at FLG Partners, describe the key mistakes not to make when planning M&A initiatives and executing an acquisition for your company.
The CEO and CFO Partnership: A Critical Foundation
Listen to FLG partner, Bill Beyer, describe why the relationships between CFOs and CEOs couldn’t be more critical to the success of an enterprise.
Mergers & Acquisitions: What CEOs and CFOs Need to Know
FLG Partner, Bill Leetham describes the key elements that any CEO or Board needs to know when preparing for an acquisition, either buy-side or sell-side. Learn the essential factors which can make the difference for the success of your acquisition strategy.
Interim CFOs: How Companies Should Take Action for Success
Listen to CFO expert and FLG partner Eric Mersch describe how interim CFOs with the right C-suite experience can provide valuable and critical strategic and executional support when a CFO leaves a company.
Hiring A CFO at a High Growth Startup or Company: FLG Partners
Learn why you should hire a CFO from FLG Partners to help your startup or high-growth emerging-to-enterprise company solve your issues around restructuring, hiring the best talent, leveraging your business model and scaling systems for growth.
Consumer Company CFOs: Learning From Digitally Native Leaders
Learn from FLG partner & CFO Stephanie Roberts why the e-commerce and retail brands which are most successful today are pioneering through data analysis and one-to-one customer-brand relationships new territory and models which legacy consumer brands can learn a lot from.
What is Blockchain?
Learn the basics about this fast-moving and evolving technology trend which will likely impact the transactions and supply chain relationships at many businesses and across sectors. FLG partner and former Coinbase CFO Tim Laehy describes what you need to know about blockchain.
Maximizing Performance at Mature Operating Companies
FLG partner Jonathan Wolter describes the most important leverage points for CFOs at mature operating companies who want to improve their performance and meet their strategic objectives.
The CFO as Chief Operator
FLG partner, Eric Mersch describes the reasons why CFOs need to increasingly extend their strategic and operational reach from finance to operations within successful companies.
Life Science & Healthcare CFOs: How FLG Partners Can Help
Learn the specific CFO skills and experience necessary to support the needs of startup and emerging life science companies who require a constant stream of fundraising as well as deep understanding of the different types of financing available to support a long product life cycle.
Cryptocurrencies: What CEOs and CFOs Need to Know
Learn from FLG partner & former Coinbase CFO, Tim Laehy, the opportunities for leveraging cryptocurrencies in today’s business environment.
How Should Your Company Be Preparing for Blockchain?
What should CEOs and CFOs be concerned with in terms of preparing for blockchain’s evolution which will impact supply chain relationships and transactional execution for many businesses in the future. Get the facts from FLG partner and former Coinbase CFO, Tim Laehy.
The Saas CFO: Best Practices for Success
Listen to CFO/COO and FLG partner, Eric Mersch describe how CFOs at SaaS companies need to set themselves up for success and what matters in evaluating SaaS company performance.
The Technology CFO as Business Intelligence Expert
FLG partner Eric Mersch talks about how CFOs need to broaden their roles to encompass the BI function and business intelligence tracking from systems enhancements to operational performance reviews.
Nonprofit vs For-Profit CFOs: Similarities and Nuances – Critical Skillsets
Learn what skillsets are key to the success of nonprofit CFOs in comparison to those of for-profit CFOs from FLG partner Frank Tsai.
Nonprofits: When To Hire a VP vs a Director of Finance
Does your nonprofit need a full-fledged CFO or a Director of Finance? Find out how to make this critical decision from FLG partner and CFO consultant, Frank Tsai.
Stephanie Roberts, FLG Partner: Why I Joined FLG
Listen to the former CFO at Specialized Bicycle Components and Old Navy describe her reasons for joining FLG Partners, the leading CFO advisory and consulting firm in the San Francisco, Bay Area.