A hallmark of a successful and strategic CFO is the ability to bridge the chasm between a company’s board of directors and its shareholders and the company’s senior management team. That often includes recognizing and nurturing talent within the management team, frequently at the behest of the CEO or board.
FLG Partners frequently assumes a CFO consulting role coaching and mentoring board members and executives across the C-Suite, quite apart from financial management. Our long experience at the senior executive levels of companies allows us to be an effective advocate and mentor for rising executives seeking to position themselves for the next stage of their careers, or to help executives struggling through a challenging time in their present job.
FLG also regularly conducts CEO and CFO bootcamps to assist venture firms with their portfolio company management teams.
What Our Clients Say
“Laureen DeBuono is truly rare in this world, both as a person and as a professional. She brings a unique blend of real life experience along with a passion and skill for coaching. She has an uncanny ability to motivate individuals such as myself and to help push others to think critically, constructively and often outside the box! Laureen’s candid feedback and tactful approach to accountability keeps me focused on the work that will be most impactful to our organization. Laureen’s listening skills are first rate. She would pick up on issues instinctively, prepare thoroughly for sessions, and teach me techniques to deal with specific situations I was facing. Laureen would employ a good mix of behavioral models, role playing tough discussions, “in their shoes” empathy exercises, and mapping out actions to take by our next session. Laureen keeps you focused on taking small actions that move you incrementally toward your goals throughout the coaching process. Being an effective leader takes time, desire and hard work. Laureen immediately helped me develop my own goals to measure my effectiveness in my role. It was refreshing to work with Laureen and to achieve milestones in such a short amount of time. If you are looking for one of the smartest investments you can make in your career – this is it…I am forever inspired from this experience!”Ginna Raahauge, Vice President, IT, Cisco Systems Inc.
“Build Direct reached out to FLG to help us build our annual and long-term strategic plans, as well as to mentor the finance organization to elevate its game. Our FLG partner, Laureen DeBuono, has helped us to achieve this and much more. We would recommend FLG to any company looking for financial expertise and guidance to help lead in a period of rapid growth.”Jeff Booth, CEO, Build Direct