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The Role of a CFO in an Entrepreneurial Company

The role of the successful CFO in an entrepreneurial company is to enable the CEOs, owners and management to fulfill their vision of building a successful company and creating success. CEOs, owners and management teams who achieve their vision of…

CFOs Must Create a Strong Core

CFOs at growth and midsize organizations retain their core financial planning and analytical responsibilities as they are increasingly taking on responsibility for a larger number of organization-wide activities. At the core, the CFO is responsible to the company’s owners and…

CFOs Play a Critical Role in Private Equity Success

The CFO plays a critical role in the success of any private equity (PE) portfolio company. A CFO with the right technical skills, entrepreneurial mindset and leadership capabilities can translate into significant additional value for the PE sponsors; conversely, a…

The Qualities of a Successful Interim CFO

What are the qualities of a successful interim CFO? Substantial change and transition implementation experience and the personal attributes to make it happen are essential. Without strong interpersonal and communication skills, gravitas and team leadership capabilities, interim CFO’s are unlikely…

The Role of the Middle Market CFO

The role of the CFO has rapidly changed in the past decade, propelled by M&A activity, quickly shifting economic sands, and heightened regulatory scrutiny. What was once considered a number-crunching role has morphed into a critical post, essential to the…

Growth Champions have a Culture of Innovation

“Winning market share by price alone is a losing game. Innovate or die.” – quote from a CFO of a company in Professional services sector The National Center for the Middle Market, a collaboration with The Ohio State University Fisher…

CFOs Increasingly Play a Strategic Role

Today’s increasingly unpredictable economic conditions create business challenges that must be managed. These same conditions can also create business opportunities for companies who have the internal processes and disciplines that enable them to respond quickly and more intelligently than less-prepared…

What Makes a Great CFO?

I have recently heard a commercial banker state to me “a great CFO is worth his weight in gold.” Thinking about this statement, the average CFO weighs maybe 200lbs, at the current $1,650 per ounce this statement can be interpreted…