Tag Chief Financial Officer

CFOs Play Key Role in Pricing Decisions

CFOs are increasingly are playing a larger role in the management of pricing decisions and profitability at many growth and middle market companies. CEOs and owners of these companies view pricing trends as a primary competitive challenge. Historically CFO focus…

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…

Financial Discipline is a Fierce Competitive Edge

It is no exaggeration to say that growth and middle-market companies live and die by their cash. During the past recession and preceding financial crisis, the cash that formed the lifeblood of these businesses nearly stopped flowing. The 2008 global…

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…

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…