cfotechoutlook

Supporting Fast Growth on a Tight Budget

By Kim Petry, CFO, itBit

DEATH OF THE BRANCH? ONLY IF WE RISK-ASSESS THEM TO OBLIVION

By Scott McGillivray, EVP & CIO, Pacific Continental Bank

Risk Mitigation for Cyber Threats: A 21st Century Business Imperative

By Robert J. Kolodgy, SVP Financial Services and Government Programs and CFO, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Risk Mitigation for Cyber Threats: A 21st Century Business Imperative

Public reports indicate that approximately 319 million people have had their electronic records breached in the past couple of years mostly the result of cyberattacks on retailers, financial

Understanding Business Changes Through Operational Metrics

By Kathy Willard, CFO, Live Nation Entertainment

Understanding Business Changes Through Operational Metrics

We believe that regular forecasting is the key to monitoring and addressing shifts in the business, regardless of the driver of the change.

Empowering the New Business Model: From CFO to CIO

By Tyler Sloat, CFO, Zuora

The definition of success for Enterprise businesses has taken a dramatic shift. Top line recurring revenue growth is now the key metric and the

Set Financial Goals that Drive Shareholder Value

By Henk P. Derksen, SVP, Finance & CFO, Belden

Set Financial Goals that Drive Shareholder Value

We believe that by focusing on four financial goals, alignment across functions can be attained. Belden has a revenue growth, an operating margin, a cash flow, and a return on invested

Exploring Financial Implications to achieve Long-Term Goals

By Pat Doyle, EVP & CFO, DirecTV

Exploring Financial  Implications to achieve  Long-Term Goals

The ability of Finance organizations to provide senior management with timely and relevant feedback on the implications of business decisions via forecasting is critical in today’s rapidly

Transformation: Moving a Large Organization to Agile Development

By Robert F. Crudup, EVP-IT, Investment Operations & Product Management, SEI

Transformation: Moving a Large Organization to Agile Development

With today’s reliance on software, many companies are increasingly facing the challenge of building complex global systems to support workf low.

New Tools for Combating Data Breaches and Safeguarding Consumer Card Payments

By Suzanne Galvin, SVP Product Management, Elan Financial Services

New Tools for Combating Data Breaches and Safeguarding Consumer Card Payments

Data breaches, point-of-sale attacks, the creation of sophisticated new forms of malware and the introduction of “cybercrime-as-a-service” are now key issues affecting the security of payment card data.

CFO-CIO Partnership for Digital Convergence

By Bill Genovese, Principal, WGROUP

CFO-CIO Partnership for Digital Convergence

Emerging technologies provide the perfect storm of opportunity for the CFO and CIO to work closer together to increase revenue, profit, business growth, while at many times in parallel, reducing risk. CIO’s and CFO’s are often “freneimies”

Balancing Technology Cost and Need

By Tom Ruchalski, Chief Financial Officer, Skyline Windows

As with large organizations, most small to mid-market firms have to deal with the need to be highly visible to their customers through a robust website, social media and the like.

Consider Business Strategy First, Finance Second

By Alan Haughie, SVP-Finance & CFO, ServiceMaster Company

Consider Business Strategy First, Finance Second

CFOs cannot take a passive role in defining company strategy.

Collaboration, Trust and Financial Excellence Empowering CFOs

By Fred Boyle, SVP & CFO, Pepco Holdings

Collaboration, Trust and Financial Excellence Empowering CFOs

In order for a CFO and the financial branch to effectively optimize their value to an organization, other leaders in the company must view the team as critical thought leaders at the decision-making table.

Slice and Dice Large Volumes of Information to Analyze Trends

By Judy Bruner, EVP Administration & CFO, SanDisk Corporation

Slice and Dice Large Volumes of Information to Analyze Trends

Our BI investment has significantly improved the productivity of our finance analysts, allowing them to quickly slice and dice large volumes of information to analyze trends,

Collaborating Across the Enterprise to Drive Business Growth

By Michael C. Crews, EVP & CFO, Peabody Energy

Collaborating Across the Enterprise to Drive Business Growth

Technology is central to modern coal mining and vital to all aspects of planning, operations, development and ultimately value creation.

Reconfiguring Organization Structure to Maximize Shareholder Value

By Kevin Farr, CFO, Mattel, Inc.

Reconfiguring Organization Structure to Maximize Shareholder Value

Today’s CFO has evolved from being a role of functional excellence to a strategic business partner

Looking for an Outsourced CFO?: Here's Three Characters You Should Know

By David Worrell, Partner & CFO, Fuse Financial Partners

Looking for an Outsourced CFO?: Here's Three Characters You Should Know

Running a company without a CFO is tough—but hiring one can be even tougher. No other role will be so crucial to your success, so getting the right chemistry, skill set, experience and personality is vital.

The Evolving Role of a CFO

By Matt Armanino, Partner, COO & CFO Advisory Services Practice Lead, Armanino LLP

The Evolving Role of a CFO

There’s no denying it. There’s never been a better time to be a CFO. The shrinking chorus dismissing CFOs as “bean counters” is down to comedians looking for laughs and luddites who aren’t seeing what’s happening in the world around them.