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Owning the Role of Multi-Dimensional CFO

Livia Gershon Dan Kardatzke isn't a CPA, and he doesn't have an MBA. Years ago, that might have hurt him in rising to his current position as CFO of Chicago-based mobile technology firm Solstice Mobile. But what Kardatzke does have is the thing that...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending October 17, 2014

Invaluable announced the appointment of Bill Burke as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Burke served as Chief Financial Officer at Ensyn Corporation, following more than five years as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at SiGe...
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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Taking the Wrong Job

Jane Ure-Smith “When I moved from a small consulting company to a large financial regulator, I thought (from the job description and the interview) that I’d be leading a team or two, producing publications and providing technical advice to my less...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending October 10, 2014

  Mondelez International (NASDAQ: MDLZ) announced that Brian Gladden is joining the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Dec. 1. He will succeed David Brearton who will assume a new role that...
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Transforming Employee Development for the Office of the CFO

Today Proformative is proud to launch Proformative Academy™ . Proformative Academy is a centralized platform providing on-demand courses, practitioner-delivered instruction, continuing professional education credits, and program measurement tools for...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending October 3, 2014

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) announced that Zane Rowe has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining EMC, Rowe had a successful 19-year financial and corporate strategy career first at...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending September 26, 2014

Johnson Controls announced that R. Bruce McDonald, most recently the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been named executive vice president and vice chairman. McDonald joined Johnson Controls in 2001. He was...
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The IRS Makes it (Almost) Official: There is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

Will the taxman to take a bite out of your employee perks? For a certain sort of young employee—the kind who's come up through fast-paced, hard-driving technology companies—the notion of brown-bagging it to the office or heading out to a...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending September 19, 2014

AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced the appointment of Joseph A. Householder to its board of directors along with positions on the board’s Audit and Finance, and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. Householder currently serves as...
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Medical Benefits: Fully Fund or Self-Insure - What’s Right for Your Company?

The quality of an employer’s benefits package often determines whether a job candidate will join a company or not. It can also be a key factor in keeping existing employees happy. Without a doubt, the most desired benefit is health insurance. In a 2013...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending September 12, 2014

Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced that Thomas Kiraly, former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Sheridan Healthcare, will join Hanger as Executive Vice President on Oct. 1 and will become Chief Financial Officer...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending September 5, 2014

Novotus announced that Penny Lozano joined Novotus as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Novotus, Lozano served as a consultant (CPA) in addition to serving as the CFO or Controller at various organizations including Planet Hollywood...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending August 29, 2014

Bacardi Limited announced the appointment of Kevin F. McNamara as Bacardi Limited Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. McNamara succeeds Joseph J. Schenawho left the company for another opportunity. Mr. McNamara...
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Playing Office Politics - Minus the Backstabbing

At some point in their career, everyone feels the sting of someone else’s strategic quest to gain an advantage. Last year, an anonymous CFO sought help from the Proformative community when a fellow C-suite occupant was seeking out ways to trash the CFO...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending August 22, 2014

DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) announced that Robert Olson, DISH’s executive vice president and CFO, will retire from the company Oct. 15. Steve Swain, senior vice president of Programming, will succeed Olson as CFO. Prior to his appointment...
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