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CFO Moves - Week Ending March 21, 2014

GetWellNetwork, Inc. announced the appointment of Bart Witteveen as the company’s new chief financial officer. Prior to joining GetWellNetwork, Witteveen served as chief financial officer at Matrix Medical Network. Tiffany & Co....
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The Future of Doing Business in China

It’s a country that continues to fascinate and perplex, and a place that a U.S.-based CFO can’t ignore, whether or not their company is considering China as an option for outsourcing, distributing, selling or competing on a global scale. In some...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending March 14, 2014

Andrews Federal Credit Union announced that it has named Todd Olszowy as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Andrews Federal Credit Union, Mr. Olszowy served as Vice President of Finance at Water and Power Community Credit Union. He...
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Primer for CFOs: How to Climb the Corporate Ladder

When Mina Brown was helming the finances at a company that would be spun out of Ryder System a couple of decades ago, she let her superior know she was up for a challenge. She wanted to take on a more operational position and experience running a business....
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CFO Moves - Week Ending March 7, 2014

PT Development (PTD) announced the appointment of Mark Wheeler as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining PTD, he was the Executive Vice President and Regional Chairman of U.S. Bank, Louisville. Before that, Wheeler was Senior Vice...
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Pitching Your Business: How to Close the Deal on VC Funding

It’s the moment of truth for the CFO of a young company with billion-dollar dreams: The pitch to a venture capital firm. You have your flashy PowerPoint at the ready plus the hopes and dreams of the CEO and your employees as you try to win over these...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending February 28, 2014

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) announced that Jim Groch will serve as Chief Financial Officer and Global Director of Corporate Development and Gil Borok will serve as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. ...
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How to Find the Right Controller

Behind every great CFO is a great controller. Controllers may get less of the glory than their superiors, but many of them have taken on a more prominent role and have embraced greater responsibilities over the past decade, according to recent research by...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending February 21, 2014

The Coca-Cola Company announced Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Gary P. Fayard will retire in May 2014, after 20 years of service with the Company. The Coca-Cola Company named Kathy N. Waller to succeed Fayard in...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending February 14, 2014

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) named Miguel “Mick” Lopezsenior vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds Gary L. McArthur, who is leaving Harris to pursue other opportunities. Lopez brings more than 30 years of diverse...
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Creating a budget could actually be a disadvantage for a firm.

Should Companies Eliminate Budgets?

Companies that limit their spending based on outdated facts and figures may risk losing business to their competitors. But that is exactly what companies do every time they go through the traditional, annual budgeting process. They make predictions about the...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending February 7, 2014

Glassdoor, announced the appointment of Adam C. Spiegel as chief financial officer. Prior to Glassdoor, Spiegel served as CFO of RPX Corporation. Spiegel also previously served as CFO for two early-stage life science companies. Earlier in his career...
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What Recruiters Want to Hear from CFO Candidates

Sam Kain, now CFO of Cunningham-Limp Co., was once taken aback by a recruiter’s question. The Robert Half recruiter had asked Kain what a previous supervisor would say about him, but since that supervisor had later been fired, Kain instead talked about...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending January 31, 2014

Parmenter Realty Partners hired Jeffrey B. Granoff as Chief Financial Officer. Granoff comes from Clairvue Capital Partners where he was a Principal. Before that, Granoff held positions at Prudential Real Estate Investors (“PREI”),...
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CFOs’ Top Concerns in 2014

The year has barely begun and CFOs are yet again facing a barrage of issues and challenges. Here’s a rundown of what issues are most irking the position in 2014 and what CFOs plan to do about them. Health Care Strike a conversation with any CFO these...
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