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CFO Moves - Week Ending October 4, 2013

Capstone Financial Group, Inc. (OTC: CAPP) announced Hal Johnson as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. Johnson joined Capstone in 2012 as one of the company’s founding partners. New York Life’s Investments Group announced the...
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Proceed with Caution: Why You Should Reevaluate Your Company’s Internship Program

Interns can seem like a near-perfect way to make a dent in labor costs. They’re often eager to please and work hard, and they don’t require a hefty paycheck – or even one at all. However, a recent high-profile court case should remind CFOs...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending September 27, 2013

Carlson announced that it has elected Brad Hall as chief financial officer (CFO) and treasurer. Hall has been serving as interim CFO since August 2012. Hall has been with Carlson for 12 years, since 1998, and prior to assuming the interim CFO...
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How Has Say on Pay Affected Executive Compensation?

As expected, say on pay votes over the past couple of years has not led to a big swing change in how companies compensate their top executives. However, it has shifted the conversations between investors, directors, and those who make the big bucks at...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending September 20, 2013

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced that Troy Alstead, chief financial officer and chief administrative officer, has been promoted to chief financial officer and group president, Global Business Services. Alstead joined Starbucks in...
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Keeping Strong Bonds with Recruiters

While social media is helping some job seekers make connections they couldn’t otherwise make and even helping them land interviews with potential employers, one traditional way of finding work is still holding strong – that of executive recruiters...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending September 13, 2013

Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) announced the appointment of Richard Crowley as senior vice president and chief financial officer effective September 23. Mr. Crowley was most recently the senior vice president and CFO for Integrated Device...
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Do You Have a Crisis Management Plan? Now Is the Time to Have One

Whether a disaster hurts the company’s supply chain or takes a direct hit on a company’s operations, the fallout rests on CFOs’ shoulders, in their role as chief risk officer (informally, as it may be, for smaller companies) or as one who...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending September 6, 2013

Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) announced that effective November 1, 2013, Manik ‘Nik’ Jhangiani will become chief financial officer. Nik is currently vice president, European finance. During his career he worked at both Coca-Cola...
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Always Second in Command: Why CFOs Rarely Become CEOs

During his three-year tenure as CFO of Aquion Water Treatment Products, Cal Stuart took on progressively more operational responsibilities, including some unusual ones, like overseeing manufacturing and engineering, and architecting the annual strategic plan...
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Crowd Control: How Crowdsourcing Plays a Significant Role in Buying Decisions

Looking for the best app to optimize travel spend? Why not copy comedian Louie Anderson, who crowdsourced his need for an opening act by making an Instagram video. It’s not just for comedians. Crowdsourcing has emerged as a vital means of solving...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending August 30, 2013

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston announced the appointment of Eric O. Anyah as the Museum’s Chief Financial Officer. Anyah comes to the Museum from the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was most recently Executive Vice President and CFO....
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Have You Misclassified Your Workers? IRS Will Help, But There’s a Catch

As part of an effort to close the tax gap and generate revenue, audits of employers on employment issues are increasing. Of particular interest is whether workers have been properly classified as employees or independent contractors. “There absolutely...
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How to Ask for a Raise

CFOs control the company’s purse strings. What happens when they want to tug a little harder on it for themselves? When CFOs want a raise, the process depends on the size of the company, the industry, and how it is organized. “In some cases, the...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending August 23, 2013

USAA Real Estate Co. has named Jim Hime as the company’s new chief financial officer, effective September 1, 2013. Mr. Hime joins USAA Real Estate Company from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”) where he was employed...
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