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CFO Moves - Week Ending November 14, 2014

Lionstone Investments announced the appointment of Andrew J. Bruce as chief financial officer. Mr. Bruce served most recently as the CFO for two public non-listed REITs advised by Behringer Harvard, a real estate investment firm. He also headed...
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Hiring for Upside Potential vs. Current Fit as the CFO

Ernie Humphrey A top challenge faced by any CFO is recruiting, nurturing, and keeping engaged the talent needed to deliver on the ever evolving list of responsibilities that fall under the umbrella of the CFO: According to a recent study by the Corporate...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending November 7, 2014

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) announced the appointment of Mike Smith to the role of Senior Vice President Finance – Capital Markets and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) North America. Mr. Smith joined McCormick in 1991...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending October 31, 2014

FORMA Therapeutics announced that Helen M. Boudreau has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer. For the past six years, Helen has served at Novartis, most recently as Chief Financial Officer, Novartis Corporation. Previously...
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The CFO as Chief Future Officer

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Along with the usual mandate to deliver accurate financial insights and analysis, the “chief future officer” is tasked with managing risk, identifying opportunities, understanding...
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CFO Moves - Week Ending October 24, 2014

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) announced that it has appointed Mitchell R. Butier as president and chief operating officer, effective November 1. Mr. Butier has been the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer...
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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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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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