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    Capital raise helped Iterable CFO see functions needing a boost

    The customer engagement company had data but not the system to give leaders everything they needed from it, said Will Johnson.

    By Oct. 20, 2021
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    CFO has tall order as he joins troubled truckmaker

    Adam Kroll must help Lordstown Motors build trust after the electric-vehicle startup allegedly gave misleading information about the demand for its first product. 

    By Oct. 14, 2021
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    ESG transforming CFO role

    Companies are turning to their CFO to identify ways to measure and report on their organization's environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.    

    By CFO Dive staff
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    Investment narrative should be high on CFO to-do list as company goes public

    Sophisticated investors won't wait around for a newly public company to build the communication discipline needed to thrive while operating in the spotlight.  

    By Jeff Majtyka • Oct. 14, 2021
  • CFOs and the maturing SaaS space

    Finance leaders must think through the implications of changing pricing models, high investor interest and robust capitalization options, specialists say.

    Oct. 8, 2021
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    The enduring significance of the strategic partner CFO

    Now more than ever, McKinsey's new global survey finds, finance leaders using their unique position and capabilities is key for driving the company forward.

    By Jane Thier • Oct. 8, 2021
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    Data helped CircleCI CFO make switch from subscription to usage pricing

    Chitra Balasubramanian’s background interpreting data patterns helped her forecast the impact a new model would have on the software company.

    By Oct. 7, 2021
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    Report: CFOs make one-third of CEO pay

    The survey was conducted by Compensation Advisory Partners. Last year, a BDO survey found CFOs make 42% as much as CEOs.

    By Jane Thier • Oct. 4, 2021
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    Voice AI startup turns to HP, Nike vet to lead finance

    Nitesh Sharan managed functions through the financial crisis and the pandemic. At SoundHound, he’s hoping to help steer a pioneer that could make the keyboard obsolete.

    By Oct. 4, 2021
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    Adobe gets new CFO as it manages 22% revenue growth

    Dan Durn, who is set to start on Oct. 18, has served as finance chief of three semiconductor manufacturing companies, and began his career as a lieutenant in the US Navy. 

    By Jane Thier • Oct. 1, 2021
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    As it opens more brick-and-mortar stores, Ross hires new CFO

    Adam Orvos, the discount retailer's supply chain president, takes over finance as Travis Marquette, his predecessor, fills the COO role at Burlington Coat Factory.

    By Jane Thier • Sept. 30, 2021
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    Movie theater advertiser looks to new CFO following rocky quarters

    Following news of Ronnie Ng’s hire, National CineMedia’s shares jumped by more than 11% on Monday, after a quarter with a 72% revenue drop.

    By Jane Thier • Sept. 28, 2021
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    As CEOs push for office returns, CFOs don't mind staying put

    While many CEOs, most notably those in banking, push for a return to the office, most CFOs have found that finance-related tasks get done just as well from home.

    By Jane Thier • Sept. 27, 2021
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    AB InBev CFO: 'You can't hide when a pandemic hits'

    “The whole debate over finance and ESG, that you either choose one of the other, is a false dilemma. They go hand in hand,” Fernando Tennenbaum said.

    By Jane Thier • Sept. 24, 2021
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    CFOs might be at greater risk of problem gambling

    Few companies have employee gambling policies but putting one in place could help head off trouble, specialists say.

    By Ted Knutson • Sept. 24, 2021
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    On IPO day for India's first unicorn, CFO credits operational readiness

    “Our next goal is to get to a billion dollars in revenue,” Tyler Sloat, CFO of Freshworks, told CFO Dive on the SaaS company’s listing day.

    By Jane Thier • Sept. 22, 2021
  • Rise in non-financial disclosures gives CFOs a chance to shine

    As organizations pack their reports with more information, the workload is increasing but so is the opportunity to tell a compelling story.

    By Ted Knutson • Sept. 22, 2021
  • Business failure helped Chime CFO build resilience

    Having a business that didn’t succeed past its venture stage gave Matt Newcomb a big-picture view that informs his strategic mindset at the fast-growing fintech. 

    By Sept. 15, 2021
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    DailyPay CFO on the burgeoning trend of on-demand pay

    Allowing employees to withdraw money between pay periods increases their job satisfaction, which leads to higher company growth and valuation, Scot Parnell says. 

    By Jane Thier • Sept. 14, 2021
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    Workiva CFO on making choices to drive top-line growth

    Making the investments that lead to long-term success requires trade-offs that Jill Klindt didn't fully appreciate during her years in accounting-focused roles.

    By Sept. 10, 2021
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    Bank of America names new CFO, adds 3 women to senior management

    The bank's chief administrative officer and general counsel are also retiring. The shuffle of more than a dozen leaders comes two weeks after two longtime Bank of America executives said they were retiring at year's end.

    By Dan Ennis • Sept. 10, 2021
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    JetBlue makes acting CFO permanent

    Ursula Hurley, a 17-year company veteran, has been leading finance on an interim basis since June, when Steve Priest left to become CFO of eBay.

    By Jane Thier • Sept. 8, 2021
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    After $1.8B acquisition, Stack Overflow names new CFO

    Veteran tech CFO Matt Gallatin joined the online community for software developers two weeks after European tech giant Prosus acquired it.

    By Jane Thier • Sept. 7, 2021
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    TIAA hires Prudential exec as CFO

    Part of a wider C-suite shakeup, the retirement services and investment firm managing $1.3 trillion in assets announced Dave Dowrich’s hire on Wednesday.

    By Jane Thier • Sept. 2, 2021
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    Following failed merger, Willis Towers Watson hires new CFO

    After a federal lawsuit resulted in the insurance broker's failed merger with rival Aon, the global advisory firm has rehired Andrew Krasner, a company veteran, away from his CFO role at AssuredPartners.

    By Jane Thier • Sept. 1, 2021
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    Sprouts' CFO departs

    Board member Chip Molloy will take over the role once again as Denise Paulonis leaves to become CEO of hair care supply chain Sally Beauty Holdings.

    By Jeff Wells • Sept. 1, 2021