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November marked another busy month for The CFO Alliance! We kicked off our Q4 Roundtable Series, Buy, Build & Borrow in 2019 - Enterprise Growth Through Acquisitions, Assets & Alliances, in New York on November 7th. Our featured guest Chris Jones, CFO and Chief Talent Officer at Durante Rentals, shared his view on growth as a function of Risk, Opportunities, and Resources. According to Chris, "Once these three items are all identified and agreed upon, then the growth rates in all...


Investing in cyber security is difficult by its own nature, but made more challenging due to the healthy tension of different parts of the business pursuing their objectives. Here is a simplified conversation:  

Business: We grow the business with new products and processes and rely on IT to make everything secure. Let’s give them money to keep us safe, and the we can all go back to work.

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): How secure do you want to be? I can design a...


CFO Alliance Member, Kelly Tomlin, CFO of CPV Manufacturing/Admiral Valve LLC, and I traveled to central California last week to discuss the importance of cyber-security in the Agriculture Industry. We had the distinct privledge to join UnitedAG,  Phil Taluban of Ocean Mist Farm and about 50 professionals that represented a segment of the California Agricultural industry for an in depth Q&A discussion on trends in cyber-security and vulnerabilities. Kelly stated it best when we...


Tuesday, October 30th marked the launch of The CFO Alliance ADVANCE Program. Over 45 finance leaders from all over the United States gathered at PNC's offices in Berwyn, Pennsylvania for a kickoff session on Enhancing High Performance Leadership. Led by Ed Wallace, bestselling author and President of AchieveNEXT-Human Capital, and Mitch Wienick, President of Kelleher Associates, CFO ADVANCE participants learned skills critical to building “Business Relationships That Last." ADVANCE...


As a CFO, when you partner with the CIO, you can optimize your IT budget to achieve the greatest business benefits. Your CIO can also help you find opportunities for material savings and potential growth opportunities. Here are the top 3 ways you can collaborate with your CIO to drive value across your organization.

The Wall Street Journal cites the critical importance of a team-centric C-Suite. They call it the Symphonic C-Suite where each member of the C-Suite brings their unique skills and...


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