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  • Steven and Michael Tannenbaum
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    Like father, like son: How a CFO raised a CFO turned CEO

    “I remember [Michael] saying, ‘Dad, what are you still doing there, it’s going nowhere, you have to leave,’ and this is when he was still in high school.”

    By June 14, 2024
  • New CFOs at Roku, PayPal, Helen of Troy, Boston Beer, Nielsen, Sonder Holdings, Paragon Space Development, Lulus
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    CFOs On the Move: Week ending June 14

    Chief financial officer changes at MoneyGram, Tyson Foods, SolarWinds, OpenAI and Amy's Kitchen.   

    By June 14, 2024
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    John Tyson, CFO of Tyson Foods, arrested again in another alcohol-related incident

    "We are aware that John Randal Tyson, CFO of Tyson Foods, was arrested for an alleged DWI. Tyson Foods has suspended Mr. Tyson from his duties effective immediately,” the company said in a statement.

    By Updated July 16, 2024
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    Facing pharma challenges: NervGen Pharma CFO Bill Adams

    “Gone for now are the days in 2021 when pharma was taking riskier bets and financing was readily available as an alternative to partnering.”

    By Bob Violino • June 13, 2024
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    OpenAI hires former NextDoor CEO Sarah Friar as new CFO, coincides with Apple partnership

    “My goal is to help OpenAI continue excelling at what it does best — producing top-tier research and collaborating to maximize the benefits of AI tools for everyone,” Friar said.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Navan’s new CFO Amy Butte appoints chief accounting officer

    Trust and respect are the key ingredients in CFO Amy Butte and newly hired CAO Anne Giviskos’ partnership to fuel future growth for the fintech. 

    By June 10, 2024
  • Appfire’s CFO and COO Alex Triplett
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    An investor’s mindset with operations know-how: Appfire’s Alex Triplett

    “I see a career as a set of accumulated experiences, so when I left investing for a corporate role, I wanted to build this awesome set of experiences.”

    By June 10, 2024
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    6 Takeaways from the CFO Leadership Council’s Spring Conference

    “It was all about being a better leader, being a better strategist, partnering with the CEO and these are things we need to keep reinforcing.”

    By June 7, 2024
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    CFOs On the Move: Week ending June 7

    New CFOs at Hertz, Aon, Alphabet, Liquid Death, Flutter Entertainment and more.   

    By June 7, 2024
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    Portillo’s CFO Michelle Hook shares secret sauce for restaurant growth

    “I have to be passionate about the brand, and I have to fit the culture. If those two don't exist, I'm not going to join.”

    By June 6, 2024
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    The 6 a.m. CFO: How AvePoint’s Jim Caci starts his day

    “My ability to be in the trenches with our team when there’s hard work to be done is what sets me apart and has led to successful teams.” 

    By CFO Editorial Staff • June 6, 2024
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    Alphabet names Ashkenazi as new CFO to replace Ruth Porat; awarded $9.9M signing bonus

    Ashkenazi will likely be tasked to spearhead Google’s recently announced restructuring of its finance function to pursue more AI initiatives. 

    By Updated June 11, 2024
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    Detroit Riverfront Conservancy CFO fired over $40M missing from nonprofit

    Despite the conservancy’s record revenue in 2022, mainly derived from grant money and donations, an apparent cash shortfall triggered an independent forensic audit, which was later handed off to the FBI. 

    By June 4, 2024
  • Liquid Death’s new CFO Karim Sadik-Khan
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    Liquid Death’s new CFO Karim Sadik-Khan creates killer financial strategy

    “None of the other brands in our industry are doing what Liquid Death is doing right now. We’re giving away a jet — for real.”

    By June 4, 2024
  • Amy Butte, CFO of Navan
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    ‘Finish well’ editor’s note for June 3, 2024

    “I asked myself, not just what do I want to do, but how do I want to live?”

    By June 3, 2024
  • Amy Butte, CFO of Navan
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    Travel and expense unicorn Navan names Amy Butte as new CFO: ‘Let’s go’

    Butte shares what brought her back to the operations side of the industry following years in an advisory role, what she has learned about IPO readiness and what excites her most about the opportunity.  

    By June 3, 2024
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    CFO Leadership Council’s 2024 Spring Conference reading preview

    A collection of stories that relate to the topics of discussion at the upcoming CFOLC Spring event in Boston.

    By CFO Editorial Staff • June 1, 2024
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    CFOs On the Move: Week ending May 31

    New CFOs at QXO, Google Fiber, eHealth and RGA.   

    By May 31, 2024
  • Troy Anderson
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    Accounting can learn from skilled trades workforce: Universal Technical Institute’s CFO Troy Anderson

    “I strongly believe it’s incumbent upon employers and leadership to continue looking at ways to motivate people to enter their respective fields and create an environment where people want to be there and be successful.”

    By May 30, 2024
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    CFOs On the Move: Week ending May 24

    New CFOs at Anthropic, VF Corporation, Jabil, CEC Entertainment and Ralph Lauren.   

    By May 24, 2024
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    From the ranch to the C-suite: Xactly CFO Jason Godley

    “Uncertainty is one of the more common challenges faced by every CFO, so being able to navigate through it is ever more critical.”

    By Bob Violino • May 23, 2024
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    The 6 a.m. CFO: How ServiceRocket’s Joy Mbanugo starts her day

    “Leadership is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.” 

    By CFO Editorial Staff • May 23, 2024
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    ‘AI stalls’ editor’s note for May 20, 2024

    The hidden costs of AI implementation.

    By May 20, 2024
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    Stepping out of the comfort zone: Vena’s CFO Melissa Howatson

    “I was getting close to 10 years in [my previous job], and I asked myself whether it might be best to be a little less comfortable.”

    By May 20, 2024
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    CFOs On the Move: Week ending May 17

    New finance chief appointments at Northrop Grumman, Charles Schwab and Saia.   

    By May 17, 2024