Wanted: Strategic CFOs. Again.
The skills companies value in finance leaders continue to shift with the times, with strategic acumen now edging past capital-markets experience, headhunters tell the crowd at CFO Rising.
“What We Do Is Life or Death.”
No company has more demanding customers than the Defense Logistics Agency. An interview with CFO J. Anthony Poleo.
Tenneco’s Kenneth Trammell
The CFO has his hands full, with the auto industry in a production slowdown and consumer preferences doing an about-face.
Aetna’s Joseph Zubretsky
Heavy investment in technology goes straight to the company's bottom line, the CFO says. Plus: a pitch for national health insurance.
The GAO’s David Walker
Why he decided he could spread the word about the government's fiscal maladies more effectively by moving to private life.
Charles Schwab’s Joseph Martinetto
Winding up his first year on the job, the brokerage's CFO tells how a strong client focus helped insulate it from subprime heartache.
Koch Industries’s Steve Feilmeier
The CFO of the United States's largest private company explains what it's like to not worry about earnings.
Lifting the Handicap
By lowering the corporate tax rate, can the United States regain a competitive edge?
Homeland Security’s Tom Ridge
The first secretary of Homeland Security tells CFO what companies should fear most.
Look Who’s Not Talking
Both company directors and senior managers place a premium on strategic planning. So what keeps them from collaborating on it?