Seeking CFOs with Vision — and More
A strategic orientation is important, but so are communication, talent-development and operational acumen.
New CFO May Help Stabilize Microsoft
Veteran company executive Amy Hood, known as personable and a natural collaborator, gets the nod after finance chief Peter Klein becomes the latest top manager to quit the software giant.
The Next CFO: An Inside Job
A majority of corporate executives prefer CFO roles to be filled by internal promotions. Finance professionals agree, but many of their nonfinance colleagues may nonetheless be out of touch with what CEOs want in a finance chief.
Many Execs See CFOs as Poor Operators
Amid all the chatter about how today’s CFOs should have an operational mind set, a majority of executives don’t think their own finance chief is qualified to be a COO.
More CFOs Should Be CEOs: Corporate Execs
A broad cross-section of executives like their own finance chief’s qualifications for the top job.
Ex-PayPal CFO Joins Industry Upstart
Small but fast-growing YapStone lands one of the best-known names in the payment-systems business after her two-year detour to CBS Interactive.
More CEOs Go
As CEO turnover rises, insider CFOs who take on the top spot may have a better chance of success than external hires.
Got Your Eye on the Top Job?
CFOs who have CEO ambitions should be pleased to know that these days it’s more likely a vacancy will open up ahead of them.
Facebook CFO: “Wicked Smart,” But No Ego
David Ebersman is perfectly suited for the maelstrom to come when the social-media giant's IPO hits the market.