About Jack Sweeney

Jack Sweeney is editor in chief of Middle-Market Executive. He is the former editor in chief of Business Finance Magazine and recent editorial director for The CFO Alliance. Jack was the founding editor of Consulting magazine today owned by Bloomberg L.P. He served as editor of Integration Management and Washington Technology, both published by The Washington Post Cos. He can be reached at jack.sweeney@middlemarketexecutive.com.

131: ASK ETHAN: Adopting Driver-Based Models

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Is your organization leveraging a driver-based model? Join us as Ethan Carlson, CEO of Carlson Management Consulting, once more tackles our questions to supply you with answers and a new mindset designed to help empower your finance organization to look. Sponsor BlackLine  Does your finance department remain bogged […]

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Embracing the Shift to Real-Time Scenario Planning

Podcast: Play in new window | Download The following is an edited abstract from CFO Thought Leader’s “Ask Ethan” podcast featuring Ethan Carlson, CEO, Carlson Management Consulting, and Jack Sweeney, cohost of CFO Thought Leader. CFOTL: We’re often told that scenario planning is not about providing an accurate picture of the future, but about making […]

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True Office Says It’s “Game-on” for Corporate Training

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Ever wonder how game mechanics are changing the rules of workforce training . Join us as Jason Shore, CFO, True Office, shares his CFO mind-set and reveals how his career as a start-up CFO has placed him inside the vanguard of a workforce training movement.

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Cracking the Code to M&A Success, Richard Antoneck, CFO, Veritext

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What’s it like to complete nine acquisitions in a single year? Join us as Rich shares his CFO mind-set and reveals how after a busy year of M&A activity Veritext ‘s finance team is keeping a keen eye on performance measures across a quickly expanding enterprise. 

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Rolling Forecasts: When a Wish List Item Becomes a “Must Have”

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Is your rolling forecast delivering all of what it promised? Join us as Ethan Carlson, CEO of Carlson Management Consulting, once more tackles our questions to supply you with answers and a new mindset designed to help empower your finance organization to look ahead. The following is an […]

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Building Relationships Across the Enterprise, Moazam Ali Shah, CFO, Gulf Union Foods Company, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What types of opportunities can ERP implementations offer aspiring finance leaders? Join us as Moazam shares his CFO mind-set and reveals how a global ERP project undertaken by the Gulf Union Foods Company of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, offered finance the opportunity to build relationships across the enterprise.

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A New Year’s Resolution: It’s Time to Align Strategy & Forecasting

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Why do so many organizations struggle to achieve an optimal alignment between strategy and forecasting? Join us as Ethan Carlson, CEO of Carlson Management Consulting, kicks off  ASK ETHAN, our weekly podcast designed to supply answers to your most daunting questions as we explore the strategies and best practices […]

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The Orbiting CFO: Karl Hardesty Architects a Finance Ecosystem

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Where does consulting end and employment begin inside the burgeoning world of interim CFOs? Join us as Karl Hardesty CEO and co-founder of “CFO-for-hire” upstart Hardesty, LLC helps us to chart the blurring line that is quickly altering the C-suite’s management dynamics. “The CFO role is a hot […]

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U.S. Bank Decodes the Middle Market’s DNA One Business at a Time

Borrowing a page from the professional services industry, over the past 2 years U.S. Bank has tasked teams of consultants to work with an array of middle-market companies to deconstruct their cash management processes and identify areas for improvement. Frequently kicked off with an hour-and-a-half client consultation or “discovery meeting,” U.S. Bank consulting engagements dubbed […]

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Five CFO Share Their Big Data Visions

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