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How Finance Became a Customer Services Department, Susheel Mantha, CFO, LRES

What role can finance play inside the client-facing realm known as customer service? Join us when Susheel shares her CFO mind-set and explains how finance now plays a more central role in LRES's client offerings. ¤
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When the CFO is Your Customer, Bill Price, CFO, MineralTree

What is it like to be CFO of a firm that views finance leaders as a primary target customer? Join us when Bill shares his CFO-mindset and explains why he likes to view his business through the lens of the customer.

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The Sweet Smell of Growth, Shiwali Varshney, CFO, Vosges Chocolate

What happens when an artisan chocolatier decides that it's time to enhance its finance function? Join us as Shiwali Varshney, CFO, Vosges Chocolate, reveals her CFO mind-set and explains her priorities when it comes to driving growth inside one of the premium chocolate world's most innovative chocolatiers. ¤
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How to Stop Doing and Start Leading, Kelly Smith, CFO, Replacements, Ltd.

It takes more than hard work to lead an organization. Join us when Kelly Smith, CFO, Replacements, Ltd. reveals his CFO mind-set and shares how clarity of purpose as a finance leader led him to focus on empowering others to better complete the tasks at hand.
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How IT Mojo Gave a Preschool Franchisor Its Operations Edge, Bob Scopinich, CFO, Goddard Systems, Inc.

Ever wonder how an organization's information systems would work differently if finance and IT together designed the data flows and functionality? Join Bob Scopinich, CFO, Goddard Systems, Inc., as he reveals his CFO mind-set and discusses the strategic collaboration that created the systems that today help run one of the largest preschool franchises in the country.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Metadata: Quantifying Your Digital Assets

What role does finance play inside a firm that helps organizations to manage their digital assets? Join us as Bonnie-Jeanne Gerety of North Plains Systems reveals her CFO mind-set and shares her finance team's priorities when it comes to finance adding value across the enterprise.
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At Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the Global Economy Brokered a Marriage of Convenience, Carrie McIntyre, CFO

Acquired in 2010 by a joint venture between Thayer Lodging Group, a private equity firm, and Jin Jiang Hotels, a publicly-held Chinese hotel chain, Interstate Hotels & Resorts  is opening a new chapter of growth inside the ever more global arena of  hotel management. CFO Carrie McIntyre is today determined to help drive results inside an…
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Harnessing the Power of Big Social Mobile, David Giannetto, Author

How can big data, social media, and mobile technology be used to drive business results inside your organization? Join us as business author David Giannetto explains how companies are enhancing their bottom lines as he discusses his latest book Big Social Mobile: How Digital Initiatives Can Reshape the Enterprise and Drive Business Results. Our Sponsor Intacct:  Did…
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At Apttus, Finance Exposes Growth’s Ever-Protruding Path, Jeff Van Zanten, CFO

Ever wonder how the finance leaders of high-growth firms prioritize? Join us as Jeff Van Zanten shares his CFO mind-set and explains how he expanded and retooled the Apttus finance team over an 18-month period.
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What Finance & Collaborative Software Have in Common , Tom FitzSimmons, CFO, Payfone

What can finance teams learn from the Agile software development rank-and-file? Join Tom FitzSimmons, CFO of Payfone, as he reveals his CFO mind-set and why collaboration between cross-functional teams is critical to the future of finance.
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