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171: Renovating the C-Suite: Enter the CFO

Featured on this podcast: Lynn Atchison, CFO, Spredfast reveals how a mix of intuition, ambition, and networking savvy propelled her career forward by opening the door to a CFO role inside the social media realm. Marty Moore, CFO of C2 Education, illuminates how private equity has influenced his varied career path. Karen O'Byrne, CFO, Modernizing Medicine…
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The Workplace Afterpod | Matt Calkins, CEO, Appian

How do you make a great hire? Matt Calkins: In order to make a great hire there are a couple of steps. One is finding and motivating the potential employee to work with you. And I don't want to focus on that, because I think it's relatively obvious how you do that. You raise your…
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170: The Virtues of a Low Drama IPO | Matt Calkins, CEO, Appian

Appian CEO Matt Calkins returns to explore the company's post IPO life and explain how Appian is striving to preserve the company's unique workforce culture and continue to fuel the serial reinvention of its offerings.   Quick Hits: 60 Second Insights   Guest: Matt Caukins, Founder & CEO Company: Appian Founded: 1999 Headquartered: Reston, VA Contacts: www.appian.com @appian (Twitter)
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The Workplace Afterpod | Bill Sandbrook, CEO, U.S. Concrete

How do you make a great hire? Sandbrook: "References count for me, references whom I trust. Because in that hour interview or whatnot, you can get some sense but you can't be 100%. You're not always a 100% in knowing that individual, what their work ethic is, how they really handle pressure, what their true,…
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169: The Turnaround CEO | Bill Sandbrook, CEO, U.S. Concrete

  Ten years ago, U.S. Concrete's future was highly questionable. As stewards of a roll-up of ready-mix concrete businesses, the company's management had spent a decade buying up smaller businesses while explaining to Wall Street that it would someday soon be the largest publicly traded single-product-category company traded domestically. However, when the housing and construction markets…
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The Workplace Afterpod | Chris Byers, CEO, Formstack

  How do you make a great hire? "We do a couple of things to enhance the hiring process. The one most important thing I think we do is about two years ago we began to document our culture. This was writing down what has turned into nine culture code statements that really we believe…
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168: When Your Firm Has an Appetite for M&A | Jack Walsh, CFO, Aptean

Having completed 11 acquisitions in the past two-and-half years, Aptean—an enterprise software developer—is making M&A best practices the cornerstone of an aggressive growth strategy. Join us when Aptean CFO Jack Walsh explains how the realization of cost synergies rather than revenue synergies has become a central component of Aptean’s M&A success formula. Company: Aptean Industry:  Enterprise…
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The Workplace Afterpod | Jim VanSteenhouse, CEO, InterLinc Mortgage

How do you make a great hire? "Be quick, but don't hurry, number one. And number two is, there is a process. I mean, as we talked about previously, most processes involve ... in today's environment, when you've got employees all over the United States, one. And two, a lot of the corporate personnel, particularly…
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The Workplace Afterpod | Jerry Hum, CEO, Touch of Modern

How do you make a great hire? "I mean, there's not a lot of science to it. I would say, Just have a very rigorous interview process. So when we interview folks, they come in and they take ... they have many, many rounds of interviews. They get interviewed from the top down as well…
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166: Investment Strategy Trade-offs | Eric Johnson, CFO, Nintex

Eric Johnson, CFO, Nintex, accepts our invitation to update us on the workflow automation firm’s adoption of a subscription business model and its recent addition of an inside sales organization. Johnson explains how finance played a central role in developing the pricing model behind a new joint selling model involving both inside sales and established partners.…
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