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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You Need to Sell Your Business in 2015. Here’s why.

Over the course of this past year, we in the middle market heard a near-constant refrain: this is the year to sell. And for many people, that was true. At a macro level, the economic outlook was positive, unemployment figures finally appeared to be cheerier, and interest rates were low. Things looked particularly bright for […]

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The M&A Blueprint: Three Keys to Executing a Successful Integration

Year after year, companies continue to do acquisitions despite data that suggests a majority of deals fail to realize their expected value.  Although I believe the percentage of failures may be over-stated, we can certainly do better.   While there are ideas on how to solve tactical issues – poor diligence, over-valuing synergies, failure to address […]

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How to Sharpen Your Market Focus with Long-Term Planning

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What does long term planning mean to your finance team? 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 […]

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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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Keeping Values Top of Mind, Deborah Herrera, CFO, Schwan’s Consumer Brands

Podcast: Play in new window | Download How do sound values and good judgment become part of a CFO’s rite of passage? Join us as Deborah shares her CFO mind-set and details how her principles and powers of discernment led her to advance inside a variety of top finance organizations.

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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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Why Finance Leaders Must Walk the Floor, Jackie Barry Hamilton, CFO, Intronis

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What’s it like to serve as a CFO of a large-enterprise firm versus an emerging-growth firm? Join us as Jackie shares her CFO mind-set and reveals how her finance leadership has evolved from one career milestone to the next.

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