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1. Heena Agrawala, CFO @ Whalar

One piece of advice you would give to a new CFO:
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If it had to be one piece of advice, I'd say you should establish the right financial ecosystem while keeping the business operations at the center. 

Why?

This will result in actionable and relevant data that a CFO can then use to provide valuable insights and financial guidance to the business leaders of the organization."

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2. Michael Bollhardt, CFO @ The Lifetime Value Co.

One piece of advice you would give to a new CFO: 

"Always ask questions. Not just of your team but of all the people you interact with. Learn as much about your company as possible to ensure you have the most information possible when making decisions."

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3. Delphine Bernard, CFO @ Branded

One piece of advice you would give to a new CFO: 

"Be bold, be curious, challenge people and the business, push the bar higher, and most important be humble."

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4. Debra tirado, CFO @ VillageCare

One piece of advice you would give to a new CFO: 

"Learn the business.  Being a CFO is so much more than being a strong accountant.  You need to understand what drives the business and how the business operates to be in the best position"

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5. Oz Haque, CFO @ Mosaic Insurance

One piece of advice you would give to a new CFO: 

"Assume the worst"

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6. Brian Motechin, CFO @ ZMC

One piece of advice you would give to a new CFO: 

"Remember your customers - design financial systems to enable company operations. Design financial reporting to provide financial statement users meaningful input. Start with the basics"

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7. Blake Nolan, CFO @ Athletic Greens

One piece of advice you would give to a new CFO: 

"Communicate constantly. No surprises!"

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8. Adelina Pepenella, CFO @ G/O Media, Inc

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9. Jacqueline Woo, CFO @ Acumen Fund, Inc.

One piece of advice you would give to a new CFO: 

"Understanding context and constraints allows for more open and constructive solution sets."

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10. James Housley, CFO @ Infobase  Holdings

One piece of advice you would give to a new CFO: 

"Surround yourself with smart people"

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11. Tony Manuelli, CFO @ DeSimone Consulting Engineering

One piece of advice you would give to a new CFO: 

"Be ready for a constant of change and financial challenges supported with a well-prepared strategy. And Be ready for a constant state of change and strategy:  All things - staffing, Economy, clients, Insurance, and M&A"

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12. Besa Bajraktari, CFO @ IQEQ

One piece of advice you would give to a new CFO: 

"Never stop learning"

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13. Bilal Khan, CFO @ Happify

One piece of advice you would give to a new CFO: 

"Be patient, listen, analyze the data and then have confidence in your decisions."

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14. Anthony mangione, CFO @ The doe fund

One piece of advice you would give to a new CFO: 

"The CFO job is more than numbers, it's being able to communicate the story of the numbers clearly across all different stakeholders of the company.  To set expectations and drive the culture to higher performance is wrapped up in the communication."

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