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The podcast featuring finance leaders driving change within their organizations.

Sep 30, 2020

It's the type of business restructuring capable of striking envy in the hearts of many a company board member—and particularly those known to favor one oft-repeated bit of business wisdom: Never waste a recession.

At food ingredient maker Ingredion, where the recession’s bite is directly linked to the eating habits...

Sep 27, 2020

The son of two doctors, Tom Fencl recalls that while growing up in communist Czechoslovakia, to him a free market economy was more “an intellectual curiosity” than a possible career destination.

“When the Berlin Wall came down, I was midway through high school—it was a very formative experience,” remembers...

Sep 23, 2020

Members of Siemens USA’s finance team would probably not be surprised to learn that when their CFO, Marsha Smith, is asked to reveal the experiences that prepared her for a finance leadership role, the ones that she relates most often originate from being part of a team.

Such was the case in 2004, when she had been...

Sep 20, 2020

The Berlin headquarters of software developer Contentful occupies an old brick warehouse with heavy metal doors and broad functional corridors and spaces native to its industrial past.

Standing six stories high, the structure once accommodated its worker population with a miniature kitchen on every floor, a favorite...

Sep 16, 2020

It was a little over 40 years ago when Steve Young first joined what would become Duke Energy, the giant electric power holding company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Not only has it been a long tenure, but also it is the only post-college job that I’ve ever had,” says Young, who first roamed the...