5 articles

The CFO as Catalyst for Growth

How CFOs can drive change and create value.

As demands on performance continue to increase, corporations and professional firms are realizing that chief financial officers can be catalysts that drive change and create value. The CFO’s knowledge of finances, coupled with an intricate knowledge of the business, helps bring a new level of strategic thinking to any company. As the chief financial officer […]

Is It Time to Change Vendors?

Why CFOs must challenge vendors to bring problem-solving ideas to the table.

As chief financial officers move beyond traditional roles, many are finding that vendor selection is becoming an important part of their expanded duties. When deciding which vendors are the right fit, CFOs should distinguish between those who simply supply a product or service and those who have the ability to challenge and collaborate in ways […]

“Students: Think Less Like Americans.”

In a smaller, more connected world, students must become global thinkers.

As college students across the United States prepare for graduation, I have what may seem a strange bit of advice: Try to think less like an American. Don’t get me wrong. We all should have pride in the U.S. and its many achievements. But I’m not talking about nationalism – I’m talking about globalism. In […]

TTIP: The New Trade Route to Prosperity

A look at the incredible economic benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

As trade initiatives go, the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership has always been an ambitious undertaking, given the massive scale and unavoidable complexity. The proposed initiative, better known as TTIP, would mark the largest bilateral trade agreement in history if enacted. TTIP would bring efficiency and rationality to the rules that govern how €2 […]

The TTIPing Point for Global Trade

How companies--large and small--can benefit from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Increased trade between the United States and Europe is critical for the continued growth of our two economies. And, while most people think that international trade agreements only benefit large, multinational companies, that’s not the case. In fact, the potential impact on trade for thousands of small- and medium-sized businesses across the U.S is one […]