The CFO role is one marked by constant evolution.
Not only have the expectations for the position evolved dramatically in recent years, but to succeed as a CFO, you must be willing to evolve, too, in order to meet the shifting demands of each growth stage your company passes through or the complexities of international business.
Success doesn’t come to CFOs who sit still.
Our latest guest proves it: Rick Smith is a CFO experienced in leading high-growth VC- and PE-backed companies with revenues in the $20M-$300M range, who has led multiple companies through successful exits. Rick’s background spans a variety of industries, including SAAS, EdTech, healthcare services, advertising/marketing, and retail.
Having been a Controller, FP&A leader, and CFO, Rick’ expertise spans all areas of accounting and finance, including day-to-day accounting and processes, financial systems, buy- and sell-side M&A, financings, capital raising/recapitalizations, and international operations. Additionally, Rick has extensive experience managing areas such as Human Resources, Facilities, Data & Analytics, Project Management, and Technology Infrastructure.
In this episode, we discuss:
- How the CFO role has evolved over time
- How a CFO’s role evolves across growth stages
- How you need to evolve as a CFO to handle international business
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