Category: General Info & Updates

Fishing Below Economic Dams

Picture yourself fishing below a hydroelectric dam with 5 generators running. The water is flowing strong. I am fishing 200 yards below the dam and you are fishing 2 miles below. They just shut down two of the generators because they don’t have enough demand for electricity. The water is still flowing but at a

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Survey: The Average Tenure of a CFO

One of the concepts we discuss during the first day of our coaching workshop series is the “Life Cycle of a CFO”.  The life cycle takes us from the decision to hire a CFO (usually due to a problem/crisis of some sort) through the eventual departure of the CFO for other opportunities and the subsequent

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HBJ CFO of the Year Awards Luncheon

Last week, I was invited to attend the HBJ CFO of the Year awards luncheon with our friend Michael Dummer, CFO of Wilsherco Inc. (pictured here with his wife Kim), who was a finalist in the Small Private Company category. Judges narrowed down the field from over 100 nominees, to 16 finalists in the 6

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HBJ CFO of the Year Nominations for 2014

The Houston Business Journal just announced the finalists for its CFO of the Year award for 2014. The award recognizes the area’s “fearless financial strategists who provide guidance and sound advice to CEOs and directors.” The HBJ received more than 90 CFO of the Year nominations this year for the prestigious CFO of the Year award.

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July 2014 Coaching Workshop

This July 2014 Coaching Workshop marks another round of Strategic CFO Coaching Workshops.  July 2014 Coaching Workshop While three days of our four-day July workshop are dedicated to existing students, we are excited to be offering openings for a new class! The new students will participate in this July 2014 Coaching Workshop as their first day

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Lessons on Changing the World

It’s graduation season again, and campuses throughout the country have become a forum for speakers hoping to motivate and inspire the Class of 2014.  One commencement address in particular caught my attention this year (and only partly because I’m a Longhorn):  Admiral William McRaven’s address to the class of 2014 at his alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin. Adm. McRaven

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True Definition of Entrepreneur

The True Definition of Entrepreneur What is the true definition of entrepreneur? Some say that it is a person who runs a business at his own financial risk and others may say it is someone who organizes and manages any enterprise. However do those “textbook” definitions truly define an entrepreneur in this day and age?

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Main Street America

When Mike and Barbara Feigin started Main Street America , their dream was to create a simple, memorable process for their clients.  The result;  Mike and Barbara have changed their industry. Main Street America Main Street America is part model home park, part furniture gallery, and part design studio. It includes an on-site restaurant and

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Strategic CFO!

‘When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” – Dalai Lama It sure is cold here in East Texas! I am thankful to be inside with a good cup of coffee enjoying this beautiful view. I hope no matter where you are at today you take the time to be grateful

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Houston ToolBank “Friend Raiser”

Houston ToolBank had its first “Friend Raiser” recently at the Local Pour located in River Oaks, it was a great venue for our event. We had about 40 people show up and raised over $1,500! Houston ToolBank “Friend Raiser” We are getting excited about getting close to our $200K goal so we can set up

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WFE Duck Hunt

Recently, I attended the Women’s Finanance Exchange Duck Hunt at the Junior League of Houston.  The event benefits Dress for Success. Dress for Success is a wonderful organization whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women

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Houston Community ToolBank

Recently, I was asked to join the board of the Houston Community ToolBank, a local non-profit organization dedicated to lending tools to metro Houston’s charitable sector.  The ToolBank works with local charities by providing fast and easy access to large volumes of high-quality tools to increase the impact of service projects and community revitalization efforts.

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