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Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of the Private Equity CFO Role

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The Chief Financial Officer role in any company, especially in a middle market private equity business, is a powerful position. However, this wasn’t always the case. There has been a distinct evolution of the CFO role over the last 35 years. In order to understand the progression and prominence of the CFO function, we examined […]


Hiring Tomorrow’s Leaders Amidst Today’s Crisis

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Companies are far from operating in “business as usual” mode, but there are still business imperatives and targets that must be met.  In fact, this crisis has highlighted areas in businesses where there are “cracks” – processes or functions that were acceptable before, but now must be changed or improved.  It is this dichotomy, as […]


Now Is the Time for Leaders to Focus Post-COVID

Leaders to Focus Post-COVID

Though the end of this pandemic is still uncertain and undoubtedly still in the future, it’s clear that in the business world, the initial crisis management response is becoming admittedly stagnant. In the first few days and weeks the focus for leaders was on safety and risk mitigation. There wasn’t really enough time to understand […]


Leadership During the New Norm: The Unsustainable Nature of Crisis Management

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There is one core truth about a crisis that we can’t afford to ignore: while any type of crisis takes its toll (be it personal, professional, local, or global), remaining in a state of adrenaline-driven alarm is unsustainable. It’s an appropriate initial response to a situation that threatens to turn our lives and businesses upside […]


State of the Industrial Manufacturing Sector in Response to COVID-19

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As stay-at-home orders become the new norm, the daily level of panic is ever-so-slowly fading, especially among manufacturers. That said, it’s clear that companies are on edge, waiting for the inevitable peak of this pandemic. Despite the unknowns and myriad of questions that will emerge, industrial manufacturers are operating under new protocols and doing their […]