Your company culture might attract talent, but your Spend Culture will make or break your company.Spend Culture Stories is the first female-hosted and produced podcast on company culture and finance, helping finance leaders learn the tactics, strategies, and processes to build a proactive Spend Culture.Learn how to pick the right tools, implement the most efficient processes, and how to develop the right people to transform the Spend Culture of your organization for the better.
Nilly Essaides, the Senior Research Director of Finance at the Hackett Group chats with us and discusses what digital transformation looks like for the finance function, how tech will impact future work and what the trends look like for 2020 and beyond.
In this episode, Veronica Cook, the Audit Senior Manager at Peterson Sullivan shares all you need to know about the Uniform Guidance in a straightforward and engaging way, and how to align your procurement procedures with the UGC.
Mason Brady is a finance and operations leader who is passionate about empowering finance leaders to act as strategic partners within an organization. In this episode, Mason shares how an inquisitive mindset can bridge departmental gaps, and why people are the key to building a better spend culture.
In this episode, Barry Jahansetan, serial CFO for late-stage SaaS startups, shares his learnings for what a SaaS startup needs to know before going public, including the top KPIs to take note of, when to implement technological tools, and how to scale your finance leadership team to get IPO ready.
In this episode, Jim Gellas, VP Finance and CFO for hire at Kruze Consulting shares the biggest challenges and growing pains startups face when building their finance function. Jim shares the biggest red flags to look for, what investors care about, and how to prepare your people, processes and systems for success, to scale with your organization.
In this episode, Jake Tyler, the CEO of Finn.ai, talks conversational banking, scaling a business effectively with spend culture, and balancing growth perspectives while also being financially responsible.
In this episode, Sabas Carillo, the CEO of Adnant Consulting shares his insights with Aoife Kelly on KPIs to track and what to look out for when going public in cannabis, and how Spend Culture in cannabis will evolve.
In this episode, Lisa Rangel, executive resume writer, job search expert, and executive recruiter extraordinaire shares the secrets behind a well-written resume for a C-level finance hire, as well as key considerations to ace your interview as a new CFO.
In this episode, Steve Gormley, the President and CEO of International Cannabrands, Inc. shares his perspective on running a profitable cannabis business, considerations on taking a cannabis business public, and the KPIs investors look for.
Scott Berdell, the CEO of cannabis business Stryps and former dispensary CFO shares his views on software and technological tools that cannabis business owners use, and his learnings on operating a successful business.
In this episode, Chris Cody, CEO of Highly Functioning LLC and former cannabis dispensary owner shares his insights on how to manage cash flow and the mistakes cannabis small businesses make when it comes to operations.
In this episode, chartered professional accountant Andrew Hunzicker, the founder of Dope CFO shares his insights on what cannabis business owners get wrong about accounting, and how to properly set your books up for success in the fast-growing cannabis industry.
In this episode, Perry Wiggins, the CFO of APQC discusses the changing face of the healthcare industry, and the new role and challenges of the CFO. Perry also shares his insights on adopting an unrestricted Spend Culture built on trust and accountability.
In this episode, Jon Brodsky, the Country Manager of Finder.com shares his insights on understanding the why behind company spending, how to manage multi-locational teams, and how to align your culture with company spend processes.
Brittany Nasso is a Financial Controller at Voices.com. Before Voices.com, she worked with Deloitte as a Chartered Accountant before moving into the world of tech. In this episode, Brittany shares how to drive change and efficient processes that are positive on the bottom line, and also how she made the switch from big four accounting to leading finance teams in fast-growing companies.
Tania Seary is the president and founder of Procurious, the world’s first online community dedicated to procurement and supply chain professionals, which now has 60,000+ followers and members in 140 countries. In this episode, Tania shares how to create a fulfilling career in procurement, embracing diversity, and what the next generation of procurement professionals need to know.
Lilia Stoyanov is the CEO of Transformify.com, a recruitment platform. Prior to founding Transformify, Lilia led a team at Coca Cola, where she implemented digital transformation processes in P2P. In this episode, Lilia shares mistakes companies face when it comes to tracking company spending in the procure-to-pay cycle, and how to evaluate the best P2P Solution.
Kate Motonaga, CPE, is the current COO/CFO of Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art. Prior to joining MoCA, Kate led finance teams in billion dollar companies in steel, mining, and CPG. In this episode, Kate shares the secrets of the finances within the world of world-class museums, such as the hidden costs behind Jack Pollock paintings, and being a female CFO in a male-dominated function.
CFO. Finance Consultant. Digital Evangelist. Regional Director of the CFO Centre.
Paul Riegel, CPA, CGA is the Regional Director at the CFO Centre, a firm that provides the skills and experience of large company CFOs to small & medium sized enterprises on a part-time basis. In this episode, Paul shares the red flags to look for when it comes to poor spend management, and the tech stack recommended for CFOs to cultivate a healthy Spend Culture.
Steve currently serves as the CFO and Assistant Dean at UCLA School of Law where he has worked for the past 21 years. Steve oversees the $90 million budget and 200+ staff at UCLA Law. Learn about Steve’s roots starting out as an assistant accountant, the secret tools to “level up” your game as a finance leader, and what it takes to be the CFO of a world-renowned law school.
Digital transformation officer. IBM Executive. Procurement strategist.
Hans Casteels is the Head of Digital Procurement at IBM, and has over 25 years of professional experience working within and with Fortune 150 or start-up companies. Opinionated, passionate and experienced, learn what Hans thinks of the future of procurement and why automation is a tool, not a goal.
Serial traveller. The “problem fixer”. Generalist. Constant Learner.
Rob Dibacco is the COO/CFO of The Arizona Charter School Association. Learn how Rob manages the financial operations of a non-profit organization, how to implement a purchasing process for educational institutions, and how to scale spend management sustainably.
Lindsey Head is the CFO of J Public Relations - and she has figured out her way to financially manage an efficient and lean PR agency. Rather than asserting controls or pushing a budget onto the operations itself, Lindsey truly believes that giving her employees the power to make decisions from the bottom up is the culture she wants to promote as a CFO - a proactive spend culture.
In the seventies and eighties, GE was the training grounds for overachievers who would go on to head other companies and challenge the status quo. It was Jack Welch who famously said, “I’m desperate to get myself people who are smarter than me…I’m desperately trying to get people with energy. I call them the 4 E’s: Energy, ability to energize people, to execute, get it done, and have edge. And I want passion. I want them to care more.” Welch had the uncanny ability to identify high performers and groom and cultivate them into future leaders. One of these leaders is Michael Dinkins — our guest today, who also happens to be one of the most visible faces in the community of Corporate Finance.
Peter Gebert is an unusual Finance leader. Right from his beginnings as an accountant working at mining sites in the Arctic Circle, to his astonishing successes leading Finance departments for billion-dollar tech and biotech companies in the Valley, Peter has shown a healthy contempt for workplace silos. His career as a leader in Finance is replete with examples of breaking out of the confines of spreadsheets and financial reports, and actually working side-by-side with every department in the company to steer companies into new and path-breaking directions.