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CXO Conversations

Release Date: 01/11/2023

The Art of Being a CFO with Eric Lougher show art The Art of Being a CFO with Eric Lougher

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 is a versatile CFO who comes from an investor background. He has served as Chief Financial Officer for both VC and PE backed companies that provides Eric a balanced and insightful view of today’s CFO. Eric talks to two key points: The art of balance various department budgetary needs and fiscal health of the company and achieving strategic goals Board relations and the role of the CFO during and in between the quarterly meetings. Eric views balance needs of sales, marketing, HR, IT and others with the overall vision and trend of his company. Sometimes that leads to an awkward...

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Season 5 of CXO Conversations starts next week! show art Season 5 of CXO Conversations starts next week!

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Upcoming interviews include of Taskray  who discusses the role of today’s CFO and Board relations, CEO on the transition from Founder to CEO,  and , successful executive and CEO of Class VI Partners on advice to CEOs.   Other guests include , a Chief revenue Officer who decided to accelerate his career by switching from industrial materials to start ups and  , , an MD who pivoted to C suite Executive coaching who about getting outside of your comfort zone and be willing to try new things. I’m truly excited with the 2023 line up of guests and please visit for our...

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Welcome 2023! show art Welcome 2023!

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2022 was a year of achievements and 2023 brings new challenges and opportunities

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CEO William Toti, Have Those Hard Conversations to Improve and Advance show art CEO William Toti, Have Those Hard Conversations to Improve and Advance

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  after naval career of distinction that included commanding an attack submarine and Commadore went on to a successful career in corporate America.  We discuss having the hard conversation between yourself and your boss. William also provides insightful advice on how to reach the gain experience to reach the C suite. Show Notes: Former joins CXO Conversation to discuss having hard conversations with senior executives to learn and improve your career.  Bill discusses three main points: His boss pointedly told him “Bill, you’re screwing this up”.  Bill shares lessons...

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Executive Coach Chuck Mollor, The Pressures of the Modern CEO show art Executive Coach Chuck Mollor, The Pressures of the Modern CEO

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is the CEO of MCG Partners, an advisory and executive coach firm as well as the author of “The Rise of the Agile Leader”. For over 15 years Chuck has advised executives on a wide range of areas from one-on-one coaching, team effectiveness, assessments and more.   In our interview, Chuck provides unique insight into the challenges today’s CEOs face.  And we hear about being a Cranberry Farmer! Show Notes: CEO and Executive Coach joins the show to discuss the pressures of the modern CEO.  Chuck started 15 years ago. Author of   Chucks discusses three key...

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President/Board Director Ray Gogel, On Needed Skills for Today’s CEO show art President/Board Director Ray Gogel, On Needed Skills for Today’s CEO

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 has served as COO, President and Board Director numerous times in the energy sector throughout his career.  He has served in executive roles as CIO, CAO, COO, Managing Director and Board of Directors for companies such as Xcel Energy, Accenture, US Grid Company, IBM and others.  Ray joins CXO Conversations to discuss needed skills for today’s CEO and where they may struggle. Show Notes: has been a President and Board Director for energy companies such as Bridge Energy Group and US Grid. Additionally, Ray was the President/COO for Current, CAO/CIO for Xcel Energy and VP at...

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VC Brand Feld, Why be on a Board and Advice for First Timers show art VC Brand Feld, Why be on a Board and Advice for First Timers

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is a successful Venture Capitalist and founding member of the .  Within the Colorado startup scene, Brad is a bit of a celebrity having been part of some well-known successful companies.   Brad really sees founders and start ups not just investments, but as a community that he supports, sees areas for improvements, mentors and loves.  In this very personal full-length interview, Brad shares his personal Board experiences, what he looks for in Board Director candidates and advice for first time Board members.  He also shares his experiences from his 2021 days as well...

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CEO Charles Melcher, Interviewing to be a Sub Skipper then CEO show art CEO Charles Melcher, Interviewing to be a Sub Skipper then CEO

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is a retired Naval Commanding Officer that has served in various roles including Chief Engineering, XO and Skipper on several Nuclear Attack Submarines.  After retiring from the United States Navy, Chuck joined an international energy company as a VP and quickly rose to CEO.  Chuck discusses interviewing to become a Submarine skipper, his successful civilian executive search and career.  A graduate of the USNA, Chuck earned his MBA at John Hopkins.  The interview was conducted outdoors in the Colorado Rockies in-between altitude training hikes for a Mount Kilimanjaro...

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CFO Christine Gagnon, Importance of Being Intellectually Curious show art CFO Christine Gagnon, Importance of Being Intellectually Curious

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is an accomplished global CFO who rose up through the ranks of senior leadership at Big 4 firms, such as PwC and EY. She is a life-long learner who is both personally and professionally curious, and intrinsically driven to continually broaden her base of knowledge and experience.  She’s an avid traveler who has even hanglided over the jungles of Brazil. In this episode she delves into the importance of intellectual curiosity. Show Notes is the Chief Financial Officer of the African Asset Finance Company (AAFC). At EY, Christine served as CFO/COO in the UK and South Africa along with...

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Special excerpt - CRO Randal Meske, Trust, Trust, Trust & Talent show art Special excerpt - CRO Randal Meske, Trust, Trust, Trust & Talent

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As summer is in full swing, this is a great opportunity for an excerpt from a 2020 interview with CRO Randal Meske.  The full interview can be  About our Guest  is the CRO at ConstructConnect (a Roper Technologies company) and the Founder and CEO at Evreware, a market intelligence firm. Prior to Evreware, Randal was the President at Citation Technologies Inc., an environmental compliance solutions company.  Before Citation, Randal was the Vice President of Oracle’s Global Collaboration Sales Unit. Prior to Oracle, Randal was the Vice President, Technical Publishing...

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2022 was a year of achievements and 2023 brings new challenges and opportunities