Leadership Goes Beyond the Job Title

Leadership Goes Beyond the Job Title

This fall, I will facilitate an executive leadership program through Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Office of Continuing Studies. The noncredit program is designed for senior managers motivated to take their careers to the next level. Participants will be guided...
Leading through the Lens of Data Analytics

Leading through the Lens of Data Analytics

Accounting is a practice of helping business leaders make informed business decisions. As quoted in a Business Insider article, “The CFO of the future will need to be the connector between the business and data scientists.” Peter Sondergaard, Gartner: “Data...
Strategic Vertical Alignment

Strategic Vertical Alignment

What steps do you and your organization take to align vertically? A strategy pyramid is a visual tool to help guide your organization execute its plans. Elements include: Mission – Why We Exist Values – What’s Important to Us Vision – What We Want...
Strategic Tools for Management

Strategic Tools for Management

To make informed business decisions, a couple of my favorite tools available to management are segmented reporting and the balanced scorecard. A segment is any part or activity of an organization about which a manager seeks cost, revenue, or profit data. This can be...
Professional Membership Associations

Professional Membership Associations

Frequently, I am asked about my experiences as colleagues explore their own paths. Just this past week, I met with an individual considering two avenues: (1) Business and (2) university. They generally ask which one that I prefer. I smile and respond, “Both!” As...
Business is, Well, Business

Business is, Well, Business

Not exactly groundbreaking material: Business is, well, business. Whether for profit or nonprofit, every organization in the world has customers, vendors, etc. It is a common thread across the sectors of our economy. Sure, with manufacturing, we look at cost concepts...
Strategic Business and Financial Management

Strategic Business and Financial Management

This year, I was invited to serve Purdue University Fort Wayne. What a fantastic opportunity to facilitate discussions with colleagues and help develop current and emerging business leaders. I have 50 MBA students enrolled in two sections of strategic cost management...
Information Systems and Data Analytics

Information Systems and Data Analytics

With interests in business and technology, one of my favorite courses in college was accounting information systems. I was drawn to the overlapping content areas (i.e., business, computer science) emphasizing both big picture and detail. I grew up at the cusp of...
CFO

CFO

As a profession, we continuously strive to offer value-added services for our clients and customers. Innovative and entrepreneurial minds identify opportunities to provide services and solutions needed in the community. Visionary service providers recognize the shift...

Celebrating Community

Born and raised in Fort Wayne, I am thrilled to see the momentum of our strong, growing and vibrant community. Our leaders have shared and continue to collaborate on a vision that will benefit generations well into the future. They actively participate and give back...