CFO Leadership

Evan is a creative storyteller with a passion for innovative technology. As an Area Sales Manager with Vena (and formerly a Content Marketing Specialist), Evan is always experimenting with new ways to inspire finance professionals so he can help them thrive in their roles as strategic, forward-thinking business partners.

The Future of Data Transformation With Rishi Grover

June 3, 2021 |

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A Decade of Planning To Grow: Looking Back (and Forward) After Vena’s First 10 Years

On an evening in November 2010 when Rishi Grover sat down at his local watering hole, he was just looking to unwind a little after a hectic couple of months.  He’d just moved back to Toronto, the pressure at work was mounting and his company, Clarity Syste......

May 27, 2021 |

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The Agile CFO's Guide To Data Storytelling

Going beyond the numbers to shape a powerful narrative with your data is an important skill for finance leaders to master.   If you start thinking about the world’s best storytellers, you’ll probably lean towards the Shakespeares, Spielbergs and Springstee......

October 2, 2020 |

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4 Steps to Driving Organizational Growth Through a Change Management Plan

  The market shifts. New business goals are established or technologies introduced. A crisis emerges that has everyone trying to keep up. Change in all its forms is an inevitable part of doing business—and empowering change begins with a foundation of peop......

August 5, 2020 |

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How to Set the Stage for Finance-Led Change

Why the right people, process and tools are essential to organizational transformation.   Change is part of any business. When navigated well, it can lead to growth and gain. If not, it risks having a less positive effect. But good times or bad, the one tr......

July 14, 2020 |

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The Manifesto for Agile Finance-Led Business Planning

Today, finance teams are at the forefront of change—leading their businesses as they plan for today and tomorrow. With this responsibility comes the need for a new way of working: an Agile methodology for finance-led business planning.  Agile finance-led b......

June 24, 2020 |

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Nearly 33% of FP&A Teams Are Reforecasting Daily, New Survey Reveals

A new survey from the Association for Financial Professionals reveals that FP&A teams are experiencing heightened reporting and analytics requirements, with nearly one in three teams producing a reforecast report every day. The survey—which polled more......

June 11, 2020 |

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How Companies Can Navigate the Road Ahead

When it comes to overcoming the consequences of uncertainty, serial business executive and advisor Ryan Patel knows firsthand that the office of finance takes a front row seat and leadership role in successfully  navigating through change.  Join Ryan as he......

May 29, 2020 |

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What Do the World’s Top CFOs Have in Common?

As president of the CFO Leadership Council and the CFO at 26 companies throughout his career, few people understand the role more than Jack McCullough. In his business leadership book Secrets of Rockstar CFOs, Jack draws on his personal experience and over......

May 21, 2020 |

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Q&A: Plan for Today and Tomorrow

Before becoming Vena’s CFO, Darrell Cox spent most of his career in FP&A seeing what planning processes worked for some companies that thrived and what proved costly for others. He has long advocated for integrated business planning and tearing down da......

May 12, 2020 |

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