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Beyond the Benefits: Ethan Carlson to Moderate Panel at the CFO Leadership Council Talent Show

CFOLC talent showTalent – we all have it, employ it, and rely on it to help move our companies forward. But how do you find the best people, best growth opportunities, and best methods to retain that talent base?

Join The CFO Leadership Council on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Bentley University for The 2016 CFO Talent Show, a full-day event dedicated to the lifecycle of your talent processes. From new methods to find high-talent employees to building an award-winning culture, managing across generations and surviving through downturns, our conference will inspire you to change the way you engage with your most important asset – your people.

The Talent Show agenda includes:

  • Morning panels on ‘Follow Me: Finding Great Employees the First Time Around,’ and ‘When It All Falls Down: Managing During a Downturn’
  • Afternoon panels on ‘How to be the Next Cool Place to Work,’ and ‘The Future of our Workforce’
  • New 10-minute Radical CFO Talks on Personality Tests, Office Design, The Power of Play, and making the old new again

For the most up-to-date agenda, please go here.

From 2:40pm – 3:50pm, Ethan Carlson will moderate the panel discussion: Beyond The Benefits: Becoming The Cool Place To Work.  This panel will look at how companies, new and mature, are revitalizing their corporate culture to be a place that potential employees want to work and current employees are proud to be a part of. We’ll review benefits packages, review and feedback, philanthropy, social engagement, and more. Confirmed speakers include:

CFOLC confirmed speakers
Please click here to register.

Ethan Carlson Joins Boston CFO Leadership Council Steering Committee

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Ethan Carlson

Woburn, MA – July 7, 2015 – Carlson Management Consulting today announces that Ethan Carlson, CEO and Founder, has joined the Steering Committee of the CFO Leadership Council, Boston Chapter. Carlson Management Consulting is an award-winning Cloud solutions and services firm, delivering ‘best in class’ SaaS Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and value-added consulting services to organizations of all sizes. The CFO Leadership Council, formerly known as The CFO RoundTable, is a community of senior financial executives dedicated to developing strong leadership at all professional levels, from Controller to CFO.

“I’m excited to become a member of the CFO Leadership Council Steering Committee for the Boston Chapter. The CFO Leadership Council is the premier organization helping to cultivate world class finance leadership skills in the greater Boston area. As someone who has attended and presented at a number of their events, I’m very impressed with their focus not only on elevating the role of finance but also their dedication to community service. I’m looking forward to contributing to their high quality programs that help our peers in finance build the necessary leadership skills that make Boston companies competitive on a global scale.”

“We are thrilled that Ethan has chosen to join our Boston CFO Leadership Council Steering Committee this year,” said Becky Blackler, President, The CFO Leadership Council. “Ethan has been a longtime member of our organization, and embraces the impact we have on our community of senior financial executives. We look forward to Ethan’s contributions to our innovative programs, which will inspire and empower the Boston community to reach higher and grow further than they thought possible.”

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Join Carlson at the CFO Leadership Conference in Waltham, MA

Join-Carlson-at-CFO-Leadership-Council-400-200Join Carlson and 250 finance professionals from around Boston and beyond for the CFO Leadership Conference on May 20th.  Carlson is once again sponsoring this year’s event at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. In this full-day program, The CFO Leadership Council will address pragmatic and practical leadership techniques member CFOs voted as the most critical to their success, including leading through volatility, leading those who don’t want to be led, and leading future generations toward success. This is one of the premier events for Massachusetts-based finance executives so you won’t want to miss it.  For more information and registration link, visit the CFO Leadership Council.  Please come by our booth to learn about Adaptive Insights, BlackLine, and our other solutions and services.

Carlson May Events: Let’s Meet Up!

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Kevin O’Brien, Vice President

Carlson has several events lined up for May. Kevin O’Brien, head of our manufacturing finance practice, is traveling to Atlanta, GA for an Adaptive Insights and Carlson Management Consulting sponsored event focused on Finance Thought Leadership for Manufacturers. Join Kevin for an informative dialogue with Adaptive customer, NCR, exploring emerging trends to drive growth and optimize performance, followed by a Rooftop Happy Hour with your peers. Learn how to be empowered to take a leadership position to drive positive change, encourage collaboration, create an on-demand culture and accelerate the planning process; reducing planning times by up to 50%. Register today with this link.

Join-Carlson-at-CFO-Leadership-CouncilWe will once again be sponsoring the CFO Leadership Conference on May 20th at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. In this full-day program, The CFO Leadership Council will address pragmatic and practical leadership techniques member CFOs voted as the most critical to their success, including leading through volatility, leading those who don’t want to be led, and leading future generations toward success. This is one of the premier events for Massachusetts-based finance executives so you won’t want to miss it.  For more information and registration link, please visit the CFO Leadership Council. Please come by our booth to learn about Adaptive Insights, BlackLine, and our other solutions and services.

Carlson-at-Vermont-Business-ExpoThe team from our Vermont office will be exhibiting at the VT EXPO on May 20th and 21st at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center. The EXPO brings together thousands of business owners and decision-makers to network, attend business critical workshops, build new business relationships and shop from vendors that provide unique products and services to help grow their business. Carlson will be meeting with other exhibitors on the 20th and the general public on the 21st. If you would like to schedule a meeting prior to the event, please use our contact form.

We hope to see you this month!

 

Ethan Carlson to Moderate ‘Rethinking Corporate Performance’ Panel

Ethan-Carlson-CEO-Carlson-Management-ConsultingJoin Ethan Carlson, CEO of Carlson Management Consulting, as he moderates a panel of senior executives on the topic of Rethinking Corporate Performance.  This event, organized by the CFO Leadership Council Boston, is taking place at Bentley University’s LaCava Center on Wednesday, March 18th from 7:15 AM to 9:45 AM (EDT).

Program description 

The CFO role has expanded beyond the historical role as steward and operator, overseeing the organization’s compliance with an efficient finance function.   Today, the CFO needs to help define corporate strategy and be a catalyst for change.   That means being a partner to the other business leaders and teams – in particular helping drive and measure performance against corporate goals.  It’s more than just building plans and watching budget variances; today’s CFO must be a driving force in connecting vision to strategy to operating plans and individual and team performance goals – and aligning all that to the company’s individual performance management system and compensation plans.

JoJoin-Carlson-at-CFO-Leadership-Councilin a multi-disciplinary panel of experts to learn how you can take the lead in building a proactive performance driven environment.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, attendees should understand and take away:

  • Different stakeholder goals and how these affect corporate goals
  • How to link corporate vision to strategic planning and translate that to operating plans
  • Examples of integrating business measurement into planning and operations management, through dashboards, metrics, and analytics
  • Tangible ideas on incentive system design that links individual performance to corporate goals

For more information and to register, please click here.