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CFO Yeah! brings you up close with finance leaders in the world's most exciting, fastest-growing companies. In this podcast, you meet CFOs who believe that finance is another key driver for growth - just as vital as sales and marketing. We explore the changing nature of the CFO role, what makes finance teams successful, and how finance can be an effective business partner for growth. CFO Connect is a global community and resource hub for finance leaders, created by Spendesk.
 
The Authentic Voices podcast connects you with people who are aligned with their truth. Through their work and their daily lives, these wellness experts, artists, entrepreneurs, and other visionaries demonstrate how full spectrum authenticity leads to deep fulfillment, success, and spiritual growth. By sharing their stories, our intention is to empower you to embrace your own life’s purpose. Hosted by Ana Peñuelas, Meaghan O’Herron, and Wendy Hopper.
 
Travel and hospitality industry professionals get weekly insights from leaders across the business with "TIYB" on their playlists. The series features interviews with thought leaders and innovators changing the face and setting the pace of travel, with a focus on fascinating new technologies and groundbreaking new strategies.
 
SolarWakeup Live! is the insider's guide to the solar and energy markets. Hosted by Yann Brandt, the managing editor of SolarWakeup and CEO of Wakeup Media. Yann Brandt is a veteran executive of the solar industry. After several startups, Yann also founded SolarWakeup, the most influential newsletter in the industry. SolarWakeup is now a big part of Wakeup Media and Yann continues to work in solar investing hundreds of millions of dollars across the Country. Join Yann as he walks you through ...
 
Humans Cogs brings you stories that matter, and conversations about what's really going on in people's lives right now. Hosted by psychologist and media contributor Sabina Read, and award-winning entrepreneur and journalist Madeleine Grummet, each episode features real and raw conversations with extraordinary guests who share dark secrets, silver linings, advice on living and loving well, and will challenge what you think you know about yourself, and the world around you. Human Cogs is a poi ...
 
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“You can't go in and fix the finance, accounting and stakeholder ecosystem without understanding the entire organization. If you're focusing on just one piece and ignoring how the others relate to it, you're missing the bigger picture and the opportunities to really optimize.” After several years studying medicine and understanding how systems driv…
 
For the past 10+ years, Asif Ahmed has been focusing on helping entrepreneurs structure and leverage their finance processes to grow faster. He’s also been a tax advisor for HMRC, and is Managing Director at Acclivity Advisors. Between changing fundraising rules, emerging challenges for companies in their Series B, and an evolving finance landscape…
 
Glenn Hopper is a former Navy journalist, filmmaker, and founder. He left the military and spent two decades helping startups operate at scale and prepare for fundraising and acquisitions. Today, he’s CFO at Sandline, which provides digital discovery services for legal teams. He’s also the author of two books, including Deep Finance: Corporate Fina…
 
“Keep true to yourself, and be authentic. Don't change yourself for an organization. Go find one that likes you just the way that you are. That’s the best piece of advice I could give.” Heather Dixon has been inside finance functions for three decades - leading her teams with a unique, authentic leadership style. She has worked in healthcare since …
 
After 16 years at large building materials distributor Travis Perkins, Nick Rose took a leap of faith. He joined Enable, a fast-growing collaboration platform helping companies of all sizes improve financial transparency and operational efficiency. In less than 2 years, he’s led the company through two successful fundraising rounds, helped reshape …
 
Our first CFO Connect event of 2022 focused on a topic far too neglected in the finance industry: impostor syndrome, and the toll it takes on finance professionals. To address this topic, we spoke with Catherine Clark, executive mentor and former CFO. After spending more than 20 years in organizations of all sizes, she shifted her attention and ski…
 
During the dark days of the pandemic not everyone was baking sourdough. Many women were locked in their homes with people they feared, and psychological, physical, financial and fatal abuse played out behind closed doors with domestic violence continuing to devastate too many lives. Tarang Chawla is a writer, speaker, anti-violence campaigner and m…
 
Did you know that you spend most of your waking life working – a jaw-dropping 90,000 hours for the average person. Work dominates our days. It can be the thing that gets you up in the morning, or the thing that keeps you awake at night. What about you? Has the pandemic changed your relationship with work? Are you at a career crossroads, feeling tir…
 
Anders Liu-Lindberg is a partner at the Business Partnering Institute, a board member at Born Capital, and spent 10 years in the finance team at A.P. Moller - Maersk. He’s also a thought leader on FP&A and the modern finance function. In this episode, he shares his vision for the future of finance with us. We discuss shifting your mindset, a new wa…
 
Have you ever set yourself a crazy big hairy audacious goal, and found yourself against the odds somehow achieving it? Women climb invisible mountains every day. But Laura Youngson's eureka moment came on a volcanic ash pitch, 5,714 metres above sea level, on Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro in June 2017. Youngson, an ambitious entrepreneur, gender act…
 
Chad Martin has seen the finance world’s ongoing evolution first-hand. After 10 years in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, he became a CFO, a role he’s held for 17 years in healthcare, energy, and software companies. Currently driving finance at MeridianLink, he spearheaded the company’s successful IPO in 2020. We discussed the challenges occurr…
 
Sushi Das is an award-winning British Australian journalist of more than 25 years, spending much of her career at The Age, where she held a series of senior reporting and editing positions. She is the winner of two Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards including Best Columnist (2005) and currently works as a freelance columnist and as a researcher for …
 
After almost 20 years as an external advisor and finance leader, Dan Wells founded GrowCFO, a community dedicated to support finance leaders throughout their professional journey. In this episode, Dan discusses how the role of the modern-day CFO has changed over the past years. He shares a lot of tips for aspiring CFOs, the skill sets young profess…
 
What happens when, aged 30, you understand you’re transgender? This was the question that confronted Dr Yves Rees, an award-winning author, historian and regular contributor to ABC Radio and The Conversation, whose life was upended by gender transition in 2018. Then known as a woman called Anne, Yves was forced to grapple with the knowledge that th…
 
How can finance leaders become true strategic advisors to influence the long term visions of their firms? And how can you have true impact in an industry that’s been dramatically hit by the pandemic? Gerardo Adame is VP Finance North America at XP Power. In this episode of the CFO Yeah! podcast, we discussed with Gerardo about how finance leaders c…
 
Many of us hear the word menopause and may think it’s not meaningful or relevant in our own life – regardless of our gender, career path or life stage. As an accomplished business executive who travelled the world working in often male-dominated industries, Melissa MacGowan was once probably the same. Until the symptoms of undiagnosed peri-menopaus…
 
Adam Schwab is a former corporate lawyer, company founder, angel investor and the co-founder of Luxury Escapes, a global travel company. He has also written for Crikey and SmartCompany since 2005 and is the author of Pigs at the Trough: Lessons from Australia’s Decade of Corporate Greed. From being a self-described glorified filer at a top-tier law…
 
Jana is not only the VP Finance at omni:us, but she is also the inventor of the finance toolbox, a playbook to help startups create their finance processes from scratch. In this episode, we spoke with Jana about her experience building the finance team at omni:us, managing productivity on a four-day work week, investing in yourself through side pro…
 
George McEncroe is a tech entrepreneur, writer, standup comedian, educator, and force of nature. The single mother of four hates orthodoxies, has a roll up your sleeves ‘can do’ mantra, and has spent her life giving everything a crack to dial up the carpe diem in her every day so she doesn’t die wondering. In this episode, we hear about some of the…
 
Pedro Barros is VP of Finance at Remote, a global HR solution for distributed teams. He witnessed the company’s hypergrowth during the pandemic and helped lead its Series B in July 2021. In this episode, we explore Pedro’s journey up the finance ladder, his insights on how to be a good leader, and his vision for the future of finance and remote wor…
 
Jocelyn Brewer has, in her words, a job of the future. A psychologist and ex-teacher who helps individuals and organisations be well connected and mentally fit, she has been working with adolescents, families and adults for a decade, and understands the complexity of busy modern life, the increasing role of technology in our work and how healthy di…
 
From a very young age, Alka Tandan has been passionate about the IT industry. In this episode from the CFO Yeah! podcast, she shares her 20-year journey through the SaaS industry, plus her insights on how finance leaders can support their company’s scaling efforts and what qualities are required to make it to the unicorn stage.…
 
On an ordinary day in August 2018, Craig Hopper woke up living the dream, got ready for the day, kissed his three kids goodbye and went off to work. Meanwhile, his wife dropped their youngest at school and set off as a fit 46-year-old on her regular morning run. What happened next changed their lives forever. Craig’s wife suffered a massive heart a…
 
Rachael Neumann is an uber impressive high flyer who has experienced countless successes around the globe in the ever-changing and complex worlds of venture capital investment and business. But business wasn’t the focus of our fabulous and high-octane chat. Instead of deep diving into her latest hot startup deal, Rachael shared some of the formativ…
 
Every CFO knows the pain of trying to consolidate data from a wide range of sources. A mix of legacy systems and new processes only complicates things. So we spoke with OverlayAnalytics COO Josh Beaver - also a CPA - about how to make this less of a juggling exercise. We also spoke about his background in strategic consulting, his work in the publi…
 
In this episode, I take to the mic solo without my articulate co-host Mads to meet James “Fish” Gill, a Heart Coach, Yoga Teacher, and Transformational Facilitator. Fish shares his own learnings and teachings about how to see the beauty in conflict, the power of curiosity in relationships, and why certainty is almost always a red flag. From giving …
 
Did you know that the average age of menopause is 51, menopause that occurs between 40 and 45 is called 'early menopause', and menopause that happens before age 40 is called 'premature menopause’? October is Menopause Awareness Month. So we're opening up important conversations on Human Cogs to explore all of the usual sleepless, sweat-soaked chall…
 
For those of you into AFL, footy finals fever just swept the nation as we aired this episode of Human Cogs. So who better to get on the show than an ex AFL player and ex coach, to explore the game of football, and the game of life. There are lots of things we assume about people who are outliers. People who have gone beyond the everyday, achieved e…
 
Nicole Dyson is an award-winning educator, has represented Australia as a delegate for the G20 Young Entrepreneur’s Alliance, and is the trail-blazing founder of Future Anything, which has worked with 1000’s of students and schools across Australia delivering entrepreneurial education to unleash the potential of young people. Nicole trained as a te…
 
As Interim CFO, Pauline Sauvage helps young companies build the finance function and establish routines for lasting success. She guided Backmarket through its $120M Series C funding, and led finance teams at growing businesses like Beamy, Must and Linkfluence. In this episode, she takes a deep dive into her experience at Back Market and talks about…
 
Brad Feld is the author of eight best-selling books on venture capital investing and entrepreneurship, has been an early-stage investor for more than 30 years, and is pretty much a global legend when it comes to startup communities and entrepreneurial ecosystems, and what makes their flywheels spin. Currently Managing Director at Foundry Group a US…
 
From a young age, Kai Lovel has been curious. After school each day, he’d race home to take apart old computers, build robots, gorge on YouTube tutorials, and feed his insatiable appetite for the why and how of things. He realised pretty quickly that he was drawn to the internet. And each week would research and test a new online platform or app, b…
 
How many of us meander and stumble along in “a life that is expected of us?” For Rochelle Pattison, that meant pursuing a successful career in law and finance, getting married and having kids. Growing up as a young boy in a regional NSW town, Rochelle knew that she was different, but believed she had to hide that difference. As a teenager, she work…
 
People throw around words like kindness and empathy like empty packets. They don’t deeply feel those values, really know the lived truth of them or take them and use them to give comfort or a safe cradle to the people around them. But Lucy Thomas does. As the Co-founder and Co-CEO of the phenomenally successful social enterprise Project Rockit, her…
 
Rebecca Coxshall left secure analyst roles at Apple and Red Bull for the uncertainty and excitement as a startup CFO. Attracted by the right product and the chance to grow on the job, she embraced living with a little more risk, in exchange for endless learning opportunities. Hear what motivates Rebecca and her desire for more financially literate …
 
The final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System was tabled in a special sitting of the Victorian Parliament in March 2021. The landmark final report outlines changes to create a future mental health and wellbeing system that provides holistic treatment, care and support for all - and a system that is finally co-designe…
 
As a seasoned finance expert, Niels Boon's career is an interesting mix of consulting, strategic finance at large companies, and do-it-all CFO work. Having worked for businesses like Zalando, Ada Health and Bonial, he recently decided to join Danish beauty subscription service GOODIEBOX. In this episode, Niels explains how it feels to change roles …
 
Many of you will have seen Osher Günsberg’s smiling face whizzing past on billboards, or on TV, or have heard his voice on the radio airwaves, sizzling with musicality and a truckload of energy. An author, television and radio presenter, musician, journalist and podcaster – his podcast Better Than Yesterday has been downloaded 4.3 million times – O…
 
Despite training in finance, Younes Rharbaoui spent much of his career in entrepreneurial roles. But when startup investor The Family was looking for a CFO, he decided to give it a try. In this episode, he talks about the steep learning curve on the job and how he was able to apply the knowledge from previous roles in product management.…
 
Motherless Daughters Australia co-founder Danielle Snelling was 23 when her mother Rosa died. The experience left Danielle feeling isolated and misunderstood. When she connected with Eloise Baker-Hughes, who was also grieving the loss of her mum, they uncovered a shared understanding and validation in each other’s stories. Together they founded @mo…
 
The example of Chris Seybold shows how complex a career in finance can be: from teaching and investing in university students in Silicon Valley, to handling finance in a generational wine business in France. Today, Chris is the CFO at Gemini Data, a data-storytelling startup focused on managing complexity – so right up his alley.…
 
What levers can businesses rely on in a rapidly changing world? And how can you best prepare your company for coming challenges? Jana Kovacovska is the founder of finance blog Tiny CFO, a software investor, and has advised companies like Deliveroo on their finance setup. In this episode, Jana shares startup best practices, and discusses the balance…
 
Julia May believes that visibility — to self and others — is not about vanity but about building influence and impact. An ex-journalist, who spent five years as a foreign correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald before holding senior roles at Reuters and The Times of London, Julia has now found her sweet spot and nexus for real impact as the Fou…
 
Bernard Salt is an Australian newspaper columnist, keynote speaker, business advisor and author of six best-selling books, but he is most widely known as a thought leader in demographic patterns and predictions. He is also credited with globally popularising concepts such as the ‘Smashed Avocado’, VESPA and Seachange Shifts – changes that are curre…
 
Permutive offers data processing based on edge computing to make ads and content more successful - just as finance is the brain of an organization, giving information to the other teams. Finance Director Mark Yates explains how his team uses data to help everyone in the company maximize their impact, and why he doesn't enjoy fundraising.…
 
Tom Evans is a renowned psychologist who has worked in private practice for two decades and now works in the challenging space of the rehabilitation of sex offenders in Australia, and with young men struggling with issues of consent. In this episode, we step into some difficult and dark areas of the human psyche with Tom, as we explore primitive dr…
 
Dom Price sees the future. But he’s not a late-night hotline psychic. Dom is the globally renowned work futurist at Atlassian – Australia’s first multi-billion dollar software company. Dom’s superpower is his ability to inspire people to transform the practices of their working lives, so they can work anywhere, with real flexibility and purpose – a…
 
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