450: The Visual Thinker | Damon Fletcher, CFO, Tableau

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Before joining Tableau four years ago and taking over the CFO seat last July, Damon Fletcher worked through a progression of experiences that could serve as a career roadmap for up-and-coming finance chiefs. After earning his Master of Accounting degree, Fletcher joined PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he worked closely with one of the fastest-growing companies in the world during the early 2000s. His early-career work included M&A valuations and integrations, extensive travel, valuable guidance from savvy mentors and risk management expertise earned during the depths of the global financial crisis. He has straightforward advice for aspiring finance leaders: Get out of your comfort zone. That means seeking out assignments in new areas of corporate finance and the business, gaining exposure to new industries, and accepting roles that require moves to new regions. Here, he discusses his role with the leading visual analytics company – including a valuable collaboration with the sales team—and the unique payoff of emptying your email inbox at the end of each day.

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