CFO Talk: The CEO/CFO Relationship with Tom Burke
Tom Burke, a serial CEO in the pharmaceutical space, shares his experience with senior financial leaders and how their role and their relationship with the CEO has changed during his career.
“I have been in companies where the CFO is referred to as the brakes, the brakes on the organization. I don’t think that’s in their best interest, number one, and two, that’s not really their
role. Their role is to determine how best to work in a given situation.
So, as the CEO’s partner, it’s important the CFO inform the CEO and leadership group about potential challenges. But I think it’s much more important the CFO is consider how ways we can make it work.”
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