What does it take to help lead global expansion from the CFO’s seat? For the retired CFO of Walmart, it starts with understanding the global markets, in terms of the risks and opportunities they present, as well as the preferences of consumers
In the course of his career as CFO, Charles Holley leaned towards an open-to-spend policy in recruiting and retaining finance talent because having the best possible team is perhaps the most crucial differentiator between being good and being great
One of the most important lessons I learned, writes Charles Holley, retired CFO of Walmart, is the power of asking questions and listening hard to what others had to say. Another tip: a strong IR team that has open access to the CFO and the CEO
Traditionally, finance chiefs spend on technology based on the needs and requests of business units. But the disruptive power of today’s digital revolution means spending must be aligned with corporate strategy. How can CFOs spend strategically?
The retired CFO of Walmart shares his experiences with capital allocation and his thoughts on why CFOs might now have to venture outside their comfort zone to use cash to drive growth, deliver expected returns and maintain a strong balance sheet
Drawing on his experience as CFO of Walmart and roles in other firms, CFO-in-Residence of Deloitte’s CFO Program Charles Holley shares his views on the critical role CFOs can and should play as their CEOs’ right hand – including being the truth teller