Stanton Chase: What Does It Take to Be a Private Equity CFO?

Stanton Chase Consultants Identify Top Skills Needed

The CFO is a pivotal role in the modern business marketplace, which is ever changing and increasingly influenced by technological advancements. Today’s successful CFOs are dynamic leaders, earning a seat at the strategy table by championing value. Combining integrity with a bold sense for opportunity has never been more important – especially in the world of private equity.

Private equity investors think about value differently. Pure financials are not always the driving factor in PE investment decisions. Private equity investors are strategists at heart, focused on long-term value creation within established businesses, operating within a defined market with known competitors and offering viable exit strategies. Since they plan their exit strategies for the medium to long term, competitive differentiators on the strategic and operational level often mean as much to them as the immediate financial picture. They typically focus on two enduring concerns when determining where to invest: The ability to chart a path to future growth and the quality of a company’s people.

The article from Stanton Chase covers the following topics:

  • Four Areas Where CFOs Are Indispensable for PE-Backed Businesses
  • How Do Today’s CFOs Show PE Investors They’re Up to the Challenge?
  • The Watchword for PE-Backed CFOs: Proactive

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