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E15: CFO of FloQast on Why Finance Teams are Data Curators
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E15: CFO of FloQast on Why Finance Teams are Data Curators

On episode 15 of Run the Numbers, CFO of FloQast Razzak Jallow joins CJ to make the argument for why finance teams should think of themselves as data curators, why a great CFO is someone who will forge the path for their CEO's vision, lessons from Apple's execution, and more. If you’re looking for an ERP platform, check out our sponsor, NetSuite: https://netsuite.com/metrics

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TIMESTAMPS:

(00:00) Episode Preview

(01:00) SEGMENT: CJ's opening “Off the Books” monologue: lessons learned from starting a marketplace business

(09:34) Razzak on finance being curator of data

(13:24) What kept Razzak up at night as an early CFO?

(15:36) Sponsor: NetSuite

(17:00) On dilution

(22:02) Where should RevOps or SalesOps sit in the org?

(24:40) Lessons from a transition period when a company is acquired

(28:03) Sponsor: Planful

(29:10) Org design / framework learnings from Google

(33:36) Lessons from Apple

(38:39) CFO decision-making frameworks from working at Google, London Club, Adobe, Apple

(44:46) What are the qualities of a great CFO?

(50:40) SEGMENT: Long-ass Lightning Round

(53:44) SEGMENT: Rep Yo Stack - Sponsored by Tropic

(56:13) Craziest expense attempt Razzak has seen

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Run the Numbers
Run the Numbers is a twice-weekly podcast about financial metrics and business models, designed for ambitious people operating tech startups. It's a collection of things host CJ Gustafson (CFO at Partstech and writer of Mostly Metrics) has learned and thought about in the trenches as a tech CFO. This show is meant to serve as a playbook of sorts for the stuff CJ wishes he knew earlier in his career, both from experience and from copying people smarter than himself. Topics frequently touch upon Startup SaaS Metrics, Annual Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, Headcount, Equity, Dilution, and Fundraising – and how all of these drive business performance and growth.