CFO Talk Radio

ROBERT G. BARNWELL, Host and Producer

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CFO Talk Radio was launched during January of 2011 to provide practical and immediately implementable management tools to the world’s senior-most business leaders – including CEOs, Chief Operating Officers, CFOs, Chief Strategy Officers and business unit heads. Each episode explores management concepts and best practices most helpful in driving rapid and lasting business performance.

While CFO Talk Radio is produced primarily for business leaders of companies or large subsidiaries with total sales in excess of $100.0m dollars and total employees of 100 workers or more, the concepts and principles will prove useful to the leadership of companies of all sizes.

CFO Talk Radio is produced and hosted by Robert G. Barnwell, a clinical professor at a leading MBA program in New York City where he teaches two advanced courses on strategy change management and strategic corporate restructuring. He is also a regularly invited guest speaker at such universities and business schools as Harvard, London Business School, MIT, Stanford, and the Wharton School of Business. He is the author of the forthcoming book, “Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way: Driving Rapid and Enduring Performance” (Spring/Summer 2013), and has been quoted by, or has provided background information to, several business media outlets including Bloomberg News, CNBC, The Deal, Dealmaker Magazine, Euromoney, Financial Times, Investment Dealers Digest, Mergers & Acquisitions Journal and the Wall Street Journal.

On a limited basis, he works with the senior leadership of select companies to advise and co-manage their strategy execution and strategic change management programs. His industry experience includes: automotive & transportation, consumer products companies, industrial manufacturing, plastics and chemicals, pharmaceuticals & medical supplies, and several others.

Recent Posts

  • 026 CFO Talk Radio: Sarbannes-Oxley
    Guest: Rod Brennan

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download SARBANNES OXLEY:  Rod Brennan, the North American Risk & Internal Control Officer for Siemens AG and a professor at Rutger University’s MBA program.   Rod joined us to discuss the Sarbannes Oxley legislation, the essential accounting and finance requirement of SOX and the role of SOX in helping Siemens […]

  • 025 CFO Talk Radio: Executive Productivity & Effectiveness
    Guest: David Allen

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download EXECUTIVE PRODUCTIVITY & EFFECTIVENESS:  Every day, businesses face new issues and opportunities; talent management, decision speed, competitive forces and emerging technologies, to name a few.  Any of these can lead to overwhelm, uncertainty and stagnation.  Without an effective method to address these symptoms, it can become costly in […]

  • 024 CFO Talk Radio: Execution Dynamics
    Guest: Anil Menawat and Adam Garfien

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download EXECUTION DYNAMICS:  Anil Menawat and Adam Garfien join us to talk about the ideas and principles contained within their book Execution Dynamics in the second of a two-part episode.   The discussion focuses on operational and business transformation. Leading organizations understand the importance of competing on more than just […]

  • 023 CFO Talk Radio: Profit Mapping
    Guest: Anil Menawat and Adam Garfein

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download PROFIT MAPPING:  Anil Menawat and Adam Garfein join us to explain how their Profit Mapping methodology can serve as a navigation system for operations and how the methodology has been used successfully with leading businesses such as Ford Motor Company and General Motors.  Anil and Adam explain that […]

  • 022 CFO Talk Radio: Inflation & Profitability
    Guest: Georg Tacke

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download INFLATION AND PROFITABILITY: Georg Tacke has joined us to talk more about the largely unrecognized impact of inflation on profitability and cash flow and provides some practical advice on better managing pricing in an era of inflation.   Georg explains pricing’s increasingly critical role in the global economy, especially […]

  • 021 CFO Talk Radio: Strategy-Focused Organization
    Guest: Robert Kaplan

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Strategy-Focused Organization: Harvard Business School Professor Robert Kaplan discusses how such companies as Mobil, CIGNA, and AT&T Canada have used the scorecard to create an entirely new performance management framework that puts strategy at the center of key management processes and systems. Professor Kaplan explains the five key […]

  • 020 CFO Talk Radio: The Balanced-Scorecard
    Guest: Robert S. Kaplan

    The Balanced Scorecard: Robert S. Kaplan is the Baker Foundation Professor at Harvard Business School and co-creator, together with David P. Norton, of the balanced scorecard, a means of linking a company’s current actions to its long-term goals. Kaplan and Norton introduced the balanced scorecard method in their 1992 Harvard Business Review article, The Balanced […]

  • 019 CFO Talk Radio: Activity-Based Management
    Guest: Gary Cokins

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Activity-Based Management: SAS executive Gary Cokins joins us to talk about activity-based costing and activity-based management. As global competition accelerates, the pressure on companies to keep prices low will continue to mount. Increasingly corporations are relying on “margin management” and supply chain management as a means of keeping […]

  • 018 CFO Talk Radio: Expectations-Based Management
    Guest: Tom Copeland

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Expectations-Based Management: Consultant and author Tom Copeland explains that CEOs and managers live and die by delivering superior performance to shareholders. Given this, Tom and his co-author Aaron Dolgoff developed expectations-based management. Outperform with Expectations-Based Management (EBM) introduces a revolutionary new performance metric that links performance standards, performance […]

  • 017 CFO Talk Radio: Balanced Scorecard S-B-S
    Guest: Paul Niven

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Balanced Scorecard: Leading BSC consultant Paul Niven joins us to talk about the principles and suggestions contained within his highly-regarded book, “Balanced Scorecards Step-By-Step: Maximizing Performance and Maintaining Results.” During our discussion, Paul explains the evolution of the BSC since Robert Kaplan and David Norton’s seminal Harvard Business […]

  • 016 CFO Talk Radio: Financial Turnarounds
    Guest: William Sihler

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Financial Turnarounds: William Sihler, co-author of “Financial Turnarounds: Preserving Enterprise Value” talks to us about the essential skills needed to manage a financial turnaround — or, better yet, avoid the need for one. William shares some of the most successful leading turnaround methods… both financial and non-financial. In […]

  • 015 CFO Talk Radio: Divestitures
    Guest: Steve Miller & John McPhee

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Divestitures: We speak with two KPMG Professionals in a unique round-table discussion focused on divestitures. The discussion features previous guest, Steve Miller, the National Leader of KPMG’s Integration and Separation Services Practice, and John McPhee, a partner in KPMG Advisory’s Transactions Services and the leader of KPMG’s Sell […]

  • 014 CFO Talk Radio: Cost Cutting
    Guest: Don Malliard

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Cost Cutting: Don Malliard, a partner with KPMG and the U.S. Leader of KPMG’s Financial Management Advisory Group, joins us to speak about a subject that has been on many of our minds for the past several years and will likely remain at or near the top of […]

  • 013 CFO Talk Radio: Merger Integration
    Guest: Steve Miller

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Merger Integration: Steve Miller, the National Leader of KPMG’s Integration and Separation Services Practices, talking to us about the challenges of merger integration. During the discussion, Steve discusses the critical role of merger integration in properly realizing the forecasted returns that originally served as the basis for the […]

  • 012 CFO Talk Radio: Acquisition Financing
    Guest: Joe Rodgers

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Acquisition Financing: Joe Rodgers, a Managing Director with KPMG’s Corporate Finance Group, discussing the current state and market outlook for acquisition financing. In addition to discussing the current availability of acquisition financing and the continued outlook for acquisition financing, we also discuss thoughts around debt versus equity financing, […]

  • 011 CFO Talk Radio: Winning CFOs

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Winning CFOs: David Parmenter – a New Zealand-based leading author, speaker and consultant on a variety of finance and management issues – joins us to discuss the thoughts and suggestions contained within his book, “Winning CFOs: Implementing and Applying Better Practices.” During the discussion, David identifies some of […]

  • 010 CFO Talk Radio: Key Performance Indicators
    Guest: David Parmenter

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Key Performance Indicators: David Parmenter – a New Zealand-based leading author, speaker and consultant on a variety of finance and management issues – joins us to discuss the thoughts and suggestions contained within his book, “Key Performance Indicators: Developing, Implementing, and Using Winning KPIs.” During the discussion, David […]

  • 009 CFO Talk Radio: Budgeting Under Uncertainty
    Guest: Scott Hauser

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Budgeting Under Uncertainty: Scott Hauser, a member of RSM McGladrey, joins us to discuss forecasting and budgeting during an era of increasing uncertainty. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A pdf transcript of this episode is available (or will be made available shortly) for download at robertgbarnwell.com. In addition, listeners are invited […]

  • 008 CFO Talk Radio: CFO Values & EQ
    Guest: Frederick Militello

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Leadership Values & CFO EQ: Frederick Militello Jr. speaks with us about his book “ Leverage Competencies: What Financial Executives Need to Lead” which explains how eight world-class companies transform their financial managers into outstanding business leaders. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A pdf transcript of this episode is available (or […]

  • 007 CFO Talk Radio: Value-Based Management
    Guest: Justin Pettit

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Value-Based Management: Justin Pettit, a partner with Booz & Company, joins us for the second and final episode of a two-part series to discuss value-based management and the continued relevance of shareholder-value based performance metrics. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A pdf transcript of this episode is available (or will be […]

  • 006 CFO Talk Radio: Mergers & Acquisitions
    Guest: Justin Pettit

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Mergers and Acquisitions: Booz & Company partner Justin Pettit joins us for the first of a special two-part series to discuss the Mergers & Acquisitions Market and the recent article which he co-authored and appeared in Strategy+Business, “Making the Most of M&A” with Gerald Adolph. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A […]

  • 005 CFO Talk Radio: Strategy & The CFO
    Guest: Larry Hrebinia

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Strategy & The CFO: Larry Hrebiniak, Professor at Wharton School of Business, joins us to discuss his book “Making Strategy Work,” the leading causes of strategy failure, and the role of the CFO in strategy development and execution. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A pdf transcript of this episode is available […]

  • 004 CFO Talk Radio: Int’l M&A Due-Diligence
    Guest: Bill Spizman

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Int’l M&A Due-Diligence. During this episode, we are joined by Bill Spizman, a Managing Director with RSM McGladrey’s Transaction Support Services, who discusses the due-diligence demands of international mergers & acquisitions. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A pdf transcript of this episode is available (or will be made available shortly) for […]

  • 002 CFO Talk Radio: Gary Crittenden, CFO
    Guest: Gary Crittenden

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Gary Crittenden has served as CFO to a number of corporations, including Sears Roebuck and Company, Monsanto, American Express, and as the chairman of Citiholdings and the CFO of Citigroup during the credit crisis of 2007 to 2009. In addition, he’s served on the board of several well-known […]

  • 003 CFO Talk Radio: Reinventing the CFO
    Guest: Jeremy Hope

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Reinventing the CFO: Jeremy Hope joins us to talk about the long-term forces that are driving a change in the view and role of the CFO and the senior financial team as well as some of the key findings and suggestions contained within his book, “Reinventing the CFO: […]

  • 001 CFO Talk Radio: Scott Liebs
    Guest: Scott Liebs

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download Scott Liebs: CFO Talk Radio’s first guest is the Executive Editor of CFO Magazine, Scott Liebs. Scott joins us to discuss the impact of an increasingly volatile marketplace on the evolving role of the CFO and his senior finance team. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A pdf transcript of this episode […]