Dot.coms Paving Way for New Type of Executive
Corporate America has always welcomed the experienced decision-maker who can take a new task, assess the situation quickly, find the problems and weaknesses, and make lemonade out of what appears to be a lemon.
Today's climate of Internet and technology start-up companies is providing a ripe field for the savvy executive to harvest. New companies spring up every day, able to "open the doors" of business by simply creating a web presence. But what some businesses are finding is that once they get up and running, they don't have the business expertise to meet the demands of a fast-growing business.
Enter the temporary CEO/CFO. Experience gained through years of management or in a particular area of expertise can translate into a temporary position of helping a struggling company without threatening the position of the current officers.
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Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.