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In this weekly podcast I interview Treasury professionals from across the globe about their treasury careers.

I talk to them about their roles, how they built their careers, where they are now and where do they see both themselves and the treasury profession developing. Other areas we talk about include;

-Career highlights and lowlights
-Where they got their big break
-What they see as key to their success
-Where do their careers go from here?
-What do they see as the future of the Treasury profession

As a treasury recruitment company, we also explore treasury talent issues and what they believe is the future for treasury profession?

The Treasury Career Corner Mike Richards

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In this weekly podcast I interview Treasury professionals from across the globe about their treasury careers.

I talk to them about their roles, how they built their careers, where they are now and where do they see both themselves and the treasury profession developing. Other areas we talk about include;

-Career highlights and lowlights
-Where they got their big break
-What they see as key to their success
-Where do their careers go from here?
-What do they see as the future of the Treasury profession

As a treasury recruitment company, we also explore treasury talent issues and what they believe is the future for treasury profession?

    How to Stand Out and Advance Your Treasury Career with Andreas Weindel

    How to Stand Out and Advance Your Treasury Career with Andreas Weindel

    There’s nothing set in stone on how to pursue a career in treasury. But, making your mark certainly does have its benefits.
    Being observant, open to change, and comfortable with communication are must-have qualities for treasurers looking to stand out. This insight comes from Andreas Weindel, the VP Head of Treasury at Esprit.
    Andreas kicked off his career as a treasurer with the multinational tech company, Siemens. His was an unconventional transition into the career path as he didn’t work with various financial services or study to be a treasurer. Rather, he started right away as an in-house consultant on risk advisory and financing.
    Since then, he has moved on to roles in Webasto AG, Haribo Holding GmbH and Co. KG, Vapiano S.E., and presently, Esprit.
    Founded in San Francisco in 1968, Esprit is a global fashion brand with a presence in over 40 countries. As a group, it markets its products under two brands, the Esprit brand, and the edc brand.
    With 900 directly managed retail stores and more than 7,800 wholesale points of sale, Esprit offers a diverse collection for men, women, and kids.
    On the podcast we discussed…
    How Andreas got started in his treasury career
    Andreas’ experience navigating a new role with minimal formal training
    How to add value to your role by standing out
    Why good communication skills are vital in treasury
    How adaptability is an integral part of the future of treasury
    The importance of visibility
    You can connect with Andreas Weindel on https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreas-weindel-67209b15/ (LinkedIn).
    Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?
    Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and
    let us help you in your next career move!
    If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!

    • 26 min
    Why You Need a Variety of Skills and Experience in Treasury with Sean O'Connor

    Why You Need a Variety of Skills and Experience in Treasury with Sean O'Connor

    What skills do you need for a successful treasury career?
    The truth is that a variety of different skillsets and experiences will help you get the most out of your career.
    If you can marry technical skills with soft skills, you’ll go far. If you pair back-office experience with experience in the front office, you’ll be able to tackle anything that comes your way. That’s the advice that Sean O'Connor, the Global Treasury Director at Indeed.com, gives in this episode of the Treasury Career Corner podcast.
    Sean and his team are responsible for all aspects of Corporate Treasury within the HR Tech SBU group of Recruit Holdings Co Ltd. Prior to joining Indeed, Sean worked as part of the Corporate Treasury team in Aer Lingus and Xerox and spent a number of years in the banking industry.
    Sean is a qualified ACCA accountant with extensive experience in cash and liquidity management, MandA, FX, interest and commodity risk management, investments, and debt management. In addition to this, Sean has led a number of system and technological implementations in areas such as TMS, in-house banking, and cash concentration.
    Launched in November 2004, Indeed is an American worldwide employment website for job listings. It is a subsidiary of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd and is co-headquartered in Austin, Texas, and Stamford, Connecticut, with additional offices around the world.
    As the world's number one job site, with over 250 million unique visitors every month from over 60 different countries, Indeed has become the catalyst for putting the world to work.
    On the podcast we discussed…
    How Sean first got started in banking and accounting
    Why you should aim to build experience in many different sectors
    Sean’s experience with hiring treasurers
    What it takes to be a good treasurer
    What the future of treasury looks like
    Why Sean recommends developing a variety of skills
    You can connect with Sean on https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-o-connor-148b575a/ (LinkedIn).
    Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?
    Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move!
    If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!

    • 33 min
    Why Your Ability to Learn Is Your Most Valuable Treasury Skill with Edwin Koopmans

    Why Your Ability to Learn Is Your Most Valuable Treasury Skill with Edwin Koopmans

    In treasury, everything is a learning process. It doesn’t matter where you are in your career.
    This is something that Edwin Koopmans, the Head of Treasury at Zalando SE, has kept in mind throughout his long and successful career in treasury.
    Edwin has worked in a variety of finance roles, including treasury management, corporate finance, investment management, and pensions. His previous roles include Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at EVRAZ, the U.S. Head of Investment Program Management at Aon Hewitt, and the Director of Treasury at Sara Lee. Edwin has taken roles in Amsterdam, Chicago, London and is now based in Berlin.
    Founded in 2008 in Berlin, Zalando SE is Europe’s leading online fashion platform and connects countless customers, brands, and partners.
    The headquarters are located in Berlin, and it also has offices in Dublin, Ireland, and Helsinki, Finland. The company follows a platform approach, offering fashion and lifestyle products to customers in 23 different countries.
    On the podcast we discussed…
    How Edwin got started in his treasury career
    How he jumped into roles, sometimes with minimal experience
    The importance of learning new things to grow your career
    The challenges of managing a growing team
    Why you should “start with yes” and always focus on new solutions
    Why you shouldn’t be afraid to try new things and ask questions
    You can connect with Edwin on https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwinkoopmans-cfa/ (LinkedIn).
    Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?
    Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new
    job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for
    the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move!
    If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!

    • 35 min
    Finding New Routes into Treasury with Frank Waechter

    Finding New Routes into Treasury with Frank Waechter

    As we’ve heard over the course of this podcast, there’s no one route into a treasury role. But what’s the best way to get into a treasury role?
    In this insightful episode of The Treasury Career Corner podcast, Frank Waechter, the Global Director Treasury and Insurance at PUMA Group, shared his “accidental” path into treasury and how it has impacted his recruiting process.
    Frank is responsible for any treasury and insurance matters within the PUMA Group. He is based at the company’s headquarters in Herzogenaurach near Nuernberg, Germany. He is also an active member in the German Treasurer’s Association VdT e.V and a member of the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter on Climate Action: Working Group "Financial Tools”.
    Founded in 1948, PUMA is one of the world’s leading sports brands. As a German multinational corporation, PUMA designs and manufactures athletic and casual footwear, apparel and accessories, and the PUMA Group owns the brand PUMA, Cobra Golf and stichd.
    PUMA supports over 14,000 employees across 120+ countries and has been a public company since 1986, listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
    On the podcast we discussed…
    How Frank became a treasurer “by accident”
    Why mid-office roles are a great way to transition into treasury
    The treasury initiatives that have shaped Frank’s journey at PUMA so far
    Why Frank seeks to hire existing PUMA employees into the treasury team
    Frank’s advice about approaching any project or role within treasury
    You can connect with Frank on https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-waechter-50677a19a/ (LinkedIn).
    Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?
    Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move!
    If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!

    • 39 min
    Why Treasurers Are in a Unique Position to Add Value with Michael Fox

    Why Treasurers Are in a Unique Position to Add Value with Michael Fox

    Where does the role of a treasurer fit into a business?
    According to this Treasury Career Corner guest, it’s a unique position that adds so much value.
    Michael Fox, the Group Treasurer at Equiniti Group Plc, joined this episode to share his career story and tips and explain why treasurers are uniquely positioned to add value and knowledge to an organisation.
    Michael has worked as a Group Treasurer for companies like Cubico Sustainable Investments, Xchanging plc, and as an Assistant Treasurer at Thomson Reuters. He specialises in core treasury strategy, funding, and financial risk management.
    Equiniti Group PLC is a British-based outsourcing business focused on providing administration and payment services supported by technology platforms.
    The Group also provides share registration and associated investor services, administration of employee share plans, pension administration and software, and employee benefit schemes. Equiniti Group serves a wide range of organizations in the UK and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
    On the podcast, we discussed…
    How Michael found his way into treasury
    Why treasurers need to understand how to add value
    How Michael helped to bring treasury into the wider financial strategy
    Why accounting qualifications came in handy in his career
    Why you need to take ownership in your treasury career
    How treasury is a unique position in a company
    You can connect with Michael Fox on https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-fox-0026378/ (LinkedIn).
    Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?
    Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move!
    If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!

    • 38 min
    What the Future of Treasury Holds with Michael Spieler

    What the Future of Treasury Holds with Michael Spieler

    What does the future hold for treasury?
    Like many sectors, treasury has experienced big changes thanks to a combination of changing skills, technology, and of course, a pandemic on top of it all.
    Michael Spieler, the Senior Vice President Treasury at Uniper SE, joined this episode of The Treasury Career Corner to discuss the future of treasury. He explores the top challenges treasurers face now and how we can prepare to adapt and grow in the future.
    Michael primarily deals with cash management, financial risk, working capital, and trade finance topics for the group across the Americas and EMEA.
    Uniper is an international energy company with about 11,000 employees. It combines a balanced portfolio of technologically advanced large-scale assets with outstanding technical and commercial expertise. These assets and capabilities enable them to deliver flexible, bespoke, competitively priced energy products and services with agility, precision, and speed.
    On the podcast, we discussed…
    How Michael started his career in finance
    Why you need to be open and proactive in your career
    How modern treasury management systems are a must
    The challenges treasurers must prepare for
    How people will become the focus of treasury in a remote working world
    You can connect with Michael on https://www.linkedin.com/in/spieler-michael-27106386/ (LinkedIn).
    Are you interested in pursuing a career within Treasury?
    Whether you’ve recently graduated, or you want to search for new job opportunities to help develop your treasury career, The Treasury Recruitment Company can help you in your search for the perfect job. https://treasuryrecruitment.com/jobs (Find out more here). Or, send us your CV and let us help you in your next career move!
    If you’re enjoying the show please rate and review us on whatever podcast app you listen to us on, for Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-treasury-career-corner/id1436647162#see-all/reviews (click here)!

    • 27 min

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TimLB11 ,

Very Insightful

Very insightful look at the Treasury space from an inside perspective!

nibber3840 ,

Great podcast

Mike - Real stories from great treasury professionals
Keep it up!

RC.12 ,

Real world stories

Thanks Mike and guests for sharing your their treasury career journeys.

Each podcast offers a different perspective across and all share a passion for treasury.

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