Finance has come a long way in the Internet Age. Modern metrics didn’t exist even ten years ago. It’s hard to keep up.
The Chief Future Officer Podcast has a simple goal. We want to bring out the tools, techniques and learnings from the finance’s smartest.
The best CFOs lead the pack. They adopt technology. They understand core businesses deeply and most importantly see finance as a lever for growth. The old parable calling the CFO, the CF-No is no longer true. Why? Because we now have operators on board.
We hope you enjoy these lessons from the best in the business.
S2 E11 - A Banker Turned Startup Strategist
In Season 2, Episode 11 of the Chief Future Officer podcast, Indus Khaitan, CEO of Quolum, hosts Karan Chadha, Senior Manager of Strategic Finance at Noom - the world’s leading behavior change company disrupting the weight loss and healthcare industry.
In this episode, Karan shares his inspiring career journey, starting in M&A and investment banking and pivoting into high-growth startups.
Karan shares how finance roles are rapidly evolving with AI, key lessons on pivoting companies toward profitable growth, his 12-month outlook on the tech landscape, and he also discusses the #1 book that has influenced his perspective on behavioral economics.
If you’re interested in finance, technology, startups, behavioral economics, or personal development, don’t miss this episode of the Chief Future Officer podcast!
S2 E10 - The CFO With the Golden Touch for Startups
In this episode, Adam shares his unique career journey, starting from a trader at a hedge fund to a fractional CFO for startups. He provides an inside look into managing multiple clients, advising founders, and investing in startups.
With decades of experience scaling startups, Adam offers candid insights on the current funding environment and outlook for startups. He compares today’s market to the 2000 dot-com crash he witnessed early in his career.
Tune in to hear Adam’s stories and advice gleaned from his varied career working with and investing in successful startups like Peloton.
Whether you’re a founder, investor, or finance leader, you’ll enjoy Adam’s predictions for what’s ahead and learn from his strategic perspective.
S2 E09 - The Pragmatic CFO
In Season 2 : Episode 09 of the Chief Future Officer podcast, Indus Khaitan, CEO of Quolum, hosts Janelle Gorman, Chief FInancial Officer at York IE.
In this episode, Janelle shares her career journey in finance, from accounting to leading the CFO function at high-growth startups. Listen in to discover Janelle’s unique approach to venture capital. She discusses how York IE is reinventing VC with a founder-first, pragmatic growth model rather than chasing “power law” returns.
Janelle stresses the importance of bringing your authentic self to leadership and embracing vulnerability, inspired by thought leaders like Brené Brown.
As a seasoned finance professional with deep expertise, Janelle’s insights are invaluable for anyone interested in the finance domain. This episode is a must-listen!
S2 E08 - Shedding the "Dr. No" nickname
In Season 2 : Episode 08 of the Chief Future Officer podcast, Indus Khaitan, CEO of Quolum, hosts Taylor Otstot, VP of Finance at Dashlane.
In this insightful conversation, we navigate through Taylor’s experiences and invaluable insights, shedding light on the evolution of modern finance roles.
Listen in to discover Taylor’s expertise in remote team leadership, data-driven decision-making strategies, and the art of building high-performing teams.
As a seasoned finance professional with a wealth of experience, Taylor’s insights and expertise are sure to be invaluable to listeners. This podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in the finance domain.
S2 E07 - An Engineer Turned CFO
In Season 2 : Episode 07 of the Chief Future Officer podcast, Indus Khaitan, CEO of Quolum, hosts Navpreet Randhawa CFO at Minna Technologies.
From his beginnings as an engineer to his current role as a CFO, Navpreet shares his unique experiences navigating the fintech landscape and the ever-evolving world of subscriptions.
Discover the valuable lessons he’s learned about raising capital, telling compelling stories, and understanding investor perspectives. Join us as we delve into his entrepreneurial ventures, the challenges he’s faced, and his expertise in scaling companies.
If you’re intrigued by the dynamic intersection of technology, finance, and entrepreneurship, this episode is a must-listen.
S2 E06 - AI in Finance: A CFO’s Perspective
In Season 2 : Episode 06 of the Chief Future Officer podcast, Indus Khaitan, CEO of Quolum, hosts Ashwath Bhat, CFO at Fractal. Fractal is one of the most prominent providers of Artificial Intelligence to Fortune 500® companies.
With over 2 decades of experience across various finance roles, Ashwath provides unique insights into the evolution of the CFO role and the impact of AI on the finance industry. He shares sage advice for balancing growth and profitability as a CFO, along with tips for maintaining sanity amidst the challenges and more.
As a seasoned finance professional with a wealth of experience, Ashwath’s insights and expertise are sure to be invaluable to listeners. This podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in finance domain.