Financial Executives International presents the Financial Executive Podcast: an audio digest focusing on the ideas and strategies of senior-level financial executives.
Why Media Finance Matters More Than Ever
For finance leaders in the media, news and entertainment industries, digital transformation has altered traditional business models. Disruptions in politics, public policy, and consumer habits along with ever-changing digital platforms, have forced many to pivot. Media financial executives are tasked with trying to survive in an industry beset with risks, and also making their organizations financially viable for years to come.
Special Guests: Paul McDonald and Paul Sachs.
Episode 66: The Next Battleground In The Trade Revolution
Over the past several months there has been no shortage of discussion regarding global trade and the knock on-effects of the pandemic. But while debates over supply chain and cargo disruptions are at the top of everyone’s minds when it comes to physical trade, there is an even more important discussion building about the future of the global trade in services.
In this episode of the Financial Executive Podcast we speak with Nawaz Ali, head of market insights at Western Union Business Solutions, regarding Western Union’s new research report -- The Global Services Trade Revolution -- which looks at how the trade of services and digital products is going through its own upheaval and revolution.
Special Guest: Nawaz Ali.
Western Union Business Solutions
Empty Spaces Full of Risk
The new year may start with a bang for lenders, but not in a good way.
On the heels of the federal eviction moratorium expiration for most states that takes place in January, lenders may see a rise in commercial foreclosures—both on properties that had been in default before COVID-19 took hold and properties that were vacated over 2021.
In this episode the podcast we speak with Brendan Arnott, Senior Vice President at Chubb insurance about what risks lenders and other financial institutions need to keep in mind when taking ownership of a growing vacant property portfolio.
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Special Guest: Brendan Arnott.
How Finance Can Keep Live Entertainment Alive
At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, government-mandated shutdowns placed live, cultural activity companies in jeopardy. Dance crews and entertainment studios known for being creative in their mediums turned to financial teams for their creative, sustainable solutions. Brian Parisi, Chief Financial Officer at Break the Floor, the nation’s prominent live entertainment company will share how live entertainment companies landed during the pandemic, and where they go from here.
Special Guest: Brian Parisi.
Episode 69: Rise of the Streaming Culture and Art of the COVID Pivot
Government mandated stay-at-home orders significantly contributed to the growth of the streaming culture. The quarantine mandates also resulted in a mass shutdown of content productions. For media and entertainment companies that rely on production revenues, the impact was grave. Join us as we speak with Viacom EVP, Controller and CAO Katherine Gill-Charest about their transfer of non-core assets to support the growth of streaming, and how they deal with production halts.
Special Guest: Katherine Gill-Charest.
Balancing And Changing While Growing Fast In Finance
Patricio is an industry veteran with 25 years of public company finance experience. He would be able to provide insight on a Latin American company successfully going public in the U.S. and also the company’s record third quarter 2021 financial results.
In this episode of the podcast we speak about how he was able to navigate through a SPAC transition and keeping his team focused in the middle of a pandemic.
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Special Guest: Patricio Vargas.