34 episodes

Poor profits and cash flow got you down?
My name is Matt Cooley and value creation has always been central to my career, from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar product lines.  As a finance executive at successful companies, I've noticed a thing or two about what creates versus destroys value.   In this podcast, finance business partners, managers and business owners learn techniques and common sense strategies to grow profits and cash flow.Follow Upside/Downside on your favorite podcast platform today and join me and my esteemed pals as we explore value creation and share a few laughs on the way to higher profits and cash flow.
If your organization needs more customized assistance, I sometimes accept brief consulting engagements that can be performed after hours such as:
-Reviewing business plans
-SWOT analyses
-Listening to your business challenges and discussing possible solutions
All revenues after taxes earned from consulting engagements are donated to registered charities working on challenges in the United States. 
Contact me on LinkedIn or at mattcooley650@gmail.com.
I wish you the best on your value creation journey!
Matt Cooley

Upside/Downside - poor profits and cash flow got you down‪?‬ Matt Cooley

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Poor profits and cash flow got you down?
My name is Matt Cooley and value creation has always been central to my career, from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar product lines.  As a finance executive at successful companies, I've noticed a thing or two about what creates versus destroys value.   In this podcast, finance business partners, managers and business owners learn techniques and common sense strategies to grow profits and cash flow.Follow Upside/Downside on your favorite podcast platform today and join me and my esteemed pals as we explore value creation and share a few laughs on the way to higher profits and cash flow.
If your organization needs more customized assistance, I sometimes accept brief consulting engagements that can be performed after hours such as:
-Reviewing business plans
-SWOT analyses
-Listening to your business challenges and discussing possible solutions
All revenues after taxes earned from consulting engagements are donated to registered charities working on challenges in the United States. 
Contact me on LinkedIn or at mattcooley650@gmail.com.
I wish you the best on your value creation journey!
Matt Cooley

    Cybersecurity Strategies That Drive Profits and Cash Flow

    Cybersecurity Strategies That Drive Profits and Cash Flow

    Upside/Downside is a podcast about value creation and the strategies finance and business leaders can use to grow profits and cash flow. I'm your host, Matt Cooley. In this episode, information security executive David de Martin joins me to analyze the many threats businesses face, and how adaptive tools like Calamu can neutralize those threats while growing your profits and cash flow through competitive advantage.From threat Prevention to Detection to Response, what should value-...

    • 20 min
    Are You Ready for AI in 2024? Our Predictions

    Are You Ready for AI in 2024? Our Predictions

    Welcome! Upside/Downside is a podcast about value creation, and how finance business partners, managers and business owners like you can grow your profits and cash flow. I'm your host, Matt Cooley. In this episode, Tommy Huynh returns and we share our predictions how AI will impact businesses and people in 2024. Referencing new stats and reports from respected third parties, we make our cases and challenge each other's assumptions.What minimum skills will be required?&...

    • 22 min
    The Democratization of AI for Small & Medium Businesses

    The Democratization of AI for Small & Medium Businesses

    Upside/Downside is a podcast about value creation, and how the actions we take affect profits and cash flow. I'm your host, Matt Cooley. In this episode, Tommy Huynh joins me to explore the democratization of AI and how SMBs in particular can increasingly take advantage.From sales battlecard creation to low code/no code customer service chatbots, use cases abound if you know the problems you want to solve. Get ready to accelerate your value creation curve on this episode of U...

    • 17 min
    Track This Indicator for Coming CFO Turnover

    Track This Indicator for Coming CFO Turnover

    Upside/Downside is a podcast about value creation, and how the actions we take affect profits and cash flow. I'm your host, Matt Cooley. Executive recruiter, coach, and company founder Samuel Dergel returns for a super informative update on the market for CFOs.Why is the opportunity pipeline about to increase? What functional skills are most important? Are you ready for that Saturday call from the Board?We cover a lot of ground, plus a corny joke. Time to make t...

    • 19 min
    This episode: Mammoth meatballs + Consumer prices in US vs Europe

    This episode: Mammoth meatballs + Consumer prices in US vs Europe

    Upside/Downside is a podcast for finance and business geeks about the hard work of value creation with a dose of humor thrown in for good measure. I'm your host, Matt Cooley. Panelists Dana Price and Sami Akbay join me to discuss the cultivated meat and meat substitute industries. Sustainability, ethics and taste are all on the value creation menu. Ready for dinner?Then we move on to consumer prices in the US vs Europe. From mobile plans to pharmaceutical...

    • 21 min
    This episode: When your bank implodes + Tipping gone mad!

    This episode: When your bank implodes + Tipping gone mad!

    Upside/Downside is a podcast for finance and business geeks about the hard work of value creation with a dose of humor thrown in for good measure. I'm your host, Matt Cooley. Panelists Dana Price and Sami Akbay join me to discuss the recent banking debacle at Silicon Valley Bank and how value creation goes hand in hand with avoiding value destruction. Do you know where your money is tonight?Then it's about tipping practices gone mad. Technology, fear of embarrassment...

    • 23 min

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