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We are pleased to announce the addition of Kimberly Kovacs, former managing director of Arroyo Ventures of Laguna Niguel, California, as Practice Leader in our newly formed Emerging Growth Practice division. The practice will provide strategic financial executive, advisory support, and accounting services to start-ups, VC-backed and high growth companies.  Kovacs will be based in Hardesty’s...
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Q&A With Alex Hansen, Hardesty’s Executive Partner, CFO Services   1. How is the role of the CFO changing into being more of global business advisor? The global marketplace is increasingly complex.  Many companies are finding they need to be global to be competitive and open up new opportunities.  However, there are serious risks, and regulation and...
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According to a recent survey by Bank of America, CFOs are increasingly optimistic in almost every area except one: healthcare costs. Most CFOs are ready to comply with the Affordable Care Act, but the residual effects of healthcare reform heavily affect day-to-day business management. The Hardesty Healthcare Practice has identified five major concerns that CFOs...
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Budgeting is easy. It’s everything else that makes it difficult! Four Critical Elements of Budgeting: The System: Your process of budgeting is called a system. Does your system produce cooperation, sharing, communication and an honest, realistic budget that people use to make decisions?  Who are the participants involved in the process and who is accountable...
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The dog days of summer are over, and vacation season is just a memory. It’s time for CFOs and other business leaders to prepare for a strong finish to the year. Hardesty partners offer some options to help your business finish the year strong. 1. Plan, plan, plan! Now is the time to assess this year’s...
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The CFO should be thought of as a strategist, not a number-cruncher.  Having a seasoned Controller in place to manage the day-to-day financials will allow the CFO to be a partner to the CEO, helping to mastermind expansion, oversee the implementation of new processes, and analyzing why practice areas may NOT be performing. Here’s why…...
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Founded in 2011 by Karl Hardesty, a respected leader in executive talent solutions for the CFO suite, Hardesty LLC provides best-in-class senior leadership to growing companies through its nationwide network of offices. As the firm continues to grow, the Hardesty network has added top professionals at the CEO, COO, CIO and VP HR levels to complete the full suite of senior executive talent we make available to clients.