What does it take to really excel in the role of chief financial officer?

Introducing the Secrets of Rockstar CFOs Podcast, your guide to mastering the challenges and opportunities of financial leadership.

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The role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has evolved from back-office support to strategic leader. It takes more than financial skills to master the responsibilities of this position successfully. Above all else, financial leaders need to know how to effectively plan for and execute in the face of the challenges and uncertainty inherent in their chosen industry. This begs the question, “What does it take to really excel in the role of chief financial officer?”

Whether you are a seasoned CFO or just starting out in the field, you will find something useful in this podcast. Welcome to Secrets of Rockstar CFOs, a practical and actionable resource for Chief Financial Officers seeking to advance their careers. This is your friendly and helpful guide to master the challenges and opportunities of financial leadership.

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About the Host

Jack McCullough


As the Founder and President of The CFO Leadership Council (CFOLC), Jack McCullough has created a global organization to empower senior financial executives through innovative professional development programs and unparalleled peer networking. Under his leadership, the Council has been recognized as the premier organization for strategic and financial leadership.

A thought leader, CEO, CFO, board member, public speaker, and author, Jack understands the challenges that corporate leaders face. He published his first book, ‘Secrets of Rockstar CFOs,’ in 2019, followed by ‘The Psychopathic CEO, an Executive Survival Guide,’ in 2021. He is also a Senior Contributor to the Forbes CFO Network, where he shares insights on issues facing CFOs and their teams.

As a recognized expert in the world of financial and strategic leadership, he is often contacted by media organizations that appreciate his insights, candor, and wit, such as the Wall Street Journal, CFO Magazine, CFO Dive, Barrons, CFO Brew, and others. Jack has also been a special guest on TV channels such as Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, and Fox Business Network. He is a popular speaker at financial conferences and has been a guest on over 100 webinars, podcasts, and other events.

Jack’s present mission is to work with early career professionals – the next generation of CFOs – and give them the tools they need to flourish and become the financial leaders of the future.

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