“Samuel Dergel’s book is the best-ever guide to building a successful and meaningful CFO career. The book bursts with insights and cautions grounded by practical experiences of the many CFOs Sam tapped for input. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the evolving role of the CFO—and everyone who hopes to catch the next wave.”
— Mary Driscoll, Senior Research Fellow for Financial Management, APQC, a business research and benchmarking firm
“Guide to CFO Success addresses an unmet need in the market today. Inside, Samuel has written a blueprint for someone aspiring to be a great CFO. What makes a great CFO, you ask? Read this book!”
— Bill Koefoed, Chief Financial Officer at Puppet Labs (and former CFO at Skype, a division of Microsoft Corporation)
“Samuel is a student of the CFO role, and shares his homework with us. Samuel’s sensitivity to both task and process comes through in this important treatise on how effective CFOs became successful, and how you can too. By studying what the best Chief Financial Officers do right, and meticulously interviewing those at the top, Samuel is able to codify skills and strategies that enhance a CFO’s career. You will want to read it, and then pass it on to your team supporting you.”
— Paul Herrerias, Global Leader of the Stanton Chase CFO and Financial Executive Practice
The book was a great read – I really enjoyed seeing a different perspective on the position and its responsibilities – many of which I completely agreed with.
Interesting enough, I always felt that advancing my career, focusing on my skills and looking for other potential positions was “cheating” on the company and I would think that many companies would probably agree with me; however you do bring up some good benefits to doing so.
Thank you for publishing the book and sharing your insight and connection, it was truly inspiring. ”
— Email received from senior finance executive who read Guide to CFO Success, April 2014
I’m based in Singapore and found your book “Guide to CFO Success” during a visit to the public libary just a few weeks ago. Now it is next to me during my current onboarding in a new CFO role and I expect it to help me continuously. It would have helped me in the past, and looking forward to the future.
Thanks for writing the book, it helps!”
— Email received from Chief Financial Officer who read Guide to CFO Success, May 2014
“I like the book. I find it great that other CFO share many of my same challenges — I like the career focus, not just the current role focus.
I have a couple quotes from the book hanging in my office. I am trying to get my CEO to read the book or at least skim it to get a better sense of where I am coming from — I think he would find it insightful, but haven’t had luck yet!”
— Comment from one of Samuel’s CFO Advisors involved in the creation of Guide to CFO Success, August 2014
“I have read the book and I gave one to a CFO that I mentor. I especially liked the sections on Personal Brand, Networking, and CFO in Transition.”
— Comment from another one of Samuel’s CFO Advisors who responded to the surveys used in the creation of Guide to CFO Success, August 2014