Navigating the Future of Work
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by Renee Randolph
2w ago
Just as no one could have predicted the disruptions of the past decade, no one can predict with absolute certainty what the future of work will look like. Emerging trends and technologies do, however, give us an indication of how to think about and prepare for that future. Is your business ready for it? A Need for New Skills The continuing emergence of AI, automation, and related technologies means more and more tasks, especially routine administrative and service-oriented tasks, won’t require people to perform them. That doesn’t mean people are going away and won’t be needed elsewhere, but it ..read more
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Jake Jessop Joins vcfo Denver Team as Senior People Operations/HR Consultant
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by vcfo
2w ago
As the vcfo Denver team expands to meet the needs of our valued clients, Jake Jessop has joined as a Senior People Operations / HR Consultant. Jake Jessop is an innovative people operations professional with 10+ years of experience supporting high-growth teams and customizing HR solutions to boost performance, employee engagement, and profitability. He is highly skilled in improving HR processes, building and delivering value-add programs, and navigating complex employee relations in both in-person and virtual workplaces. Jake started his career as a recruitment coordinator for CH2M in 2012, w ..read more
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Vcfo Denver Team welcomes Jonathon Rapacki, Consulting CFO
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by vcfo
2w ago
Jonathon Rapacki is a finance executive with a track record of success across diverse industries, including oil and gas, mining, financial services, private equity, venture capital, and retail. He has a history of improving operations and investor and bank relations through strategic business planning, internal controls, and productivity improvements. Jonathon started out at Oppenheimer Funds, where he received four promotions within three years, ultimately leading a team of ten fund analysts; he also earned his MBA while at this employer. His first CFO role began in 2010, at Family Tree Corpo ..read more
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Richard Buckley joins vcfo Austin as Consulting CFO
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by vcfo
1M ago
vcfo Austin welcomes Richard Buckley, Consulting CFO, to serve all Austin and Central Texas area clients. Richard J. Buckley is a highly accomplished CFO, overseeing finance, operations, IT, and HR in areas such as domestic and international manufacturing and distribution, SaaS, retail, healthcare, nonprofit, and service companies worth from $2M to $25B. He provides exceptional leadership, communication, and mentoring skills, proven effective across multiple business platforms and company cultures. Richard started in the mail room at Exxon, taking night classes to earn his degree in accounting ..read more
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Martha Steele, Senior People Operations / HR Consultant, joins vcfo Austin
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by vcfo
1M ago
vcfo welcomes Martha Steele to the Austin team as a Senior People Operations / HR Consultant. Martha is a Senior People Operations Professional with more than 20 years of experience in human resources. She has particular expertise in implementing best business practices, reducing costs, improving recruiting, training, and retention programs, as well as redesigning benefits packages to improve employe satisfaction. Martha is bilingual, and is fluent in both English and Spanish Martha started out as an HR Admin Assistant at a nonprofit cancer institute and within two years rose up the ladder to ..read more
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Vcfo Austin Welcomes Pamela Hooper, Senior People Operations / HR Consultant
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by vcfo
1M ago
Pamela Hooper has joined the vcfo team to serve as a Senior People Operations / HR Consultant for clients in the Austin and Central Texas areas. Pamela is a solutions-oriented senior people operations executive with more than 25 years of experience in human resources. She is a true HR generalist with an extensive background in business strategy, talent acquisition and management, total rewards, coaching, and organizational development. Prior to joining vcfo, Pamela started her HR career in 1998 as an HR Generalist and Benefits Specialist. Over the years, she worked her way up to executive peop ..read more
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Ensuring Success in Uncertain Times
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by vcfo
1M ago
With the current uncertainty in the market, have you taken steps to prepare for various contingencies?  Are you confident in your plan? The following articles from our consulting team may be helpful to you as you review your own checklist: How to Fight Inflation: 14 Tips for Business Owners Inflation remains high despite the best efforts of the Federal Reserve. Many business owners haven’t managed in an inflationary environment before. Here are 14 timely tips on how to fight inflation. How to Optimize Operations in Times of Uncertainty Optimizing operations now will put you in the be ..read more
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Building Blocks of Business Valuation
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by Dustin Williamson
2M ago
Building Blocks and Best Practices for Driving Business Value Business valuation is not an original or uncommon topic. It is, however, one that business owners and leaders should be far more focused on and reminded of often. That’s because many who start a business don’t always fully consider business value when developing their original strategy or get pulled into weeds that cause them to drift or lose focus along the way. Then, when the time to transition or sell their business does come, they find that roads of convenience were followed more so than paths that would have put them in a bette ..read more
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Inventory Management in Manufacturing
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by Lee Ann James
2M ago
How Attention to Inventory Can Make or Break Manufacturers A major factor in determining the success of a manufacturer is how well it manages its inventory. When manufacturers have too little inventory, they can’t fully meet customer demands and lose out on revenue as a result. When manufacturers have too much inventory, they trap cash and decrease their liquidity. But when manufacturers maintain the right levels of inventory, operations run smoothly, customers are satisfied, and organic growth usually follows. The importance of effective inventory management in manufacturing is difficult to o ..read more
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From Startup to Sustainable Success– How Schoox Did It
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by vcfo
2M ago
This article was originally published in the Q1 2023 Edition of Texas CEO Magazine. With product and technology roots established in Greece, Schoox set out in 2012 to build a business around its distinctive learning and development (L&D) platform in a place it had never been, the United States. So how did Schoox move from a startup with a bold vision to a strong and rapidly growing organization with now more than 2,000 customers and 20 million learners around the world? Forming the Foundation The visits of Schoox Founder and CEO, Lefteris Ntouanoglou, to the U.S. centered on building the n ..read more
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