Russ Banham

Russ Banham ([email protected]) is a contributing writer to Chief Executive

The Modern IT Leader

What are the principles, practices and processes that make them excel and thrive? We asked tech leaders at four major enterprises. Surprise: it doesn’t start with technology.

Sitting At The Center Of The Company’s Data Flow

Strategic CFOs are taking charge of data and analytics, culling insights that are passed on to others across the enterprise to improve decision-making.

Special Report: The New Laws of Talent Attraction

Culture is now more important than comp when it comes to engaging great people. A CEO guide to a future that's already here.

Your CIO’s Strategic Wish List For 2022

It’s a heady compilation for tech leaders, whose focuses include cloud migration, talent concerns and data and analytics: ‘The pandemic ended the excuses.’

Where CFOs Are Investing Resources In 2022

From inflation to the Great Resignation, there’s no end to the challenges ahead. But finance chiefs are moving forward with capital plans based on a clear focus, creative thinking—and even some optimism.

Time To Pay Up

Higher CFO compensation and equity positions reflect finance chiefs’ strategic importance during the pandemic.

Is Your CFO An Innovator?

The best finance chiefs have moved from the back office to the pointed tip of the front office, evolving into data analysts, truth-tellers and strategic guides.

M&A Special Report: The Deal Dilemma

Pressure is building to snag value while the getting is good. But mergers and acquisitions are always tricky—and CEOs and boards have a whole host of new issues to consider.

Future Numbers: Getting Beyond Traditional Metrics

To see around corners, CEOs are getting creative with KPIs—and looking beyond the usual measures of success.

Is Your CFO The Right CFO?

The case for making this your most productive, trusted relationship in a hyper-competitive, sped-up era.
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New Poll: CEOs Find Challenges In Using Customer Data To Drive Innovation

Ability to harness and sort through data for meaningful insights remains a hurdle, many say. “The key is...finding what is actually relevant.”


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In Poll, Majority of CEOs Say Hybrid Work Is Here to Stay for 2022. Full Virtual? Not so Much

Almost all the CEOs we surveyed in May say they will work in at least partially hybrid mode for the rest of the year—versus just 7 percent who said they'd be fully remote.