Finance

Ulta Beauty CFO: “The Great Recession Was A Walk In The Park”

Like other large retailers, Ulta Beauty was hit hard by the pandemic, but unlike those that have fallen, the cosmetics company has survived through months of chaos. CFO Scott Settersten explains how.

How One Retailer Survived A Retail Armageddon

In this first of a two-part series, Ulta Beauty CFO Scott Settersten explains how the company avoided disaster by making some tough—and quick—decisions from the virtual war room.

Clearcover Mixes Tech Mastery With ‘Legacy’ Expertise

Online car-insurance startup began in Illinois, and now CEO plans to add 300 jobs in Michigan.

Don’t Gamble On Your Company’s Future

Hidden risks abound in the current environment. Ask your CFO these five questions to make sure you're prepared.

As Liberal Market Economies Break Down, Corporate Leaders Must Rethink Their Roles

Somewhere between the unrestrained free markets of the right and the big government dogmas of the left, we'll find the way forward.

A Single Budget Won’t Cut It For 2021

No single budget will capture all of the uncertainties or possibilities any business will face through 2021. Instead, CEOs need a primary budget that also illustrates the adjustments required to adapt quickly as things change.

5 Essential Traits To Look For When Hiring Your Next CFO

Now more than ever, finance leaders must step up to guide companies toward sustainable success.

Best Ideas: Getting Financials Right

A dozen CEOs and CFOs share ideas for using financial strategies and tactics to navigate the post-pandemic environment.

Kellogg’s Looks For Snap And Crackle From Startup Investment Fund

Cereal maker’s four-year-old venture-investing arm already has taken CPG giant into exotic new territories — with results all around.

Footprint Planning And Location Strategy In Light Of The Pandemic

There are a multitude of factors that affect a company’s ability to successfully transition to this new model of work, and a future-thinking corporate location strategy is paramount.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Continues To Climb In January

Chief Executive’s latest poll of more than 230 CEOs finds optimism in 2021 business conditions on track and steady after the tumult of 2020.