Searches


I. CFO Colleague is currently working with a variety of clients to assist in securing a CFO. The searches underway at this time are all confidential.

If you are looking for a CFO position, please forward your resume to: jeff@cfocolleague.com We will be glad to, confidentially, keep your information on record to review as opportunities present themselves.


Six quick numerical references



Some have asked whether certain expense and revenue relationships typify the successful institution. Here are six I have gleaned from working with a variety of clients:

1. Salaries and benefits should not exceed 80% of net tuition revenue.
2. Direct …

Focusing on the Board



A colleague, Craig Mahler, shared this article earlier today. Having worked with a variety of boards over the past year and a half, I am pleased to see this level of attention paid to their role. My observation is that …

The census is upon us. Now what?



Students have moved in, parents are back home, relationships have started … and ended, first exams delivered and disciplinary counsels are full of agenda items. Yup, it’s that time of year. Oh, and the traditional census is underway, with a …

Engaging Alumni – some ideas to ponder



As I travel about, it is fascinating the variety of successes that each institution enjoys. There are likely a number of reasons for success and I am hoping to break down some of them in future submissions. Today, I want …

Endowment fairy tales – part II



“Invest in a broad array of stocks and bonds and hold them for the long term.” 

Those who held General Motors stock and/or bonds in 2006 might disagree.  Same goes for WorldComm, Enron, Kodak, AT&T, Adelphia Cable, RIM/Blackberry, JCPenney and …

The CFO and Fundraising.



For a variety of reasons, the advancement / development / fundraising operations of an institution tend to operate in ways that drive CFOs nuts.  Since no rebuttals are accommodated on this blogsite, you may be expecting me to unload on …

Lessons from Basketball



I had a great high school basketball coach.  Mind you, he benched me my senior year and it took me a few years to understand why (now it is painfully obvious how wise he was) but he took a ragtag …

Great Support



Great Support

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New Framework



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