Lodestar Partners With Leading Financial Services Professional Organizations to Conduct 2017 CFO Forecast Research

Lodestar Partners With Leading Financial Services Professional Organizations to Conduct 2017 CFO Forecast Research

Princeton, NJ, November 17, 2017 – Lodestar released research today to three partner organizations seeking to better understand key trends, dynamics, and challenges inside CFO offices of all sizes and industry verticals – Crain’s New York Business, The CFO Alliance, and Financial Executives International.

The research explored the changing role CFOs play inside their organizations, what types of talent and experience they are trying to bring onto their teams, the use of analytics and other advanced decision tools, and how CFOs are dealing with VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity). The study also captured attitudes and perceptions regarding managing and leveraging data and predictions regarding US economic health in the next two to three years.

Sponsors of the research included Baker & Tilly CPAs, United Airlines, MagnaCare, and TDBank. Results from the research will be unveiled at an invitation-only Crain’s event on December 8th and then used in early 2018 across various print and digital media brands.

Lodestar CEO Dr. Tom Nelson commented, “We were pleased to be the research partner in this sophisticated effort by a variety of organizations and institutions to both generate thought leadership content but also address some of the most pressing issues before CFOs in today’s challenging environment.”

 

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Lodestar is an advisory services firm that helps clients create, manage, and utilize information and intelligence of all kinds to solve complex business problems. Our work has two goals: improve business performance and drive growth.

The firm is built around six major practice areas – marketing research and decision sciences, information management, innovation, marketing effectiveness, customer experience management, and strategy acceleration. We also offer specialized services in areas such as competitive intelligence, technology scouting, intellectual property assessment, future forecasting, performance measurement, marketing effectiveness, ROI assessment, strategic planning, sales force effectiveness, and go-to-market strategy.

Lodestar works with Fortune 1000 and SMB clients across a variety of industries, including financial services, healthcare and life sciences, media, publishing, technology, professional services, manufacturing, and the public sector.

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