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Upside/Downside - a podcast for Finance Business Partners

Matt Cooley

My name is Matt Cooley, host of the Upside/Downside podcast, where we explore what it takes to be the best Finance Business Partners possible. I'm a Finance Business Partner myself and former president of the New York City Chapter of Financial Executives International. Prepare to meet professionals on the front lines of value creation and hear their stories. Through personal 1:1 interviews with inspiring and interesting professionals, we'll explore the many aspects of being a Finance Business Partner at forward-thinking organizations. Advisory, communications, business models, competition, digitalization, data analytics, risk management, complex regulatory environments, difficult environments, emerging businesses, continuous learning, personal branding and many other topics are all on the table as we explore what it takes to be our best. If you would like to suggest a future guest for this podcast, or be a guest yourself, please reach out today.

Recent Episodes

"Should I work at a start-up or an existing company?"June 01, 2021 Episode artwork Practical Fintech Use Cases for CFOs with Todd Feldman, Associate Professor of Finance at San Francisco State UniversityApril 19, 2021 Episode artwork Things Digital, with Chang Xia, Assistant Professor of Finance at St Francis CollegeApril 13, 2021 Episode artwork Protecting Value From Your Data Analytics with Greg Kogan, Assistant Professor at Long Island UniversityApril 06, 2021 Episode artwork Career Questions from Students of Professor Chang Xia, St. Francis College, BrooklynMarch 01, 2021 Episode artwork Preparing for a Great Career with Nerma Kolenovic, Student at St. Francis College, New York CityJanuary 26, 2021 Episode artwork What Companies Need in a CFO with Samuel Dergel, Founder & Principal at Dergel Executive SearchJanuary 12, 2021 Episode artwork Data-Driven Decisions with Alex Kotlyarevsky, Vice President of Finance at Maxx PropertiesDecember 29, 2020 Episode artwork Finance Business Partner as Navigator with Nick Mitrakis, SVP & Corporate Controller at WSP USADecember 15, 2020 Episode artwork Two Perspectives on Value Creation with Peter Wise, Retired Rocket Scientist & Former Soup Kitchen DirectorNovember 12, 2020 Episode artwork The Intersection of Value Creation & Industry 4.0 with Dave Sackett, CFO of ULVAC TechnologiesOctober 20, 2020 Episode artwork Moving Beyond Tablestake Skills with Andrej Suskavcevic, President & CEO of Financial Executives InternationalOctober 13, 2020 Episode artwork Finding Your Village with Thea Dwelle, Founder & Principal at Vine Wire ConsultingOctober 07, 2020 Episode artwork Putting your Career in High Gear with Alyssa Gelbard, Founder & President of Point Road GroupSeptember 22, 2020 Episode artwork Building Sustainable Value Creation with Riccardo Govender, Customer Unit Controller at EricssonSeptember 15, 2020 Episode artwork Foundational Truths with Cliff Merchant, Finance Manager at ForeScout TechnologiesSeptember 08, 2020 Episode artwork Serving the Underserved with Dana Price, CFO at Kenzie AcademyAugust 27, 2020 Episode artwork Partnership is the New Leadership with Vidya Krishnan, Chief Learning Officer at EricssonAugust 25, 2020 Episode artwork The Future of the Finance Business Partner with Mitch Peipert, CFOAugust 20, 2020 Episode artwork