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April 14, 2023

Navigating Different Industries: A CFO's Perspective on Gaining Diverse Experience

Bob is an accomplished CFO and entrepreneur with a diverse background in finance, accounting, and digital media. He has worked in various industries and successfully led multiple companies to growth and successful exits.

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Navigating Different Industries: A CFO's Perspective on Gaining Diverse Experience
CFO
April 14, 2023

Navigating Different Industries: A CFO's Perspective on Gaining Diverse Experience

Bob is an accomplished CFO and entrepreneur with a diverse background in finance, accounting, and digital media. He has worked in various industries and successfully led multiple companies to growth and successful exits.

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Ignacio Gassó
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Starting as a CFO at such a young age was definitely a unique experience. I had studied accounting and finance in college, and then went on to earn my MBA. When I landed my first CFO role, I was the youngest person in the company's history to hold that position. It was a great opportunity to learn on the job and gain real-world experience in finance and accounting.

After that, I moved on to work for publicly held companies in the e-commerce and travel hospitality industries. These were both great experiences and allowed me to learn a lot about how large, complex organizations operate. But eventually, I started to feel the itch to do something more entrepreneurial.

That's when I joined a smaller company in the B2C financial services space. We were able to grow the company about 10x in just three years, which was a really exciting experience. But it was nothing compared to what came next.

I co-founded a digital media company with a partner, and we ran and grew it for about 12 years. It was a great experience, and we were able to build the company up to a point where we were able to sell it. That was definitely a highlight of my career so far.

Since then, I've been working in the fintech space, primarily with SAS, payroll software, HCM, and insurance companies. It's been great to be able to work in different industries and gain new experiences. And the non-compete agreements that often come with successful exit transactions have allowed me to enjoy the variety.

Overall, I feel very fortunate to have had the career that I've had so far. I've been able to work in a variety of industries, learn a lot, and have some great experiences along the way. Of course, there have been challenges and setbacks as well, but those have helped me grow and become a better CFO and entrepreneur. I'm excited to see what the future holds and where my career will take me next.

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