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Empowering Newcomers to the World of Treasury with Thomas Balish


Thomas Balish

Thomas Balish

About this episode

The treasury field can be simultaneously exhilarating and intimidating for newcomers. With countless questions swirling in their minds, aspiring treasury professionals often wonder about the essential skills, expectations, and methods for making a lasting impact. Today, we revisit episode 184 for a re-run episode with Tom Balish, now the Global Treasurer and Executive Director at Boston Consulting Group. As Tom re-joins, we look at what he has been up to since he was last on the show and we get to look back at his fascinating career journey which includes being a Submarine Officer in the United States Navy, a stint as an Investment Banker at J.P. Morgan, and even a brief foray into writing. Tom's treasury journey began after his teaching career when he secured a role at Harvard University. Since then, he has held prominent treasury leadership positions at Staples and Bright Horizons. Tom has a master's degree from Harvard University and a BA from Dartmouth College. Established in 1963, the Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the organisation partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. On the podcast we discussed…
  • Tom’s diverse career and how he got started in treasury
  • How his goals and ambitions motivated his career moves
  • How he navigated his first treasury job
  • The result of taking advantage of opportunities to grow
  • Tom’s advice for people starting a new treasury career
  • Tom updates us on what he has been doing since he was first on the show in 2021
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