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Navigating the Path from Treasury to CFO

Join us this week on the Treasury Career Corner podcast for this special revisited episode, as we reconnect with Sam Pallotta, who has transitioned from being a Treasurer to a CFO at Russo Development.


About this episode

Sam was first on the show back in 2020 when he was the Chief Risk Officer & Treasurer at Rockefeller Group. We are delighted that he rejoins us to share his insights and experiences on the journey and he offers valuable advice for treasury professionals looking to advance their careers.

Sam is currently at Russo Development, one of the most active, privately held developers of industrial, data centre, and multifamily properties serving the New Jersey market. He brings his expertise in treasury, risk management, and investment analysis to his role as CFO.

The episode discusses Sam’s career journey, starting from his early days at General Motors and his transition into treasury. He shares his experiences working on complex financial transactions and managing large portfolios, which laid the foundation for his success in the CFO role.

On the podcast we discuss…

  • How Sam discovered his passion for finance and transition into treasury
  • How treasury departments add value
  • Where Sam sees treasury going next
  • Insights into the challenges and opportunities in treasury and finance
  • The importance of establishing credibility, building rapport with teams, and driving change within an organization
  • Why treasury professionals need to broaden their skills and take on additional responsibilities
  • The importance of staying well-versed in accounting and other areas outside of treasury to enhance career growth

You can connect with Sam Pallotta on LinkedIn.

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