No matter your route into treasury, it’s important to learn new skills quickly and build a solid network.
Dana Laidhold, Treasurer at Nasdaq, knows what it’s like to take the plunge into treasury and learn from the ground up. She joins episode 226 of The Treasury Career Corner, where she discusses the early stages of her career, the power of building a strong treasury network, why taking risks could lead you to happiness, and much more.
Dana originally joined us in 2018 but she jumps back on to update us on her latest career move and to share some more winning advice.
Dana Laidhold is an experienced finance executive who prides herself on building world-class treasury departments for global companies. She is a seasoned professional and leader with extensive experience in corporate treasury, capital markets, investment management, forex, FP&A, risk management, and a number of other fields.
Dana began her career as a Division Controller for US Airways in 1999 before embarking on her treasury career in 2003 with The Carlyle Group, where she was a Treasurer and Associate Vice President of Internal Coinvestment Programs.
She moved on to Peloton in 2018 to take up a role as Treasurer before switching to her current role, Treasurer at Nasdaq, in March 2022.
Nasdaq’s purpose is to champion inclusive growth and prosperity. It powers stronger economies, creates more equitable opportunities, and contributes to a more sustainable world to help communities, clients, employees, and people of all backgrounds reach their full potential.
On the podcast we discussed…
- What it’s like to be thrown into treasury at the deep end
- The best first steps to take when new to treasury
- Navigating through a financial crisis
- The benefits of auditing
- Balancing treasury and community work
- Adapting to treasury in different types of companies
You can connect with Dana Laidhold on LinkedIn.
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