Episode 085 – A Fresh Perspective on Treasury with Chris Wikoff

Chris Wikoff has been involved in corporate finance and treasury for over 20 years, yet he’s still bringing fresh ideas and innovation to the profession to this day.

As Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Intrado, a Fortune 1000 communications and network infrastructure provider, Chris has revolutionised the company’s approach to treasury – streamlining services, deploying appropriate technologies, and adding complexity where it was lacking.

With revenues in excess of $2bn, a global customer-base, and a breadth of products and services, Intrado’s operations are highly complex. Chris’ role as Treasurer requires great attention to detail and knowledge to effectively and successfully maintain the high standards that have made them such a powerhouse in their industry.

Though that is a lot of responsibility on his shoulders, it is not unfamiliar territory. Chris’ career has spanned several billion-dollar revenue Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, but the real unifying feature of his CV is his commitment to innovation.

It was fantastic to hear more from Chris about how he has managed to keep a fresh and innovative perspective on treasury in such high-pressure environments. It’s safe to say, the results speak for themselves.

Chris joins me on this episode to share the tips and tricks that have made his career so successful.

On the podcast we discussed…

  • Chris’ journey into treasury
  • How to thrive in businesses in a high-growth phase, to the point of scaling internationally
  • What the positives and negatives were to entering treasury from a more senior position than most
  • What he attributes his career progression to
  • How he helps his teams grow
  • How to adapt your planning cycles in high-workload and high-demand environments

I’m sure you’ll agree, Chris has some incredible insights to share. If you’d like to hear more of Chris’ valuable advice, you can connect with him on LinkedIn.

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2020-01-28T09:52:22+00:00January 28th, 2020|