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Jun, 22

In the Loop: A Conversation with Michael Stier


FocusCFO’s Michael Stier sat down with Dianne Chase and Michael Orzech for In the Loop, the Charlotte Chamber’s Podcast to chat about taking your business to the next level of growth.

In this 20 minute episode the trio covers a range of great questions like:

  • What are the key indicators that your business is ready for a CFO?
  • Can you afford a CFO?
  • What exactly does a CFO do?
  • How does a fractional CFO work with your COO and existing company culture?
  • How a fractional CFO can help your business reach the next level of growth and achieve sustainable, transferrable value.

Michael Stier is a FocusCFO Area President for the Carolinas and Director of Market Development. He has hands-on C-level executive and entrepreneur with a 35+ year track record of growing companies to scalable and profitable stages, with an industry focus at the intersection of technology and financial services (banking, wealth & asset management). He brings a broad base of expertise across functional areas to guide partners in strategy, entrepreneurship, financial management, M&A, operations / processes / KPIs, data-intensive services, and business development.

Dianne Chase is President and CEO of Chase Media. She is An award winning media, journalism and strategic communications professional with profound expertise in various communication disciplines, most notably crisis communication. Ms. Chase is also an experienced issues and reputation management consultant, media trainer, presenter, and writer.

Michael Orzech is the co-founder and COO of Charlotte Area Chamber of Commerce. The Charlotte Area Chamber of Commerce believes a strong, vital community goes hand-in-hand with a strong, vital business environment. By offering a variety of outstanding business programs, the Charlotte Area Chamber is dedicated to providing something for everyone. Learn More