David Axson

David Axson is a global strategist, consultant, keynote speaker, and author. Known as the CFO Whisperer, he has worked in strategy, finance, and technology for more than 35 years, advising CFOs and businesses in more than 50 countries across multiple industries. He has served as a global leader, driving global mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures at a number of organizations, including Bank of America, Accenture, and Hewlett-Packard. He was a co-founder and chief operating officer of The Hackett Group, led Accenture strategies, global finance thought leadership for nearly a decade, and served as head of corporate planning at Bank of America.

  • Today’s Increased Access to Data Helps CFOs Make Data-Informed Decisions

    Today’s Increased Access to Data Helps CFOs Make Data-Informed Decisions

    The ability to make data-informed decisions has changed the role of the CFO—according to Bill Teuber, Senior Principal of Bridge Growth Partners. See what else he had to say in this blog post.

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  • CFO to CFO Podcast: Bill Teuber

    CFO to CFO Podcast: Bill Teuber

    The CFO to CFO podcast is hosted by David Axson, the CFO Whisperer. This week's guest, Bill Teuber, is a Senior Principal of Bridge Growth Partners, and director of both Accedian and Syniti.

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  • 10 Guiding Principles to Creating Data Aware Management Processes

    10 Guiding Principles to Creating Data Aware Management Processes

    As data becomes more prevalent, we need to adopt new behaviors, processes and systems that allow managers to make effective decisions.

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  • How CFOs Influence A Culture Of Data Informed Decision Making

    How CFOs Influence A Culture Of Data Informed Decision Making

    Creating a data-conscious culture is fundamental to securing and profiting from the value of data.

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  • Data Strategy for Mergers and Acquisitions

    Data Strategy for Mergers and Acquisitions

    Looking at the five main stages in the M&A process, it is possible to identify the critical role that data plays throughout the M&A process.

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  • The Business Value of Data and Data Quality

    The Business Value of Data and Data Quality

    How can we develop a more pragmatic approach to understanding how data can deliver value?

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  • CFO to CFO Podcast: Chris Knerr

    CFO to CFO Podcast: Chris Knerr

    The CFO to CFO podcast is hosted by David Axson, the CFO Whisperer. This week's guest, Chris Knerr, is the Chief Digital Officer of Syniti.

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  • CFO to CFO Podcast: Melanie Payne

    CFO to CFO Podcast: Melanie Payne

    The CFO to CFO podcast is hosted by David Axson, the CFO Whisperer. This week's guest, Melanie Payne, is the Chief Financial Officer of Syniti.

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  • Data Quality: A Critical Component of the CFO's Data Journey

    Data Quality: A Critical Component of the CFO's Data Journey

    In order for a CFO to be an effective data steward they must understand the different elements of the data journey and their role during the journey.

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  • The CFO's Expanding Data Governance Role

    The CFO's Expanding Data Governance Role

    Three Data Governance Approaches CFOs Should Assess

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