Financial Management Archives

ON Semiconductor hosting Financial Analyst Day

Economic concepts

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, announced that it will host its Financial Analyst Day in Scottsdale on February 26, 2015, starting at 8:00 a.m. MST. The event will feature presentations on the company’s strategy, financial outlook and performance. Event Details Attendance for this event is by invitation only. To request an invitation and details… Read More →

Husch Blackwell partners 2 Phoenix attorneys

Two attorneys become shareholders

Husch Blackwell has promoted 13 attorneys to partnership, two in Phoenix, effective Jan. 1, 2015. “Husch Blackwell’s standards for partnership are high, requiring sustained, elevated levels of performance. Each one of these attorneys has demonstrated professional excellence, exceptional legal skills and client service, and commitment to our firm,” said Husch Blackwell Chairman Maurice Watson. Phoenix Eric… Read More →

WGM Associates hires Gary Williams as CFO

technology

WGM Associates, a Scottsdale-based information technology consulting, security and application development firm, has hired Gary Williams to fulfill the newly created role of Chief Financial Officer. Williams brings extensive executive financial and technology experience to WGM including two decades of finance and operational experience from the world’s largest technology firms as well as significant expertise… Read More →

Increase cash flow and bottom line in 2015

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As 2014 comes to a close it is important to reevaluate your business model and consider the steps you need to take in the New Year to increase cash flow and boost your bottom line. Cash flow is crucial to a company’s survival. Having sufficient funds on hand will not only ensure that creditors, employees… Read More →

3 retirement essentials for 2015

Employer Retirement Plans in Phoenix, Ariz.

Wow, what an amazing market ride over the last few years!  Running on tracks laid by an unprecedented Federal Reserve monetary easing program, the market has once again run to new all-time highs and appears to still have some steam. Or does it? While no one really knows the answer to this, it is important… Read More →

4 reasons why retirees don’t need a nest egg

Key Elements to Retirement Planning

We are quickly coming to a reckoning in this country regarding the well-being of retirees, says Jeff Bucher, a financial advisor who helps working-class Americans plan their golden years. “I suppose it’s cliché for the head of a financial firm to say that he cares for his community, but we really do put our money… Read More →

UMB acquires Marquette Financial Companies

A Guide to Applying for a Bank Loan

UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), a $16.3 billion diversified financial holding company as of September 30, 2014, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and the Pohlad family of Minneapolis, Minn., announced the execution of a definitive agreement for UMB to acquire Marquette Financial Companies (MFC), a $1.3 billion financial-services company owned by the Pohlad family, in… Read More →

How company culture can lead to fraud

scam

Unfortunately, fraud is something all businesses must think about and guard themselves from. According to Statistic Brain, seven percent of annual revenues are lost to employee theft or fraud and 33 percent of business’ bankruptcies are caused by employee theft. Fraud isn’t only a result of employee theft; it can also include misuse of accounts,… Read More →

Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors expands in Arizona

Managing Receivables and Increasing Cash Flow

Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors (BPWA), a comprehensive wealth advisory firm and national enterprise building partnership, recently welcomed four experienced advisors to its Scottsdale office. Brian Coughlan, MBA, Landen Lunsway, CFP®, Chris Palermo, CFA, CFP® and Andrew Reinhardt, CFP® officially joined the BPWA Arizona team as Partners and Managing Directors on Friday. The new team, which… Read More →

Creditsafe opens sales center in Phoenix

credit

Creditsafe, the world’s most-used supplier of company credit reports, announced today that it has opened a sales center in the greater-Phoenix area. The office will allow the fast-growing company to better serve customers in the western United States. Located at 1400 E. Southern Ave. in Tempe, the 9,500-square-foot office can accommodate up to 150 employees.… Read More →

FEI Arizona honors CFO of the Year winners, finalists

Dennis Dahlen, senior vice president and CFO for Banner Health; Gary Dalke, CFO for Western Refining, Inc.; Lawrence Eisel, CFO of Total Transit; and Richard Skufza, executive vice president and CFO of LaneTerralever.

The Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) handed out its annual CFO of the Year Awards Thursday during a ceremony at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale.   The CFO of the Year Awards are given to professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. This program provides many benefits to the… Read More →

Arizona Women Confident They Can Manage Finances

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A new study released today by BMO Private Bank has found that 88 percent of women in Arizona are confident in their ability to manage their finances if something were to happen to their spouse. The study found that, in the event of divorce or the death or the incapacitation of their spouse: Seventy-seven percent… Read More →

Holiday shopping identity theft prevention tips

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With the holidays quickly approaching, consumers across the country look to the internet and their favorite stores to pick up the hottest gift items. Investment professional Megan E. Koopman provides guidance on how to safeguard your finances during the peak season of identity theft. “The threat of credit card fraud looms heavily at this time… Read More →

BMO Private Bank Boosts AZ Senior Staff

A Guide to Applying for a Bank Loan

BMO Private Bank announced new senior staff additions and promotions at the wealth management firm’s Arizona offices, which serve high-net-worth individuals, family-owned businesses, endowments and foundations throughout the Western United States. • Ashley Ober is now serving as managing director of the greater Phoenix market, overseeing strategic development and delivery of wealth management services provided… Read More →