Business leaders should seek intelligent, skilled people with diverse experiences when putting together a quality executive team, some of the state's top chief financial officers told Arkansas Business during a roundtable discussion in December.
In this video, Greg McKinney, the CFO of Bank OZK of Little Rock; Jennifer Styron, executive vice president and CFO of CARTI of Little Rock; and Kimberly Hadley, vice president of finance and administration of John Brown University of Siloam Springs each share advice on how to put together leadership team.
McKinney, Styron and Hadley were among the honorees at Arkansas Business' 2020 CFO of the Year awards on Dec. 15 in Little Rock.
"You want to make sure you've got people that have seen things in a different light, have done things different ways, can offer alternatives, can challenge the norms, can challenge what may be the customs, the norms, how you go about trying to accomplish something," said McKinney, who received the CFO Lifetime Achievement Award during the event. "You've got to have that diversity, you have to have that variety of opinions."
The panel shared a range of business tips and advice for business leaders during a roundtable led by Arkansas Business Publisher Mitch Bettis and HoganTaylor Managing Partner Gary Cooper.