Becoming a Value Integrator: A CFO Journey
As a public company CFO you must manage two basic mandates: (a) be a steward of the company's assets and (b) be a strategic partner to the CEO to drive long term growth. Value integration is about connecting the external opportunities in the market place to the internal operations of the organization. Learn about one person's journey and approach to driving value within a global media company.
Rick Lawlor is the CFO of Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services division. He is responsible for the financial management and operations for the cloud infrastructure and foundation technologies that powers Microsoft’s online businesses worldwide. Lawlor joined Microsoft in 2005 and previously led Strategy Sourcing and Procurement in the Windows & Online Services Division. Prior to Microsoft, he served as the CFO for Travelport a subsidiary of Cendant, where he was responsible for the financial management of more than $1B in annual revenue and was deeply involved in the company’s successful acquisition of Orbitz. Prior to Travelport/Cendant, he led a variety of finance and business developments roles at two technology start-ups. Also served as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and auditor at Deloitte & Touche.