An Interview with Jirav CEO Martin Zych

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An Interview with Jirav CEO Martin Zych

An Interview with Jirav CEO Martin Zych

The following is a transcript of my July 21st interview with Martin Zych, Jirav’s CEO. Context & Background Jirav is a cloud based financial planning and analytics platform primarily serving SaaS business of all sizes. I first came across Jirav late last year and have watched as they developed and delivered on this ambitious platform that I believe is filling...

Agile Talent is Canabalizing the Skilled Labor Markets

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Call it whatever you like, the skilled labor market is undergoing a transformation. Premier Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) coined the pithy yet prophetic tagline “software is eating the world”. Today, software is undoubtedly cannibalizing our traditional labor markets. Companies have increased their dependency on agile talent and the markets that facilitate this type of engagement. This is...

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When Should a Startup Hire a CFO?

When Should a Startup Hire a CFO?

Paul Graham, co-founder of the YCombinator accelerator, wrote an essay titled How to Start a Startup in which he laid out 3 things every startup needs to be successful: Start with good people Make something customers actually want Spend as little money as possible Notice he does not mention any finance or accounting function, let alone hiring a CFO. A primary...

The CFO’s Talent Management Crisis

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Project-Based Hiring for Modern Economic Cycles

Brief: The nature of economic cycles in the United States has changed since the beginning of the 21st century. From 1998 to 2012 there were six growth cycles in the United States, while the previous six growth cycles to the period just described took place over a period of 25 years.[1] The shortening of these growth cycles presents a serious...

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