How can the finance team help in growing a business ? - I want to bring concrete examples of ways, finance team especially analysts and managers can help in driving growth in the business. It is often easier for finance teams to point out inefficiencies and cost reduction methods but growing a business takes a different kind of thinking and mindset. The growth mindset in different business situations will become increasingly important as a skill set to be able to differentiate in a growing pool of finance professionals. This would be a good opportunity to see how I learnt and applied this way of thinking to different industries (CPG, Retail, Software).
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Kaustubh Khandelwal has almost 20 years of experience working with some of the most iconic companies in their respective industries. He has a broad background in strategy, mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, operational and financial management and has extensive team leadership experience.He has been a board member of a local credit union and a charter school in California and deeply cares about education. He is the former Director of finance (Line of Business CFO) of the Storage Business Unit at VMWare, the $7Billion leader in data center virtualization solutions and cloud management. He has also worked at Capital One, Excelligence Learning Corporation (distributor of educational supplies to preschools/daycares) and Fresh Express (CPG leader in packaged salads). He started his career with New York Consulting Partners (spin-off of McKinsey & Co) and worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies during his time there on Strategy & Operations.He has a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering and a Masters in Management Science from Weatherhead School of Management.