Writing the book on tech

The job of CFO for a technology company is not your typical beancounting role, as Chris Leahy of techpacific.com will attest.

Chris Leahy is not your conventional CFO. For a start, he never really wanted a career in finance. I have always wanted to be a journalist. I got into corporate finance quite by accident, he says. Childhood dreams aside, as CFO of technology services company techpacific.com, Leahy is more involved in the corporate development side of the business rather than the actual accounting.

But maybe thats becoming characteristic of the technology industry. As Leahy says, What these guys want is not necessarily bookkeepers or people who count paperclips. They want guys who understand corporate strategy, understand how to get companies listed and how to help those companies grow once they get listed....

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