Hilla Sferruzza, MBA, CPA has been the Chief Financial Officer, Executive VP for Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH) since 2016 and its Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller since 2008. In this episode of Count Me In, Hilla joins the show to talk about the evolving role of the CFO and the four lines of sight they must possess. With experience ranging from hospitality to financial institutions and culminating in her current role in real estate and construction, she is familiar with a wide breadth of public company operational best practices. She is a subject matter expert on financial modeling, budgeting and forecasting, and process improvement opportunities. She also oversees infrastructure, application and development information technology, giving her great perspective on the topic of today's conversation. Download and listen now!
Bob Kolodgy, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), joins Count Me In to talk about the role of the CFO when building organizations ready for the future. Bob is responsible for the Blues’ Federal Employee Program (FEP), which covers more than 5.4 million members across all 50 states and abroad. He oversees the National Employee Benefits Administration, which manages $13 billion in retirement plan assets for 38 participating BCBS entities nationwide. In addition, he has overall accountability for BCBS Brand management, including brand strategy and protection, as well as the Association's finance, licensure, enterprise information technology and information security areas. In this episode, he shares his perspective and expertise when it comes to innovation across the organization and implementing change. With a particular focus on data and technology, Bob discusses how innovation creates real value for the business as it seeks to succeed into the future. Download and listen now!