CFOs React to the Financial Crisis (10 interviews via

by Erin McCune on October 8, 2008

in Economic Outlook, Finance


Finance chiefs tell what impact the financial crisis is having on their companies, their access to credit, and their cash management strategies.

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Hughes Communications's Grant Barber
While the satellite internet company is sitting on a ton of cash, its CFO worries about how well its customers are weathering the downturn.


AIG's Rob Schimek
The business insurance group's finance chief foresaw the need to add liquidity just as Bear Stearns was starting to tank.

Michael C. Fina's Mark Ellis
Some early planning for the credit crisis is allowing the CFO of this specialty gift retailer to manage a short-term drop in revenue.

Southern Co.'s Paul Bowers
One day after the bailout bill failed in Congress and the market took its largest point plunge ever, the finance chief of the South's largest utility holding company is watching his bank relationships like a hawk.

Genesis Lease's Alan Jenkins
The smaller, well-financed Ireland-based aircraft lessor seems insulated from many crisis-related problems, but worries could grow if a global aviation malaise develops.

First Capital's Mark Hogard
A factor in the financial crisis.

CVS/Caremark's David Rickard
How to make a silk purse out of a Lehman's ear.

Northern Trust's Fradkin
The finance chief of the Chicago-based bank worries about his clients and his balance sheet more than "market gyrations."

Sally Beauty's Mark Flaherty
The down market actually draws new customers to this retailer, but the CFO still is cautious when the future availability of credit is in question.

PG&E's Chris Johns
The finance chief of California's largest utility company spoke with Thursday about how it is coping with the turmoil in the capital markets.

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