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Ingmar Berg has held the CFO title for over 10 years and it has taken him around the world, literaly, as he has lived in 6 different countries. Born in Sweden, Ingmar brings a fresh perspective to business, leadership, and how to deal with stress.
Students and those younger in their career that want to follow in the footsteps of a financial leader and a CFo should listen to this perspective. Hear how a leader grew up in the business and how he reflects on his career.
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Ingmar Berg is a senior finance executive with more than three decades of experience in various financial and operational roles. He has worked for public, private and private equity backed companies ranging in size from a small privately held company up to a $23B public enterprise.
He has worked and lived internationally in Sweden, Germany, England, Switzerland, Hong Kong and the US and has handled business transactions in more than 30 countries.
Ingmar last served as a fractional CFO for four different start-up companies, in the education, technology and tele-health sectors, in addition to providing M&A consulting services in the US Higher Education sector.
Prior to that he served as the Group CFO for Educatius International and President of its North American business. Educatius is an international education exchange program provider that supports students worldwide for high school and college exchange programs.
Prior to this role, Ingmar was the CFO for ManpowerGroup’s Swedish operations as well as heading up the procurement for Manpower’s Northern European markets. Manpower is one of the largest global staffing solutions companies and is listed on NYSE.
Before Manpower, Ingmar was the CFO and SVP for Global Partnerships for Laureate Hospitality Education, based in the US, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Laureate is the largest global network of for profit universities.
Ingmar’s in-depth experience and expertise includes M&A and Integration, managing high growth situations, improving efficiency and driving synergies, streamlining business operations and effectively dealing with multilingual and multi-cultural teams that are geographically dispersed. He has been involved in M&A transactions in USA, Mexico, Chile, Spain, Switzerland, Germany and Australia.
Ingmar is a native Swede with dual US citizenship, who earned a BA in Finance and Accounting from Gothenburg School of Economics and an MSc in International Finance and Accounting from London School of Economics.
About Financial Footsteps
Financial Footsteps is dedicated to providing insider access to successful accounting and finance leaders thereby providing ideas, insights, and ‘secrets to success’ to those aspiring to be leaders themselves.
Interactive conversations with guests will reveal the genesis for a career in accounting and finance, the great (and not so great) decisions that were made along the way, and the advice that these leaders would give to their younger selves.
About Your Host
Chad Dean has been an executive recruiter since 1996. He currently is owner and CEO of a top-ranked national recruiting firm with a 33 year history servicing the Finance disciplines.
Chad Dean’s relaxed and authentic recruiting style combined with a relentless work ethic and dedication to ethical recruiting has propelled him to the highest levels of success in recruitment and career counseling. He has been sought after by CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications for his expertise.
Chad Dean is a proud Arizona native, married for 21 years, with two second-generation native teenage sons. He has an MBA from Arizona State University and a BS in Biology from FHSU.
About Our Sponsor
Integrated Management Resources was founded in 1990 in Tempe Arizona. Starting with clients like Goldman Sachs (first client and still a client today) and top Wall Street hedge funds, IMR built a robust recruiting process that digs out the most desirable ‘passive’ candidates from our client’s competitors.
IMR’s Phoenix Accounting and Finance practice services large and medium sized organizations for mid-senior level full-time placement and interim staffing.