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Mike Gonzalez
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August 5, 2022

Tips to drive business efficiency in a down market

The market correction and fear of a recession forces companies to make decisions they should have been making all along. Here are a few tips to help drive efficiency and focus on business fundamentals.
Mike Gonzalez
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July 27, 2022

How to improve collaboration between CFO and CEO

Advice for CEOs. In your next chat with your finance leader, ask some of these questions to get a sense of where your business stands and how you can better support them.
Mike Gonzalez
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July 19, 2022

5 tips to be a better business partner

Most finance teams don’t have the bandwidth to do real business partnering. Here are 5 tips to improve business partnering when time and resources are scarce.
Mike Gonzalez
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July 12, 2022

Lessons from Antonio Gracias (board member of Tesla, SpaceX, and founder of Valor Equity)

How Antonio Gracias pushed Trace's co-founder, Mike Gonzalez, to conduct zero-based budgeting in the face of restructuring.
Amy Moore
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January 31, 2022

Four things finance is looking forward to in FY23

With long-range planning and year-end close behind us, what are finance leaders looking forward to in FY23? Here’s what several of our favorite finance leaders told us.
Mike Gonzalez
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April 6, 2021

Finance Playbook [Free Presentation Template]

Download the free presentation to socialize your finance strategy and operations with your team, leadership team, and board of directors. The 20+ slides include everything you need to improve finance execution.
Mike Gonzalez
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April 6, 2021

The Finance Calendar, an operating playbook for Corporate Finance

Read the Finance Calendar to learn the operating playbook inspired by Facebook, Zenefits, GE, and interviews with hundreds of growth-stage and enterprise finance executives.
Mike Gonzalez
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July 12, 2020

Building harmony between Procurement and FP&A

A harmonious relationship between Procurement and FP&A can be a superpower for Finance teams. Unfortunately, most Procurement and FP&A teams don’t work well together. Learn why and what we can do to change this.
Mike Gonzalez
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March 15, 2020

Lessons Learned Restructuring

Whether your restructuring due to COVID-19 or just want to make sure your house is in order, these lessons learned from the 2017 [~500 person] Zenefits restructuring will help serve as a guide to successfully execute and avoid pitfalls.
Mike Gonzalez
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March 15, 2020

Restructuring or not, keep your house in order.

Learn tips to get your business ready to weather a storm. With the impact of COVID-19 unknown, prepare to make quick decisions as they relate to your employees, customers, vendors, and more.