Our CFO has resigned and we are all in shock. It seems that he has wanted to leave for quite a while but had the strength of character to see us through the end of the year and get the books closed. I have to admire him for that. It would have been so easy to just walk out of the door and not look back. Personally, ever time I have a left a company I felt great pride in knowing that I left my desk and records in good order and that whoever took my place would be able to hit the ground running if they would spend just a little time going over the files and notes that I left for them.
Anyway, his background is in healthcare management and this business is so different that he never really felt comfortable here. In this town, there is a lot of money to be made in healthcare and once the industry got the word that he was looking to leave, he had several big offers to consider. I really can’t blame him for going back to that, but we will miss him.
I’m organizing a group of department managers to take him out to lunch for his last day. It will be hard to get a table for so many people on a Friday, I’m having my assistant check on just reserving a private room for us, maybe at Stoney River or Romanos.