Leslie Boudreaux, Author at BVOH

Leslie Boudreaux

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Considering a High-Level Career Pivot? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions First

  You’re the Director of Finance at a prominent tech company, a position you’ve worked toward for years. Throughout the course of your career, you’ve strategically built your finance résumé and cultivated strong business relationships. But now your company’s executives have offered you the option to shift into a non-finance role, perhaps Chief of Staff or Director of Investor Relations. You’ve reached an inflection point in your career. Do you continue climbing the ladder in finance? Or do you pivot into a new area? First, let me congratulate you. The fact that you have this option proves you’ve achieved a high level of success. Your company recognizes that you can add […]

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I Hate My Job – Now What?

  “I hate my job.” If you’ve ever woken up first thing in the morning with a feeling of dread as you contemplate the workday, these words are probably familiar to you. It’s a strong statement, but when you fear you’ve fallen into the wrong job, sometimes it’s the only one that fits. There are plenty of reasons you might feel negatively about your current position. Perhaps you’re new to the organization and the job isn’t what you expected. Now you’re looking for an escape route to something more satisfying. Maybe you’ve been at this position too long and you crave a new challenge. Or maybe it’s not the job […]

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How to Build A Successful Finance Career in the World of Startups: An Interview with Jeff Shouger, Head of Finance & Accounting at Niantic, Inc.

  Jeff Shouger’s experience as a finance executive is extensive. He has served as Director of Finance at Proteolix, VP of Finance & Chief Accounting Officer at Zynga, and most recently, is leading all of Finance at Niantic, Inc. So, it’s no surprise that when I had the opportunity to interview him recently, his answers were full of valuable and actionable insights. During our conversation, Jeff discussed what it takes for a finance person to be successful at a startup, how to know if it’s the right time to change industries (he switched from biotech to gaming), and the best way to support visionary and entrepreneurial CEOs. This interview is […]

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Why I Stopped Doing A Job I Loved

  When my co-founders and I started BVOH Finance & Accounting Search in 2004, we knew we’d be wearing multiple hats. We enjoyed the diversity of sharing the operational responsibilities of the firm while also focusing on what we loved – executing quality searches for our clients and candidates. For the first decade, this is how the company operated. We managed the company by committee, and while we slowly added staff to keep up with the business needs, most of our team members were experienced recruiters who brought deep expertise and relationships to the table. They didn’t require much training, and our small business was humming along because of the […]

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Latest News: BVOH Lands on Forbes 250 Best of Recruiting List

  BVOH is a boutique recruiting firm solely focused in the San Francisco Bay Area in finance and accounting. The Forbes list placement adds to a growing list of acknowledgment, recognition and awards for the company. SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) JULY 19, 2017 Firms who receive the coveted spot on the Forbes list are determined by a survey of over twenty-one thousand recruiters, employees and HR personnel. Participants are asked to judge firms based on quality, communication and price-performance ratio. According to the American Staffing Association there are over 20,000 recruiting firms in the U.S. alone. Leslie Boudreaux, Sr. Managing Partner and one of BVOH’s founders says, “To be considered […]

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Successful Women In Finance: An Interview With Tina Todasco, Sr. Finance Director at eBay Marketplaces North America

  Is the corporate ladder a thing of the past? At what point should you decide your job isn’t a good fit, and start looking elsewhere? Is it really possible to balance your career and home life – and be successful at both? I recently sat down with Tina Todasco, Sr. Finance Director at eBay Marketplaces North America, to answer those pressing questions and much more. Before joining the team at eBay, Tina held progressively senior positions in finance within multiple divisions of Johnson & Johnson, after starting her career at General Electric as part of their Financial Management Program. In this knowledge-packed interview, Tina talks about why the honest–and […]

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Successful Women In Finance: An Interview With Tina Correia, VP-Chief of Staff to the Office of the CEO at Lam Research

  I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Tina Correia, the Vice President-Chief of Staff to the Office of the CEO at Lam Research. Before accepting the role of Chief of Staff, Tina had over 14 years of experience in Finance at Lam Research. During this interview, Tina discusses the broad scope of her new role, the benefits of being open to change and nontraditional career moves, and the best way to start a career in finance. She also touches on the challenges of finding balance while being a successful working mom. Leslie Boudreaux: Congratulations on your new role as Chief of Staff! Can you explain what this […]

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Why Don’t We Have More Candidates? 4 Tips for Hiring in A Tight Market

  As we shared last week, BVOH Finance & Accounting Search recently received the Inavero Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for 2017. While we are pleased to be recognized for our hard work, we are more interested in the feedback and recommendations for improvement that we receive. This year, you told us our quality of service, understanding of your cultures and needs, professionalism, and caliber of candidates are all spot on. You’d just like more candidates to choose from. We hear you, and we’d like to have more to offer. But the Bay Area is suffering from a shortage of accounting talent due to an imbalance in the […]

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What Our 2017 Best of Staffing Award Means for You

  We’ve got big news to share here at BVOH Finance & Accounting Search. We recently won the Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards! What Is The Inavero Best of Staffing® Award? The annual award is decided by staffing companies’ net promoter scores (NPS). A survey goes out to every placed candidate and hiring manager over the last year to assess client satisfaction, and the results determine each award applicant’s NPS. Inavero’s Best Of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs.   On average, […]

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Successful Women In Finance: A Conversation With Zendesk’s First Female CFO, Elena Gomez, “Be Resilient”

  I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Elena Gomez, the CFO of Zendesk and former Senior Vice President of Finance and Strategy at Salesforce. During her time at Salesforce, Elena helped build a world-class finance operation, and she now leads Zendesk’s global finance and accounting team. But we spoke about much more than her job description. In this interview, Elena discusses the importance of building meaningful relationships in businesses, the challenges women face in technology, and the best decisions she’s made in her career. She also tackles the realities of maintaining a work-life balance, and shares exactly what motivates her to make it happen. Leslie Boudreaux: Thank […]

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