Network, Net Worth!
Two great thoughts on the importance of networking. Russ Gambrel had a lightbulb moment (it goes hand-in-hand with NEVER EAT ALONE). A recent article from the Huffington Post conceptualizes the reality that your biggest asset is YOUR NETWORK. Most folks have never considered the truth in that. Building your network ‘asset’ requires investing in your relationships and in turn, building trust. This trust is key when a member of your network (or a member of your member’s network, etc) needs something. Great read!
Also, Rob Keaton recently read a great article on networking. Regardless of your title, industry or role, networking is the currency that makes both individuals and ultimately businesses successful. From the entry level associate through the CEO, the power of one’s personal network yields opportunities and options at every stage. The three things I always try to remember when it comes to networking: Be Real, Be Relevant and Be Responsive.
Russ is a CPA and former Controller with 15 years of accounting, auditing, banking and financial experience. He has spent the last six years as a senior consultant performing compliance audits and extensive SEC accounting/reporting work for many of Richmond’s largest companies (Carmax, Lumber Liquidators, PFG, LandAmerica, Saxon Mortgage, S&K and McKesson among others). Prior to moving to Virginia, Russ tracked countless miles from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. helping a very large client base navigate the complexities of the 404 requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley
Rob Keaton brings nearly 20 years of experience as an Accounting and Financial Executive to Fahrenheit. With a broad range of experience across industries, he is well positioned to tackle the challenges of businesses of any size. Rob began his career serving several years at a boutique CPA firm where he honed his skills managing multiple clients and competing priorities while supervising tax preparation, audit services and more for both non-profit organizations and small to medium enterprises.