Sarah Friar Square

Payments startup Square has had a massive year, with its share price trebling and the firm on track to post around $1 billion in adjusted revenue for 2017.
Chief financial officer Sarah Friar guided the firm through its IPO and told Business Insider that Square’s success boils down to financial discipline and considered expansion.
Square is best known for its plug-in card reader which lets small businesses take card payments through a smartphone or tablet.
Running the firm is particularly challenging because its CEO Jack Dorsey also runs Twitter.

Most people going into their annual review can expect a mix of praise and criticism, some new targets to hit and, if they’re lucky, a pay rise.

Sarah Friar, in her first review as chief financial officer of payments firm Square, was told by her boss: “I have a simple vision for you, which is that I want you to be the best CFO in the world.”

He then asked her to lay out exactly how she would make that happen.

That boss was Jack Dorsey, who is CEO of both Square and Twitter.

Friar is taking a good stab at earning that title. After joining in 2012, she took Square public and has seen its share price and …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Technology

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