CMO Leadership with Ty Hayes

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48. What every marketing leader should know about finance

With Adam Fraser, Chief Financial Officer at Omniscient Neurotechnology.

Get inside the mind of a CFO so you can build trust and strengthen ties between marketing and finance.

Learn about the main KPIs of a CFO and what keeps them up at night.

Then dive deep into the key financial metrics you need to know about like EBITDA, WACC, RRR and hurdle rates. 

Learn to speak the language of finance to make robust business cases and budgets, and get more funding approved.

By building empathy with the CFO and upping your financial acumen, you’ll become a smarter marketer and a more influential leader.

About our guest
Adam Fraser is CFO of MedTech Startup Omniscient Neurotechnology (08t), which was the 2022 winner of SXSW innovator award for AI and machine learning.

At the intersection of neuroscience and data science, 08t is creating more detailed maps of the brain’s neural highways.

With over 25 years of broad-based finance, corporate finance, private equity, technology and martech experience, Adam brings a wealth of experience to his current CFO role.

Adam explains how marketing and finance can (and should) work in concert with each other to help realise the business and strategic objectives of the company.

Fun fact, Adam was the host of the successful marketing podcast ‘Let’s Talk Marketing.’

P.S. You’ll want to grab the detailed notes that accompany this episode packed with all the financial term definitions. To access these, head to our website lookout for this episode and download the notes.


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This podcast was produced by Ty Hayes and edited by Lewis Hallam.


About the Show

Are you striving to build a high-performance marketing team that accelerates growth for your organisation?

This podcast is designed specifically for marketing leaders seeking to optimise their team’s performance to drive unparalleled results.

Tune in to:

  • Unlock secrets from top CMO’s on how they’ve crafted dynamic marketing team structures and built modern capabilities
  • Discover agile marketing practices that can triple team productivity and slash time to market
  • Learn the leadership principles and strategies to drive change, create a high-performance team culture and boost staff engagement.
  • Gain insights from interviews with leadership experts and authors, and marketing leaders from accross all industries including Uber, ABC, Calendly and EY.

Your Host – Ty Hayes

Ty is an award-winning former CMO turned business founder, who built and led the #1 marketing team in Australia (AMI Awards) and was ranked the #10 CMO in Australia (CMO50) whilst CMO for a global university. Ty now hosts this podcast and runs Growth Generators with the mission to help CMOs build modern marketing teams that drive growth.