Using Creativity and Curiosity to Become an Effective Leader with Jim Caruso, Chief Financial Officer of Knipper

Jim CarusoJim Caruso is a financial executive and the Chief Financial Officer of J. Knipper and Company (Knipper), a leading healthcare solutions company that serves the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Jim is a former CPA/consulting firm partner with 30 years of experience in financial management, mergers and acquisitions, business process outsourcing, information technology, and operations.

Prior to joining Knipper, Jim served as the CFO of a home healthcare provider, where he built a scalable infrastructure and helped grow the company significantly. As a dynamic, purpose-driven leader, he has a reputation for developing high-performing teams and driving organizational change.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Jim Caruso discusses how his intellectual curiosity drives his professional career
  • The various positions Jim has held throughout his career — and how he progressed to CFO at Knipper
  • What is creative accounting, and how can it improve your work?
  • The CEOs that have influenced Jim’s leadership and communication style
  • How to cultivate a successful company culture for your team
  • Jim talks about his current role at Knipper
  • Jim’s advice for aligning your personal values with a prospective organization
  • How to maintain and manage your network in a fast-paced industry
  • Jim shares what he does outside of work to stay joyful

In this episode…

Both leaders and team members want to work — and grow — within a company that has great culture, collaboration, and opportunity for development. So, how can you be proactive in your personal and professional growth? And, what can you do to cultivate a positive work environment for your team?

Jim Caruso is a purpose-driven leader who believes in lifelong learning. As a financial expert and CFO, he continues to develop his team and personal career through creativity and curiosity. By exploring different perspectives and communication styles, Jim is able to effectively translate financial concepts to his team and create a productive work environment where all members can grow and thrive.

In this episode of Level Up, Nick Araco sits down with Jim Caruso, the Chief Financial Officer of Knipper, to talk about the key components of professional growth and leadership. Jim shares the importance of creativity and curiosity in the workplace, what to look for when hiring new team members, and how to become an inspiring leader who empowers people and cultivates a great company culture. Stay tuned for more.

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