Scott W. Rogers was recently named as CFO/COO by Executive Mosaic. In his new role, Rogers is “responsible for financial control and planning” and “the development, design, operation and improvement of the internal systems that create and deliver Executive Mosaic’s products and services.” Below, Rogers discusses his goals for the company, what the future holds and his advice to future CFOs and COOs.
Q: What are your goals for the company?
Rogers: My fundamental goal is to maintain long term growth and work to put the necessary financial processes, scalable structures and procedures in place. Additionally, we want to ensure that our finances and resources are being optimized in the best possible way, develop the operational processes and procedures to ensure long term growth.
Q: What will Executive Mosaic look like in the next 2 years?
Rogers: We will continue our current growth trajectory by providing our exceptional products and services while optimizing our finances and resources. We have great strength of reputation in the government contracting sector. We will continue to build our influence as an online media organization. This will come through new products and services while continuing to consistently execute delivery on our existing products and services. We will look to build value to our customers and grow intelligently through well-planned forecasts, etc. It is exciting to be here because we are in an underserved, niche market, offering great growth opportunities. I came here because we have great people and the products and services we are delivering are unique and provide value to our customers. There is the opportunity to come in and help build from the ground up. It's exciting.
Q: What strengths do you bring to the position(s)?
Rogers: I have a strong business background with a number of years in the telecom sector. Through my previous business experience, I have a strong focus on customer service and process development. My strong drive for success and achievement coupled with my work ethic will serve me well here at Executive Mosiac.
Q: How would you describe your management style?
Rogers: I am very hands on, actively involved in what my people do. I place my trust in employees and expect them to “own their job.“ I solicit and listen to feedback for them to ensure that everyone is working towards the same goal.
Q: What management tips would you give to future CFOs and COOs?
Rogers: First and foremost, define roles and responsibilities and then find the right people to fill the positions. Once you have those two areas, managing and growing becomes an easier process. It's all about your people, that is my belief.