WTEC Introduces New Program for Entrepreneurial Finance Leaders
AMARILLO, Texas – The WT Enterprise Center is launching an exclusive paid program beginning Feb. 20 designed to offer vital insights for key leaders of local businesses.
The Financial Leadership program will be led by Eric Alexander, president of Six Arrows Consulting and former CFO of Happy State Bank.
Limited to 15 participants, this 10-month program will provide finance leaders with group sessions and individualized coaching to explore keys to effectiveness and strategies for personal and professional growth in their vital roles. A one-time program fee of $3,000 includes an orientation, extensive working lunch sessions, individual coaching and a completion ceremony.
“One of the most challenging areas to manage in a growing business can be your finances,” said Brian Enevoldsen, managing director of the WT Enterprise Center. “What was once basic billing and receivables grows quickly into debt management, projecting cash flow and demanding leadership skills. Investing in the right financial leader is imperative to having a foundation you can trust and build upon.”
Finance leaders will participate in deep-dive conversations about challenges and opportunities for their growth, interact with third parties for valuable perspectives on finance leadership, and gain an understanding of the nonnegotiable characteristics of an effective finance leader. After completing the program, cohort members will have a better understanding of how to add significant value as the financial steward in their company. The program will include catered lunches for each of the working-lunch sessions.
“Having served in financial leadership roles for over 30 years, 20 of those in the CFO role, I understand the joys and challenges of financial leadership,” Alexander said. “Whether you are an accounting manager, supervisor, controller or CFO, this program will help you serve effectively in your role.”
Financial Leadership will be held in a confidential setting for attendees to engage and network. Applications for the program are open now; deadline is Feb. 13. The program will begin at noon on Feb. 20 at the WT Enterprise Center, 2300 N. Western St. in Amarillo.
Contact: Brian Enevoldsen, managing director, 806-651-8500, email@example.com
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WT is committed to serving the region and well beyond with successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who are empowered to lead others. Partnering and retaining community businesses to improve the quality of life in the Panhandle and beyond is a key component of the University’s long-range plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.
That plan is fueled by the historic One West comprehensive fundraising campaign, which reached its initial $125 million goal 18 months after publicly launching in September 2021. The campaign’s new goal is to reach $175 million by 2025; currently, it has raised more than $150 million.
About WT Enterprise Center
The WT Enterprise Center, a unit of the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business at WT, collaborates with America’s SBDC at WTAMU to promote economic development in the Texas Panhandle. Since its establishment in 2001, the WTEC has provided local entrepreneurs with top-quality resources, including certified business coaches, industry specialists, high-end facilities, and advanced programs. The WT Enterprise Center’s primary focus is on supporting business owners in building robust, profitable companies that contribute to a thriving economic community. Entrepreneurs can access entrepreneurial business coaching, capital, facilities, and a wide range of training and programs to help them develop strong leadership skills and grow their companies. For more information, visit wtenterprisecenter.com or contact email@example.com or 806-651-8500.
Six Arrows Consulting
Six Arrows Consulting is the vehicle, based in Amarillo, Texas, through which Eric Alexander works with leaders to navigate the challenges of change. Six Arrows Consulting provides the following services to community banks and other mid-market companies: leadership coaching and mentoring; strategic planning; leadership development; board training; advising on the planning & execution of strategic transactions; advising on the Finance Dept’s contribution; and deep financial analysis. Eric Alexander, CPA, CFA, CMA, has 35+ years of financial management leadership experience, including 20 years in the CFO role. For more information or to schedule a call with Eric, visit sixarrowsconsulting.com.
About West Texas A&M University
WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. WT, a Hispanic Serving Institution since 2016, boasts an enrollment of about 10,000 and offers 59 undergraduate degree programs and more than 40 graduate degrees, including two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 14 men’s and women’s athletics programs.