Leading for Results

Transforming for Growth

Optimizing for Shareholder Value

A Part of Your Team: Leading the Change

Iron Butterfly specializes in advisory services and executive education, allowing you and your company to thrive in today’s ever-changing environment. As Program Advisors, we are adept at enhancing the customer journey, enabling capabilities, and implementing process improvements to achieve operational goals; growing the business and achieving returns. Iron Butterfly’s core mission is to develop both companies and individuals to improve performance. A part of that commitment is furthering Executive Education by offering workshops such as The Strategic CFO and Thriving After the Deal Closes, designed to inspire leadership across the organization. In every capacity, Iron Butterfly works well with all levels of leadership and provides Executive Coaching support as needed.

Our Services

Business Advisory

As program advisors, we are highly effective, thoughtful, and strategic consultants with the unique ability to operate, transform, and improve the customer journey. We have demonstrated expertise in all areas of Business Operations including M&A, IT infrastructure, Quote to Cash process leadership, and Account Management. Our professional track record of successfully driving growth, influencing organizational change, and leading strategy from inception to delivery speaks for itself. We also provide special board advisory services.

Executive Education

With the progress of new technologies, we are witnessing incredible disruption and change in the marketplace and companies need to keep pace with these changes. To best prepare yourself and your team to lead in the face of that change, Iron Butterfly is committed to offering a suite of workshops, namely The Strategic CFO, that provide a practical view of challenges in today’s operating environment. We deliver these workshops through universities, seminars, and customized corporate programs.

Executive Coaching

After 30 years of leadership experience coaching executive teams, Iron Butterfly Managing Director, Julie Cavanna-Jerbic, assists select clients with their professional objectives and managing the ever-changing landscape that start-ups as well as corporate roles present. The coaching process is designed to be a collaborative process to maximize the effectiveness for the client’s career goals.

The Strategic CFO

The Strategic CFO is an intensive two-day workshop designed to enable your full potential - leading across the enterprise and becoming the right hand of the CEO. Operating across the enterprise, division, or start-up requires a CFO with special skills recognized and trusted by both colleagues and board members – most of all, your CEO. This workshop follows the LEAD Method℠, which asks can this CFO:

  • Listen and lead with influence
  • Empower the team as a trusted advisor
  • Address change in the face of disruption
  • Deliver business results

The CFO who can make good business decisions that increase shareholder value is always the best choice to lead programs, forecasts, or even the organization.

Praise for The Strategic CFO

I had the honor to attend the Strategic CFO in 2018 and very much appreciated Julie Cavanna-Jerbic’s instructions and coaching. It was a great program with focus groups of experienced VP of finance, controllers, and CFOs who bring diversified perspectives to the group discussions. The workshop has a good combination of frameworks, case studies, and group discussions which are very interactive. I found the workshop is so much more beneficial than going to a general conference or mixer. I would recommend this workshop to any seasoned financial leader who is seeking to be a strategic CFO. Julie also went beyond the workshops and worked with me on personal career coaching sessions, which I benefited from tremendously.

I was energized and excited to bring back the practical knowledge that Julie Cavanna-Jerbic brought to the Strategic CFO workshop,specifically how to be an effective leader across the organization. Julie Cavanna-Jerbic provided excellent instruction in conveying leadership concepts for want to be CFOs and then reinforcing with practical examples from her real world experiences as a C-Suite Executive. Julie Cavanna-Jerbic’s instruction and coaching provided me a great value in attending the Strategic CFO workshop. I only wish that I had attended 10 years earlier in my career.

The Strategic CFO course offered significant value. The career experiences of Julie Cavanna-Jerbic as a C-suite executive informed and strengthened her materials and coaching. Her high level of knowledge and the real-life scenarios she invited us to grapple with in the course developed my ability to be a strategic thought partner with my CEO and prepared me to lead across the enterprise. After this course, I am empowered as a trusted advisor. Julie, let me express my appreciation to you and FEISV as the co-Sponsor.

The Strategic CFO is a well-structured course and provides a good overview of concepts to be applied to various situations and challenges as the CFO is viewed as a trusted advisor that needs to look beyond the financial numbers. Julie Cavanna-Jerbic is an effective instructor and helped us learn how to apply the concept of managing across the enterprise to various issues and challenges. Highly recommend the course to anyone aspiring to be a Strategic CFO!

On a daily basis, I am asked to manage through influence and across a large enterprise to accomplish goals and objectives. By attending The Strategic CFO specifically with Julie Cavanna-Jerbic’s instructions and coaching I feel better equipped to face those demands by looking at the total company objectives in a new way. I now pride myself on becoming a trusted advisor and leading across the organization with an eye toward achieve results as a team. In the technology industry, the product / software is always priority one. Making everything flow smoothly behind the scenes and leading for results in a collaborative way is one of the cornerstones of Julie’s course! Thank you for a terrific learning experience.