Fish & Richardson Hires First New CFO in Over Two Decades

Daniel Lasman, Fish & Richardson’s CFO

Fish & Richardson is proud to announce that Daniel Lasman has been hired to serve as the company’s first new Chief Financial Officer in over 24 years. Lasman’s appointment will replace Alison Boos, who served as Fish & Richardson’s CFO for nearly two and a half decades. As he replaces Boos, Lasman will be responsible for global and financial operations. His previous experiences with Chase Manhattan Bank and as a CFO are expected to be extremely beneficial as he serves as the new finance executive.

With most professionals staying at their job for an average of 4.6 years before moving to another one, Boos’s 24 year term at Fisher & Richardson is particularly notable. Staying at a company long-term provides many benefits that include implementing and overseeing a strategic vision, company loyalty, and professionally growing alongside the business.

The Keys to Workplace Happiness

Ultimately, it’s the happiness and satisfaction at a job that causes a finance professional to stay with the same company and grow their career. If you’re looking to continue your finance career with your current organization similar to Boos’s 24 year post, it’s crucial to ensure that you create a comfortable yet energizing environment. To do this, be sure to:

  • Champion joy. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll love every single person in your office or relish every task – this is rarely the case. However, you should be excited to get up and go to work in the morning. If this isn’t the case, then the reality is that the chances of success decrease dramatically. Furthermore, you won’t stay with a company that doesn’t make you happy. Joy is a requirement for success at any job.
  • Accept challenge. As a CFO, it’s easy to feel as though you’ve reached the top and have “mastered” your career. But most CFOs that embrace challenge and stretch their abilities are more likely to grow and therefore be happy in their current position.
  • Detail your achievements. Because responsibilities and projects can evolve at breath-taking speeds, it can be easy to overlook your long-term capabilities and successes. Detailing your achievements and how you’ve helped your company grow reaffirms your value to the organization.
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