Robert Collin guided the Norby household by perils of the Nice Recession and introduced different companions into the development enterprise.
The North Bay Enterprise Journal is honoring him with a CFO Recognition Award, one in all leaders acknowledged from a wide range of companies and nonprofits all through Napa, Sonoma and Marin counties. Award winners had been honored Aug. 28 in a Enterprise Journal Digital Occasion.
Variety of firm staff: 41
Skilled background: 21 years at Nordby; 30 years as a CFO
Schooling: Bachelor of Science diploma in political science, College of California Berkeley. MBA, Santa Clara College.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing financial disruption modified the way you perform your job at your present employer?
Transitioning to not be capable to talk in particular person has its challenges. It’s arduous to choose the nuances in dialog and you’ll’t simply go down the corridor to ask a query.
What modifications have come due to the pandemic within the business you’re employed in? Determine which modifications are non permanent and which, if any, are lasting.
Job schedules are being pushed out to verify job websites are secure for our staff and subcontractors. Most jobs enable for one sub on a website at a time.
Our security protocols have been enhanced and hopefully it will proceed and make business safer.
Inform us a few latest success your organization has had.
Efficiently implementing a wide-ranging program to maintain our staff and subcontractors secure in these instances. Nordby spent numerous effort and time to attempt to be the very best on this space.
What recommendation would you give to younger rising monetary leaders?
Work with folks you belief and might open, sincere discussions in regards to the challenges that you just and your organization face.
How do you suppose your small business will change within the subsequent 5 years?
Automation and modular constructing elements will drive down the price of building.
What’s a choice you would like you hadn’t made? What did you study from it?
I want had not uprooted my household from my lifelong hometown to observe a job with an organization whose house owners I knew I shouldn’t belief. I lasted there six months after the transfer. Ultimately it labored out nice as a result of that we introduced us to Sonoma County and we actually adore it right here.
What’s your most memorable enterprise expertise?
Serving to the Nordby household by a generational change is possession after which helping in bringing different companions to the Nordby corporations.
What’s your best enterprise success?
Serving to Nordby survive the Nice Recession after which thrive after 2010.
What was your hardest enterprise choice?
Advising an proprietor I labored for he wanted to file for chapter. He fired me and nonetheless wound up submitting six months later.
What would your family and friends be stunned to seek out out about you?
I solely work out as a result of my spouse is an award successful baker.
Personally, what’s the greatest lesson you have got taken from the occasions of the previous few months?
Life could be messy. After we completed rebuilding our home in February I believed the whole lot was lastly OK. Spent numerous time there over the previous few months.
Inform us about your neighborhood involvement actions: My spouse and I assist Compassion With out Borders. I used to be beforehand on the board of Paws As Loving Assist (PALS).
Most admired businessperson outdoors the corporate: Ben & Jerry
Present studying: “Sapiens: A Temporary Historical past of Mankind”
Most wish to meet: Barack & Michele Obama
Stress relievers: Working, swimming and biking