David Axson is a Managing Director with Accenture Strategy and leads the firm’s global CFO Strategies practice. He has more than 30 years’ experience working with clients in more than 40 countries specializing in strategy, finance and technology. He is the author of a number of books including The Management Mythbuster (Wiley 2010) and Best Practices in Planning and Performance Management (Wiley 2003). A sought-after speaker, David has been the keynote speaker at events on five continents. Prior to joining Accenture, David was a cofounder and chief operating officer of The Hackett Group where he developed many of the firm’s market-leading benchmarks and also helped lead the company from start-up to IPO during his 12 years with the firm. He also served as Head of Corporate Planning at Bank of America and prior to moving to the U.S. in 1991, David worked for A.T. Kearney, Deloitte, Haskins & Sells and Lloyds Bank in London, England.