Meet Toshi

I believe that finance is just a language about what you, the non-financial executive, are already expert at.  My job is to deliver workshops that help you translate your unique expertise into the language of finance. I’m committed to helping you do that. That’s become my life mission and here’s why.

I wasn’t born a finance professor. In fact, I was a design school graduate– the founder of a nationally recognized interior design firm – the quintessential non-financial executive. Design was my first language; and I suffered without finance as my second language and sadly I lost my business. I was devastated but I was determined to beat this finance thing.

So somehow I managed to get into Berkeley for an MBA and then into Stanford for a PhD in finance. And guess what?  I fell in love with it.  Who would have thought?  A designer loving finance! Read More »

Toshi Shibano
Toshi Shibano,
President and Founder

I believe that finance is just a language about what you, the non-financial executive, are already expert at.  My job is to deliver workshops that help you translate your unique expertise into the language of finance. I’m committed to helping you do that. That’s become my life mission and here’s why.

I wasn’t born a finance professor. In fact, I was a design school graduate– the founder of a nationally recognized interior design firm – the quintessential non-financial executive. Design was my first language; and I suffered without finance as my second language and sadly I lost my business. I was devastated but I was determined to beat this finance thing.

So somehow I managed to get into Berkeley for an MBA and then into Stanford for a PhD in finance. And guess what?  I fell in love with it.  Who would have thought?  A designer loving finance!

So over the last 28 years of teaching and consulting, I’ve discovered something I urgently want to share with you.  For corporate non-financial executives like you, finance is just a language about what you are already expert at.  My mission is to help you translate into financial terms what you are already successful at to help you connect with your leadership and help you get to the next level in your company.

Admittedly finance is complex, but I’ve streamlined that complexity into a simple accessible system that you can learn quickly. Just focus on the moments when you need to speak finance in front of your leadership. For many of you, that boils down to those moments are when you are financially explaining your past results, reporting on your current performance, and presenting your future plans.  Learn the finance you need for just those moments. For that, you don’t have to study for years or be a numbers geek. Take it from me, even a design executive can effectively speak finance quickly.

Meet Toshi