J. Randall Waterfield (Randy), CFA, serve as chairman of the Waterfield Group, a firm that provides services in investment banking, asset management, and trading and principal investments. J. Randall Waterfield has made occasional appearances on the Fox Business Network (FBN), drawing on his experience in the financial industry to give interviews about subjects such as the FDIC, TARP, and the general state of the economy.
The Fox Business Network had its strongest year yet in 2015, closing out the year with record ratings among viewers across the board and in particular the coveted 25-54 age demographic. Specifically, the network increased its viewership by 123 percent overall and 178 percent among the target demographic.
This growth represents the largest increase among all cable networks in 2015. The channel hosted its first presidential debate on November 10, 2015; the debate vaulted FBN to the fourth rated cable primetime network for the week, the channel’s first time achieving a top-five rating since it debuted in 2007. To learn more about the Fox Business Network and its programs, visit its website at www.foxbusiness.com .
J. Randall Waterfield has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1999. This credential is issued by the CFA Institute, an international organization that serves investment professionals. As chairman of the Waterfield Group and a renowned financial expert, J. Randall Waterfield enjoys the many benefits of his CFA membership. In order to join the organization, however, individuals must first pass a series of exams.
To be eligible for the CFA program, candidates must have a four-year undergraduate degree or be in the final year of an undergraduate program, four years of work experience, or a combination of the two that totals at least four years. To receive CFA certification, candidates must enroll in the program, which is divided into three levels, and pass three six-hour exams. The content of these levels becomes progressively more complex. On average, it takes candidates four years of study to receive their credential, and they report studying 300 hours or more to prepare for each of the three exams.
More information about the CFA Program exams and the CFA Institute can be found at the organization’s website, cfainstitute.org.
Chrysalis Software, Inc
A graduate of Harvard University, J. Randall Waterfield has served as the chairman of the Waterfield Group since 1999. J. Randall “Randy” Waterfield is also a board member of Waterfield Technologies, which recently acquired Chrysalis Software, Inc.
Founded in 1993, Chrysalis Software, Inc., provides a range of call center services and products, including advanced speech recognition, interactive voice response, and call center management systems. By design, Chrysalis gives its customers access to data and voice networks to retrieve and manipulate data for call center optimization. With experts on call center open standards, technology, and equipment, Chrysalis can deliver innovative solutions and any necessary training both on site and online.
Through its online Chrysalis Contact Center Academy, the company offers in-depth training with options for self-paced learners and instructor-led courses. A flexible training program, courses range from agent administration, which mainly covers assignments and adding or deleting an agent, to an introduction to the report creation wizard, including ways to add summaries or make changes to the report itself. Created to fit tight training budgets, all of the courses are completely paperless.
Young Presidents’ Organization
J. Randall (“Randy”) Waterfield is chairman of the Waterfield Group. He also serves on the boards of several other businesses and organizations. One of the organizations J. Randall Waterfield has worked with in a number of capacities is the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
This exclusive group is aimed at business owners who have reached a pinnacle in their careers before the age of 45. Young men and women who grew their own companies to become industry leaders are invited to become a part of this global network of business leaders. Meetings and events are held several times per year for this group of executives to share ideas on how to be leaders in their business as well as the community.
The organization often invites renowned business and world leaders to speak to its members. YPO awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award to President George W. Bush in September 2015. In an exclusive interview conducted by Randy Waterfield, the president discussed leadership and his family life after the presidency, in addition to giving insight on current events.