Back to the Future

Some people live in the past, but Mike Kaelin is preoccupied with the year 2017. That’s because the CFO of RTI International tries to evaluate the company’s finance systems from the perspective of five years from now. “Historically, I wouldn’t say we had that forward-thinking view on things,” says Kaelin. “Because of the financial pressures and because of the competitive landscape that we’re in, we’ve had to be a lot more strategic.” (