Networking meeting with a CFO, to wear a suit or not to?

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I am meeting with a CFO in his office this week. I was intending to dress business casual as this is just a networking meeting, but a few people are saying to wear a suit and some are saying to not wear a suit. What does WSO say?

I had been told by other people that wearing a suit puts pressure on the person meeting me or that it is seen as a bit presumptuous.

What does people think if I wear a dress shirt, dress pants, and a blazer?

Comments (4)

Feb 2, 2015

It depends. What type of company is this person a CFO of? If it's a F500 company or some type of financial institution, wear a suit. If it's a tech startup, wear smart business casual.

Feb 2, 2015

unless its a startup of some sort, always wear a suit...

Feb 2, 2015

I agree that you should wear a suit. Especially if you know other people are going to wear one. It is always better to be over dressed than under dressed.

Feb 2, 2015