Yesterday, we had the opportunity to honor Atlanta’s top CFOs as a sponsor of the eighth annual CFO of The Year Awards, hosted by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Association for Corporate Growth Atlanta.
This event is important to the local business and finance community and recognizes outstanding CFOs who are invaluable not only to their places of business, but also to the metro Atlanta community at large. Nominees were judged based on their professional contributions to their respective companies, such as profitability and growth, leadership and management skills. In addition, judges looked at nominees’ contributions outside of work, whether it be with nonprofits or other community involvement.
The Intersect Group’s CEO Rebecca Rogers-Tijerino presented Kevin Phillips of Kabbage Inc. with the CFO of The Year award for Small Private Company.
Other winners included Kent Kelley of PowerPlan Inc., Medium Private Company; Nick Goel of ACS Group Inc., Large Private Company; Sheila Ray of State Bank Financial Corp., Medium Public Company; Gil Danielson of Aaron’s Inc., Large Public Company; and Mark Sutton of United Way of Greater Atlanta Inc., Nonprofit Organization. In addition, Gary Fayard, retired CFO of The Coca-Cola Co. received the first Lifetime Achievement Award in the history of the CFO of the Year Awards.
“As a dedicated resource for top financial talent that also places high value on community service, it’s important to us to support awards that recognize exceptional business leaders,” says Rogers-Tijerino. “These individuals excel not only in the workplace, but also make a positive impact in our Atlanta community.”
Several hundred business professionals attended the awards event Thursday morning at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. Click here for more information regarding the awards and to view a slideshow from yesterday’s ceremony.