As Seen in CFO Studio Magazine Q3 2016 Issue
THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 CFO INNOVATION AWARDS SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ON STAYING AHEAD OF THE CURVE
Innovators are men and women who make a difference in their chosen endeavors. Through their energy, leadership, identification of opportunities and risks, big thinking, unwavering dedication, and farsightedness, the 12 CFOs being honored this year are bettering 12 companies or tax-exempt organizations. Their bold actions have brought increased resources and/or respect to their employers. We asked each of the winners what they would say about CFOs as innovators. Several spoke about creating or carrying forward the company’s strategy. Others mentioned getting the most from their team. What these CFOs do every day is not unique, but it is highly successful because they have clear goals, leadership agility, and a plan for dealing with risk.
CFO LEADERSHIP AWARD
The CFO who has exhibited great leadership skill and accomplishment in his/her role, particularly during a period of exceptional growth of the company and/or growth of the finance role in support of the organization.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, ATLANTIC HEALTH SYSTEM
“I spend the majority of my time on strategic initiatives and helping develop where Atlantic is going for the next five years. It’s beyond the strategic plan, it’s continuing to meet with other systems, with other partners. It’s partnering with physicians, partnering with other players in the continuum of care so that we can both benefit from what’s going on with Affordable Care: How can we work together to reduce redundancies and ultimately try to improve the care that we provide? I think the CFO job in health care is more strategic than it’s ever been.”
FINALISTS FOR CFO LEADERSHIP AWARD
Frederick Arnold, Chief Financial Officer, Convergex
Alison Barger, Chief Financial Officer, Mathematica Policy Research
Christine Chisholm, Chief Financial Officer, BRC
Tom Flaherty, Chief Financial Officer, AetherPal, Inc.
Catherine Franzoni, Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Manasquan Savings Bank
Samuel Rotter, Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Multifamily Management Services, LLC