CFO Studio Announces Nominations Open for the 2017 CFO Innovation Awards

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August 2, 2016

Contact: Lorenz Capalad

(732) 868-0000 x118

 

SOMERSET, NJ – CFO Studio is excited to announce that nominations opened today for the 2017 CFO Innovation Awards!   Over a dozen different awards will be offered to actively employed CFOs from across North and Central America.  Get nominated now!   Over 100 CFO nominations are expected, and the process is easy.

Finalists will be chosen by an independent panel of CFO judges, and will be announced in CFO Studio magazine in 2017.  Award Winners will be announced on stage at the 2017 CFO Innovation Conference and Awards Ceremony.  Hundreds of executives have attended in the past and are expected to attend again.

The CFO Innovation Awards will recognize top finance professionals in the categories of Innovation, Leadership, Success and Industry Transformation.  Awards also will be given in the categories of “CFO as COO” and “CFO to CEO Evolution.”  Nominations will be qualified by the CFO Innovation Awards Audit Partner, with Finalists and Award Recipients being selected by an independent panel of judges.  The CFO Innovation Awards will be an exciting event that will take place at the conclusion of the CFO Innovation Conference.

 

What to Expect at the CFO Innovation Conference

The CFO Innovation Conference will celebrate the innovation and leadership ingrained in the role of CFO, and will address the CFO’s on-going evolution in public, private, private equity, and not-for-profit enterprise. Prominent executives and well- known subject matter experts across multiple industries will offer insights, experiences, and new ideas, in a combination of general sessions, panel discussions, presentations, and intimate conversations.

 

What Not to Expect at the CFO Innovation Conference

It will not be the place where CFOs will go to hear about SEC reporting, GAAP to IFRS conversion, lease accounting rules, and other technical information.

 

The Day’s Details

The CFO Innovation Conference will kick off with breakfast at 7:00 am, will include panels discussions and presentations from thought-leaders and subject matter experts from exciting companies, and will culminate with the CFO Innovation Awards Ceremony and Dinner at 6:30 pm followed by an After Party Celebrations, with music by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.  Finance executives will gain unique insights, engage in great conversations, network and have fun.

 
About the CFO Innovation Awards

The CFO Innovation Awards celebrate highly accomplished CFOs who contribute to their organizations’ economic growth, stability, and success.  Nominations are evaluated by CFO Studio’s audit partner, with finalists and award recipients selected by an independent panel of judges.  At the CFO Innovation Awards Ceremony, held annually before hundreds of executives and hosted by CFO Studio, CFOs receive Awards in over 12 specific CFO-focused categories with finalists acknowledged for their achievements, as well.


About CFO Studio

CFO Studio deploys the best of new and traditional media to promote finance executives as business and strategy thought leaders. CFO Studio magazine, published quarterly by CFO Studio and underwritten by great promotional partners, features business profiles and strategic advice for CFOs. Andrew Zezas is the host of CFO Studio and the Publisher of CFO Studio magazine.

Visit www.CFOstudio.com to watch interviews with high profile CFOs, and to register for Executive Dinner events in New Jersey, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Connecticut, and elsewhere, and for the CFO Breakfast Learning Series.  All CFO Studio events are available to CFOs at no cost. To read stories that have appeared in CFO Studio magazine, or for subscriptions and advertising opportunities, visit www.CFOstudio.com

Featured in the Q3 Issue of CFO Studio Magazine: The CFO of Jaguar Land Rover, N.A. and Winners of CFO Innovation Awards

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May 1, 2016

 

Lorenz Capalad

Lorenz.Capalad@CFOstudio.com

(732)868-0000 x118

 

 

 

 

Featured in the Q3 Issue of CFO Studio Magazine:

The CFO of Jaguar Land Rover, N.A. and Winners of CFO Innovation Awards

 

SOMERSET, NJ – The 2nd annual CFO Innovation Awards were presented May 5, 2016 to 12 chief financial officers who have improved their companies through their innovative thinking and performance. The awards are for intangibles like mastery and leadership and innovation. Winners, selected from 45 finalists by a panel of independent judges, are spotlighted in the most recent issue of CFO Studio magazine. The Q3 issue was distributed to all who attended the CFO Innovation Conference at MetLife Stadium on May 5, and is being mailed this week to subscribers. The cover story features David Chambers, CFO of Jaguar Land Rover North America.

David Pearson, CFO of Vonage, took home the CFO Innovator Award; Mark Okerstrom, CFO and Executive Vice President, Expedia, received the CFO Mastery Award; Kevin Lenahan, CFO of Atlantic Health System, was the recipient of the CFO Leadership award; Craig Steeneck, CFO of Pinnacle Foods, received the CFO Success Award – Finance Department; Bill Baldwin, CFO of Kepner-Tregoe, Inc., took home the CFO Success Award – Operations; Talia Griep, CFO of Benjamin Moore, received the CFO Success Award – Technology; Mike Dentici, CFO, T&M Associates, was the recipient of the CFO Success Award – Strategy; Andrew Einhorn, CFO of Edge Therapeutics, Inc. took home the CFO Success Award – Capital; Michael Mardy, CFO of Tumi Holdings, received the CFO as COO Award; Arlen Shenkman, CFO of SAP North America, was the recipient of the CFO Industry Transformation Award; Bob Barry, CFO of the Community FoodBank of NJ received the Tax-exempt CFO Award – the For-profit Mind-set; and Jenniffer Collins, CFO, Teligent, took home the Small Market Companies CFO – Thinking Big Award.

CFO Studio’s audit partner, Withum+ reviewed all the entries to determine if the CFO nominee met the qualifications for the award. Judges were: Tim Anglim, Founder and President, YesCFO, lead judge; Anna DeJesus, CFO, Family & Children’s Service of Monmouth County; Michael Eldredge, Executive Vice President–Chief Operating & Financial Officer and Chairman, American Sensor Technologies; James Emmerson, CFO, Huntington Learning Center; Brian Giambagno, CFO, The Action Environmental Group, Inc.; Ralf Hermkens, Executive Consultant/Principal, Hermkens Consulting, LLC; Gregg Kam, CFO, Sonneborn; Bert Marchio, Chief Accounting & Operations Officer, Edge Therapeutics, Inc.; Howard Reba, Finance Director–Portfolio Operations, Marlin Operations Group, Inc.; Ron Rickles, Retired Partner, Deloitte, LLP; John A. (Jay) Roberts, CFO, VirMedica, Inc.; Andrew Savadelis, CFO, Angion Biomedica; and Brian Zietsman, President & CFO of Enteris BioPharma, Inc.

In the cover story, David Chambers, who has been CFO of Jaguar Land Rover, N.A. since it was created in 2008 when Ford Motor Co. sold the brands to Tata Motors of Mumbai, India. He was one of a handful of executives to move to Mahwah, NJ, in January 2009 and begin the start-up that is JLR. In his first months at Jaguar Land Rover, Chambers created organizations for treasury, tax, accounting, compliance, dealer audit, and purchasing. This was “a great learning experience,” he says in the article. “Rarely do you get to come into a large organization — large from a revenue perspective — and get to basically start everything over

again.”

CFOs will learn about Chambers’ part in setting the go-to-market strategy for the company and about his efforts to develop the respect of people outside the finance organization. Also in the issue is a brief case study of nearshoring at Agfa Graphics North America.

 

 

 

About CFO Studio

CFO Studio and CFO Studio magazine deploy the best of new and traditional media to promote finance executives as business and strategy thought leaders. The magazine, published quarterly by CFO Studio and underwritten by great promotional partners, features business profiles and strategic advice for CFOs in the New York, New Jersey, and major metropolitan areas including Philadelphia and Chicago. Andrew Zezas is the host of CFO Studio and the Publisher of CFO Studio magazine. The company’s second annual CFO Innovation Conference & Awards were presented at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on May 5, 2016.

Visit www.CFOstudio.com to watch interviews with New Jersey area CFOs, and to register for Executive Dinner events in New Jersey, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, and for the CFO Breakfast Learning Series. All events are available to CFOs at no cost. To read stories that have appeared in CFO Studio magazine, or for subscriptions and advertising opportunities, visit www.CFOstudio.com

 

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Rufhaus Designs provides creative and editorial services for custom publishing projects, magazines, books, newsletters, and brochures. With a proven track record of designing publications, developing story ideas, and writing compelling copy, Rufhaus Designs is the publishing partner of CFO Studio. www.RufhausDesigns.com

 

 

 

David Chambers, CFO of Jaguar Land Rover, N.A. Featured In Latest Issue of CFO Studio Magazine

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May 1, 2016

Lorenz Capalad

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David Chambers, CFO of Jaguar Land Rover, N.A. Featured

 In Latest Issue of CFO Studio Magazine

 

SOMERSET, NJ – When David Chambers, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Jaguar Land Rover, North America accepted his present role, the company was essentially a start-up. He had worked on the business when it was owned by Ford Motor Co. and was a key individual working on its sale in 2007 to Tata Motors of Mumbai, India.

“Within Ford, Jaguar Land Rover would have never gotten the capital it needed to survive — or to survive and thrive like we’re doing today — because the demands on Ford from a capital perspective were always going to be huge to support its core business,” Chambers said in an interview. That and some of his other candid comments make the Q3 CFO Studio Magazine cover story a fascinating read.

Chambers describes his role in helping to develop the go-to-market strategy for Jaguar Land Rover, N.A. (JLR). The five-year plan the team developed in 2010 resulted in a banner year for Land Rover in 2015, with vehicle sales up 37 percent in that year alone. In 2016 new Jaguar models are being released. Chambers played a big part in setting strategy for their North America debut.

He also discusses using data analytics to pinpoint whether dealers are ordering combinations different from what the British manufacturing plant is turning out. He says the analysis could get at regional differences in consumer preferences, breaking the information down by features such as powertrain (V8 vs. V6). Using data analytics in that way is “probably one of the biggest areas of opportunity,” says Chambers in the article. He elaborates, “We have the ability to influence up front, during the product development, but once the vehicles are here, mastering local market dynamics are where our opportunities are.”

 

 

About Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover, with two state-of-the-art engineering and design facilities and four advanced manufacturing plants in the U.K., employs 32,000 people and sells vehicles in 170 countries around the world. The United States is one of the leading global markets for both Jaguar and Land Rover. Headquartered in Mahwah, NJ, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC has offices across the U.S. Jaguar Land Rover is represented by more than 330 independently operated retail outlets in the USA.

 

About CFO Studio

CFO Studio and CFO Studio magazine deploy the best of new and traditional media to promote finance executives as business and strategy thought leaders. The magazine, published quarterly by CFO Studio and underwritten by great promotional partners, features business profiles and strategic advice for CFOs in the New York, New Jersey, and major metropolitan areas including Philadelphia and Chicago. Andrew Zezas is the host of CFO Studio and the Publisher of CFO Studio magazine. The company’s second annual CFO Innovation Conference & Awards were presented at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on May 5, 2016.

Visit www.CFOstudio.com to watch interviews with New Jersey area CFOs, and to register for Executive Dinner events in New Jersey, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco, and for the CFO Breakfast Learning Series. All events are available to CFOs at no cost. To read stories that have appeared in CFO Studio magazine, or for subscriptions and advertising opportunities, visit www.CFOstudio.com

 

About Rufhaus Designs

Rufhaus Designs provides creative and editorial services for custom publishing projects, magazines, books, newsletters, and brochures. With a proven track record of designing publications, developing story ideas, and writing compelling copy, Rufhaus Designs is the publishing partner of CFO Studio. www.RufhausDesigns.com

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