November 11, 2014
Contact: Lorenz Capalad
(732) 868-0000 x118

SOMERSET, NJ – CFO Studio is excited to announce that the CFO Mastery Award has been added to the list of honors to be presented at the 2015 CFO Innovation Awards taking place on May 12, 2015.

The CFO Mastery Award will recognize a CFO who has had a positive impact on his or her organization on a domestic or global scale by creatively leveraging the company’s balance sheet to improve return on assets, orchestrating a significant turnaround resulting in improved operating performance, or adding value that goes beyond traditional metrics by achieving results that represent positive accomplishments in the community, employees, suppliers, customers, investors, or others.

CFO Studio is excited to honor and celebrate the innovative accomplishments of finance executives,” said Andrew Zezas, publisher of CFO Studio magazine and CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation. “The CFO role has evolved beyond just finance to and most of today’s top organizations and these awards will recognize CFOs contributions as strategic business leaders.”

To qualify, nominees must hold a finance executive position at a company with $1 billion or more in annual revenue, in any industry, located in North or Central America.

Nominations Are Now Open

In addition to the CFO Mastery Award, the CFO Innovation Awards program will recognize the area’s 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.” For a full list of details on all of the award categories, please visit the CFO Innovation Conference and Awards page.

Award nominations are open to executives and members of the finance community. WithumSmith+Brown will vet nomination forms independently of CFO Studio and the panel of CFO Innovation Awards judges.

Nominations for the 2015 CFO Innovation Award are now open to CFOs at companies in NJ, NY, PA, and CT. If you know a CFO who has successfully applied creative and innovative solutions to address significant organizational challenges, let us know. Nomination forms are now available on

Winners will be announced at The CFO Innovation Awards, which at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Event details and registration information can be found here. This exciting event will take place at the conclusion of the CFO Innovation Conference.

What to Expect at CFO Innovation Conference

The CFO Innovation Conference will be a full day of sessions with insightful, expert panels and leadership discussions. The day’s agenda will focus on the innovation and leadership skills 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.

The Innovation Conference 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 7:30 am and will culminate with the CFO Innovation Awards Ceremony and Dinner at 6:30 pm followed by a concert by New Jersey’s own South Side Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. Between bagels and a rock-n-roll show, finance executives will gain unique insights, engage in great conversations, network and have fun.

CFOs and other senior finance executives will attend the CFO Innovation Conference at no cost to themselves or their companies, at the courtesy of CFO Innovation Conference sponsors and the Conference hosts, CFO Studio and Real Estate Strategies Corporation.

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. Andrew Zezas is the host of CFO Studio and the Publisher of CFO Studio magazine.

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Real Estate Strategies Corporation provides corporate real estate advisory and transaction services to CFOs, General Counsels, Management, and corporate Boards in New Jersey and around North America.

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