August 25, 2015
Contact: Lorenz Capalad
(732) 868-0000 x118


SOMERSET, NJ – CFO Studio is excited to announce WithumSmith+Brown, PC as the exclusive 2016 CFO Innovation Awards Audit Partner.

“WithumSmith+Brown, PC brings a wealth of experience and integrity to our awards selection process,” said Andrew Zezas, publisher of CFO Studio magazine and CEO of Real Estate Strategies Corporation. “We could not have asked for a better partner for our awards program.”

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

Winners will be announced at The CFO Innovation Awards, which will take place in Spring 2016 at MetLife Stadium, subject to confirmation. Event details can be found here. This exciting event will take place at the conclusion of the CFO Innovation Conference.


Nominations Are Now Open

Nominations for the 2016 CFO Innovation Award are now open to CFOs at companies throughout the United States. 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


What to Expect at 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 and will culminate with the CFO Innovation Awards Ceremony and Dinner at 6:30 pm followed by a rock-n-roll concert.  Last year featured New Jersey’s own South Side Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. Between breakfast 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 promotional partners and the Conference hosts, CFO Studio and Real Estate Strategies Corporation.

About WithumSmith+Brown, PC

WithumSmith+Brown, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, brings clients the benefits of a larger organization without sacrificing the attention and personal service that one expects from a local business. Withum’s regional offices ensure easy access to their dedicated, experienced team and the advice you need to achieve greater growth and financial success. Their clients represent a broad spectrum of industries and range in size from small, entrepreneurial startups to billion-dollar, publicly-held companies.

The Firm’s stability and consistent year-over-year growth is a credit to the first-rate talent who choose to grow their careers at Withum. With 550 professionals and 300 CPAs, Withum’s clients benefit from the expertise and continuity of their engagement team and the rapport which develops in time from this critical business relationship. The engagement team provides timely service and accessibility—simply put, Withum is there when you need them.

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.

Visit to watch interviews with New Jersey area CFOs, with new releases every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM EST!

To read stories that have appeared in CFO Studio magazine, or for subscriptions and advertising opportunities, visit

Funding for CFO Studio and CFO Studio magazine is provided by Real Estate Strategies Corporation and select advertisers.

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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