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Nominations Open for Best CFOs and 40 Under 40

by | Jan 27, 2010 | Community Circle

 As you know PKF Texas actively supports Houston and its business community in a variety of capacities. One way we show our support is through the sponsorship of area award programs. Two such programs are currently accepting nominations: the Best CFOs of the Year and 40 Under 40, both a part of the three day Celebrate!Enterprise event presented by the Houston Business Journal.

PKF Texas has been a proud sponsor of the Best CFOs of the Year award program since 2007 and the 40 Under 40 since its inception in 2009.

 

The criteria to nominate an individual for Best CFO or 40 Under 40 is in the extended entry below.

 

To nominate your own CFO or a friend of your firm, please see the criteria in the extended entry, then

·         Fill out the nomination form on the Houston Business Journal website

 

To nominate an individual for the 40 Under 40, please see the criteria in the extended entry, then

·         Fill out the nomination form on the Houston Business Journal website

Best CFO Eligibility and Nomination Criteria

  • Nominees must be chief financial officers or hold equivalent positions in the greater Houston area.
  • The greater Houston area includes Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Waller, Austin and San Jacinto.
  • Nominators should give detailed and specific answers about the nominee with reference to the questions below for the period between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009.
  • Nominators must give company revenue information to accurately back up the category for which they are nominating a CFO. Revenue information will not be disclosed outside of the judging process.

CRITERIA

  • In order to qualify, nominees should effectively show how they act as a corporate financial steward by:
  • Successfully implementing a strategic plan
  • * Achieving profitable growth
  • * Creating stability in the firm
  • * Restoring life to an ailing firm (restoring stakeholder confidence?)
  • * Identifying and managing risks
  • * Being a visionary leader
  • * Being a team player
  • * Focusing on company’s strengths
  • * Possess a strong philanthropic mentality

 

CATEGORIES

  • Emerging Public Company CFO (2009 revenue of less than $150 million)
  • Mid-Cap Public Company CFO (2009 revenue between $151 million and $800 million)
  • Large Public Company CFO (2009 revenue of more than $801 million) 
  • Emerging Private Company CFO (2009 revenue of less than $75 million)
  • Mid-Cap Private Company CFO (2009 revenue between $76 million and $700 million)
  • Large Private Company CFO (2009 revenue of more than $701 million)
  • Large Nonprofit CFO (2009 total gross receipts of more than $5 million)
  • Small Nonprofit CFO (2009 total gross receipts of less than $5 million)
  • Best Growth Manager: To a CFO who developed the most creative way to diminish debt and achieve profitable growth through both organic and acquisition means.
  • Best Turnaround Specialist: To a CFO who led the best effort to transition his/her company from ailing to acceptable.
  • Good Samaritan: To a CFO who makes a contribution, not only to their company, but also to the community. (Includes pro bono work)

 

DEADLINE: Nominations are due by Friday, March 5, 2010.

 

QUESTIONS: Call Judy Rider at 713-395-9626 or email her at jrider@bizjournals.com.

 

40 Under 40 Awards

We are looking for the best and brightest of the business community under the age of 40.  If you know someone who is well-rounded and contributes to their industry and community, then we would like to hear about them!

 

We are launching our annual 40 Under 40 Awards, and we are currently accepting nominations through February 26, 2010.  The only requirement when nominating someone is that they must be under 40 years of age as of May 1, 2010 and must reside in the 10-county Houston area. 

The nominee will receive a questionnaire once the nomination has been received.  Winners will be chosen by a panel.  All 40 honorees will be recognized during the 2009 Celebrate!Enterprise awards in May 2010. 

 

DEADLINE: Nominations are due by Friday, February 26, 2010.

QUESTIONS: Please contact Nicole Ferweda, senior researcher, at nferweda@bizjournals.com or call her at 713-395-9630.

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