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Announcing the 2014 CFOs of the Year: eBay Inc., Tesla Motors, Rocket Fuel, Revolution Foods, Square, Recurrent Energy, and Wikimedia Foundation
Top Bay Area CFOs Honored and Over $467,000 Raised to Help Larkin Street Youth Services and Homeless Youth
|By Marketwired .
|June 9, 2014 04:17 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/09/14 -- Last night the Ninth Annual Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards was held at the Westin St. Francis to recognize the finalists and announce the 2014 winners in six award categories. Over 500 business leaders and executives were on hand to celebrate this year's CFO finalists and winners and honor the Lifetime Achievement Award winner Bob Swan, Senior Vice President, Finance and CFO of eBay Inc. In addition, eight CFO of the Year honorees from previous years joined in celebrating their fellow CFOs.
This year's event raised over $467,000 for Larkin Street Youth Services and has raised over $3.2 million in total over the past nine years to support Larkin Street's programs. For the past 30 years Larkin Street has effectively helped homeless youth get off the streets. Today, Larkin Street continues to be innovative in approach and impactful in result, helping over 4,000 homeless and at-risk youth in San Francisco move off the streets through comprehensive housing, education, employment, and support programs. The funds raised help Larkin Street's expanding mission to deepen education and employment-readiness for youth based on the increasing need for post-secondary education and job readiness skills.
Bob Swan, Lifetime Achievement Awardee, said "I was honored, humbled, and surprised to learn I was to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. However when I came here tonight and saw the Hall of Fame of past CFO honorees, and heard the stories of other honorees here tonight, I was more humbled than ever before. When I reflect on how I came to be here tonight, it boils down to being blessed with unique opportunities and those around me in my career. At eBay I have a set of peers that make me better, that make the world better."
Winner, Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award:
Bob Swan, SVP, Finance and CFO, eBay Inc.
Winners of the 2014 Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards:
Public Company - Large
Deepak Ahuja, Tesla Motors
Public Company - Small to Medium
Peter Bardwick, Rocket Fuel
Kendall Baker, Revolution Foods
Sarah Friar, Square
Michael Metzner, Recurrent Energy
Garfield Byrd, Wikimedia Foundation
Finalists of the 2014 CFO of the Year Awards:
Public Company - Large
Karen Boone, Restoration Hardware
David Wells, Netflix
Public Company - Small to Medium
Steffan Tomlinson, Palo Alto Networks
Jason Berry, Build Group
Dan Davenport, RiseSmart
Jim Frankola, Cloudera
Steve Klei, Kabam
Sean Aggarwal, Trulia
Anup Singh, Nimble Storage
Joan Catherine Braun, United Way of the Bay Area
Kenneth Regalia, Bay Area Council
About The Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards
Now in its ninth year, The Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards is a partnership between the San Francisco Business Times and Larkin Street Youth Services. The event has raised over $3.2 million over the past nine years to benefit Larkin Street Youth Services. Title Sponsor for the 2014 Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards is Deloitte. www.cfoawards.org
About Larkin Street Youth Services
San Francisco's Larkin Street Youth Services is an internationally recognized leader in providing effective housing, education, employment and health services to at-risk, homeless, and runaway youth. Larkin Street reaches youth ages 12 - 24 through 14 locations and 25 programs. Three out of four youth who complete the organization's comprehensive programs exit street life. For more information, please visit www.larkinstreetyouth.org.
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