Chief Financial Officers are the pulse that drives major corporations, the lifeblood of their organization. The CFO Leadership Awards will honor the courage and influence required to navigate through the most disruptive conditions since the Great Depression. Pandemics, supply chain bottlenecks, runaway inflation, banking crises, cyber breaches and talent shortages have presented more challenges than most executives face in a lifetime.
These inaugural awards will pay tribute to those elite leaders who make it possible for companies to operate and thrive whatever the conditions, internally or externally. These days, it is not only finance that preoccupies CFOs. The strategic CFO engages in a host of issues that are essential to the future and well-being of their firms, as our award categories exemplify. For these reasons, StrategicCFO360 is excited to recognize CFOs for their contributions to their firms, industries, the profession and the economy at large.
And what makes the awards particularly unique is who chooses the honorees – not editors or analysts or service providers but rather a selection committee comprised of peer CFOs who know firsthand what it takes to lead in today’s business environment.
Our inaugural panel includes:
The recipient of this award demonstrates significant contributions to the short- and long-term success of his or her company.
The recipient of this award prioritizes the importance of fostering a strong culture and efforts to create—and nurture—a high-performing group of employees.
The recipient of this award will have spearheaded a significant digital transformation within their organization that has had a significant impact on the growth of the business.
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Marriott International
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, AstraZeneca
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Kroger Co.
The recipient of this award demonstrates significant contributions to the short- and long-term success of his or her company. This CFO should clearly represent the following skills and characteristics:
The recipient of this award recognizes there is no “I” in “Team” and prioritizes the importance of fostering a strong culture and efforts to create—and nurture—a high-performing group of employees. This CFO should clearly represent the following skills and characteristics:
The recipient of this award will have been involved in a significant digital transformation and/or innovative technology implementation. This CFO should clearly represent the following skills and characteristics:
Chief financial officers and other heads of finance at publicly traded and privately held organizations who have been in their role (either at their current company or another company) for a minimum of three years.
Nominations may be submitted on behalf of CFOs by peers at other firms, colleagues, business partners, vendors and customers.
Nominating submissions should cover the applicable criteria and qualifications over the last 15 months between January 2022 through March 2023. Entries must be received by June 30, 2023 to be eligible.
Entries will be evaluated and candidates for awards chosen by an independent selection committee made up of experienced finance leaders. Nominations will be reviewed based on the set of criteria for each unique category.
Selection Committee Members include:
Award honorees will be notified September 1, 2023.
All honorees will be invited to attend the December 4 Strategic CFO Forum at the Nasdaq Marketsite, where the awards will be presented. In addition, each honoree will be interviewed for a feature on StrategicCFO360.com and Chief Executive.net. Additional exposure for honorees will include press release and social media promotion.