Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards

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Announcing the 2015 CFOs of the Year From Google, Williams-Sonoma, Advent Software, SurveyMonkey, DocuSign, Pandora, and Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

Top Bay Area CFOs Honored and Over $560,000 Raised to Help Larkin Street Youth Services and Homeless Youth

On June 10th finalists were celebrated and winners announced at the Tenth Annual Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards. Held at the Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, the event was attended by over 500 business leaders and executives that gathered to network, celebrate, and congratulate the Lifetime Achievement winner, Patrick Pichette, Advisor and former Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Google, and CFOs of the Year in six categories.

Now in its tenth year, the sold-out awards dinner is a premier networking event and has raised over $4.3MM to benefit local non-profit, Larkin Street Youth Services. All proceeds benefit homeless and at-risk youth, ages 12-24, served by Larkin Street, the leading nonprofit in San Francisco helping youth gain independence by offering an innovative and award-winning model of housing, education, employment, and health services. The funds raised help Larkin Street as they deepen and expand programs to provide more youth with counseling, services, and increase the number who get college degrees and move into sustainable careers.

“I’m honored to be chosen as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and am thrilled to be raising money for Larkin Street,” said Patrick Pichette, Lifetime Achievement Awardee. “Google is a one-of-a-kind workplace and it’s been an enormous privilege to work there. Over the last 30 years, I’ve been blessed to have had incredible career opportunities, and to have worked with amazing people. Their achievements have inspired me every day.”

Winner, Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award:
Patrick Pichette, Advisor and former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Google

Winners of the 2015 Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards:

Public Company – Large
Julie Whalen, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Public Company – Small to Medium
Jim Cox, Advent Software

Non-Public Company
Tim Maly, SurveyMonkey

Emerging Company
Mike Dinsdale, DocuSign, Inc.

Transformation Agent
Mike Herring, Pandora

Non-Profit Organization
James H. Obendorf, Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

Finalists of the 2015 CFO of the Year Awards:

Public Company – Large
Patrick J. O’Malley, Seagate Technology

Public Company – Small to Medium
Kris Sennesael, Enphase Energy

Non-Public Company
Jonathan Coblentz, Oportun Financial Corporation
Susan A. Kreusch, MacFarlane Partners

Emerging Company
John Fernandez, ForgeRock
Tim Steinkopf, Centrify

Transformation Agent
Alan Black, Zendesk
Mark Sachleben, New Relic, Inc.

Non-Profit Organization
J. Aaron Christopher, John F. Kennedy University
Maggie Williams, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

About The Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards
Now in its tenth year, The Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards event is a partnership between the San Francisco Business Times and Larkin Street Youth Services. The event has raised over $4.3 million, since the inaugural event in 2006, to benefit Larkin Street Youth Services and the homeless youth they serve. Title Sponsor for the 2015 Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards is Deloitte. www.cfoawards.org #bayareacfo

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 annually serves over 3,000 youth ages 12 – 24 throughout San Francisco. Three out of four youth who complete the organization’s comprehensive programs exit street life. For more information, please visit www.larkinstreetyouth.org.