Announcing the Finalists for the 2021 Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards

The independent selection panel of the 15th Annual Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards is proud to announce their 2021 Bay Area CFO of the Year Finalists across six categories. The Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 23rd at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco (5 Embarcadero Center). Individual tickets include a cocktail reception, dinner, awards ceremony and post-event networking, and are available at  

 The full list of finalists as well as this year’s Hall of Fame winner are:  

2021 Winner, Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award  
Mark Hawkins, President & CFO Emeritus, Salesforce

Public Company – Large 
Charles Bracher, Grocery Outlet  
John Murphy, Adobe
Khozema Shipchandler, Twilio 

Public Company – Small to Medium 
Paul Auvil, Proofpoint 
Drew Hamer, Velodyne Lidar 
Sandeep Nayyar, Power Integrations 

Non-Public Company 
Mona Heffernan, One Workplace 
Chris Newman, Rodan + Fields 
Jack Sexton, ALOM Technologies Corp 

Emerging Company 
Rex Jackson, Chargepoint 
Adriel Lares, Fastly 
Alan Stewart, Shotspotter 

Non-Profit Organization  
Tony Duong, HealthRIGHT 360  
Jared Leiderman, DRK Foundation 
Mike McGee, CA Academy of Sciences 

Transformation Agent 
Gerard Griffin, Zynga  
Howard Horn, Vir Biotechnology 
David Stephenson, Airbnb 

Please join us at the event on September 23 to find out who will win! Learn more about each of these CFOs by reading their bios on our 2021 Winners and Finalists page.

Now in its 15th year, the awards dinner on Thursday, September 23 is attended by hundreds Bay Area business executives and community leaders. All proceeds benefit Larkin Street Youth Services, the leading provider of housing, health services, job placement, and more to young people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.

Business attire is recommended. To sponsor the Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards or for more information, visit or call (415) 673-0911 ext. 306. 

Thank you to our 2020 incredible sponsors who have remained committed to Larkin Street Youth Services during these challenging times. As Larkin Street strives to improve the lives of young people experiencing homelessness, these outstanding community partners have pledged to stand with us, so together we can fight racism and inequality.


  • In San Francisco, Black/African Americans comprise 6% of the total population but account for 29% of young people experiencing homelessness.
  • Youth of color (77%) and LGBTQ+ youth (46%) are disproportionately represented within young people experiencing homelessness.”