The independent selection panel of the 17th Annual Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards is proud to announce the 2023 Bay Area CFO of the Year Winners:
Winner, Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award: Harmit Singh, Chief Financial & Growth Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.
Winner, Public Company – Large: Gina Mastantuono, ServiceNow
Winner, Public Company – Small to Medium: John Rettig, BILL
Winner, Emerging Company: Will Johnson, Iterable
Winner, Non-Profit Organization: Julie Mahowald, Housing Trust Silicon Valley
Winner, Non-Public Company: Ed Lu, Fandom
The Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards is presented by Larkin Street Youth Services in partnership with the San Francisco Business Times, and title sponsors EY and Marsh McLennan Agency. Proceeds benefit Larkin Street’s work to prevent and end youth homelessness.
At this year’s Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards ceremony on Thursday, September 28 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, over 400 business leaders attended to celebrate the Finalists and Winners, raising nearly $500,000 to support Larkin Street.
Anton Eremin, a Larkin Street program participant, was given the opportunity to share his impactful journey with Larkin Street. His compelling narrative, outlining the life-altering shelter, education, and leadership opportunities he received, struck a chord with the over 400 attendees, bringing to light the indispensable work of Larkin Street in transforming young lives.
Eremin passionately remarked, “Experiencing homelessness and seeing the anguish it causes made me determined to aid those in similar circumstances. Larkin Street offered me a golden chance to make a difference. I’m now an active part of Larkin Street’s Youth Fellowship Program, contributing to projects that uplift our community.”
In line with the spirit of supporting San Francisco’s community, Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Winner Harmit Singh of Levi Strauss & Co. emphasized Levi’s dedication to the city. Singh noted, “As our city emerges from a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic and grapples with new challenges, we at Levi Strauss & Co. are more committed than ever to be a positive force for San Francisco. Larkin Street is a centerpiece of our city and does noble work in empowering homeless and at-risk youth to get off the street. We at LS&Co. understand the tremendous value Larkin Street brings to our community and are proud to have been partnering together for nearly 35 years through volunteering and philanthropic efforts. We believe in this city as strongly as we did when we started more than 170 years ago, and we will continue working with our partners like Larkin to support this city that we love.”
On behalf of the CFO of the Year awards including Larkin Street Youth Services, the San Francisco Business Times our Event and Nominating Committees and our Selection Panel, thank you for your support of the seventeenth annual Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards!
See the gallery below for some highlights from the event. To access all the photos, click here. Thank you to our photographer, Mike Moya, for capturing the evening.