Submitting Nominations: Nominations may be submitted any time, but any nominations received after midnight March 15 will be considered for the following year. The nominator is kept confidential in all cases.
Who May Submit a Nomination: Anyone may submit a nomination in any category. Employees, bankers, attorneys, public relations managers are excellent sources for nominations. Self-nominations are also permitted.
Eligibility: Company must be headquartered in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, or Solano counties.
A pro-bono Nominating Committee and an independent Selection Panel, coordinated by the event committee, manages the nomination and selection process.
The Nominating Committee is comprised of business executives and research analysts, screens nominations, and provides information to the independent Selection Panel, which makes the final decision on finalists and winners.
John Viola, Committee Co-Chair, SVP, Market Executive Venture Services Group Merill Lynch Private Wealth Management, Larkin Street Board Member
Rafal Blawat, CPA, Associate Director, The Siegfried Group, LLP
Bill G. Burke, Vice President, Comerica Bank
Bill McColl, CPA, Director & Chief of Staff, The Siegfried Group, LLP
Adam Moise, Principal, Benefits Consultant, Marsh McLennan Agency – West
Stacy Peterlin, CPA, Managing Director, The Siegfried Group, LLP
Siri Berg, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Rick Kerzic, Founder at Jeryco
Heather Ogan, Administrative Partner and CFO at FLG Partners
Marilyn Campbell, Larkin Street Stewardship Officer
Phillip Maize, Managing Partner, EY
Trent Shelton, Client Executive, Marsh McLennan Agency
Megan Yates, Client Executive, Marsh McLennan Agency
Melia Stout, Client Executive, Marsh McLennan Agency
Dante Bravo, Client Executive, Marsh McLennan Agency
Dawson Bacho, Client Executive, Marsh McLennan Agency
Chris Ccimino, Managing Partner and Market Leader, KPMG
The Selection Panel, comprised of business and academic leaders, selects the finalists and the winners in each category.
Mark Hawkins, Former President & CFO Emeritus, Salesforce; Winner 2021 CFO Hall of Fame-Lifetime Achievement Award
Scott Herren, CFO of Cisco and Former CFO at Autodesk
Mary Huss, Bay Area President and Publisher of the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times
Sharon McCollam, President & CFO of Albertson’s Companies, Inc.; Former CFO Best Buy and Williams Sonoma; Winner 2012 CFO Hall of Fame–Lifetime Achievement Award
Robin L. Washington, Former EVP and CFO, Gilead Sciences, Inc.; Winner 2017 CFO Hall of Fame-Lifetime Achievement Award