Former Oracle CFO Jeff E. Epstein to Chair Nominations Committee for CFO Dimensions 2015 Awards of Excellence

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The premier conference for CFOs and corporate finance leaders, presented by Proformative, will focus on solutions for driving strategy, leadership, and innovation across the enterprise; October 19 – 20, 2015 in New York City.

Proformative, the leading educational resource for the Office of the CFO, today announced that it is accepting nominations for the CFO Dimensions 2015 Awards of Excellence for chief financial officers and corporate finance leaders, and that Jeff E. Epstein, former Oracle CFO, will chair the selection committee for the awards.

The conference, CFO Dimensions 2015: The CFO as Chief Future Officer™ - Driving Strategy, Leadership, and Innovation, will take place October 19 -20, 2015 at the Conrad Hotel in New York City. The two-day event will examine the expansive role of today’s multi-dimensional CFO as visionaries, strategists, and innovators responsible for overseeing the financial health of the enterprises they help lead. The conference will also celebrate the hard work and incredible results of highly effective finance leaders via the CFO Dimensions 2015 Awards of Excellence.

Winners in four categories will be announced at the closing reception on Tuesday, October 20th. Nominations will be evaluated by an independent panel of volunteer corporate finance executives chaired by Jeff E. Epstein, former Oracle CFO current Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Mr. Epstein is honored to be serving as the chair of the independent panel, noting “the CFO Dimensions Awards for Excellence provide the corporate finance community with the unique opportunity to honor exceptional performance and leadership by their peers. It’s the Academy Awards® for Chief Financial Officers.”

The four award categories are:

  • CFO of the Year Award - to the company CFO who has led his or her company to the highest levels of performance in the arenas of risk management and/or driving top line growth while exhibiting exemplary personal and professional traits.
  • Most Effective Finance Organization Award - to the finance organization which have collectively led their company to the highest levels of performance the areas of risk management and/or driving top line growth while maximizing the productivity of each team member.
  • Visionary Finance Leader Award - to the finance leader (CFO, VP of Finance, Controller, or Treasurer) who is pushing his or her organization to new heights of effectiveness using new technology, processes and "doing it their way", using limited resources to deliver outstanding results.
  • Leading by Giving Award - to the finance leader who gave back to their community and society at large in a generous, selfless and effective manner.

Past winners have included Sean Aggarwal, CFO, Trulia Inc., John Stephens, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO, AT&T Inc. and Cheryl Marks Young, CFO, Easter Seals New Jersey.

CFO Dimensions 2015 will feature four educational tracks with five sessions each, emphasizing insights and tactics for driving strategy, leadership, technology and innovation across the CFO’s organization. The conference will also feature an optional day of pre-event workshop sessions devoted to best practices for CFOs and finance leaders. “There is always plenty of work in the lives of CFOs and financial leaders, but not much celebrating,” said Proformative CEO John Kogan. “The CFO Dimensions Awards for Excellence are a chance to pause for a few moments and celebrate the accomplishments of great finance leaders and the organizations that drive great companies.”

Special Early Registration Rates through March 31st:
Special conference rates are available through March 31st. To qualify for the special rate, register here. For information, please e-mail cfod(at)proformative(dot)com. The conference will be held at the Conrad Hotel in New York City, recently named as one of the best hotels in New York by U.S. News & World Report.

Sponsor Leadership Opportunities
For solution-and service-provider sponsors, CFO Dimensions 2015 will provide an unparalleled opportunity to connect in person with CFOs and other buyers and influencers. In addition to building relationships with CFOs and senior finance leaders, the event’s multi-platform sponsorship opportunities provide companies with an ability to build brand awareness and establish industry authority through a range of thought-leadership opportunities. Companies interested in sponsorship opportunities can e-mail info(at)proformative(dot)com for information.

About Proformative, Inc.
The largest and fastest-growing online educational resource for the office of the CFO, Proformative enables finance professionals to make smarter business decisions, connect with their peers, build their skills and advance their careers. In addition to an unparalleled peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing community, members also have access to Proformative Academy™, which provides excellence in online learning for the office of the CFO through highly focused courses taught by experienced finance practitioners. Based in Silicon Valley, CA, Proformative reaches over 80,000 registered community members and over 2,000,000 site visitors annually, including corporate finance and related executives at companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500.

Learn more about Proformative:
Proformative: http://www.proformative.com
Proformative Academy: http://www.proformativeacademy.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/proformative
Twitter: @proformative

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