Northern Virginia Technology Council to Host the 19th Annual Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards

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The awards recognize CFOs and financiers for extraordinary achievement and excellence in promoting the development of the Greater Washington region's technology community.

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The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) will host the 2015 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards on Monday, June 8. The awards recognize chief financial officers and financiers for extraordinary achievement and excellence in promoting the development of the Greater Washington region's technology community.

Now in its 19th year, the NVTC-produced awards program honors individuals and teams in the following categories: Public Company CFO of the Year, Private Company CFO of the Year, Emerging Growth CFO of the Year, and Financier of the Year, which is presented to an individual or group that has contributed to the economic development of the Greater Washington region’s technology community. In addition, the Michael G. Devine Hall of Fame Award will be presented to April Young of Hercules Technology Growth Capital in recognition of her contributions to the Greater Washington region's technology business community.

Winners in all four categories will be announced at the awards banquet on June 8, 2015, at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Va.

The Public Company CFO of the Year Award finalists are:

  •     Cathy Graham, 2U
  •     Thomas Kramer, Opower
  •     Garrett Pierce, Orbital ATK
  •     Cynthia Russo, MICROS Systems

The Private Company CFO of the Year Award finalists are:

  •     Aaron Daniels, Cognosante
  •     Joe Donohue, Agilex Technologies
  •     Michael Provenzano, Virtustream
  •     Jim Reagan, Vencore
  •     Rich Sawchak, Novetta Solutions
  •     Rebecca Stahl, Lightbridge Communications Corporation

The Emerging Growth CFO of the Year Award honors the chief financial officer of a company with revenue less than $50 million. The finalists are:

  •     Bas Brukx, Clarabridge
  •     Philip R. Chase, Next Tier Concepts
  •     Chris Hoyt, APX Labs
  •     Luke Leininger, Avizia
  •     Pat McCoy, ScienceLogic Inc.
  •     Robert Richards, National Technologies Associates

The Financier of the Year Award honors an individual or firm representing venture capital, private equity investor or investment, merchant, or commercial banker who has contributed to the economic development of the region’s technology community. The finalists are:

  •     Steve Graubart, 1776
  •     Joel Kallett, Clearsight Advisors
  •     Jean Stack, Houlihan Lokey
  •     SWaN & Legend Venture Partners

These awards are a joint endeavor of Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the chairmanship of the event is rotated among the four accounting firms. The chairman of this year's awards program is Gary Tabach of Deloitte & Touche LLP.

DATE:
June 8, 2015

TIME:
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Reception
7:00 - 9:15 p.m. Dinner and Awards Program - See more at:

LOCATION:
The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd.
McLean, VA
Directions to The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner

REGISTRATION:
To register as a member of the press, please contact Sarah Jones at
703-904-7878, ext. 207 or email sjones(at)nvtc(dot)org.

The event is free for press, but advanced registration is required. Press credentials are required for entry.

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The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; the NVTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and other priorities within Virginia's technology community; the Equal Footing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that serves local area youth; and The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC, which mentors new technology entrepreneurs. Visit NVTC at http://www.nvtc.org

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