The CFO innovations Awards happen to be an annual gathering of the CFOs from different companies in the United States and the event to reward the ones, playing a key role in the success of their organizations. Categorized in 14 distinct categories, this ceremony is rated one of the most elite and sophisticated Business award function in the country. The award ceremony includes the conference and a formal dinner event that gives the participants to socialize and network with their peers and thus, transfer knowledge and point of view on various topics of financial accounting and management.
The award for CFO Industry Transformation, 2017
Of all the categories designed for this award event, there is one that identifies the effort and initiatives by the CFOs that sets up new trends in the industry. For the ongoing year, the award for CFO Industry Transformation was granted to Matthew Nicholas, Vice President- Finance & CFO, First Data Corporation. This was to honor Mr. Nicholas’s consistent and untiring efforts for streamlining the financial operations of the company as well as consolidating its economic standing. He was picked for this award by the Audit Partners of CFO Studios, among a pool of nominees for the receipt of this award.
An Overview of the professional career of Matthew Nicholas
Mr. Nicholas is a through Finance professional with years of experience in managing and controlling the financial operations in some of the top companies in the country. He is presently serving First Data Corporation as its VP- Finance and the CFO. Prior to this, he held the office of the Vice President-Finance for Citi Group and previous to that, he had been one of the Senior Managers with KPMG US.
He completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Finance, from the Fairleigh Dickinson University, in the year 1995. Mr. Nicholas is a passed-out from the Pace University, completing his Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Year 1988.
The CFO innovations Awards 2017 booked a massive success, getting the participation of a few hundred CFOs from organizations, from across the country, It included the Top Finance professionals from the Private, Public as well as the Tax-Exempted Organizations. This event gave them the chances to share their observations with their counterparts as well as jointly explore the fixes to some of the most critical professional challenges. As such, the massive popularity of this summit seems to be justified and obvious.
Other Winners of The CFO Innovation Awards 2017:
- Andrew Napurano (CFO innovator Award)
- Maureen O’Connell (CFO World-Class Award)
- Tom Masnaghetti (The For-Profit Mind-Set Award)
- Catherine Franzoni (Award for Driving Growth and Innovation)
- Scott Coiante (Award for CFO Success: Capital)
- Michael Bickel (Award for CFO Success: Global)
- Neil Glasser (Award for CFO Success: Finance Department)
- Bill Fahrbach (Award for CFO Success: Operations)
- Maximo Nougues (Award for CFO Success: Strategy)
- Kristina Merrill (Award for CFO Success: Technology)
- Scott Gellman (CFO as COO Award)