Announcing the Finalists of the Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The independent Selection Panel of the Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards announced today the finalists in six categories for 2016 CFO of the Year. All award finalists will be recognized, and winners announced, at the awards dinner and ceremony on Thursday, May 12, 2016 to be held at The Fairmont, San Francisco. #bayareacfo

Now in its eleventh year, the sold-out awards dinner is attended by over 500 prominent Bay Area business executives and leaders. All proceeds benefit homeless and at-risk youth, ages 12-24, served by San Francisco's Larkin Street Youth Services, the leading nonprofit in San Francisco helping youth gain independence by offering an innovative and award-winning model of housing, education, employment, and health services.

2016 Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards Finalists by award category:
Winner, Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award
Peter Oppenheimer, former Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Apple, Inc.
Public Company – Medium
Tim Cabral, Veeva Systems | Naveen Chopra, TiVo | Shalini Sharp, Ultragenyx
Public Company – Small
Joshua T. Brumm, Versartis | Jim Burns, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. | Greg Straughn, A10 Networks
Emerging Company
Eric Brown, Tanium | Brian Roberts, Lyft | Tyler Sloat, Zuora
Non-Profit Organization
Adrian Breitfeld, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco | Kim Ondreck Carim, San Francisco Ballet |
Delphine Sherman, Aspire Public Schools
Non-Public Company
Richard J. Johnson, Barker Pacific Group | Chuck Kurth, |Leon Sharyon, Lagunitas Brewing Company
Transformation Agent
Larry E. Bodner, Big Heart Pet Brands | Nino Fanlo, SoFi | William Zarella, Fitbit

Finalists and winners are chosen by a blue ribbon independent Selection Panel comprised of business and academic leaders including: Alison Davis, Managing Partner, Fifth Era, Board Member: Royal Bank of Scotland, Diamond Foods, Fiserv, Unisys, and Ooma; Mary Huss, Publisher, San Francisco Business Times; Sharon McCollam, Winner, 2012 Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Best Buy; Byron Pollitt, Winner, 2013 Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Visa; Richard Rosenberg, Retired Chief Executive Officer, Bank of America.

The Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards is a partnership between the San Francisco Business Times and Larkin Street Youth Services. The event has raised $4.3 million, since the inaugural event in 2006, to benefit Larkin Street Youth Services and the homeless youth they serve. Title Sponsor for the 2016 Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards is Deloitte. #bayareacfo

San Francisco's Larkin Street Youth Services is an internationally recognized leader in providing effective housing, education, employment, and health services to at-risk, homeless, and runaway youth. Larkin Street annually serves almost 3,000 youth ages 12 – 24 throughout San Francisco. Three out of four youth who complete the organization's comprehensive programs exit street life. For more information, please visit Learn more and follow us online: Facebook, LinkedIn, @LarkinStreet, and YouTube

CONTACT: Kathleen Stavis (415) 673.0911 ext. 305 kstavis@larkinstreetyouth.orgSource: Larkin Street Youth Services