Winners Announced and Finalists Honored at the 2016 Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards Winning companies include Apple, Lyft, San Francisco Ballet and Lagunitas Brewing Company

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last night finalists were celebrated and winners announced at the Eleventh Annual Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards. Held in San Francisco at the Fairmont, the event was attended by 500 business leaders and executives that gathered to network, celebrate, and congratulate the Lifetime Achievement winner, Peter Oppenheimer, former Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Apple, Inc., and CFOs in six categories for CFO of the Year.

The sold-out awards dinner is a premier networking event and has raised over $4.7MM to benefit local non-profit, Larkin Street Youth Services. All proceeds benefit homeless and at-risk youth, ages 12-24, served by Larkin Street, 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. The funds raised help Larkin Street as they deepen and expand programs to provide more youth with counseling, services, and increase the number who get college degrees and move into sustainable careers.

Winner, Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award
Peter Oppenheimer, former Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Apple, Inc.

Winners, 2016 CFO of the Year for:
Public Company – Medium
Tim Cabral, Veeva Systems

Public Company – Small
Jim Burns, Silver Spring Networks, Inc.

Emerging Company
Brian Roberts, Lyft

Non-Profit Organization
Kim Ondreck Carim, San Francisco Ballet

Non-Public Company
Chuck Kurth, Art.com AND Leon Sharyon, Lagunitas Brewing Company

Transformation Agent
Larry E. Bodner, Big Heart Pet Brands

Finalists, 2016 CFO of the Year for:
Public Company – Medium
Naveen Chopra, TiVo | Shalini Sharp, Ultragenyx

Public Company – Small
Joshua T. Brumm, Versartis | Greg Straughn, A10 Networks

Emerging Company
Eric Brown, Tanium | Tyler Sloat, Zuora

Non-Profit Organization
Adrian Breitfeld, Jewish Community Center of San Francisco | Delphine Sherman, Aspire Public Schools

Non-Public Company
Richard J. Johnson, Barker Pacific Group

Transformation Agent
Nino Fanlo, SoFi | William Zerella, 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, Retired 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 $4.7 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 was Deloitte. cfoawards.org #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 larkinstreetyouth.org.



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CONTACT: Nicole Garroutte (415) 203-2943 ngarroutte@larkinstreetyouth.orgSource: Larkin Street Youth Services