The New Jersey Tech Council is pleased to announce the 2017 CFO Awards Breakfast, an annual event recognizing the accomplishments of financial executives from our region’s diverse tech and life sciences communities. The Council is pleased to honor and celebrate the outstanding contributions of these leading CFOs/Investors.

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Following the keynote, the program will present awards in four categories: CFO of the Year, Financier of the Year, Deal of Year and the newly named Caren Franzini Hall of Fame Award. Join us for breakfast to meet and celebrate these distinguished leaders.


7:30 – 8:30 am: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 9:10 am: Welcome, James Barrood, CEO, NJ Tech Council
Keynote: Karen McLoughlin, Chief Financial Officer, Cognizant
9:10 am: Awards presentation
Remarks and Presentation of Caren Franzini Hall of Fame Award by
Timothy J. Lizura, President & Chief Operating Officer, NJEDA

9:45 am: Conclusion


The Tech Council is pleased to announce the 2017 CFO of the Year Awards Finalists. Join us on June 9th at Forsgate Country Club as we honor these outstanding individuals and reveal the winners. Congratulations!CFO OF THE YEAR
Presented to a CFO of a tech or life sciences firm for outstanding contributions to company’s performance from January 2016 until present.
Sara Bonstein, Advaxis
Glenn Coleman, Integra Life Sciences
Rick Glickman, Operative Media, Inc.DEAL OF THE YEAR
Presented to the CFO or CEO who successfully completed a merger, acquisition, buyout, buyback, or large round of funding in 2016/2017 resulting in increased revenues and growth for company.
Jonathan Dambrot, Prevalent
Graham McFarland, Cherry Hill Photo
Navneet Puri, Nevakar
Michael Preston, AdvanSixFINANCIER OF THE YEAR
Presented to a CFO, VC, investment, merchant or commercial banker who has contributed to the economic development of state/region’s tech/life sciences communities, including but not limited to the following: Responsible for attracting new capital to state/region; invested in, or loaned capital to local tech/life science companies; and recognized for accomplishments in community education/leadership.
Jay Bhatti, BrandProject
David Horowitz, Touchdown Ventures
Rick Kushel, DealCloud
Saul Richter, Rittenhouse Ventures

Presented to a current or former CFO for multiple achievements over an extended period of time, in one company or several, which have elevated him/her to a level of recognition among peers.
Chip Baird, Amicus Therapeutics
Ed Jordan, Billtrust
Jay Roberts, Cancer Genetics