The most effective CFOs have their hands on much more than the financials. Technological trends like artificial intelligence, ever-advanced analytics tools and the looming concerns of automation are just a few of the factors affecting modern CFOs’ day-to-day and future outlook. And with the various obstacles and challenges the last two years have thrown our way, the role of the CFO has never experienced more disruption.
In this, our 15th annual Los Angeles Business Journal CFO Awards special post-event supplement, we celebrate the efforts and achievements of those unsung heroes of the corporate space. This issue shines a much-deserved spotlight on the honorees and finalists we celebrated at our 2021 CFO of the Year Awards virtual event on Wednesday, September 22nd. The wide range of superb nominations we received this year – each an example of excellence in the field of financial business stewardship – made it particularly challenging to single out the honorees.
Honorees and finalists are announced in this section in 10 categories – all of whom are described in these pages. You will also find some details recapping the excellent panel discussion that took place as part of the event.
We hope you enjoy this special section, which contains some insights on what it means to be a corporate financial steward in today’s business climate. And again, congratulations to all the great CFOs in Los Angeles who tirelessly contribute to the bottom lines of your businesses, and ultimately, our business community as a whole.
Publisher & CEO