It’s clear that every successful company in Los Angeles owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to the CFOs of their respective businesses, each of whom plays a key role, not only in the success of their companies, but in the success of the Los Angeles financial community as a whole. In this, our 14th 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.

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 2020 has thrown our way, the role of the CFO has never experienced more disruption.

This issue shines a much-deserved spotlight on the honorees and finalists we celebrated at our 2020 CFO of the Year Awards virtual event on Wednesday, September 23rd.

The 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 nine 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.

Best regards,

Josh Schimmels

Publisher & CEO

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