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Business Journal names CFO of the Year finalists

Friday, June 3, 2011

As posted on Philadelphia Business Journal

Date: Friday, June 3, 2011, 11:51am EDT - Last Modified: Monday, June 6, 2011, 10:59am EDT

The Philadelphia Business Journal and Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business present the finalists in this year’s CFO of Year competition.

Finalists are listed below. The top winners in seven size categories will be revealed at an awards ceremony at the Crystal Tea Room inside the Wanamaker Building on July 7.

To qualify for the award, chief financial officers must work in the Business Journal’s eight counties of coverage (Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Chester or Montgomery counties in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey) and have three consecutive years with their organization.

Nominations were sought from February through April.

A panel of independent judges selected the finalists in seven categories based on organization size. In addition, they awarded a Turnaround Achievement honor to a CFO who succeeded in a particularly tough assignment. The 2011 judges were: Dennis Cohen, member, Cozen O’Connor; Jeff Coursen, managing partner and chief operating officer, GPX Enterprises; Wayne Lorgus, partner, B2B CFO; Ellen Purdy, CFO, SDI Health (2010 award winner); George Tsetsekos, dean, Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business; Christopher Welde, CPA and analyst, ParenteBeard, and president of the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the PICPA.

In making their selections, judges looked for quantitative examples of how the CFO’s actions contributed to the organization’s growth, stability and reputation.

"All of Greater Philadelphia can be proud of these honorees," said George Tsetsekos, dean of the LeBow College of Business. "If these CFOs are indicative of the talent, professionalism and dedication of business leaders in our region, then we are in good hands."

Finalists

Richard Baron, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc.

Larry Berran, iPipeline.

Arthur Chandler, Harleysville Group Inc.

Diane Corrigan, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Harold Earley, FXI Inc.

Tina Fiumenero, Vitae Pharmaceuticals.

Louis Gonczy, National Adoption Center/Adoption Center of Delaware.

John Hanson, Delaware River Port Authority.

Adam Kaliner, Power Home Remodeling Group.

Ted Kaminer, BioClinica Inc.

Brian McClintock, McGrath Systems.

Kevin McClure, NHS Human Services.

Dennis McGonigle, SEI.

Tonia McNeal, KenCrest.

Ashish Parikh, Hersha Hospitality Trust.

Edward Purdy, J.J. White Inc.

Joseph Trainor, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

David Whitwell, Ansaris.

Bill Zarrilli, Richardson.

Stephen Zarrilli, Safeguard Scientifics.

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