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January 9, 2017

The 2017 CFO of the Year finalists were announced in the Tampa Bay Business Journal today. CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay is proud to sponsor the CFO awards, which are designed to honor financial professionals in the Tampa Bay area for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.

The 2017 class of CFOs of the Year include the following:

Small category

  • Gregg Haddad, Avalon Healthcare Solutions
  • Rita Maxwell, Visual Awareness Technologies & Consulting
  • Tayra Paul, Laser Locators LLC
  • Greg Rogers, NAC Group
  • Anthony Sanchez, Accusoft Corp.

Medium category

  • David Bradford, Environmental Pest Service
  • Ashby Green, Gazelle FP&A
  • Jack Laskowitz, Paradise Inc.
  • John McGovern, Star2Star Communications LLC
  • Kris Wiebeck, Baldwin Risk Partners

Large category

  • Brad Baker, GTE Financial
  • Tom Baumlin, Triad Retail Media
  • Tina Dumar, myMatrixx
  • David Fairey, Revcontent
  • Rob Gagliardi, Tampa Bay Rays
  • Patrick Gramling, IRONMAN
  • Nirmal Patel, Benzer Pharmacy

Nonprofit

  • John Donohoe, Academy of the Holy Names
  • Michelle Furan-Sullivan, Directions for Living
  • Larry Gilley, Agency for Community Treatment Services Inc.
  • Lori Glover, Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc.
  • Gloria Manzenberger, Southeastern Guide Dogs
  • Steve Welch, Gracepoint
This year’s CFO of the Year finalists will be honored at an awards luncheon at The Bryan Glazer Family JCC on February 2. To meet this year’s CFO honorees, register for the awards event by clicking here. For more coverage on the 2017 CFO of the Year event, search #TBBJCFO on Twitter.



November 18, 2016

The Tampa Bay Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2017 CFO of the Year awards, sponsored by CBIZ MHM, Shumaker, and Advantica. The CFO of the Year program recognizes Chief Financial Officers or Heads of Finance in the Tampa Bay area.

Award categories include the following:

  • Public Company
  • Small Private Company
  • Medium Private Company
  • Large Private Company
  • Nonprofit
  • Government

Information about last year’s honorees can be found here.

Nominations are now open until December 26, and the awards program is February 2. Fill out your nomination form here: http://bit.ly/2f4LNgO



October 11, 2016

Behind every successful company or nonprofit, there’s a hard-working board of directors. CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay is proud to be a presenting sponsor for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2016 Outstanding Directors Awards, celebrating the best of the boards. The second annual event recognizes four public and privately held companies and four nonprofit organizations for their vital behind-the-scenes roles in ensuring effective corporate governance that leads to success.

Join us in honoring Tampa Bay’s 2016 Outstanding Directors at their awards program on November 3rd. For more information or to register, click here.

The full list of honorees was announced on the Tampa Bay Business Journal website. Here are the Outstanding Directors for 2016:

Public company board:

Manitowoc Foodservice Inc.

WellCare Health Plans Inc.

 

Private company board:

AgileThought

Dex Imaging Inc.

 

Nonprofit board:

Central Florida Behavioral Health Network

Children’s Dream Fund

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County

 

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Richard Gonzmart, The Columbia Restaurant Group




August 2, 2016

100 companies made the cut in Florida Trend’s 8th annual Best Companies To Work For In Florida rankings and for the 3rd consecutive year, CBIZ & MHM Tampa Bay has made the list.  The Tampa Bay practice ranked 16th in the “Best Large Companies” category, recognizing those companies with more than 250 employees in the State of Florida.

Florida Trend partnered with the Best Companies Group to survey firms with at least 15 employees in Florida. The first part of the survey involved a questionnaire about company policies, practices and demographics. The second part went to a randomly selected group of each firm’s employees, who responded to statements on a five-point agreement scale. The questions focused on eight themes: Leadership and planning; corporate culture and communications; role satisfaction; work environment; relationship with supervisor; training and development; pay and benefits; and overall engagement.

To see the official announcement from Florida Trend, click here

This award is the third this year for the Tampa Bay practice, who was also named one of the
best places to work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and a top workplace by the Tampa Bay Times.

Interested in working for our award-winning Tampa Bay team? Visit our Careers page.



July 14, 2016

Shannon Ciesluk, CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay Senior Manager, was announced as a 2016 Women to Watch Award Nominee. Created by The American Institute of CPAs, the 2016 Women to Watch Awards were presented by FICPA’s Chair of the Board during the Women’s Leadership Summit at the Mega CPE Conference last month.

Shannon was recognized as a nominee for her significant contributions to the accounting profession and the Tampa Bay community. Shannon provides consulting services in a variety of litigation and valuation areas and has been involved in hundreds of cases including family law matters, shareholder disputes, commercial and economic damages, and collaborative engagements. Shannon is active in the Next Generation Divorce Collaborative Group and the American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Shannon also heavily participates in activities at University of South Florida including recruiting, career fairs, Beta Alpha Psi events, scholarship banquets, and alumni receptions.  Additionally, she presents two to four times per year as either a guest speaker or guest instructor.

The Women to Watch Awards were created to recognize outstanding women in the accounting professions and are given in two categories, Established Leaders and Emerging Leaders. The awards, started in 2010, highlight the accomplishments of women in the profession, and demonstrate to emerging female leaders that success is not out of reach.

Congratulations to all award recipients and nominees. To see the full list, click here



June 28, 2016

The Tampa Bay Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Outstanding Directors Awards, celebrating the best of the boards, sponsored by CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay, Suntrust, and Foley & Lardner.

Award categories include the following:

  • Large Public Company Board
  • Small Public Company Board
  • Large Private Company Board
  • Small Private Company Board
  • Large Nonprofit Board
  • Small Nonprofit Board
  • Lifetime Achievement (individual)

“A board position can be one of the most powerful seats in business,” said Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director at CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay. “We are excited to honor those trusted leaders who work tirelessly to support their organizations and the Tampa Bay community.”

Nominations are now open until August 18, and the awards program is November 3. Fill out your nomination form here: http://bit.ly/267z9TO



April 12, 2016

For the 5th consecutive year, CBIZ & MHM Tampa Bay has been named one of the 2016 Top Workplaces by the Tampa Bay Times.  100 finalists in the Tampa Bay area were selected by Workplace Dynamics, an independent research firm.  To pick the Top Workplaces, Workplace Dynamics went straight to the experts — the employees.  The survey measured four metrics: the basics, organizational health, leadership, and engagement using a seven-point scale from Strongly Disagree through Neutral to Strongly Agree.

Here are just a couple of our employee comments:

  • “The leadership stands out as exceptional, which channels down into the team. The work is challenging and interesting.”
  • “Strong commitment to doing what is right and fair for everyone as well as making it a great place to work.”

“We are proud to be recognized for the 5th year in a row as a Top Workplace in the Tampa Bay area” says Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director. “Our ability to attract and retain top talent directly contributes to our consistent growth, profitability, and future leadership.”

To see the official announcement from the Tampa Bay Times, click here

This award is the second this year for the Tampa Bay practice, who was also named one of the best places to work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Interested in working for our award-winning Tampa Bay team? Visit our Careers page.





March 14, 2016

For the 11th consecutive year, CBIZ & MHM Tampa Bay has been named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.  Sixty finalists were selected by an independent research firm employing various research techniques to measure and manage employee engagement, loyalty and retention.  The employee survey measures engagement categories focusing on items including team effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, manager effectiveness, compensation and benefits.

Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director, commented, “We could not receive this honor without the amazing, talented and devoted CBIZ & MHM Tampa Bay employees.  We appreciate all their hard work and dedication. You cannot be the “Best” without the best – we truly have the best.”

As part of this year's nomination process and employee engagement surveys, CBIZ & MHM Tampa Bay was named a finalist in the category for biggest companies.  Scores and ranking will be announced at an awards ceremony at Topgolf Tampa on April 21st.

For more information about joining our award-winning Tampa Bay team, visit our Careers page.



February 24, 2016

CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s CFO of the Year event. The 2016 CFO finalists were invited to a VIP reception at the offices of Shumaker this month to recognize their accomplishment for being selected as an outstanding financial professional in the Tampa Bay area.

The awards luncheon revealed the results of this year’s CFO of the Year winners.  More than 400 people gathered to recognize these financial professionals for their exceptional performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.

Winners in each category were chosen from an independent panel of judges.  The winners in their respective categories are as follows:

Rob Taylor, CFO of Accuform Manufacturing Inc., was the 2016 overall CFO of the Year winner for his service within the financial sector.

CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay is proud to sponsor an event that honors such influential leaders in their various financial fields and wishes to extend a warm congratulations to all individuals selected to be part of the Class of 2016 CFO of the Year Finalists. 

To see a full list of the 2016 finalists, click here.



January 20, 2016

The 2016 CFO of the Year finalists were announced in the Tampa Bay Business Journal yesterday. CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay is proud to sponsor the CFO awards, which are designed to honor financial professionals in the Tampa Bay area for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.

The 2016 class of CFOs of the Year include the following:

Small Private Company:

  • Mardi Bessolo, Bessolo Design Group
  • Bobby Eggleston, RMC Real Estate Services
  • Dawn Hackney, Meridien Research Inc.
  • Tayra Paul, Laser Locators
  • Freddy Russian, AFLG Investments Private Equity

Medium Private Company:

  • Al Alvarez, Cigar City Brewing
  • Ashby Green, Kobie Marketing
  • Tim Hudson, CoreRx Inc.
  • Todd Kugler, Nationwide Title Clearing
  • Doug O'Dowd, Xcelience LLC
  • Rob Taylor, Accuform Manufacturing Inc.
  • Nancy Walsh, Stellar Partners Inc.

Large Private Company:

  • Raj Dani, AVI-SPL Inc.
  • Patrick Gramling, IRONMAN
  • Nirmal Patel, Benzer Pharmacy
  • Thomas Schmidt, Crown Automotive Group
  • Keith Senglaub, Feld Entertainment Inc.

Nonprofit/Government:

  • Susi Begazo-McGourty, The Housing Authority of the city of Tampa
  • J.P. DuBuque, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp.
  • Lynne Paul, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority
  • Maria Porto-Duarte, The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay
  • Mary Beth Rossi, David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

Public Company:

  • Tricia Fulton, Sun Hydraulics Corp.
  • Jack Laskowitz, Paradise Inc.
  • Cristian Melej, C1 Financial
  • Albert Narvades, Jagged Peak Inc.
This year’s CFO of the Year finalists will be honored at an awards luncheon at TPepin's Hospitality Centre on February 18. To meet this year’s CFO honorees, register for the awards event by clicking here. For more coverage on the 2016 CFO of the Year event, search #TBBJCFO on Twitter.