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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




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



May 24, 2016

100 participants wrapped up the CFO & Controller Conference May 11th at USF Health, CAMLS with a better understanding of the CFO’s role in mergers and acquisitions.

The morning kicked off with experts discussing buy-side, sell-side, and transaction advisory expectations of a CFO when dealing with mergers and acquisitions. For a full lineup of speakers, click here.

The program closed with a panel of local CFOs discussing best practices in mergers and acquisitions. This panel included Andy Demott of Superior Uniform Group, Doug O’Dowd of Xcelience, Steve Torres of Vology, and Kris Wiebeck of Baldwin Risk Partners. This session was moderated by Dave Enick, Managing Director of CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay. Margie Manning, Finance Editor of the Tampa Bay Business Journal, covered the panel and perspectives from each of the CFO’s on what it’s like to buy a company, what it’s like to be acquired and how to prepare for being on either side of a deal. To read the full article, click here.

For more information regarding this Conference, search #CFOConf on Twitter.



April 19, 2016

More than 10,000 women came together across the nation for Bizwomen’s third annual Mentoring Monday event this year.  CBIZ MHM is proud to be a national sponsor.  The Tampa Bay event, hosted by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, took place at Metropolitan Ministries on April 4, 2016.

In Tampa Bay alone, more than 150 women participated in brief 7-minute one-on-one conversations with C-Suite executives of public, private and not for profit organizations in the Tampa Bay area.  To see the full list of mentors, click here.

Dana Burton, Senior Manager, was one of 42 female mentors participating in the event.  Dana provides audit, review, and compilation services.  Dana is also passionate about her involvement with USF.  Since 2007, she has been a Board Member of the USF Accounting Circle, whose mission is to enhance student professional development and promote student and faculty success through opportunities that engage the Tampa Bay Area.  Dana participates in student mock interviews, student mentoring, event coordination for students, alumni and the Tampa Bay business community, and guest speaking to classes. 

For more coverage of the event visit our @CBIZTampaBay Twitter page or search #MentoringMonday on Twitter.




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.



October 23, 2015

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 2015 Outstanding Directors Awards. The inaugural event recognizes five boards and nine individual board members for their work in helping their organizations thrive.

There are many qualities board members must possess as their responsibilities and accountability increase. “One key trait is integrity, which is vital to keep boards strong. In addition to integrity, directors need to be visionaries.” said Bill Tapp, Senior Managing Director at CBIZ MHM Tampa Bay.

Join us in honoring Tampa Bay’s 2015 Outstanding Directors at their awards luncheon on November 19th. For more information on registration, contact TBBJ Event Manager Briana Sellers at bsellers@bizjournals.com.  

The full list of honorees was announced October 22nd on the Tampa Bay Business Journal website. Here are the Outstanding Directors for 2015:

  • Public company board: Sunshine Bancorp Inc.
  • Public company director — under $1 billion: Hilliard Eure III, MarineMax Inc.
  • Public company director — over $1 billion: Charles Adair, Tech Data Corp.
  • Private company board: Freedom Bank of America
  • Nonprofit board, small: Tampa Bay Technology Forum
  • Nonprofit board, medium: National Forensic Science Technology Center
  • Nonprofit board, large: Lutheran Services Florida Inc.
  • Nonprofit company director, small: Susan Boyd, Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay Inc.
  • Nonprofit company director, medium: Frank Capitano, Pediatric Cancer Foundation
  • Nonprofit company director, large: Theron TD Hawkins, Achieva Credit Union
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Claudia Straw, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay Inc.
  • CBIZ MHM Audit Committee Chair Award: Graham Savage, Cott Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank Outstanding Director Award: Vera Muzzillo, Proforma
  • Foley & Lardner Director of the Year Award: Allan S. Martin, Atlantic Merchant Capital Investors