NJTC 2012 CFO Awards Winners

New Jersey (June 10, 2012)

The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) 2012 CFO Awards were held on June 8, 2012 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Twp, NJ. Four awards were given by the NJTC, the premier membership trade organization in the region supporting technology companies. In addition, attendees at the CFO Awards Breakfast had the pleasure of listening to keynote speaker Ed Pliner, CFO & Partner of GeoPeak Energy.

This annual event recognizes the accomplishments of financial executives from New Jersey and the surrounding region’s diverse technology companies. The program offers awards in four categories: CFO of the Year, Financier of the Year, Deal of the Year and the Hall of Fame Award. The CFO of the Year award is presented to a Chief Financial Officer of a technology firm for outstanding contributions to his/her company’s performance and accomplishments from January 2011 until present. While the Financier of the Year award is presented to a venture capitalist, investment merchant or commercial banker who has contributed to the economic development of New Jersey’s technology community, including but not limited to the following: responsible for attracting new capital into New Jersey, invested in, or loaned capital to local technology companies, and recognized accomplishments in community education/leadership. The Deal of the Year award is presented to the CFO who successfully completed a merger, acquisition, buyout, buyback, or large round of funding during 2011 that resulted in increased revenues and growth for the company. Finally, The Hall of Fame Award is presented to a current or former CFO for multiple achievements over an extended period of time, in one company or several, that has elevated him/her to a level of recognition among community, peers, and others involved in the technology arena.

This year’s finalists were:
• CFO of the Year
Scott Coiante, CFO, Agile Therapeutics, Inc.
Jacob Eapen, VP Administration & CBO, Mercer County Community College
Anthony Vigorito, CFO, Billtrust
• Deal of the Year

Gary Deutsch, CFO, M5 Networks
Jim Smith, VP/CFO, Orchid Cellmark
Ilya Cantor, CFO, EPAM Systems, Inc.

• Financier of the Year

Robert Adams, Managing Partner, NextStage Capital
John Frankel, President & CEO, ff Venture Capital
Nate Lentz, General Partner, Osage Partners

• Hall of Fame

Robert Hemmer, CFO, Premier Healthcare Exchange
Larry Irving, CFO, Treasurer & Executive VP, Synchronoss
Hugh Regan, CFO, inTEST Corporation

And the winners were:

• CFO of the Year Award
Anthony Vigorito, CFO, Billtrust
• Deal of the Year Award
Ilya Cantor, CFO, EPAM Systems, Inc.
• Hall of Fame Award
Lawrence Irving, CFO, Treasurer & Executive VP, Synchronoss
• Financier of the Year Award
John Frankel, President & CEO, ff Venture Capital

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The New Jersey Technology Council provides business support, networking opportunities, information, advocacy and recognition of technology companies and their leaders. Founded in 1996, NJTC’s almost 1,000 member companies work together to support their own enterprises while advancing New Jersey’s status as a leading technology center in the United States.

Contact: Lmennitt@njtc.org

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