IBJ honors Top Financial Execs
If the CEO is a captain of industry, then the chief financial officer is the navigator, with one eye on the charts, another on the stars, and both hands on the steering wheel. In IBJ’s ninth annual CFO of the Year program, we recognize these first officers who plot the safest financial course and allow their firms to make waves.
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Indianpolis Symphony Orchestra
Hamilton joined the ISO as it was emerging from tough contract talks and has helped guide the not-for-profit to balanced budgets and a decreased reliance on endowment funds.
Robert B. Thomson
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Thomson has negotiated new usage agreements with airlines, boosting revenue $40 million over five years, and implemented a debt management program that has saved $50 million since 2013.
Indiana Limestone Co.
In 2014, while going through a bankruptcy, Indiana Limestone called in Howard to help with the turnaround, leading to revenue and earnings growth and new business relationships.
Since joining OrthoIndy in 2005, Gioia has guided it through a minefield of industry and regulatory changes and been instrumental in the opening of urgent care clinics, managing the group’s relationship with St. Vincent and growing the hospital.
Duke Realty Corp.
Denien has raised $2.1 billion in new capital in the last 18 months for Duke while retiring $830 million in bonds and leading a reduction in debt of more than $1.4 billion.