June 8 Westin Princeton

CFO + Investor

CFO + Investor

Awards

About

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The New Jersey Tech Council is pleased to announce the 2018 CFO Awards, an annual event recognizing the accomplishments of financial executives from our region’s diverse tech and life sciences communities. The Council is pleased to honor and celebrate the outstanding contributions of these leading CFOs/Investors.

Following the keynote, the program will present awards in four categories: CFO of the Year, Financier of the Year, Deal of Year and the Caren Franzini Hall of Fame Award. Join us for breakfast to meet and celebrate these distinguished leaders.

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 7:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

 8:30 AM

Welcome

James Barrood, CEO, NJ Tech Council
 8:40 AM

Keynote

Monica C. Smith, Founder and CEO, Marketsmith, Inc.
 9:10 AM

Awards presentation

HONOREES

CFO OF THE YEAR

David Pearson, Vonage
Neil Glasser, MJH Associates, Inc.
Salil Ravindran, Marlabs
Andrew Astor, Nephros

FINANCIER OF THE YEAR

Tom Wisniewski, Dan Borok, Newark Venture Partners
Michael Wiley, Foundation Venture Capital Group
Bert Navarrete, Beta Bridge/Tigerlabs

DEAL OF THE YEAR

James Mastakas, Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Flint Lane, Billtrust
Ray Cardonne, Velosio

CAREN FRANZINI HALL OF FAME

Dave Huber, Horizon BCBS-NJ
Tom Siegert, IEEE
Kent Herring, OSG Billing Services

 9:45 AM

Conclusion

Speakers

Monica C. Smith

Founder & CEO of Marketsmith, Inc

A visionary entrepreneur with a passion for data and a never-say-die attitude, Monica has achieved an unprecedented level of success at launching start-ups and turning them into industry standard-bearers. Monica founded Marketsmith, Inc. in 1999, and the agency is now a leader in data-driven direct marketing strategy. Marketsmith, Inc. was ranked by Inc. Magazine as the No. 1 woman-led company in the New York metropolitan area and No. 5 nationwide. In August 2015, Marketsmith, Inc. was ranked No. 97 in the Inc. 5000. The company saw a 38 percent increase in employee growth from 2016 to 2017. Today, the workforce is 54 percent women, 34 percent millennial, and 25 percent minority. Recognizing that her agency and its clients needed a faster, more efficient way to churn and analyze vast amounts of data, Monica created i.Predictus in 2011. The predictive analytics-based platform can predict sales with over 90 percent accuracy and is the definitive leader in marketing and media automation. With the company’s unique I.P.Q. Approach, designed to learn, build trust, and enrich relationships with transparency – clients are viewed as partners. i.Predictus also offers a predictive marketing analytics tool that includes innovative products such as the JULES Marketing Mix Attribution Modeling Tool, which predicts future sales with 93 percent accuracy; Marketing IT Services; Advanced Digital Analytics; and Marketing Analytics. In 2015, Monica purchased Brushfire, an industry-leading creative agency. With Creative, Analytics, Media, and Database Management, Marketsmith, Inc. allows for unfettered collaboration and innovation, leading the company to become one of the fastest-growing woman-owned agencies in the country. For three straight years, Monica has driven over $1.5 billion in retail sales annually. She is responsible for the management of $200 million of media spend annually (about 10 percent of all DRTV inventory) and is one of only a few women who have successfully raised capital in the tech arena. Marketsmith, Inc. has an average client tenure of 7.5 years compared to the industry average of 2.5. Such success has led to Monica being named to the New Jersey Tech Council Board of Directors. She was named to the NJBIZ Power 100 list three years in a row, was named one of the most powerful people by New Jersey Business magazine, and was a finalist for 2014’s Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Monica’s agencies have also been recognized for their excellence. In 2014, Marketsmith, Inc. was named the Impact Company of the Year by the New Jersey Tech Council. The agency also earned distinction from NJBIZ in 2017 as one of the “Best Places to Work” and one of the “Coolest Offices” in New Jersey. In addition to building world-class companies, Monica has an unparalleled desire to make a real difference in the world, which has led to the creation of charitable initiatives to which she and her team are passionately committed. One More Smith, a 501(c)(3) that is a permanent home and sanctuary for hard-to-place animals, many with disabilities, has housed thousands since its inception in 2004. Bring Dinner Home, an annual Thanksgiving event, provides nutritious holiday dinners for hundreds of impoverished families of school children at the Camden Street Elementary School in Newark. Monica and her team also provide the families with warm coats, books, and grocery store gift cards. “I believe those of us who have found success owe it to this world to make it a better place,” Monica says. “This is my mission – to end hunger for the children in our state and to ensure that the obstacles to learning are removed. Every child deserves to be fed, safe, and educated. It is that simple.” Monica’s unflagging commitment to helping others has become part of Marketsmith’s culture. Her company’s devotion to philanthropy has attracted talented marketers, data scientists, account managers, and creatives who share her desire to give back to the world. Monica’s efforts, and her unique company, have been recognized this year with the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award for Corporate Leadership, for achievements in measurable community impact and outstanding acts of public service. It’s obvious to anyone who has ever met Monica. She simply will not rest. There will always be new businesses to start and lives to be improved

David Pearson

CFO, Vonage

Dave Pearson joined Vonage as Chief Financial Officer in 2013 and oversees the Finance, Investor Relations and Consumer segment organizations. Prior to joining Vonage, Mr. Pearson spent 19 years as a banker in Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. Over the last four years, Vonage has transformed from a residential home phone service company into a software technology company and a leader in business cloud communications. Vonage’s transformation began through a strategic pivot initiated by Mr. Pearson in 2013 that resulted in six acquisitions of business communications companies and subsequent organic growth to position Vonage as one of the fastest growing companies in cloud communications for business. Under Mr. Pearson’s financial leadership, Vonage executed multiple debt refinancings and the stock price has quadrupled. Mr. Pearson holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an AB from Brown University. He resides with his family in Rumson, NJ. [The Pearson family is active in the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County.]

Neil Glasser

CFO, MJH Associates

Neil Glasser joined MJH Associates as Chief Financial Officer in 2011. He is responsible for the financial management of the company, all M&A activity, legal affairs and circulation of the company’s publications. During his tenure he has led the acquisition of, including Physicians’ Education Resource, CURE Media Group, The Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium and most recently the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference. Prior to joining MJH, Neil was VP Finance for Sterling Publishing Co. a wholly owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble. At Sterling, he oversaw all finance operations for B&N’s publishing division, which represented over $200 million in retail sales. Previously, he was VP Finance at UniTeller Financial Services, Inc., an innovations leader in the money transfer business. He guided the company through a successful sale to Grupo Financiero BaNorte, a Forbes Global 2000 company, with more than $30 billion in assets under management. Earlier in his career, Neil worked as Director of Finance for WinStar Communications, as well as having been an options trader on the floor of the Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa Exchange, where he served as a market maker in coffee and sugar options. Neil received a 2017 Innovation Award from CFO Studios for his work at MJH. Neil is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University.

Andrew Astor

CFO, Nephros

Andy Astor is a technology and business executive with over 30 years of financial and operating experience. He joined Nephros in early 2017, focusing primarily on strengthening the firm’s balance sheet and building operational excellence. Prior to Nephros, Mr. Astor was President and CFO at Open Source Consulting Group, recently acquired by Amazon Web Services. Previously, he was Managing Director at Synechron, a global consulting organization. From 2009 to 2013, Andy led large technology groups as VP at Asurion. Mr. Astor co-founded the software company EnterpriseDB, serving as its CEO from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Astor was VP Solutions at webMethods (ETR: SOW) from 2002 to 2004, and VP Transactional Products at Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) from 1998 to 2001. Prior to 1998, Mr. Astor held various roles at American Management Systems, SHL/MCI Systemhouse, and E&Y. Mr. Astor received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Clark University, and his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Salil Ravindran

CFO, Marlabs

Salil Ravindran is the Chief Financial Officer of Marlabs Inc. and responsible for entire finance and accounting, M&A, administration, internal IT and applications for Marlabs globally. Salil is also a member of the Board of financial inclusion firm, FIA Technology Services. Salil is a Chartered Accountant with two decades of finance transformational experience with emphasis on business partnership and value creation. Before joining Marlabs, he was the Vice President Finance at Capgemini. Prior to Capgemini, Salil was the Head of M&A, Planning and Corporate Finance at iGATE, part of the core team that enhanced the value of IGATE from $250million to $4 billion in 12 years. Notably, he has led one of the most successful cross-border M&A deals in the IT industry - acquisition of Patni Computer Systems by IGATE Corp for $1.5 billion. He has also set up the Investor Relations function for iGATE in the US.

James Mastakas

CFO, Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Jim joined Amneal as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2015, where he is responsible for all global accounting and finance functions, including financing activities, strategic planning, KPI’s , budgeting and forecasting and business support. He was instrumental in closing a deal with Impax valued at approximately $7 billion in May 2018. Prior to Amneal served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CorePharma and Tower Holdings, Inc. where he helped to successfully sell the company for $700 million.Prior to CorePharma, Jim was CFO of Eagle Pharmaceuticals and CFO for North American at Sandoz, the generic arm of Novartis. In addition, Jim held various leadership positions in finance and corporate accounting at Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Ernst & Young. Jim has 21 years of experience in the pharmaceuticals industry including 15 in the generics sector. Holds B.S. degree in accounting from Bentley University and has a CPA certification.

Flint Lane

Founder & CEO, Billtrust

Flint Lane is the Founder and CEO of Billtrust, the leader in Payment Cycle Management. Flint has set the strategic direction of the company since its founding in 2001. Under his leadership, the company has enjoyed significant growth providing invoice-to-cash services to companies throughout North America. Billtrust has earned numerous awards including Inc. 5000 for eleven consecutive years. Flint has been named as one of the 25 Most Influential Financial Operations Professionals by the Institute of Financial Operations (IFO) and also has been recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year. He has also been awarded the 2017 Technology CEO of the Year by the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies. Flint currently serves on the board of Livegenic and is an active angel investor. Flint has been a volunteer big brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County for the last 12 years. Flint received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Tom Wisniewski

Managing Partner, Newark Venture Partners

Tom Wisniewski is a Managing Partner of Newark Venture Partners (NVP), a $45M venture capital fund based in Newark NJ focused on Seed/Series-A investments in B2B software start-ups. NVP leverages the resources of its fund investors--Audible, Amazon, Prudential, D&B, among others-- to help scale its portfolio investments. NVP invests both directly into Seed/Series A rounds, and via the NVP Labs Program, all based in its state-of-the-art co-working space co-located with Audible in downtown Newark. www.newark.vc. Tom’s professional career began as a software engineer at Morgan Stanley, followed by several years in investment banking (1987 to 1991). After business school, Tom joined a start-up management consulting firm, the Mitchell Madison Group, that was a spin off from McKinsey. At MMG, he focused on the intersection of Strategy/Operations/IT for financial services, tech, private equity/VC clients (1993 to 2000). The firm grew from start-up to over 1000 professionals and 15 offices and was sold to USWeb/CKS in early 2000. Following MMG, Tom joined Walker Digital, an internet incubator run by Jay Walker, founder of Priceline. During much of the next decade, he advised VC and PE firms on portfolio company turn-arounds, and evaluating new investments. On two occasions, Tom joined the management team of the companies he was serving, to lead turn-arounds and major company expansions. In addition to NVP, Tom is a Partner of RosePaul Investments, his family office, which has a portfolio of 30 seed stage tech investments as well as 12 VC fund investments. He is a board director of New York Angels, a seed investment group and a frequent speaker at tech- start-up events. He holds a BA in Physics and Philosophy from Clark University, and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.

Dan Borok

Newark Venture Partners

Dan has more than 15 years of venture capital and technology experience, having worked at Google and Millennium Technology Value Partners. He has led or co-led investments in BigCommerce, Envivio (IPO), Glamsquad, Janrain, MarkLogic, SugarCRM, Tremor Video (IPO), Watchdox (Acquired by BlackBerry), Yodle (Acquired by Web.com), and worked on many other investments. Dan has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from University of Vermont.

Ray Cardonne

CFO, Velosio

Ray has more than 15 years of experience as CFO of both public and private companies, and his MBA and technical background provide creativity and financial discipline combined with corporate development expertise to execute on strategies for growth-minded companies. Ray is currently the CFO of SBS Group and, after the strategic combination with Socius to form Velosio, also leads Velosio’s integration and strategic initiatives efforts. Prior to joining SBS, Ray served as the CFO of DLB Associates, a privately held MEP & Technology consulting engineering firm, from 2010 to 2016. Before joining DLB, Ray served as the CFO and Treasurer of publicly traded BCI, a leading provider of installation, construction and site acquisition services to the wireless industry, from 2007 until its merger in 2010 with Unitek USA. Prior to joining BCI, Ray served as the CFO and Treasurer of Refac, a then AMEX-listed company, from 2000 until 2007. Ray was previously a VP at Technology Management & Funding, L.P., and held positions at NEPA Venture Funds, an early-stage venture capital firm, the Lehigh Small Business Development Center and Ford Electronics (now Visteon). In addition to his MBA, Ray earned a BS and MS in Mechanical and System Engineering, respectively from Lehigh University.

Michael Wiley

VP, Foundation Venture Capital Group

Michael Wiley is the Vice President of the Foundation Venture Capital Group (a New Jersey Health Foundation Affiliate), where he assists early-stage healthcare related technology companies by providing funding and assisting with the various strategic, operational and back office management issues associated with developing and growing early-stage healthcare oriented companies. Prior to joining the New Jersey Health Foundation and the Foundation Venture Capital Group, Mr. Wiley’s experience included: business development, new venture financing, program/product development, commercial contracting, and intellectual property/technology licensing for organizations such as the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (Edison Innovation Fund), Avaya, Rutgers University’s Office of Corporate Liaison and Technology Transfer, and Lucent Technologies. Mr. Wiley has earned B.A., M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from West Virginia University.

Bert Navarrete

Managing Partner, Beta Bridge / Tigerlabs

Bert Navarrete is the founding and Managing Partner of Beta Bridge Capital, an early staged VC fund focused on emerging ecosystems. Bert is also the founder and Executive Chairman of Tigerlabs. Founded in 2011, Tigerlabs is an early staged software entrepreneurship center that provides full service investments and administrative support to digital health, education technology, financial technology, and software as a service companies. Across 4 funds, Bert has executed over 50 seed staged investments that are collectively valued over $250M. Tigerlabs also happily supports over 120 entrepreneurs in a state of the art co-working space in downtown Princeton. Prior to Tigerlabs, Bert was a Co-Founder at a startup that built interactive sports applications for Connected TVs and second screen devices. Previously, Bert was responsible for M&A and venture investments at Internet Capital Group (ICG). Bert has made investment companies across a variety of technology sectors and stages and has had broad operational and investment management responsibilities. Prior to ICG, Bert was an Investment Partner at Mitsui & Co., where he led Mitsui’s New York Technology Investment Group. While at Mitsui, Bert was responsible for managing and executing venture and private equity investments and oversaw the group’s overall investment strategy. Previously, Bert was VP of Technology Strategy and Business Development at Merrill Lynch Technology and also managed a strategic venture fund consisting of investments in the internet, media, and mobile sectors. Across his career, Bert's portfolio companies have achieved over $1B in total market value including 3 public offerings and 8 Mergers and Acquisitions. He received his Bachelors degree from Harvard University and resides in Princeton with his wife and 4 children. Side note, he's a adventure junky - having amassed close to 4,000 skydives as a sponsored extreme athlete.

Dave Huber

CFO, Horizon BCBS-NJ

Dave Huber is a people-oriented financial executive and the CFO of New Jersey’s largest health insurer. As a member of the executive leadership team, he oversees the financial operations associated with Horizon’s $13 Billion in revenues. He’s Executive Sponsor of Horizon’s Latin American affinity group and was recognized as NJBIZ CFO of the Year in 2014 and as one of the Top CEOs/CFOs by South Jersey Biz in 2018. Huber joined Horizon in 2002 as Vice President of Finance and was promoted to CFO in 2012. He was previously a Partner at Arthur Andersen. Huber serves as Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. He served on the board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and as Past President of Financial Executives International. Huber is a graduate of Lehigh University.

Tom Siegert

CFO, IEEE

Tom Siegert joined IEEE as CFO in 2010. Tom supports the company’s Finance, Audit, Employee Benefits & Compensation, and Investment Committees. Tom began his career in 1980 with Midlantic National Bank, cultivating customer relationships with firms domiciled or doing business in Asia. He led a team that established the Midlantic Hong Kong Deposit Taking Company and money market trading activity. In 1984, Tom moved to the advertising giant Interpublic Group of Companies, where he developed international treasury management systems and foreign exchange trading activities. Tom joined Wyeth in 1992 and established its capital markets and derivatives risk management program and last served as Assistant Treasurer – International, responsible for its Irish in-house bank ($4 billion in assets). Tom earned a B.A. in Economics from Boston College, and an M.B.A. from Pace University. Tom is a licensed NJ CPA and has taught accounting and finance at Villanova University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Kent Herring

CFO, OSG Billing Services

Kent Herring joined OSG Billing Services (OSG) as Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and oversees the Finance, HR, IT Infrastructure, Legal and Risk Management functions. Prior to joining OSG, Mr. Herring spent 22 years in multiple finance and business leadership roles within various healthcare services companies including Laboratory Corporation of America. Over the last ten years, OSG has been transformed from an outsourced provider of print and mail billing services to an integration critical customer communications company offering a full suite of integrated electronic communication and payment solutions. In 2013, under Mr. Herring’s financial leadership, OSG had completed a management led buyout of the OSG founders through a leveraged ESOP structure and through the support of its lender, completed six add on acquisitions over the following three years to expand OSG’s product offerings and to create greater financial scale. More recently, after a successful private equity capital raise in 2017 and debt refinancing in early 2018, OSG has completed six additional acquisitions and has grown to more than 10 times the size it was when Mr. Herring started with the company. Mr. Herring holds an Accounting degree from Villanova University. He resides with his wife in Lincroft, NJ and has two grown children.

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