Byron Pollitt, CFO, Visa Inc., Receives Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award
Pollitt to Be Honored at the Eighth Annual Bay Area CFO of the Year
Awards Benefiting Larkin Street Youth Services
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/15/13 -- The Independent
Selection Panel of the Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards announced
today Byron Pollitt, Chief Financial Officer of Visa Inc., as the
recipient of the Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award for 2013.
Pollitt, along with the finalists and winners in the six other CFO
award categories, will be honored at the Eighth Annual Bay Area CFO
of the Year Awards event on June 5, 2013 at the Westin St. Francis
Hotel in San Francisco.
This annual sold-out awards dinner is attended by over 550 prominent
Bay Area business executives. All proceeds benefit homeless and
at-risk youth, ages 12-24, served by San Francisco's Larkin Street
Youth Services, the leading nonprofit that provides housing,
education, job assistance, medical and social services.
Pollitt is being recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for a
career that has included important contributions at Visa, Gap, and
Walt Disney. During his tenure at Visa, six companies were merged to
create the present day Visa, and the company completed the
then-largest IPO in U.S. history. Visa's stock price has risen over
250% since it debuted. In his role as CFO, Pollitt was named Bay Area
CFO of the Year in the Transformation Category in 2009; ranked five
times by Institutional Investor as a Top CFO and voted Best CFO for
both Specialty Retail in 2005 and Consumer Finance in 2010 and 2013;
and selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the S&P 500's Best
CFOs in 2012.
"You are measured by the company you keep," said Pollitt. "It is
truly an honor to join the ranks of such a distinguished group of
Lifetime Achievement Award winners, and to do so at an event that
celebrates and financially supports the important role Larkin Street
Youth Services plays in the young lives of so many in our Bay Area
Past recipients of the Hall of Fame - Lifetime Achievement Award are
Sharon McCollam, Williams-Sonoma; Larry Carter, Cisco Systems; Robert
Wayman, Hewlett-Packard; Peter Darbee, PG&E; Andy Bryant, Intel; Jeff
Henley, Oracle; and Lou Lavigne, Genentech.
Finalists for the Bay Area CFO of the Year will be announced in April
and the winners will be announced at the dinner and awards ceremony
on June 5, 2013. Finalists and winners will be chosen by a blue
ribbon independent Selection Panel comprised of business and academic
leaders including: Larry Carter, retired CFO, Cisco Systems; Alison
Davis, Audit Committee Chair, LECG, Gamefly, Xoom, SilkRoad
Technologies, and Inter Act 911; Mary Huss, Publisher, San Francisco
Business Times; Sharon McCollam, CFO, Best Buy; Richard Rosenberg,
retired CEO, Bank of America.
About The Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards
Now in its eighth year,
The Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards event is a partnership between
the San Francisco Business Times and Larkin Street Youth Services.
The event has raised over $2.75 million, since the inaugural event in
2006, to benefit Larkin Street Youth Services and the homeless youth
they serve. Title Sponsor for the 2013 Bay Area CFO of the Year
Awards is Deloitte. www.cfoawards.org
About Larkin Street Youth Services
San Francisco's Larkin Street
Youth Services is an internationally recognized leader in providing
effective housing, education, employment and health services to
at-risk, homeless and runaway youth. Larkin Street reaches youth ages
12 - 24 through 15 locations and 25 programs. Three out of four youth
who complete the organization's comprehensive programs exit street
life. For more information, please visit www.larkinstreetyouth.org.
Learn more and follow us online: Facebook, @LarkinStreet, and YouTube
(415) 673.0911 ext. 305
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