Northern Virginia Technology Council Announces Finalists for the 2020 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards

Finalists recognized for extraordinary achievement and excellence in promoting the development of the region's technology community.


HERNDON, Va. — April 22, 2020 — The Northern Virginia Technology Council is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards, which salutes both established chief financial officers and mid-career finance professionals for extraordinary achievement and excellence in promoting the development of the region's technology community.
“We had an exceptional group of nominees that our selection committee carefully considered. I am very excited about our slate of finalists who each in his/her own right has achieved a remarkable level of success,” said Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO of NVTC. “Given our current environment, the role of a CFO is even more essential. I commend all of them for their hard work and dedication to their companies.”

Winners in the following five categories will be announced at the 24th annual awards banquet in September at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. For the second year, NVTC has included a Rising Star Award to recognize the region’s next generation of emerging finance stars. The award will be given to a class of honorees, instead of a single individual.

“We were very impressed with the caliber of CFOs being considered this year. Our judges panel consisted of former CFO award winners who set the tone for this new wave of finalists. It comes as no surprise that the finalists selected for this year’s CFO Awards are some of the most dedicated and innovative business leaders in the area,” remarked Anthony Calderazzi, Technology Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young. Calderazzi is the chairman of this year's awards program.

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2020 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards Finalists

Emerging Growth CFO of the Year Finalists
John Hall, Notal Vision
Brian Holtmeier, Protenus
Yanek Korff, Expel
Hans Morris, ID Agent
Sourav Nayak, Arcadia

Private Company CFO of the Year Finalists
Kevin Cheetham, Custom Ink
Charles Colligan, Aledade
Bruce Crowell, SOS International
David Miller, Sonatype
Michael Pilon, Valiant Integrated Services

Public Company CFO of the Year Finalists
Judy Bjornaas, ManTech
Mitchell Chan, Viela Bio
John Kavanaugh, Perspecta
Elaine Marion, ePlus
Dawn Wilson, KLDiscovery

Financier of the Year Finalists
Jim Hunt, Lavrock Ventures
Marc Lederman, NewSpring Capital
Dan Mindus, NextGen Venture Partners
Devin Talbott, Enlightenment Capital

2020 Rising Star Class Honorees
Mahsa Dornajafi, IonQ
Kimberly Estes, The Knot Worldwide
John Georges, Ellucian
Joshua Lynch, Novetta
Mark Matheos, Appian
Justin Swietlik, Custom Ink


Kara Mauceri
Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
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About the Northern Virginia Technology Council

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As one of the largest technology councils in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 350,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; and the NVTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and other priorities within Virginia's technology community. Visit NVTC at