Atlanta Business News - Local Atlanta News | Atlanta Business Chronicle

    Nonprofit, Government, Education Finalist: Jones helped guide the YMCA through Covid-19 and other 2019 transitions
    Chief Financial Officer Nedra Jones has overseen the financial stewardship of the YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta through a year of change and transition, as well as contributed to its guidance through the Covid-19 crisis. In 2019, the association put down roots on Atlanta?s Westside with the completion and move-in of its new Leadership and Learning Center. Within a few months into 2020, the YMCA, like many other organizations, shut down to attempt to slow the spread of the potentially deadly coronavirus.?

    Nonprofit, Government, Education Finalist: Shoaf wore many hats beyond CFO in spearheading new food bank HQ
    Debra Shoaf was instrumental in the process of Atlanta Community Food Bank obtaining, building and moving into its new headquarters facility in East Point, including securing one of the largest New Markets Tax Credit deals in the country. As chief financial officer of Atlanta Community Food Bank, Shoaf oversees the finance, facilities and asset protection departments. The food bank distributed 71.7 million pounds of food and grocery products in fiscal year 2018-2019, including 22% fresh produce.?

    Small Private Company Finalist: Wise cuts costs and paid off debt, allowing GrassRoots to expand by franchise
    Chief financial officer in family-owned GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care since 2015, Sharon Wise is credited with getting the company out of debt and back in the black financially. Wise?s guidance helped position the company to begin franchising the business in 2019, said Josh Wise, CEO and son of Sharon Wise. Sharon Wise is a finalist for the Small Private Company of the Year award in Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2020 CFO of the Year Awards in partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth?

    Small Private Company Finalist: Ratliff?s financial stewardship gives Scott Contracting president peace of mind
    As chief financial officer of Suwanee-based general contractor Scott Contracting LLC, William Ratliff is responsible for managing the financial, human resources, information technology and administrative functions of the company. Ratliff, who is also a partner in the company, has overseen Scott Contracting?s growth from inception in February 2003 as a company with just under $4 million in revenues to a company with 60 full-time employees as of February 2020 and 2019 revenues of $49.5 million. Ratliff?

    Medium Private Company Finalist: Gold helped grow SaleLoft?s capital availability by more than 3x
    Revenue has increased at sales engagement software company SalesLoft by 138% since Chad Gold joined as chief financial officer in 2018. He led the company?s $70 million Series D fundraising round in April 2019 and extended and amended SalesLoft?s revolving credit facility, which together increased the company?s capital availability by more than three times, a spokeswoman said. Gold is a finalist?

    Medium Private Company Finalist: Morris Manning & Martin has thrived under Schnetzer?s financial stewardship
    Morris, Manning & Martin LLP?s ability to grow from a single office with fewer than 40 lawyers to four locations across the Southeast and more than 200 attorneys was grounded in stable finances overseen by Jane Schnetzer. MMM?s chief financial officer and executive director since May 1993, Schnetzer has not only helped the firm achieve profitable growth but oversees virtually every aspect of its finances and sits on the executive, management and compensation committees. MMM today is one of?

    Large Private Company Finalist: Weissman helped position Real Floors for growth across Southeast
    As chief financial officer of Real Floors Inc., Jack Weissman has overseen its growth including a significant acquisition and three shareholder buyouts. Marietta-based Real Floors, which provides flooring for multifamily homes, has expanded from one location to 15 in six states throughout the Southeast, including Macon and Columbus in Georgia. Founded in 1987, it now has more than 400 people serving property managers across the region. Weissman joined Real Floors as CFO in 1994 and protected?

    Large Private Company Finalist: Genser helped Iconex add manufacturing capacity through acquisitions
    Iconex LLC has seen year-over-year revenue increase 19% and profits rise more than 17% in its first three years, thanks to three acquisitions, two divestitures and a refinancing, all led by Chief Financial Officer Ira Genser. Iconex is the result of Atlas Holdings? purchase of NCR Corp.?s Interactive Printer Solutions Business in 2016. It provides more than 10,000 receipt and label products for the retail and wholesale trade, manufacturing, banks and credit unions, food and beverage establishments?

    Public Company Finalist: Evans has achieved stellar results at Southern Co.
    As Southern Co. executive vice president and chief financial officer, Andrew W. (Drew) Evans is responsible for the accounting, finance, business development, investor relations, treasury and information technology functions of one of America's largest public utilities. In 2019, Evans' first full year as CFO, Southern exceeded all its financial goals and created significant shareholder returns, including a 45% increase in share price and a $22 billion increase in market capitalization. It made $2.6?

    ?A Servant?s Heart:? Brackett serves church, Cub Scouts, community theater after guiding ACE?s finances
    Growing up in Rex, Joshua Brackett had a sterling example of how to be a community servant in his grandfather, who in those days managed the Beaudry Ford dealership in downtown Atlanta. ?Getting involved was something my grandfather always did, from being a church leader to being active in different community organizations,? Brackett said. ?It?s something I grew up with and why I believe community involvement is good.? Brackett is the Community Service honoree in Atlanta Business Chronicle's?