Five9 CFO, Barry Zwarenstein, Wins 2019 CFO of the Year Award
Please join us in congratulating Barry Zwarenstein for being named the 2019 Bay Area CFO of the Year for the small to medium public company category!
The Bay Area CFO of the Year awards are brought to you by Larkin Street Youth Services. All proceeds from the event benefit Larkin Street’s work to prevent and end youth homelessness. This year’s awards raised over $500,000 to provide housing, education and employment programs.
“Barry is a top-notch public company CFO, who takes integrity to a whole new level and has earned the utmost respect and trust across the organization and investor community,” said Bryan Lee, Five9 Vice President FP and A. “In addition, his insatiable curiosity and strategic understanding of the business is a key differentiator as demonstrated recently by his ability to step in as Five9’s interim CEO and lead the company to new heights.”
As Five9 CFO, Barry has crafted his professional philosophy on 3 pillars:
Barry views the CFO as a business advocate rather than a corporate policeman in a company. He achieves this by taking a broad view of the role and gaining a strategic understanding of the business. He creates a trusted advisor relationship with the CEO, the management team and the business units, all while maintaining financial and control discipline.
Leading By Example
He strives to lead, mentor and coach an ethical, culturally aware financial team - which has a strong business partnering mind-set and is driven by desire for continuous improvement. The Five9 Finance function is deeply respected within the company for its service orientation, for the accuracy and timeliness of operational and financial metrics and for the quality of its analyses.
Barry meets the needs of the investor community by executing its growth and margin expansion strategy. By providing clear and transparent communications, Five9 has cultivated institutional ownership by premiere mutual funds and other leading investors.
Congratulations, Barry! We look forward to celebrating your success for many years to come!
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