Morristown, NJ – June 8, 2016 – The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) announced that Gary Finkel, CFO of Alliant Technologies, has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious CFO Hall of Fame Award. The CFO Hall of Fame Award recognizes a current or former CFO who, over a period of time, in one company or several, has accomplished multiple achievements which have elevated them to a level of recognition amongst their peers. The award recipient will be announced at NJTC’s annual CFO Awards Breakfast on June 10, 2016 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, NJ.
Gary Finkel has been the Chief Financial Officer at Alliant Technologies since the company’s inception in 1998. Gary has grown Alliant from the ground up alongside CEO Bruce Flitcroft. Gary established the financial structure and business model for Alliant’s proprietary IT infrastructure utility, Continuous Infrastructure Service (CIS®). Gary has been instrumental in Alliant’s movement to transform the IT industry. He spearheaded the company’s breakthrough financing agreements, which allows Alliant to provide clients with dedicated IT infrastructure in a utility consumption model. In 2014, Gary led the development of Alliant’s partner company, Red Forge, which is responsible for the research and development of the intellectual property behind CIS®. Gary, working together with Alliant’s systems development team, created a tremendously well received, simplified IT utility billing experience for their customers.
Alliant’s President, Mike Funk, said, “It is a privilege and a pleasure to work with Gary. His drive, honor and intellect make him one of the finest CFO’s in the industry. Gary has been a critical force in Alliant’s transformation of the IT Infrastructure industry with the establishment of an innovative consumption economics business model that delivers flexibility and agility.”
Prior to Alliant, Gary was the CFO of Cybershop.com, where he directed their IPO. He also directed the IPO of AlphaNet solutions, as well as a follow-on stock offering. Gary’s career accomplishments in his past twenty years as a CFO are unprecedented in the tech industry, which is reason for his nomination.
As the pioneer IT infrastructure utility company, Alliant designs, deploys and manages global IT infrastructure for some of the most well-known brands in the world. We do this though our scalable IT infrastructure utility for enterprise Wide Area Network, Local Area Network, Unified Communications, Network Security and Data Center systems. Our IT utility, which is delivered globally through our US-based operations, enables customers to efficiently scale and meet the demands of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Digital Age. Alliant Technologies is unique in the industry in the way it provides simplicity and peace of mind, while lowering operating costs and risk for commercial enterprises, the public sector and regulated industries. Learn more at www.allianttech.com.
The NJ Tech Council, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is a private, nonprofit organization management company that provides business development, education, networking and recognition opportunities as well as advocacy for the state and region’s technology businesses. Founded in 1996, the NJ Tech Council continues to offer opportunities to learn, network and grow; recognize and promote member companies and their leadership; nurture the tech and STEM talent pipeline critical to growth; provide access to financing sources and additional resources; and advocate and support public policy which strengthens our ecosystem.
NJTC is supported by a number of sponsors, with its signature sponsor being PwC. Other sponsors include Cresa, PNC, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Optima Global Solutions Inc., RSM, and Merrill Corporation.