Executive recognized for financial leadership, outstanding performance and service to the community
WOODINVILLE, Wash. – March 28, 2016 — Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (BDA), the nation’s premier Merchandise Agency™, serving more than half the Fortune 50, today announced that its chief financial officer, Jared Collinge, has been named 2016 CFO of the Year in the large private company category by Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ).
The CFO of the Year Awards are presented to financial professionals in Washington state for outstanding performance. Selections are given to individuals exemplifying leadership, protecting the company’s bottom line and serving the community, according to PSBJ. A panel of judges reviews each nomination and selects seven individuals from the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
“Jared has been an integral part of the accelerated growth at BDA this past year,” said Jay Deutsch, CEO and co-founder of BDA. “His executive leadership, financial discipline and spirited focus on continuous improvement sets him apart from his peers.”
In 2015, Collinge inspired improvements to financial reporting at BDA and generated a long-range outlook with a focus on financial planning, data analysis and strategy development. In addition, he assembled a team of experts and fostered sustainability to a very complex business process.
“I’m humbled and honored to accept this award as an acknowledgement to all the great work accomplished by the team at BDA,” said Collinge. “I’m grateful for my incredible finance team, collaborative business partners and for the opportunity to work at the best, and only merchandise agency in the world. I look forward to increasing profitability and continuing to support our unrivaled client list of Fortune 500 brands.”
Collinge received his award along with six other Puget Sound region CFO’s Thursday evening, March 10 at the Westin Hotel in Bellevue, Wash. For more information about the Puget Sound Business Journal's 2016 CFO of the Year Awards, please visit bizjournals.com.
Read the CFO of the Year Q&A between PSBJ and Jared Collinge.
Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (BDA), the nation's first and largest Merchandise
Agency™ established in 1984, provides promotional marketing services and customized branded merchandise to Fortune 500 enterprises, major sports leagues and global entertainment holding companies. The company is celebrating 30+ years of business with such high-profile brands as Coca-Cola, FedEx, Ford, GE, Kellogg’s, Michelin and Starbucks. Clients come to BDA to extend their reach through custom branded merchandise campaigns, integrated eCommerce marketing and sports and entertainment sponsorship activation. For more information on the power of merchandise visit www.bdainc.com.
Associate Marketing Manager, BDA