NVTC honors top D.C. area tech financiers, CFOs

Annual event recognizes achievement and excellence in Greater Washington region's technology community.

The Northern Virginia Technology Council announced Monday evening the winners of the 2012 Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards.

Now in its 16th year, the NVTC-produced awards are a joint endeavor of Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Chairmanship of the event rotates among the four accounting firms.

The annual event, which recognizes chief financial officers and financiers for achievement and excellence in promoting the development of the Greater Washington region's technology community, was held at the Ritz Carlton at Tysons Corner, Va.

This year’s winners and finalists are:

Financier of the Year

Winner: Don Rainey, Grotech Ventures


  • Jonathan Aberman, Amplifier Ventures
  • James Hunt The MITA Group and Blu Venture Investors
  • Tige Savage, Revolution Ventures
  • Tom Weithman, CIT GAP Funds

Emerging Growth CFO of the Year

Winner: Aaron Thompson, Contact Solutions


  • David Samuels, Bioscan
  • Usman Shakir, Berico Tehcnologies
  • Ann Thompson. Three Pillar Global
  • Melinda Warren, Vistronix

Private Company CFO of the Year:

Winner: Michael Avon, Millenial Media


  • Craig Adler, DLT Solutions
  • John Bax, LivingSocial
  • Doug Butler, Latisys
  • Rick Nadeau, SRA International

Public Company CFO of the Year:

Winner: Paul Lalljie, Neustar


  • Tom Mutryn, CACI
  • Brian Radecki, CoStar Group
  • Jim Tholen, BroadSoft

The Michael G. Devine Hall of Fame Award, which recognizes contributions to the Greater Washington region's technology business community during the course of a career, was presented to AOL co-founder and Revolution Chairman and CEO Steve Case.