Finance & Investing Announces Top 25 CFOs of San Diego for 2023 (Finance & Investing)

Posted: Mar 29, 2023 in In the News

This article originally appeared in Finance & Investing on March 29, 2023.


Finance & Investing Announces Top 25 CFOs of San Diego for 2023

Finance and Investing is pleased to announce The Top 25 CFOs of San Diego for 2023. While the city is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches, and dazzling array of world-class attractions, it’s also recognized as a leading high-tech hub in the Pacific Coast. San Diego’s economy is propelled by a variety of industries in life sciences, communications, and software, with a collaborative culture and sophisticated support system that serves as an integral asset to the city. Many of our awardees play a pivotal role in the city’s diverse sectors, holding leading positions at companies such as Riot Games, Calendly, and Baker Electric.

Among this year’s awardees is Sally Baldridge, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Jazzercise. A portrayal of hard work and perseverance, she progressed her way from a temporary role in the company's mailroom to becoming a C-level executive over the span of 40 years. Chief Financial Officer David Forster's ten-year tenure at ChefWorks is also another illustration of dedication and success, as he helped to oversee the company's revenue increase from $28 million to an astonishing $105 million. Also awarded is Erik Sallee, Chief Financial Officer of Intuitive Machines, who recently led the company’s triumphant public offering on Nasdaq.

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 25 CFOs of San Diego for 2023.

Joydeep Goswami (Illumina), Leslie Levinson (San Diego State University Research Foundation), Mark Sottosanti (Riot Games), Bryan Eleazar (American Eye Associates), Brandon Zelones (Vistage Worldwide), David Forster (ChefWorks), Sally Baldridge (Jazzercise), Alex Mirnezam (American Council on Exercise), Doug Wright (Mission Federal Credit Union), Randy Steward (Quidel), Wayne Talleur (FFF Enterprises), Johnny Randel (StepStone Group), Tobin Sloane (Ware Malcomb), Beth Hougen (Ionis Pharmaceuticals), Kristin Caltrider (Inogen), Neil Thomas (Millennium Health), Doug Lindroth (Tealium), John McCauley (Calendly), Brian Miliate (Baker Electric), Briana Elvaiah (Cortica), Dino Quarante (CHE Behavioral Health Services), Erik Sallee (Intuitive Machines), Pras Murthy (Doctor Multimedia), Tom Compogiannis (Road Runner Sports), and Rebecca Chambers (Veracyte).

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