PFM CFO Robert Delany Named 2017 CFO of the Year by Philadelphia Business Journal

Philadelphia, PA - Robert Delany, PFM’s chief financial officer, will be honored next month by the Philadelphia Business Journal as 2017 CFO of the Year for the 17-county Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area.

“This honor ranks among the high points of my career, and another reason to feel blessed,” Mr. Delany, said. “It has been exciting to be part of a growth business.  PFM has dramatically increased its scale and reach to serve more clients and do more good.  Investing and building our business infrastructure allows us to deliver world-class service.” 

Delany holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and has been a part of PFM’s senior finance team for the past five years of an overall 30-year career.

“Rob has brought a level of discipline and corporate financial stewardship that is essential for PFM at this point in its evolution,” said PFM CEO John Bonow.  “In the financial services industry, we recognize the need to have a level of professionalism in auditing, tax and financial reporting to stay ahead of our competitors and to satisfy all regulators; Rob has helped to buoy PFM’s status as a leader.”

The CFO of the Year Award recognizes chief financial officers for business innovation and for their outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.  Accordingly, the award recognizes those CFO professionals who have:

  • Demonstrated a contribution to the company's growth and profitability through financial management.
  • Provided ideas and initiative which have strengthened the company's strategic market position. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to fiscal integrity and accountability in ways which strengthen the company's reputation. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to nonprofits and to the community.

“In addition to all of those attributes, Rob’s success as PFM’s CFO is also based on the good relationships he has built both internally among his colleagues and externally with lenders, auditors and other firms with which PFM works,” Bonow said. “His capabilities and accomplishments engender trust in PFM and that benefits our culture and our ability to invest in our business for the benefit of our clients.”

PFM, based in Philadelphia, is a national leading provider of independent financial and investment advisory services to state and local governments and not-for-profit institutions.

Delany said his near-term goal is to contribute to the sustainability of the company, noting that PFM employees do tough but important work for their clients. On a personal level, he wants to continue to positively affect the community and its people.  To that end, he serves on several boards including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

“I am interested in continuing to use my finance and business skills to positively impact the non-profit and public service sector.”

About PFM
At PFM, asset managers, financial advisors and consultants partner with clients to transform their world. We combine superior financial advice, disciplined management and ingenuity to build, power, move and educate.

PFM is the marketing name for a group of affiliated companies providing a range of services. All services are provided through separate agreements with each company. This material is for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide specific advice or a specific recommendation.

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