Stacy Magill, Ghilotti Construction Company

Steven Harrison, TriVascular, Inc.

Chris Cook, Bank of Marin

Robert J. Aldridge, St. Francis Winery

Tyler Comstock, Jackson Family Enterprises

Michael Wright, Wright Contracting

Mark Smithers, Trinchero Family Estates

Mkulima “M” Britt, Clover Stornetta

David Proctor, Friedman’s Home Improvement

Sherry Maloney, WRA, Inc.

David Cox, Marin General Hospital

Alan Feinne, Canine Companions for IndependenceChief financial officers are without question the unsung talent inside successful organizations. They guide the organization's financial health while also providing key strategic business, personnel and market advice.

So we thought we would change lack of attention and bring you our inaugural CFO Recognition Awards. Selected from nominees from companies, advisers and Business Journal editorial staff, we are privileged to highlight the work of 12 outstanding individuals from organizations of a variety of sizes and industries across the North Bay.

We hope you enjoy reading about how this richly experienced group has approached both the successes and inevitable challenges in their careers. This week we present profiles of nine of the winners.

---Brad Bollinger, Editor