CFO Recognition Awards 2012: Michael Burgess, Direct Flow Medical

Vice president of finance

[caption id="attachment_59615" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="Michael Burgess"][/caption]Direct Flow Medical, Inc.451 Aviation Blvd., Suite 1070A, Santa Rosa 95403, 707-576-0420,

Employees: About 85

Professional background: CPA

Education: B.S. Business Administration, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; MBA, University of San Francisco

Age: 52

Comment about Michael Burgess: "Mike has broad financial and general management experience.  He is a high integrity individual, tireless worker with an exceptional attitude that for a fast growing medical technology Co is paramount and has established him as a leader within our organization in all finance, administration, human resource, IT and facilities.  In addition he is a great person, father and family man."-- Bernard Lyons, Ph.D., president and CEO,Direct Flow Medical, Inc.

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