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Jason Reese Named CFO of the Year Finalist

April 13, 2017
Jason Reese, CFO and Riverside Co-Founder
Jason Reese, CFO and Riverside Co-Founder

 

Portland Business Journal recognized our very own Jason Reese—CFO and Riverside Co-Founder—as a finalist for 2017 CFO of the Year, Oregon and Southwest Washington.

All finalists will take the stage on May 18th at a luncheon in the Portland Hilton's Grand Ballrooms to receive an award, where the winners in five categories will be announced. Honorees will also be profiled in an upcoming special CFO edition of the journal.

Living in the shadows of the limelight, Reese is instrumental in supporting the financial infrastructure of Riverside, aiding last year's performance by ensuring the proper tools, metrics, staffing, and policies were in place to support Riverside's rapid growth from the ground up into a multi-million dollar company, while mitigating risks and amplifying opportunities to remain profitable.

 

Business Accomplishments:

  • 1st Place recipient for Vancouver Business Journal’s Business Growth Awards 2015
  • 2016 finalist for Vancouver Business Journal’s Business Growth Awards to be announced next week
  • 1300% growth since inception in 2014, increasing annual revenue from 400k the first year to 7.2 million in 2016 with an obtainable forecast of 15 million for 2017
  • Bolstered staff to sustain rapid growth, starting from 5 employees at inception to 60 full time employees and over 100 independent account executives throughout the United States
  • Increased revenue by more than 20% by forming profitable partnerships with banks, clients, and over 25 vendor partners across the nation
  • Established lines of credit with multiple banking institutions to establish additional client revenue sources

Reese attends monthly events to support company charities, including Susan G. Komen, Movember, The Polar Plunge, and our own Merchant of the Month Mixers that honor clients and support Dollar For Portland.

Congratulations Jason Reese for your award winning contributions, helping shape Riverside into the thriving company it is today.




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