HD Supply’s Ronald Domanico Receives CFO of the Year Award

Ronald Domanico

The CFO Roundtable recognizes HD Supply’s CFO at year-end dinner held at the St. Regis Atlanta.

More than 200 CFOs and senior executives were on hand recently at the St. Regis Atlanta for the annual CFO Roundtable Dinner featuring keynote speaker Frank Calderoni, Senior Vice President and CFO of Cisco Systems. Calderoni spoke on the program’s theme of setting new standards in leadership and highlighted the impact finance has had on Cisco’s recent success. 

The evening was concluded with the annual CFO of the Year award presented to Ronald Domanico, Senior Vice President and CFO of HD Supply. The CFO Roundtable, founded by Cushman & Wakefield in 2005 in partnership with the University of Georgia, presents the annual award to a CFO who demonstrates outstanding leadership and delivers sustainable results while giving back to the local community.

As CFO of Atlanta-based HD Supply, one of the largest industrial distribution companies in North America, Domanico provides more than 30 years of financial and management expertise. He also has held senior finance positions at Caraustar Industries, AHL Services and Kraft Foods.

John Stegeman, CEO of White Cap, presented the award to Domanico after an introduction from Kurt Kuehn, CFO of UPS.

“Ronald Domanico truly embodies the best qualities we look for in the CFO of the Year award recipient,” said John O’Neill, Senior Managing Director and Market Leader in Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta office. “He provides transformational leadership, which was on display as he led his financing team in the successful refinancing of
the company’s debt, an accomplishment that places HD Supply in a strong position for continued growth. He also supports the Atlanta community by participating in a variety of charitable causes.” 

As an active member of the CFO Roundtable, Domanico has helped the organization expand its services and meet the needs of membership. He serves on the board of several industry organizations, including the Georgia Council on Economic Education and Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.

Past recipients of the CFO of the Year award include:
• Gary Fayard, CFO, Coca-Cola Company (2006)
• Ed Bastian, President & CFO, Delta Air Lines (2007)
• Lee Adrean, Vice President & CFO, Equifax (2008)
• Carol Tomé, Executive Vice President & CFO, The Home Depot (2009)
• Scott Hill, Senior Vice President & CFO, IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (2010)
• Steve Voorhees, Executive Vice President & CFO, RockTenn (2011)

The CFO Roundtable is North America’s pre-eminent corporate leadership forum for CFOs and senior finance executives, with more than 5,000 members. It was created in 2005 by Cushman & Wakefield in partnership with the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. The program launched in one market, and its immediate success led to rapid expansion into multiple cities. Today the CFO Roundtable is widely recognized as the foremost CFO group of its kind. The program provides a knowledge-based forum for CFOs and senior finance executives to exchange best practices, network with their peer group and foster exceptional leadership.

Cushman & Wakefield is the world’s largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm. The company advises and represents clients on all aspects of property occupancy and investment, and has established a preeminent position in the world’s major markets, as evidenced by its frequent involvement in many of the most significant property leases, sales and assignments. Founded in 1917 it has 243 offices in 60 countries and more than 14,000 employees. It offers a complete range of services for all property types, including leasing, sales and acquisitions, equity, debt and structured finance, corporate finance and investment banking, corporate services, property management, facilities management, project management, consulting and appraisal. The firm has more than $4 billion in assets under management. A recognized leader in local and global real estate research, the firm publishes its market information and studies online at www.cushmanwakefield.com/knowledge.

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