Eight Fenwick Clients Named 2011 Silicon Valley CFO of the Year Award Finalists

November 4, 2011 (Mountain View, CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce that the CFOs at eight of its clients have been named finalists in the 2011 Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal CFO of the Year Awards. The award honors Silicon Valley's top financial executives in six categories, including public and private companies, venture-backed startups, nonprofits and government.

Fenwick clients make up over half of the 15 finalists and primarily dominate their respective categories. We congratulate the following clients for this prestigious recognition:

Public Co. (revenue over $500M)
Eric Brown, Electronic Arts
Earl Fry, Informatica

Public Co. (revenue under $500M)
Bruce Felt, SuccessFactors
Mark Rubash, Shutterfly

Private Company
Kurt Amundson, GoPro

Venture Backed Company
Renee Budig, YouSendIt
Robert Carrade, WhiteHat Security
Nilesh Lakhani, oDesk

The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal hosts the CFO of the Year awards annually. This year's awards event will honor all finalists and announce the winner in each category on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

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