James Lusk, CFO at ABM Industries has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a “Top 150” CFO for 2012. The rankings are the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top CFOs that yielded an algorithm for how to rank CFOs based on their performance in 24 key areas.
According to Chris Beaver, lead analyst for the CFO Rankings division of ExecRank, “We were extremely impressed with the achievements of Mr. Lusk. His work and reputation are highly regarded in the industry and amongst other CFOs.”
Mr. Lusk commented, “I’d like to thank ExecRank for the recognition. I am honored to be included on this list amongst an outstanding group of my peers for whom I have the deepest respect. Each day, I’m privileged to work alongside nearly 100,000 colleagues that continue to make ABM an industry leader, and this honor is a testament to the hard work and dedication of many.”
There are over 324,000 CFOs in the United States. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being a part of ExecRank’s “Top CFOs” for 2012. As always, there was a premium on experience, but also on CFOs who took bold steps to help their companies gain greater fiscal control and oversight over their companies. In addition, this year in particular there was a heavy emphasis on technology adoption and social media leadership, as the CFOs near the top of our rankings readily embraced these incredible new tools of change.
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About Mr. Lusk
Mr. James S. Lusk, Jim, has been an Executive Vice President of ABM Industries Inc. since March 2007 and also its Chief Financial Officer since January 2008. He served as Avaya's Vice President, Business Services & Operating Officer for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of BioScrip Inc. (formerly MIM Corp.) from October 2002 to January 2005 and also served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until January 2005. He founded Sevmir Enterprises, a financial services company and served as its Chief Executive Officer from January 2002 to October 2002. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Lusk held various senior leadership positions with Lucent Technologies, including President, Business Services, Acting Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Lusk held various senior management positions at AT&T Corporation. He also held positions at Amerada Hess, Children's Hospital and Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. He serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Glowpoint Inc. He has been Director of Glowpoint Inc. since February 2007. In conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers, he Co-authored the book "Shared Services - Adding Value to the Business Units". Mr. Lusk is a Certified Public Accountant and was inducted into the AICPA Business and Industry Leadership Hall of Fame in 1999. Mr. Lusk holds a BS in Economics, cum laude from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and his M.B.A in Finance from Seton Hall University. Mr. Lusk has been married to the love of his life, BettyAnn, for 33 years and they have seven children.