SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Savoie, CFO of Universal Services of America, has won the Orange County Business Journal's 2012 CFO of the Year Award in the Private Company category. The award honors financial professionals for outstanding performances as corporate stewards for the preceding fiscal year. Savoie was recognized for his financial leadership and contributions that aided in the extraordinary growth of Universal Services of America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100316/LA71355LOGO) The awards ceremony took place in Irvine, California, among numerous nominees and hundreds of guests. Awards were presented in five categories: Outstanding CFO of a Public Company, Outstanding CFO of a Private Company, Outstanding CFO of a Not-for-Profit Organization, Rising Star and Lifetime Achievement. "It is an honor to receive this award, particularly given the qualifications of each nominee," said Scott Savoie, CFO of Universal Services of America. "I am proud to have earned this award, but even more proud of the team I work with every day and to be associated with an exceptional company like Universal Services of America." "We are very proud that Scott deservedly won this coveted award, as he has been integral in the success of our firm's growth the past eight years," said Brian Cescolini, Chairman and Co-CEO of Universal Services of America. "To win this award among some of the best and strongest CFOs in Orange County is an incredible accomplishment. His leadership has made his finance and accounting department one of the best in the industry." "We would not be where we are today without Scott Savoie's financial expertise and leadership," said Steven Jones, Co-CEO and COO of Universal Services of America. "Scott is truly one of the best and brightest CFOs in the industry, and I am excited that he was acknowledged by his peers in the industry for all of his accomplishments." The corporate leaders at Universal Services of America have managed to take what began as a small company more than 48 years ago and turn it into the largest regional security and janitorial company in the U.S., with security and janitorial professionals guarding and cleaning assets located nationwide.