SEATTLE, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Walker, CFO of Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software, has been named CFO of the Year in the Puget Sound Business Journal's (PSBJ) 2014 CFO of the Year Awards for a Public Company with revenue of less than $500 million and Technology Leader of the Year in the 2014 ProformaTECH Awards for Excellence.
This is the eighth year for PSBJ's award program specifically designed to honor the financial super-strategists of Washington companies and organizations. PSBJ will honor Walker and the other winners in seven categories at the annual CFO of the Year Awards on Thursday, March 13, at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle, as well as in a special report to the March 14 issue of PSBJ. "Puget Sound Business Journal is proud to recognize those individuals who provide outstanding financial leadership in their companies and contribute to the economic vitality of the community," said Business Journal Publisher Gordon Prouty. Proformative is the largest and fastest growing online resource and professional network for senior corporate finance, accounting and related professionals. The ProformaTECH 2014 Awards for Excellence honors visionary CFOs and their teams who have fully embraced technology as a vehicle for driving break-through performance. The awards were announced during the closing presentation of ProformaTECH 2014 – the premier technology conference for senior corporate finance-related executives— which was held today February 13 at the Venetian Las Vegas. Nominations for the ProformaTECH 2014 Awards for Excellence were evaluated by an independent panel of volunteer corporate finance executives chaired by Robert Kugel, senior vice president and research director at Ventana Research. "We'd like to congratulate Tom for leading Tableau to the highest levels of performance in the arenas of risk management, cost reduction, operational efficiency and driving top line growth," said Proformative Co-founder and CEO, John Kogan. "The CFO Technology Leader of the Year award is a competitive category and we're happy to recognize Tom for his unique vision and exceptional execution." Walker oversees all of the financial and operational functions of Tableau, including legal, accounting, IT, customer service, human resources, and facilities. He has led Tableau in expanding the company across the globe with 9 offices in 6 countries and, as of December 31, 2014, more than 17,000 customer accounts located in more than 100 different countries. Tom led a successful IPO in May 2013 and a successful secondary offering last November. About Tableau Software Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 17,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. And tens of thousands of people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. See how Tableau can help you by downloading the free trial at www.tableausoftware.com/trial. Tableau and Tableau Software are trademarks of Tableau Software, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.About Puget Sound Business Journal Puget Sound Business Journal is the region's premier source of business information, serving an unparalleled audience of business and community leaders. In addition to the weekly newspaper, the Business Journal provides daily updates via its web site and email alerts. The company also plays a vital role in bringing the area's leadership community together by hosting a wide variety of events throughout the year, from the annual 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies celebration to the Women of Influence awards event. Puget Sound Business Journal is a unit of American City Business Journals, which operates 40 local business newspapers throughout the United States. Visit Puget Sound Business Journal on the web at www.pugetsoundbusinessjournal.com. About Proformative The largest and fastest-growing online community and resource for the office of the CFO, Proformative is the pioneer in Enterprise Social Procurement™, a peer-driven community model enabling corporate finance professionals to make smarter, more informed purchasing decisions for complex enterprise products and services. Based in Silicon Valley, CA, Proformative reaches more than a million corporate finance and related executives at companies ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500 and is comprised of more than 50,000 community members.