Rochester, NY (May 19, 2017) – SMP is thrilled to announce that Dan Crist, CFO, has been named winner of the Financial Executive of the Year Award, Medium/For Profit category, by the Rochester Business Journal.
Dan epitomizes SMP’s philosophy of putting PEOPLE FIRST. Dan brings compassion and professionalism to SMP, its customers, and its employees, every day. Dan has made mentoring his team a top priority, including SMP’s Assistant Controller, who is learning all the methodologies of his automated reporting through Microsoft Excel. He participates in local wellness events like the Rochester Triathlon and volunteers on a regular basis as a USA Swimming referee on behalf of Victor Swim Club.
Dan joined SMP more than nine years ago after a career in public accounting followed by ten years as a controller in the construction industry. When Dan joined SMP, owner Eric Rorapaugh was poised to expand the company. Dan brought new techniques for financial management and reporting that enabled SMP to begin an unprecedented period of growth and success. Since Dan began leading the financial functions of SMP, the organization has expanded employment from 30 employees to almost 100.
Financial Executive of the Year Awards were presented by the Rochester Business Journal to category winners on Thursday, May 18th at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Awards went to senior financial executives responsible for a company’s finances that have made an outstanding contribution to his/her company’s performance over the past year.
Dan Crist exemplifies everything a top financial leader should strive to embody. He delivers great financial guidance to SMP that has helped the company achieve strong growth. At the same time, he conveys warmth and compassion while reinforcing the importance of wellness and balance in our lives every day. SMP is proud of Dan, and his accomplishments within the company, as well as in the community.
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