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Published on May 01, 2015

Geonetric’s CFO Receives Financial Executive of the Year Award

Cedar Rapids, IA  May 1, 2015 —  Geonetric is excited to announce the company’s CFO Chris Hartman has been awarded the Financial Executive of the Year award. Hartman and four other local CFOs, treasurers and controllers are being recognized for their outstanding contribution to the performance of their company over the past year. The honorees were chosen by an independent panel of industry professionals.

Hartman was nominated by fellow employees for his role in guiding Geonetric through tremendous growth, as well as changes in the way financial data is shared and reported at the Cedar Rapids, IA-based software company.

“Chris’s leadership has been critical to Geonetric’s continued growth,” says Eric Engelmann, CEO of Geonetric. “His financial modeling and guidance have helped us reach the Inc. 5000 list seven times, and even more remarkable is his ability to adapt a traditional financial approach to one that co-exists with Geonetric’s culture.”

In 2013, Geonetric eliminated traditional organizational hierarchy and moved to an agile work environment. Hartman was instrumental in teaching teams to become more financially savvy.

“Geonetric shares financial data with employees in a way that is uncommon in traditional corporate cultures,” says Hartman. “I’m proud of the level of financial literacy Geonetric employees are demonstrating. They make smart financial decisions. Our teams are creating better efficiencies, creating greater realization and increased profitability per project, and have strong utilization rates.”

Hartman joins other local financial executive being honored, including: Dawn Jindrich of Linn County, Jeff Quint of Involta, Mick Slinger of Van Meter Inc. and Milton Aunan of UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital.

The Financial Executive of the Year awards breakfast will be held from 7:30-9:30 a.m. June 3 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. Each honoree will have the opportunity to speak for up to five minutes after receiving their award.

This is the inaugural year for the Financial Executive of the Year award.

About Geonetric®

Geonetric is a 17-year-old digital agency that helps healthcare brands across the country thrive through effective marketing and distinctive websites. The Cedar Rapids-based company employs more than 70 creative and talented individuals. Named to the Inc. 5000 list for seven consecutive years and a two-time recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness, Geonetric is continuously recognized for its exceptional work environment. In addition to the company’s efforts in advancing the healthcare technology industry, Geonetric is also focused on improving the Cedar Rapids community. Whether by supporting local entrepreneurship efforts or building websites for non-profits during the company’s annual Operation Overnight event, community involvement is built into the foundation of Geonetric’s culture. 

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Media Contact: Heather Stanley, 319.221.1667