The Orange County Business Journal Honors Kurt Binder of VIZIO With Outstanding CFO of the Year Award
IRVINE, Calif. - February 10, 2015 - VIZIO, America's #1 Smart TV company 1 , today announced that CFO, Kurt Binder was honored as the Outstanding CFO of a Privately Held Company by The Orange County Business Journal at its annual CFO of the Year dinner in Irvine, California.
The awards ceremony exalted the number of pivotal roles CFO’s play in an organization’s business health, wellbeing and success. Murra Rudin, managing partner of Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity Partners, was the programs master of ceremonies. Nearly 600 attendees came out for this year’s event, which took place February 4th at the Irvine Jamboree Center.
“I appreciate the recognition from The Orange County Business Journal this year but this is really an acknowledgement of the amazing team we have at VIZIO,” said Kurt Binder, CFO of VIZIO. “I would like to also thank our incredible partner teams both here in Orange County and abroad. I am very excited about the upcoming years at VIZIO and look forward to collectively finding ways to bring the most innovative and affordable products to the market.”
Award winners were selected for their business accomplishments and contributions to the Orange County community at large. The judging committee comprised of representatives from the event’s Diamond and Platinum sponsoring organizations, in addition to one representative from the Orange County Business Journal. This year, 42 CFO nominees were nominated for awards in five categories: Outstanding CFO of a Public Company, Outstanding CFO of a Privately Held Company, Outstanding CFO of a Not-for-Profit Organization, Lifetime Achievement Award and Rising Star.
1 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Flat Panel TV units with Apps included, Dec 30 2012 – May 24 2014
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VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. VIZIO skyrocketed to the #1 shipper of LCD television in North America in Q2 2007 1 , within five years from their first shipment, and has been in the top 3 ever since 2 . VIZIO is now also America’s #1 Smart TV company 5 and large size LCD TV company 3 VIZIO is also the #1 Sound Bar Brand in the U.S 4 . For over a decade, VIZIO has remained committed to what it does best -- focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. The brand is consistently recognized for excellence in customer service, and was awarded 19 Stevie Awards, including the Grand Stevie Award in the 8th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products. VIZIO's products are found at Amazon, Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Target, Walmart and other retailers in North America. VIZIO has won numerous awards including Reviewed.com’s 2014 Best of the Year Value 4K TV, Best of the Year Mid-Range LCD and CES Editor’s Choice, “Best of CES 2014” by IGN, “Best of CES 2014” by PC Magazine and “Best of the Best 2014” by UltraHDTV Magazine for its Reference Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV. VIZIO’s P-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV was also recognized by The Verge as “Best TV of CES” for 2014 as well as awarded “Best of CES” by Complex and “Best of Show” by Wired for 2014. VIZIO also earned #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, CNET Best of CES 2013 – Home Theater and Audio, CNET’s Best Tech Products 2014 Television, Sound & Vision’s Top Picks, Sound & Vision 2014 Best Top Picks of the Year Sound Bars and Televisions, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy and Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com .
1 NPD DisplaySearch Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, North America LCD Shipments Q2 2007
2 NPD DisplaySearch Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, North America LCD Shipments, Annual 2007-2013
3 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, 60” and greater LCD units sold, Jan 2013 – Mar 2014
4 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, units sold in the U.S., Jan 2011 – Dec 2013
5 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Flat Panel TV units with Apps included, Dec 30 2012 – May 24 2014
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