Personiv, an Austin-based and globally recognized outsourcing provider, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Publications category of the 17th Annual International Business Awards® today for their financial leadership podcast, CFO Weekly. The innovative business podcast took the top spot as the first winner ever in the subcategory's inaugural year when it was named 'Best Business Podcast' of 2020.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - are eligible to submit nominations. The 2020 IBAs received entries from organizations in 63 nations and territories. Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from July through early September 2020.
“Winning Gold from the Stevie International Business Awards is a prestigious honor for the entire Personiv team,” said David Lesniak, CEO of Personiv. “We are proud to publish such important, interesting and valuable content for top financial leaders in our podcast CFO Weekly, which is yet another way that our talented team lives one of our foundational company pillars: A Focus on Quality.”
Personiv only recently launched the winning podcast, CFO Weekly, in May 2020 when they saw an opportunity to rise to a unique challenge: creating educational, insightful and – crucially – enjoyable content for finance leaders and accounting professionals. As an audience, it's one that is underserved across online media channels, especially on podcasting platforms. The result, CFO Weekly, is a podcast that invites that audience in with topics that go beyond accounting and into areas essential for every aspect of business leadership.
Each week finance leaders in executive roles speak with Personiv's VP & General Manager – FAO Services, Megan Weis, covering topics that have included everything from how to best address the hiring challenges in modern accounting departments to the benefits of women in leadership positions. Weis strives to make the podcast accessible to professionals from any industry, striking a conversational tone that resonates with everyone from CFOs to curious lay listeners.
“Taking home a Gold Stevie for our work on CFO Weekly during the subcategory’s inaugural year is indeed an honor, and it reflects the amount of care we take in producing a quality product,” Weis said. “Talking with financial leaders about their challenges, successes and best practices is what this podcast is all about, and I look forward to continuing to host the ‘Best Business Podcast’ of 2020.”
The judges for the subcategory were impressed with the breadth and far-reaching value that the content provides. "As a non-accountant, I tend not to be excited by the subject, but this podcast brings the subject alive, in providing content useful to any businessperson," said one anonymous judge, who noted that in assessing the entry they "... went down the rabbit hole of wonderful content."
"Personiv's Financial Leadership CFO Weekly podcasts are informational, and subject matter experts provide insights on various business challenges and decisions faced," noted another judge. "The host does a great job with targeted questions to gather insights from podcast expert guests. Listeners can learn from the podcast guests across a spectrum of leadership topics," they added.
As the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will prevent winners from receiving their awards on stage during a traditional gala IBA banquet, winners will be celebrated instead during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, 1 December. Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.
For more than three decades, Personiv has been the partner businesses trust to develop and implement customized outsourcing solutions for everything from customer experience and back office to finance and accounting and digital. Austin, Texas-based Personiv provides flexible, scalable people-powered solutions that deliver high-impact, high-quality results at half the cost. For more information, visit www.Personiv.com.
About CFO Weekly
CFO Weekly is a place for leadership to tackle their pain points, swap battle stories and learn from one another – it's a podcast that cuts through the buzzwords to deliver actual insights. Hosted by Megan Weis, VP & General Manager – FAO Services at Personiv, with a new episode each week, CFO Weekly can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify, or wherever listeners subscribe to their favorite podcasts. Visit insights.personiv.com/cfo-weekly for full episode recaps.
About Megan Weis, CPA, MBA
Megan Weis is the VP & General Manager – FAO Services for Personiv and host of award-winning financial leadership podcast, CFO Weekly. Megan manages Personiv’s world-class Finance & Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) offering and combines over 20 years of finance and accounting experience with business processing outsourcing expertise to deliver exceptional value to her clients. Megan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Kent State University as well as an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Connect with Megan on LinkedIn.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.