Durante Rentals CFO receives award

Chris Jones was awarded the 2017 Small Market Companies: Thinking Big Award at the CFO Innovation Conference in May.

June 29, 2017
CDR Staff
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Chris Jones, Flushing, New York-based Durante Rentals co-founder and chief financial officer (CFO), was awarded the 2017 Small Market Companies: Thinking Big Award at the 2017 CFO Innovation Conference. The awards ceremony and dinner were at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey on May 24. CFO’s received recognition in fourteen categories with finalists and award recipients selected by an independent panel of judges.

The Thinking Big Award is awarded to the CFO who, according to the panel of judges, has overcome the small company mind set, has instilled a sophisticated management style into the company and has inspired leadership, employees and partners to grow and succeed. 

“My journey as CFO of a construction equipment rental company has been an interesting one, with many learning curves along the way, especially since my background is in tech, media and not-for-profits,” says Chris Jones. “Being honored with this prestigious Innovation Award is something near and dear to myself, my partners and my staff as Innovation is one of our company’s four core values. We take extreme pride in each department’s innovative approach to running the day to day business and are grateful for the recognition by CFO Studio and their business development partners.”

Chris holds a degree from the College of New Jersey in Business Administration and Accounting. He founded Progressive Solutions, an accounting and consulting firm that specialized in assisting start-ups and distressed companies, and served as the leading consulting CFO to more than thirty accounts. Chris eventually sold the company.