At CFO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Chicago based CFO’ operating in the Transportation space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer of The Boeing Company
Jim Zrust is vice president, Finance and chief financial officer for Defense, Space & Security (BDS), a $31 billion business unit specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. He leads a global organization responsible for all BDS financial activities. With more than 30 years in the field, Zrust has considerable expertise working all aspects of federal and state tax issues in the United States as well as those related to major international transactions. Under his leadership, Boeing was granted certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court on a major issue involving the calculation of export benefits. He also led Boeing’s efforts to find a suitable legislative replacement for the extraterritorial income regime that was found to be out of compliance with WTO rules. Zrust has testified on various tax matters before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. He has also participated on numerous panels focused on a number of federal and international tax topics. Zrust joined Boeing in 2000 to lead the company’s worldwide tax group. He previously worked at Honeywell, Inc. in Minneapolis for 15 years in a series of progressively responsible positions, the last of which was vice president – Tax. Prior to joining Honeywell, Zrust spent time at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Zrust holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minn., and a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minn. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
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About The Boeing Company: Boeing Company manufactures and sells aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites and provides product leasing and support services.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of Hub Group
Terri A. Pizzuto has been our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since March 2007. From July 2002 to March 2007, Terri was Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining Hub Group, Terri was a Partner in the Assurance and Business Advisory Group at Arthur Andersen LLP. Terri worked for Arthur Andersen LLP for 22 years holding various positions and serving numerous transportation companies. Terri received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois in 1981. Terri is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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About Hub Group: They understand the impact transportation has on ecological sustainability, which is why they invest in and offer a greener alternative.
Chief Financial Officer of Center for Neighborhood Technology
Adam joined CNT in 2007 with 15 years of finance and accounting experience as the first Chief Financial Officer for CNT and its affiliates. He is responsible for the preparation and presentation of financial statements and budget analysis to the board of directors of the affiliated entities. Adam provides accounting, finance, and budget support to CNT’s portfolio managers and managed the annual audit process. Prior to CNT, Adam most recently served in leadership roles in the areas of accounting and finance at Follett Corporation and Amsted Industries. During that time he also spent two years as a teaching assistant at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Adam earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and has a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Purdue University. He serves on the board of directors at the Chicago Recycling Coalition and is a co-founder of Chicago’s Do The Right Thing – Recycling. Email Adam
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About Center for Neighborhood Technology: The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is involved in promoting more livable and sustainable urban communities.
Chief Financial Officer of Redwood Logistics
James is Chief Financial Officer of Transportation Solutions Enterprises, 3PLogic’s parent company. He is responsible for corporate finance and accounting, treasury functions, strategic planning, investor relations, internal control and shared services for TSE and its subsidiaries. He also has management oversight of TSE’s information technology group.James has over 12 years of corporate finance experience with diversified companies in manufacturing, financial and business services. He was named to his current position in 2010 after serving as TSGs Controller since 2007. Prior to joining the TSE team, James worked at HSBC North America Holdings Inc., a leading financial institution, most recently as its Manager of Treasury Finance. James joined HSBC in 2003 and held a number of roles in external reporting, process improvement, financial reporting and analysis and Treasury. Before HSBC, James worked as an accountant at Switchcraft Inc.A Certified Public Accountant, James earned his Bachelors from Loyola University of Chicago and his MBA from Loyola’s Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the AICPA.
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About AICPA, Redwood Logistics: Redwood Logistics is a contract logistics partner that develops web-based solutions for companies of all types.
CFO of G-Ride
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About G-Ride: G-Ride is a eco-conscious ride share company that only has green vehicles and plants a tree w/ every ride
CFO of Seaton
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About Seaton: Founded in 1988, the firm has more than 44,000 employees and operates in 70 countries.