GumGum President and COO, Phil Schraeder was nominated for Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2017 CFO of the Year. The reception took place on Monday, September 18th at the L.A. Hotel Downtown where he was awarded the RSM Middle Market Award. The LABJ makes an effort each year to spotlight leaders in the financial sphere who contribute a large part to the ever-changing economic development of their company.

There’s a lot to be said about Phil who has been with GumGum since 2011. Since GumGum’s beginning as a startup to now a company with over 240 employees, Phil has been a driving force behind the wheel of success we have seen. From overseeing finance, sales, operations and culture to attending happy hours and birthdays for our employees, Phil is not just a leader at GumGum but a friend and mentor. We admire him tremendously and could not be more proud of his achievement.

Check out LABJ’s coverage of the event here and a full list of the nominees here.

Watch Phil’s acceptance speech below at the 2:08 mark.