Jay Halbert, CFO of Alkemy X, selected as Philadelphia Business Journal’s 2022 CFO of the Year
PHILADELPHIA CREAM, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Alkemi X CFO Jay Halbert was selected as Philadelphia Business Journal Chief Financial Officer of the Year honored for 2022. Halbert was among a group of high profile business leaders selected for their outstanding performance in their roles as financial managers of the business.
The Philadelphia Business Journal received a large number of nominations this year for the CFO awards. The editorial team selected just 24 winners from a wide range of industries, including real estate, engineering, healthcare and other business sectors. According to Philadelphia Business Journalleaders must demonstrate “financial stewardship, strategic thinking, contribution to corporate reputation and a demonstrated commitment to fiscal integrity and responsibility” to be selected.
Halbert remarks, “I am extremely honored to receive this honor. It is a testament to the hard work of our entire team that we have not only been able to survive the turmoil of the pandemic, but have emerged even stronger as We are moving forward in a period of significant growth.This honor is only made possible by the dedication, energy and sacrifices of every employee of Alkemy X, for which I am truly grateful.
Halbert joined Alkemy X in 2017 as the company was on its last financial gasps a few years prior. He was appointed by the new President and CEO Justin Wineburgh as the founding leader of the company’s radical restructuring and unwavering commitment to rapidly transform Alkemy X into the profitable, award-winning global media powerhouse it is today.
When Halbert took over as Alkemy X’s CFO, he quickly developed strong relationships with each of the company’s department heads and began forming key strategic partnerships with Alkemy X’s external finance partners. business, ensuring it was fully integrated with all existing and potential collaborations that would impact the business. bottom line. He also took on the crucial but arduous task of establishing robust financial forecasting systems for the company – a unique challenge in an industry that does not have the luxury of predictable recurring revenue and is heavily affected by constant changes in industry. His diverse background has allowed him to assess Alkemy X’s financial struggles with a fresh perspective, leveraging his enthusiasm for creative problem solving and strategic business pivots.
Halbert was educated at two of the country’s most distinguished institutions of higher learning. He graduated with a BS with a concentration in accounting, magna cum laude, from the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before getting his JD in one of the best law programs in the country, the New York University School of Law. He graduated from NYUmagna cum laude and in the top 10% of her class while also being an associate editor of the New York University Law revision in addition to his demanding studies.
About Alkemy X
Alkemy X is an award-winning global creative partner for the biggest names in film, TV, agencies and brands. Since 1981, Alkemy X has been a leader in an ever-changing industry, burdened with billions of dollars in budgets, with a proven track record of exceeding expectations with precision, innovation and excellence. Alkemy X’s international team has won countless honors and awards for its work in visual effects, production, editing, design and creative development, while constantly looking to the future of creativity.
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