Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) announced today that its chief financial officer (CFO), Paul Lalljie, was awarded the Northern Virginia Technology Council's (NVTC) Public Company CFO of the Year at the 16th Annual NVTC Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards, which was held on June 4. The NVTC CFO Awards recognizes local chief financial officers for outstanding achievement and excellence in promoting the area's technology community.
Neustar Chief Financial Officer Paul Lalljie (Photo: Neustar, Inc.)
"I have never worked with a better CFO, or one that has played such as an important role in a company's tremendous success," said Lisa Hook, president and CEO, Neustar. "Paul skillfully managed Neustar's most important year since the company was founded in 1998, by helping us complete the right transactions, at the right time, with the right financial structure. His brilliance enabled Neustar to access credit markets to fund our acquisitions while clearly communicating our strategy to our investors."
In 2011, Neustar delivered strong growth in revenue, earnings and cash flow. The company did so even as it completed two acquisitions, a $250 million share buyback on an accelerated basis, and its first term loan for $600 million.
Mr. Lalljie has been with Neustar for more than 12 years. In 2009, he became CFO, playing an instrumental role in expanding Neustar's role from addressing, routing and policy management for the telecommunications industry into real-time information and analytics for the Internet, entertainment and marketing industries.
Mr. Lalljie is a passionate advocate for STEM education (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics). In January 2012, he helped launch My Digital Life, a digital literacy program that teaches kids about technology and how to use it responsibly in both Virginia and Kentucky – two states Neustar calls home. He also has been a big supporter of the company's employee-driven initiatives, including the Community Involvement Policy which grants all employees up to eight hours of paid time off each year for volunteer services in the community.
Neustar, Inc., (NYSE: NSR) is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, entertainment and marketing industries throughout the world. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies in routing, addressing and authentication to its customers' data to help them identify new revenue opportunities and network efficiencies, and institute cybersecurity and fraud protection measures. More information is available at www.neustar.biz.
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