Natoli Wins SFBJ’s CFO of the Year Award

Joe Natoli, UM’s senior vice president, has won South Florida Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award.

Coral Gables (February 01, 2013) — Joe Natoli, the University of Miami’s senior vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer, has won South Florida Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award in the Nonprofit Company category. Here’s a brief profile of Natoli:

Senior VP of business and finance/CFO, University of Miami
Natoli moved from president of The Miami Herald to publisher of the San Jose Mercury News during the dot-com bust. The longtime publisher had resigned suddenly, the Silicon Valley economy was in free-fall, one in five jobs disappeared and employees at the paper wore buttons that said: “Choose people over profits.” He stabilized the business and the workforce, identified new revenue sources, reduced costs and helped the employees understand challenges that needed to be faced together.

Education
B.A. in accounting, University of South Florida
M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University
Harvard Advanced Management Program
Passed CPA exam

Career stops
Chairman/publisher, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
President/publisher, San Jose Mercury News
President, Miami Herald Publishing Co.
General manager/VP of operations/controller, Knight Ridder and The Miami Herald Publishing Co.

Mentors
UM President Donna Shalala  and former Miami Herald executives Alberto Ibargüen and Dave Lawrence. Natoli learned much about management and community service from each of them. Lawrence also taught the then-young accountant how to write.

Hobbies
Attending UM athletic events, running, basketball and community service. Natoli recently took up cycling to prepare for the 170-mile Dolphins Cycling Challenge to benefit UM’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.


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