BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Churchill Mortgage announced that chief financial officer and chief operating officer, Matthew C. Clarke, was announced as the winner of Nashville Business Journal’s 2015 CFO Awards for the Medium Private Company category.
Now in its seventh year, the CFO Awards honor Middle Tennessee’s top financial professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. The five categories recognize outstanding individuals from small, medium and large private companies, public companies and non-profit organizations. Winners were announced at an awards dinner on Oct. 6 at the Omni Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. and will be featured in a special issue of the Nashville Business Journal on Oct. 9.
Clarke is a veteran of the financial industry with more than two decades of experience in business development, operational management, strategic planning, banking, process development, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management. Under his leadership, Churchill has grown to more than 300 employees and expanded into more than 15 new markets across the country within the past four years. His role in establishing the Brentwood-based company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan has allowed the lender to continue operating debt-free, as it serves Middle Tennessee as both a top local employer and a trusted source for borrowers nationwide seeking to achieve the American dream of homeownership.
“All of the honorees recognized by Nashville Business Journal have a positive impact on our local communities and demonstrated their commitment to service,” said Mike Hardwick, president of Churchill Mortgage. “As one of our own, Matt has been a significant driver of success and continued growth for Churchill Mortgage. His vision and strategic leadership are irreplaceable and the CFO Award is yet another accomplishment that reinforces what he means to this company.”
About Churchill Mortgage
Founded in 1992, Churchill Mortgage is a privately owned company by its more than 300 employees. A prominent and financially sound leader in the mortgage industry, the company provides conventional, FHA, VA and USDA residential mortgages across 34 states. Unique within the industry, it is the only mortgage lender endorsed by nationally syndicated radio personality and personal finance expert and author, Dave Ramsey. Through its consultative approach to lending and strong commitment to local communities, the lender focuses on the right loan product for each borrower, providing the education and tools necessary to ensure borrowers’ financial stability. Churchill Mortgage is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Churchill Holdings, Inc. For more information about Churchill Mortgage, visit www.churchillmortgage.com or follow the company on Twitter @ChurchillMtg and Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchillmortgage.