ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheri Petras, CEO of CFI Group was named a Bronze Winner in the Female Executive of the Year category in the 9th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business. More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world's premier business awards.
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word "crowned," Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries attended.
Since joining CFI Group in 2000, Petras has led the company's evolution from a small market- research consultancy to a global leader in customer satisfaction analytics and customer experience management technology. Today, she oversees operations for CFI Group offices across four continents worldwide.
"We would like to congratulate Sheri on this tremendous achievement," said Claes Fornell, chairman of CFI Group. "And we would also like to thank her, because her leadership has directly led to CFI Group's success. We are very proud to see her recognized with such a prestigious award."
Petras has been instrumental in the development of new products and services that enable organizations of all types to manage the customer experience across multiple channels in real time. Her strategic vision has led to significant advancements in customer experience management technology, including mobile integration and social media monitoring capabilities.
"I am honored to be recognized by the Stevie Awards alongside such an impressive group of finalists," said Sheri Petras, CEO of CFI Group. "But this is truly a recognition of the brilliant people I work with at CFI Group. One of my most rewarding accomplishments has been building this team of incredibly smart, hardworking and inspirational people who are dedicated to our clients and passionate about the work we do."
Finalists were chosen by more than 130 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging. More than 90 members of the five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging.
"We're very excited about this year's Finalists in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. "The judges have told me that they think this is the best and most inspiring crop of nominees we've ever had. We look forward to seeing the judges' final decisions."
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.
About CFI Group (www.cfigroup.com)
CFI Group is a global leader in providing customer feedback insights through analytics. CFI Group provides a Customer Feedback Management (CFM) technology platform that leverages the science of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). This platform continuously measures the customer experience across multiple channels, benchmarks performance, and prioritizes improvements for maximum impact. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, CFI Group serves global clients from a network of offices worldwide.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
SOURCE CFI Group