Allied Universal, a security and facility services company in North America, is pleased to announce that Drew Vollero has received the prestigious Orange County Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award for a private company. Vollero received the honor at the 13th Annual CFO of the Year Awards held at the Hotel Irvine on January 30th. Awards go to Chief Financial Officers for exemplary performance in the preceding fiscal year in five categories. Murray Rudin, Managing Director of Riordan, Lewis & Haden Equity Partners in Los Angeles, was master of ceremonies.

Profound impact at Allied Universal

In addition to Drew Vollero, the additional award winners were:

  • Jack Hartung of Newport Beach-based restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill for Public Company
  • Ronald Cortez of Irvine-based UCI Division of Finance & Administration for Not-For-Profit Company
  • Jesse Timmermans of Cerritos-based fashion retailer Revolve Clothing for Rising Star
  • Elizabeth Pagliarini of Lake Forest-based Summit Healthcare REIT for Lifetime Achievement

“Drew Vollero has had a profound impact at Allied Universal since joining the company in 2018,” said Steve Jones, CEO, Allied Universal. “Drew is an exemplary leader and we are honored that he received this amazing recognition.”

Improvements in the capital structure

Vollero was the first CFO of Snap Inc., also known as Snapchat, who built the function from scratch and helped guide the company to an initial public offering-- one of the largest IPOs in U.S. history. As a key strategic partner to Jones, he has played a lead role in the acquisition of nine companies in 2019 and completed the successful sale of Allied Universal to new ownership with improvements in the capital structure.

In addition, Vollero has focused his efforts on building a premier financial function through the addition of talented leaders, enhanced processes, and useful technology. In conjunction with key leaders at Allied Universal, he continues to drive sales growth, lower costs and improve cash flow. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Math and Economics with high honors from Yale University, and holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Oxford University.