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PETER COLLING 2019

Chief financial officer

Colling Media TEAM DEVELOPMENT: Colling encourages professional education and the use of technology, including reporting tools. More specifically, Colling regularly challenges the controller to find innovative ways to improve processes and reporting. All ideas are welcome, recognized and rewarded. Despite a 400 percent growth in billing over the past four years, the size of the staff remains the same. LEADERSHIP: Colling insisted that sales hunters, account manager and delivery team have clear job responsibilities without a significant overlap. Colling quickly identified the problem and worked with the team leaders of each department and provided the CEO a detailed plan to distinguish everyone’s role and responsibility.

THOMAS CASTELLANOS

LARRY COLTHARP

Chief financial officer

Grossman Company Properties

RI International BACKGROUND: Castellanos’s leadership at RI

International, an Arizona-based international not-forprofit organization, has led to rapid, yet thoughtful, growth over the past three years that is unparalleled in the company’s 29 year history; achieving all of this within an evolving healthcare landscape that has landed many similar mental health-focused provider organizations at risk during the past year. LEADERSHIP: When Castellanos arrived at RI International three years ago, the company had 13 days of cash on hand and now remains consistently between 50 and 70 days, even within the current cash pressures of starting recently awarded programs in seven different cities.

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AB | November-December 2019

Chief financial officer and senior vice president BACKGROUND: Coltharp oversees financial and

tax reporting, treasury management, information technology and risk management. During his tenure, the organization has increased its multi-state real estate holdings with five hotel acquisitions, a villas construction project, multiple site renovations, and various multifamily joint ventures, as well as growing (and leasing) mixed-use properties and completing a large residential development. LEADERSHIP: Coltharp has identified increasing opportunities to provide more timely and accurate information on operational performance, development costs, and hotel rebranding and growth initiatives. He has also led the initiatives to migrate the company to various cloud based computer systems.

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AZBusiness November/December 2019  

Inside this issue of Az Business magazine, we celebrate Arizona Forward and its 50 years of impact. We look at some of the milestones in the...

AZBusiness November/December 2019  

Inside this issue of Az Business magazine, we celebrate Arizona Forward and its 50 years of impact. We look at some of the milestones in the...