ATLANTA - Aaron's, Inc., which manufactures furniture for lease-to-own programs through its stores -along with electronics and appliances - saw Gil Danielson, Aaron's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, named CFO of the Year Large Public Company Winner by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The CFO of the Year awards is an annual program sponsored by the Association for Corporate Growth Atlanta.
Danielson joined Aaron's CFO in 1990 when revenues were $140 million. In 2015, Aaron's, Inc. revenues will exceed $3 billion. Danielson says the entrepreneurial spirit established by Charlie Loudermilk, Aaron's founder, fueled the company's growth. He was instrumental during last year's acquisition of Progressive Leasing, Aaron's largest acquisition in its history, helping it secure sales through an instant online decision engine process available online at Aarons.com.
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