Innovative cloud computing and data firm's CFO, Jeff Haslow, receives recognition from financial industry community

Washington, DC (Aug 27, 2013) - The Knowland Group is proud to announce that Jeff Haslow, Knowland's Chief Financial Officer has recently been award CFO by the Year (Private Company) during Proformative's CFO Dimensions Awards for Excellence. At the award ceremony held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on August 22nd, winners in four categories were honored during Proformative's premier conference for chief financial officers and corporate finance leaders. Haslow, in great company, shared the stage with the CFO or finance teams of AT&T, Easter Seals, Spansion, and Trulia.

"The CFO Dimensions Awards for Excellence are a much deserved celebration of the accomplishments, innovations, and contributions of some of the nation's top CFOs and corporate finance leaders," commented Proformative co-founder and CEO John Kogan. "Proformative is honored to play a role in acknowledging their successes-as well as their leadership, vision and creativity-in helping to drive their respective enterprises to new heights."

During his time at Knowland, Haslow has helped transform the young, growing company into a nimble, data-driven organization. Among many initiatives, Haslow has led efforts to implement a cloud-based financial management solution, which dramatically improved the company's accounting and finance processes. With unprecedented insight into profitability, collections, budgets and cash flow, the company has significantly shortened its monthly close by streamlining manual processes, such as revenue recognition and consolidations, among many other benefits.

"We are honored to have Jeff as a member of our executive team here at Knowland and are proud of the hard work he has done to move Knowland's financial management solution into the cloud," said Knowland Group CEO Michael McKean. "As The Knowland Group continues to grow and expand, Jeff's significant experience in the financial services and accounting industry will add extraordinary value to our company."

Haslow joined in The Knowland Group in 2008 and is responsible for overseeing Finance and Accounting. He has held senior finance positions with The Ocean Atlantic Companies, Monogram Building and Design, and was VP of Finance when four companies merged to form eMotion, a pioneer in hosted software solutions for digital media management. Over the course of his career he has raised over $75M in equity financing and secured over $150M in debt financing. Jeff is a CPA and received a bachelor's degree in business and biology from Adrian College and a Master of Business Administration from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Both schools recognized him as a top business and finance graduate.

About The Knowland Group

The Knowland Group is a proven innovator, developing intuitive marketing products and services that streamline and support event and group sales in the hospitality industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. in historic Chinatown, the Knowland Group serves more than 3,000 hotel clients and 25,000 users globally. Knowland was ranked as the 76th fastest growing software company in North America by Deloitte and the second fastest growing private company in the travel industry for both 2009 and 2010 by Inc. Magazine. For more information, please visit Knowland's website or call (410) 860-2270.

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Contact: Melissa White

mwhite@knowland.com / (202) 312-5880

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