2012 Alexander Hamilton Award Winners

Google wins Overall Excellence for the first time.


Overall Excellence

Entrepreneurship Even in Treasury

Google won the Alexander Hamilton Award for Overall Excellence for the first time this year, having collected awards in six of the seven categories, including two Golds for Best Green Strategy and Financial Risk Management.



Google Treasurer Brent Callinicos, CFO Patrick Pichette and some of the treasury team




Best Green Strategy

Generating Capital for Green Energy: Google

Moving Healthcare Paperwork Online: Cignal Global Health Benefits

Retooling a Plant to Make a Safer Product: Honeywell International




Axel Martinez, assistant treasurer at Google; Adrian Garcia, capital markets analyst; Aurin Bhattacharjee, senior capital markets analyst; and Kojo Ako-Asare, corporate finance manager

Cash Management

Cloning Treasury for a Split Company: ConocoPhillips

Locking Down Cash at Acquired Companies: Google

Off-the-Shelf Treasury Overhaul: Visa

Editors’ Choice Middle Market Excellence Award
Amping Up Visibility into Cash Worldwide: Cunningham Lindsey Group

Diana Noteboom, IT business analyst, finance, ConocoPhillips; Tammy Burks, director of treasury services, Phillips 66; and Judy Bouchard, banking director, ConocoPhillips



Enterprise Risk Management

Enumerating Key Risks Worldwide: Juniper

System to Score Risk Efforts: Aon

An Offensive Strategy: Paychex

Editors' Choice Middle Market Achievement Award
Defining Risk Tolerance Levels: RTI International


Laura Langone, director of global risk management at Juniper Networks; Mitchell Gaynor, general counsel, secretary and EVP; Catherine Portman, VP of treasury; and Robyn Denholm, CFO and EVP

Financial Risk Management

Hedging Against an Economic Upturn: Google

Tweaking Systems to Accommodate CLS: Microsoft

Building a Tool to Show How Risks Are Interrelated: Ford Motor

Editors' Choice Middle Market Excellence Award
Automating to Increase Exposure Visibility: FLIR Systems


Hui-Chien Chang, director of the portfolio management group at Google

Liquidity Management 

Building a Crystal Ball for the Pension Plan: Pfizer 

Getting the Best Return Out of Short-Term Cash: Google

Adding FX Forecasts to Cash Flow Models: Toyota Financial Services

Amit Singh, senior director of capital markets at Pfizer; Neal Masia, assistant treasurer and VP;  John Croke, senior manager of pensions; Renje Kuo,  manager of capital markets; and Colum Lane, director of pension investments

Technology Excellence

Speeding Up Collateral Exchange: Toyota Financial Services

Building a Dashboard for Cash: Microsoft

Scaling Systems for Future Growth: Google

AHA Middle Market Achievement Winner in Technology Excellence Increasing Efficiency by Taking Advantage of Online Services: Milwaukee County


Debbie Kukreja, treasury operations manager at Toyota Financial Services; Karen Craig, managing counsel; Daniel Tschopp, treasury valuations manager; and Nishant Rohatgi, treasury business solutions manager

Working Capital

Getting a Bead on Cash: Microsoft

Rolling Out a Credit Card for Ads: Google

Automating AR Post-Merger: Stanley Black & Decker

Spending Transparency: Sprint Nextel



Paul Weldon, record global process owner director at Microsoft; Jim Scurlock, senior manager, global cash planning; Michael Armstrong, group portfolio manager

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