James Lusk of ABM Industries Incorporated Has Been Selected by ExecRank as a Top CFO for 2012

Tue Sep 4, 2012 8:30am EDT

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James Lusk of ABM Industries Incorporated Has Been Selected by ExecRank as a Top CFO for 2012

James Lusk, CFO at ABM Industries has been selected by the ranking committee of ExecRank as a “Top 150” CFO for 2012. The rankings are the result of two years of research and feedback from evaluation committees and top CFOs that yielded an algorithm for how to rank CFOs based on their performance in 24 key areas.

According to Chris Beaver, lead analyst for the CFO Rankings division of ExecRank, “We were extremely impressed with the achievements of Mr. Lusk. His work and reputation are highly regarded in the industry and amongst other CFOs.”

Mr. Lusk commented, “I’d like to thank ExecRank for the recognition. I am honored to be included on this list amongst an outstanding group of my peers for whom I have the deepest respect. Each day, I’m privileged to work alongside nearly 100,000 colleagues that continue to make ABM an industry leader, and this honor is a testament to the hard work and dedication of many.”

There are over 324,000 CFOs in the United States. Only the very best are awarded the distinction of being a part of ExecRank’s “Top CFOs” for 2012. As always, there was a premium on experience, but also on CFOs who took bold steps to help their companies gain greater fiscal control and oversight over their companies. In addition, this year in particular there was a heavy emphasis on technology adoption and social media leadership, as the CFOs near the top of our rankings readily embraced these incredible new tools of change.

For the complete rankings, please visit www.ExecRank.com.

About Mr. Lusk

Mr. James S. Lusk, Jim, has been an Executive Vice President of ABM Industries Inc. since March 2007 and also its Chief Financial Officer since January 2008. He served as Avaya's Vice President, Business Services & Operating Officer for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of BioScrip Inc. (formerly MIM Corp.) from October 2002 to January 2005 and also served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until January 2005. He founded Sevmir Enterprises, a financial services company and served as its Chief Executive Officer from January 2002 to October 2002. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Lusk held various senior leadership positions with Lucent Technologies, including President, Business Services, Acting Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Lusk held various senior management positions at AT&T Corporation. He also held positions at Amerada Hess, Children's Hospital and Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. He serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Glowpoint Inc. He has been Director of Glowpoint Inc. since February 2007. In conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers, he Co-authored the book "Shared Services - Adding Value to the Business Units". Mr. Lusk is a Certified Public Accountant and was inducted into the AICPA Business and Industry Leadership Hall of Fame in 1999. Mr. Lusk holds a BS in Economics, cum laude from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and his M.B.A in Finance from Seton Hall University. Mr. Lusk has been married to the love of his life, BettyAnn, for 33 years and they have seven children.

About ABM

ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of integrated facility solutions. Thousands of commercial, industrial, government and retail clients outsource their non-core functions to ABM for consistent quality service that meets their specialized facility needs. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include expansive facility services, energy solutions, commercial cleaning, maintenance and repair, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and security, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. With more than $4 billion in revenues and 100,000 employees deployed throughout the United States and various international locations, ABM delivers custom facility solutions to meet the unique client requirements of multiple industries –- ranging from healthcare, government and education to high-tech, aviation and manufacturing. ABM leverages its breadth of services, deep industry expertise and technology-enabled workforce to preserve and build value for clients’ physical assets. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

About ExecRank

ExecRank is the definitive ranking service of leading executives who have achieved the highest level of professional achievement and peer recognition. ExecRank was founded by Jonathan Aspatore, one of the most authoritative figures in business publishing. As former CEO of one of the 5 largest business book publishing houses (Aspatore Books), and current CEO of three other business media companies (ExecSense, Charles Pinot, Verb Ventures), Jonathan has published over 5,000 of the world’s top business and legal executives, including C-Level executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, COO) from 74% of the Fortune 500 and senior level partners from 100% of the AmLaw 200 largest law firms. As the creator of the patent-pending, proprietary algorithm that took 2 years to develop for ExecRank, Jonathan is uniquely qualified to have created a system that ranks leading executives. ExecRank rankings reach over 6 million readers a year in the United States alone given our partnerships with leading publishers, web sites, trade shows and more.

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