ATLANTA, GA, May 20, 2021 – Miller Zell’s Dave Seem earned CFO of the Year honors in the “Private Company – Medium” category on Thursday as presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Seem assumed CFO responsibilities at Miller Zell in 2005. Over the past 16 years, his contributions to the company have been immense, both in terms of the balance sheet and Miller Zell’s corporate culture, according to CEO Chip Miller.
“Dave’s contribution goes well beyond traditional CFO responsibilities to playing an important part in ensuring Miller Zell’s long-term growth,” Miller said.
According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, “[CFOs] are in the business of recognizing opportunities, identifying and managing risk, diminishing debt, achieving profitable growth and being the corporate financial steward. Too often they are the unsung heroes.”
That defines Seem. Since he joined Miller Zell, revenues have increased 300 percent, and EBITDA has grown fifteen-fold.
When COVID-19 emerged in 2020, Seem and Miller Zell’s leadership team took aggressive actions to preserve revenues and reduce costs. As a result, we improved on pre-COVID-19 net income projections with significant cost savings.
Perhaps even more notable, there were no reductions in headcount, and the company didn’t use any PPP or other stimulus funds.
Seem, who has served as an adjunct professor at both Kennesaw State University and Brenau University, is active in the community and with charitable efforts.
He is a founding member of the Fulton Industrial Community Improvement District and is a member of the Fulton County Labor Workforce. He also serves as a Board member of MARR Addiction Treatment Centers.