United Franchise Group™ (UFG), the global leader for entrepreneurs, announces that their Chief Financial Officer, Todd Newton, is a top honoree of the South Florida Business Journal’s 2022 CFO Awards. Newton, who has been a key member of the company’s leadership team for more than a decade, took top recognition in the category for companies $50 Million (and under) Revenue category.

The publication’s award committee cited the winners’ leadership as their companies emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. The committee stated in its announcement, “Each trusted the guidance of their mentors, the capabilities of their teams, and their own skills and intuition to pursue the business fundamentals that drove success.”

“It’s a great honor to receive this award, but it’s a recognition of our entire team,” said Newton. “Thanks to their dedication and hard work, we overcame extraordinary challenges and are poised to help our brands take their success to the next level.”

United Franchise Group is a family of affiliated brands from a variety of business-to-business and consumer industries, which benefit from UFG’s global network and almost four decades in the franchising industry.

Ray Titus, Founder and CEO of United Franchise Group said, “We are all proud of Todd and thrilled to see him win this prestigious recognition for his remarkable leadership and contributions to the growth of our company and its long-term success. There is no CFO more deserving.”

Newton was appointed Chief Financial Officer of United Franchise Group in 2008. He leads the global finance team, managing all financial aspects of the company’s worldwide operations. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting with a minor in computer science.