AUSTIN, TEXAS (July 17, 2015)– Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, announces its Chief Financial Officer Ann Yett was recognized with an Austin Business Journal Legacy CFO Award. The lifetime achievement award recognizing outstanding CFOs was presented on July 16. Previous recipients include CFOs of Freescale, National Instruments and Dell.
“We’re so proud to see one of our finest recognized and held in such high esteem by her peers in the Austin business community,” said Chris Heller, CEO, Keller Williams. “Ann’s ability to provide expert strategic guidance while keeping a keen eye on details has defined her service to our company during a period of explosive growth.” ”
Yett has served as CFO for Keller Williams for nine years, leading accounting, finance and tax teams and overseeing global financial operations. During Yett’s tenure, the real estate franchise has achieved record growth, productivity and profitability gains and expanded into 10 new worldwide regions.
“I am humbled and honored to be the recipient of this year’s CFO Legacy Award. The past recipients truly represent a Who’s Who of financial leaders in our community,” Yett said. “As CFO, the opportunity to be part of the rapid growth and strong culture of Keller Williams has been a very rewarding experience.”
“Ann Yett is a phenomenal CFO,” Keller Williams President John Davis said. “She’s brilliant, principled and makes everyone around her better. Ann’s talent for controlling expenses and identifying investment opportunities has helped fuel our growth, increasing opportunities for our associates and their families.”
Prior to joining Keller Williams, Yett served in various financial leadership roles, including as CFO, vice president, controller and audit manager for leading Austin-based publishing, consulting and technology companies. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and is a certified public accountant.
In 2014, Keller Williams was named one of the Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security, ranked No. 2 in sales growth percentage on the Franchise Times 200 and made Inc.’s Honor Roll of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
Austin-Texas based Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the world with 700 offices and 120,000 associates across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. In 2015, Training Magazine named Keller Williams the No. 1 training organization across all industries in the world.
Since 1983, Keller Williams has grown exponentially and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards agents as stakeholders. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes, commercial and farm and ranch properties.
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