Dave Ptak is a Finalist for San Diego Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award


Dave Ptak, Co-founder and CFO of SolidProfessor

SolidProfessor CFO is Recognized for His Contributions

The San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) has recognized Dave Ptak, CFO & Partner of SolidProfessor, as a finalist in their 2015 CFO of the Year Awards. SolidProfessor is a San Diego based company that provides guided online learning experiences for engineers and designers.

The 9th annual event recognizes San Diego financial professionals for the roles they play in the success of their businesses and their positive impact on the company. According to SDBJ, these key financial professionals exemplify hard work, dedication, ethics and the ability to inspire others to work together to find solutions to business challenges. The San Diego Business Journal honors these financial professionals by hosting a reception and awards program to honor the winning individuals, companies and guests.

Dave’s 2014 professional achievements as CFO include increasing top line revenues and net profit. He focused on improving customer retention by building a strong customer engagement team that provides proactive customer service. He is passionate about building the SolidProfessor team, so prioritized hiring and retaining top talent.

Under Dave’s direction, SolidProfessor opened up a new business segment, educational institutions, and in 2014 grew it to nearly a quarter of the business. Dave is optimistic about this market, “With the highly technical skills that the growing engineering fields require, there is great opportunity to contribute to this field. I look forward to continuing to educate the next generation of engineers and designers through SolidProfessor.”


SolidProfessor specializes in creating highly technical content, specifically multimedia learning resources for software applications used in engineering and design. Over the past decade, SolidProfessor has pursued its passion for learning by developing thousands of hours of online multimedia resources for its members. To learn more, sign up for a free account or explore our website! 


John Farmer
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SolidProfessor Digital Marketing Manager and keeper of Rahn, the office dog.