Graycliff Capital Partners, LLC (“Graycliff”) is proud to announce that Caitlin Steelman, Chief Financial Officer, was recently recognized as 2021 Senior Financial Executive of the Year in the Small Business category by the Upstate CFO Council. The Upstate CFO Council, along with sponsor Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG), presented the 2021 Upstate CFO Council award recipients with their plaques this week.  The honorees were chosen based on their dedication, diligence, and commitment to excellence as Senior Financial Executives.

DHG team members Donna Hammett and Jane Ko were on hand to present the awards with founder of the Upstate CFO Council Robert Bendetti.   In presenting the awards, Robert Bendetti quoted Aristotle by stating that “we are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”

The 2021 Upstate CFO Council Award Winners are:

Senior Financial Executive – Small Business
Caitlin Steelman
Graycliff Capital Partners

Senior Financial Executive – Medium Business
Ian Bradley
T&S Brass

Senior Financial Executive – Large Business
Matt Cooney

Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG) is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is among the Top 20 largest accounting and advisory firms in the nation. In addition to comprehensive assurance, tax and advisory services, the firm goes to market by major industry focus and serves clients internationally and in all 50 states.

The purpose of the Upstate CFO Council is to provide an educational forum for Senior Financial Executives to share best practices, to discuss current financial issues, and to learn about current topics related to the performance of their job.  If you are a Senior Financial Executive and you would like to join, please visit