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George Tsounis Recognized As Finalist In Socal CIO Of The Year ORBIE Awards

August 22, 2022

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2022 – George Tsounis, chief technology officer at Stretto, a market-leading technology and bankruptcy-services firm, was named a finalist for the 2022 SoCal CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Awards in the Corporate category, presented by the SoCal CIO Leadership Association. The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program in the United States. It honors chief information officers, and those in equivalent roles, who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership.

“George’s recognition in the SoCal CIO of the Year Awards program is well-deserved,” comments Eric Kurtzman, co-CEO at Stretto. “Over the past year, he has transformed the technology ecosystem at Stretto, elevating his team, processes and technology to an enhanced level. We feel fortunate to have George as a member of our executive committee and wish him the best of luck as an awards finalist.”

In his role as chief technology officer at Stretto, George leverages over 25 years of substantive B2B and B2C technology expertise and a long track record of achieving significant results enabling business growth and success through the creation and execution of strategic department and business-development plans. George’s previous success in leading the software development of dynamic, large-scale, and highly complex technology solutions, as well as the re-engineering of existing platforms, for mid-sized, growth-oriented, business aligns well with Stretto’s vision for its evolution as it continues to expand operations.

“I’m honored to have been chosen as a finalist for this prestigious award among so many highly respected technology leaders from the Southern California region,” George comments. “This recognition would not have been possible without the support of my entire team at Stretto and many professionals whom I’ve had the privilege to work with and learn from throughout my career.”

Since the ORBIE Award’s inception in 1998, more than 1,800 CIOs have been honored as finalists and more than 500 CIO of the Year winners have been recognized. Winners are selected by an independent peer-review process, led by prior ORBIE recipients, based upon leadership and management effectiveness, business value created by technology innovation, the size and scope of responsibilities, and engagement in industry and community endeavors.  More than 155 nominations were received for this year’s award program. Finalists will be honored at the CIO Awards event on November 11, 2022, attended by technology professionals and business leaders celebrating CIO leadership and innovation success.

About Stretto Stretto delivers a full spectrum of technology tools, case-management services, and depository solutions to fiduciaries. Offering a comprehensive suite of corporate-restructuring and consumer-bankruptcy capabilities along with multi-faceted deposit and disbursement services, Stretto provides an unparalleled portfolio of solutions under the executive leadership of industry veterans Eric Kurtzman and Jonathan Carson. Sitting at the center of the bankruptcy ecosystem, Stretto leverages deep-industry expertise and market insights to facilitate every aspect of case and cash management for its corporate-restructuring and consumer-bankruptcy clients, as well as fiduciaries and other industry professionals. For more information about Stretto, visit

August 22, 2022