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Ashley Vukovits Honored Among Indianapolis Business Journal's Women of Influence

November 12, 2015

The Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) has named Interactive Intelligence’s chief financial officer (CFO) Ashley Vukovits among its 2015 Women of Influence.  She and 19 other IBJ influential women were honored at a breakfast at Indiana Roof Ballroom Nov. 5.

This very prestigious honor recognizes women in Indiana who are at the top of their field, based on professional excellence, leadership, vision, community service and mentoring.

Vukovits has 20-plus years of experience in corporate accounting and financial management. Since 2003, she has served in finance roles at Interactive Intelligence, a global provider of software and cloud services for customer engagement, unified communications and collaboration.

"We looked all over the country for the best CFO available and realized Ashley was just as competent as anyone we could find," said Dr. Donald Brown, Interactive Intelligence founder and CEO. "It was a delight to be able to promote her into the position and a credit to her talent and hard work. Although we focused on finding the best person for the job regardless of gender, I can't deny that it was a special pleasure to add a woman to our executive management team."

Vukovits actually has multiple roles at the company, serving as chief financial officer, senior vice president of administration, secretary and treasurer. During her time at Interactive Intelligence the company has grown from 300 employees to 2,200. Revenues have increased from just over $50 million in 2003 to more than $340 million in 2014.

Ashley Vukovits, CFO Interactive Intelligence (Photo: Business Wire)

The announcement noted that Vukovits has demonstrated professional excellence throughout her tenure at Interactive Intelligence. Examples include:

  • Introducing a leadership program for finance managers
  • Initiating the deployment of a new enterprise resource planning system
  • Managing a $150 million convertible debt offering to raise funds for the company's shift in market emphasis from software to cloud services.

In 2010, Vukovits helped launch the Interactive Intelligence Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable corporation dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk youth where she serves as the Foundation's treasurer.

In addition, Vukovits is also involved in numerous community activities, including serving on the advisory council for the Informatics: Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW), assisting with children's programs at the Julian Center of Indianapolis, and volunteering at the Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church.

Being a CFO of a public company during such dynamic times is a huge responsibility and challenge. As Dr. Brown noted, the honor is richly deserved. Congratulations to Ms. Vulovits.  

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere