Awards & Recognition
We are grateful to the business communities and industries we serve for their recognition of our business, financial, energy, and women's leadership.
Recipient of The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) prestigious 2019 Woman Business Owner Awards.
Recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as Who's Who in Energy for 3 consecutive years (2014-2017).
Invited to join Houston based Pink Petro™ (for-profit) Executive Advisory Board and join forces with other leaders to help close the diversity and reputation gap in the energy industry.
In 2015, honored with a nomination for the South Texas Energy Economic Roundtable (STEER) Community Impact Award by Eagle Ford Oil and Gas Operators for efforts and women's leadership in founding The Women's Energy Network South Texas (WEN South Texas).
In 2014, named BEST CFO for Private Medium Companies by the Business Journal.
2019 WBOA WINNER
NAWBO'S WOMAN OWNED BUSINESS AWARD
Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, CEO and Founder of The Energy CFO®, is one of six San Antonio women who are recipients of the prestigious National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) 2019 Woman Business Owner Award. Paula founded The Energy CFO in the heart of the Eagle Ford back in 2013 at the apex of the Shale boom. At the time (and still today), she is one of a very small number of women entrepreneurs in the oil and gas business. She has overcome many obstacles, including surviving one of the worst energy sector downturns since the 1980s.
"In 6 short years, The Energy CFO has evolved and diversified her business more than some companies have in 20 years. The ability to be so innovative is a great talent, and Paula will continue to rise and be even more successful than she is now", says Shirley Crandall, President of NAWBO San Antonio.
2014 BEST CFO
Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, MST CPA was awarded BEST CFO for Private Medium Companies by her peers and the San Antonio Business Journal. Paula helps “…hard driving entrepreneurs and executives startup, fix, and grow companies for a living”. She is one of a small group of GenX and women energy professionals who have logged more than 20 years in the industry by working domestically and internationally. These days you will find her in South Texas, Houston or along the Gulf Coast petrochemical complex helping private science, technology, energy, renewables, and manufacturing companies. Paula is a Texas CPA in good standing and specializes in both corporate and entrepreneurial finance. She is also an advanced Spanish speaker.
OUR LEADERSHIP'S AWARDS
Paula Waggoner-Aguilar Named Who's Who in Energy 2016-2017
San Antonio Business Journal November 25, 2016, by Tony Quesada
The Energy CFO® CEO Paula Waggoner-Aguilar has made 2016-2017 Who's Who in Energy list! She is super excited to be included among such a talented and diversified group of energy experts. This is our THIRD YEAR and we could not be more grateful to still be standing as we come out of this downturn. The Energy CFO® was initially established to help energy, renewable and other cleantech entrepreneurs operating in the Eagle Ford accelerate their growth by providing access to experienced CFO leadership that is typically not available to early and mid-stage private companies. We developed a reliable outsourced CFO resource model tailored to the needs of startups and middle-market businesses that clients could plug and play into their organizations.
San Antonio Business Journal February 8, 2016, by Sergio Chapa
Pink Petro, the online social media platform for women working in the energy sector is getting some firepower on its board. Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, the founder of The Energy CFO and the Women's Energy Network South Texas Chapter, said she is backing the for-profit social entrepreneur, Katie Mehnert because she sees the value the technology platform brings in support of women who work in the energy industry on a global scale." Paula says she is "committed to efforts and initiatives to promote an inclusive workforce, encourage women to pursue STEM careers, and support the next generation in their challenge to provide safe, affordable energy for all".
Paula Waggoner-Aguilar Named Who's Who in Energy 2015-2016
San Antonio Business Journal November 25, 2015, by Tony Quesada
The Energy CFO President & CEO, Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, has been recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as a key Texas energy player in its Who’s Who in Energy 2015-2016 list. This is her second year to be nominated to the prestigious list of National Energy players. Paula has worked in this industry for more than 20 years and is a highly experienced finance and accounting executive (a CPA). She has managed companies through several ups and downs and has plenty of experience turning around business units and operations for Fortune 500 and private companies. Paula has worked in 15+ countries, managed businesses as large as $20 Billion in revenues and $10 Billion in assets under construction, and is one of the few women to have served in the leadership team of one of the billionaire US Shale frackers.
C-Suite Winner. San Antonio Entrepreneur and Energy CFO Paula Waggoner-Aguilar Named 2014 Best CFO for Private Medium Companies
San Antonio Business Journal October 24, 2014
In 2014, Paula was awarded BEST CFO for Private Medium Companies by her peers and the San Antonio Business Journal. Paula helps “…hard driving entrepreneurs and executives startup, fix, and grow companies for a living”. She is one of a small group of GenX and women energy professionals who have logged more than 20 years in the industry by working domestically and internationally. These days you will find her in South Texas or along the Gulf Coast helping private energy and technology companies. Paula is a Texas CPA in good standing and specializes in both corporate and entrepreneurial finance.
San Antonio Entrepreneur and Energy CFO Paula Waggoner-Aguilar Named Who's Who in Energy 2014-2015
San Antonio Business Journal October 1, 2014, & December 1, 2014, by Susan Saporito
The Energy CFO, LLC President Paula Waggoner-Aguilar has been recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as a key Alamo City oil & gas player in its 2014-2015 Who’s Who in Energy list. Paula is an entrepreneur, a Texas CPA, and an Energy / #oil and #gas #CFO. She specializes in entrepreneurial energy finance™, corporate finance, and risk management. She serves private clients involved in traditional hydrocarbon businesses, wind renewables, and emerging clean technology in South Texas, the Eagle Ford, and in the energy capital (Houston, Texas).
Women's Energy Network...20 Years of Advancing Women in Energy May 2014 by Tara N. Wilfong
Growing nationally and beyond…” the latest chapter to round out WEN’s recent expansion boom…is South Texas”, which incorporates the areas of San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Central Eagle Ford, and west to Laredo. “As the chapter approaches its first year anniversary, WEN South Texas already boasts the fourth-largest membership of WEN’s national seven national chapters. With 180 members and steadily growing, the South Texas Chapter covers one of the largest geographic areas and most profitable oilfields, drawing women from hundreds of miles away”. “Our unique approach to membership is not only impressing people, but it’s also changing attitudes about the tough-as-nails women who are working and SUCCEEDING in traditionally male-dominated industries like oil and gas, petrochemical refineries, renewable and nuclear power, and oilfield services,” said Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, the founding South Texas Chapter President and Owner of The Energy CFO, LLC based in San Antonio, Texas.
Shale Oil & Gas Magazine Jan/Feb 2014 Issue by Joyce Venema
The founding board of the Women's Energy Network South Texas has worked tirelessly to make the organization an essential part of the South Texas energy community. The organization is now 120 members strong and continues to gain momentum. Joyce Venema's interview with the 2013-2014 Founding President of WEN South Texas, Paula Waggoner-Aguilar. She talks about the founding board's aspirations for WEN to be a catalyst for inspiring, developing, and promoting a deep pool of energy leaders throughout South Texas and encouraging young women to enter STEM disciplines.