Honors & Awards


Woman Business Owner of the Year 

"In 6 short years, The Energy CFO (cfo services company) 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.
Award Winner Entrepreneur of the Year

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 in South Texas.  She is one of a very small number of women entrepreneurs (and female cfos) in the energy business.  She has overcome many obstacles throughout her oil and gas career, including navigating her firm through one of the worst energy sector downturns since the 1980s.  

Photograph: Paula Waggoner-Aguilar and Roland Aguilar, CFO Co-owners attending NAWBO's Small Business Awards


#Womenmeanbusiness #Womeninfinance 

National Association of Women Business Owners

C-Suite Awards: Best CFO Private Companies

Our very own founder and energy cfo, Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, 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 female cfos and GenX energy professionals who have logged more than 25 years in the industry by working internationally and domestically.  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.

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The Energy CFO's Owner & Managing CFO, Paula Waggoner-Aguilar MST CPA
San Antonio C-Suite Awards Winner Best Chief Financial Officer Managing CFO Paula Waggoner
SABJ San Antonio Business Journal Awards
2014 BEST Chief Financial Officer TOP CFO The Energy CFO's Client CFO Paula Waggoner-Aguil

Who's Who In Energy

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Who's Who in Energy List 2015 2016 by San Antonio Business Journal Tony Quesada Nov. 25 20
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SABJ San Antonio Business Journal

The Energy CFO's Managing CFO, Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, has been recognized by her peers and the San Antonio Business Journal for her expertise in the energy sector as a senior finance and accounting executive. She is very honored to be included three consecutive years among such a talented and diversified group of energy experts across seven US energy areas that include San Antonio (where The Energy CFO is headquartered), Houston (her home for many years), and Dallas (where she was raised and spent the first part of her career).

Paula has worked in the energy industry more than 25 years and is a highly experienced global finance and accounting executive. She is also a Texas CPA and a member of the AICPA. Paula has managed companies through several sector and economic ups and downs and has a great deal of experience turning around companies and operations for Fortune 100, Fortune Global 500, foreign, and domestic private enterprises. She has worked on projects in 15+ countries, managed business as large as $2 Billion in annual revenues, more than $10 Billion in assets under construction at the same time, has served on executive leadership teams and business unit boards for more than a decade, and is one of the few women to have worked as an executive for one of the billionaire US Shale frackers.    

SA Woman Joins Houston's Pink Petro Board 

"This energy leader wants to help women working in the energy sector close the diversity gap on a global scale."
San Antonio Founder and CEO The Energy CFO Paula Waggoner-Aguilar Joins Houston based Pink
Pink Petro now ALLY Energy

Paula Waggoner-Aguilar Joins Board of Houston Startup Pink Petro

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".  

Photograph Courtesy of Pink Petro (now ALLY Energy) : Advisory Board Member Paula Waggoner-Aguilar (right) at #Herworld16 event in Houston.

#Womeninenergy #Diversityequityinclusion


STEER Community Impact Award Nomination

In 2015, The Energy CFO's CEO Paula Waggoner-Aguilar and the Women's Energy Network South Texas chapter she helped co-found was honored with a nomination for the South Texas Energy Economic Roundtable (STEER) Community Impact Award by Eagle Ford Oil and Gas Operators for their efforts and trailblazing leadership in building programs in South Texas that positively impact and support the oil and gas industry and help advance women working in traditionally male-dominated energy sectors. While they did not win the award, to be acknowledged by your peers is a reward in itself.


Credit goes to not only to the chapter co-founders and founding board, but also the women, men, other oil and gas organizations, and companies that stepped up and provided financial support, tapped their networks, volunteered, and provided social influence that first year. 

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The Energy CFO Serves Oil & Gas Operators Oilfield Services Oilfield Equipment Shale UnCon
Women's Energy Network South Texas Chapter