Sonja A Utke
Vice President, Finance
Sonja A. Utke is the VP of Finance for CustomersFirst Now, LLC. She leads all aspects of finance and sales forecasting for the company. She has over 30 years of in-depth experience across Financial Planning & Analysis, Transactional Accounting and Data Management.
Prior to CFN, Sonja worked for IHS, Inc. Most recently, she was a Senior Director, Business Transformation, where she led a team that eliminated siloed processes and fragmented reporting by migrating master data onto a global SAP platform. She used her finance background to be an advocate for her operational partners by identifying and eliminating pain points. The team migrated 30+ legacy applications ($1.5B revenue) over the course of seven releases, all on time and under budget.
Her earlier career with IHS spanned over 10 years in Financial Planning & Analysis, where she architected a financial reporting model that provided meaningful metrics to both IHS management and the investment community. She was a key contributor to IHS’s IPO and assisted in a seamless transition from private to public company
She also spent nearly 14 years managing transactional accounting teams.
In addition to business leadership, Sonja is a passionate advocate for social responsibility. While at IHS, she served as a Sustainability Champion for their largest site and was nominated for Sustainability Role Model.
Sonja is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado with a BS in Finance. She and her husband live in Colorado.