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2017 Winners
Most Admired Leaders
 
Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and Chairman of SolarCity
Jeffrey Preston "Jeff" Bezos - Founder and CEO of Amazon.com
Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet, Inc.
Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Ellison - co-Founder of Oracle Corporation
Marc Russell Benioff - Founder, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com
Mark Zuckerberg - CEO of Facebook
Mary Teresa Barra, CEO of General Motors
Melinda Gates, cofounder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Satya Nadella - CEO - Microsoft
Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
 
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CEO Awards
 
CEO of the Year
Gold Winners
Barney Haye, The Founder/Entrepreneur - CEO - TransVault (Clevedon, North Somerset, UK - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software)
Ben Legg, The Metrics Person - AdParlor (New York, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services)
Bill Donoghue, The Leader - CEO - Skillsoft (Nashua, NH USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Business Products and Services)
Darin G. Billerbeck, The Leader - President and Chief Executive Officer - Lattice Semiconductor (Portlaned, OR USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Others: Semiconductor)
David Reid, The Visionary - Co-Founder & CEO - EaseCentral (San Francisco, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) 
Derek Collison, The Founder/Entrepreneur - Founder and CEO - Apcera, Inc. (San Francisco, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Eugene Xiong, The Visionary - Founder and CEO Foxit Software Inc. (Fremont, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Others… PDF Solutions)
Fred Cooper, The Challenger - CEO and Founder - ARIIX, LLC (Bountiful, UT USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
Garry Drummond, The Founder/Entrepreneur - Founder-CEO - 802 Secure, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Software)
Gary Cardone, Visionary Leader - Chargebacks911 (Tampa Bay, FL USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Security Services)
Jean Henri Lhuillier, The Maverick - President and CEO - PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking)
Joe Wang, The Founder/Entrepreneur - CEO - Impartner Software, Inc. (South Jordan, UT USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) 
Kevin Klock, The Leader - President and CEO - Talking Rain Beverage Company (Preston, WA, USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Food & Beverage)
Landon Ray, The Visionary - CEO/Founder - ONTRAPORT (Santa Barbara, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Luke Kervin, The Dedicated - Cofounder/Co-CEO - PatientPop, Inc. (Santa Monica, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Michael Tetterton, The Founder/Entrepreneur - CEO and President - Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, Kentucky, USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Nicholas P. Clark, The Strategist - CEO and Executive Director - Alexium International Group Limited (Greer, SC USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Chemicals)
Promoth Manghat, The Challenger - CEO - UAE Exchange (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Others: Money Transfer and Foreign Exchange)
Roy Dekel, The Leader - CEO - Setschedule LLC (Irvine, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software)
Steven Bearak, The Team Builder - CEO - IdentityForce, Inc. (Framingham, MA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Software)
Stuart McClure, The Daredevil - Co-Founder and CEO - Cylance, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Security Software)
Tagui Veronica Manoyan, The Challenger - CEO - Bon Choix Couture Inc. (Glendale, CA USA - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Media & Entertainment)
Troy McQuagge, The Leader - President and CEO - USHEALTH Group, Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Insurance)
Upinder Zutshi, The Communicator - Managing Director & CEO - Infinite Computer Solutions (Bengaluru, India - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services)
 
Management Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Fred Cooper, CEO and Founder - ARIIX, LLC (Bountiful, UT USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services) - Team members include: Mark Wilson, Jeff Yates, Riley Timmer, Deanna Latson, Wenhan Zhang, Ian Chandler
 
Female CEO of the Year - 11 - 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, The Visionary - President/CEO - RippleNami, Inc. (San Diego, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) 
Silver Winner
Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, The Dedicated - CEO - Hawthorne Direct (Los Angeles, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
 
Female CEO of the Year - 100 - 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Jennifer Tejada, The Customer Focused - CEO - PagerDuty (San Francisco, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software)
 
Female CEO of the Year - 500 - 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Tina Hodges, The Corporate Social Responsibility Leader - Chief Executive and Chief Experience Officer - Advance Financial (Nashville, TN USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking)
Silver Winners
Kim Perell, The Founder/Entrepreneur - CEO - Amobee, Inc. (San Diego, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Sharon Rowlands, The Mentor - CEO - ReachLocal, Inc. (Woodland Hills, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
 
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Most Innovative CEO - 11 - 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Garry Drummond, Founder-CEO - 802 Secure, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Software) for Proposing solutions that simplify deployment, assessment, and protection of IoT and legacy wireless networks
 
Most Innovative CEO - 100 - 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Or Shani, Chief Executive Officer - Albert (New York, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for Visionary behind the company’s signature technology, Albert – the world’s first and only self-driven marketing and advertising platform
Silver Winner
Shawn Farshchi, President and CEO - Aryaka Networks, Inc. (Milpitas, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Telecommunications) for Ability to empathize with the IT buyer and build products and solutions that truly enable business execution
 
Most Innovative CEO - 500 - 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Darin G. Billerbeck, President and Chief Executive Officer - Lattice Semiconductor (Portland, OR USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Others: Semiconductor) for Billerbeck continued Lattice’s innovation with the development of CrossLink™, the first programmable Application Specific Standard Product (pASSP) combing the design flexibility and time-to-market benefits of an FPGA with the highly integrated function and cost optimization benefits of an ASSP
 
Admin Assistant to CEO - 11 - 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Brianna Sturm, Executive Assistant to the CEO - TOPS Software (Clearwater, FL USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
Silver Winner
Vladislava Russeva, Administrative Assistant to the CEO - Smart Energy Group (Sofia, Bulgaria - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Energy & Utilities)
 
Admin Assistant to CEO - 100 - 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Michelle Hunt, Executive Administrative Assistant - Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, Kentucky, USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
 
Executive of the Year - 100 - 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Kathy Lord, VP of Sales - Intacct (San Jose, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) 
Silver Winner
Mark Wilson, President and Founder - ARIIX, LLC (Bountiful, UT USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
 
Executive of the Year - 500 - 2,499 Employee
Gold Winner
Jose R. Costa, Group President - Driven Brands (Charlotte, NC USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Automotive & Related Equipment)
 
Founder, Entrepreneur or Partner of the Year - 11 - 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Garry Drummond, Founder-CEO - 802 Secure, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Security Software) 
 
Founder, Entrepreneur or Partner of the Year - 100 - 499 Employees
Gold Winners
Felix Van de Maele, Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Collibra, Inc. (New York, NY USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) 
Alex Barrotti, Founder & CEO - TouchBistro, Inc. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Food & Beverage)
Silver Winners
Luke Kervin, Cofounder/Co-CEO - PatientPop, Inc. (Santa Monica, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Michael Tetterton, CEO and President - Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, Kentucky, USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
 
Products, Upgrades, and Innovation of the Year - 11 - 99 Employees
Gold Winner
iQ media (Conshohocken, PA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for iQ Media Real Time TV Analytics
Silver Winner
root9B (Colorado Springs, CO USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) for ORKOS v2.0
Bronze Winner
Impartner Software, Inc. (South Jordan, UT USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) for Impartner PRM
 
Products, Upgrades, and Innovation of the Year - 100 - 499 Employees
Gold Winner
USHEALTH Group, Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Insurance) for PremierChoice
Silver Winner
ARIIX, LLC (Bountiful, UT USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for Jouvé Skin System
 
Products, Upgrades, and Innovation of the Year - 500 - 2,499
Gold Winner
PRO Unlimited (San Francisco, CA USA - 500 - 2,499 Employees - Industry: Others… Contingent Workforce Management) for Wand 
 
Products, Upgrades, and Innovation of the Year - 2,500 or more Employee
Gold Winner
Verint Systems, Inc. (Melville, NY USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Verint Voice of the Customer™ v15.1
 
CEO Excellence of the Year
Gold Winner
Don Mal, Chief Executive Officer - Vena Solutions (Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) for CEO leads triple digit revenue growth — for fifth straight year
Silver Winner
Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO - PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Cebuana Lhuillier Disaster Resilience Campaign: Reinforcing the Filipino’s Indomitable Spirit
 
Best Overall Company of the Year - 11 - 99 Employees
Gold Winner
LECMPA (Southfield, MI USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Insurance)
 
Best Overall Company of the Year - 100 - 499 Employees
Gold Winner
ARIIX, LLC (Bountiful, UT USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
Silver Winner
USHEALTH Group, Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Insurance)
 
Best Overall Company of the Year - 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking)  
 
Innovative Company of the Year
Gold Winner
Apcera, Inc. (San Francisco, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Silver Winner
ARIIX, LLC (Bountiful, UT USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
 
Startup of the Year - 2014
Gold Winner
PatientPop, Inc. (Santa Monica, CA USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) - November 2014
Silver Winner
Telemart (Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Retail) - January 2014
 
Startup of the Year - 2015
Gold Winner
EaseCentral (San Francisco, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) - January 2015
Silver Winner
RippleNami, Inc. (San Diego, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) - February 2015
Bronze Winner
TeleMed2U (Roseville, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) - January 2015
 
Startup of the Year - 2016
Gold Winner
Bin Qasim Enterprises (Peshawar, Khyber Pukhtun Khwa, Pakistan - 1 - 10 Employees - Industry: Wholesale & Distribution) - January 2016
 
Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative - 11 - 99 Employees
Gold Winner
RippleNami, Inc. (San Diego, CA USA - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) for RippleNami, Inc. - Connecting the Unconnected
 
Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative - 100 - 499 Employees
Gold Winner
USHEALTH Group, Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas USA - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Insurance) for bring HOPE into communities all across America
 
Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative - 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Cebuana Lhuillier Disaster Resilience Campaign 
 
Apps
Gold Winner
TouchBistro, Inc. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Food & Beverage) for TouchBistro iPad POS for Restaurants
 
Videos - Brand Awareness or Entertainment
Gold Winner
Leidos (Reston, VA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) for Leidos Day 1 Video - Creative and production includes: Joe Knapp - Senior Producer 
 
Websites, Design, and Content - Best Overall Web Design
Gold Winner
TransVault (Clevedon, North Somerset, UK - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) - Creative and production includes: Nicholas Menelaou, TransVault - Web Developer, Sara Appleyard, TransVault - Content Editor, Steve Bird, TransVault - Project Manager, Marcella Mazzucca, TransVault - Project Leader
 
White Paper or Research Report
Gold Winner
TransVault (Clevedon, North Somerset, UK - 11 - 99 Employees - Industry: Information Technology Software) for Making Office 365 a One-Stop-Shop for Email Records Compliance - Creative and production includes: Sara Appleyard, TransVault - Main Author, Steve Goodman, Microsoft MVP - Forward Author
 
Milestone of the Year - 100 - 499 Employees
Gold Winner
INSIGHTEC (Tirat Carmel, Haifa, Israel - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for First MRI-guided focused ultrasound platform FDA-approved to treat essential tremor
Silver Winner
Vena Solutions (Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 100 - 499 Employees - Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) for Vena Raises $30M to Continue Growth in Corporate Performance Management
 
Milestone of the Year - 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
Leidos (Reston, VA USA - 2,500 or more Employees - Industry: Information Technology Services) for Leidos and Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions Deal
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"Congratulations to all the 2017 winners"