2014 Winners

2nd Annual 2014 CEO World Awards

Business Awards Winners

Most Admired Leaders

Jeffrey “Jeff” Weiner – CEO of LinkedIn
Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos – Founder and CEO of Amazon.com
Lawrence “Larry” Page – CEO of Google
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison – co-Founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation
Linus Benedict Torvalds – principal force behind the development of the Linux kernel
Marc Russell Benioff – Founder, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com
Mark Zuckerberg – CEO of Facebook
Satya Nadella – CEO – Microsoft
Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs – was co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
W. Craig Jelinek – President and CEO of Costco Wholesale

CEO of the Year

Gold Winners
Abraham George Issa, The Environmental Sustainability Leader – CEO – Global Efficient Energy LLC (Fort Worth, TX USA) – Industry: Envrionmental Products and Services
Anant Gupta, The Result-Oriented – President and CEO – HCL Technologies Ltd. (Noida, UP India) – Industry: Information Technology Services
Andy Lombard, The Maverick – Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board of Directors – SocialWhirled (Phoenix, AZ USA) – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
Bill Goodwyn, The Result-Oriented – Discovery Education (Charlotte, NC USA) – Industry: Education
Bjarni Thorvardarson, The Visionary – Chief Executive Officer & Director – Hibernia Networks (Summit, NJ USA) – Industry: Telecommunications
Brent D. Lang, The Visionary – President and CEO – Vocera Communications, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA) – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech
Bruce Ballengee, The Visionary – Pariveda Solutions (Dallas,TX USA) – Industry: Information Technology Services
Burton Goldfield, The Challenger – President and CEO – TriNet (San Leandro, CA USA) – Industry: Human Resources
Chris Loughlin, The Enthusiast – Chief Executive Officer – Travelzoo (Austin, TX USA) – Industry: Travel
Chris MacFarland, The Challenger – CEO – Masergy Communications, Inc. (Plano, TX USA) – Industry: Information Technology Services
Daniel Cane, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Modernizing Medicine (Boca Raton, FL USA) – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech
Daniel Farrar, The Visionary – Chief Executive Officer – Switchfly, Inc. (San Francisco, CA USA) – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS
Dave Bowen, The Globalist – CEO – MM4 (MarketMaker4) (Chicago, IL USA) – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS
David Karandish, The Visionary – Answers Corporation (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) – Industry: Internet/Cloud Computing
Dr R Sukumar, The Teacher – CEO and President – Optimal Strategix Group (Newtown, PA USA) – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
Jean Henri D. Lhuillier, The Visionary – President and Chief Executive Officer – PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines) – Industry: Diversified Services
Jefferson G. Pedersen, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Founder & CEO – PW Companies (Sandy, UT, USA) – Industry: Retail
John Trobough, The Innovator – President and CEO – Narus, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA USA) – Industry: Security Services
Joseph Stettinius Jr., The Challenger – CEO – Cassidy Turley (Washington, DC USA) – Industry: Real Estate & Construction
Kenny Ogilvie, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO – EHS Support LLC (Pittsburgh, PA USA) – Industry: Consulting
Laila Suhail, The Dedicated – Chief Executive Officer – Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE) (Dubai) – industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
Mark Organ, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Chief Executive Officer – Influitive (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS
Michael Tetterton, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA) – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
Miguel Valdés Faura, The Globalist – CEO and co-Founder – Bonitasoft (San Francisco, CA USA and Grenoble, France)
Mike Coney, The Leader – President and CEO – Unitrends (Burlington, Massachusetts USA) – Industry: Information Technology Hardware and Software / Data Protection
Paula Phelan, The Industry Savvy – CEO and Founder – Nadel Phelan, Inc. (Scotts Valley, CA USA) – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
Ray Rothrock, Rock Star – RedSeal Networks (Sunnyvale, CA USA) – Industry: Security Software
Robert Reid, The Customer Focused – CEO – Intacct (San Jose, CA USA) – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS
Roman Stanek, The Leader – Founder and CEO – GoodData (San Francisco, CA USA) – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS
Scott Ferber, The Visionary – Chairman and CEO – Videolgoy New York, NY USA) Industry: Advertising Technology
Teresa Freeborn, The Communicator – President and Chief Executive Officer – Xceed Financial Credit Union (El Segundo, CA USA) – Industry: Financial Services and Banking
Therese Tucker, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO – BlackLine Systems (Woodland Hills, CA USA) – Industry: Internet/Cloud Computing
Tony Safoian, The Visionary – CEO and President – SADA Systems (North Hollywood, CA USA) – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS

Female CEO of the Year

Female CEO of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
Gold Winner
Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, The Focused – Chief Executive Officer – Hawthorne Direct (Los Angeles, CA USA) Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations

Female CEO of the Year – Financial Services and Banking
Gold Winner
Teresa Freeborn, The Communicator – President and Chief Executive Officer – Xceed Financial Credit Union (El Segundo, CA USA) – Industry: Financial Services and Banking

Female CEO of the Year – Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
Gold Winner
Laila Suhail, The Dedicated – Chief Executive Officer – Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE) (Dubai) – industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure

Female CEO of the Year – Insurance
Gold Winner
Susan Tukel, The Leader – President – LECMPA (Southfield, MI USA) – Industry: Insurance – 11 – 2,499 Employees

Female CEO of the Year – Security Services
Gold Winner
Amy Kothari, The Team Builder – President and CEO – Alarm Capital Alliance (Newtown Square, PA USA) – industry: Security Services

Female CEO of the Year – Telecommunications
Gold Winner
Anousheh Ansari, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO & co-Founder – Prodea Systems (Richardson, TX USA) – Industry: Telecommunications

Most Innovative CEO

Most Innovative CEO of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
Gold Winner
Will Margiloff, CEO – IgnitionOne (New York, NY USA) Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations

Most Innovative CEO of the Year – Business Products and Services
Gold Winner
John Visentin, Executive Chairman & CEO – Novitex Enterprise Solutions (Stamford, CT USA) – Industry: Business Products and Services

Most Innovative CEO of the Year – Mobile/Wireless
Gold Winner
Stephen R. Rizzone, President and Chief Executive Officer – Energous Corporation (San Jose, CA USA) – Industry: Mobile/Wireless

Most Innovative CEO of the Year – Semiconductor
Gold Winner
Bel Lazar, President & Chief Executive Officer – API Technologies Corp. (Los Angeles, CA USA) – Industry: Semiconductor

Company/ Organization

Best Company to Work For – Cloud Computing/SaaS
Gold Winner
Switchfly, Inc. (San Francisco, CA USA) – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS

Best Company to Work For – Computer Software
Gold Winner
Beeline (Jacksonville, FL USA) – Industry: Computer Software

Best Company to Work For – Diversified
Gold Winner
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines) – Industry: Diversified

Best Company to Work For – Internet/New Media
Gold Winner
Wajam (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – Industry: Internet/New Media

Best New Start-Up Company of the Year
Gold Winner
Interana (Menlo Park, CA USA) – Industry: IT Software

Business Expansion of the Year (e.g. new markets, new partners, etc.)
Gold Winner
Verint (Melville, NY USA) – Industry: IT Software

Company Growth of the Year (e.g. new products, new offices, new employees, etc.)
Gold Winner
Wajam (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – Industry: Internet/New Media

Fastest Growing Company of the Year
Gold Winner
Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA) – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure

Innovative Company of the Year
Gold Winners
Aternity (Westborough, MA USA) – Industry: IT Software
ZL Technologies, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA) – Industry: IT Software

International Company of the Year – Computer Software
Gold Winner
Beeline (Jacksonville, FL USA) – Industry: Computer Software

International Company of the Year – Telecommunications
Gold Winner
NQ Mobile (Dallas, TX USA & Beijing, China) – Industry: Telecommunications

Corporate and PR Campaigns of the Year
Gold Winner
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines) for Quest to Be the Best Vision Launch

Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year
Gold Winner
Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines)

Blog, Web, and Social Media

Best Blog of the Year
Gold Winner
Intralinks (New York, NY USA) for CollaboristaBlog – http://blogs.intralinks.com/collaborista/ – Industry: Business Products and Services

Best Social Media Impact of the Year
Gold Winner
Norse Corporation (San Mateo, CA USA) for Norse Live Attack Map – http://map.ipviking.com

Best Website of the Year – Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech
Gold Winner
Vocera Communications, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA) for http://www.vocera.com – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech

Best Website of the Year – IT Software
Gold Winner
Interana (Menlo Park, CA USA) for http://www.interana.com – Industry: IT Software

Best Website of the Year – Travel
Gold Winner
Travelzoo (New York, NY USA) for http://www.travelzoo.com – Industry: Travel

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations of the Year – Business Products and Services
Gold Winner
Intralinks (New York, NY USA) for Intralinks DealNexus – Industry: Business Products and Services

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations of the Year – Consumer Products and Services
Gold Winner
iSmart Alarm, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA USA) for iCamera KEEP – Industry: Consumer Products and Services

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations of the Year – Enterprise Software
Gold Winner
ForgeRock (San Francisco, CA USA) for Open Identity Stack – Industry: Enterprise Software

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations of the Year – Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech
Gold Winner
Vocera Communications, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA) for Vocera Care Experience – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations of the Year – Information Technology Hardware
Gold Winner
Diablo Technologies (San Jose, CA USA) for MCS ULLtraDIMM – Industry: Information Technology Hardware

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations of the Year – Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
Snowbound Software (Waltham, MA USA) for VirtualViewer HTML5 Version 3.4 – Industry: Information Technology Software

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations of the Year – Mobile/Wireless
Gold Winner
Energous Corporation (Pleasanton, CA USA) for WattUp™ Technology – Industry: Mobile/Wireless

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations of the Year – Security Services
Gold Winner
Secure Channels Inc. (Irvine, CA USA) for Secure Channels Cloud Services Suite – Industry: Security Services

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations of the Year – Security Software
Gold Winner
Elastica (San Jose, CA USA) for CloudSOC™ – Industry: Security Software

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations of the Year – Telecommunications
Gold Winner
RingCentral (San Mateo, CA USA) for RingCentral Office – Industry: Telecommunications