Winners

2021 CEO World Awards Winners

9th Annual 2021 CEO World Awards

9th Annual 2021 CEO World Awards winners

Grand Globee Winners (alphabetically)

Best Version Media
NewAge, Inc.
P. F. Chang’s
Piano
Tek Leaders Inc.

2021 CEO World Awards Winners

CEO Achievers | Advocate of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Interim HealthCare Inc. | Sunrise, Florida, USA | Stepping Up: Home Healthcare’s Truest Advocate Through COVID-19 and Beyond | Jennifer Sheets |

CEO Achievers | Business Role Model of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Pushpay | Redmond, Washington, USA | Led Pushpay to a $150M strategic acquisition of Resi Media | Molly Matthews |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Hawke Media | Santa Monica, California, USA | Going remote allowed for national expansion and improved employee well-being | Erik Huberman |

CEO Achievers | Champion of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
BroadbandTV Corp. | Vancouver, B.C., Canada | Building a company that is truly Quadruple Bottom Line. | Shahrzad Rafati |

CEO Achievers | Transformation Leader Of The Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
CarParts.com | Torrance, California, USA | Reimagined the company’s financial discipline, operational excellence and customer service | Lev Peker |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Commvault | Tinton Falls, New Jersey, USA | Anticipating customer needs by delivering an Intelligent Data Services Platform | Sanjay Mirchandani |
P. F. Chang’s | Scottsdale, Arizona, USA | Brand Refresh locations outperforming 2019 sales by +11.2% | Damola Adamolekun |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNER
ASCIRA Global | Dubai, UAE | Established a million dollar company in UAE during Covid | John Sachtouras |
International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) | New York, NY USA | Driving a pandemic response centered on human health and well-being | Rachel Hodgdon |

CEO of the Year | Aerospace & Defense
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Hilton Software | Coral Springs, Florida, USA | Hilton Software continues to innovate software solutions and cloud-computing services | Dr. Hilton Goldstein |

CEO of the Year | Automotive, Transportation, Storage, and Logistics
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Echo Global Logistics | Chicago, Illinois, USA | Doug successfully navigated Echo through 20 acquisitions during his tenure. | Doug Waggoner |

CEO of the Year | Business Products
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Agiloft | Redwood City, California, USA | Laughlin’s leadership has driven revenue growth of 198% for Agiloft. | Eric Lauglin |

CEO of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
PromoRepublic | Palo Alto, California, USA | Created social media marketing platform for businesses with distributed marketing | Max Pecherskyi |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Piano | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA | Company revenue has grown by 400% since 2019 | Trevor Kaufman |

CEO of the Year | Consumer Products
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
NewAge, Inc. | Denver, Colarado, USA | Brent’s innovative approach to business is imagination at work. | Brent Willis |

CEO of the Year | Consumer Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
ABM Industries | New York, NY USA | The rapid rollout of ABM’s EnhancedClean program to fight COVID-19. | Scott Salmirs |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Columbia Care | New York, NY USA | Increased revenue year over year | Nicholas Vita |

CEO of the Year | Electronics
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Keysight Technologies | Santa Rosa, California, USA | Ron is the strategic CEO of Keysight, a multi-billion-dollar company. | Ron Nersesian |

CEO of the Year | Energy & Utilities
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
POWERHOME SOLAR | Mooresville, NC USA | Jayson Waller led POWERHOME SOLAR to 95% year-over-year revenue increase. | Jayson Waller |

CEO of the Year | Environmental Products and Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
ITRenew | Newark, California, USA | Redefined data center sustainability through circular economics | Aidin Aghamiri |

CEO of the Year | Food & Beverage
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
P. F. Chang’s | Scottsdale, Arizona, USA | Brand Refresh locations outperforming 2019 sales by +11.2% | Damola Adamolekun |

CEO of the Year | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Endologix | Irvine, California, USA | Transformed the Business to Beat the Industry Benchmark in Performance | Jeff Brown |

CEO of the Year | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
P. F. Chang’s | Scottsdale, Arizona, USA | Brand Refresh locations outperforming 2019 sales by +11.2% | Damola Adamolekun |

CEO of the Year | Human Resources
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Globalization Partners | Boston, Massachusetts, USA | 250 new global positions in 2021. 97% customer satisfaction rate. | Nicole Sahin |

CEO of the Year | Information Technology Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
SoftClouds LLC | San Diego, California, USA | Inc5000 in 2017, 2018, 2019 | Stevie Gold Winner 2020 | Balaji Ramchandran |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
CSS Corp | San Jose,, California, USA | Architect of the CSS Corp’s solid growth trajectory and resilience | Sunil Mittal |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNER
Tek Leaders Inc | Plano, Texas, USA | Achieved 771% 3 YoY growth since 2018 | Devender Reddy Aerrabolu |

CEO of the Year | Information Technology Software
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Whatfix | San Jose, California, USA | Grew Whatfix 3x amid historically challenging business circumstances. | Khadim Batti |

CEO of the Year | Manufacturing
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Feniex | Austin, Texas, USA | Feniex Quad, the world’s first 4-color emergency warning lighting line | Hamza Deyaf |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Starkey | Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA | Leading the hearing industry through innovation, technology and caring. | Brandon Sawalich |

CEO of the Year | Security Software
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
LogicGate | Chicago, Illinois, USA | LogicGate CEO, Matt Kunkel champions company momentum, GRC innovation | Matt Kunkel |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Darktrace | Cambridge, United Kingdom | Pioneer AI cyber security to protect thousands of organizations globally | Poppy Gustafsson |

CEO of the Year | Telecommunications
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Avaya | Raleigh, North Carolina, USA | Avaya’s Jim Chirico Drives Major Business Transformation and Customer Success | Jim Chirico |

CEO of the Year | Canada
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Centrilogic | Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | Substantial growth through strategic acquisitions, expanded services, and customer commitment | Robert Offley |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Consumer Protection BC | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada | Re-envisioning the office and work balance in a post-pandemic world | Robert Gialloreto |

CEO of the Year | Europe
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Darktrace | Cambridge, United Kingdom | Leads world’s top AI security company to innovation and IPO | Poppy Gustafsson |

CEO of the Year | Latin America
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Crawford & Company (Crawford) | Miami, Florida, USA | Led Crawford LATAM from decline, loss-making to growth and profitability | Roberto McQuattie |

CEO of the Year | USA
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
POWERHOME SOLAR | Mooresville, NC USA | Jayson Waller led POWERHOME SOLAR to 95% year-over-year revenue increase. | Jayson Waller |

Female CEO of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Yellow Dog Creative | Marquette, Michigan, USA | Building a great company with outstanding people, providing excellent service | Nancy Lynn O’Hare-Zika |

Female CEO of the Year | Business Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
NeuVector | San Jose, California, USA | Stepping in to scale a startup during an unexpected year | Stephanie Fohn |

Female CEO of the Year | Consumer Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
QNET | Hong Kong | Local service with a globalised business strategy and on-the-ground understanding | MALOU CALUZA |

Female CEO of the Year | Europe
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
SUSE | Nuremberg, Germany | Led largest software IPO in Europe to date | Melissa Di Donato |

Female CEO of the Year | USA
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Crux Intelligence | New York City, NY USA | Consistently delivered turnaround strategy and successful GTM at each company | Kathy Leake |

Innovator of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Best Version Media | Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA | Founded one of the country’s fastest-growing privately held media companies. | Dave Durand |

Innovator of the Year | Consumer Products | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Earnin | Palo Alto, California, USA | Earnin Achieves 100M in Transactions, $10B in Volume | Ram Palaniappan |

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Manufacturing, Production, and Operations
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Swinerton Renewable Energy | San Diego, California, USA | SRE: Founded in 2008, #1 in the nation in 2020. | George Hershman |

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Marketing
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Keysight Technologies | Santa Rosa, California, USA | Established a world-class marketing engine contributing to 10% revenue growth. | Marie Hattar |

Top CEO of the Year | The Creative
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
PRIME LANDS | Doha, Qatar | CEO Award 2020 ,BTX CEO 2020 ,The European Awards,International Property | FADI KREIKER |

Top CEO of the Year | The Leader
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
UnityPoint Health Sioux City | Sioux City, Iowa, USA | First Hospital in Indiana to Achieve Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation | Lorenzo Suter |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
NewAge, Inc. | Denver, Colorado, USA | Brent’s innovative approach to business is imagination at work. | Brent Willis |

Top CEO of the Year | The Mentor
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Hilton Software | Coral Springs, Florida, USA | Dr. Goldstein make dreams come to life for his employees | Dr. Hilton Goldstein |

Top CEO of the Year | The Result-Oriented
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
UnityPoint Health Sioux City | Sioux City, Iowa, USA | Achieved Five Center of Excellence Accreditations from Surgical Review Corporation | Lorenzo Suter |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Piano | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA | Company revenue has grown by 400% since 2019 | Trevor Kaufman |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNER
NewAge, Inc. | Denver, Colorado, USA | Brent’s innovative approach to business is imagination at work. | Brent Willis |

Top CEO of the Year | The Rising Star
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
The Next Step Agency | Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA | Company achieved all critical milestones in 2020 with CEO leadership | Eric H. Walker |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
P. F. Chang’s | Scottsdale, Arizona, USA | Brand Refresh locations outperforming 2019 sales by +11.2% | Damola Adamolekun |

Top CEO of the Year | The Visionary
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNERS
NewAge, Inc. | Denver, Colorado, USA | Brent’s innovative approach to business is imagination at work. | Brent Willis |
Medical Marijuana, Inc. | San Diego, California, USA | Creating a Path for Today’s International CBD Industry | Dr. Stuart Titus |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Onset Financial | Draper, Utah, USA | Founded Onset during the 2008 recession and led-it to greatness. | Justin Nielsen |
Vyvo Inc. | Santa Clara, California, USA | The Future of Digital Health through a Sharing Economy | Fabio Galdi |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Diligent Corporation | New York, New York, USA | Creating more diversity in places of power through Modern Leadership | Brian Stafford |
Everbridge | Burlington, Massachusetts, USA | David embodies Everbridge’s mission of life safety and operational resilience | David Meredith |
ShipMonk | Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA | Founding and leading one of the world’s fastest-growing logistics providers. | Jan Bednar |

Entrepreneur of the Year | Business Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
7 Stage Advisors | Riverdale, New Jersey, USA | Carl launched the Carl Gould Collective Podcast | Carl Gould |

Entrepreneur of the Year | Energy & Utilities
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
POWERHOME SOLAR | Mooresville, NC USA | Jayson Waller led POWERHOME SOLAR to 95% year-over-year revenue increase. | Jayson Waller |

Entrepreneur of the Year | Human Resources
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
HUNAR ONLINE LLP | Jaipur, Rajasthan, India | 1.7 Lac Job Seekers accessed -1+ Billion Worth of Jobs | NITINN SAGARR |

Entrepreneur of the Year | Information Technology Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Tek Leaders Inc | Plano, Texas, USA | Achieved 771% 3 YoY growth since 2018 | Devender Reddy |

Entrepreneur of the Year | Real Estate and Construction
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Your Best Place | London, United Kingdom | Valter Pontes is disrupting the standards of rental accommodation | Valter Pontes |

Executive Achievement of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Vivial | Dayton, Ohio, USA | Jim leads Vivial to year-over-year growth during pandemic. | Jim Continenza |

Executive Achievement of the Year | Consumer Products
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Kannaway | San Diego, California, USA | Creating a Globally-Recognized CBD Brand | |

Executive Achievement of the Year | Real Estate and Construction
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
ASI Construction | Burr Ridge, Illinois, USA | ASI is recognized for its safety measures in its projects. | Jay Andreas |

Company of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Best Version Media | Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA | BVM is one of North America’s fastest-growing privately-held media companies. | |

Company of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Piano | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA | Company revenue has grown by 400% since 2019 | |

Company of the Year | Environmental Products and Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
ITRenew | Newark, California, USA | Powerful new IT solutions based on circular models, zero-carbon manufacturing | |

Company of the Year | Financial
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
CoinFlip | Chicago, Illinois, USA | CoinFlip Exceeded 1,000,000 Transactions and 359% YoY Growth in 2020 | |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Splash Financial | Cleveland, Ohio, USA | In 2020, Splash’s marketplace lenders processed $1B in refinanced loans. | |

Company of the Year | Information Technology Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Tek Leaders Inc | Plano, Texas, USA | Achieved 771% 3 YoY growth since 2018 | Devender Reddy |

Company of the Year | Real Estate and Construction
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Your Best Place | United Kingdom | Your Best Place is disrupting the standards of rental accommodation | Valter Pontes |

Company of the Year | Security Cloud/SaaS
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
iboss | Boston, Massachusetts, USA | Connecting users quickly, securely to any cloud destination, from anywhere | |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
iboss | Boston, Massachusetts, USA | Connecting users quickly, securely to any cloud destination, from anywhere | |

Startup of the Year | Business Products
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Identiq | Tel Aviv, Israel | Enabling companies to collaborate against fraud for the first time | Itay Levy | 2018
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
RadicalStart | Anna Nagar, Tamil Nadu, India | Technically helped 300+ startups to successfully launch their dream business. | | 2017
TAC Security | Mumbai, Maharashtra | TAC Security protects Fortune 500, large enterprises and governments globally | Trishneet Arora | 2016
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Reducing COVID-19 Exposure for High-Risk Patients | | 2017
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
ÉSECÈ Group | Montcada i Reixac, Barcelona, Spain | Internal communication action or campaign (Rebranding) | Sergio Cortijo Guerra | 2019
Evisort Inc. | San Mateo, California, USA | Evisort is the first AI-powered contract intelligence platform | Jerry Ting | 2016
Evisort Inc. | San Mateo, California, USA | Evisort is the first AI-powered contract intelligence platform | Jerry Ting | 2016
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring on One Digital Health Platform | | 2017
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | A Better Patient Experience and Improved Hospital Efficiencies with IoT | | 2017
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Integrates and Consolidates IoT Factory Data in One Seamless Interface | | 2017
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Improving Post-Acute Care and Management of Chronic Conditions | | 2017

Startup of the Year | Business Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
1903 Public Relations | Fresno, California, USA | Leveraging Media Relations to Secure Representation for Non-Traditional Founders | | 2019
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
SmartFox Technologies™ | Carolina Beach, North Carolina, USA | Finalist/Selected for 15 Awards in 2021 | | 2019
The Next Step Agency | Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA | Development of services which allowed clients to successfully reach goals | Eric Walker | 2016
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Ac4U | Poole, England | 100% customer satisfaction | Colin Knowlton | 2020
Business Vibes Ltd | London, England | Making diversity and inclusivity visible and achievable in London | Seyed Ali Reza Shahrestani | 2019
CABAX INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS | Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria | Recognition and purchase of permanent site | ADIO BABATUNDE ABIODUN | 2020
DTFH Deutsches Fondshaus | Hamburg, Germany | 15 acquisitions of financial service providers with 90% process automation | Rene Delrieux | 2019
ÉSECÈ Group | Montcada i Reixac, Barcelona, Spain | Internal communication action or campaign (Rebranding) | Sergio Cortijo Guerra | 2019
HEIMDALL TECHNOLOGIES LTD | Abuja, Nigeria | developed technology services for 10+ SMEs in Nigeria and overseas | Ndu Ekwomadu | 2017
JC Legal | Hong Kong | Growing 10+ startups with affordable legal services | Janice Chew | 2018
TAC Security | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | TAC Security protects Fortune 500, large enterprises and governments globally | Trishneet Arora | 2016

Startup of the Year | Consumer Products
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Bug Bite Thing | Port St Lucie, Florida, USA | Amazon’s #1 seller for insect bite relief, 33,000 + reviews | Kelley Higney | 2018
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Splitvolt | Santa Clara, California, USA | Launched the company in the fall of 2020 | Daniel Liddle | 2020
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNER
TAC Security | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | TAC Security protects Fortune 500, large enterprises and governments globally | Trishneet Arora | 2016

Startup of the Year | Consumer Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Biye Biye | London, United Kingdom | its creating opportunities for young people through the kickstart scheme. | Fateha Majid | 2018
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
TAC Security | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | TAC Security protects Fortune 500, large enterprises and governments globally | Trishneet Arora | 2016

Startup of the Year | Technology Hardware
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Reducing COVID-19 Exposure for High-Risk Patients | | 2017
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | A Better Patient Experience and Improved Hospital Efficiencies with IoT | | 2017
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Integrates and Consolidates IoT Factory Data in One Seamless Interface | | 2017

Startup of the Year | Technology Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Innover | Alpharetta, Georgia, USA | Delivering richer, engaging human experiences through Digital-expertise and Empathy-Driven Approach | | 2019
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
ClearVUE Systems | Gateshead, Malta | Helping businesses achieve their goal of net-zero | | 2017
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
HUNAR ONLINE LLP | Jaipur, Rajasthan, India | CRACKED SUCCESS CODE, TURNING ‘LACK’ TO ‘ACCESS’ FOR INDIA’S BLUE-COLLAR | NITINN SAGARR | 2020
TAC Security | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | TAC Security protects Fortune 500, large enterprises and governments globally | Trishneet Arora | 2016

Startup of the Year | Technology Software
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
CBOT | Istanbul, Turkey | conversational AI platform & expertise in conversational design | | 2017
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
SmartFox Technologies™ | Carolina Beach, NC, USA | Finalist/Selected for 15 Awards in 2021 | | 2019
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
R Reflections Ltd | Southampton, Hampshire, England | R Reflections | Rebecca Mabbett | 2019
TAC Security | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | TAC Security protects Fortune 500, large enterprises and governments globally | Trishneet Arora | 2016
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Reducing COVID-19 Exposure for High-Risk Patients | | 2017
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring on One Digital Health Platform | | 2017
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | A Better Patient Experience and Improved Hospital Efficiencies with IoT | | 2017
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Integrates and Consolidates IoT Factory Data in One Seamless Interface | | 2017
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Improving Post-Acute Care and Management of Chronic Conditions | | 2017

Startup of the Year | Other Products
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
ÉSECÈ Group | Montcada i Reixac, Barcelona, Spain | Internal communication action or campaign (Rebranding) | Sergio Cortijo Guerra | 2019
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
TAC Security | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | TAC Security protects Fortune 500, large enterprises and governments globally | Trishneet Arora | 2016
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Reducing COVID-19 Exposure for High-Risk Patients | | 2017
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Integrates and Consolidates IoT Factory Data in One Seamless Interface | | 2017
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Improving Post-Acute Care and Management of Chronic Conditions | | 2017

Startup of the Year | Other Services
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
LatinaMeetup | Crestview, Florida, USA | Connected hundreds of Latina brands to thousands for FREE. | Danay Escanaverino | 2018
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
DrOwl | Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA | Free screening and monitoring solution to help keep people safe. | | 2019
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
ÉSECÈ Group | Montcada i Reixac, Barcelona, Spain | Internal communication action or campaign (Rebranding) | Sergio Cortijo Guerra | 2019
NatConnect Foundation | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | Creating awareness to protect Mumbai Biodiversity, making officials take action | | 2019
TAC Security | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | TAC Security protects Fortune 500, large enterprises and governments globally | Trishneet Arora | 2016
The Connect Series | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | Connecting in times of distancing – Credible, alternative news platform | | 2020

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Business Products
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
PRO Unlimited | San Francisco, California, USA | RatePoint 1 | |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Best Version Media | Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA | BVM Sports | |

Video or Film of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Metal Industries Research and Development Centre | Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. | UAV can inspect defects without shutting down wind turbine. | |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Metal Industries Research and Development Centre | Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. | High collecting rate of 100% | |
Metal Industries Research and Development Centre | Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. | Effectively control degradation rate | |

Website of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Best Version Media | Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA | BVM Sports unites communities with uplifting and inspirational sports stories. | |

White-Paper or Report of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Piano | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA | Generated new opportunities amongst clients and prospects totaling $272.8K | |

Milestone of the Year | Products and Services Growth
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Tasktop | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Over 50% core-business growth increase and received $100M strategic investment | |

Milestone of the Year | Sales Revenue Growth
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Tek Leaders Inc | Plano, Texas, USA | Achieved 771% 3 YoY revenue growth since 2018 | Devender Reddy Aerrabolu |

Executive Hero of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Abu Dhabi Public Health Center – Department of Health | United Arab Emirates | World class whole healthcare system response | H.E Sheikh Abudullah Bin Mohammed Al Hamed |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, Florida, USA | Successfully protected 1+ billion transactions from fraud during COVID’s peak | Monica Eaton-Cardone |
DrOwl | Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA | Free screening and monitoring solution to help keep people safe. | Arvind Raichur |
Globe Telecom Inc. | Taguig City, Philippines | Leading HR to protect employees and create a wonderful experience | Ato Jiao |
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, USA | Donating over $400,000 and providing immune support around the globe | Jason Provenzano |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Consumer Protection BC | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada | Re-envisioning the office and work balance in a post-pandemic world | Robert Gialloreto |
Dogtopia | Phoenix, Arizona, USA | Inspired hope and unity amidst paralyzing uncertainty and isolation. | Neil Gill |
Dogtopia | Phoenix, Arizona, USA | Guided franchises through the pandemic with amazing leadership. | Neil Gill |
Hy-Vee, Inc. | West Des Moines, Iowa, USA | Randy Edeker’s thoughtful leadership during COVID-19 ensured safety and confidence. | Randall B. (Randy) Edeker |
International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) | New York, NY, USA | Turning a tactical COVID-19 response into a strategic long-term asset | Rachel Hodgdon |
PR Wire | Colombo-Western, Sri Lanka | Strengthening PR Wire while going above and beyond for clientele | Ashan Kumar |
The Coleman Group Inc. | Greenbelt, Maryland, USA | Dedication to educate, care, and protect all staff during COVID. | |

Professional Hero of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, USA | Exceptional company savings, customer care, leading us beyond $30 million | Stephen Finnegan |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, FL (USA) | Successfully protected 1+ billion online transactions from fraud and theft | Monica Eaton-Cardone |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, USA | Donating $400,000+ to direct relief funds, local and international nourishment | Jason Provenzano |
PR Wire | Colombo-Western, Sri Lanka | Strengthening PR Wire while going above and beyond for clientele | Ashan Sajiv Kumar |

Team of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Globe Telecom Inc. | Taguig City, Philippines | Creating Wonderful Programs that Lead to High Employee Engagement | |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, Florida, USA | Protected 1+ billion transactions from fraud during COVID’s worst months | |
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, USA | Serving an unprecedented client volume and surpassing $30 million | |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Clinical Trial Media | Hauppauge, New York | Matching those interested in research participation with the right trial. | |
DrOwl | Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA | Free screening and monitoring solution to help keep people safe. | |
Hy-Vee, Inc. | West Des Moines, Iowa, USA | Hy-Vee Operations team acted fast, keeping customers safe during pandemic | |
PRIME LANDS | Doha , Qatar | The European Awards, International Property | |

Company Response of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Northern Gas and Power | Gateshead, United Kingdom | Redefining how small businesses can control their energy renewal | |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Blue Federal Credit Union | Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA | Raised over $500,000 for 9 charities in Two States | |
Fi911 | Tampa Bay, Florida, USA | Despite eCommerce fraud growing exponentially, Fi911 protected financial institutions | |
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, USA | Serving an unprecedented client volume and surpassing $30 million | |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Avaya | Raleigh, North Carolina, United States | Avaya Enables Global Communities and Customers During COVID-19 | |
DrOwl | Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA | Free screening and monitoring solution to help keep people safe. | |
Hy-Vee, Inc. | West Des Moines, Iowa, USA | Hy-Vee safely provided groceries, meals, testing and vaccines to millions | |
IKIO LED Lighting | Indianapolis, Indiana, USA | A strong comeback – Expected growth of 300% in 2021 | Ekamdeep Singh |
International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) | New York, NY, US | Developing and deploying the WELL Health-Safety Rating in record time. | |
Valor Global | Phoenix Arizona, USA | Helping more than 5 Million People through the Pandemic | Jana Randall |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Reducing COVID-19 Exposure for High-Risk Patients | |

Company Rethinking of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) | New York, NY, USA | WELL Health-Safety Rating reached 1B square feet in nine months. | |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Fi911 | Tampa Bay, Florida, USA | Launched groundbreaking services to protect financial institutions during COVID’s peak | |
Valor Global | Phoenix Arizona, USA | Creating internal and external programs to help local community thrive | Simer Mayo |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
DrOwl | Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA | Free screening and monitoring solution to help keep people safe. | |
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, USA | Serving an unprecedented client volume and surpassing $30 million | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Reducing COVID-19 Exposure for High-Risk Patients | |

Company Innovation of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Earnin | Palo Alto, California, USA | Earnin Innovatively Supports Community Financial Wellness in Response to COVID-19 | |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Rieke Office Interiors | Illinois | Creating the SafeSpace™ Product Line During the Pandemic | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Reducing COVID-19 Exposure for High-Risk Patients | |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
DrOwl | Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA | Free screening and monitoring solution to help keep people safe. | |
Fi911 | Tampa Bay, Florida, USA | Protected financial institutions from fraud, theft and disputes during COVID | |
International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) | New York, NY, USA | A rapid, innovative and strategic response to COVID-19 | |
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, USA | Donating over $400,000 and providing immune support around the globe | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring on One Digital Health Platform | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | A Better Patient Experience and Improved Hospital Efficiencies with IoT | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Integrates and Consolidates IoT Factory Data in One Seamless Interface | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Improving Post-Acute Care and Management of Chronic Conditions | |

Company Work-From-Home Implementation of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
The Coleman Group Inc. | Greenbelt, Maryland, USA | No loss of production or client satisfaction | Belinda P Coleman |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
BridgeComm, Inc. | Denver, Colorado, USA | BridgeComm’s innovation positively impacted its employees and the industry. | |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, USA | Serving an unprecedented client volume and surpassing $30 million | |
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, USA | Swift work-from-home implementation, still surpassing $25 million annual revenue goal | |

Company Business Reopening of the Year
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, Florida, USA | 1+ billion times, Chargebacks911 helped vulnerable companies stay in business | |

Best Use of Social Media | COVID-19-related Information
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNER
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Reducing COVID-19 Exposure for High-Risk Patients | |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring on One Digital Health Platform | Michael E. Donner |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | A Better Patient Experience and Improved Hospital Efficiencies with IoT | Michael E. Donner |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Integrates and Consolidates IoT Factory Data in One Seamless Interface | Michael E. Donner |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Improving Post-Acute Care and Management of Chronic Conditions | |

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year | COVID-19-related Information
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
SpendMend | Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA | SpendMend Dedicates the TMI Video Podcast to COVID-19 Support | |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
1903 Public Relations | Fresno, California, USA | How Effective Communication Helped Over 200K Impacted By Pandemic | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Reducing COVID-19 Exposure for High-Risk Patients | |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring on One Digital Health Platform | Michael E. Donner |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | A Better Patient Experience and Improved Hospital Efficiencies with IoT | Michael Donner |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Integrates and Consolidates IoT Factory Data in One Seamless Interface | Michael E. Donner |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Improving Post-Acute Care and Management of Chronic Conditions | |

Heightening Awareness and Publicity Campaign of the Year | COVID-19-related Information
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Abu Dhabi Public Health Center – Department of Health | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | emergency preparedness and readiness raising awareness of covid -19 | |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Abu Dhabi Public Health Center – Department of Health | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Abu Dhabi Healthcare sector had a massive immediate response pandemic | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Reducing COVID-19 Exposure for High-Risk Patients | |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Improving Post-Acute Care and Management of Chronic Conditions | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring on One Digital Health Platform | Michael E. Donner |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | A Better Patient Experience and Improved Hospital Efficiencies with IoT | Michael Donner |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Integrates and Consolidates IoT Factory Data in One Seamless Interface | Michael E. Donner |

Marketing Campaign of the Year | COVID-19-related Information
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Abu Dhabi Public Health Center – Department of Health | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Awareness and Media Covid -19 | |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Abu Dhabi Public Health Center – Department of Health | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | “Choose to vaccinate” “For Humanity” | |
DrOwl | Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA | Free screening and monitoring solution to help keep people safe. | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Reducing COVID-19 Exposure for High-Risk Patients | |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Improving Post-Acute Care and Management of Chronic Conditions | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring on One Digital Health Platform | Michael E. Donner |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | A Better Patient Experience and Improved Hospital Efficiencies with IoT | Michael Donner |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Integrates and Consolidates IoT Factory Data in One Seamless Interface | Michael E. Donner |

Best Product | To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, USA | Donating over $400,000 and providing immune support around the globe | |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
DrOwl | Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA | Free screening and monitoring solution to help keep people safe. | |
Goodway Technologies | Stamford, Connecticut, USA | Repurposed industrial technology to meet the needs of business applications. | Tim Kane |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Reducing COVID-19 Exposure for High-Risk Patients | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring on One Digital Health Platform | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | A Better Patient Experience and Improved Hospital Efficiencies with IoT | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Integrates and Consolidates IoT Factory Data in One Seamless Interface | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Improving Post-Acute Care and Management of Chronic Conditions | |

Best Service | To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
JC Legal | Hong Kong | Consult a lawyer securely online and support charity | Janice Chew |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Abu Dhabi Public Health Center – Department of Health | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | The UAE leap ahead in vaccination drive against COVID-19. | |
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, USA | Donating over $400,000 and providing immune support around the globe | |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Abu Dhabi Public Health Center – Department of Health | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Reduces the burden healthcare sector as on the community members | |
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, Florida, USA | Successfully protected 1+ billion digital payments during COVID’s worst months | Monica Eaton-Cardone |
SpendMend | Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA | SpendMend delivers new COVID-related audit, boosting bottom-line for U.S. Hospitals | |

Best Technology | To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
GOLD GLOBEE® WINNER
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | A Better Patient Experience and Improved Hospital Efficiencies with IoT | |
SILVER GLOBEE® WINNERS
Chargebacks911 | Tampa Bay, Florida, USA | Chargebacks911 protected 1+ billion transactions from fraud during COVID’s height | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Reducing COVID-19 Exposure for High-Risk Patients | |
BRONZE GLOBEE® WINNERS
Abu Dhabi Public Health Center – Department of Health | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Reduces burden on the healthcare sector as well community members | |
DrOwl | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | Free screening and monitoring solution to help keep people safe. | |
Innover | Alpharetta, Georgia, USA | Distributed Ledger Technology Powered Real Time Supply Chain Visibility Platform | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring on One Digital Health Platform | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Integrates and Consolidates IoT Factory Data in One Seamless Interface | |
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland, USA | Improving Post-Acute Care and Management of Chronic Conditions | |

2020 CEO World Awards Winners

8th Annual 2020 CEO World Awards

Business Awards Winners

8th Annual 2020 CEO World Awards winners

Grand Winners (alphabetically)

ARIIX
BairesDev
HG2 Emergency Lighting
Jacaruso Enterprises
Makers Nutrition

2020 CEO World Awards Winners

CEO Achievers | Business Role Model of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Internet of Things Consortium | New York, NY USA | Helped pass Developing and Growing the Internet of Things Act | Greg Kahn
SILVER WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, USA | Jason’s creation of the first one-stop dietary supplement service provider. | Jason Provenzano

CEO Achievers | Champion of the Year
GOLD WINNER
TELUS | Vancouver, B.C., Canada | Leveraging TELUS’ technology, human and financial resources to support citizens | Darren Entwistle
SILVER WINNER
SEPROTEC MULTILINGUAL SOLUTIONS LLC | Austin, TX, AND Travis County | Moving to the U.S to lead the company’s expansion plan | Juan Julian Leon Ibanez

CEO Achievers | Lifetime Achievement Award
GOLD WINNERS
ARIIX | Bountiful, UT USA | Fred’s international business leadership is shaping the future. | Fred Cooper
Steven Plochocki | Gainesville, VA USA | Recognized as leading architect of turnarounds in healthcare industry. | Steven Plochocki
SILVER WINNER
Petra Coach | Franklin, TN, USA | Grew Petra’s revenue from $200,000 to $7,500,000 within a decade | Andy Bailey
BRONZE WINNERS
HG2 Emergency Lighting | Orlando, Florida, USA | Mr. Baker’s most important achievement is his HG2 Side Runners. | Monsour Baker
VIVA Investment Partners | Zurich, Switzerland | Julie Meyer invests in ecosystems driving the future of finance | Julie M. Meyer

CEO Achievers | Transformation Leader Of The Year
GOLD WINNER
IGEL | San Francisco, California, USA | Ayres disrupts end user computing, catapulting IGEL’s software sales growth | Jed Ayres
SILVER WINNER
NexxtGen | Irving, TX, USA | Eric transforms marketing, financial technology, business intelligence, and more. | Eric Grant
BRONZE WINNER
American Association for Physician Leadership | Tampa, FL USA | Revamped organization’s business model to generate revenue & protect jobs | Peter B. Angood

CEO of the Year | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance
GOLD WINNER
Limelight Health | San Francisco, California, United States | Jason secured $33.5 million in oversubscribed Series C funding. | Jason T. Andrew
SILVER WINNER
Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) | San Jose, CA, USA | Grew membership by 67% since 2016 | Todd Harris
BRONZE WINNERS
Najm | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | •Orchestrated strategic transformation accomplishing 95% services digitalization during COVID-19 | Dr Muhammad Al Suliman
USHEALTH Group, Inc. | Fort Worth, Texas | Led USHG to back to back Billion Dollar Sales Years | Troy McQuagge

CEO of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD WINNER
Hawthorne Advertising | Los Angeles, California, USA | EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Los Angeles | Jessica Hawthorne-Castro
SILVER WINNER
Best Version Media | Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA | Durand co-founded Best Version Media and its highly awarded culture. | Dave Durand

CEO of the Year | Aerospace & Defense
GOLD WINNER
Hilton Software | Coral Springs, FL USA | Aero App, primary data dissemination medium owned by the DoD | Dr. Hilton Goldstein

CEO of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
BairesDev | San Francisco, CA USA | Led BairesDev’s massive 792% growth in the last three years | Ignacio De Marco

CEO of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet
GOLD WINNER
Front | San Francisco, CA, USA | One of the youngest female CEOs to raise >$100M funding. | Mathilde Collin
SILVER WINNER
Epicor Software | Austin, TX, United States | Epicor is the ERP industry leader in the manufacturing renaissance | Steve Murphy

CEO of the Year | Energy & Utilities
GOLD WINNER
Bruce Power | Tiverton, Ontario, Canada | Providing 30% of Ontario’s electricity and producing life-saving medical isotopes. | Michael W. Rencheck

CEO of the Year | Engineering and Technology
GOLD WINNER
HG2 Emergency Lighting | Orlando, FL USA | Mr. Baker’s most important achievement is his HG2 Side Runners. | Monsour Baker
SILVER WINNER
Hilton Software | Coral Springs, FL USA | Market-leader in development of multi-platform mobile aviation solutions | Dr. Hilton Goldstein

CEO of the Year | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services
GOLD WINNER
Health Information Management Systems (HiMS) | Tucson, Arizona, USA | Al-Maskari led HiMS to retain 100% of its existing customers. | Khalid Al-Maskari
SILVER WINNERS
INSIGHTEC | Tirat Carmel, Haifa, Israel | Rally diverse global team focused on commercial growth in Neurosciences | Maurice R. Ferré MD
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Jason has created the first one-stop dietary supplement service provider. | Jason Provenzano

CEO of the Year | Information Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
Tek Leaders Inc | Plano, TX USA | Financial and Employee growth | Devender Reddy
SILVER WINNER
BairesDev | San Francisco, CA USA | Led BairesDev’s massive 792% growth in the last three years | Ignacio De Marco
BRONZE WINNER
Jade Global | San Jose, California, USA | Ensuring customer satisfaction and achieving continuous growth year after year | Karan Yaramada

CEO of the Year | Manufacturing
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Jason has created the first one-stop dietary supplement service provider. | Jason Provenzano

CEO of the Year | Security Software
GOLD WINNER
Darktrace | San Francisco, CA, USA and Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK | Leading global AI security company in major growth, product innovations | Nicole Eagan
SILVER WINNER
ForgeRock | San Francisco, CA, USA | ForgeRock’s ARR increased by 75% in 2019 under Fran’s leadership. | Fran Rosch

CEO of the Year | Telecommunications
GOLD WINNER
NexxtGen | Irving, TX, USA | Eric Grant’s NexxtGen achieves 100% employee satisfaction certified by GPTW. | Eric Grant

CEO of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
SoftClouds LLC | San Diego, California, USA | Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in USA 2017, 2018, 2019 | Balaji Ramachandran
SILVER WINNER
HG2 Emergency Lighting | Orlando, Florida, United States of America | Mr. Baker’s most important achievement is his HG2 Side Runners. | Monsour Baker

Female CEO of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Global Results Communications | Santa Ana, California, United States | Powered through COVID-19, keeping entire staff employed. | Valerie Christopherson

Female CEO of the Year | Business Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
iMINDS Technology Services, Inc. | Pittsburgh, PA USA | XXX | Lakshmi Nallamothu

Female CEO of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
Midtown Personnel, Inc. dba The Midtown Group | Washington, DC USA | Moreau is a fierce advocate for women locally and globally | Helen Stefan-Moreau

Innovator of the Year | Business Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
DailyPay | New York, NY, USA | Revolutionizing the antiquated way the American worker receives their pay | Jason Lee

Innovator of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
HG2 Emergency Lighting | Orlando, Florida, United States of America | Mr. Baker’s most important achievement is his HG2 Side Runners. | Monsour Baker

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Accounting and Finance
GOLD WINNER
ARIIX | Bountiful, UT USA | Launched industry-first medical program and wealth management system. | Jeff Yates

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Corporate Communications
GOLD WINNER
Tierney | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA | Named 2016 Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania | Mary Stengel Austen

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Human Resources
GOLD WINNER
Hilton Software | Coral Springs, FL USA | Tracy aggressively hiring smart and passionate employees for future innovations | Tracy Ellison

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Information Technology
GOLD WINNER
GalaxE Solutions Inc. | Somerset, NJ USA | Transform Medicare Part D Business for a Fortune 50 Company | Sunil Tanuku

Top CEO of the Year | The Creative
GOLD WINNER
HG2 Emergency Lighting | Orlando, Florida, United States of America | Mr. Baker’s most important achievement is his HG2 Side Runners. | Monsour Baker

Top CEO of the Year | The Influencer
GOLD WINNER
Appnomic | San Francisco, CA USA | Vision and execution of the complete company pivot | Nitin Kumar

Top CEO of the Year | The Leader
GOLD WINNER
Classy | San Diego, CA | Scot led the company to hit its $2 billion milestone | Scot Chisholm
SILVER WINNER
Scientific Games India Pvt Ltd | Bangalore, Karnataka, India | Deep commitment to ethical virtues and moral principles. | Girish Kamath

Top CEO of the Year | The Maverick
GOLD WINNER
Canada Goose | Toronto, Canada | The Cold Room: A new way to innovate in retail | Dani Reiss
SILVER WINNER
Kannaway | San Diego, CA, United States | Expanded Kannaway into 5 new countries in one year. | Blake Schroeder

Top CEO of the Year | The Mentor
GOLD WINNER
Tierney | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA | Named 2016 Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania | Mary Stengel Austen

Top CEO of the Year | The Result-Oriented
GOLD WINNER
BairesDev | San Francisco, CA USA | Partnered with 62 new clients in the last 6 months | Ignacio De Marco

Top CEO of the Year | The Rising Star
GOLD WINNER
Your Best Place and valterpontes.com | United Kingdom | Valter Pontes has revolutionised how people see rental accommodation | Valter Pontes
SILVER WINNER
Animaccord, LTD | Limassol, Cyprus | Upgrade of studio’s performance (implementation of 4K animation) | Vladimir Gorbulya

Top CEO of the Year | The Team Builder
GOLD WINNER
Guaranteed Returns | Holbrook, NY USA | Strength, Courage and Overcoming Adversity | Paul Nick
SILVER WINNERS
Prime Lands | Doha, Qatar | International Property Award 19/20 | Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmad Bin ALI al Thani  Sheikh Faleh Bin Khalid Bin Ahmad bin Ali AL Thani  Haroon Khan  Mansour Arzouni  Ghazi AL Kasser 
Prime Lands Group | Doha, Qatar | International Property Award 19/20 | Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmad Bin ALI al Thani  Sheikh Faleh Bin Khalid Bin Ahmad bin Ali AL Thani  Haroon Khan  Nadine Hweash  Ghazi AL Kasser  Dalia Ibrahim 

Top CEO of the Year | The Visionary
GOLD WINNER
Belong.Life | New York, New York, USA | Founded world’s largest social network for cancer patients & professionals | Eliran Malki
SILVER WINNER
Celonis | Celonis has dual headquarters in New York City and Munich; its CEO is based in NY. | Significantly advancing process mining technology and fostering a global community | Alexander Rinke
BRONZE WINNERS
HG2 Emergency Lighting | Orlando, Florida, United States of America | Mr. Baker’s most important achievement is his HG2 Side Runners. | Monsour Baker
Hilton Software | Coral Springs, FL USA | Dr. Goldstein developing first-of-a-kind technology to improve aviation safety world-wide | Dr. Hilton Goldstein
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Jason has created the first one-stop dietary supplement service provider. | Jason Provenzano
Medical Marijuana, Inc. | San Diego, CA, United States | Trailblazed a series of firsts for entire the cannabis industry. | Stuart Titus

Entrepreneur of the Year | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance
GOLD WINNER
VIVA Investment Partners | Zurich, Switzerland | Julie Meyer: Investing in Ecosystems and Technology Driving the Future | Julie M. Meyer

Entrepreneur of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD WINNER
Fifth Bull Agency LLC | Monroe Township, NJ USA | Starting a foundation to support women in the workplace | Hannah Carlson

Entrepreneur of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
7 Stage Advisors | Riverdale, New Jersey, USA | Pro-Bono, COVID-19 mentoring/coaching sessions to entrepreneurs/executives to navigate the pandemic | Carl Gould

Entrepreneur of the Year | Consulting
GOLD WINNER
HealthRise | Southfield, MI, United States | HealthRise doubled headcount and revenue in 2019. | David Farbman

Entrepreneur of the Year | Food & Beverage
GOLD WINNER
Sacha’s Cakes (Jazba Food Services (Pvt) Limited) | Karachi, Pakistan | Launched Pakistan’s First Cake Ordering App | Sajid Katiya

Entrepreneur of the Year | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Jason has created the first one-stop dietary supplement service provider. | Jason Provenzano

Entrepreneur of the Year | Information Technology Software
GOLD WINNER
Svitla Systems | Corte Madera, California, USA | Svitla Systems doubled personnel and gross revenue in few years. | Nataliya Anon
SILVER WINNER
Field Nation | Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA | Field Nation completed 1MM+ work orders in 2018 & 2019 | Mynul Khan

Entrepreneur of the Year | Manufacturing
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Jason has created the first one-stop dietary supplement service provider. | Jason Provenzano

Entrepreneur of the Year | Security Software
GOLD WINNER
Cybelangel | New York, NY USA | Leading digital risk management platform completes Series B investment |

Executive Achievement of the Year | Energy & Utilities
GOLD WINNER
Bruce Power | Tiverton, Ontario, Canada | Ensuring Canada is a world leader in life-saving isotope production | James Scongack

Executive Achievement of the Year | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Steve has led our company to nearly $30 million. | Stephen Finnegan

Executive Achievement of the Year | Information Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
Tek Leaders Inc | Plano, Texas, USA | 10x Revenue Growth and 300% employee growth in 12 months. | Devender Reddy
SILVER WINNER
Hayes | Wellesley, MA, United States | Integrated an augmented intelligence framework into Hayes’ revenue integrity platform. | Ritesh Ramesh

Executive Achievement of the Year | Manufacturing
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Mr. Finnegan has guided Makers Nutrition to ~$30 in revenue. | Stephen Finnegan

Founding Team of the Year | Business Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Norhart | Forest Lake, MN, USA | A Team Creating a Better Way for People to Live |

Company of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD WINNER
Best Version Media | Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA | BVM is one of North America’s fastest-growing media companies. |

Company of the Year | Business Products
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Over 100 stock options, ~$30 million in revenue, TV exposure |

Company of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Over 100 stock options, ~$30 million in revenue, TV exposure |
SILVER WINNER
BairesDev | San Francisco, CA USA | 93% of clients rate BairesDev services with a +8/10 score |

Company of the Year | Consumer Products – Non-Durables
GOLD WINNER
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. | Newport Beach, CA USA | Clean Energy fights lung cancer in 2019 ALA campaign |
SILVER WINNER
ARIIX | Bountiful, UT USA | Increased global sales through innovative infrastructure and strategic planning. |

Company of the Year | Healthcare Products & Services
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Over 100 stock options, ~$30 million in revenue, TV exposure |

Company of the Year | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
GOLD WINNER
Jacaruso Enterprises | Round Rock, TX USA | Jacaruso Enterprises: Transforming Hotel Sales through Remote Service and Support | Toni Jacaruso

Company of the Year | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS
GOLD WINNER
Webinfinity | Huntington, NY, USA | Engagement Automation Engine – SAAS-based software for personalization at scale |
SILVER WINNER
SystemDomain, Inc | Warrenville, IL, USA | SystemDomain won the nominations in Chicago Innovation and IL Tech |

Company of the Year | Information Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
BairesDev | San Francisco, CA USA. | 93% of clients rate BairesDev services with a +8/10 score |
SILVER WINNER
Tek Leaders Inc | Plano, TX USA | 10x Revenue Growth and 300% employee growth in 12 months. | Devender Reddy Aerrabolu
BRONZE WINNER
SystemDomain, Inc | Warrenville, IL, USA | Bronze award as the fastest growing Cyber Security firm |

Company of the Year | Insurance
GOLD WINNER
USHEALTH Group, Inc. | Fort Worth, Texas USA | The company’s share price grew by 5,740% since 2010 |
SILVER WINNER
Limelight Health | San Francisco, California, United States | Secured $33.5 million in oversubscribed Series C funding. |

Company of the Year | Manufacturing
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Over 100 stock options, ~$30 million in revenue, TV exposure |

Company of the Year | Security Cloud/SaaS
GOLD WINNER
iboss | Boston, MA USA | iboss changes the way cloud security is delivered |

Company of the Year | Security Services
GOLD WINNER
SystemDomain, Inc | Warrenville, IL USA | Won the Gold Award in Cyber Security |

Company of the Year | Telecommunications
GOLD WINNER
Globe Telecom Inc. | Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines | Globe creates purpose-driven employees thru Wellness, Innovation, Learning, Engagement, Diversity. |

Most Innovative Company of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
ARIIX | Bountiful, UT USA | Increased global sales through innovative infrastructure and strategic planning. |
SILVER WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Over 100 stock options, ~$30 million in revenue, TV exposure |

Startup of the Year | Business Products
GOLD WINNER
CashPundit Technologies Pvt Ltd | Bangalore, Karnataka, India | Start-up recognition by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, India. | | 2017
Telemart | Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan | 5 Global & 2 National Awards, Forbes 30/30 & more | Ahmed Rauf Essa | 2016
SILVER WINNER
Avalance Global Solutions Private Limited | Mumbai, Maharastra, India | Forbes – Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah | 2016
BRONZE WINNERS
Oppule | Karachi, Pakistan | Stevie award, IGCAC best jewelry design award | Meezan E Haque | 2017
TAC Security | Mumbai, Maharastra, India | TAC Security Protects Fortune 500, Large Enterprises and Governments Globally. | | 2016

Startup of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
CybeHoot | Portsmouth, NH USA | Cybersecurity Platform as-a-service -> training, policies, phish tests, surveys | | 2018
SILVER WINNERS
Avalance Global Solutions Private Limited | Mumbai, Maharastra, India | Forbes – Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah | 2016
CashPundit Technologies Pvt Ltd | Bangalore, Karnataka, India | Start-up recognition by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, India. | | 2017
BRONZE WINNERS
Highlands Care Solutions Ltd | Southampton | Changing lives of young people and adults | Sarah Chitongo Dr Paradzai Chitongo Abbey Visser Dylan McAleavey Thomas Hill Thomas Hughes Lorraine Bowers Archie Chimimba Debora Santos Marta Rojnik Rebecca Mazur Tania Watson Antonella Ajduk David Plumhoff     | 2019
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore, Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir | 2016
SystemDomain, Inc | CHICAGO, IL USA | Gold Award fastest growing Cyber Security Firm by Excellence Awards | | 2016
TAC Security | Mumbai, Maharastra, India | TAC Security Protects Fortune 500, Large Enterprises and Governments Globally. | | 2016

Startup of the Year | Consumer Products
GOLD WINNER
Loop | Trenton, New Jersey, United States | Implemented global reusable shopping system in less than two years. | | 2019
SILVER WINNER
MorrisCookies Science & Development OU | Harju maakond, Kuusalu vald, Pudisoo küla, Männimäe, Estonia | The First Acrylamide-free Baking Solution | Certified by SGS Lab | 2018

Startup of the Year | Consumer Services
GOLD WINNER
Dovly | Phoenix, Arizona, USA | The first fully-automated credit repair platform with a sophisticated algorithm | | 2018
SILVER WINNER
CyberHoot | Portsmouth, NH USA | CISO in a box- trainings, policies, phish testing, surveys | | 2018

Startup of the Year | Technology Hardware
GOLD WINNER
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland United States | Better Management, Efficiencies and Experiences with Zyter SmartSpaces | | 2017
SILVER WINNER
Inspiren | New York, NY USA | First Hybrid Sensing Healthcare AI Enabled Device using Computer Vision/BLE | Mike Wang, Paul Coyne, Vincent Cocito, Jeffrey Morelli, Joanthan Gips, Kyle Lampe, Rahul Rhana  | 2016
BRONZE WINNER
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland USA | Helping Organizations Stay Open and Stay Safe | | 2017

Startup of the Year | Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
Medinas Health | Berkeley, CA USA | We’ve saved hospitals over $70M in sales equivalency. | Chloe Alpert, CEO Jesse Avshalomov, CMO Tim Growney, CTO | 2017
SILVER WINNERS
Avalance Global Solutions Private Limited | Mumbai, Maharastra, India | Forbes – Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah | 2016
Fyre | Grosse Ile | Employing cloud specialists across the world as a bootstrapped startup | | 2019
BRONZE WINNERS
CyberHoot | Portsmouth, NH USA | CISO in a box- trainings, policy governance, phish tests, surveys | | 2018
storify.me | Singapore | We helped brands scale production of content for social media | | 2019
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore, Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir | 2016
SystemDomain | Chicago, IL USA | Gold Award fastest growing Cyber Security Firm by Excellence Awards | | 2016
SystemDomain, Inc | Naperville, IL USA | Under Shubhi Garg’s Leadership SystemDomain won various awards. | Shubhi Garg | 2016
TAC Security | Mumbai, Maharastra, India | TAC Security Protects Fortune 500, Large Enterprises and Governments Globally. | | 2016

Startup of the Year | Technology Software
GOLD WINNER
Humanitix | Sydney, NSW, Australia | Growing our impact by 5000% in 2.5 years | | 2017
SILVER WINNERS
1touch.io | Stamford, CT, USA | New platform helps companies with data security and compliance needs. | Zak Rubinstein | 2018
LionOBytes | Princeton, New Jersey, USA | LionO360 expands position as preferred CRM solution for SMBs | Arun Upadhyay | 2016
BRONZE WINNERS
Avalance Global Solutions Private Limited | Mumbai, Maharastra, India | Forbes – Tycoons of Tomorrow | Manan Shah | 2016
CashPundit Technologies Pvt Ltd | Bangalore, Karnataka, India | Start-up recognition by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, India. | | 2017
CybeHoot | Portsmouth, NH USA | Cybersecurity Platform as-a-service -> training, policies, phish tests, surveys | | 2018
TAC Security | Mumbai, Maharastra, India | TAC Security Protects Fortune 500, Large Enterprises and Governments Globally. | | 2016
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland United States | Helping Organizations Stay Open and Stay Safe | | 2017
Zyter | Rockville, Maryland USA | Better Management, Efficiencies and Experiences with Zyter SmartSpaces | | 2017

Startup of the Year | Other Services
GOLD WINNER
Nixie Technologies – Nixcovid | Houston, Texas, USA | Making a huge difference during the Covid-19 Pandemic. | Kathryn Bonesteel | 2019
SILVER WINNER
NatConnect Foundation | Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | Get Authorities Act Against Environmental Destruction, Educate People About Dangers | B N Kumar | 2019
BRONZE WINNERS
CybeHoot | Portsmouth, NH USA | Cybersecurity Platform as-a-service -> training, policies, phish tests, surveys | | 2018
CyberHoot | Portsmouth, NH USA | CISO in a box – trainings, policies, phish testing, surveys | | 2018
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore, Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan | Abbas Shahid Baqir | Abbas Shahid Baqir | 2016
TAC Security | Mumbai, Maharastra, India | TAC Security Protects Fortune 500, Large Enterprises and Governments Globally. |

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Consumer Products
GOLD WINNER
ARIIX | Bountiful, UT USA | BLU FROG 2 |

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Technology Hardware
GOLD WINNER
Rohde & Schwarz | Munich, Bavaria, Germany | The R&S®NGP800 Power Supply series |

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
QOS Networks | Irvine, CA USA | The QOS Intelligent Network Platform |

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Technology Software
GOLD WINNER
Presto | Redwood City, CA USA | Computer Vision launch |
SILVER WINNER
Waggl | Sausalito, CA USA | The Waggl Engagement (WE) Solution 1 | Michael Papay, Co-Founder and CEO Adam Tanner, Co-Founder and Head of Product Drew Batshaw, Co-founder and CTO
BRONZE WINNER
Appnomic | San Francisco, CA USA | AI enabled Self-Healing Entreprise | Nitin Kumar D Padmanabhan Pranav Jha

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Other Products
GOLD WINNER
PRO Unlimited | San Francisco, CA USA | Wand VMS |

Best Deployment & Customer Success of the Year
GOLD WINNER
iboss | Boston, MA USA | iboss provided a fast, reliable security solution implemented in weeks |

Video or Film of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Metal Industries Research and Development Centre (MIRDC) | Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. | Bionic | Urgent Creative Dr. Lei-chuan Lin, Dr. Sally Lee, Mr. Tao-lin Li, Ms. Kuei-Ling Yun, Dr. Kuang-Shine Yang from Metal Industries Research and Development Centre
SILVER WINNERS
Metal Industries Research and Development Centre (MIRDC) | Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. | A comprehensive, systematic smart solution for fastener industry | Ding Li Originality Communication Co., Ltd. Dr. Lei-chuan Lin, Dr. Sally Lee, Mr. Tao-lin Li, Ms Rong-Ting Li, Dr. Chih-Chin Wen from Metal Industries Research and Development Centre
Metal Industries Research and Development Centre (MIRDC) | Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. | Dentist completes restoration at clinic in one day. | Ding Li Originality Communication Co., Ltd. Dr. Lei-chuan Lin, Dr. Sally Lee, Ms. Cheng Lo, Mr. Yu-Cheng Chen, Mr. Po-Chi Hu from Metal Industries Research and Development Centre

Milestone of the Year | Sales Revenue Growth
GOLD WINNER
iMINDS Technology Systems, Inc. | Pittsburg, PA USA | 100% growth in 2 years |

Executive Hero of the Year
GOLD WINNER
HKS, Inc. | Dallas, Texas, USA | Building psychological safety during a pandemic through transparency and honesty | Dan Noble
SILVER WINNERS
7 Stage Advisors | Riverdale, NJ USA | Available for clients offering multiple weekly dialogues. | Carl Gould
Bruin Biometrics (BBI LLC) | Los Angeles, California | Gave ~$3M worth of SEM scanners to prevent pressure injuries. | Martin Burns
Epicenter Innovation | Denver, CO USA | Adapted and supported multiple organizations handling public response to Covid-19. | Christopher Tarantino
Golan Ventures Inc | Los Altos, California, USA | Helping hundreds of professionals find a job quick during covid | Ilana Golan
BRONZE WINNERS
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale, AZ USA | Offered New Technology to Help Businesses Operate During COVID-19 | Alexi Venneri
Globe Telecom Inc. | Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines | Kept employees safe through technology, and engaged through radical policies. | Ato Jiao
Jacaruso Enterprises | Round Rock, TX USA | Remote Service Tools Help Hotels Adapt and Thrive During COVID-19 | Toni Jacaruso
Kalera | Orlando, FL, USA | Pivoted business strategy amidst COVID-19, saving jobs and serving community | Daniel Malechuk
Mogli Labs (India) Pvt. Ltd. | Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India | Transcending supply chain disruptions in manufacturing and PPE supply chain | Rahul Garg

Professional Hero of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Golan Ventures Inc | Los Altos, California, USA | Helping hundreds of professionals find a job quick during covid | Ilana Golan
SILVER WINNER
PR Wire Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka- Western- Colombo | PR Wire bagged Gold at PR World Awards recently | Ashan Sajiv Kumar
BRONZE WINNER
PRAN-RFL Group | Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh | Global Marketing Leader Award winner | AKM Moinul Islam Moin

Team of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale, AZ USA | Helping clients adopt new technology to engage/transact with consumers | Richard Smith Ondra Witherspoon Ashleigh Hammerel Nick Fisher Karen Walker Brenda Medina-Chavez Glenn Sapp Mickie Witcraft Joshua Ballard Courtland Owens Alex Holzman Terrone Evans Jessica Weisner Nick Olson Jason Sirof Stephen Chladnicek Mia Sorenson Alex English Dee Grant Brandon Liming Diana Gibson

Team of the Year
GOLD WINNER
HKS, Inc. | Dallas, Texas, USA | Reinstated psychological safety for employees during a volatile time |
SILVER WINNERS
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. | Newport Beach, CA USA | The immediacy and use of video to engage employees. |
Golan Ventures Inc | Los Altos, California, USA | Helping hundreds of professionals find a job quick during covid | Ilana Golan
Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC | Blacksburg, Virginia, USA | Community Service and Employee Engagement- $100,000 and 10,000 masks |
Jacaruso Enterprises | Round Rock, TX v | Jacaruso Enterprises: Transforming Hotel Sales | Toni Jacaruso
Progress | Bedford, Massachusetts, United States | Progress has kept all 1600 employees and is still hiring |
BRONZE WINNERS
Chime Technologies | Phoenix, AZ USA | Chime supplied the tools for real estate teams to succeed |
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale, AZ USA | Providing free video technology to businesses and job seekers. |
Hayes | Wellesley, MA USA | With MDaudit, hospitals optimize COVID-19-related reimbursements and attain billing compliance. |
hc1 | Indianapolis, IN USA | Applied innovative platform to improve COVID-19 outcomes and public safety |
OPET PETROLCULUK A.S. | Istanbul, Turkey | Opet’s quick and effective decisions made life healthier for employees |

Company Rethinking of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Jacaurso Enterprises | Round Rock, TX USA | JE’s Tools Help Hotels Adapt, Recover and Thrive During COVID-19 | Toni Jacaruso

Company Innovation of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Curricula | Atlanta, GA, USA | Launched a free phishing simulator to mitigate cyber attacks | Nick Santora – CEO & Founder – Curricula Joe Rucci – Chief Creative Officer – Curricula Daniel Abbruzzesi – Creative Director Juan Camarero – Chief Operating Officer Don Woodard – Production Artist
SILVER WINNERS
Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) | Seattle, WA USA | 30+ research studies & 3,000 organizations helped |
Jacaruso Enterprises | Round Rock, TX | Jacaruso Enterprises: Transforming Hotel Sales through Remote Service and Support | Toni Jacaruso
BRONZE WINNERS
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale, AZ USA | Free technology provided allows businesses to connect virtually with consumers |
Globe Telecom Inc. | Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines | Globe utilized technology to sustain its “culture” in New Normal. |
Mapsted Corporation | Mississauga Ontario Canada | Developed contact tracing system to fight the spread of COVID19 |
Zyter, Inc. | Rockville, Maryland United States | Helping Organizations Stay Open and Stay Safe |

Company Work-From-Home Implementation of the Year
GOLD WINNER
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) | Scottsdale, AZ, USA | Spreading customer support and connectivity virtually across a global corporation. |
SILVER WINNER
BlackLine | Los Angeles, CA USA | BlackLine continues to be a great place to work |
BRONZE WINNER
PR WIRE SRI LANKA | Colombo, Siri Lanka | High turnover in 2020 Q3 compared to 2019 Q3 | – Ashan Kumar (CEO) – Krishanthi Dhayalan – Dominic Perera -Shehara Alahakoon – Nipuni Madumali – Supun Hettiarachchi – Fathima Fareena – Imalshi Chathurangi – Imesha Thushani – Lakshini Dhahanayake – Dilshan Udayanga – Jamien Peter – Vidura Prabhath – Ruchira Madhuranga – Priyantha Welegedara – Udani Isanka

Company Business Reopening of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale, AZ USA | Providing safe office with only a few employees getting COVID-19. |

Best Use of Social Media | COVID-19-related Information
GOLD WINNER
Zurich North America | Schaumburg, IL, USA | Launching new podcast to reach people how they learn best. |

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year | COVID-19-related Information
GOLD WINNER
WebPT | Phoenix, AZ USA | WebPT created 45 COVID-related blog posts, garnering 192,228 views. | Charlotte Bohnett, Brooke Andrus, Shawn McKee, Doug Houvener, Mel Smith, Erica McDermott, Emily Ely, Jesus Garcia, Josh Golden, Josh Weathers, Bradley LaFave, Lisa Klarich, Marc Collins, Marquis Arriaga, Kylie McKee, Kyle Mensch, Matthew Berger, Josh Hopkins, Melissa Hughes, Alexie Chavez, Josh Smith, Chuck Sterling, Joey Hagger, Nicole Cuillo, Jade Stofko
SILVER WINNER
Virgin Pulse | Providence, Rhode Island, USA | Launched a free public-facing microsite for COVID-19 and wellbeing literacy |
BRONZE WINNER
Zurich North America | Schaumburg, Illinois USA | Created resource hub to help businesses navigate COVID-19 risks |

Heightening Awareness and Publicity Campaign of the Year | COVID-19-related Information
GOLD WINNER
Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County | Los Angeles CA, United States | Rides to treatment, nutritious meals delivered to breast cancer patients | 1. Mark Pilon 2. Eddie Hernandez 3. Lisa Campbell 4. Jennifer Ellspermann  5. Dilia Barillas 6. Aneidra Carrion 

Best Product | To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
GoCanvas | Reston, Virginia, USA | Fast daily COVID-19 screenings performed on a phone or tablet |
SILVER WINNERS
ARIIX | Bountiful, UT USA | Kills 99.999% of pathogens—including COVID-19—in only 60 seconds! |
TrueHero Extreme Coverage Face Shields (Jamestown Plastics) | Brocton, NY and Brownsville, TX USA | Designed to provide unmatched protection for first responders and front-liners. |
BRONZE WINNER
CV19Dashboard.org | Indianapolis, IN USA | Enabling officials to prepare for surges 3 weeks in advance. |

Best Service | To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
Jacaruso Enterprises | Round Rock, TX USA | Service Tools Help Hotels Adapt, Recover and Thrive During COVID-19 | Toni Jacaruso

Best Technology | To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
GOLD WINNER
CBOT | Istanbul, Turkey | The first massively used AI-based virtual assistant in education |
SILVER WINNER
Virgin Pulse | Providence, Rhode Island, USA | Launched the industry’s first employer-configurable workplace safety and wellbeing tool. |
BRONZE WINNERS
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale, AZ, USA | Helping auto dealerships receive record-breaking car sales during the pandemic. |
GreatBizTools | Naples, FL USA | WebAssess can tell you who can work effectively from home, |
Mapsted Corporation | Mississauga Ontario Canada | Developed contact tracing system to fight the spread of COVID19 |
QuantaSTAT | Mountain View, CA USA | Creating world’s First App Designed to Keep COVID off campus | Heather Sittig Stan Adams David Wittenkamp

2019 CEO World Awards Winners

7th Annual 2019 CEO World Awards

Business Awards Winners

CEO Achievers | Business Role Model of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Feniex Industries | Austin, TX USA | Achieved 30% revenue growth in a saturated market | Hamza Deyaf, CEO

CEO Achievers | Champion of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Velocity Global | Denver, CO USA | In 2018, Velocity Global ranked #4 on the Inc. 5000 | Ben Wright, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Feniex Industries | Austin, TX USA | Achieved 30% revenue growth in a saturated market | Hamza Deyaf, CEO
BRONZE WINNERS
7 Stage Advisors | Butler, NJ USA | Carl donated over 1,000 coaching hours to those in need. | Carl Gould, CEO
Agiloft | Redwood City, CA USA | Pushing Agiloft’s revenue growth forward for the 4th consecutive year. | Colin Earl, CEO


Philip N. Kaplan, Chairman and CEO | GameWorks, Inc.

It’s an honor to be named Gold winner by CEO World Awards in two categories and to earn this type of esteemed industry and peer recognition.

These awards are a testament to our team’s commitment to ensuring our guests have the best entertainment and dining experience each time they enter our venues.

Since joining GameWorks last year, we have made great strides in enhancing our concept and expanding the guest experience. These efforts, coupled with our focus on leading the fast-growing esports sector, has allowed GameWorks to emerge the #1 national esports platform and a prime destination for gamers throughout the country. This has required deep dedication on the part of all our team members, and we greatly appreciate their efforts. This awards program acknowledges all we’ve done as a Company in the past year.


CEO Achievers | Lifetime Achievement Award
GOLD WINNER
USHEALTH Group, Inc. | Fort Worth, TX USA | Transformed multiple companies into “Best of Class” performers. | Troy McQuagge, President & CEO
SILVER WINNER
PJ Lhuillier, Inc. | Makati City, National Capital Region, Philippines | Led the cascade of the Financial Wellness Program to Ka-Cebuanas | Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO

CEO Achievers | Transformation Leader Of The Year
GOLD WINNER
ARIIX | Bountiful, UT United States | A true innovator, Fred Cooper has transformed the direct-selling Industry. | Fred Cooper, CEO and Founder
SILVER WINNER
USHEALTH Group, Inc. | Fort Worth, TX USA | Transformed USHEALTH Group, Inc. from a “Worst” to “Best” performer. | Troy McQuagge, President & CEO

CEO of the Year | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance
GOLD WINNER
PJ Lhuillier, Inc. | Makati City, National Capital Region, Philippines | Led the cascade of the Financial Wellness Program to Ka-Cebuanas | Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO
SILVER WINNERS
USHEALTH Group, Inc. | Fort Worth, TX USA | Transformed USHEALTH Group from “Worst” to “Best in Class” performance | Troy McQuagge, President & CEO
USHEALTH Group, Inc. | Fort Worth, TX USA | Transformed USHEALTH Group, Inc. from a “Worst” to “Best” performer. | Troy McQuagge, President & CEO

CEO of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD WINNER
Best Version Media | Brookfield | Durand developed and maintains a highly awarded culture at BVM. | Dave Durand, CEO


Martín Migoya, Chairman, CEO & President | Globant S.A. 

First, let me say that receiving the top CEO of the year award is a recognition to all our Globers. I’m very pleased and extremely happy about this recognition, and I want to extend that to all our people around the world that make this company really, really great.

Together, we have created a unique culture. Our autonomous, agile and innovative teams are key to deliver the best solutions for our customers.

So thank you very much for that.


CEO of the Year | Aerospace & Defense
GOLD WINNER
Hilton Software | Coral Springs, Florida, United States of America | Market-leader in development of multi-platform mobile aviation solutions. | Dr. Hilton Goldstein, CEO and Founder

CEO of the Year | Business Products
GOLD WINNER
ThirdEye Gen | Princeton, NJ, United States | World’s smallest Mixed Reality glasses in market with built-in SLAM | Nick Cherukuri, Founder and CEO

CEO of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
Conga | Seattle, WA USA | Facilitated three acquisitions in five weeks, allowing product suite expansion. | Matthew J. Schiltz, CEO
SILVER WINNERS
BIA | New York, NY, USA | Leading BIA to win “Best Place to Work” recognition | Brian Schrader, CEO and President
Global Upside Corporation | San Jose, CA, USA | Serial entrepreneur with brands supporting some of world’s leading companies | Ragu Bhargava, Co-Founder and CEO, Global Upside Corporation
BRONZE WINNERS
Petra Coach | Brentwood, TN USA | Grew his company 67%, including international expansion | Andy Bailey, CEO and Founder
Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC) | Madison, WI USA | Spearheaded creation of Universal Benefit Account (UBA), an industry breakthrough. | Dan Rashke, Chief Executive Officer

CEO of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet
GOLD WINNER
Cloudera | Palo Alto, CA USA | Cloudera has transformed into the platform enterprises use as-the keystone | Tom Reilly, CEO


Dave Durand, CEO | Best Version Media | Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA

It’s a privilege to build with the excellent people at BVM. Awards like this are always a shared honor. Winning this prestigious honor has been exciting and motivating for our people. Our publications not only help small businesses thrive, but they also bring communities closer together each month. Our success would not be possible without our amazing people, clients and readers that support us. It’s always great to have your company recognized as the best in the business, and we look forward to more recognition in the years to come.


CEO of the Year | Consulting
GOLD WINNER
Quantum 9, Inc. | Chicago, IL USA | Highest scored cannabis cultivation/processing application in the states of Pennsylvania. | Michael Mayes, CEO

CEO of the Year | Consumer Services
GOLD WINNER
PJ Lhuillier, Inc. | Makati City, National Capital Region, Philippines | Led the cascade of the Financial Wellness Program to Ka-Cebuanas | Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO

CEO of the Year | Diversified Services
GOLD WINNER
PJ Lhuillier, Inc. | Makati City, National Capital Region, Philippines | Led the cascade of the Financial Wellness Program to Ka-Cebuanas | Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO

CEO of the Year | Engineering and Technology
GOLD WINNER
Mapsted Corp. | Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | Developing most accurate indoor navigation platform with no external hardware | Paramvir Nagpal, CEO

CEO of the Year | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services
GOLD WINNER
Benchmark | Waltham, MA USA | Redefined senior living, both those who need care and associates. | Tom Grape, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
SILVER WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Build-out of profit share 401k plan for all employees | Jason Provenzano, President and CEO

CEO of the Year | Information Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
Tek Leaders | Plano, TX USA | Nearly doubled revenues (’17-’18); expected to nearly double again (’19) | Devender Reddy Aerrabolu, CEO

CEO of the Year | Information Technology Software
GOLD WINNER
Reltio | Redwood Shores, CA, USA | Grew Reltio from startup to leader in under a year. | Manish Sood, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Adaptiva | Kirkland, Washington, USA | Instrumental in creating partner relationships with Accenture, VMware, and DXC | Jim Souders, Chief Executive Officer
BRONZE WINNERS
Agiloft | Redwood City, CA USA | Pushing Agiloft’s revenue growth forward for the 4th consecutive year. | Colin Earl, CEO
Bonitasoft | Paris, France | Miguel Valdes Faura, founding CEO, leads Bonitasoft start-up to profitability | Miguel Valdes Faura, CEO and Founder
Globant | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Driving Globant from a startup to +9,200 people. | Martín Migoya, CEO
Nintex | Bellevue, WA USA | CEO redefines company’s global footprint in less than seven months | Eric Johnson, CEO
VirtualHealth | New York City, NY USA | 1,600% growth in monthly revenues, 1,000% growth in lives managed | Adam Sabloff, CEO

CEO of the Year | Manufacturing
GOLD WINNER
Feniex Industries | Austin, Texas, United States of America | 30%+ year after year growth in a saturated market | Hamza Deyaf, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Build-out of profit share 401k plan for all employees | Jason Provenzano, President and CEO

CEO of the Year | Media & Entertainment
GOLD WINNER
GameWorks, Inc. | San Francisco, CA, USA | Changing the trajectory of the company; positioning it for future | Philip Kaplan, Chairman and CEO

CEO of the Year | Metals, Mining, and Material
GOLD WINNER
KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. | Lubin/Poland | Signing the new agreement with China Minmetals | Marcin Chludziński, President of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A.

CEO of the Year | Security Services
GOLD WINNER
Proficio | Carlsbad, CA USA | Brad has driven Proficio’s global expansion and rapid financial growth. | Brad Taylor, CEO and President

CEO of the Year | Security Software
GOLD WINNER
Darktrace | San Francisco, CA USA | Has overseen Darktrace’s meteoric rise in competitive and saturated market | Nicole Eagan, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Data Theorem | Palo Alto, CA USA | Himanshu led Data Theorem to lead the API security space | Himanshu Dwivedi, CEO and President
BRONZE WINNER
KnowBe4 | Clearwater, FL USA | Overseen acquisition of several companies that add to KnowBe4’s content | Stu Sjouwerman, Founder and CEO

CEO of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
ThetaRay | New York, NY USA | Doubled every parameter across the company, winning tier-1 bank deals. | Mark Gazit, Chief Executive Officer
SILVER WINNER
Merchants Fleet | Hooksett, NH USA | Brendan has implemented strategy, developed people, and innovated processes. | Brendan Keegan, CEO
BRONZE WINNER
Feniex Industries | Austin, Texas, United States of America | 30%+ year after year growth in a saturated market | Hamza Deyaf, CEO

Female CEO of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Hawthorne | Los Angeles, CA USA | Achieving 34% revenue growth YOY. | Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Harmonica | Santa Monica, CA USA | Katy helped launch the top-selling gluten-free pizza in the USA | Katy Saeger, President & CEO


Neha Goel, SVP, Marketing & Strategy | Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, NJ USA

It’s an honor to be named a winner by CEO World Awards for this esteemed industry and peer recognition. These awards are a testament that our team’s commitment to innovation is reflected not only in our technology (SimplifyVMS), but in our philosophy of collaboration and strategic alignment with customers, partners, and analysts.


Female CEO of the Year | Business Services | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
The Leadership Agency | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Building an award winning international company: CAD, UK, FR, US | Jamie Hoobanoff, Founder & CEO

Female CEO of the Year | Business Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
AB Tasty | Paris, France | She lead a round of funding while 9 months pregnant | Alix de Sagazan, CEO & Co-founder
SILVER WINNER
Darktrace | San Francisco, CA USA | Has overseen Darktrace’s meteoric rise in competitive and saturated market | Nicole Eagan, CEO

Female CEO of the Year | Canada
GOLD WINNER
DentalX | North York/Ontario, Canada | She has won several local, national and international awards | Anaida Deti, CEO
SILVER WINNER
The Leadership Agency | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Building an award winning international company: CAD, UK, FR, US | Jamie Hoobanoff, Founder & CEO

Innovator of the Year | Business Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Merchants Fleet | Hooksett, NH USA | Overhauling programs and services, making them functional for the client. | Brendan Keegan, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Has instilled the calm approach Makers Nutrition team must take | Jason Provenzano, President and CEO

Innovator of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
USHEALTH Group, Inc. | Fort Worth, TX USA | Transformed USHEALTH Group from “Worst” to “Best in Class” performance | Troy McQuagge, President and CEO

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Customer Service
GOLD WINNER
Agiloft | Redwood City, CA USA | Managed team to deliver 99.6% success rate for implementations | Bridget Conrad, VP of Customer Services

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Information Technology
GOLD WINNER
Nintex | Bellevue, WA USA | CEO redefines company’s global footprint in less than seven months | Eric Johnson, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Agiloft | Redwood City, CA USA | 100% response rate from Professional Services team | Bridget Conrad, VP of Customer Services

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Manufacturing, Production, and Operations
GOLD WINNER
Securus Technologies | Carrollton, TX USA | Managing a Field Service organization of over 220 associates | Aaron Bacher, Director Field Operations
SILVER WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Instilled the calm approach the Makers Nutrition team must take | Jason Provenzano, President and CEO

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Marketing
GOLD WINNER
Keysight Technologies | Santa Rosa, CA, USA | Played key role in the $1.6 billion acquisition of Ixia | Marie Hattar, CMO

Top CEO of the Year | The Communicator
GOLD WINNER
Petra Coach | Brentwood, TN USA | Grew his company 67%, including international expansion | Andy Bailey, CEO and Founder
SILVER WINNER
Harmonica | Santa Monica, CA USA | Katy helped launch the top-selling gluten-free pizza in the USA | Katy Saeger, President & CEO

Top CEO of the Year | The Creative
GOLD WINNER
Harmonica | Santa Monica, CA USA | Katy helped launch the top-selling gluten-free pizza in the USA | Katy Saeger, President & CEO

Top CEO of the Year | The Influencer
GOLD WINNER
Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC) | Madison, WI USA | Spearheaded creation of Universal Benefit Account (UBA), an industry breakthrough | Dan Rashke, Chief Executive Officer
SILVER WINNER
Conga | Seattle, WA USA | Facilitated three acquisitions in five weeks, allowing product suite expansion | Matthew J. Schiltz, CEO

Top CEO of the Year | The Leader
GOLD WINNER
Jumpshot | San Francisco, CA, U.S. | Significantly developed company customer base, including Unilever, Microsoft, and Google. | Deren Baker, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Hawthorne | Los Angeles, CA USA | Achieving 34% revenue growth YOY. | Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO
BRONZE WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Build-out of profit share 401k plan for all employees | Jason Provenzano, President and CEO

Top CEO of the Year | The Result-Oriented
GOLD WINNER
Globant | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Driving Globant from a startup to +9,200 people. | Martín Migoya, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Hawthorne | Los Angeles, CA USA | Achieving 34% revenue growth YOY. | Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, CEO
BRONZE WINNERS
Agiloft | Redwood City, CA USA | Pushing Agiloft’s revenue growth forward for the 4th consecutive year. | Colin Earl, CEO
Bonitasoft | Paris, France | Miguel Valdes Faura, founding CEO, leads Bonitasoft start-up to profitability | Miguel Valdes Faura, CEO and Founder

Top CEO of the Year | The Rising Star
GOLD WINNER
ERP Maestro | Plantation, FL USA | Secured investment funding to expand personnel and relocate the company. | Jody Paterson, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Mapsted Corp. | Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | Developing most accurate indoor navigation platform with no external hardware | Paramvir Nagpal, CEO

Top CEO of the Year | The Visionary
GOLD WINNER
Evite | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Turned Evite from a struggling company into a customer-focused success | Victor Cho, CEO
SILVER WINNER
Pure Storage | Mountain View, CA | Recently launched the technology industry’s first comprehensive AI-Ready Infrastructure | Charles Giancarlo, Chief Executive Officer
Vistex | Hoffman Estates, IL USA | Bootstrapping a Global Enterprise Software Company to $250mm in Revenue | Sanjay Shah, Founder and CEO
BRONZE WINNERS
Benchmark | Waltham, MA USA | Redefined senior living, both those who need care and associates. | Tom Grape, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
Feniex Industries | Austin, Texas, United States of America | 30%+ year after year growth in a saturated market | Hamza Deyaf, CEO
Keysight Technologies | Santa Rosa, CA, USA | Achieved 10% energy conservation, and 15% water conservation for Keysight | Ron Nersesian, CEO
Merchants Fleet | Hooksett, NH USA | Innovative & forward-thinking leader who has made a lasting impact | Brendan Keegan, CEO
Nintex | Bellevue, WA USA | CEO redefines company’s global footprint in less than seven months | Eric Johnson, CEO
Quantum 9, Inc. | Chicago, IL USA | Highest scored cannabis cultivation/processing application in the states of Pennsylvania. | Michael Mayes, CEO

Entrepreneur of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
7 Stage Advisors | Butler, NJ USA | Carl donated over 1,000 coaching hours to those in need. | Carl Gould, CEO
SILVER WINNER
AB Tasty | Paris, France | She lead a round of funding while 9 months pregnant | Alix de Sagazan, CEO & Co-founder
BRONZE WINNERS
The Leadership Agency | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Building an award winning international company: CAD, UK, FR, US | Jamie Hoobanoff, Founder & CEO
Velocity Global | Denver, CO USA | In 2018, Velocity Global ranked #4 on the Inc. 5000 | Ben Wright, CEO

Entrepreneur of the Year | Consulting
GOLD WINNER
Quantum 9, Inc. | Chicago, IL USA | Highest scored cannabis cultivation/processing application in the states of Pennsylvania. | Michael Mayes, CEO

Entrepreneur of the Year | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services
GOLD WINNER
Benchmark | Waltham, MA USA | Redefined senior living, both those who need care and associates. | Tom Grape, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO
SILVER WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | A one-stop shop for dietary supplement manufacturing. | Jason Provenzano, President and CEO

Entrepreneur of the Year | Information Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
Tek Leaders | Plano, TX USA | Nearly doubled revenues (’17-’18); expected to nearly double again (’19) | Devender Reddy Aerrabolu, CEO

Entrepreneur of the Year | Information Technology Software
GOLD WINNER
Bonitasoft | Paris, France | Miguel Valdes Faura, founding CEO, leads Bonitasoft start-up to profitability | Miguel Valdes Faura, CEO and Founder
SILVER WINNER
VirtualHealth | New York City, NY USA | 1,600% growth in monthly revenues, 1,000% growth in lives managed | Adam Sabloff, CEO

Entrepreneur of the Year | Manufacturing
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | A one-stop shop for dietary supplement manufacturing. | Jason Provenzano, President and CEO

Entrepreneur of the Year | Real Estate and Construction
GOLD WINNER
Samuel Leeds Limited | Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom | Helping people achieve financial freedom through expert teaching and support. | Samuel Leeds, Founder

Entrepreneur of the Year | Security Software
GOLD WINNER
KnowBe4 | Clearwater, FL USA | HAs led the company to a record-setting 22nd consecutive-quarter-of-growth. | Stu Sjouwerman, Founder and CEO

Entrepreneur of the Year | Others
GOLD WINNER
The Leadership Agency | Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Building an award winning international company: CAD, UK, FR, US | Jamie Hoobanoff, Founder & CEO

Achievement in Management | Diversified Services
GOLD WINNER
Securus Technologies | Carrollton, TX USA | Securus Technologies Chief Operations Officer | Danny de Hoyos

Achievement in Management | Engineering and Technology
GOLD WINNER
Hilton Software | Coral Springs, Florida, United States of America | Hilton Software Achieves AS9100 Rev D Certification | Devina Sibal 

Achievement in Management | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Pushed Makers Nutrition well beyond revenue goal of $25 million. | Christopher Zecha, Robert Marsteller, Patrick Gillespie

Achievement in Management | Manufacturing
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Team pushed Makers Nutrition beyond revenue goal of $25 million. | Christopher Zecha, Robert Marsteller, Patrick Gillespie

Achievement in Management | Media & Entertainment
GOLD WINNER
GameWorks, Inc. | San Francisco, CA, USA | Changing the trajectory of the company; positioning it for future | Philip N. Kaplan, Chairman and CEO

Founding Team of the Year | Consumer Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
VirtualHealth | New York City, NY USA | 1,600% growth in monthly revenues, 1,000% growth in lives managed | Adam Sabloff

Company of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD WINNER
Best Version Media | Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA | BVM is consistently recognized nationally for its outstanding culture. | Dave Durand, Pete Ericksen, Paul Lubinski
SILVER WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Minimizing overhead and maximizing impact | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Company of the Year | Business Services | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Corestream | Tampa, FL USA | Streamlining voluntary employee benefits administration at scale
SILVER WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Minimizing overhead and maximizing impact | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Company of the Year | Consulting | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Minimizing overhead and maximizing impact | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Company of the Year | Education and Training | 11 – 2,499 Employees
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Company of the Year | Engineering and Technology | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Mapsted Corp. | Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | Developing most accurate indoor navigation platform with no external hardware | Paramvir Nagpal (CEO), Saeedeh Hamidifar (COO)

Company of the Year | Healthcare Products & Services
GOLD WINNER
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Created global program to serve children affected by limb loss | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Bill Russell, Jim Rogers, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
SILVER WINNER
Alignment Healthcare | Orange, CA, United States of America | Improving care for seniors through innovative technology and care coordination

Company of the Year | Information Technology Cloud/SaaS | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Smart Energy Water | Irvine, California | Helping our clients win at delivering a superior customer experience | Deepak Garg

Company of the Year | Information Technology Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
MSys Technologies | Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India | Top Fastest Growing Storage Companies in 2018 | Sanjay Sehgal – Visinoary, Founder, CEO, MSys Technologies About Sanjay Sehgal Sanjay Sehgal is a multi-faceted person donning several hats – a Technology Entrepreneur, Global Businessman, Startup Advisor, Keynote Speaker, Philanthropist, Humanitarian, Meditation Instructor, and a Self-Development Enthusiast. In the course of his career thus far, Sanjay has demonstrated business brilliance through his series of entrepreneur ventures, including AMI (which was sold to LSI Logic for over $220 million), iVivity (acquired by Emulex), and Scentric (acquired by Brocade). Sanjay was instrumental in enabling these companies to deliver high-end, valuable IT, and outsourcing solutions globally. Sanjay’s futuristic vision, powered by business credibility, has helped him raise multiple venture and strategic funding. Sanjay has skillfully contributed to product development and launches; established and managed partner relationships with several industry leaders; and has overseen multiple company acquisitions. Sanjay is felicitated with multiple awards such as a. “TiE Atlanta Top Entrepreneurs Awards” b. “India Emerging 20” c. “Most Innovative Company” d. “Top Emerging Company” e. “Category Leader” He has also been featured in and interviewed by Forbes, Dark Reading, IDG, Network World, PC World, Tech Crunch, and Atlanta Business Chronicle, and numerous other national publications. As a technology veteran, Sanjay has spoken at several storage, server, gaming, and web 2.0 conferences.
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Company of the Year | Non-Profit or Government Organizations | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Created global program to serve children affected by limb loss | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Bill Russell, Jim Rogers, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
SILVER WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Minimizing overhead and maximizing impact | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Company of the Year | Security Services | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
24By7Security | Coral Springs, FL USA | Conceived and launched four new Readiness Services to help businesses

Company of the Year | Security Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Chargebacks911 | 18167 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33764 | The industry’s most successful solution to stopping post-sale eCommerce fraud | Monica Eaton-Cardone Owner, COO & Co-Founder
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Company of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Created global program to serve children affected by limb loss | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Bill Russell, Jim Rogers, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
SILVER WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Minimizing overhead and maximizing impact | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Most Innovative Company of the Year | 1 – 10 Employees
GOLD WINNER
24By7Security | Coral Springs, FL USA | Conceived and launched four new Readiness Services to help businesses
SILVER WINNER
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Created global program to serve children affected by limb loss | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Bill Russell, Jim Rogers, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
BRONZE WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Minimizing overhead and maximizing impact | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Most Innovative Company of the Year | 11 – 2,499 Employees
GOLD WINNER
Hilton Software | Coral Springs, Florida, United States of America | Hilton Software Changes the World of Commercial and Military Aviation. | Dr. Hilton Goldstein
SILVER WINNER
ARIIX | Bountiful, UT/US | ARIIX has revolutionized the direct-selling industry through a representative-first focus.
BRONZE WINNERS
Jaipur Rugs Corporation Private Limited | Jaipur, Rajasthan, India | First time ever, weavers become designers of their own rug. | Nand Kishore Chaudhary, Kavita Chaudhary
Mapsted Corp. | Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | Developing most accurate indoor navigation platform with no external hardware | Paramvir Nagpal (CEO), Saeedeh Hamidifar (COO)
Reltio | Redwood Shores, CA, USA | Reltio provides holistic data so companies can make smarter decisions. | Manish Sood, CEO; Ramon Chen, Chief Product Officer; Anastasia Zamyshlyaeva, Chief Architect
Smart Energy Water | Irvine, California | Helping our clients win at delivering superior CX. | Mr. Deepak Garg
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Most Innovative Company of the Year | 2,500 and more Employees
GOLD WINNER
Keysight Technologies | Santa Rosa, CA, USA | Our transformation from hardware-centric to software-centric solutions through PathWave | Mischa Fender, Software Master Architect, Keysight Steve Chen, Senior R&D Manager, Keysight Ron Harrison, Director of Product, Keysight

Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Brillio | Santa Clara, CA USA | Brillio: Bringing Smiles
SILVER WINNER
Jaipur Rugs | Jaipur, Rajasthan, India | Providing sustainable livelihood to 80 inmates | Nand Kishore Chaudhary, Yogesh Chaudhary

Startup of the Year | Business Products
GOLD WINNER
Protego Labs | Baltimore, Maryland, USA | Protego Labs is driving serverless security technology adoption across industries | Tsion Gonen, CEO and cofounder, Hillel Solow, CTO and cofounder,
SILVER WINNER
Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, NJ USA | SimplifyVMS is disrupting the industry and winning numerous deals
BRONZE WINNER
Apptega Inc. | Atlanta, GA USA | Apptega helps organizations map their cybersecurity program to standards
Mapsted Corp. | Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | Developing most accurate indoor navigation platform with no external hardware | Paramvir Nagpal (CEO), Saeedeh Hamidifar (COO)

Startup of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
STARLINKS PR and Events | Karachi, Sind, Pakistan | Recovered investment in first year and has-been making profit ever-since
SILVER WINNER
LevelTen Energy | Seattle, WA, USA | Revolutionizing the way that corporations purchase renewable energy.
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Minimizing overhead and maximizing impact | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Startup of the Year | Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
LionOBytes | Princeton, NJ USA | Disrupting CRM market with LionO360 platform
SILVER WINNER
Brinqa | Austin, TX USA | Brinqa Cyber Risk Services provide a risk-centric, knowledge-driven solution
BRONZE WINNERS
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir
SystemDomain, Inc. | Warrenville, IL USA | Develop state-of-the-art solutions in cybersecurity spanning across the enterprise

Startup of the Year | Technology Software
GOLD WINNER
Squelch | Redwood City, CA USA | Squelch platform adopted by leading enterprises
SILVER WINNERS
1touch.io | Stamford, Connecticut, USA | Secured several major marquee customers including Fortune 500 hospitality provider
Mapsted Corp. | Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | Developing most accurate indoor navigation platform with no external hardware | Paramvir Nagpal (CEO), Saeedeh Hamidifar (COO)
BRONZE WINNERS
Apptega Inc. | Atlanta, GA USA | Apptega helps companies build, manage, and report their cybersecurity programs.
Levelset | New Orleans, Louisiana, USA | Levelset is disrupting the trillion dollar construction industry | Founder and CEO Scott Wolfe, Jr.
LionOBytes | Princeton, NJ USA | Disrupting CRM market with LionO360 platform
Protego Labs | Baltimore, Maryland, USA | Protego Labs is driving serverless security technology adoption across industries. | Tsion Gonen, CEO and cofounder, Protego Labs Hillel Solow, CTO and cofounder, Protego Labs
Simplify Workforce | Jersey City, NJ USA | The company’s dedication to innovation goes beyond its technology product
SystemDomain, Inc. | Warrenville, IL USA | Develop state-of-the-art solutions in cybersecurity spanning across the enterprise

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Private Label Program

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Consumer Products
GOLD WINNER
Living Greens Farm | Faribault, MN USA | Living Greens Air-Grown Produce
SILVER WINNER
Plexaderm Skincare | Farmingdale, NY USA | Plexaderm Rapid Reduction Cream PLUS
BRONZE WINNER
ARIIX | Bountiful, UT – United States | Giving Greens version 1

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Technology Services
GOLD WINNER
Brinqa | Austin, TX USA | Cyber Risk Management Platform | Syed Abdur

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Technology Software
GOLD WINNER
Data Theorem | Palo Alto, CA USA | API Discover and API Inspect | Himanshu Dwivedi, Doug Dooley, Alban Diquet
SILVER WINNER
Chime Technologies | Phoenix, AZ USA | Chime | Henry Li – CTO Joe Chen – CEO
BRONZE WINNERS
Squelch | Redwood City, CA USA | When our platform became broadly available for the first time. | Jayaram Bhat, Giorgina Gottlieb, Ilan Raab
Xperiel Inc. | Sunnyvale, CA | Xperiel Platform version 1: Connecting physical and digital world to deliver immersive experiences | Alex Hertel CEO & Co-Founder, Philipp Hertel CTO & Co-Founder, Xperiel Team

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Other Products
GOLD WINNER
PRO Unlimited | San Francisco, CA USA | Wand VMS

Best New Product, Service, or Solution of the Year | Other Services
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Private Label Program

Best Deployment & Customer Success of the Year
GOLD WINNER
PJ Lhuillier, Inc. | Makati City, National Capital Region, Philippines | Awarded the 10 Millionth 24K Card Holder
SILVER WINNER
PJ Lhuillier, Inc. | Makati City, National Capital Region, Philippines | Successfully activated influencer fan base

Live Event of the Year
GOLD WINNER
PJ Lhuillier, Inc. | Makati City, National Capital Region, Philippines | Awarded the 10 Millionth 24K Card Holder

Video or Film of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Metal Industries Research and Development Centre | Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. | Microwave Heating Technology-MIRDC | Ding Li Originality Communication Co., Ltd. Dr. Lei-chuan Lin, Dr. Sally Lee, Mr. Tao-lin Li, Ms Rachel Lee from Metal Industries Research and Development Centre
SILVER WINNER
Metal Industries Research and Development Centre | Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. | Intelligent 3D Visual Automation for Shoe Roughing and Cementing Equipment | Every-Studio Dr. Lei-chuan Lin, Dr. Sally Lee, Mr. Tao-lin Li, Mr. Jimmy Yang, Ms Emma Tsai from Metal Industries Research and Development Centre

Milestone of the Year | Customer Growth
GOLD WINNER
PJ Lhuillier, Inc. | Makati City, National Capital Region, Philippines | Awarded the 10 millionth 24K Card Holder

Milestone of the Year | Other
GOLD WINNERS
Advance Financial | Nashville, TN USA | Hiring our 1,000th employee
Advance Financial | Nashville, TN USA | Opening our 100th store

2018 CEO World Awards Winners

6th Annual 2018 CEO World Awards

Business Awards Winners

Most Admired Leaders

Aneel Bhusri, Chief Executive Officer @ Workday
Brad D. Smith, Chief Executive Officer @ Intuit
Elon Musk, CEO, and lead designer of SpaceX; co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink
Gail Koziara Boudreaux, Chief Executive Officer @ Anthem
Indra Nooyi, Chief Executive Officer @ PepsiCo
Jeff Weiner, Chief Executive Officer @ LinkedIn Corporation
Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos – Founder and CEO of Amazon.com
Larry Page, Chief Executive Officer @ Alphabet, Inc.
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison – co-Founder of Oracle Corporation
Marc Russell Benioff – Founder, Chairman and CEO @ salesforce.com
Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer @ Facebook
Mary Teresa Barra, Chief Executive Officer @General Motors
Melinda Gates, cofounder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Patrick P. Gelsinger, Chief Executive Officer @ VMware
Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer @ Microsoft
Scott Scherr, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer @ Ultimate Software
Shantanu Narayen, Chief Executive Officer @ Adobe Systems
Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer @ Google
Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer @ Apple
Warren Buffett, CEO @ Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

CEO Achievement of the Year

Gold Winners
Ali Al-Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer @ ASTAD (Doha, Qatar | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Construction) Achievement: Leading ASTAD’s fast paced international expansion.
Andy Bailey, Founder and CEO @ Petra Coach (Nashville, TN USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Business Products and Services) Achievement: Released debut five-star, Amazon best-selling book, “No Try Only Do”
Ashish Garg, Founder and CEO @ Net2Source Inc. (Dallas, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Information Technology Services) Achievement: Grew the company from $21 to $35 Million in 2017
Brad Taylor, CEO @ Proficio (Carlsbad, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Industry: Security Services) Achievement: Proficio achieves 28 consecutive quarters of recurring revenue growth
Brendan Smith, CEO & President @ Motive Interactive (San Diego, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Investing in Motive’s technology and team to grow at scale.
C. P. Gurnani, Chief Executive Officer @ Tech Mahindra (Noida, Uttar Pradesh Province, India | 2,500 or more Employees | Industy: Information Technology Services) Achievement: Launched an initiative to “reskill” his entire company.
Devender Reddy Aerrabolu, Founder and CEO @ Tek Leaders Inc. (Plano, TX USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Information Technology Services) Achievement: Increasing revenue 50%; bolstering client roster 300% (70 new clients)
Dr. Hilton Goldstein, CEO and Founder @ Hilton Software (Coral Springs, FL USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Industry: Information Technology Software) Achievement: Hilton Software Awarded $17+ Million 5-year Department of Defense Contract
Dr. Wendell Gibby, MD, Chief Executive Officer @ Novarad (American Fork, UT USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) Achievement: performed the first-ever augmented reality assisted surgical operation.
Fred Cooper, CEO and Founder @ ARIIX (Bountiful, UT USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Others – Direct Selling) Achievement: Operational efficiency through the improvement of ARIIX’s infrastructure.
George Kriza, Founder & CEO @ MTC Performance (Schaumburg, IL USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Industry: Business Products and Services) Achievement: Launched new Channel and Vendor Manager Pro sales incentive software
Hamza Rauf Essa, Founder & CEO @ Telemart (Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan | 100 – 499 Employees | Retail) Achievement: Pursuing his own entrepreneurial venture and becoming top player in the industry inspite of difficult business environment
Jason Provenzano, CEO @ Makers Nutrition (Hauppauge, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Manufacturing) Achievement: Dramatically upgraded staff, technology, and logistics effectiveness.
Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO @ PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines | 2,500 or more Employees | Industry: Financial Services and Banking) Achievement: Leading Cebuana Lhuillier’s evolution to a full-pledged microfinancial institution
Jennifer Tejada, CEO @ PagerDuty (San Francisco, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Internet/Cloud Computing) Achievement: Led PagerDuty’s growth in revenue, global presence, use-cases and capabilities.
Joe Wang, CEO @ Impartner, Inc. (South Jordan, UT USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Industry: Information Technology Software) Achievement: Development of of Impartner SmartContent and Impartner SegmentAI
John Snyder, CEO @ Grapeshot (Cambridge, England | 100 – 499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Serendipity – Oracle announced that it signed an agreement to acquire Grapeshot.
Laura Casselman, Chief Executive Officer @ BBC Systems, Inc dba JVZoo (Oviedo, FL USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Industry: Information Technology Services) Achievement: Female CEO Disrupts IM Boys Club While Increasing Company Value
Nitin Rakesh, CEO & Director @ Mphasis (New York, NY USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Information Technology Services) Achievement: Led share price increase: 40%; INR 550 to INR 750
Randall Hales, President & CEO @ ZAGG Inc. (Midvale, UT USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Industry: Consumer Products and Services) Achievement: Mophie acquisition and turnaround from near bankruptcy to profitability.
Richard Staten, Chief Executive Officer @ Quantam Solutions (Lansing, MI USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Consulting) Achievement: Continued expansion of Quantam Solutions into multiple states.
Robert Pickens, CEO and President @ Securus Technologies (Carrollton, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Diversified Services) Achievement: Consistently grew EBITDA at a 20% CAGR since 2007.
Russell P. Reeder, President and CEO of OVH US, member of its Board of Directors @ OVH US (Reston, VA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Industry: Internet/Cloud Computing) Achievement: Launch European hosting provider, OVH, in the U.S. cloud market.
Scott Salmirs, President and CEO @ ABM Industries (New York, NY USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Industry: Others – Facilities management) Achievement: Transforming a company taking care of places that matter most.
Todd Harris, CEO @ Tech CU (San Jose, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services) Achievement: Rapidly grew Tech CU’s membership, total assets and earnings.
Troy McQuagge, CEO @ USHEALTH Group, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Industry: Insurance) Achievement: Led USHEALTH Group, Inc. to a 77% share price increase.

Female CEO of the Year
Gold Winners
Dr. Hajar Saeed Hamad Humaid Alhubaishi, Chief Executive Officer @ Ajman Statistics & Competitiveness Center (Ajman, United Arab Emirates | 1 – 10 Employees | Non-Profit or Government Organizations) Achievement: Ajman’s Population and Housing Census
Jessica Hawthorne-Castro, Chief Executive Officer @ Hawthorne (Los Angeles, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Achievement: Guiding Hawthorne to win a “Great Place to Work” certification.
Karima Bentounssi, CEO @ Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital (HVSH) (Commerce Township, MI USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) Achievement: Patient satisfaction improved significantly during her tenure as a CEO – nominated by Ameroc Export Inc.
Kimberly D. Williams, Chief Executive Officer @ Intoxalock (Urbandale (Des Moines), IA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Electronics) Achievement: Customer focus enabled 24% growth, 4x faster than the industry.
Laura Casselman, Chief Executive Officer @ BBC Systems, Inc dba JVZoo (Oviedo, FL USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Industry: Information Technology Services) Achievement: Female CEO Disrupts IM Boys Club While Increasing Company Value
Nataliya Anon, CEO and Founder @ Svitla Systems, Inc. (Corte Madera, CA USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Information Technology Software) Achievement: Svitla Systems received ISO_9001:2015 certification as full-lifecycle Software Development Company.
Nicole Sahin, CEO @ Globalization Partners (Boston, MA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Human Resources) Achievement: Built a growing, profitable company that employees and clients love.
Shanaz Ramzi, CEO @ STARLINKS PR and Events (Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan | 11 – 99 Employees | Other – PR and event management) Achievement: Grand launch event of South Asia’s largest mall, LuckyOne Mall
Sonal Puri, Chief Executive Officer @ Webscale Networks (Mountain View, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Services) Achievement: Strategy Definition and Execution to drive massive growth for Webscale
Tina Hodges, CEO and Chief Experience Officer @ Advance Financial (Nashville, TN USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Financial Services and Banking) Achievement: The company volunteered over 3,500 hours and donated over $450,000.

Management Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Jason Provenzano, CEO @ Makers Nutrition (Hauppauge, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Manufacturing) Members of the Team include: Stephen Finnegan, Christopher Zecha, Patrick Gillespie
Silver Winner
Russell P. Reeder, President and CEO of OVH US, member of its Board of Directors – OVH US (Reston, VA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Industry: Internet/Cloud Computing) Members of the Team include: Russell P. Reeder, Dean Gels, Brian Kuhn, Carolyn Kress, Robert Gregory, Scott Brown, David Wigglesworth, Suzanne Law Marisa, and Alexandra Skaggs
Bronze Winner
Francois Dudouit & Emmanuel Clech, Project Director @ Vinci Construction Grands Projets (SCL 1103 & 1122) (Hong Kong | 100 – 499 Employees | Construction) Members of the Team include: Francois Dudouit, Emmanuel Clech, Billy Lo, Brandy Lee, Timothee Pennequin, Michael OR, Alvin Chan, Ken Ng, Stanley Walker

Most Innovative CEO
Gold Winner
David Erickson, Founder & CEO @ FreeConferenceCall.com (Long Beach, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Telecommunications) for Working Towards a Global Culture of Innovation
Silver Winner
Adam Sabloff, Founder and CEO @ VirtualHealth (New York, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Information Technology Software) for Transforming Patient Care Management with VirtualHealth
Bronze Winners
Dr. Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja, Founder & CEO @ ShieldX Networks (San Jose, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Security Software) for Re-imagining Cloud Security for Today’s Virtual Enterprise
Jason Provenzano, CEO @ Makers Nutrition (Hauppauge, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Manufacturing) for First of its kind, a one-stop shop for dietary supplement manufacturing.

Admin Assistant to CEO
Gold Winner
Rosa Ciaccio, Executive Assistant to CEO @ Makers Nutrition (Hauppauge, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Manufacturing)
Silver Winner
Kelsey Langhans, Executive Assistant to David Erickson @ FreeConferenceCall.com (Long Beach, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Telecommunications)

Executive of the Year | 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Heidi Daitch, Chief Strategy Officer @ IdentityForce (Framingham, MA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Security Services)
Silver Winner
Jason Provenzano, CEO @ Makers Nutrition (Hauppauge, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Manufacturing)
Bronze Winners
Paxton Gray, VP of Operations @ 97th Floor (Lehi, UT USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Executive of the Year | 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Jennifer Shambroom, Chief Marketing Officer @ YouAppi (San Francisco, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Silver Winners
Leo Giel, Chief Revenue Officer @ YouAppi (San Francisco, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Tim McElwee, President – Proficio (Carlsbad, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Industry: Security Services)

Executive of the Year | 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winners
Ian Jones, Director Support Services @ Securus Technologies (Carrollton, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Diversified Services)
Ken Crutchfield, Vice President & General Manager, Software – Bloomberg Tax (Arlington, VA USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Industry: Accounting, Banking, and Financial Services)
Silver Winner
Ian Howells, Vice President, Head of Marketing @ Sage Intacct (San Jose, CA USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Cloud Computing/SaaS)

Executive of the Year | 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
Nitin Kumar, Senior Managing Director – FTI Consulting (San Francisco, CA USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Industry: Consulting)
Silver Winner
Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO – PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines | 2,500 or more Employees | Industry: Financial Services and Banking)

Founder, Entrepreneur or Partner of the Year | 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Srinivas Dubba, Founder and CEO @ TrustLogics INC (Atlanta, GA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Internet/Cloud Computing)
Silver Winner
Jason Provenzano, CEO @ Makers Nutrition (Hauppauge, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Manufacturing)

Founder, Entrepreneur or Partner of the Year | 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Kirk Krappe, Chairman, Cofounder and CEO – Apttus (San Mateo, CA USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Silver Winner
Ajeta Sinha, Vice President @ Net2Source Inc. (Dallas, TX USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Information Technology Services) Achievement: Grew the company from $21 to $35 Million in 2017

Products, Upgrades, and Innovation of the Year | 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Secucloud GmbH (Hamburg, Germany | 11 – 99 Employees | Security Software) for MPS (Market Place Solution) v2.0
Silver Winner
Impartner, Inc. (South Jordan, UT USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Industry: Information Technology Software) for Impartner PRM
Bronze Winner
TrustLogics INC (Atlanta, GA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Internet/Cloud Computing) for TrustLogics

Products, Upgrades, and Innovation of the Year | 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
FreeConferenceCall.com (Long Beach, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Telecommunications) for Freemojis by FreeConferenceCall.com v1.0

Products, Upgrades, and Innovation of the Year | 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
PRO Unlimited (San Francisco, CA USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Others – Contingent Workforce Software) for PRO Unlimited’s Wand VMS

Products, Upgrades, and Innovation of the Year | 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
GN Hearing (Bloomington, MN USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for LiNX 3D/Trust with Remote Fine Tuning
Silver Winner
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (U.S. Department of Defense) (St. Louis, MO USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Industry: Other – Government – US Department of Defense) for Aero App Electronic Flight Bag (version 1710 (iOS, Android, Windows)) – nominated by Hilton Software

CEO Excellence of the Year | 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Basil Babychan, Group Business Director – Leader Biomedical Europe BV (Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands | 11 – 99 Employees | Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for CEO oversees grows company from EUR 0 (FY 2015) to EUR 1.4M (FY 2017). On track for EUR 3.5M (FY 2018)

CEO Excellence of the Year | 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Devender Reddy Aerrabolu, Founder and CEO @ Tek Leaders Inc. (Plano, TX USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Information Technology Services) for Establishing Distinctive Bonus Plan Helps Recruiting/Retention; Enables Ability to Fiercely Compete

CEO Excellence of the Year | 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Lyndon Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer @ Pelican Products, Inc. (Torrance, CA USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Manufacturing) for CEO Increases Pelican Sales by 500% Since Joining in 2006
Silver Winner
Bill (F. William) Conner, President and CEO of SonicWall (also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Comodo CA) @ SonicWall (Milpitas, CA USA | 500 – 2,499 Employees | Security Software) for CEO surpasses financial objectives for sixth straight quarter since independence

CEO Excellence of the Year | 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO – PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines | 2,500 or more Employees | Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Leading Cebuana Lhuillier’s evolution to a full-pledged microfinancial institution

Best Overall Company of the Year
Gold Winner
Jason Provenzano, CEO @ Makers Nutrition (Hauppauge, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Manufacturing)
Silver Winner
RippleNami, Inc. (Cardiff, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Bronze Winners
Tech Mahindra (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India | 2,500 or more Employees | Industy: Information Technology Services)
USHEALTH Group, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Industry: Insurance)

Company Growth of the Year (e.g. new products, new offices, new employees, etc.)
Gold Winner
JKG Group, Inc. (Deerfield Beach, FL USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Business Products and Services)
Silver Winner
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines | 2,500 or more Employees | Industry: Financial Services and Banking)

Startup of the Year | Formed 2014
Gold Winner
Crate.io (San Francisco, CA USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Industry: Information Technology Software) formed January 2014
Silver Winner
Makers Nutrition (Hauppauge, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Manufacturing) formed March 2014
Bronze Winners
Better Air North America LLC (Hollywood, FL USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Envrionmental Products and Services) formed September 2014
Uplevel Security (New York, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Industry: Security Software) formed March 2014

Startup of the Year | Formed 2015
Gold Winner
Triple W Japan (Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan | 11 – 99 Employees | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) formed February 2015
Silver Winner
CoverWallet (New York, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Insurance) founded December 2015

Startup of the Year | Formed 2016
Gold Winner
Cybeats (Aurora, ON Canada | 1 – 10 Employees | Security Services) formed September 2016

Startup of the Year | Formed 2017
Gold Winner
Formativ Health (New York, NY USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) formed January 2017
Silver Winner
Fortanix (Mountain View, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Security Services) formed June 2017
Bronze Winners
CashPundit Technologies Pvt Ltd. (Bangalore, Karnataka, India | 1 – 10 Employees | Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) formed February 2017
Live Pure Inc. (Newington, NH USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Consumer Products and Services) formed January 2017
Opus Search (Chicago, IL USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Industry: Human Resources) formed August 2017

Live Events – Public Relations Event
Gold Winner
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines | 2,500 or more Employees | Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Thank You for 30! Cebuana Lhuillier Anniversary Concert

Live Events – Public Relations Event
Gold Winner
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines | 2,500 or more Employees | Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Thank You for 30! Cebuana Lhuillier Anniversary Concert

Live Events – Training or Educational Event
Gold Winner
BOOST Collaborative (San Diego, CA USA | 1 – 10 Employees | Education) for BOOST Conference

Video of the Year – Brand Awareness or Entertainment
Gold Winner
Verint (Melville, NY USA | 2,500 or more Employees | Business Products and Services) for About Verint

Video of the Year – Product or Service: Launch or Hands-On
Gold Winner
Hilton Software (Coral Springs, FL USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Industry: Information Technology Software) for Aero App Electronic Flight Bag for the US Military Warfighter

Websites, Design, and Content – Best Home Page
Gold Winner
FreeConferenceCall.com (Long Beach, CA USA | 100 – 499 Employees | Telecommunications)

Websites, Design, and Content – Best Overall Web Design
Gold Winner
Makers Nutrition (Hauppauge, NY USA | 11 – 99 Employees | Manufacturing)

Milestone of the Year
Gold Winner
INSIGHTEC (Miami, FL USA | 100 – 499 Employees | industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) Milestone: INSIGHTEC secures $150 million in private equity funding
Silver Winner
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines | 2,500 or more Employees | Industry: Financial Services and Banking) Milestone: Celebrating the Legacy: Cebuana Lhuillier’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

2017 CEO World Awards Winners

5th Annual 2017 CEO World Awards

Business Awards 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.

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 (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)

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 (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

2016 CEO World Awards Winners

4th Annual 2016 CEO World Awards

Business Awards 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
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison – co-Founder of Oracle Corporation
Marc Russell Benioff – Founder, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com
Mark Zuckerberg – CEO of Facebook
Satya Nadella – CEO – Microsoft
Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun Microsystems
Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs – was co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.

CEO of the Year

Gold Winners
Brendan Smith, Servant Leader – CEO & Founder – Motive Interactive (San Diego, California, United States – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)
Brian Gleason, The Result-Oriented – CEO, The Americas – Xaxis (New York, NY USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Chris Davis, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Co-Founder and CEO – Loot Crate (Los Angeles, California, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)
Fadi Barakat, The Interpersonal – President and CEO – Elite Bldg. Cont. Co. LLC (Dubai, UAE – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Construction)
Gary Quinn, The Visionary – CEO and President – FalconStor Software, Inc. (Melville, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)
Gerry David, The Leader – Celsius Holdings, Inc. (Boca Raton, FL, USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Food & Beverage)
Ian Siegel, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO – ZipRecruiter (Santa Monica, California, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Kevin Klock, The Leader – President and CEO – Talking Rain Beverage Company (Preston, WA, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Food & Beverage)
Khaled Al Mansoori, The Leader – Chief Executive Officer – Emirates Driving Company (Abu Dhabi – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Education)
Michael Tetterton, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO and President – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, Kentucky, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Mike Persico, The Risk Taker – CEO – Anova Technologies, LLC (Chicago, IL USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications)
Mohammed Tolymat, The Leader – CEO – AL-Badaha Factory Company for Marbles (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Manufacturing)
Pete Manca, The Risk Taker – Egenera (Boxborough, MA, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)
Sachin Nayyar, The Visionary – Securonix (Los Angeles, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Security Software)
Sharon Rowlands, The Customer Focused – CEO – ReachLocal (Woodland Hills, California, USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Sheeroy Desai, The Visionary – CEO and Co-Founder – Gild (San Francisco, California, USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Human Resources)
Tom Sanzone, The Leader – Chief Executive Officer – Black Knight Financial Services (Jacksonville, Florida, USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)
Tom Willie, The Visionary – Blue Pillar, Inc. (Frederick, Maryland, USA – 100 – 499 Employee – Industry:Energy & Utilities)
Troy A. McQuagge, The Leader – President and CEO – USHEALTH Group, Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Insurance)

Female CEO of the Year

Female CEO of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Alexi Venneri, The Social Media Enthusiastic – Co-founder, CEO – Digital Air Strike (Scottsdale, AZ, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Female CEO of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations – 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Sharon Rowlands, The Customer Focused – CEO – ReachLocal (Woodland Hills, California, USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Female CEO of the Year – Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
Ann Johnson, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO – Interana (Redwood City, California, USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)

Female CEO of the Year – Consumer Products and Services
Gold Winner
Janelle Wang, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Co-Founder & CEO – ACTON, Inc. (Mountain View, California, United States – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)

Female CEO of the Year – Consulting
Gold Winners
Lisa Calkins, The Mentor – CEO – Amadeus Consulting (Boulder, Colorado, United States – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consulting)
Stephynie Malik, The Strategist – CEO – MalikCo (Walnut Creek, California, USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consulting)

Female CEO of the Year – Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
Gold Winner
Lynda Ellis, The Visionary – President, CEO and Owner – Capitol Concierge, Inc. (Rockville, MD, United States – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)

Female CEO of the Year – Information Technology Services
Gold Winner
Nancy MacIntyre, The Leader – Founder and CEO – Fingerprint (San Francisco, CA, USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)

Female CEO of the Year – Insurance
Gold Winner
Susan Tukel, The Customer Focused – President – LECMPA (Southfield, MI USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Insurance)

Founder or Entrepreneur of the Year

Founder or Entrepreneur – Retail – 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Neslihan Hidirligil, President – N&F Global Corp (Hauppauge, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Retail)

Founder or Entrepreneur – Retail – 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Ahmed Rauf Essa, Founder Director – Telemart (Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Retail)

Founder or Entrepreneur – Consumer Products and Services
Gold Winner
Chris Davis, Co-Founder and CEO – Loot Crate (Los Angeles, California, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)

Founder or Entrepreneur – Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
Gold Winner
Michael Tetterton, CEO and President – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, Kentucky, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)

Founder or Entrepreneur – Information Technology Services
Gold Winner
Seth A. Ravin, Chairman & CEO – Rimini Street, Inc. (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)

Founder or Entrepreneur – Media & Entertainment
Gold Winner
Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO – BroadbandTV (Vancouver, B.C. Canada – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Media & Entertainment)

Admin Assistant to CEO

Admin Assistant – Real Estate & Construction
Gold Winner
Kadar A. Darussalam, Office Manager – Daem Real Estate Investment (Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Real Estate & Construction)

Admin Assistant – Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
Gold Winner
Kristin Pernice, Executive Assistant to CEO, Americas, Global CRO, and SVP of Customer Engagement – Xaxis (New York, NY USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Admin Assistant – Manufacturing
Gold Winner
Mahmoud Ghoneim, Purchasing Manager – AL-Badaha Factory Company for Marbles (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Manufacturing)

Admin Assistant – Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
Gold Winner
Michelle Hunt, Executive Administrative Assistant – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, Kentucky, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)

Admin Assistant – Financial Services and Banking
Gold Winner
Shyju T.C., Manager – CEO’s Office – UAE Exchange (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking)

Most Innovative CEO

Most Innovative CEO – Consumer Products and Services
Gold Winner
Chris Davis, Co-Founder and CEO – Loot Crate (Los Angeles, California, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for New consumption model for pop culture fans

Most Innovative CEO – Information Technology Software – 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Steven Lamb, Founder and CEO – ioFABRIC Inc. (Toronto, Ontario. Canada – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for New software revolutionizes how data is stored and managed

Most Innovative CEO – Information Technology Software – 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Colin Day, CEO – iCIMS (Matawan, New Jersey, United States – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for iCIMS CEO Colin Day Embodies Innovation through Vision, Passion, Empathy

Most Innovative CEO – Security Services
Gold Winner
Heath Davies, Chief Executive Officer – Clearswift (Theale, Reading, UK – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Security Services) for CEO Heath Davies Transforms the Cyber Security Industry

Most Innovative CEO – Business Products and Services
Gold Winner
Jonathan Price, CEO – Virtual Incentives (Atlanta, Georgia, USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services) for globalization is changing the way we do business

Most Innovative CEO – Telecommunications
Gold Winner
Mike Persico, CEO – Anova Technologies, LLC (Chicago, IL USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for Mike Persico brings lasercom systems to the forefront

Most Innovative CEO – Insurance
Gold Winner
Troy A. McQuagge, President and CEO – USHEALTH Group, Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Insurance) for Product Innovation Saves the Company

Management Team of the Year

Management Team of the Year – Consumer Products and Services
Gold Winner
Coy Christmas, CEO & Co-Founder of Fasetto – Fasetto (Superior, Wisconsin, United States – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) Team’s Job Function: Management – Team members include: Luke Malpass, Software Architect & Co-Founder, and Parnell Lutz, CTO

Management Team of the Year – Business Products and Services
Gold Winner
John Visentin, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – Novitex Enterprise Solutions (Stamford, CT USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services) Team’s Job Function: Management – Team members include: Irina Novoselsky, Joe Trost, Theresa Mohan, Anthony Dupree, Michelle Tierney, Bob Rooney)

Management Team of the Year – Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
Gold Winner
Lynda Ellis, President, CEO and Owner – Capitol Concierge, Inc. (Rockville, MD, United States – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) – Team’s Job Function: Strategy / Planning – Team members include: Misty Tieman, Eric Tenali

Management Team of the Year – Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
Philip Pead, CEO – Progress (Bedford, MA, USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) Team’s Job Function: General Business – Team members include: Michael Benedict (Chief Product Officer), Stephen Faberman (Senior Vice President, General Counsel), Svetozar Georgiev (Senior Vice President, Application Platforms), Chris Perkins (Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer), Melissa Puls (Chief Marketing Officer), Jerry Rulli (Chief Operating Officer), Rob Steward (Chief Product Development Officer), Dimitre Taslakov (Chief Talent Officer), Vassil Terziev (Chief Innovation Officer); Faris Sweis (Chief Transformation Officer)

Executive of the Year

Executive of the Year – Security Services
Gold Winner
Dr. Guy Bunker, Senior Vice President – Products – Clearswift (Theale, Reading, UK – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Security Services)

Executive of the Year – Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
Jerry Halbrook, President – Black Knight Financial Services (Jacksonville, Florida, USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)

Executive of the Year – Cloud Computing/SaaS – 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Marc Linden, CFO – Intacct (San Jose, California, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)

Executive of the Year – Cloud Computing/SaaS – 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Larry Samuelson, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary – Cvent (Tysons Corner, VA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)

Executive of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
Gold Winner
Taylor Canfield, Executive Vice President – Davies Public Affairs (Santa Barbara, California, USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

CEO Excellence of the Year

CEO Excellence of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
Gold Winner
Brian Gleason, CEO, The Americas – Xaxis (New York, NY USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for doubling the Americas regions revenue over the past two years

CEO Excellence of the Year – Construction
Gold Winner
Fadi Barakat, President and CEO – Elite Bldg. Cont. Co. LLC (Dubai, UAE – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Construction) for CEO Diversification of Business

Company/ Organization

Best Overall Company of the Year – Cloud Computing/SaaS
Gold Winner
Cvent (Tysons Corner, VA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)

Startup of the Year

Startup – Retail
Gold Winner
Always Christmas in NY, Inc. (N&F GLOBAL CORP) (Hauppauge, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Retail) October 2013

Startup – Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
ioFABRIC Inc. (Toronto, Ontario. Canada – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) October 2013

Startup – Automotive & Related Equipment
Gold Winner
OBEX COMMERCE Import Export (Dakar, Senegal – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Automotive & Related Equipment) March 2012

Startup – Financial Services and Banking
Gold Winner
PaidYET (El Segundo, CA, USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) September 2015

Startup – Human Resources
Gold Winner
Tasytt (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Human Resources) January 2015

Startup – Consumer Products and Services
Gold Winner
Tile (San Mateo, California, USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) June 2013

Blog, Web, and Social Media

Advertisement: Best use of Facebook
Gold Winner
Digital Air Strike: Pride Chevrolet (Lynn Massachusetts, USA) for Pride Chevrolet Response Logix Quick Quote

Video of the Year
Gold Winner
Rhythm Systems (Charlotte, NC USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services) for The Wrong vs. Right Way to Run Your Meetings

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Manufacturing
Gold Winner
AL-Badaha Factory Company for Marbles (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Manufacturing) for Gold Stone

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Information Technology Software – 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
Vorex (Dallas, Texas, USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Vorex

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Information Technology Software – 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Aternity Inc. (Westborough, MA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Aternity Version 9

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Information Technology Software – 2,500 or more Employees
Gold Winner
Telligent®, A Verint Company (Alpharetta, GA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Telligent Community™

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Security Services
Gold Winner
Clearswift (Theale, Reading, UK – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Security Services) for ARgon for Email

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Cloud Computing/SaaS
Gold Winner
MINDBODY (San Luis Obispo, California, USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) for MINDBODY App

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Financial Services and Banking
Gold Winner
North American Bancard (Troy, MI USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for PayAnywhere Mobile

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Green Awards

Social Investment of the Year
Gold Winner
APTelecom (Bridgewater, NJ USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications)

2015 CEO World Awards Winners

3rd Annual 2015 CEO World Awards

Business Awards 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
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison – co-Founder of Oracle Corporation
Marc Russell Benioff – Founder, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com
Mark Zuckerberg – CEO of Facebook
Satya Nadella – CEO – Microsoft
Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun Microsystems
Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs – was co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.

CEO of the Year

Gold Winners
Abe Issa, The Environmental Sustainability Leader – CEO and Founder – Global Efficient Energy LLC (Fort Worth, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Envrionmental Products and Services
Dan Graham, The Leader – CEO – BuildASign.com (Austin, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Consumer Products and Services
Eric Berridge, The Customer Focused – CEO – Bluewolf (New York, NY USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees) – Industry: Business Products and Services
Gil Zimmermann, The Influencer – CEO and Co-Founder – CloudLock (Waltham, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) – Industry: Security Software
Ian Siegel, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO – ZipRecruiter (Santa Monica, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Business Products and Services
Jeff Olson, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Founder & CEO – Nerium International (Addison, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Consumer Products and Services
Jon Morris, The Innovator – CEO and Founder – Rise Interactive (Chicago, IL USA- 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
Jonathan Temple, The Customer Focused – President and Chief Executive Officer – HEAT Software (formerly FrontRange) (Milpitas, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Information Technology Software
Mark Barrenechea, The Result-Oriented – President and Chief Executive Officer – OpenText (Waterloo, ON, Canada – 2,500 or more Employees) – Industry: Information Technology Software
Michael Steib, The Challenger – Chief Executive Officer – XO Group Inc. (New York, NY USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees) – Industry: Media & Entertainment
Steven T. Plochocki, The Influencer – President and CEO – Quality Systems, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees) – Industry: Information Technology Software
Steven Tanger, The Result-Oriented – President and CEO – Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (Greensboro, NC USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees) – Industry: Retail
Taro Fukuyama, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Co-founder and CEO – AnyPerk (San Francisco, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) – Industry: Human Resources

Female CEO of the Year

Female CEO of the Year – Non-Profit or Government Organizations
Gold Winner
Kathleen Ruddy, The Dedicated – CEO – St. Baldrick’s Foundation (Monrovia, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) – Industry: Non-Profit or Government Organizations

Founder or Entrepreneur of the Year

Founder or Entrepreneur of the Year – Consumer Products and Services
Gold Winner
Jeff Olson, Founder & CEO – Nerium International (Addison, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Consumer Products and Services

Founder or Entrepreneur of the Year – Envrionmental Products and Services
Gold Winner
Abe Issa, CEO and Founder – Global Efficient Energy LLC (Fort Worth, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Envrionmental Products and Services

Founder or Entrepreneur of the Year – Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
Gold Winner
Michael Tetterton, President/CEO – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure

Admin Assistant to CEO

Gold Winner
Desiree Vale, Manager, Executive Suite – Quality Systems, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees)

Most Innovative CEO

Most Innovative CEO – Consumer Products and Services
Gold Winner
Joseph McGlynn, President & CEO – United Credit Consultants™ (Burnsville, MN USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for Service additions of Debt Settlement, Real Estate & Mortgage Lending

Most Innovative CEO – Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
Gil Zimmermann, CEO and Co-Founder – CloudLock (Waltham, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Cloud Security as a Business Enabler.

Management Team of the Year

Management Team of the Year – Envrionmental Products and Services
Gold Winner
Abe Issa, CEO and Founder – Global Efficient Energy LLC (Fort Worth, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Envrionmental Products and Services) – Team members include David Noyes, Keri Anderson, Pamela A. Daily, Gary DeMel

Management Team of the Year – Financial Services and Banking
Gold Winner
Anthony Hsieh, CEO – loanDepot, LLC (Foothill Ranch, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) – Team members include Tonya Scherer, Rick Calle, Norm Steeg, Peter Macdonald, Dave Norris, Jon Frojen, Bryan Sullivan, Jeff DerGurahian

Management Team of the Year – Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
Steven T. Plochocki, President and CEO – Quality Systems, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees) – Industry: Information Technology Software – Team members include Steven T. Plochocki serves as president and CEO. He is known for his expertise in successfully turning around healthcare entities. He joined the company in this capacity in 2008 and also has served on the board since then. Dan Morefield is a seasoned technology executive who was recently appointed Executive Vice President and COO. Paul Holt has served as Chief Financial Officer since November 2000 after being promoted from controller. Mark H. Davis serves as executive vice president of corporate development and strategy. Donn E. Neufeld is executive vice president EDI and Dental, which focuses on the dental software solutions offered by the company. He has worked at QSI in various roles for more than 30 years. Monte Sandler, executive vice president, RCM Services, heads the company’s revenue cycle management division and came to QSI via one of its 11 acquisitions. Steve Puckett, executive vice president/chief technology officer, leads the software development efforts. Gary Voydanoff, a veteran sales expert at QSI, now heads sales and marketing functions as executive vice president, sales and marketing.

Executive of the Year

Executive of the Year (CTO) – Cloud Computing/SaaS
Gold Winner
Aaron Harris, CTO – Intacct (San Jose, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS

Executive of the Year (CMO) – Consumer Products and Services
Gold Winner
Amber Olson Rourke, Chief Marketing Officer – Nerium International (Addison, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Consumer Products and Services

Executive of the Year (CNO) – Consumer Products and Services
Gold Winner
Dennis Windsor, Chief Networking Officer – Nerium International (Addison, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Consumer Products and Services

Executive of the Year (co-CEO) – Consumer Products and Services
Gold Winner
Jeffrey Dahl, Co-Chief Executive Officer – Nerium International (Addison, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Consumer Products and Services

Executive of the Year (Founder) – Envrionmental Products and Services
Gold Winner
Abe Issa, CEO and Founder – Global Efficient Energy LLC (Fort Worth, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Envrionmental Products and Services

Executive of the Year (CFO) – Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
Gold Winner
Marsha Couch, CFO – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure

CEO Excellence of the Year

CEO Excellence of the Year – Consumer Products and Services
Gold Winner
Joseph McGlynn, President & CEO – United Credit Consultants™ (Burnsville, MN USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for CEO Builds Top 1% credit company in 5 years

CEO Excellence of the Year – Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
Steven T. Plochocki, President and CEO – Quality Systems, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees) – Industry: Information Technology Software for Navigating Healthcare’s Sea Change by Plotting Course for Restructuring

CEO Excellence of the Year – Media & Entertainment
Gold Winner
Michael Steib, Chief Executive Officer – XO Group Inc. (New York, NY USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Media & Entertainment) for Stock price increases 71% in CEO’s first year

Company/ Organization

Best Overall Company of the Year – Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
Gold Winner
Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)

Best Overall Company of the Year – Security Software
Gold Winner
CloudLock (Waltham, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software)

Best Overall Company of the Year – Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
Quality Systems, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)

Innovative Company of the Year
Gold Winner
CloudLock (Waltham, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software)

Startup of the Year

Startup of the Year – Consumer Products and Services
Gold Winner
Power Swabs (Melville, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) June 2012

Startup of the Year – Financial Services and Banking
Gold Winner
AssetLock (Centennial, CO USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) June 2014

Startup of the Year – Internet/Cloud Computing
Gold Winner
Apcera (San Francisco, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Internet/Cloud Computing) March 2012

Blog, Web, and Social Media

Best Website of the Year
Gold Winner
CloudLock (Waltham, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for http://www.cloudlock.com

Best Blog of the Year – Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
Aternity Inc. (Westborough, MA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for Aternity Central http://www.aternity.com/blog/aternity-central/

Best Blog of the Year – Security Software
Gold Winner
CloudLock (Waltham, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for CloudLock Blog http://www.cloudlock.com/blog/

Video of the Year – Security Software
Gold Winner
CloudLock (Waltham, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for About CloudLock http://youtu.be/uIxo9WWjbuE

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Consumer Products and Services – 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
United Credit Consultants™ (Burnsville, MN USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for United Credit Consultants™ Service Programs

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Consumer Products and Services – 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Nerium International (Addison, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for NeriumAD® Age-Defying Night Treatment

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
Snowbound Software (Waltham, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for VirtualViewer HTML5 4.0

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Internet/Cloud Computing
Gold Winner
Apcera (San Francisco, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Internet/Cloud Computing) for Apcera Continuum

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations – Security Software
Gold Winner
CloudLock (Waltham, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for CloudLock Security Fabric

Milestone of the Year

Milestone of the Year – Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
Quality Systems, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees) for The Comeback Kid

2014 CEO World Awards 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

2013 CEO World Awards Winners

Annual 2013 CEO World Awards

Business Awards Winners

Most Admired Leaders

Current and Past Leaders
Herbert “Herb” Dwight Kelleher – co-Founder, Chairman Emeritus, and former CEO of Southwest Airlines
John Francis “Jack” Welch, Jr. – former Chairman and CEO of General Electric
James Alan Skinner – former Vice Chairman and CEO of McDonald’s Corporation
Jeffrey Preston “Jeff” Bezos – Founder and CEO of Amazon.com
Lawrence Joseph “Larry” Ellison – co-Founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation
Marissa Ann Mayer – President and CEO of Yahoo!
Marc Russell Benioff – Founder, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson – Founder of Virgin Group
Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs – was co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
Vincent Thomas “Vince” Lombardi – was an American football player, coach, and executive.
Walter Elias “Walt” Disney – was co-Founder of Walt Disney Productions
William Edwards Deming – was an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and consultant

CEOs of the Year

Adesh Tyagi, The Operational Effective – CEO and Chairman of Cloudeeva, Inc. – San Ramon, California USA
Alexandre Douzet, The Visionary – CEO & Co-founder of TheLadders – New York, NY, USA
Alkarim Nasser, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Managing Partner of BNOTIONS – Toronto, ON, Canada
Andre Champagne, The Celebrity – CEO of Hollywood Trucks LLC – Baton Rouge, LA USA
Andrew Birch, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO of Sungevity – Oakland, California, USA
Anthony Peter Skiadas, The Founder/Entrepreneur – DMD, CEO of CEO Smilebuilderz, LLC – Lancaster, PA USA
Bill Clerico, The Cultural Expert – CEO and Co-Founder of WePay, Inc. – Palo Alto, CA, USA
Bjarni Thorvardarson, The Leader – CEO and Director of Hibernia Networks – Summit, New Jersey, USA
Burton M. Goldfield, The Visionary – President and CEO of TriNet – San Leandro, California, USA
C. Richard Panico, The Cultural Expert – President and CEO of Integrated Project Management Company, Inc. – Burr Ridge, IL USA
Dick Costolo, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO of Twitter, San Francisco, California USA
Dmitry Kozko, The Visionary – President and Director of Net Element International – North Miami Beach, FL USA
Dr. Michael Zhao, The Strategist – CEO of Array Networks – Milpitas, California USA
Eddie Machalaani, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Co-CEO of Bigcommerce – Austin, Texas, USA
Eric Hulbert, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO of Opus Interactive – Portland, Oregon, USA
Freeman Liu, The Creative – General Manager of Ozaki International Co., Ltd – New Taipei City, Taiwan
Gregory P. Jacobson, The Team Builder – co-CEO of The Jacobson Group – Chicago, IL USA
Isaac Garcia, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO of Central Desktop – Pasadena, CA, USA
Jeff Pedowitz, The Result-Oriented – President and CEO of The Pedowitz Group – Alpharetta, GA USA
Jefferson G. Pedersen, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Chairman & CEO of Del Sol & Cariloha – Sandy, Utah, USA
Jennifer McLean, The Leader – CEO of McLean Masterworks – Newport Beach, California, USA
Jorge L. Titinger, The Operational Effective – President and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Graphics International Corp. (SGI) – Fremont, California, USA
Joseph Ferrara, The Customer Focused – President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. – Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Juhani Hintikka, The Transformer – President and CEO of Comptel Corporation – Helsinki, Finland
Ken Gramley, The Team Builder – CEO of Emerging Threats Pro, LLC – Lafayette, Indiana USA
Lalit Dhingra, The Mentor – President, NIIT Technologies,Inc. and Vice-Chairman, NIIT (Media) Technologies,Inc. – Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Landon Ray, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO of ONTRAPORT – Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Lou Guercia, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO and President of Scribe Software – Manchester, NH, USA
Maciej Fiedler, The Visionary – CEO of Fibar Group sp. z o.o. (LLC) – Poznań, Wielkopolska, Poland
Mariya Anthony Irudhayanathan, The Dedicated – President and CEO of Zillion Technologies, Inc – Ashburn, VA USA
Martin-Luc Archambault, The Visionary – CEO of Wajam – Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Michael Dadashi, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO of MHD Enterprises Inc. – Austin, Texas, USA
Michael Sawyers, The Customer Focused – CEO and President of 7Delta – Columbia, MD, USA
Mike Thompson, The Corporate Social Responsibility Leader – President & CEO of Groupware Technology, Inc. – Campbell, California, USA
Mike Wethington, The Founder/Entrepreneur – President, CEO & Board Member of Outsell LLC – Minneapolis, MN USA
Mitchell Harper, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Co-CEO of Bigcommerce – Austin, Texas, USA
Nick Mehta, The Leader – CEO of Gainsight – Mountain View, California, USA
Nico R. Willis, The Strategist – CEO of Quality Attributes Software – Phoenix, AZ USA
Noah Thomas Leask, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO and President of Ishpi Information Technologies, Inc. (DBA ISHPI) – Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA
Patrick S. Bouaziz, The Visionary – Chief Visionary Officer of I Love Velvet – New York, NY, USA
Per Wickstrom, The Challenger – Founder and CEO of Best Drug Rehabilitation – Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
Peter Gassner, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO and Founder of Veeva Systems – Pleasanton, California USA
Randy Emelo, The Niche Player – President and CEO of Triple Creek, Greenwood Village, CO USA
Rehan Allahwala, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Founder and CEO of Super Technologies Incorporation – Pensacola, Florida, USA
Rene Lacerte, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Founder and CEO of Bill.com – Palo Alto, California USA
Richard L. Jacobson, The Team Builder – co-CEO of The Jacobson Group – Chicago, IL USA
Rick Bergman, The Leader – CEO of Synaptics – San Jose, California, USA
Robert Frohwein, The Visionary – CEO of Kabbage, Inc. – Atlanta, GA USA
Russell Wallace, The Visionary – CEO of 29 Prime, Inc. – Irvine, California USA
Rustin Kretz, The Mentor – President & CEO of Scorpion Design – Valencia, CA USA
Ryan George, The Founder/Entrepreneur – Founder and CEO of Simpleview – Tucson, AZ USA
Ryan Wuerch, The Leader – Founder and CEO of Solavei – Bellevue, Washington USA
Sanjay Sathe, The Founder/Entrepreneur – President & CEO of RiseSmart – San Jose, CA USA
Seth Burgett, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO of yurbuds – St Louis, MO, USA
Spencer Rascoff, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO of Zillow, Seattle, Washington USA
Steven R. Horne, The Niche Player – President and CEO of Wingspan Portfolio Advisors – Dallas, TX USA
Thomas H. Douglas, The Visionary – President and CEO of JMARK – Springfield, MO, USA
Timothy Donald “Tim” Cook, The Leader – CEO of Apple Inc. – Cupertino, California USA
Tripp Donnelly, The Founder/Entrepreneur – CEO and Founder of RepEquity, Inc. – Washington, DC, USA
William “BJ” Jenkins, The Leader – President and CEO of Barracuda Networks – Campbell, California, USA

Women CEOs of the Year

Adrienne Akin Faulkner, Controlling owner and CEO of Faulkner Design Group, Inc. – Dallas, Texas USA
Elizabeth Zaborowska, Founder and CEO of Bhava Communications – Oakland, California USA
Jean Shih, President of AMAX Information Technologies – Fremont, California USA
Sarah Lahav, CEO of SysAid Technologies – Airport City, Israel
Therese Tucker, CEO of BlackLine Systems – Los Angeles, California USA
Vanessa Ogle, Chairman & CEO of Enseo – Richardson, Texas USA

Most Innovative CEOs

J Schwan, CEO and Founder of Solstice Mobile – Chicago, Illinois USA
Martin-Luc Archambault, CEO of Wajam – Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Russell Wallace, CEO of 29 Prime, Inc. – Irvine, California USA

Best Company to Work For

Solstice Mobile, Chicago, Illinois USA

Company Growth of the Year (e.g. new products, new offices, new employees, etc.)

TalentWise, Inc.

Best Website of the Year

Central Desktop for http://www.centraldesktop.com
Verne Global for http://www.verneglobal.com

Best Blog of the Year

Central Desktop for http://www.centraldesktop.com
Verne Global for http://www.verneglobal.com

New Products, Upgrades, and Innovations

Aggregate Knowledge for Aggregate Knowledge Media Intelligence Platform
Anthelio Healthcare Solutions for Patient PULSE
Aternity Inc. for Aternity for Mobile
Bill.com for Bill.com App Center
ForeSee for Word-of-Mouth Index (WoMI)
Intralinks for Intralinks VIA
iSmart Alarm, Inc. for iSmartAlarm
MessageSolution for MessageSolution Enterprise Information Archive 7.0
Norse for IPViking
SpectorSoft for Spector 360 Recon
TalentWise for TalentWise Hire
TheLadders for Job Search by TheLadders
Triple Creek for River
Zscaler for Zscaler for APTs

CEO Excellence Case Studies

Martin-Luc Archambault, CEO of Wajam for How to give an app away and still make money – Montreal, Quebec, Canada