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2016 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.
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"Congratulations to all the 2016 winners"
 
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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)
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"Congratulations to all the 2016 winners"