2015 Golden Bridge Awards Winners

7th Annual 2015 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards

Business Awards Winners

Grand Winners

Grand Trophy Winners (alphabetically)
AccelOps (Santa Clara, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)
Actiontec Electronics (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications)
Cepheid (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)
Fareportal (New York, NY USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Idea Bank SA (Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking)
Makovsky (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Napatech (Tobaksvejen, Soeborg, Denmark – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Hardware)
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking)
Rimini Street, Inc. (Denver, CO USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)
Wipro Ltd (Mountain View, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)

New Products and Services from all over the world

New Products and Services (1 – 10 Employees)
Gold Winner
CloudLIMS.com (Wilmington, DE USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) for BioTracer v1.35

New Products and Services (11 – 99 Employees)
Gold Winner
TriNet (San Leandro, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Human Resources) for TriNet Perform v1
Silver Winner
Netmining (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for MobileAssist v1.2
Bronze Winner
ECOPAINT (OCTOBUILDING SCS) (Luanda, Angola – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Envrionmental Products and Services) for ECOPark

New Products and Services (100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
Gold Winner
Viant, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for Viant Advertising Cloud™

New Products and Services (100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS
Gold Winner
Brainshark, Inc. (Waltham, MA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) for Brainshark Sales Accelerator
Silver Winner
IgnitionOne (New York, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) for AppAudience v3.6

New Products and Services (100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Information Technology Hardware
Gold Winner
Vertical Communications (Santa Clara, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Hardware) for Vertical Summit

New Products and Services (100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
iPipeline (Exton, PA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for AgentOne v2
Silver Winner
Cradlepoint (Boise, Idaho, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Enterprise Cloud Manager PRIME with ARC CBA850 cellular broadband adapter v1.0
Bronze Winner
MapR Technologies (San Jose, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Hadoop On-Demand Training

New Products and Services (100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Media & Entertainment
Gold Winner
MobiTV, Inc. (Emeryville, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Media & Entertainment) for Sprint TV & Movies 7.0

New Products and Services (100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Others
Gold Winner
Globoforce (Southborough, MA U.S.A and Dublin, Ireland – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Others: Recognition) for Service Timelines v1.0
Silver Winner
Daintree Networks, Inc. (Los Altos, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Others: Energy Controls Solutions) for Daintree Networks’ ControlScope® Building Energy Management as a Service (BEMaaS™) – First version

New Products and Services (100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Security Hardware
Gold Winner
Avecto (Cheadle, Chesire, United Kingdom – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Security Hardware) for Defendpoint

New Products and Services (100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Security Software
Gold Winner
Kount, Inc. (Boise, ID USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for Kount Central

New Products and Services (100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Telecommunications
Gold Winner
Lifesize (Austin, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for Lifesize Icon Flex
Silver Winner
Actiontec Electronics (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for ScreenBeam Pro Education

New Products and Services (100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Transportation, Storage, and Logistics
Gold Winner
Transurban (Alexandria, Virginia, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Transportation, Storage, and Logistics) for 95 Express Lanes

New Products and Services (500 – 2,499 Employees) – Industry: Financial Services and Banking
Gold Winner
Idea Bank SA (Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Money Collection

New Products and Services (500 – 2,499 Employees) – Industry: Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
Meltwater (San Francisco, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Meltwater v1.5

New Products and Services (500 – 2,499 Employees) – Industry: Others
Gold Winner
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (Provo, UT USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Others – Direct Selling) for Epoch® Essential Oils

New Products and Services (500 – 2,499 Employees) – Industry: Security Software
Gold Winner
Splunk (San Francisco, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for Splunk User Behavior Analytics

New Products and Services (500 – 2,499 Employees) – Industry: Telecommunications
Gold Winner
Sonus Networks Inc. (Westford, MA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for VellOS®
Silver Winner
ADTRAN, Inc. (Huntsville, AL USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for ADTRAN ProCloud Enhanced Portfolio v1.0
Bronze Winner
Teletrac Inc. (Garden Grove, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for Teletrac Fleet Director

New Products and Services (2,500 or more Employees)
Gold Winner
The Toro Company (Bloomington, MN USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for Toro TimeCutter® Zero-Turn Tractor with SmartPark™
Silver Winner
Ceridian (Minneapolis, MN USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Others – Human Capital Management Technology) for Dayforce ConnectedPay – This product follows the Dayforce SaaS upgrade path. Dayforce HCM’s last release was version 6.46 (December 2014)
Bronze Winner
Wipro Ltd (Mountain View, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) for Digital Customer Experience Management (DCxM) v2.0

Management and Professionals

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Year (11 – 99 Employees)
Gold Winner
Jay Starkman, CEO – Engage PEO (Hollywood, FL USA – 11 – 99 Employees) Industry: Business Products and Services
Silver Winner
Alex Barrotti, CEO – TouchBistro, Inc. (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Food & Beverage)
Bronze Winner
Brendan Smith, CEO & Founder – Motive Interactive (San Diego, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Burton Goldfield, President and CEO – TriNet (San Leandro, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Human Resources)
Sushrut Shrotri, CEO & Founding Partner – Novus Global Solutions LLC (Glen Mills, PA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consulting)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Year (100 – 499 Employees)
Gold Winner
Tim Vanderhook, President & Chief Executive Officer – Viant, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Silver Winner
Tarkan Maner, CEO and Chairman – Nexenta Systems, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)
Bronze Winner
Jonathan Temple, President and Chief Executive Officer – HEAT Software (Milpitas, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Year (499 – 2,499 Employees)
Gold Winner
Jeffrey Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Partner – Digital Risk (Maitland, FL USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking)
Silver Winner
Daniel Rashke, CEO – TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation) (Madison, WI USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Other:Third Party Provider)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Year (2,500 or more Employees)
Gold Winner
Jean Henri D. Lhuillier, President and CEO – PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking)

Admin Assistant to CEO (11 – 99 Employees)
Gold Winner
Brenna Harwell, Chief of Staff to the CEO – Enplug (Culver City, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)

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

Admin Assistant to CEO (500 – 2,499 Employees)
Gold Winner
Natasha Nissar, Executive Assistant, Office of the CEO – Meltwater (San Francisco, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)

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

Blogger of the Year
Gold Winner
Kenneth Makovsky, President and CEO – Makovsky (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

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

Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Year
Gold Winner
Al Richey, Chief Operating Officer – Nerium International (Addison, Texas, USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Consumer Products and Services
Silver Winner
Chris Vanderhook, Chief Operating Officer – Viant, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Chief Security Officer (CSO or CISO) of the Year
Gold Winner
John N. Stewart, CSO – Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)

Entrepreneur or Founder Of The Year
Gold Winner
Michael Tetterton, CEO/President – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Silver Winner
Sean Ramsden, Chief Executive – Ramsden International (Grimsby, North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Food & Beverage)

Outstanding Business Leader of the Year
Gold Winner
Daniel Rashke, CEO – TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation) (Madison, WI USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Other:Third Party Provider)
Silver Winner
Mark Strecker, CEO – Amobee (Foster City, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Product Management Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Jennifer McClain, Director Product Management – CloudLock (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Security Software)

Best Entrepreneur or Founder (Woman) (1 – 10 Employees)
Gold Winner
Tia Quinn, CEO/Founder – BOOST Collaborative (San Diego, CA USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Education)
Silver Winner
Paula Chiocchi, President and Founder – Outward Media, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Best Entrepreneur or Founder (Woman) (11 – 99 Employees)
Gold Winner
Stephynie Malik, Founder & CEO – MalikCo LLC (Campbell, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consulting)
Silver Winner
Rachel Christenson, President – Selling Energy (San Francisco, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Education)

Best Entrepreneur or Founder (Woman) (100 – 499 Employees)
Gold Winner
Linda Lightman, Founder and CEO – Linda’s Stuff (Hatboro, PA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Retail)

Best Women Professional of the Year (1 – 10 Employees)
Gold Winner
Zahrina Robertson, Managing Director – Zahrina Photography (Sydney, NSW, Australia – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Best Women Professional of the Year (11 – 99 Employees)
Gold Winner
Shauna Son, Director of Operations – Motive Interactive (San Diego, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Silver Winner
Georgette Pascale, President and CEO – Pascale Communications, LLC (Fairfield, CT USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)

Best Women Professional of the Year (100 – 499 Employees)
Gold Winner
Nancy Lyskawa, Senior Vice President, Client Care & Success – Rimini Street, Inc. (Denver, CO USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)

Best Women Professional of the Year (500 – 2,499 Employees)
Gold Winner
Kim Reed Perell, President – Amobee (San Diego, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Best Women Professional of the Year (2,500 or more Employees)
Gold Winner
Jennifer Tillson, Vice President, Information Technology – Cricket Wireless (Atlanta, GA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Telecommunications)

Women Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Lynda Ellis, Owner, CEO, President – Capitol Concierge (Rockville, Maryland, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Silver Winner
Cynthia Provin, President – Thales e-Security (Plantation, FL USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)
Bronze Winners
Carolyn Hundley, Chief Culture and Development Officer – Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Elizabeth Alflen, Vice President of Operations – IQMS (Paso Robles, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Manufacturing)
Nancy Lyskawa, Senior Vice President, Client Care & Success – Rimini Street, Inc. (Denver, CO USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)

Most Innovative People
Gold Winner
Dominik Fajbusiewicz, Idea Bank’s Member of the Board – Idea Bank SA (Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Boosting small businesses with big ideas
Silver Winner
Hill Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Consumer Business – PayPal (San Jose, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Breakthrough PayPal products streamlines mobile payments, making managing money easier

Best Deployments and Case Studies

Solutions for Latin America
Gold Winner
Epicor Software Corporation (Austin, TX USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Mexican Manufacturer Achieves Goals with Epicor ERP

Solutions for United States of America (11 – 99 Employees)
Gold Winner
Thycotic (Washington DC, DC USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for Thycotic Secret Server reduces possibility of data breach for University of Central Florida
Silver Winner
Centage Corporation (Natick, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for More Accurate Planning Delivers Bigger Pipeline of Profits

Solutions for United States of America (100 – 499 Employees)
Gold Winner
IQMS (Paso Robles, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Manufacturing) for IQMS Software Implementation Saves Mar-Bal A Quarter Million Dollars
Silver Winner
Netsertive (Morrisville, NC USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for Netsertive’s platform allows dealers in America’s Mattress’ network to be found online
Bronze Winner
Bay Dynamics (San Francisco, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: 100 – 499 Employees) for Comcast Selects Bay Dynamics to Enhance Threat Detection Capabilities
Daintree Networks, Inc. (Los Altos, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Others: Energy Controls Solutions) for Daintree Networks central to Southern California’s largest energy efficiency project

Solutions for United States of America (2,500 or more Employees)
Gold Winner
Epicor Software Corporation (Austin, TX USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Epicor Prophet 21 Supports Fast Growth of Southern Distributor

Energy Industry Innovation of the Year

Energy Industry Innovation of the Year (1 – 10 Employees)
Gold Winner
DustPRO (Radnor, PA USA – 1 – 10 Employees) for DustPRO™ Proppants enabled by Dow Chemicals Preferred DC chemistry

Energy Industry Innovation of the Year (11 – 99 Employees)
Gold Winner
Blue Pillar (Frederick, MD USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for Avise Foresite™
Silver Winner
Blue Pillar (Frederick, MD USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for Aurora®

Energy Industry Innovation of the Year (100 – 499 Employees)
Gold Winner
Smart Utility Systems (Irvine, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for Smart Customer Mobile
Silver Winner
FreeWave Technologies (Boulder, CO USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for Machine to Machine Wireless I/O for WaveContact
Bronze Winner
Daintree Networks, Inc. (Los Altos, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Others: Energy Controls Solutions) for Transforming Building Controls With Open Standards-driven Embedded Wireless Technology

Innovations – Information Technology and Security

API (Application Programming Interface) Management and Solutions – Innovations
Gold Winner
Wipro Ltd (Bangalore, Karnataka, India – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Wipro’s API Economy Solution

Application Development – Innovations
Gold Winner
Bonitasoft (San Francisco, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for Bonita BPM v7
Silver Winner
Wipro Ltd (Bangalore, Karnataka, India – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for OpenApp – An Integrated Open Source Stack

Auditing – Innovations
Gold Winner
BeyondTrust (Phoenix, AZ USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for PowerBroker Management Suite v4.0

Authentication (Two-Factor) – Innovations
Gold Winner
Wave Systems Corp. (Lee, MA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for Wave Virtual Smart Card 2.0

Business Process Management – Innovations
Gold Winner
Centage Corporation (Natick, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for Analytics Maestro for Microsoft Dynamics GP v1
Silver Winner
Wipro Ltd (Mountain View, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) for Insight Driven Customer On-boarding Solution v1.0

Cloud Computing/SaaS – Innovations
Gold Winner
IgnitionOne (New York, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) for Digital Marketing Suite 3.0

Cloud Security – Innovations
Gold Winner
ProtectWise (Denver, CO USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for ProtectWise™ Cloud Network DVR v1.0
Silver Winner
Corero Network Security (Hudson, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for SmartWall Threat Defense System
Bronze Winners
AccelOps (Santa Clara, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for AccelOps 4 v4.4
CloudLock (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for CloudLock Security Fabric

Data Center – Innovations
Gold Winner
Corero Network Security (Hudson, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for SmartWall Threat Defense System

Email Security Innovations
Gold Winner
Agari (San Mateo, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Services) for Agari Customer Protect v1.0

Encryption Key Management – Innovations
Gold Winner
Thales e-Security (Plantation, FL USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) for Thales High Assurance for Azure RMS

Encryption Solution – Innovations
Gold Winner
Covata (Reston, Virginia, USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for Covata Safe Share

Enterprise (Global Business and Offices) Innovations
Gold Winner
CTERA Networks (New York City, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for CTERA version 5.0

Enterprise (Large) – Innovations
Gold Winner
Adaptiva (Bellevue, WA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for OneSite v5.0

Enterprise (Small and SOHO)
Gold Winner
Idea Bank SA (Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Idea Cloud v1

Enterprise Data Protection Innovations
Gold Winner
Darktrace (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Darktrace Enterprise Immune System (EIS) v2.0
Silver Winner
Druva (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Druva inSync v5.5
Bronze Winners
CloudLock (Waltham, Massachusetts, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for CloudLock Security Fabric
CTERA Networks (New York City, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for CTERA version 5.0

Enterprise Management
Gold Winner
Changepoint (Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Business Execution Management Platform

Governance, Risk and Compliance – Innovations
Gold Winner
Druva (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Druva inSync v5.5
Silver Winner
Perspecsys (Tysons Corner, VA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for AppProtex Cloud Protection Platform v4.0
Bronze Winner
AccelOps (Santa Clara, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for AccelOps 4 v4.4
Agiliance (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for RiskVision 7.5

Identity Management – Innovations
Gold Winner
Radiant Logic (Novato, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for RadiantOne VDS 7.1

Information Security and Risk Management – Innovations
Gold Winner
TaaSera (Cupertino, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for TaaSera NetTrust v2.5

Information Technology (Software) – Innovations (11 – 99 Employees)
Gold Winner
Azul Systems (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for ReadyNow! (Zing 14.09)
Silver Winner
Plixer International, Inc. (Kennebunk, ME USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for Scrutinizer v12

Information Technology (Software) – Innovations (100 – 499 Employees)
Gold Winner
RES Software (Radnor, PA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for RES ONE Service Store v2.0
Silver Winner
Aternity Inc. (Westborough, MA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for Aternity Mobile APM v8.0
Bronze Winner
Intacct (San Jose, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for Intacct

Information Technology (Software) – Innovations (500 – 2,499 Employees)
Gold Winner
Telerik, a Progress company (Waltham, MA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees) for Telerik Platform solutuion

Information Technology (Software) – Innovations (2,500 or more Employees)
Gold Winner
Wipro Ltd (Mountain View, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) for Digital Customer Experience Management (DCxM) v2.0

Integrated Security (Software) Innovation
Gold Winner
ThreatMetrix (San Jose, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for TrustDefender™ Cybercrime Protection Platform

Internet of Things (IoT)
Gold Winner
Daintree Networks, Inc. (Los Altos, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Others: Energy Controls Solutions) for Daintree Networks’ WHS100 Wireless Sensor v1

Managed File Transfer – Innovations
Gold Winner
Globalscape (San Antonio, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for Workspaces EFT v7.1.0

Mobile Innovative Products or Services – Innovations
Gold Winner
Wipro Ltd (Mountain View, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) for Topsight v1.0

Mobile/Wireless Solutions – Innovations
Gold Winner
Actiontec Electronics (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for WxB6000Q Family of Wireless Network Extenders

Monitoring and Testing Innovations
Gold Winner
Napatech (Tobaksvejen, Soeborg, Denmark – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Hardware) for Napatech Pandion

NetFlow Innovations
Gold Winner
Plixer International, Inc. (Kennebunk, ME USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for Scrutinizer v12

Network Management and Intelligence – Innovations
Gold Winner
Entuity (London, England, UK with US Operations in Boston, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Entuity Network Management Software v15.5

Network Security Solution – Innovations
Gold Winner
Cryptzone (Waltham, MA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for AppGate v11.1
Silver Winner
Corero Network Security (Hudson, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for SmartWall Threat Defense System
Bronze Winner
Darktrace (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Darktrace Enterprise Immune System (EIS) v2.0

Network Visibility – Innovations
Gold Winner
AccelOps (Santa Clara, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for AccelOps 4 v4.4
Silver Winner
Napatech (Tobaksvejen, Soeborg, Denmark – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Hardware) for 200G Performance Solution
Bronze Winner
Arbor Networks (Burlington, MA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for Pravail Security Analytics v1.0

Performance Optimization Innovations
Gold Winner
Yottaa (Waltham, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Yottaa Web and Mobile Performance Optimization Platform
Silver Winner
Napatech (Tobaksvejen, Soeborg, Denmark – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Hardware) for Napatech Pandion

Privileged Access Management – Innovations
Gold Winner
BeyondTrust (Phoenix, AZ USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for Powerbroker for Windows v6.8

Remote Access Solution – Innovations
Gold Winner
HOB GmbH & Co. KG (Cadolzburg, Bavaria, Germany – 100 – 499 Employees) for HOB Remote Desktop Virtual Private Network v2.1

Risk Management Solution
Gold Winner
Agiliance (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for RiskVision 7.5

Security Hardware (New or Upgrade version)
Gold Winner
Arbor Networks (Burlington, MA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for Pravail Availability Protection System v5.6

Security Service (New or Upgrade version) – Innovations
Gold Winner
Foreground Security (Herndon, VA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) for Virtual Security Operations Center (V-SOC)
Silver Winner
Silobreaker (London, Greater London, United Kingdom – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Services) for Silobreaker Cyber Security and Risk Intelligence

Security Software (New or Upgrade version) – Innovations
Gold Winner
Vectra Networks (San Jose, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for S-Series v1.0
Silver Winner
ThreatMetrix (San Jose, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for TrustDefender™ Cybercrime Protection Platform
Bronze Winner
Plixer International, Inc. (Kennebunk, ME USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for Scrutinizer v12

Storage Hardware – Innovations
Gold Winner
NexGen Storage (Louisville, CO USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for N5 Hybrid Flash Array v3

Storage Software – Innovations
Gold Winner
CTERA Networks (New York City, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for CTERA version 5.0

Training and Education
Gold Winner
Dubai Police (Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Non-Profit or Government Organizations) for Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Simulation
Silver Winner
Actiontec Electronics (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for ScreenBeam Pro Education

Telecom, Cable, Broadband, and Voice
Gold Winner
Actiontec Electronics (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for WxB6000Q Family of Wireless Network Extenders

Test, Measurement and Monitoring Innovations
Gold Winner
Napatech (Tobaksvejen, Soeborg, Denmark – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Hardware) for 200G Performance Solution

Unified Communications (Software)
Gold Winner
Fonality, Inc. (Plano, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for Heads Up Display (HUD) Web v1.3

Virtual Network Security Innovations
Gold Winner
AccelOps (Santa Clara, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for AccelOps 4 v4.4

Virtualization – Innovations
Gold Winner
Masergy Communications, Inc. (Plano, TX USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for Cloud-Based Router

VPN/IPSec/SSL – Innovations
Gold Winner
HOB GmbH & Co. KG (Cadolzburg, Bavaria, Germany – 100 – 499 Employees) for HOB Remote Desktop Virtual Private Network v2.1

Innovations in Technology (All)

Innovations in Technology (All) – 11 – 99 Employees
Gold Winner
SpectorSoft (West Palm Beach, FL USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software) for Spector 360 Recon v8.3
Silver Winner
Nextivity Inc. (San Diego, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for Cel-Fi DUO
Bronze Winners
Underground Elephant (San Diego, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for Allstate Lead Marketplace
Voice4Net (Lewisville, TX USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for Voice4Net RTC Client v1
WiSilica, Inc. (Aliso Viejo, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for WiSe Connect IoT Platform v1.0

Innovations in Technology (All) – 100 – 499 Employees
Gold Winner
Capsilon Corporation (San Francisco, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for Capsilon DocVelocity v9
Silver Winner
Avangate (Redwood City, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees) for Avangate Digital Commerce Solution
Bronze Winner
Infor (New York, NY USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for Infor CloudSuite™ Business
Nexenta Systems, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for NexentaStor 4
Westell Technologies, Inc. (Aurora, IL USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for ClearLink® DAS v1.0

Innovations in Technology (All) – 500 – 2,499 Employees
Gold Winner
Rambus, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Semiconductor) for Lensless Smart Sensor

Innovations in Consumer Products and Services

Consumer Brands, Products and Services
Gold Winner
RB (Slough, Berkshire – United Kingdom – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for Scholl/Amope Electronic Foot file
Silver Winner
The Toro Company (Bloomington, MN USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for Toro TimeCutter® Zero-Turn Tractor with SmartPark™

eCommerce Solutions
Gold Winner
Evergage (Somerville, MA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for Evergage Promote

Financial Products and Services
Gold Winner
AssetLock (Centennial, CO USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for AssetLock™ v1.0

Telecom, Cable, Broadband, and Voice
Gold Winner
APTelecom (Morristown, NJ USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for New System Pre-Sales v2

Made in the U.S.A.

Gold Winner
PurThread Technologies, Inc. (Cary, NC USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Manufacturing) for PurThread Silver-Embedded Fiber

Human Resources

Human Resources Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
JoAnne Kruse, Chief Human Resources Officer – American Express Global Business Travel (New York, NY USA – 2,500 or more Employees) Industry: Business Products and Services

Human Resources Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Stacey Wachtfogel, Chief Human Resources Officer – Makovsky (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) Team includes: Bonnie Conklin

Human Resources Department of the Year
Gold Winner
Stacey Wachtfogel, Chief Human Resources Officer – Makovsky (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, and Public Relations

Best Use of Research/Measurement
Gold Winner
Neustar (Sterling, VA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) for US DDoS Attacks and Protection Report, April 2015

Business-to-Business Campaign of the Year
Gold Winner
Makovsky and Crystal & Company (New York, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Insurance Brokerage Firm) for Makovsky and Crystal & Company: Reintroducing the World to an 80-Year-Old Brand

Cause-Related Campaign of the Year
Gold Winner
BDS Marketing, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees) for Stay Golden, California
Silver Winner
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Cebuana Lhuillier Search for the Happiest Pinoy

Consumer Launch Campaign of the Year
Gold Winner
Cricket Wireless, Ogilvy Public Relations, Max Borges Agency for Virtual Reality Debut of Cricket Wireless in GameStop Stores

Employee Communications Campaign of the Year
Gold Winner
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) for Ninong Ceb Facebook Group

Investor/Financial Communications Campaign of the Year
Gold Winner
Makovsky and Crystal & Company (New York, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Insurance Brokerage Firm) for Makovsky and Crystal & Company: Reintroducing the World to an 80-Year-Old Brand

PR Agency of the Year
Gold Winner
Makovsky (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)

PR Innovation of the Year
Gold Winner
Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) for Cisco Live Tweets Quarterly Earnings Results

Communications/PR/IR Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Joie Healy, Senior Manager of Social Media Communications – Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)
Silver Winner
Jared Tipton, Executive Director Corporate Communications – Cepheid (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)

Communications/PR/IR Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Joie Healy, Senior Manager of Social Media Communications – Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) Team members include Mary Bradburne, Kirsten Chiala, Kati Dahm, Brittany Coletti, Stephanie Chan, Alex Romano
Silver Winner
Monica Flores, Senior Marketing and Communication Manager – Nerium International (Addison, Texas, USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Consumer Products and Services

Communications/PR/IR Department of the Year
Gold Winner
Jared Tipton, Executive Director Corporate Communications – Cepheid (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)

Communications Professional of the Year (non-executive Communications, PR or IR professionals)
Gold Winner
Audra Friis – Pascale Communications, LLC (Fairfield, CT USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech)
Silver Winner
Colin Bovet, Business Development Specialist – Enplug (Culver City, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)

Web, Media, and Corporate Publications Awards section

Best Advertisement of the Year
Gold Winner
Cepheid (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for Sample In Answer Out Ads

Best Apps of the Year
Gold Winner
Fasetto (Superior, WI USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) for Fasetto for Android 2.1.0.6
Silver Winner
Fareportal (New York, NY USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) for CheapOair

Best Blog of the Year
Gold Winner
iovation (Portland, OR USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for iovation Stories

Collateral or Publication of the Year – Best Annual Report – Online/Digital
Gold Winner
Cepheid (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for 2014 Annual Report

Best Live Event – Brand Experience Event
Gold Winner
Transurban (Alexandria, Virginia, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Transportation, Storage, and Logistics) for 95 Express Lanes Opening Celebration

Best Live Event – Exhibition Display, Stand or Feature
Gold Winner
Cepheid (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for Still About Life Trade Show Exhibit

Best Live Event – Public Relations Event
Gold Winner
Transurban (Alexandria, Virginia, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Transportation, Storage, and Logistics) for 95 Express Lanes Opening Celebration

Best Social Media Impact of the Year
Gold Winner
Rise Interactive (with Windmill Next) (Chicago, IL USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) for Soap Pads’ Digital Debut (Clorox S.O.S. – Oakland, CA USA)

Best Video of the Year
Gold Winner
Verne Global (Falls Church, VA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for Verne Global Data Center Fly-Through Tour
Silver Winner
Morinda, Inc. (Provo, UT USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Food & Beverage) for Morinda Life
Bronze Winner
Cepheid (Sunnyvale, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for GeneXpert® Omni – A True Point of Care Molecular Diagnostic System
IQMS (Paso Robles, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Manufacturing) for How the Largest Injection Molder in the West Maximizes its Success
NurseWise (Clayton, MO USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, & Biotech) for My Personal Purpose

Best Website of the Year (11 – 99 Employees)
Gold Winner
Shmoop, University Inc. (Mountain View, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees)

Best Website of the Year (100 – 499 Employees)
Gold Winner
BDNA (Mountain View, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) http://www.bdna.com
Silver Winner
Transurban (Alexandria, Virginia, USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Transportation, Storage, and Logistics) for https://www.expresslanes.com

Best Website of the Year (2,500 or more Employees)
Gold Winner
Utah Interactive (Salt Lake City, UT USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Non-Profit or Government Organizations) for Utah.Gov The Officia Website of the State of Utah
Silver Winner
Fareportal (New York, NY USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure) for http://www.cheapoair.com

Best White Paper of the Year
Gold Winner
Attendance on Demand (Livonia, MI USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for PPACA and Educational Employers: Which Employees Quality for Coverage?
Silver Winner
FreeWave Technologies (Boulder, CO USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications) for Machine to Machine Wireless I/O for Hazardous Environments
Bronze Winners
Attendance on Demand (Livonia, MI USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for Managing Millennials: 4 Key Strategies to Becoming an Employer of Choice
Attendance on Demand (Livonia, MI USA – 11 – 99 Employees) for Managing Millennials: Wage and Hour Lawsuits: Tips for Protecting Your Organization with a Time and Attendance System
Wipro Ltd (Bangalore, Karnataka, India – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) for The Open Source Era – A Research Report by Oxford Economics in collaboration with Wipro

Company/ Organization and Performance

Best Overall Company of the Year (11 – 99 Employees)
Gold Winner
Prism Skylabs (San Francisco, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees)

Best Overall Company of the Year (100 – 499 Employees)
Gold Winner
RiseSmart (San Jose, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees)
Silver Winner
EtQ (Farmingdale, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Bronze Winner
Avangate (Redwood City, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)

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

Business Expansion of the Year (e.g. new markets, new partners, new regions, etc.)
Gold Winner
IST Management Services, Inc. (Atlanta, GA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees)

Company Growth of the Year (e.g. new products, new offices, new employees, etc.)
Gold Winner
FocusVision (Stamford, CT USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Silver Winner
Rimini Street, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)
Bronze Winner
Bronto Software (Durham, NC USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)

Corporate Social Responsibility – Company of the Year
Gold Winner
Dubai Police (Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Non-Profit or Government Organizations)
Silver Winner
PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking)

Fastest Growing Company of the Year (percentage wise growth)
Gold Winner
EtQ (Farmingdale, NY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Silver Winner
GTT Communications, Inc. (McLean, VA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Telecommunications)
Bronze Winner
Creative Lodging Solutions (Lexington, KY USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
IST Management Services, Inc. (Atlanta, GA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees)

Innovative Company of the Year (11 – 99 Employees)
Gold Winner
Forter (Tel Aviv, Israel – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services)

Innovative Company of the Year (100 – 499 Employees)
Gold Winner
ProSight Specialty Insurance (Morristown, NJ USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Insurance)
Silver Winner
RiseSmart (San Jose, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees)
Bronze Winners
Arbor Networks (Burlington, MA USA – 100 – 499 Employees)
IQMS (Paso Robles, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Manufacturing)
ThreatMetrix (San Jose, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees)

Innovative Company of the Year (500 – 2,499 Employees)
Gold Winner
SYSPRO (Costa Mesa, CA USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)
Silver Winner
Idea Bank SA (Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking)

Startup of the Year

Startup of the Year (1 – 10 Employees)
Gold Winner
ValidateIT (Toronto, ON Canada – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Market Research) January 2014
Silver Winner
AssetLock (Centennial, CO USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Financial Services and Banking) June 2014
Bronze Winner
Housekeep (London, United Kingdom – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services) October 2013
Love Lockets (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia -1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Retail) January 2013
MehtaFor (Portland, OR USA – 1 – 10 Employees – Industry: Publishing/SEO/Writing) August 2013

Startup of the Year (11 – 99 Employees) – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
Gold Winner
Triblio (Reston, Virginia, USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations) September 2013

Startup of the Year (11 – 99 Employees) – Industry: Business Products and Services
Gold Winner
TechnologyAdvice (Brentwood, TN USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services) January 2014
Silver Winner
Forter (Tel Aviv, Israel – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services) February 2014

Startup of the Year (11 – 99 Employees) – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS
Gold Winner
Feedvisor (Tel Aviv, Israel – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS) June 2011

Startup of the Year (11 – 99 Employees) – Industry: Information Technology Services
Gold Winner
Testlio (Talinn, Estonia – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) November 2012

Startup of the Year (11 – 99 Employees) – Industry: Information Technology Software
Gold Winner
WiSilica (Aliso Viejo, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) June 2013
Silver Winner
Darktrace (Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) January 2013
Bronze Winner
Cloud4Wi (San Francisco, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software) March 2013

Startup of the Year (11 – 99 Employees) – Industry: Media & Entertainment
Gold Winner
World Guide Publishing (New York, NY USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Media & Entertainment) June 2013

Startup of the Year (11 – 99 Employees) – Industry: Others
Gold Winner
VideoAmp (Santa Monica, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Others: Advertising Technology) December 2014

Startup of the Year (11 – 99 Employees) – Industry: Retail
Gold Winner
Euclid Analytics (San Francisco, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Retail) January 2013

Product Management

Product Development/ Management Team of the Year
Gold Winner
James Riebel, President of Allstate Lead Marketplace – Underground Elephant (San Diego, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees) Team includes: Kahana Malone (Director, Marketing for ALM), Keola Malone (SVP, Technology), Keith Kirk (VP of Engineering), Taryn Lomas (SVP, Sales)
Silver Winner
Dr. Mansoor Nasser Alrazooqi, Director of the Virtual Applications Development Center – Dubai Police (Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Non-Profit or Government Organizations) Team members include Khalid Alrazooqi, Ahmed Bin Subaih, Dawood Mohammed, Ahmed Al Badwawi, Slymain Ahmed

Product Development/ Management Department of the Year (11 – 99 Employees)
Gold Winner
Emily Bonham, Director, Product Management – Falcon Physician (Denver, CO USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)

Product Development/ Management Department of the Year (2,500 or more Employees)
Gold Winner
Harsh Sood, CTO – Fareportal (New York, NY USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)

Product Developer (non-executive product development or management) of the Year
Gold Winner
Gabriela Hanna, Web Designer & Developer – Enplug (Culver City, CA USA – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)

Customer Service

Customer Service Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Joanna Macleod, Senior Vice President, Global Service Delivery – American Express Global Business Travel (London, UK – 2,500 or more Employees) Industry: Business Products and Services

Customer Service Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Jason Ferguson, Director of Client Services and the Global Metaverse Mod Squad Team – Metaverse Mod Squad (Sacramento, CA USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services)
Silver Winner
Ray Grigsby, Vice President, Global JD Edwards Service Delivery – Rimini Street, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) – Team members include: Senthil Punniya, Karen Sublette, Jerry Roy, Mohammed Khan, Sai Sharma
Bronze Winners
Bhavin Shah, Chief Technology Officer – TouchBistro, Inc. (New York, NY USA and Toronto, Ontario, Canada – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Food & Beverage) Team members include: Samantha McGregor – Customer Success Manager, Darko Pavlek – Team Lead Support and Installations, Bruce Macklin -Team Lead Onboarding, Vanessa Vite – Customer Success Special Projects, Product Support Technicians: Quinn Ward, James Huynh, Meagan Moore, Marcio Lara, Onboarding Specialists: Crystal Santaw, Kristry Graves
Kaitlin Moran, Client Services Team Lead and Jacob Stucky, Engineering Team Lead – Thycotic (Washington DC, DC USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Security Software) Team members include Sierra Peralta, Raevyn Wallace, Megan Murray, Ivana Pacakova, Jessica Meyer, Joshua Conroy, Ashley Allen, Ali Falahi, Donald Lewis, Duangjai Weber, Bryan Panter

Customer Service Department of the Year (11 – 99 Employees)
Gold Winner
Susan Tukel, President – LECMPA (Southfield, MI USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Insurance) including Christine Brayanis, Melissa Davis, Ryan Partyka, Carol Dudas, Pamela Heidel, Andrew Benoit, Theresa Shari, Mishia Hunwick
Silver Winner
Jason Niewienski, Customer Service Manager – CARCHEX (Hunt Valley, MD USA – 11 – 99 Employees – Industry: Consumer Products and Services)

Customer Service Department of the Year (100 – 499 Employees)
Gold Winner
Jason Ketchum, Managing Director, Member Experience and Operations – ContextMedia (Chicago, IL USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)
Silver Winner
Anthony Daubenmerkl, Vice President, Global Product Support – Metalogix (Washington, DC USA – 100-499 Employees – Industry: Cloud Computing, SaaS)

Customer Service Department of the Year (500 – 2,499 Employees)
Gold Winner
Steve Lindsay, Senior Vice President of Member Education – HealthEquity (Draper, UT USA – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Insurance)

Customer Service Department of the Year (2,500 or more Employees)
Gold Winner
Ross Duff, Vice President, Operations – Telecommunications – HGS Canada (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services)
Silver Winner
Ruben Bello, VP of International Operations – Fareportal (New York, NY USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Bronze Winner
James Michiel, Operations Director – HGS (Peoria, IL USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Business Products and Services)

Information Technology

IT Department of the Year
Gold Winner
George Lester, Group Vice President, Global Technology Support – Rimini Street, Inc. (Pleasanton, CA USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) including Desmond Whitt, Gopal Chavali, Krista Williams, Joe VenDerMerwe, Dylan Terry

Technical Professional (non-executive IT professional) of the Year
Gold Winner
Adib Iravan, IT Engineer – Enplug (Culver City, CA USA – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)

International Business

International Business Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Sheng Fu, CEO – Cheetah Mobile (Beijing, China – 500 – 2,499 Employees – Industry: Internet/Cloud Computing)

International Business

Best Support Staffer of the Year
Gold Winner
Desiree Vale, Manager, Executive Suite – Quality Systems, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees)
Silver Winner
Susan Boutot, Operations Manager – TechnologyAdvice (Brentwood, TN USA – 11 – 99 Employees)
Bronze Winner
Juan Vazquez, Client Relationship Manager – Enplug (Culver City, CA USA – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)

Best Support Department of the Year
Gold Winner
Carolyn Sparano, Vice President of Client Services – Bronto Software (Durham, NC USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Software)

Marketing

Marketing Executive of the Year
Gold Winner
Paige O’Neill, Chief Marketing Executive – SDL (Globehouse, Maidenhead, UK – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations)
Silver Winner
Kara Wilson, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer – FireEye Inc. (Milpitas, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Security Services)
Bronze Winner
Ryan Gushue, Director of Marketing – Enplug (Culver City, CA USA – Industry: Cloud Computing/SaaS)

Marketing Team of the Year
Gold Winner
Laura Powers, Head of Global Social Media Marketing – Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Information Technology Hardware) Team includes: Denise Britton, Autumn Truong, Didier Rombaut, Jennifer Roberts

Marketing Department of the Year
Gold Winner
Amber Olson Rourke, Chief Marketing Officer – Nerium International (Addison, Texas, USA – 100 – 499 Employees) – Industry: Consumer Products and Services
Silver Winner
Brijen Rajput, SVP of Online marketing – Fareportal (New York, NY USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure)
Bronze Winner
Tracy Roccasalva, Senior Director, Global Demand Center and FireEye.com – FireEye Inc. (Milpitas, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Security Services)

Marketing Achievement of the Year
Gold Winner
FireEye Inc. (Milpitas, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees – Industry: Security Services) for FireEye.com Overhaul and Launch – Nominees include Tracy Roccasalva, Matt Sawicki, Todd Jackson, Lynda Hall

Milestone of the Year

Gold Winners
Quality Systems, Inc. (Irvine, CA USA – 2,500 or more Employees) for Quality Systems, Inc.: The Comeback Kid
Rimini Street, Inc. (Las Vegas, NV USA – 100 – 499 Employees – Industry: Information Technology Services) for Independent Software Support Pioneer Rimini Street Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Milestone