50 Smartest Companies of the Year 2016
|Jack Dangermond, Founder and President||With deep investments in R&D, Esri has stayed at the forefront of continuously evolving computer usage patterns, starting with mainframe, desktop, server, enterprise framework, web/cloud, and mobile.|
|Joe Friscia, President||NICE Actimize was founded (as Actimize) by specialists in business intelligence and data warehousing. The company focused its attention on building packaged trading compliance, anti-money laundering and fraud prevention.|
|Andy Armanino, Managing Partner||Armanino is the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm, a nationwide leader in serving privately-held companies and non-profit organizations and public entities.|
|Chocko Valliappa, CEO||Vee Technologies was set up by V. Chockalingam in 2000, is a Gold Standard global business process management firm listed as one amongst the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc500
|David Page, CEO||SC3 was founded with the goal of creating a customer-first
organization, while empowering employees and enabling a
company-wide sense of mission and importance.
|Elizabeth Kolawa, CEO||Parasoft researches and develops software solutions that help
organizations deliver defect-free software efficiently. The company
prides itself on 29 years of R&D focused on preventing software
defects early in the SDLC.
|Trade Technologies Inc
|Kirk Lundburg, President & CEO||Trade Technologies provides patented, web-based software solutions and documentation preparation services that simplify and accelerate the international trade payment processes and documentation.|
|Are Traasdahl Founder & CEO||Tapad Inc. is a marketing technology firm founded in 2010 by Are Traasdahl and Dag Liodden with an objective to help marketers understand how consumers use different devices to interact with brands and to provide them with insights about the customer’s journey.|
|Teresa Mackintosh, CEO||Trintech’s enterprise-class cloud-based solution, Cadency®, is the world’s first and only financial governance software solution on the market that weaves all of the Record to Report activities into a single, seamless process.|
|Darren T. Kimura, President, CEO & Chairman||LiveAction develops IT visibility solutions designed to simplify network management for the US Department of Defense. Today, LiveAction is used by the Global 2000 to manage and secure their worldwide networks.|
|NexInfo Solutions Inc
|Arun Cavale, Managing Principal & CEO||NexInfo delivers turnkey Business Process Improvements, Best Practices Recommendations, KPI targets and automation using packaged enterprise software and cloud based solutions.|
|Kermit S. Randa, CEO||As the recognized leader of cloud-based talent management
solutions in K-20 education, PeopleAdmin serves an important
mission: empowering schools and higher education institutions to
recruit, hire and develop the right people for the right positions, so the next generation of young people can become the best.
|Greg McCutcheon, President||Opta Information Intelligence is Canada’s largest property data aggregator and leader of innovative technology solutions. Opta’s mission is to help drive profitable growth for clients by creating business value from information.|
|One on One
|Alexandra Fisher, Co-Founder & CCO||Sherpa (One on One) is the brainchild of co-founders Alexandra Fisher and David A. Smith, and was designed to accomplish one of the most basic, yet largely unfulfilled promises of the CRM industry: building trusting relationships. Out of this lacking came Sherpa|
|Sandeep Agate, CEO
|Krixi is a multi-shore, debt-free, profitable and employee owned corporation focused exclusively on providing thought leadership in designing, developing and deploying innovative, disruptive technology|
|Dr. Tim Teitelbaum, Co-Founder and CEO||GrammaTech was founded in 1988 to take academic research beyond proof of concepts to commercial products – products focused on helping teams identify and analyze software defects.|
|Regulatory DataCorp, Inc.
|Thomas Obermaier, CEO||RDC is a Trust Diligence™ company, delivering powerful, decision-ready intelligence and world-class risk and compliance protection, allowing global organizations to identify banned/suspect entities.|
|Tim Smith, President||For 20 years, OnPoint served the government independently and accomplished its goal with a focus on partnering with clients who were committed to achieving outstanding results.|
|Marshall Shovein, VP, Business Development & Delivery||Rulesware LLC has always specialized in one thing: the on-time, on-budget implementation of world-class BPM solutions that enable peak operational performance.|
|John Federman, CEO||Webcollage is leading cloud-based platform for managing rich product information, and syndicating to e-commerce retail sites worldwide. More than 1,000 manufacturers use the Webcollage platform to syndicate rich product content to a global network of retailer partners that includes more than 300 ecommerce websites.|
|Identity Mind Global
|Garrett Gafke, CEO & President
|Established in 2013, IdentityMind Global is a RegTech company that serves customers ranging from financial services firms, to top bitcoin marketplaces and FinTech leaders.|
|LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions
|Dr. Anisya Fritz, CEO||LynnCo is an applied technology company that provides solutions through engineering and optimization of complex supply chains.|
|Charles Tsai, Ph.D. President||AccelStor defines itself as a software-based all-flash array provider.
Adopting the methodology of software-defined flash, the company
harnesses the power of modern processor architecture with its
|Craig Stouffer, General Manager||Pinpointe helps businesses control, manage, automate, measure, and optimize permission-based email campaign results through an intuitive, easy-to-use interface.|
|Zen Ex Machina
|Mia Horrigan, CEO||ZXM was created in 2011 by its three founders with the aim to help
clients solve the complex business problems with solutions of elegant simplicity.
|Gary Herwitz, Managing Partner||CoMetrics Partners specializes in providing consumer product
companies the strategic vision and leadership to integrate operations, technology, and finance to optimize business processes and maximize profitability.
|Denis Coleman, Founder & CEO||California-based WorkCompass helps companies to simplify and automate the Performance Management process to reduce HRs workload.|
|APG Technologies LLC
|Michael D. Janeway, Founding Member, President & CEO||APG was established with the focus on delivering high end Oracle data management services to US defense and intelligence clients.|
|Kirsten Bay, President & CEO||Cyber adAPT began in March 2015. CEO Kirsten Bay, after
successfully leading one company through a financial and corporate restructure, launched Cyber adAPT – to advance the development of an advanced real-time threat detection solution.
|Dave Feinleib, Founder & CEO||Content Analytics built a massive proprietary web scraper that crawls millions of item pages to identify content opportunities such as missing images, short titles, poor descriptions, 0 reviews, out of stock, pricing errors, search performance, etc.|
|Mark Horan, CEO||Avalon uses a unique consultative approach to first understand the client’s needs and then provide a turnkey solution to achieve them.|
|Dominic Suszek, Founder & CEO||Global RADAR was born and it established itself as a leading software provider in the financial services sector.Their team of compliance professionals and software engineers developed the company into a simple, powerful web-based risk management solution|
|Adrian Bartha, CEO||eCompliance was the first to partner with industry associations to automate safety audits across 3000 companies in Canada; First to launch a mobile safety app in North America for iPad|
|Dr. Cindy Gordon, CEO||SalesChoice Inc. has developed unique IP that is uncannily smart,
hitting prediction accuracy rates over 90% on future sales outcomes.
|Prasad Valay, Founder||At iGovSolutions, the team is committed to doing whatever it takes to get the job done. It believes in being flexible and working together to solve the business needs, even if that means working longer and harder than expected to complete a project.|
|Three Deep Marketing
|Dave Woodbeck, President||Three Deep Marketing is a solution-focused digital marketing agency specializing in acquisition and lead generation-based campaigns as well as behavioral-based triggered email campaigns for customer nurturing.|
|Bram Belzberg Chairman, CEO||KEV Group works with school districts to roll out its software within individual schools.The solution is tailored to meet the ever growing needs of K-12 public schools.|
|Samy Achour, CEO & Founder||Integration Objects, headquartered in Houston, TX, is a world-leading software solutions provider specialized in operations and manufacturing
|Artha Systems LLC
|Venku Mandalap, founder and CEO||Artha is a world-leading supplier of ecommerce and business management software created to fit all sizes of businesses.|
|Sammy Sayago, CEO and Co-Founder||Restoration Media is pioneering email marketing and data management firm that helps businesses reap benefits by integrating the right strategies and tools.|
|Steven Umbehocker, CEO & Founder||OSNEXUS has always championed open source file systems starting with ZFS, a combined file system and logical storage volume manager originally developed by Sun Microsystems and open sourced in 2005.|
|Pamela Cytron, CEO||Pendo Systems, a financial technology company that provides software and services to the capital markets industry while embracing innovation and technology.|
|Peter Swaniker, Founder, CTO and Chairman||NimbleSchedule reduces the time spent not only scheduling
employees but also provides employees with a self-service option
for managing shift swaps, picking up open shifts and requesting time off.
|Amy Murray, President||Wisdom Edge is a Salesforce Professional Development Organization (PDO), Cloud Alliance, and AppExchange partner. Having completed hundreds of CRM projects independently since 2001, the Company is now onboarding its 50th CRM customer and 12th ISV Customer.|
|Modal Technology Corporation
|Nathan Hayes, President & CTO||Modal Technology Corporation (MTC) offers new and proven solutions for superior High Performance Computing. The company has managed to address the disadvantages of floating
|Matthew Buscher, President & CEO||Laptops Anytime dispenses devices and employs security protocols (ID card and/or badge) and custom software integration with ILS, Student and Other Local Database Systems (e.g. Active Directory/LDAP) to minimize
|Julie Thomas, CEO & Co-Founder||DocsInk promotes inter-connectivity in a hub-and-spoke fashion regardless of healthcare setting, existing technology, provider affiliation, or geographical location.|
|Standard For Success
|Todd Whitlock, CEO & Co-Founder||Standard For Success’ software is completely customizable, meaning the software fits to the school’s evaluation process instead of the process having to be redesigned to fit the software.|
|Lars Flodén, CEO||Observit was started in 1994 when its founders left the Internet R&D wing within the Swedish Telecom, and started, as pioneers, developing products and services using Internet as a strategy.|
|Richard TigranBezjian, President & CEO||VQuick is a new collaborative video platform. It includes the mobile apps, the one-tap hosting and viewing/sharing servers, and publishing channels to well-known social networks.|