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50 Leading Companies of the Year 2017

50 Leading Companies of the Year 2017


Company Management Description
PetersenDean Roofing & Solar

Jim Petersen,

President, CEO & Founder

PetersenDean has installed top-quality products for residential and commercial customers since 1984. Its trucks are just as likely to be seen outside any cities biggest construction project, as they are to be seen in front of your neighbor's home. Founded on the principal that the highest standards are achieved only by utilizing quality workmanship and materials, PetersenDean's commitment to quality, safety and its customers has made it the roofing company of choice for the country's top homebuilders. 
Frank Brienzi, CEO Allegro is the gold standard in commodity management software for companies who buy, sell, produce or consume commodities. For over 30 years, Allegro has been enabling position visibility, risk management, comprehensive controls and regulatory compliance through its forward-compatible platform. Its commodity trading and risk management solution supports a variety of different industries, commodities and departments without requiring significant customization.  Allegro will ensure you're connected to the right information at the right time.
Allot Communications

Erez Antebi,

President, and CEO

Allot Communications Ltd. is a leading provider of security and monetization solutions that enable service providers to protect and personalize the digital experience. Allot’s flexible and highly scalable service delivery framework leverages the intelligence in data networks enabling service providers to get closer to their customers; to safeguard network assets and users; and to accelerate time-to-revenue for value-added services. We employ innovative technology, proven know-how and a collaborative approach to provide the right solution for every network environment. 
Dean Lucente, CEO AmCheck’s desire to provide companies with a full suite of flexible payroll, human resources, and benefits products and services began in 1996. AmCheck’s founders, Dean Lucente and Brad Johnston, started their mission in a home office with one computer workstation and a printer. They knew there was a large portion of the payroll outsourcing market that disliked being “just a number.” The goal was to revolutionize the payroll industry standard by offering a high-quality customer experience with prompt, courteous, professional, and knowledgeable representatives along with leading edge technology all at a good value. 
MLC & Associates

Prashant Kumar,

President & CEO

MLC & Associates Inc. is an award-winning, world-class management consulting firm, recognized for helping companies in every industry with business continuity, corporate performance management, program and project management and organizational development. Its incredibly experienced team works to empower performance, drive ROI, manage planned and unplanned change and institute upgrades in company culture and efficiency—always with an emphasis on listening, integrity and exceeding expectations.
Integrated Business Systems 

Michael Mullin,

President & CEO

IBS understands that running a business today is hard. The firm’s team of experts is dedicated to making it easier for clients to move beyond their IT challenges, keep their systems current and create competitive advantages. From the initial stages of implementation to the ongoing support of long-term customers, IBS is committed to addressing every need in a timely, professional manner. The goal is to ensure minimum downtime and maximum performance.
Jason Liu, CEO SAVO is the leader in the sales enablement market having pioneered the sales enablement category in 1999 and currently leading the consolidation of the space with its latest acquisition of KnowledgeTree. SAVO provides the most insightful, prescriptive and secure sales enablement platform for global use, delivering content to sellers within the context of their selling situation. With SAVO, companies achieve their revenue initiatives by aligning their sales, marketing and operations to work together with focus on the customer and greater results in the field.
Incentive Solutions
Steve Damerow, CEO Incentive Solutions is a full service incentive management house. For over 16 years it has helped companies improve employee and dealer performance, and has developed successful, thriving loyalty programs for their customers. The compnany offers a variety of resources and are experts in the fields of incentive solutions and awards, group travel, meetings services and planning, creative communications and more! Its employees take pride in the company and set value on its programs. It has made incentive managements its career, and its commitment is to its clients. We know the key to success is building lasting relationships with our customers.
Beyond Codes 

Gaurav Kumar,

Founder and CEO

Beyond Codes is a dynamic Demand Generation company that delivers meaningful connections through high-quality appointment setting and research-driven contact development programs for leading IT/BPO/Product companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific. We make sure to give you the best return to your investment by connecting you with the most apt lead. 
Liquid Agency, Inc.
Scott Gardner, CEO Founded in 2000, we got our start in Silicon Valley, a place widely considered the epicenter of innovation, and have grown from there. Today, we have offices in San Jose, Portland, and New York City. And, we’ve developed strategic partnerships in order to support our clients better worldwide. While our approach is rooted in design thinking, it is inspired by our experience working with some of the most innovative companies on the planet. In the process, we’ve learned how to embrace collaboration, challenge conventions, and invent new ways of doing things. We call this Silicon Valley Thinking®.
Gary Pearson, CEO Adacel has pioneered the integration of speech recognition into simulation products, serious games and operational systems; and holds a number of patents on applications to optimize speech processing. Adacel’s advanced Lexix speech recognition products are available in many of Adacel’s systems, but can also be integrated into third party products using Adacel’s Lexix SDK and comprehensive Lexix Dialogue Editor. Adacel’s Embedded Speech Recognition Service (eSRS) can be used to add a Voice User Interface (VUI) to any system controls and is used in Adacel’s Voice Activated Cockpit (VAC) control interface for aircraft.
Indy Sarker, CEO ANALEC believes technology and software can go a long way to fight the structural decline facing full-service broker-dealers and help them reset their business models to remain sustainable. Founded in 2003, and headquartered in New York, ANALEC's innovative technology solutions focus on the authoring, compliance, workflow and content distribution challenges of the investment research business; as well as the client service management challenges when it comes to managing institutional investor clients.

Gilad Japhet,

Founder & CEO

MyHeritage was founded to enable “ordinary people” to engage in the rich and rewarding investigation of their own family histories. From the beginning, the company drew on the digital resources of the Internet and demonstrated the value of a global product. The global reach of the company helps members discover more about their families and their heritage, given the migrations of people over generations. 
Touch Support
Alex Korneyev, CEO As an IT as a Service (ITaaS) provider,Touch Support helps organizations improve the management and performance of both their critical IT infrastructure and people resources. Touch Support’s personalized, customer-centric support and service offerings result in a pleasant user experience, time after time.  Services offered range from colocation and data center services to complex, mission critical infrastructure deployments. It also provides organizations with reliable and expert IT outsourced helpdesk support solutions. 

Ed Boyajian,

President & CEO

EnterpriseDB® (EDB™), the database platform company for digital business, delivers the premier open source-based data platform for new applications, cloud re-platforming, application modernization, and legacy migration. EnterpriseDB integrates with enterprise technologies and infrastructures for hybrid cloud management, data integration, and data warehousing. Our customers benefit from the most reliable, high-performing, flexible, open, and cost-effective data management platform available. EnterpriseDB is based in Bedford, Massachusetts. 
Matthew J. Schiltz, CEO Conga helps businesses get more value from their Saleforce CRM, by automating documents and accelerating sales. The Conga Suite of products, which includes Conga Composer, the #1 paid application on the Salesforce AppExchange, increases the value of the Sales Cloud by simplifying and automating data, documents, contracts and reporting. As a Salesforce Platinum Partner, Conga has built a base of more than 550,000 users, in 45+ countries, across all industries. Thousands of organizations rely on Conga daily to manage and simplify critical business processes.

Stan Boland,

CEO, President & Founder

Icera is the world’s leading company in the design, production and sales of soft modem chipsets that deliver high performance communication engines for cellular products. These chipsets are at the center of our lives today - smartphones and tablets plus modules and USB sticks that turn our notebooks into internet-everywhere devices. As a result of its unique system architecture, its products are able to combine the highest user throughput and advanced modem features with the smallest footprints and the lowest costs, allowing us all to have smaller, faster and more affordable high technology devices.
Craig Harper, CEO A global leader in IT service management and IT asset management, Cherwell empowers IT to lead through the use of powerful and intuitive technology that enables better, faster, and more affordable innovation. The Cherwell® Service Management platform is built from the ground up with a unique codeless architecture that enables rapid time to value, infinite flexibility, and frictionless upgrades every time—at a fraction of the cost and complexity of legacy solutions. Because of Cherwell’s focus on delivering solutions that are easy to configure, customize, and use, IT organizations extend Cherwell to solve a wide range of IT and business problems. 
HITS Scanning Solutions 

Michael Steinmann,

President and CEO

HITS Scanning Solutions is the premier document scanning and conversion company. Through our unique and extensive quality control checks, HITS has become a leader in the document management industry. When you partner with HITS, you receive the highest level of customer care throughout your entire customized solution. From the Pacific to the Atlantic, or anywhere in between, HITS is centrally located to conveniently provide document scanning and conversion services from coast-to-coast. By utilizing innovative technology, HITS creates optimized documents that enhance our customer’s working environment.
Predictive Service

Donald Frankel,

President and Chief Executive Officer

As an innovative, technology leader for maintenance and reliability programs, Predictive Service is changing the benchmark for service companies. Its offerings start at the core, your CMMS and ERP systems to effect sustainable change to your processes and workflows. Adding our award winning PdM management software, ViewPoint® with its newly developed mobile platform, ViewPoint On-Demand®, brings leading-edge solutions to the marketplace.

Bethany Plaza,

Founder and CEO

True to definition, Conscientia’s goal is to enable and equip their clients with the information, people and technology to be successful in the marketplace. Its clients look to them as people ‘in the know’. Conscientia Corporation is a Management Consulting and IT Services firm. It combine decades of experience, comprehensive capabilities and unparalleled ethics to deliver expertise and knowledge to its clients. Its mission is to aid its clients to increase revenues in new and existing markets, improve operational performance and to deliver their products and services more effectively and efficiently. It helps transform smart people into effective leaders.
Bob e Procure 

Lakshmi Gadiraju,

Founder & CEO

BOB eProcure is a Global Procurement Specialist firm catering to small, medium and large enterprises in addressing all their needs on the procurement activities and services. Our progressive ideas and talented staff assist you in every way to make your procurement an efficient process. This has enabled us to punch well above our weight having produced valuable solutions and services to a number of successful businesses. As of today, BOB’s clientele has benefited using our solutions, across domains and geographies, Government and Corporate.
Nelson Brothers 

Patrick Nelson,

President & CEO

Brian Nelson,

Principal & Chief Marketing Officer

Nelson Brother's is one of the premier investment companies in the world. With a special focus on college students, Nelson Brothers properties can be found among some of the nation's best universities. It tailors its services to the specific needs and requirements of each individual client. By collaborating with its owners, understanding their goals, and adding its property management expertise, Nelson Brothers adds value to real estate throughout the country. Its strategy is to focus on assets that cater to growing demands—in particular, niche industries such as assisted living or collegiate housing—that it believes to be stable and less correlated to market fluctuations.
NTT Innovation Institute Inc

Nina Simosko,

President & CEO

NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT i3) is the Silicon Valley-based innovation center for NTT Group, one of the world’s largest ICT companies. NTT i3 works with both established enterprise companies and early stage digitally-native businesses to identify ambitious innovation ideas in the the R&D lab and develop them into new technology platforms that are applied against real business and consumer problems in the marketplace. At NTT i3, innovation isn’t just about technology expertise. It is also about supporting those sparks of creative ideas that you find in an engineer’s passion.
Dunan Sensing LLC

Tom Nguyen,

Founder & CEO

DunAn Sensing LLC is a Silicon Valley, Calif., based company. Its leadership and many members of our engineering staffs have a long track record in the MEMS pressure sensor industry. It offers high-performance OEM pressure sensors, transducers, and transmitters, which are guaranteed to be hermetically sealed and compatible with harsh media. Its low-cost OEM pressure sensor can be manufactured in standard packages and can also be customized to fit any specific application for which it recommends you to work with one of its Custom Engineering specialists.
Five Pack Creative

Kevin Legg,


Five Pack Creative is a mobile shop composed of passionate and talented team members with rich backgrounds in development, design, and QA. Our knowledge, experience, and versatility enable us to produce amazing and beautiful iOS and Android apps; and we've been doing so since 2008!
Gernot Sagl, CEO

Christian Stredicke, Founder

TONG Chi Hoi, President
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Berlin Germany, Snom is a German multinational corporation and the world’s first and leading brand of professional and enterprise VoIP telephones. Snom's German engineering is globally renowned for robust, high-quality and feature-rich business telephones that are designed exclusively for the trained and certified professional IT and PBX installer. All of Snom’s products are universally compatible with leading PBX platforms operating under the SIP standard with over 4 million end-point installations globally. Snom products are sold through distributors to over 25,000 Snom Value Added Resellers across the world. 

Michael Medema,

Founder, President & CEO

Keono is a digital media advertising agency specializing in delivering new customers to the world’s best-known and respected brands. Through digital and traditional marketing channels, strategic vision, innovative digital services and digital strategy, Keono produces industry-leading customer acquisition campaigns. The key to the company’s success is its reputably sourced, hygiened and responsive data. Keono’s database is specific, precise and pinpoint accurate, containing subscribers based on 125 demographic and behavioral data points for targeting. A well-respected and socially conscious company, Keono features an outstanding reputation within the industry.

Rafi Zvi,

CEO & Co-Founder

Backbox is the leading provider for Security Device Automation.  Spanning across the diverse network and security landscape,  Backbox will ensure that all supported device configuration files are verified and stored securely in one central location to ensure a speedy recovery, when required. Backbox provides real-time inventory, task automation, pre-emptive health checks on critical devices, configuration comparison, and is ideal for any organization, multi-tenant sites and service providers.
Innovium Inc

Rajiv Khemani,

CEO & Co-founder

Innovium is a provider of high performance, innovative switching silicon solutions for data centers. Innovium’s TERALYNX family delivers software compatible products ranging from 3.2 Tbps to 12.8 Tbps with unmatched power efficiency, radix, programmability, buffers and low latency. Innovium team members have a highly successful track record in delivering several generations of widely deployed data center products. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and is backed by leading venture capital firms including Greylock Partners, Walden Riverwood, Capricorn Investment Group, Qualcomm Ventures, S-Cubed Capital and Redline Capital. 
Time Compression Strategies
John Layden, CEO Large, complex, extreme performance systems no longer require extreme investments. Whether it's the explosion of data sources from the Internet of Things, the complexity of n-dimensional streaming analytics in retail, or a more competitive business vision. Speed, scaleability and complexity are now within the reach of any business. Our award-winning manufacturing, supply-chain and telecom systems are just a few examples. A revolution is now forming in big data analytics, retail category management, cyber-security, health care and more.
Dr. Homayoon Kazerooni, CEO suitX develops robotic exoskeletons for the medical and industrial markets. Established in 2012, the robotics company is responsible for the Phoenix exoskeleton that enables stroke patients and individuals with spinal cord injuries to walk. The suit returns movement to wearers’ hips and knees with small motors attached to standard orthotics. Wearers can control the movement of each leg and walk at up to 1.1 miles per hour by pushing buttons integrated into a pair of crutches.
Trevena, Inc.

Maxine Gowen, Ph.D.,

President and Chief Executive Officer

Trevena’s lead product candidate is OLINVO™, an innovative new chemical entity that has recently completed Phase 3 pivotal efficacy studies for the management of moderate-to-severe acute pain. OLINVO is designated a Breakthrough Therapy by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It also has discovered several other product candidates with the potential to address problems across a wide range of therapeutic areas, including moderate-to-severe acute and chronic pain, and migraine. In addition, it has an early-stage portfolio of drug discovery programs currently in lead optimization.
Stephanie Alexander, CEO PeraHealth is transforming healthcare through the intelligent use of data. By leveraging the Rothman Index, a validated patient acuity score, PeraHealth’s clinical surveillance software solutions enable healthcare providers to identify at-risk patients sooner for earlier intervention. They also help providers determine when to discharge patients; prioritize patient bedside visits and nursing assignments; improve documentation accuracy and timeliness, optimize ICU bed use, and identify opportunities for palliative care consults. More than 80 leading hospitals and care providers utilize PeraHealth’s real-time, predictive analytics to improve quality and reduce costs.  

Bob Walmsley,

President & CEO

NuoDB and its employees are motivated by a deceptively simple goal: Build a database to power - and empower - today’s business-critical cloud applications. With its deep roots in database innovation, NuoDB is singularly focused on delivering a smarter database that can easily adapt to the emerging requirements of software organizations as they transform their successful on-premises models to accommodate the services-based cloud applications their customers now demand.
C.J. Wimley,
The pace of change is accelerating. In order to be relevant and stay relevant, we must be capable of morphing and adapting to the emerging needs of each student. TDX has created a highly configurable platform that can be used to build out the future – our philosophy is that technology is an enabler and that it should be capable of changing with you without overwhelming your budget.
Zen Ex Machina
Mia Horrigan, CEO Zen Ex Machina is a management consulting company, specialising in digital transformation. It is Canberra's most experienced government and agile coaching and training agency. Agile methods are at the core of its practice. For Zen Ex, agile means a disciplined use of methods like Scrum and Lean to achieve goals quickly, collaboratively, with minimal waste, and with high repeatability. As a result, it learns faster, deliver better, and continuously improve its practice. As such, no one at ZXM is ever happy with just 'good' – it has to be 'better'.
Digital Mark Group

Stephen Hodges

Dano Ehler,


Digital Mark Group LLC (DMG) was founded by Stephen Hodges and Dano Ehler in 2013 to fill an urgent need for effective Programmatic Marketing in the Portland area. Both founders, with a combined 20 years of digital advertising expertise, recognized that effective and cutting edge digital solutions were in heavy demand with local and regional advertisers. With the creation of DMG, these solutions are now easily available to all interested clients. By crafting a full suite of Targeted Marketing, SEO/SEM and Social Media Marketing products and hiring only the best, most knowledgeable members, DMG has built a powerhouse presence in this space.  

Ryan Grobler,

Founder & CEO

FridgeWize is a company that specializes in commercial refrigeration retrofitting. Its business model is simple: it provides a free energy audit of your refrigeration system and we distribute and install innovative refrigeration technologies. Its objective: reducing your carbon footprint and saving you money on your monthly utility bill. The energy savings that it provides its customers have ranged from 60 to 80 percent on their refrigeration portion of their utility bill and up to 20 percent on their total utility bill. Most importantly, its savings are 100% quantifiable, accurate and reliable.
Motive Interactive

Brendan Smith,

CEO & Founder

Motive Interactive, established in 2003, is a technology driven performance-based mobile ad platform that represents brands across all verticals with a core focus on mobile marketing and user acquisition. Motive has been recognized by Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Deloitte, and San Diego Business Journal as one the fastest growing private companies in the United States. We empower our partnerships with customized campaign solutions, best in class customer service, cutting edge technology, and industry expertise. We offer an agency level of service without the high price tag.
Simpson Healthcare Executives

Kelly Simpson-Angelini,


Simpson Healthcare is an established scientific agency whose 40+ employees provide the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical diagnostic and device industries with a wide range of services in support of overall marketing strategies. The products and services provided enhance a company's value for the benefit of the stakeholders, while simultaneously disseminating new biomedical knowledge for the benefit of healthcare providers and their patients. Simpson’s high-quality, creative, strategic solutions are delivered with unparalleled customer service.
Wayne Arthur, CEO Skyfii is an Australian software technology company providing analytics and data driven marketing products.At the core of our business is a desire to help businesses and organisations perform better, innovate and drive transformation. After a period of sustainable growth, Skyfii listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: SKF) and continued to expand internationally into offices in the United Kingdom, North America, South America and South Africa. With many successes behind us, we remain excited about the potential of our solutions because we’ve seen first-hand what a difference they make.

W. Spencer Askew,

Founder & CEO

Teknowlogi is the pioneer of the Logistics Expert System (LES) and creator of Tai, the industry’s only cloud-based solution that combines transportation management systems (TMS), mobile intelligence (MI), integration intelligence (II), consulting intelligence (CI), business intelligence (BI) and artificial intelligence (AI) in one platform. Teknowlogi addresses a current long-felt but unresolved need for a technology platform that can analyze millions of data variables in real time as well as enhance and change processes within the complicated and multi-party global shipping and logistics industry. Simple put: We provide a smarter solution.

Ted Ho,

CEO & Board Director

James Lin, Founder & CTO

Datiphy is bringing to market an innovative data-centric security technology developed to visualize data asset activities and record the context in which they interact. Datiphy provides continuous database security and activity monitoring of billions of transactions per day with powerful engines that extract and index the critical contextual assets of each transaction. Security teams manage the Datiphy platform through an advanced command portal providing centralized management and natural language querying to quickly verify threats and discover the extent of a breach for greatly accelerated resolution. 
upGrow Staffing
Jeff Vail, CEO We know technology and we know people. We are connected to over 2 million IT executives and have successfully partnered with hundreds of leading and Fortune 1000 organizations around the world. We offer a full spectrum of staffing and consulting services and work with our clients to help them solve complex and strategic resource needs. We pride ourselves on our powerful blend of experience, knowledge, and analytical capabilities and the differentiated value that we bring to the recruiting process.
Kopp Consulting

Caryn Kopp,

Managing Director

Since its inception, Kopp Consulting has been making it easier for other companies to sell and Kopp’s clients have experienced accelerated sales without adding headcount, suffering through mis-hires, or spending the time they don’t have to manage the process. Today, the firm is known for its amazing Door Opener Service which gets its clients in the door with the most sought-after prospects. 

Vishy Karri,

Founder & CEO

Expert 365 is an Australian Internet of Things solution provider and systems integrator, helping businesses in Australia and worldwide bridge the gap between the physical and digital world jump into the IoT revolution with confidence and speed. Expert 365 provides a turnkey IoT solutions for businesses to rapidly deploy and operate IoT with amazing, user-friendly applications and user experiences, and requiring little configuration to start seeing results.
LNL Systems
Mark Barnes, CEO LNL Systems is a leading provider of comprehensive communication solutions for retailers and supermarkets. Its omnichannel solution, FlorComm offers a suite of products, which utilizes store cameras, sensors and data to offer an integrated path to improved teamwork, greater efficiency, and management control. FlorComm by LNL Systems is the sales floor communications specialist. This integrated solution includes supplemental devices helping to make associates more accessible and productive.

Jeremy Almond,

CEO & Co-Founder

PayStand is the modern B2B payment platform enabling 0% bank-to-bank transactions. Business payments should be as easy and seamless as paying with a credit card, but without the costly fees.
Onshore Technology Group
Valarie King-Bailey,
OnShore Technology Group is an innovative engineering, IT, and marketing services company dedicated to delivering advanced RightSourcing solutions for global organizations. We specialize in Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Navision implementation and validation. OnShore Technology Group developed the validation toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 and 2012. OnShore's MasterMarketing division delivers outsourced sales and marketing services. OnShore Technology Group is an WBE/MBE/DBE firm located in Chicago, Illinois.