50 Best Companies To Watch 2017

50 Best Companies to Watch 2017


Company Management Description
Albert Bogaard, CEO/Founder ORTEC is one of the world’s leaders in optimization software and analytics solutions. ORTEC’s products and services result in optimized fleet routing and dispatch, vehicle and pallet loading, workforce scheduling, delivery forecasting, logistics network planning and warehouse control. ORTEC offers stand-alone, custom-made and SAP® certified and embedded solutions, supported by strategic partnerships.
Mike Ford,Founder and Managing Director As the leading cloud platform for hotels, SiteMinder allows hotels to attract, reach and convert guests across the globe. We serve hotels of all sizes with award-winning solutions for indepen­dents and groups alike, wherever they are in the world. With more than 23,000 hotel customers and 550 of the industry’s top connectivity providers as our partners, today we have presence in more than 160 countries on six continents.
Frances R. Pierce, President, CEO & Chairman DSA is an employee-owned professional services provider that enables its customers to achieve sensitive, mission critical goals. We are ISO 9001:2015 registered and appraised at CMMI Matu­rity Level 3 for Service Projects. Founded in 1963, DSA’s solutions encompass program manage­ment, knowledge management, business process engineering and security. Our services include SharePoint solutions, social business solutions, software services, data analytics services, systems engineering and integration services, and cyber security services.
CSI Enterprises, Inc Keith J. Stone, Founder & CEO CSI Enterprises, Inc. has provided innovative payment solutions to some of the world’s most icon­ic brands, while providing the highest level of customer service and support. Under its trademark brand name globalVCard, CSI’s highly secure and controlled financial payment products include virtual credit card solutions, mobile applications, corporate purchasing cards, and business fleet fueling/maintenance payment cards.
Flint Brenton, CEO CollabNet helps enterprises and government organizations develop and deliver high-quality software at speed. CollabNet is winner of the 2016 Best of Interop Award and the “Best in Show” winner in the ALM and Development Tools category of the SD Times 100 for 13 consecutive years, recognizing TeamForge for its innovation. Also a gold winner of the 2016 Golden Bridge Awards, CollabNet offers innovative solutions, provides consulting and Agile training services, and proudly supports more than 10,000 customers with 6 million users in 100 countries.
Automated Financial Systems
Jim Greenwood, Founder, CEO & Chairman Automated Financial Systems, Inc. (AFS) is the industry leader in lending and risk management solutions for financial institutions. AFS provides the industry’s only fully integrated commercial lending system designed to process multiple types of loans on a single, real-time, multibank, mul­tilingual, multicurrency system. Integral to the core AFS lending solution is its unique straight-through processing capability encompassing the lending process from Origination through Servicing.
Analytic Systems
James Hargrove, CEO Analytic Systems is an innovative Canadian manufacturer of power conversion products. We designed our first Switchmode DC-DC Voltage Converter in 1976 and today we design and build a complete range of products including Battery Chargers, Voltage Converters, Inverters, Power Supplies, Frequency Converters and MPPT Solar Charge Controllers.
Jean-Luc Robert, Chairman & CEO Kyriba is the global leader in cloud treasury solutions, delivering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) treasury technology to corporate CFOs and Treasurers. Thousands of global organizations use Kyriba to deliver global cash visibility, improve financial controls, and increase productivity across their cash and liquidity, payments, supply chain finance and risk management operations.
Richard Milam, founder & CEO With Foxtrot by EnableSoft, businesses across a number of industries have successfully eliminated the costly and time-draining repetitive tasks that keep employees from doing their most import­ant work. With precise user inputs (and little knowledge of coding!), businesses in banking, healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, and other industries are able to become champions of efficiency thanks to Foxtrot process automation software.
BankTEL Systems
Boyce Adams, Sr., CEO BankTEL does one thing, and we do it well. We help financial institutions manage their expenses with easy-to-use software that maintains transparency, accountability, and regulatory compliance. And we’re web-integrated, which means BankTEL Ascend is user-accessible—anytime, from any device.
Canvas InfoTech
Alok Bhatia, Founder & CEO Canvas InfoTech Inc. ( is a provider of information technolo­gy staffing and business process outsourcing services, delivering quality people and optimizing business processes through a blend of on-site and offshore engagements for start-up and Fortune 1000 companies.
Natalya Kaspersky, CEO InfoWatch is a European Software Company, Leader In Intellectual Data Protection Solutions.We have experience in implementing extremely complex solutions at the largest companies and in government agencies. InfoWatch solutions have been successfully implemented and are being used by the largest Russian and International Companies that are leaders in various sectors of the economy.
Paul Stillmank, Founder & CEO 7Summits delivers leading edge community experiences from pre-built templates to custom communities designed to achieve digital transformation. We help you craft the right blend of social business strategy, community migration solutions, targeted user experiences, and enterprise harmony that helps your community drive maximum results.
iSupport Software
Daren Nelson, Founder & CEO iSupport Software is the oldest continually operating provider of business automation software for IT help desk and customer service operations. We offer software that is highly functional, highly customizable, quick to deploy, and reasonably priced. Our sales model is straight forward and our pricing is simple to understand. Our support is always provided by live agents who are based in our offices in Vancouver, Wa. We do not outsource any part of our business.
First Line Software
Nick Puntikov, CEO First Line Software is a premiere provider of custom software development, technology enable­ment services and consulting with a focus on cloud computing, data management, online media, and enterprise content management. First Line provides recognized expert services to compa­nies in North America, Europe and Asia, including Tupperware, Bonnier Group, Dell Software, InnerWorkings, etc. Headquartered in the US, First Line operates multiple software development centers in Russia and employs 400 staff globally. First Line’s culture is grounded in subject matter expertise, technical excellence, and proven methodologies, with a strong focus on Agile.
Lumina Decision Systems
Max Henrion, Founder & CEO Lumina Decision Systems is the developer of the best decision analytics software, Analytica®. It is designed to build flexible decision analytics tools: Its influence diagrams provide a visual way to build and navigate models. Analytica® offers intelligent forecasting methods with stepwise regres­sion to find the most informative predictors automatically. It integrates Monte Carlo simulation to treat risk and uncertainty. Scenario and sensitivity analysis help you find out what matters and why.
Homerider Systems
M. Xavier Mathieu, CEO Homerider Systems, the European leader in providing Smart Water Solutions, offers a complete set of solutions from sensors to digital services. The company was founded in 2000 as an end to end IOT solution provider for industries and utilities and was acquired by Veolia, one of its major customers, in 2009. Homerider Systems also develops sensor technologies for water quality and water safety monitoring.
Smart Wires
Gregg Rotenberg, President & CEO Smart Wires is the leader in grid optimization solutions that leverage its patented modular power flow control technology. Driven by a world-class leadership team with extensive experience delivering innovative solutions, Smart Wires works with utilities globally to address the unique challenges of the rapidly evolving electric system. Smart Wires technology was developed by util­ities for utilities, led by a consortium of large U.S. utilities at the National Electric Energy Testing Research and Applications Center (NEETRAC).
FAST Technology
Tom Famularo, CEO & Founder FAST is the company acronym for “Flexible Architecture, Simplified Technology”, We are a privately-held company located in Edison, NJ founded by the former leaders of NaviSys. Its team of passionate, experienced entrepreneurs focuses on solving the challenges our financial services clients face as they seek to modernize their environments or completely replace legacy systems.
Dr. Randall Oates, CEO SOAPware EMR software is designed by medical providers, modeled on the paper charts already in use, and engineered in a real practice. This development method minimizes the learning curve and helps users become more productive more quickly than would be possible with the industry-standard approach of most EMR systems.
Mariapps marine Sankar Ragavan, CEO MariApps is a modern company offering maritime applications for the marine industry. MariApps can bring to your organization key knowledge and expertise that will help your organization to excel in today’s competitive and demanding environment.Its skilled personnel bring with them decades of experience in the marine industry and are in a position to understand and tailor solutions to your specific needs and requirements.
Espresso Parts
Melissa Myer, CEO Espresso Parts, LLC is a modest company with big ambitions. Masters of the specialty coffee universe, It has a dynamic team with the sole purpose of providing the best customer service experience, period! With a renewed commitment to the customer experience it does everything possible to build long lasting relationships while ensuring the highest quality product and best service.
San Francisco salt Company
Lee Williamson, Founder & CEO At the San Francisco Salt Company®, we carefully select only the best quality salts from suppliers around the globe for their taste, texture, and appearance. We take our salt very seriously; it’s a necessity and a luxury for our health and well-being. Just a pinch or two can transform a meal from mundane to delectable, while ensuring we get vital nutrients that are essential for life. Just a handful in the bath can help to soothe muscle aches and pains, and help with a good nights sleep.
Capital Markets
Boris Rozman, CEO CMP is a boutique IT Staffing and Consulting Agency. We specialize in head hunting Financial Technology, Open Source and Mobile Developers. Our mission is to save our clients’ time and money by delivering top caliber, exactly as promised.
Bob Gaito, CEO/Co-Founder 4Cite is the first and only full-service, Real-Time Interaction Management services provider that uses proprietary web visitor identification, advanced data and analytics and Send-Time Perfec­tion™ with Shopping Elsewhere Triggers™ email technology to enable e-commerce retailers to influence their customer’s purchasing activity and optimize conversion rates.
 Rene D. Santos, CPA,  President and CEO PASI is a Microsoft Dynamics-NAV partner. We provide software development and customiza­tion, business review and process re-engineering, implementation, training and support. We are the pioneer in the Philippines and we also serve the other Asia Pacific countries including the Middle East.
Julie Thomas, CEO DocsInk is a mobile charge capture and communication platform. Accessible from any connected mobile device, DocsInk streamlines capturing and reporting off-site charges, inter-practice med­icine communication and continuity of care. As simple as it is to use, it’s even simpler to setup. With our ‘Live in Five’ account setup wizard, DocsInk will have your providers capturing 100% of their point of care charges and have your billing staff remitting within the hour. It truly is that easy.
Citra Health Solutions Howard Buff, CEO Citra Health Solutions is a leading healthcare services and technology firm that solves for the needs of providers, hospital systems and payers in the transition to value-based care. In this new era of payment and delivery, Citra empowers clients with proven technology, population health, analytics and care management services to strategically expand market opportunity, diversify revenue streams and reduce the cost of care.
Teresa Mackintosh, CEO At Trintech, we pride ourselves on providing enterprise-class financial solutions for the Record to Report process to organizations committed to transforming their financial process to best in class levels of efficiency and effectiveness. We understand the deadlines, dynamics and challenges of managing the Record to Report process.
Steven Umbehocker, CEO & Founder OSNEXUS makes the QuantaStor™ industry-leading Software Defined Storage (SDS) platform. QuantaStor scales from 1 to 64 appliances per grid and delivers scale-out file (NFS/SMB), block(iSCSI/FC), and object storage (S3/SWIFT) at scale for IT generalists. Deployed by many companies in the Global 500, QuantaStor addresses a broad set of storage use cases including server virtualization, big data, cloud computing, backup/archive and high perfor­mance computing.
City Constructors www.cityconstruc­ Bryson Reaume, President & CEO With over 35 years of combined construction experience, City Constructors has built a solid reputation on timely completion and absolute accuracy in execution. When we take on a project, we consider your business, your needs and your designs from the beginning of pre-construction through the end of close-out. We make sure that what you want is the heart of what we do. At our core, we are in the business of building relationships that last well beyond the scope of the project.
The Python Quants Group
Dr. Yves J. Hilpisch, Founder & CEO The Python Quants GmbH is an independent, privately owned analytics software provider and fi­nancial engineering boutique. The Python Quants’ core competencies are derivatives and financial analytics as well as Python programming.

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Deepak Garg, Chairman & CEO Smart Energy Water (SEM) is the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for Customer Engagement, Mobile Workforce, and Big Data Analytics to the Energy and Utility sector. We help utilities improve their operational efficiency and maximize revenue realization, through mobile and cloud technologies.
John W. Smith , CEO CFM helps financial institutions, core software providers and cash automation hardware manu­facturers achieve total integration between core processing systems and cash recycler/dispenser fleets through software integration. In addition to being able to integrate all TCA makes and models, CFM’s Cloud iQ analytics tool gives financial institutions greater and deeper visibility into their hardware with real-time data on usage, uptime, inventory and cash-flow.
Garrett Gafke, CEO IdentityMind continuously validates and risk scores online identities worldwide through its eDNA to ensure global business safety and compliance at customer onboarding and through­out their lifecycle. It securely tracks the entities involved in each transaction (e.g. consumers, merchants, cardholders, payment wallets, alternative payment methods, etc.) to build payment reputations, and allows companies to identity and reduce potential fraud, evaluate merchant ac­count applications, onboard accounts, enable identity verification services, and identify potential money laundering.
TOP Step Consulting, LLC www.topstepconsult­ Jodi Cicci, CEO TOP Step Consulting improves business efficiency and productivity for Professional Services business operations. We help you achieve your profitability goals while allowing you to focus on building your business.The team is comprised of experienced Professional Services Automation (PSA) users who under­stand the challenges and rewards of managing an on-demand Professional Services Automation system in multi-office and global business environments.
Computhink Joe Wharram, President Computhink is transforming business environments with an array of integrated digital business solutions. Its Enterprise Content Management system, Contentverse, alleviates overwhelming information input and related office document processes in a secure environment. Access and in­teraction from any PC, Laptop, Tablet, or smart phone responds to the near-instant response de­mand. Customers experience accelerated proficiency with minimal impact to ongoing operations.
Romi Stein, CEO & Co-founder; Roi Mor, CTO & Co-founder OpenLegacy helps organizations quickly launch innovative digital services by extending their core (legacy) systems to the web, mobile and cloud in days or weeks versus months. Our API software quickly reduces project backlog by automating and accelerating API creation, deployment, testing and management from core applications, mainframes and databases. Together, business and IT teams can quickly, easily and securely meet consumer, partner or employee demands for digital services without modernizing or replacing core systems, and without special programming skills or invasive changes to existing systems and architectures.
Midwest restoration Coyne S. Borree, CEO Midwest Restoration is a local provider that specializes in the restoration and reconstruction of residential and commercial properties damaged by fire, water, storms, vandalism, or any other damage. We also clean all types of carpeting and upholstery.
TWINTEL Solutions Jeremy Scogin & William Scogin, Founders TWINTEL Solutions assists organizations in selecting and implementing computers, networking, websites, and specialized software solutions for membership, fundraising, accounting, and other business functions. The firm is unique in that we concentrate on solutions specifically designed to address the challenges encountered by businesses and non-profit organizations.
Worldwide Cyclery
Jeff Cayley, Founder & CEO The company’s deep knowledge and love is certainly embedded in the mountain bike scene. The best way to get to know is through its Instagram. Custom builds, rare brands and top notch fancy stuff to make your bike better. Although the company is rooted in the mountain bike world it didn’t forget about the other five-thousand types of two-wheeled fun.
Augmented Technology
Razak Jalil, CEO AugTech is a bumiputra status company and registered with the Ministry of Finance as ICT Con­tractor. We deliver effective solution with a wealth of technical expertise and project management developing superior IT Security services to organizations.
Big Red Cloud
Marc O’ Dwyer, CEO Manufacturer and distributor of Accounitng and Payroll software, with over 35,000 businesses using big red book, we are one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of accounting software. In business for over 19 years we have just developed and launched the Cloud version of this ever popular software under the brand big red cloud.
MeReal Biometrics
Patrick Partouche, Chairman and Co-Founder Philippe Blot, Co-founder MeReal Cards and Card Products work together to bring the world the cutting edge in personal security, access, and data authentication. Once a fingerprint match is made, the card is activated along with the range of technologies on the card to suit any scenario. The card emits unique RFID and Acoustic one-time passwords directly to software on a device or over the world’s 8 billion telephone lines, and this Acoustic is the major differentiator when compared to anything else on the market.
Mert Yentur, Founder/CEO Pitcher is an end-to-end mobile sales enablement platform that empowers your employees to fully engage your customers and prospects. Its vision is to revolutionize the way organization effective­ly market and sell, with out-of-the-box mobile modules that will transform your sales process.
PPT Solutions LLC
Dennis Weikle, Founder & MD PPT Solutions is a premier provider of Client-centric, performance-based Customer Experience and Business Optimization Solutions. Whether a Fortune 50 company or an emerging small busi­ness, we passionately deliver a broad range of people, process and technology solutions custom­ized to increase customer advocacy, enhance revenue and optimize operational efficiency.
Platinum Drive Realty
Zachary Harrison, Co-Founder, President Heather Harrison,Co-Founder, EVP Platinum Drive Realty is a leading real estate firm covering Westchester County, Manhattan, and Connecticut. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service to everyone from first time buyers and sellers to experienced homeowners, builders and investors. With offices in New York and Connecticut, Platinum Drive Realty has been selected to join various prestigious interna­tional networks of the world’s top real estate firms including Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, Proxio, and Leverage Global Partners.
American Deposit Management www.americande­ Kelly A. Brown, CEO & Managing Partner American Deposit Management offers a full range of products and solutions for the public and private finance manager.With services ranging from income-generating deposit management to business banking solu­tions, we focus on achieving long-term financial success for our clients. We deliver our services through an expansive network of FDIC-insured financial institutions and specialize in privately insured, collateralized, and FDIC-insured certificates of deposit and money market management. We have a proven ability to grow balances for the funds we service.
Furious M
Daniel Kenyon, CEO/Founder Create media faster, with remote workstations, applications, media-optimized cloud storage and collaborative workflows all without the associated capital expense. Heighten creativity with on-de­mand, media & entertainment applications, seamlessly integrated together with collaborative workflow and media-optimized online/near-line and archival storage. Remove the headaches of provisioning software/hardware for Productions. Simplify distribution packaging and commerce with automated processes for end-to-end interactive contextual viewing experiences.
Beju Rao, CEO, Founder & President Amruta Inc is a Washington DC based fast-growing data analytics company offering on premise and cloud based big data products and services. We implement customized analytic solutions for our clients by integrating business context with technology and data science. We bring relevant experience in traditional and non-traditional data and analytics to solve enterprise level problems across Risk, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain, Customer, Digital, Mobile, and Social functional areas.