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50 Most Admired Companies of the Year 2016



Company Management Description
Werner Enterprises
Derek J. Leathers, President & CEO Werner is a premier transportation and logistics company, and is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services.
Joe Adams, Managing Partner and CEO RSM is a powerful network of audit, tax and consulting experts with offices all over the world. As an integrated team, it shares skills, insight and resources, as well as a client-centric approach that’s based on a deep understanding of their business.
Kevin Jasper, Chief Executive Officer Hibu, Headquartered in New York, USA, helps businesses realize the benefits of digital marketing by using cutting-edge digital and print marketing solutions to help small and medium-sized businesses get found by consumers.
Francis deSouza, President & CEO Illumina is a global leader in genomics. At the most fundamental level, it enables the customers to read and understand genetic variations. It strives to make its solutions increasingly simple, more accessible, and always reliable.
Kirk Krappe, CEO Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash Software Company drives the vital business processes between a buyer’s interest and the realization of revenue.
Open Systems Technologies Corporation
Tom Truitt, CEO
Diana Truitt, Managing Partner
OST is a technology solutions company, specializing in high-end security solutions for large-scale enterprises. It is an expert in providing an extensive range of techniques and methodologies to support clients with best-of-breed solutions.
Sharp Decisions
Karen Ross, Founder & CEO Sharp Decisions made the investment to overhaul the landscape of the technology solutions business by infusing life into the industry’s talent pool with its industry-first V.E.T.S.™ (Vocation, Education and Training for Service members) Program.
Tom O’Neill, CEO The Nerdery began in 2003, with its primary business as integrating legacy computer systems with the web. In response to customer needs, it broadened its capabilities and began helping ad agencies implement their creative digital campaigns.
Cartridge World
Steve Weedon, Global CEO Cartridge World, over 20 years of experience, the company has a network of stores across 55 countries where you’ll find friendly, approachable staff ready to help with all your printing queries.
Joe Wang, CEO Impartner Software is the largest pure-play PRM vendor in the world. It delivers the industry’s most advanced SaaS-based PRM solution, helping companies worldwide manage their partner relationships and accelerate revenue and profitability through indirect sales channels.
Andy Lampe, Director of Technology Since 1994, eQuest has provided domestic and international job posting delivery for thousands of customers worldwide. eQuest can reach anywhere a job can be posted; colleges, universities, social media, niche job boards, alumni sites, as well as all the major career sites.
Luciano Morra, CEO Since 2001, PeriShip has been providing support to start-ups and established eCommerce businesses by sharing critical shipping know-how and by deploying specialized customer service support. The company made the INC 5000 list for the fastest growing companies in 2014 and 2015.
Innography, Inc 
Tyron Stading, Founder Innography delivers comprehensive, online Intellectual Property Business Intelligence (IPBI) applications and patent tools that enable companies of all types and sizes to achieve the best possible return on IP investments.
Succeed To Lead
Colonel (Retired), Dr. Byron L. Cherry, Sr., President & CEO The company is committed to serving as a force for integrity, good sense, and wise solutions to the problems facing organizations, large and small. It supports and serves customers in DoD, Federal, State, and local governments as well as the private and public sectors.
Spy Glass
Ed DeAngelo & Brad Clark,
SpyGlass was founded at the end of 2001 to help fiscal executives navigate through the complexities of telecommunication billing for a single purpose: to save companies money. For over 15 years, the company continued to execute that strategy and has grown to be nationwide and also provide services in Canada.
Pete Catoe, Founder and CEO Humbly started in 1989 by Pete Catoe, one of the founding ECRS principles was that you don’t have to be bigger to be better; you just have to be better- with every customer interaction and every
product delivered.
Darren T. Kimura, President, CEO and Chairman of Board Today, LiveAction is used by the Global 2000 to manage and secure their worldwide networks. LiveAction software features patented network visualization, real-time big data analytics and deep control of routers, switches and firewalls for an unparalleled network experience.
Nir Polak, CEO and Founder Exabeam was founded in 2013 with the goal of using a novel combination of machine learning, security research, and commercial credit fraud detection to find and respond to increasing cybercrime.
Todd Skokan, President & CEO BirdDogHR offers a complete and easy-to-use talent management system. HR leaders are choosing this solution because it is full-featured and helps them manage the employee lifecycle from hire to retire.
Paul Doersch, CEO & Founder Kespry is the leading commercial drone and data intelligence provider. With the Kespry Drone System, companies can easily capture, view, analyze and share aerial data with the touch of a button.
Steve Olds, CEO Vroozi was originally founded in 2011 to create the best catalog management solution to bolt onto the existing procurement system or ERP platforms. The company was branded under the name smartOCI as it started off with SAP clientele with OCI protocol.
David A. Smith,
Co-Founder & CEO
Sherpa is revolutionary. It is a market-disrupting alternative to traditional CRM platforms that were designed to gather and store data, track progress towards quotas and count tasks.
Security First
Mark O’Hare, Director,President and CEO SFC is the industry leader in data-centric, software-defined security technology. And it’s committed to bringing advanced, software-defined security solutions that solve many of the new challenges brought by the tremendous growth of digital information.
GSI health
LeRoy E. Jones, CEO GSI Health is a leading provider for care coordination tools supporting value-based programs, and is the leading solution in New York – which is ahead of the rest of the nation in healthcare policy innovation.
Pierre Calais, CEO Stormshield, a fully-owned subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space, offers innovative end-to-end security solutions worldwide to protect networks , workstations  and data . These next-generation trusted solutions, certified at the highest level in Europe , ensure the protection of strategic information.
Denis Gagne, Founder and CEO Trisotech’s main differentiator is its ability to simplify complex solutions which not only helps IT organizations but also the people who execute business activities. More than just business modeling tools, the Digital Enterprise Suite ensures that the customers achieve their desired business outcomes.
Hari Kamineni, CEO and
Net Element was setup to focus on disruptive products and services in the payments industry with the objective to create a single global, omni-channel payments acceptance platform.
Aeritae Consulting Group
Michael Finlon, President and CEO Aeritae balances best practices, practical experiences, industry knowledge and standard frameworks to advance IT Service Delivery and Support capabilities. It keeps  eye on the customers’ goals and objectives for each engagement – striving to deliver clear deliverables and quality.
Standav Corp
Harsha reddy, President Standav Corp has for the past few years provided its services on major enterprise cloud technologies such as VMware, Sales force, and AWS, to name a few. It is also been recognized for its efforts with a place on INC magazine’s list of America’s fastest growing companies in 2014 and 2015.
IIS Technology
John Iacone, Founder and CEO At IIS, the team takes a common sense and vendor-agnostic approach to serving the clients’ business requirements, their applications and all possible use cases.
Paul Hammond, CEO and President VirtualPBX phone services give small and medium growing businesses a professional, fully automated call answering and routing solution that can be up and running in a matter of minutes.
Anindya Sarkar, CEO FinMechanics enables clients to derive business benefits in the form of enhanced profitability, reduced costs and time to market, regulatory compliance and decision making tools. The consulting team works on derivatives pricing, collateral management, credit/funding adjustments and model validation.
Tx3 services 
Eric Toburen, Managing Partner Tx3 Services develops IT solutions targeted at the specific requirements of Life Sciences clients. Founded in 2014, they’ve become recognized leaders in software development and quality lifecycle management, for FDA-regulated companies.
DXI solutions
Jianfei Xu, CEO and CTO Founded in 2012 in Edmonton, Alberta, DXI Solutions Inc.’s project management solutions allow companies to manage their projects more closely to know what their incurred costs and progress are on a daily basis.
LAD solutions
Ali Pourvasei, VP of Client Relations LAD Solutions is a nationally recognized, affordable Online Marketing Company based in Los Angeles that specializes in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click Management (PPC) and Web Development.
Adventure Web Interactive
Craig Kahl, President / CEO Adventure Web is one of the Maryland’s oldest and largest award winning web design and Internet marketing firms. While it may have started out as a small operation, it has progressed over the years to become a company with e-commerce systems, SEO & social media marketing campaigns, and more recently, mobile apps of all shapes and sizes.
Rob Goehring, CEO Founded in early 1999, RewardStream specializes in tactical execution of referral marketing programs that help brands to acquire, engage, and retain their most valuable stakeholders – customers.
Terry Tateossian, Founding Partner and Lead Technical Engineer Socialfix Media is a full-service, technology and digital marketing agency that provides innovative solutions and tools to help businesses in a multitude of areas. Many firms build websites. Socialfix builds businesses.
Frank M Lenarduzzi, Chief Commercial Officer Founded in 2011, Storgrid is a torchbearer, providing a secure software platform for creating enterprise file synchronizing and sharing (EFSS) solutions that protect information when employees use mobile devices or distribute files.
Marc Ferrie, Founder & CEO RightITnow monitors various technological trends, integrating cloud solutions and combining them with organizations’ existing solutions, which are present in the corporations’ data centers.
Sean Feeney, CEO
Edgardo Nazario, Chief Product Officer and
DefenseStorm is a Security Data Platform that watches everything on a client’s network and matches it to their policies, providing cybersecurity management that is safe, compliant and cost effective.
Astoria Company
Scott Thompson, Founder & CEO Astoria Company was formed in 2011 by industry experts who build and develop genuine customers for trusted brands. Its veteran team comes from the heart of the advertising industry. The company understands quality lead generation and campaigns that scale.
Axiom Business Systems
John Field, President Since its inception in 1983 Axiom has developed a culture based on shared values and ethics with its team and clients. Deeply inspired by the popular author Simon Sinek and his work on corporate leadership, John and Anne Field (President and co-founder) have striven to integrate much of Sinek’s wisdom into Axiom’s business model.
Eagle network
Bhushan Dandawate, President & CEO Eagle Network Solutions (ENS) was founded in 2002 by four partners with one common goal: to develop industry-leading telecommunication infrastructure solutions for theFederal Government.
Josette Fleszar, CEO & Co-Founder Jigsaw, an Atlanta based company, designed its virtual environment specifically for training and education focusing on the unique characteristics of learning. Jigsaw spent about 4 years developing technology that allows immersive personalized learning in a multidimensional training room.
Debra L Rozier, Founder & CEO They specialize in building cloud-computing business applications and offering consultancy services to corporations, government agencies, law firms, and service providers to improve business process, enhance workflow strategies, and refine or integrate technology solutions around legal case work.
Andrew Slivker,
Co-Founder & CTO
Nevatech was founded by service-oriented architecture (SOA) and application program interface (API) management technology experts in 2011. By that time, the whole IT industry had accepted the fact that in the modern API economy, APIs and Web Services were not just the way that to do business, but the way to stay in business.
Accordant Technolog Inc.
Tim Tyler, Founder/President Accordant was founded in the year 2013 as a result of identifying a huge gap in the virtualization and cloud solutions market. Accordant began its journey to identify technologies that benefit clients and give them a 5 Star User Experience throughout their organization regardless of location.
Assai Management Consulting
Fredrick Redd, Founder and CEO Assai Management Consulting, LLC (AMC) provides strategy, implementation and execution management services with a performance improvement focus for transportation, technology, energy/power, and construction sectors.