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50 Most Admired Companies of The Year 2017

Company Management Description
Multi-Tech Systems
Stefan Lindvall, CEO MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures communications equipment for the industrial internet of things – connecting physical assets to business processes to deliver enhanced value. Our commitment to quality and service excellence means you can count on MultiTech products and people to address your needs, while our history of innovation ensures you can stay ahead of the latest technology with a partner who will be there for the life of your solution.
Michael Kahn, CEO As the original performance marketing agency, Performics converts consumer intent into revenue for the world's most admired brands. Across a global network operating in 41 countries worldwide, Performics creates connected and personalized digital experiences across paid, owned and earned media. RECMA recognized Performics as one of its Top Digital Agency Networks of 2014. Headquartered in Chicago, Performics is a Publicis Media company.
Craig Jensen, Founder Condusiv® Technologies is the world leader in software-only storage performance solutions for virtual and physical server environments, enabling systems to process more data in less time for faster application performance. Condusiv’s V-locity® I/O reduction software greatly reduces I/O overhead in virtual environments by eliminating the performance penalty from mixing uncoordinated, contentious and disruptive I/O streams from multiple virtual machines (the “I/O blender” effect). As a result, customers experience a minimum of 50% faster performance gains on their heaviest workloads.
Kamal K. Singh, CEO Rolta is a leading provider of innovative IP-led IT solutions for many vertical segments, including Federal and State Governments, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, and Healthcare. Rolta is recognized for its extensive portfolio of solutions based on field-proven Rolta IP tailored for Indian Defense and Homeland Security.
Sumit Nijhawan, President & CEO Infogix provides end-to-end, real time and automated data analysis across enterprise organizations. Using its Enterprise Data Analysis Platform, it helps improve data quality, ensure effective transaction monitoring, provide balancing and reconciliation, identify and predict fraud and customer behavior. Its solutions easily and non-intrusively integrate into your everyday operations and have a proven history of delivering a rapid return on investment.
George P. Sakellaris, President, CEO & Chairman Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE: AMRC) is an independent, integrated, comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable energy company that is building a sustainable future with public organizations and private enterprise throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Through energy audits, innovative engineering, utility-scale solar farms and deep energy retrofits, Ameresco applies forward-thinking technology to the challenges of controlling emissions, enhancing energy security and shifting toward clean, renewable sources of power.yboards, guided analysis and multiple output and sharing media. 
Fred D’Alessandro,
Diversified is a globally recognized Broadcast and AV turnkey systems engineering organization. Founded in 1993, Diversified is unique in its multi discipline engineering approach to projects. We are equally capable in large scale Broadcast, IT, AV Enterprise, Command and Control, Cable Infrastructure and IP/TV projects as we are in smaller AV implementations. Diversified is made up of a Systems division, Media division, and an IPTV department.
Matt Marek, CEO As a leader in medical spending account innovation for over 27 years, SelectAccount’s goal is simple: make health care easier and more affordable. Our deep bench strength in finance, customer service and health care has helped to make us one of the country’s top consumer-driven account administrators. We offer a full suite of health care spending accounts, including health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs), health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs), and commuter benefit programs.
Imagine Communications
Charlie Vogt, CEO Every minute of every day, Imagine Communications’ customers create millions of media moments all over the world. Moments that inform, entertain and change the way we experience the world. At Imagine Communications, we develop the technologies that enable our customers to deliver all these moments. Anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Austin McChord, CEO Datto protects business data and provides secure connectivity for tens of thousands of the world's fastest growing companies. Datto's Total Data Protection solutions deliver uninterrupted access to business data on site, in transit and in the cloud. Thousands of IT service providers globally rely on Datto's combination of pioneering technology and dedicated services to ensure businesses are always on, no matter what. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and has offices in Rochester, Boston, Portland, Toronto, London, Singapore and Sydney.
Shop Kick
Bill Demas, CEO For millions of users, Shopkick creates a fun shopping experience that is fueled by “kicks” (our own currency) that reward shoppers for doing all the things they normally do. This includes browsing content and online offers, watching videos, walking into stores, engaging with products online and at shelf, and making purchases, both online and offline. Shopkick truly rewards its users for shopping anytime, anywhere. Shopkick is on a mission to create the next generation of omnichannel shopping experiences that are easy, fun and rewarding – and that provide our brand and retail clients with innovative and impactful targeting capabilities and data insights.
Russell Horowitz, Co-Founder Marchex understands the best customers are those who call your company - they convert faster, buy more, and churn less. Marchex provides solutions that help companies drive more calls, understand what happens on those calls, and convert more of those callers into customers. Our actionable intelligence strengthens the connection between companies and their customers, bridging the physical and digital world, to help brands maximize their marketing investments and operating efficiencies to acquire the best customers.
Social Chorus
Gary Nakamura, CEO SocialChorus is the leading workforce communications platform that transforms how workers and organizations connect every day. With SocialChorus, organizations are able to connect and align their teams, power organizational initiatives and measure the business outcomes. Designed for every worker from head office to the front line, our solution enables the Fortune 100 and leading brands like Ford, Hilton, Abbott and J.Crew to deliver on the promise of a more informed, connected and supported workforce.
Quality Technology Services
Chad Willams, Chairman & CEO QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center, hybrid cloud and managed services. QTS features the nation’s only fully integrated technology services platform providing flexible, scalable solutions for the federal government, financial services, healthcare and high tech industries. QTS owns, operates or manages more than 5 million square feet of data center space and supports more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. In addition, QTS'​ Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators.
Christopher Carter, CEO Approyo is a leading global SAP technology solution provider. We make it simple for companies to implement big data solutions through SAP HANA for today and the future. Its team of dedicated experts will tailor technology solutions in order to achieve your business goals. Its vision is to be the world's most customer centric SAP HANA technology solution company. The company's cloud environments are designed and tailored specifically to the needs of its customers in order to ensure dreams of success.
Soft Clouds
Balaji Ramachandran, CEO & Founder SoftClouds is a CRM & CX solutions provider headquartered in sunny San Diego, CA. As an Oracle Gold Partner and experts in CRM & Hybrid Cloud, we deliver world-class solutions that deepen customer relationships, improve corporate profitability and provide in-depth business performance analysis easily & efficiently. SoftClouds understands that CRM itself is not a software application, but is instead a strategy for doing business. A CRM solution helps to bring your “customer experience” to the next level. Whether it is simply a means of capturing all customer communications to having a fully automated business work flow solution, SoftClouds can help you get there. Our Solutions have always received excellent reviews from clients from a wide spectrum of industries.
Lakes Environmental Software
Jesse L. Thé, CEO Lakes Environmental is committed to supplying robust and easy-to-use software, training, and services to consulting companies, industry, governmental agencies, and academia.
Since 1995, Lakes Environmental has been recognized internationally for its technologically advanced software and its exceptional expertise in the area of environmental science.
Goldco Precious Metals
Trevor Gerszt, Founder & CE At Goldco, we know that when it comes to precious metals, the number one factor that contributes to our clients’ financial success is time. We take the time to understand each individual’s goals and objectives, and give them the information and resources they need to build a precious metals portfolio that will help them reach their goals. Whether its acquiring physical gold and silver for direct investment, or setting up a Gold IRA or Silver IRA through our IRA program, Goldco promises each of our clients the personal attention and respect they deserve when making such an important financial decision.
Jeffrey Mitchell,
CEO & Founder
HIRECLOUT works with exciting early stage startups to Fortune 500 companies creating staffing solutions. The genuine relationships developed with companies and tech professionals consistently make best fits a natural outcome. HC welcomes opportunities to forge new relationships that can become a part of our valued network of top tier companies and stellar tech pros. So, whether you’re a company looking for talent or a tech professional looking for a great company, HC‘s knowledgeable recruiters are ready to connect, discover, evaluate, and deliver.
Ulrica de Fort-Menares, VP of Product Indeni makes it easy to manage the infrastructure of digital businesses. With Indeni KnowledgeTM and Indeni InsightTM companies can create an infrastructure that is adaptable to change. Our deep set of integrations to critical devices, built-in automation, and easy to read remediation instructions arm IT with the knowledge they need to move from reactive to proactive infrastructure management. By analyzing billions of data points per day, and gathering knowledge from thousands of IT professionals, Indeni minimizes business disruptions, so IT can maximise their contribution.
D-BAT Sports
Cade Griffis, CEO & Co-Founder D-BAT uses only the best northern white ash or hard rock maple (sugar maple) to produce our bats. We take great care in the selection, storage, and drying of our wood before it goes to the lathe. The machinery we use is the most modern equipment available, allowing us to produce a consistent product. Our bat finish is the most durable In the industry because we use a proprietary sealer and top coat.
Interlogic Outsourcing
Najeeb A. Khan, President & CEO Interlogic Outsourcing, Inc. (IOI®) is a national provider of cloud-based payroll, human resources and employer services. Offering scalable solutions, IOI enables businesses of all sizes to achieve greater efficiencies and reduce bottom line costs. With technical expertise and an unparalleled level of customer service, IOI maintains a high client retention rate by managing each step of the onboarding process, from implementation to training, lending maximum performance to payroll, time and attendance procedures, and human resources services.
Dario V Forte, Founder & CEO DFLabs'​ vision is to ensure total control on Cyber ​Security Incidents with an Advanced Data Breach, Incident and Investigation Management Platform for CSIRT, SOC and Forensic Investigators - able to respond, track, predict and visualize cybersecurity events. Its platform is composed of its Patent Pending Technology and our Professional Service Practice; it provides Automated Incident Response, Advanced Collaborative Platform for Secure Data Sharing and Reporting, Incident Intelligence based upon STIX, IODEF, OpenIOC, VERIS, Analytics and Visualization and more.
CCT Software
Andrea Kreuter,
Managing Director,
CCT Deutschland GmbH &
Uwe Kreuter, Managing Director,
CCT Deutschland GmbH
CCT is leading the way in Omni-Channel customer engagement solutions. CCT helps companies communicate with existing contact channels and a new generation of customers, through web and mobile based interactions, such as Web RTC, chat, co-browsing and video, ensuring their contact center agents adapt to the changing customer landscape, decreasing contact center costs and providing efficient relationships with their customers.
Quantum Technology Sciences
Mark Tinker, CEO Quantum is a tactical geophysics technology company leveraging the sounds within the earth to deliver valuable security and operational information to our customers. We understand that validated information leads to rapid, accurate decision making. Our solutions enhance physical security and situational awareness for critical infrastructure organizations, those charged with national defense and homeland security.
Greg Stock, Chairman & CEO We're on a mission to provide organizations throughout the GalaxZ with Software-Defined IT Operations™ and are hiring the best of the best to join in that effort. Zenoss works with the world's largest organizations to ensure their IT services and applications are always on. As the leader in Software-Defined IT Operations™, Zenoss develops software that builds comprehensive real-time models of hybrid IT environments, providing unparalleled holistic health and performance insights.
RM Dayton Analytics
Robert Dayton, Managing Partner RM Dayton Analytics is trusted by Fortune 100 companies, as well as industry disruptors and other admired Global 2000 brands, to find the sharpest minds that embrace technology and enhance the customer experience. RM Dayton is a team building group focused on Business Analytics, Data Science and Big Data. We provide consulting services and outsourced talent solutions to clients across the US. RM Dayton supports complex initiatives that demand extraordinary combinations of project management, technical competence and industry expertise.
Sports 1 Marketing
Warren Moon, President Founded by Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon and veteran sports & technology executive David Meltzer, Sports 1 Marketing is a global sports and entertainment marketing agency that leverages over $20 billion in relationship capital and over 38 years of business experience, bringing athletes, celebrities and businesses together to make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun. We are dedicated to providing charitable efforts in the community while also building lasting relationships that improve the appeal and brand image of our clients and partners.
Kevin Goodman,Founder & CEO FSLogix is a leading innovator of solutions that enable the enterprise virtual workspace, reducing the amount of hardware, time and labor required to support cloud and virtual desktops. FSLogix provides a single, unified approach to image management, profile access, and application provisioning. With FSLogix Apps, users see only the applications they are licensed to use, configured to their individual preference and corporate policy, regardless of whether they are using cloud desktops, virtual desktops or physical desktops. This allows organizations of all sizes to dramatically increase operational efficiency while reducing infrastructure complexity.
Frank Harzheim, CEO A changing world demands both security and flexibility.
DELTALIS answers with a multi-layer security system deep inside a Swiss mountain while providing service offerings that create an ideal and complete environment for our client’s Data and Systems. Our service levels are flexible and scalable starting from pure housing to full managed services.
Amit Mehta, CEO Moblize provides a data analytics SAAS enterprise software platform to improve the daily life of engineers in the oil and gas. Moblize aggregates, prepares data from variety of data lakes automatically and applies analytics to it to provide engineers with Actionable fact based insights which helps them avoid overlooking opportunities, underestimating risks and supports big judgement from big data to achieve a step change improvement in attaining operational and business agility.
ZipLine Medical Inc
John Tighe, President
It’s all about the patient for ZipLine Medical. Whether it’s a visit to the emergency room for a laceration, a Cesarean-section birth or a total knee replacement, ZipLine Medical focuses on making recovery a positive experience. We reduce complications, speed recovery, maximize comfort and minimize scarring. These patient-focused benefits trickle down to drive lower healthcare costs and greater surgical efficiencies, creating a win-win in today’s cost-sensitive healthcare market.
Lifeline Data Centers
Alex Carroll, Co-Founder, Rich Banta, Co-Founder Since 2001, Lifeline Data Centers has helped companies improve uptime and control data center facilities operating expense. Lifeline is an innovator in wholesale colocation, continually finding ways to reduce downtime risks while driving down costs. Our approach is simple: delight customers with flexible, cost-effective data center floor space, office space, and services.
SAIMA Solutions
Francisco Prats, Founder QlikView and SAS can provide to their partners: "IBM Gold Business Partner", "Certified QlikView Partner" and "Silver Partner". The versatility of the service offered by SAIMA Solutions allows us to work in a way adapted to any type of business and in any department of a company. It displays vertical and transversal solutions focused on risk management, scorecards, budget control, financial reporting, analytical models and predictive analysis.
The Luminations Group
Lisa Barnett Kent, President and CEO Founded in 2003, The Luminations Group is a strategic consulting firm that delivers marketing services to small and large companies. Our experienced consultants specialize in new product strategy and pipeline.
The team has generated compelling, breakthrough concepts and solutions for clients who face innovation challenges. Other areas of expertise involve trend identification, online marketing strategy, social media and relationship management.
Datastream Connexion
Eric Hoffman,
Founder & President
Datastream Connexion has a track record of successful, reliable and engaging web sites and applications. We provide critical infrastructure applications for Fortune 500, Federal and State Government, and professional associations. E-commerce, community networking sites and other niche properties are also counted among our portfolio of valued sites.
MobiPromo MobiPromo is a white-label, direct-response, wireless, proximity marketing technology designed to engage consumers with highly targeted and relevant advertising from local, regional, and national brands. MobiPromo incentivizes consumers to use the system by providing free Wi-Fi Internet access. MobiPromo has the ability to deliver geographically and behaviourally targeted merchant created and managed advertisements, coupons, discount offers, banners of various sizes, and video infomercials.
Denis Caromel, Founder and CEO ActiveEon is an Open Source ISV offering automation and scalability solutions for IT, Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) with jobs distribution and parallelization allowing acceleration of business processes and reduction of infrastructure costs. The company offers Open Source solutions for job scheduling, automation and scalability of IT, Big Data - Analytics - AI - Machine Learning, the Internet of things (IoT). Its software will help you speed up business workloads (with distribution & parallelization), and will also greatly help you for Cloud migration.
Big Purple Dot
Roxana Davidoff, CEO Big Purple Dot's complete and collaborative enterprise software provides instant access to your entire database of leads at anytime, from anywhere and from just about any source. It's a forward thinking solution that allows single lenders, teams and entire lending corporations to automatically distribute leads to their team members and preferred partners. This inventive platform records and captures incoming phone leads, automatically sends custom text messages and emails, so your leads always stay hot. Big Purple Dot has the most robust reporting features because it gives you the knowledge of where your money is going to work.
Allan Zhang, CEO & co-founder Trustlook (www.trustlook.com) is a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity products based on artificial intelligence. Their innovative SECUREai engine delivers the performance and scalability needed to provide total threat protection against malware and other forms of attack. Trustlook's solutions protect users from both known and zero-day threats by analyzing millions of code-level and behavior combinations to find malicious patterns. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in San Jose and managed by leading security experts from Palo Alto Networks, FireEye, Google and Yahoo
POC Medical systems
Sanjeev Saxena, CEO The Pandora CDx™, developed by POC Medical Systems, is a technology platform designed for rapid, accurate, and portable disease screening at the point-of-care. This unique “lab-in-a-box” is a miniaturized version of the laboratory process contained within a microfluidic CD. At a minimal cost significantly less than a mammogram, with a test-to-result time of 15 minutes, high sensitivity and specificity, and requiring only a drop of blood, our first product to market, MammoAlert™, is a true breast cancer prescreening tool. MammoAlert™ is breaking barriers and is available to both women in rural and urban areas across the globe
Edward Senez, President and Co-Founder UnlimitedViz is a professional services firm that focuses on the design and implementation of solutions based on Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services. The firm has significant depth in the areas of Document Management, Content Management, and Business Intelligence.
IPWatch Systems Corporation
Sean Collin, Founder & CEO IPWatch Systems Corporation, founded by an intellectual property attorney, created BrandPDQ, a platform of brand solutions for brand managers and marketing executives, in-house general counsels, and intellectual property attorneys and firms.
Bjarne Mess, Founder & CEO Xink is a comprehensive email signature management and campaign tool that is designed to enable company-wide control over email signatures and email-based marketing initiatives. Easy to implement and use, it is a powerful and intuitive tool that can reap dividends for your business, be it large or small. We have designed Xink with marketers in mind. Not only will you find our email signature management software to be easy to use and incredibly powerful, but we have made it versatile as well.
Matrix Analytics Corporation
Anil Bandari, CEO MATRiX ANALYTiCS CORPORATION is a Data Science company, helping businesses globally make better decisions that drive higher levels of profitability, mitigate risk and customer experience. The company's use of Big Data, best industry known and proprietary mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behavior has helped Financial Institutions achieve their business goals.
INGU Solutions
John Van Pol, CoFounder & CEO Ingu Solutions’ Pipers™ technology provides oil and gas companies with immediate and affordable access to pipeline assets even in the most challenging conditions. This revolutionary technology uses miniaturized inline sensors to detect leaks, geometric defects and deposits that threaten pipeline performance and safety with zero-downtime. Pipers™ eliminate the need for human intervention, reducing inspection costs, strengthening preventive maintenance, and lowering repair and replacement expenditures.
Evangelos Papadopoulos, CEO TheMarketsTrust aims to bring state of the art technology to the investment and healthcare industry by focusing in business and operational risks minimization and IT costs reduction. In the past ten years, the investment industry and the larger technological environment have been through radical changes. The industry has to cope with a need for cost efficiency never seen before, an increased burden of regulatory rules, and the disruptive impact of new technologies.
Hammer Fiber Optics Holdings Corp
Mark Stogdill, CEO Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corporation is more than a telecommunications investment company. HMMR has recognized a need for a change in the way that television, internet and phone services are delivered and have adopted that as their mission, by aligning themselves with companies who embrace this mission as their core competency and focusing on technologies and investments that strive to offer quality services capable of capitalizing on the full potential of entertainment and communication while maximizing profitability and customer satisfaction.
Arash Asli, CEO Yocale is all about building local businesses. We combine good business processes, people, and technology to achieve a single goal: getting new customers and keeping cherished ones. It's a new strategy to help you connect with your customers so you can develop lasting connections that benefit both of you where it matters most: in your locale. That’s right: Your + Locale = Yocale.
TrichAnalytics Inc
Dr. Jennie Christensen, CEO and Co-founder Using advanced laser technology and elemental analysis on "growing"​ biological tissues to monitor temporal changes in metal exposure, diet and health of wildlife species.