2016 Management Award Winners

Stevie® Awards in these categories were presented at The 14th Annual American Business Awards banquet on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

Management Team of the Year - Business Products or Services Industries
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Black Knight Financial Services, Jacksonville, FL: Black Knight Financial Services Management Team
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Digital Air Strike, Scottsdale, AZ: DAS Management Team
OptumRx, Irvine, CA: OptumRx Management Team
ProSight Specialty Insurance, Morristown, NJ: ProSight Specialty Insurance Management Team
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Makers Nutrition, LLC, Hauppauge, NY: 2015 Makers Nutrition Management Team
NutraScience Labs, Farmingdale, NY: NutraScience Labs: Effective Leadership in the Face of Internal and External Change
The Money Source, Melville, NY: The Money Source CEO Darius Mirshahzadeh and team

Management Team of the Year - Consumer Products or Services Industries
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Jeunesse Global, Orlando, FL: The Team Behind the Billion-Dollar Jeunesse Brand
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Great Expressions Dental Centers, Bloomfield Hills, MI: Great Expressions Dental Centers - Rich Beckman and Greg Nodland
Renters Warehouse, Minnetonka, MN: Renters Warehouse Management Team
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
John Hancock Financial Services, Boston, MA: Exceeding Expectations while Navigating Change

Executive of the Year - Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
97th Floor, Lehi, UT: Chris Bennett, CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Amobee, San Diego, CA: Kim Reed Perell, President
Makovsky & Co, New York, NY: Denise Vitola, Managing Director

Executive of the Year - Automotive, Transport Equipment & Transportation
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Donlen Fleet Leasing and Management, Northbrook, IL: Tom Callahan, President
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Zipcar, Cambridge, MA: Kaye Ceille, President
BRONZE STEVIE WINNER:
Driven Brands, Charlotte, NC: Jose R. Costa, Group President

Executive of the Year - Business Services
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Effex Management Solutions, Houston, TX: Louis Flory, CEO and President
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
DCR Workforce, Boca Raton, FL: Ammu Warrier. President
SocialCode, New York, NY:  Laura O'Shaughnessy, Co-Founder and CEO
BRONZE STEVIE WINNER:
Irvine Technology Corporation, Irvine, CA: Nicole McMackin, President

Executive of the Year - Computer Services
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Callidus Software, Dublin, CA: Leslie Stretch, CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Avalara, Seattle, WA: Avalara CEO Scott McFarlane
Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), Baltimore, MD: Ted Harrington, Executive Partner
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Novus Global Solutions LLC, North Brunswick, NJ: Sushrut Shrotri, Managing Partner
The Control Group, San Diego, CA: Kris Kibak, CEO

Executive of the Year - Computer Software - Up to 500 Employees
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Jasper, Santa Clara, CA: Jahangir Mohammed, Founder & CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Malwarebytes, San Jose, CA: Marcin Kleczynski, CEO
SnapLogic, San Mateo, CA: Gaurav Dhillon, CEO
SolidFire, Boulder, CO: Dave Wright, SolidFire Founder, Vice President, and GM at NetApp
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Host Analytics, Redwood City, CA: Dave Kellogg, CEO
Nexenta Systems, Inc., Santa Clara, CA: Tarkan Maner, Chairman and CEO
RES Software, Radnor, PA: Al Monserrat, CEO
Scality, San Francisco, CA: Jerome Lecat, Chief Executive Officer

Executive of the Year - Computer Software - 500 or More Employees
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Curriculum Associates, North Billerica, MA: Rob Waldron, CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Black Knight Financial Services, Jacksonville, FL: Tom Sanzone, CEO
BMC, Houston, TX: Bob Beauchamp, Chairman, President and CEO
Callidus Software, Dublin, CA: Leslie Stretch, CEO
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Cvent, Tysons Corner, VA: Reggie Aggarwal, Founder and CEO
Intuit, Mountain View, CA: Brad Smith, CEO

Executive of the Year - Diversified Service Industries
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Morton Grove, IL: Alan Handley, CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Morton Grove, IL: Kenneth Williams, Controller
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
CATMEDIA, Atlanta, GA: Catherine Downey, CEO
Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Morton Grove, IL: John Larsen, VP-Operations

Executive of the Year - Financial Services & Insurance
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Digital Risk, Maitland, FL: Sesha Dhanyamraju, CEO & Managing Partner
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Aflac, Columbus, GA: Eric Kirsch, Executive Vice President; Global Chief Investment Officer
New American Funding, Tustin, CA: Rick Arvielo, CEO and Founder
TitleSmart, Inc., Minneapolis, MN: Cindy Koebele, Owner and President
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
AutoClaims Direct, Carlsbad, CA: Brian Bray, COO
Autoscribe Corporation, Jacksonville, FL: Laurie Nelson, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel
ProSight Specialty Insurance, Morristown, NJ: Joe Beneducci, Chairman, President & CEO

Executive of the Year - Real Estate
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc., Oak Brook, IL: Daniel L. Goodwin, Chairman and CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Renters Warehouse, Minnetonka, MN: Kevin Ortner, CEO
Smartstop Self Storage, Ladera Ranch, CA: H. Michael Schwartz, Chairman and CEO

Executive of the Year - All Other Industries
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
LCG, Ltd. & H.E.L.P.® Legal Plan the H.E.L.P.® Foundation, Philadelphia, PA: Gary Frank, Chairman & CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
1-800-Flowers.com, Inc., Carle Place, NY: David Taiclet, President
Benzer Pharmacy, Tampa, FL: Manish Patel, CEO
Creative Lodging Solutions, Lexington, KY: Michael Tetterton, Founder and CEO
Jeunesse Global, Orlando, FL: Randy Ray, Co-founder
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Alexium International, Greer, SC: Nicholas Clark, CEO
Great Expressions Dental Centers, Bloomfield Hills, MI: Rich Beckman, CEO
GTT Communications, Inc. (GTT), McLean, VA: Richard D. Calder Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer
Thomson Reuters, Carrollton, TX: Brian Peccarelli, President, Tax & Accounting Business

Maverick of the Year - Business Products or Services Industries
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
FIS, Jacksonville, FL: Gary Norcross, President and CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
97th Floor, Lehi, UT: Wayne Sleight, COO
Callidus Software, Dublin, CA: Leslie Stretch, CEO
LEAN Frog Business Solutions Inc., Huntsville, AL: Byron Headrick, Co-founder and President
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Creative Lodging Solutions, Lexington, KY: Cindy Rudovich, Chief Sales Officer
Future Energy Solutions, Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Daniel Gold, U.S. CEO
OptumRx, Irvine, CA: Stephen Kaminski, Senior Quality Engineer
ProSight Specialty Insurance, Morristown, NJ: Joe Beneducci, Founder & CEO
SAP Fieldglass, Chicago, IL: Rob Brimm, President

Maverick of the Year - Consumer Products or Services Industries
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
The Control Group, San Diego, CA: Shiem Edelbrock, Chief Technology Officer
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Jeunesse Global, Orlando, FL: Scott Lewis, Chief Visionary Officer
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
AT&T, Dallas, TX: Vicki Jones, Senior VP AEG Support
MyHopscotch.com, Novato, CA: Ali Omoomy, Founder

Tech Innovator of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Jasper, Santa Clara, CA: Jahangir Mohammed, Founder & CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
FusionOps, Mountain View, CA: Shariq Mansoor, Founder and CTO
Qualcomm, San Diego, CA: Steve Mollenkopf, Chief Executive Officer
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
AT&T, Dallas, TX: John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President, AT&T Technology and Operations
Callidus Software, Dublin, CA: Leslie Stretch, CEO
FocusVision, Stamford, CT: Steve August, Chief Innovation Officer

Woman of the Year - At Firms with Less Than 100 Employees
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Studio 11 Design, Dallas, TX: Kellie Sirna, Principal and Co-Founder
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Karma Agency, Philadelphia, PA: Kate S. Allison, CEO
RES Software, Radnor, PA: Tracey Mustacchio, CMO
Rhea Lana's Franchise Systems, Inc., Conway, AR: Rhea Lana Riner, President and CEO
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Advantages Marketing, Kew Gardens, NY: Fran Biderman-Gross, Strategista and CEO
N&F Global Corp, New York, NY: Neslihan Hidirligil, Founder and CEO
Makovsky & Co, New York, NY: Denise Vitola, Managing Director

Woman of the Year - At Firms with 100 or More Employees
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Cisco, San Jose, CA: Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Services; President and Chairman of the IoT Talent Consortium
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Jeunesse Global, Orlando, FL: Wendy Lewis, Co-founder and COO
New American Funding, Tustin, CA: Patty Arvielo, President
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
FIS, Jacksonville, FL: Marianne Brown, COO, Institutional and Wholesale Business
Creative Lodging Solutions, Lexington, KY: Shelley Predmore, COO/CIO
DCR Workforce, Boca Raton, FL: Ammu Warrier, Co-founder and President
Effex Management Solutions, Houston, TX: Tara Jones, VP of Operations
IQMS, Paso Robles, CA: Tina Jolicoeur, Vice President of Quality Assurance
Opus Capital Markets Consultants, a Wipro Limited Company, Chicago, IL: Jennifer LaBud, COO
SocialCode, New York, NY: Laura O'Shaughnessy, Co-Founder and CEO