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2015 Management Awards Categories Stevie® Award Winners

SF indicates a category that was awarded at the ABA's new product & tech awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 11. Other categories were awarded at the ABA's traditional banquet in Chicago on June 22.

Management Team of the Year - Business Services Industries
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Digital Air Strike, Scottsdale, AZ: Digital Air Strike Management Team
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Optomi, Roswell, GA: Optomi co-Founders Team
Quality Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA

Management Team of the Year - Consumer Products and Consumer Services Industries
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Nerium International, Addison, TX: Nerium International Management Team
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Fareportal, New York, NY: Fareportal executive team
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Renters Warehouse, Minnetonka, MN: Renters Warehouse Management Team
United Credit Consultants, Burnsville, MN: United Credit Consultants® | Advising Team Service Innovative Programs
USANA Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT: USANA Health Sciences

Executive of the Year - Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
MWW, East Rutherford, NJ: Michael Kempner, CEO, President and Founder
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
The James Agency, Scottsdale, AZ: Veronique James, CEO
Konnect Public Relations, Los Angeles, CA: Sabina Gault, Founder and CEO
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
BDS Marketing, Inc., Irvine, CA: More Than Just a President: How Ken Kress Uses Three Core Values to Lead and Inspire Employees at BDS Marketing, Inc.
Bhava Communications, Emeryville, CA: Elizabeth Zaborowska, CEO
Bidtellect, Delray Beach, FL: Lon Otremba, Chief Executive Officer
Gigya, Mountain View, CA: David T. Scott: CMO, Best Selling Author, Nationally Recognized Speaker, Lead Generation Expert
Yeager, Scottsdale, AZ: Renee Yeager, Co-founder and Managing Partner

Executive of the Year - Business Services & Diversified Services - Less Than 100 Employees
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Engage PEO, Fort Lauderdale, FL: Jay Starkman, CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Corps Solutions, Stafford, VA: Thomas Keogh, CEO
BRONZE STEVIE WINNER:
One Stop Environmental, Birmingham, AL: Shannon Riley, CEO
WorkCompEDI, Holbrook, NY: Marc Menendez, President & CEO
Novus Global Solutions LLC., North Brunswick, NJ: Sushrut Shrotri, CEO

Executive of the Year - Business Services & Diversified Services - 100 or More Employees
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
CyraCom International, Inc., Tucson, AZ: Jeremy Woan, Chairman and CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Accenture, Chicago, IL: Teresa L. Poggenpohl, Senior Managing Director, Global Image
Alterra, Provo, UT: David Royce: Executive of the Year
Arise Virtual Solutions Inc. Miramar, FL: John A. Meyer, CEO
CAN Capital, New York, NY: Daniel DeMeo, CEO
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Clutch Group, Washington, D.C.: Abhi Shah, Founder & CEO
ZipRecruiter, Santa Monica, CA: Ian Siegel, Chief Executive Officer

Executive of the Year - Computer Services & Software - Up to 500 Employees SF
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Livefyre, San Francisco, CA: Jordan Kretchmer, CEO and Founder
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Adaptive Insights, Palo Alto, CA: Adaptive Insights - Software Executive of the Year: Rob Hull
The Control Group, San Diego, CA: Kris Kibak, CEO and co-founder
Jasper, Santa Clara, CA: Jahangir Mohammed, CEO/Founder
VMTurbo, Boston, MA: Ben Nye, CEO
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Beeline, Jacksonville, FL: Doug Leeby, President
Biscom, Chelmsford, MA: Bill Ho, CEO
Invoiceware International, Atlanta, GA: Scott Lewin Tackles the Latin American Compliance Landscape with SaaS Solution
IQMS, Paso Robles, CA: Randy Flamm, President
Nexenta, Santa Clara, CA: Tarkan Maner, CEO

Executive of the Year - Computer Services - More Than 500 Employees SF
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Quality Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA: President and CEO Steven T. Plochocki Sees Paperless Path to Positive Future

Executive of the Year - Computer Software - More Than 500 Employees SF
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Callidus Software, Dublin, CA: CallidusCloud's Leslie Stretch
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Quality Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA: President and CEO Steven T. Plochocki Sees Paperless Path to Positive Future
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Fleetmatics, Boston, MA: Jim Travers, Chairman and CEO
Hewlett-Packard Company, Sunnyvale, CA: Caroline Tsay, Vice President and General Manager

Executive of the Year - Financial Services & Insurance
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
CAN Capital, New York, NY: Daniel DeMeo, CEO
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
BenefitMall, Dallas, TX: Bernie DiFiore, CEO
HUB International, Westmont, IL: Curt Vondrasek, Chief Business Development Officer
Murray Financial Group Inc., Frederick, MD: Chris Murray, President

Executive of the Year – Food & Beverage and Hospitality & Leisure
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Talking Rain Beverage Company, Seattle, WA: Kevin Klock, President and CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Creative Lodging Solutions, Lexington, KY: Michael Tetterton, President/CEO
NatureBox, San Carlos, CA: Gautam Gupta, CEO

Executive of the Year - Health Products & Services & Pharmaceuticals
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Premier, Inc., Charlotte, NC: Michael J. Alkire, COO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Exact Sciences, Madison, WI: Maneesh K. Arora, COO: Leading Exact Sciences to Cancer Innovation
Isagenix International, Chandler, AZ: Jim Coover, Co-Founder and President
Nerium International, Addison, TX: Jeff Olson, CEO
Quality Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA: President and CEO Steven T. Plochocki Sees Paperless Path to Positive Future
Sirona Dental Systems, Inc., Long Island City, NY: Jeffrey Slovin, President and CEO
WCCT Global, LLC, Cypress, CA: Jon Rojas, Chief Operations Officer
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Strategic Medical, Orange County, CA: Strategic Medical's Antony Clarke: Gaining new insight into imaging business
USANA Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT: Kevin Guest, President

Executive of the Year – Real Estate
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Washington Street Properties, Watertown, NY: Brian H. Murray, Founder and CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Peak Capital Partners, Provo, UT: Jeff Danley, CEO
Situs, Houston, TX: Steve Powel, CEO
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Realty ONE Group, Irvine, CA: Kuba Jewgieniew
Renters Warehouse, Minnetonka, MN: Kevin Ortner, CEO

Executive of the Year - Telecommunications SF
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Zayo Group, Boulder, CO: Dan Caruso, CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
GTT Communications, Inc. (GTT), McLean, VA: Richard D. Calder, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Actiontec Electronics, Sunnyvale, CA: Brian Henrichs, Chief Business Development Officer
Neustar, Sterling, VA: Paul Lalljie, CFO
RingCentral, San Mateo, CA: Vlad Shmunis, CEO

Executive of the Year – All Other Industries
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Honeywell International, Morristown, NJ: David Cote, Chairman & CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Global Efficient Energy, Fort Worth, TX: Abe Issa, CEO/Founder
Maximum Games, Walnut Creek, CA: Christina Seelye, CEO
WeatherTech/MacNeil Automotive Products Limited, Bolingbrook, IL: David MacNeil, Founder & CEO
Women in the Channel, Santa Ana, CA: Nancy Ridge, President and Cofounder
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
ECLAT! Boutique, New York, NY: Pat Nicholson, Owner
Omnitracs, LLC, Dallas, TX: John Graham, CEO

Maverick of the Year - Business Products & Services Industries
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
BlackLine, Woodland Hills, CA: Therese Tucker is a Maverick
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Clutch Group, Washington, D.C.: Abhi Shah, Founder & CEO
MWW, East Rutherford, NJ: Michael Kempner, CEO, President and Founder
Orion Technology Services LLC, Atlanta, GA: Matthew Singley, President
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
C-4 Analytics, Saugus, MA: Derek Gerry, Director of Strategic Accounts
Farbman Group, Southfield, MI: Andy Gutman, President
Imagine Communications, Frisco, TX: Charlie Vogt, CEO

Maverick of the Year - Consumer Products & Services Industries - Up to 2,500 Employees
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
SoFi, San Francisco, CA: Mike Cagney, Founder & CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Global Efficient Energy, Fort Worth, TX: Abe Issa, CEO/Founder
GuideWell Connect, Jacksonville, FL: There Are Leaders and Then There Are MAVERICKS
Nerium International, Addison, TX: Jeff Dahl, Co-CEO
Strategic Medical, Orange County, CA: Strategic Medical's Antony Clarke: Gaining new insight into imaging business
BRONZE STEVIE WINNER:
The Control Group, San Diego, CA: Shiem Edelbrock, CTO

Maverick of the Year - Consumer Products & Services Industries - More than 2,500 Employees
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
AT&T, Dallas, TX: Joni Arison - SVP, Emerging Consumer Markets
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Fareportal, New York, NY: Julia Zamorska, senior director of corporate communications

Tech Innovator of the Year SF
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
PayPal, San Jose, CA: James Barrese, CTO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Apcera, San Francisco, CA: Derek Collison - Tech Innovator of the Year
Jasper, Santa Clara, CA: Jahangir Mohammed, CEO/Founder
TangoMe, Mountain View, CA: Guy Fighel, Director of Engineering, Platform Infrastructure
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
AT&T Inc., Dallas, TX: John Donovan, Senior Executive Vice President?Architecture, Technology, Operations
Engility, Chantilly, VA: John Holcomb
Qualcomm Incorporated, San Diego, CA: Steve Mollenkopf, Chief Executive Officer
Smartling, New York, NY: Andrey Akselrod, co-founder and CTO

Woman of the Year - Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations, Business Services and Media
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Amobee, San Diego, CA: Kim Reed Perell, President
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Accenture, Chicago, IL: Teresa L. Poggenpohl, Senior Managing Director, Global Image
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
C-4 Analytics, Saugus, MA: Kristin Valencia, Office Coordinator
Imagine Communications, Frisco, TX: Sarah Foss leads change for ad tech industry
Onstrategy, Reno, NV: Erica Olsen is Woman of the Year
TriNet Group, Inc., San Leandro, CA: Jing Liao, An HR Executive Who Wastes No Time Influencing TriNet's High-Performance Culture

Woman of the Year - Computer Services and Software
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Hewlett-Packard Company, Sunnyvale, CA: Caroline Tsay, Vice President and General Manager
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Neustar, Sterling, VA: Lisa Hook, CEO
Beeline, Jacksonville, FL: Autumn Vaupel, COO

Woman of the Year - Health Products and Services & Pharmaceuticals
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
HUYA Bioscience International, San Diego, CA: Mireille Gillings, Ph.D., President, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Isagenix International, Chandler, AZ: Kathy Coover, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President
BRONZE STEVIE WINNER:
Strategic Medical, Orange County, CA: Strategic Medical's Maureen Khamsi: Bringing vision to imaging provider

Woman of the Year - All Other Industries
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
SCRA, Columbia, SC: Natalie Corella, Executive Vice President, CCP & Corporate Social Responsibility
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
AT&T Inc., Dallas, TX: Pam Parisian, CIO
Farbman Group, Southfield, MI: Christina DiBartolomeo, VP of Client Solutions
Fareportal, New York, NY: Julia Zamorska, senior director of corporate communications