Management Awards Finalists

  

Management Awards Category Honorees

The following executives and management teams have been recognized in The 2011 American Business Awards.

Chairman of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
EmpowHER Media, Scottsdale, AZ: Michelle King Robson, Founder, Chairperson and CEO
FINALISTS:
Coloredge, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY: Donald R. Uzzi, Chairman
MOST Brand Development + Advertising, Aliso Viejo, CA: John G. Most, Chairman and CEO
Stream Energy, Dallas, TX: Rob Snyder, Chairman

Executive of the Year - Computer Hardware
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
MBX, Wauconda, IL: Tom Crowley, CEO
FINALISTS:
Atmel Corporation, San Jose, CA: Steve Laub, CEO
Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA: Paul S. Otellini, President, Chief Executive Officer

Executive of the Year - Computer Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
ExactTarget, Indianapolis, IN: Scott Dorsey, CEO
FINALISTS:
Google, Mountain View, CA: Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO
I Love Rewards, Boston, MA: Razor Suleman, CEO and Founder
Quality Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA: Steven T. Plochocki, CEO

Executive of the Year - Computer Software
STEVIE AWARD WINNERS:
BlackLine Systems, Woodland Hills, CA: Therese Tucker, CEO & Founder
Webtrends, Portland, OR: Alex Yoder, CEO
FINALISTS:
Epicor Software Corporation, Irvine, CA: George Klaus, Chairman, President & CEO
Fieldglass, Chicago, IL: Jai Shekhawat, CEO
Hubspan, Inc, Seattle, WA: Trisha Gross, President and CEO
iolo technologies, Los Angeles, CA: Noah T. Rowles, CEO and Founder
LiveOffice, Torrance, CA: Nick Mehta, CEO
Pegasystems, Cambridge, MA: Alan Trefler, Founder and CEO
Quality Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA: Steven T. Plochocki, CEO
TIBCO Software Inc. Palo Alto, CA: Vivek Ranadivé, Founder and CEO
TOA Technologies, Beachwood, OH: Yuval Brisker, President and Co-founder
Vivisimo, Pittsburgh, PA: John Kealey, CEO

Executive of the Year - Financial Services
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Blackhawk Network, Pleasanton, CA: Talbott Roche, President
FINALISTS:
Cisco, San Jose, CA: Maryann Von Seggern, Director of Worldwide Channels Development, Cisco Capital
Kessler International, New York, NY: Michael G. Kessler, President and CEO
Tax Resolution Services, Co., Encino, CA: Michael Rozbruch, Founder and CEO

Executive of the Year - Health Products & Services - Up to 100 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Nutricap Labs, Farmingdale, NY: Jason Provenzano, President and Founder
FINALISTS:
Braces By Burris, Jonesboro, AR: Ben Burris, CEO
EmpowHER Media, Scottsdale, AZ: Michelle King Robson, Founder, Chairperson and CEO
Free For All, Inc, Marlton, NJ: Gerard J. Ferro, CEO
Happy Hour Effect LLC, Minneapolis, MN: Kristen Brown, Founder/President

Executive of the Year - Health Products & Services - Up to 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Acorda Therapeutics, New York, NY: Ron Cohen, M.D., Founder, President and CEO
FINALISTS:
Quality Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA: Steven T. Plochocki, CEO
Rising Medical Solutions, Chicago, IL: Jason Beans, CEO and Founder
USANA Health Sciences, Inc,. West Valley, UT: David Wentz, CEO
Vemma Nutrition Company, Scottsdale, AZ: BK Boreyko, Founder and CEO

Executive of the Year - Health Products & Services - More Than 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, Inc., Tallahassee, FL: G. Mark O'Bryant, President and Chief Executive Officer
FINALISTS:
Pfizer Inc., New York, NY: Ian Read, President and Chief Executive Officer
Signature HealthCARE, Louisville, KY: E. Joseph Steier, III, President

Executive of the Year - Manufacturing
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI: Alan Mulally, President & CEO
FINALISTS:
Coloredge, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY: Michael Berman, Chief Client Officer
First Solar, Inc., Tempe, AZ: Robert J. Gillette, President & CEO
Kraft Foods Inc., Northfield, IL: Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO
ZAGG Inc., Sandy, UT: Robert G. Pedersen II, CEO/President, Chairman, Co-founder

Executive of the Year - Media & Entertainment - Up to 100 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
BrightRoll, San Francisco, CA: Tod Sacerdoti, CEO
FINALISTS:
Easyup Consulting Co. Inc, White Plains, NY: Kelly Dantas, CEO
IMVU, Inc., Palo Alto, CA: Cary Rosenzweig, CEO

Executive of the Year - Media & Entertainment - Up to 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Millennial Media, Baltimore, MD: Paul Palmieri, President and CEO
FINALISTS:
Arkadium. Inc., New York, NY: Kenny Rosenblatt, CEO
Dealer.com, Burlington, VT: Mark Bonfigli, Founder & CEO
Infogroup, Omaha, NE: Clare Hart, President & CEO
ValueClick, Inc., Westlake Village, CA: James R. Zarley, CEO
WMS Gaming, Waukegan, IL: Orrin Edidin, President

Executive of the Year - Media & Entertainment - More Than 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
ESPN, Bristol, CT: George W. Bodenheimer, President & CEO
FINALISTS:
Comcast Corporation, Philadelphia, PA: Brian L. Roberts, Chairman & CEO

Executive of the Year - Services - Up to 100 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
International Checkout Inc, Van Nuys, CA: Saskia Chiesa, President and CEO
FINALISTS:
Animus Solutions, Inc., Tampa, FL: Phara E. McLachlan, CEO
Artitudes Design Inc., Issaquah, WA: Andrea Heuston, CEO & Creative Principal

Executive of the Year - Services - Up to 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
McKinney Rogers, New York, NY: Damian McKinney, Founder
FINALISTS:
Viverae, Dallas, TX: Michael Nadeau, President and CEO
Yammer, San Francisco, CA: David Sacks, CEO

Executive of the Year - Services - More Than 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Amazon.com, Inc., Seattle, WA: Jeffrey Bezos, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO
FINALISTS:
ABM Industries, New York, NY: Tracy Price, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Linc Group
Accenture, Chicago, IL: Teresa Poggenpohl, Executive Director - Global Image
EXIT Realty Corp. USA, Woburn, MA: Tami Bonnell, President
Priceline.com Inc., Norwalk, CT: Jeffery H. Boyd, President & CEO
Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN: Gregg W. Steinhafel, Chairman, President and CEO

Executive of the Year - All Other Industries - Up to 100 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
The Knowland Group, Lewes, DE: Michael K. McKean, CEO/COO
FINALISTS:
AutoClaims Direct, Carlsbad, CA: Ernie Bray, Chief Executive Officer
MOST Brand Development + Advertising, Aliso Viejo, CA: John G. Most, CEO

Executive of the Year - All Other Industries - Up to 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Overstock.com, Salt Lake City, UT: Patrick Byrne, CEO
FINALISTS:
Arkadium, New York, NY: Kenny Rosenblatt, CEO
Basement Systems, Inc., Seymour, CT: Lawrence Janesky, Founder/Owner
MWW Group, East Rutherford, NJ: Michael Kempner, President, Founder & CEO
World Compliance, Miami, FL: Dirk Mohrmann, CEO

Executive of the Year - All Other Industries - More Than 2,500 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Valero Energy Corporation, San Antonio, TX: William R. Klesse, Chairman of the Board & CEO
FINALIST:
Marathon Oil Corporation, Houston, TX: Clarence P. Cazalot, Jr., President & CEO

Finance Executive of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
High Performance Technologies, Inc., Reston, VA: Bill Milligan, Chief Financial Officer
FINALIST:
Coloredge, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY: Victor L. Cisario, CFO

Management Team of the Year - Up to 100 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
The Receivables Exchange, New Orleans, LA
FINALISTS:
Akraya, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
Spend Radar, Chicago, IL

Management Team of the Year - More Than 100 Employees
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
iolo technologies, Los Angeles, CA
FINALISTS:
BroadSoft, Gaithersburg, MD
Coloredge, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY
Latisys, Englewood, CO
Quality Systems, Inc., Irvine, CA
USANA Health Sciences, Inc,. West Valley, UT
YouSendIt, Campbell, CA

Turnaround Executive of the Year
STEVIE AWARD WINNER:
Crocs, Inc., Niwot, CO: John McCarvel, President and Chief Executive Officer
FINALISTS:
21st Century Insurance, Wilmington, DE: Anthony (Tony) DeSantis, President and CEO
Americas' SAP Users' Group, Chicago, IL: Bridgette Chambers, CEO
Coloredge, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY: Donald R. Uzzi, Chairman
Coloredge, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY: Michael Berman, Chief Client Officer
Coloredge, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY: Victor L. Cisario, CFO
CoreClean Group, Nipomo, CA: Anyck Turgeon, CEO & CISS