CEO of the Year
Jim Ryan, Flexera Software
As chief executive officer, Jim Ryan defines the overall vision and strategy and drives execution for the company’s global operations. Prior to becoming the company’s CEO, Jim was the company’s chief operating officer where he was chartered with leading Flexera Software's worldwide sales team, ensuring operational alignment and driving organizational development and leadership. Jim has been affiliated with the business since 1998. Prior to becoming chief operating officer, Jim was senior vice president of worldwide sales where he led consistent and strong revenue growth.
Phil Hollyer, HS2 Solutions
David Kalt, Reverb.com
David and his team are making the world a more musical place by making it easy and affordable to buy, sell, and learn about music gear on Reverb.
Justyn Howard, Sprout Social
Under Justyn’s vision and leadership, Sprout grew significantly over the past year–adding more than 130 employees and exceeding 17,000 customers.
Jason Weingarten, Yello
Over the last year, Jason has evolved from a hands-on operator, to an enabler of top talent, empowering a talented management team to carry out Yello’s mission.
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