2017 Moxie Awards: CEO of the Year

May 9, 2017
It's on: Built In Chicago’s Moxie Awards have returned, and this year the local tech community has nominated another stellar group of tech companies and startups across 14 award categories. Check out the finalists for CEO of the Year below — and make sure to vote for a winner here. 
 
Then, join the rest of Chicago's burgeoning tech scene June 7 at Morgan Manufacturing, where we'll be announcing the winners. It's going to be one helluva night. 
 

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

Phil has moved HS2 from a start-up to a full-service digital agency that showcases best-in-class design and development, an impressive roster of clients, tenured teams with unsurpassed retention rates, and a 25 percent compounded average growth rate.
 

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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