2011 winners’ news

Nutricap Labs Dominates the 2011 Best in Biz Awards, Collects a Total of 6 Awards

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“Upon learning this incredible news, Provenzano addressed his team and was quoted as saying, “I can’t tell you how proud I am of everybody. It is an honor to have each of you here and to continue to watch what you are all turning this company into. I can’t believe how far we have come in such a short period of time.”

Achievers Wins Four Categories in This Year’s Best in Biz Awards

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“We’re so honored that four of our departments have been recognized by the Best in Biz Awards,” said Razor Suleman, founder and CEO of Achievers. “These awards attest to the hard work and commitment of our employees. Our success as a company is possible because we hire A-Players, and every employee is focused on exceeding the expectations of our customers. Our greatest asset is certainly our engaged workforce.”

Active Network Wins Best in Biz Awards

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“Best in Biz Awards named Active Network a 2011 bronze winner in the Best Overall Company category.”

Angel Honored for Cutting-Edge Solutions With Three Unique Awards

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“Individually, these honors validate both our technology and our approach to our business,” said Don Keane, vice president of marketing for Angel. “Together, these awards illustrate a significant impact on our customers, our market and the business landscape as a whole. Keep an eye on Angel — as we continue to grow and innovate, we expect to keep shaking things up with unprecedented technology, successful deployments and cutting-edge ideas.”

Press and Industry Analysts Award Apptix Customer Service Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2011 Support Department of the Year

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“We are proud that our professional, proactive Customer Service and Support team members have been recognized for the excellent work they do,” said David Ehrhardt, President & CEO of Apptix. “This industry award mirrors the feedback we received in our recent customer satisfaction survey, in which our CSS representatives received the highest marks in professionalism, clarity, and knowledge for a third year in a row. They exemplify the dedication throughout Apptix to provide customers with outstanding products and services to help businesses stay connected.”

Aternity(R) Wins Best In Biz Award

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“We are very honored to be recognized as one of the most innovative companies in the nation by Best in Biz Awards,” said Trevor Matz, president & CEO of Aternity. “We are continuously encouraged by the benefits our customers are realizing from implementing a user-centric, proactive IT management approach, and it is thanks to them that we strive to find ground-breaking solutions to their toughest end user experience challenges.”"Specifically, in 2011, Aternity received recognition from the Best in Biz Awards, the Stevie’s Awards, Everything Channel/CRN, the Boston Business Journal, and analyst firm Gartner.”

Bill.com Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“Bill.com is thrilled to be recognized by the Best in Biz Awards as one of the best in American business,” said René Lacerte, CEO of Bill.com. “To receive this award from such an esteemed panel of judges is not only an honor but also confirmation to the true innovation behind our platform’s solutions. While Bill.com is suitable for businesses of all sizes, we especially value our win in the Small or Medium Business Product of the Year category since SMBs continue to be a driving force behind the growth of the economy. We’re honored that these business leaders turn to Bill.com for help in making smarter decisions and to manage their cash flow in a more efficient way.”

BlackLine Systems Takes Home Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“BlackLine revenues were up by more than 50 percent in both 2009 and 2010. The company also is already recording strong growth in 2011, with its sales team closing nearly as many new deals in the first six months of 2011 alone as in the entire calendar year 2010. The 2009 growth follows three sequential previous years where the company’s revenues doubled. [...] BlackLine attributes its success to a constant focus on client satisfaction, continuous product innovation and an increasing market demand from organizations looking to improve and streamline their account reconciliation and financial close processes.”

Braintree Chairman Bryan Johnson Awarded Gold in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“Bryan started Braintree to disrupt the payments industry through the use of modern technology, fair business practices and white glove support,” said Bill Ready, CEO of Braintree. “This gold award as Technology Executive of the Year in the Best in Biz 2011 competition is further proof of his vision, leadership and the great business that he built.”"I am proud of who we are and what we do at Braintree,” said Bryan Johnson, chairman of Braintree. “It’s an honor for us to be recognized by the topflight journalists who judge the Best in Biz Awards.”

CarWoo! Wins Bronze in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“Being named a winner of the Most Innovative Company of the Year for 2011 is a great honor,” says Tommy McClung, CEO of CarWoo!. “CarWoo! is all about innovation and having our product recognized by the outstanding group of judges serves to validate our efforts. We are excited about the ways in which we are changing the automotive industry.”

ChannelAdvisor Wins NCTA 21 Award and Best in Biz 2011 Award

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“We are honored and humbled by the two awards we received this week,” said Scot Wingo, CEO of ChannelAdvisor. “It’s been a big year for ChannelAdvisor and it is especially rewarding to be recognized by industry peers. I want to thank our customers and partners for their support and also the ChannelAdvisor team. I really appreciate the work and dedication they continue to give each day.”

Clinical Research Advantage, Inc. Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“We are honored that our rapid growth and significant clinical trial achievements were recognized by the Best in Biz judges. Each day, our team strives to enhance the lives of patients by helping bring new drugs to market more quickly and efficiently. We appreciate that the tireless efforts of all our employees made the judges take note in this program,” explained Mark S, Hanley, chief executive officer.”

Conduit Takes Gold in Best in Biz Awards!

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“We are proud to announce that the 2011 Best in Biz Awards has named Conduit as the Gold Winner for Best Small or Medium Business Service of the Year. We are joined by SteelHouse, who took Silver in the category. [...] We are honored to be amongst the company of other businesses awarded by the Best in Biz Awards and will continue to constantly improve and extend our platform to the various small and medium size businesses who use Conduit to engage and obtain new users.”

Covario Named Best in Biz Awards Bronze Winner | Best New Product of the Year

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“The technology platform consolidates advertising data from paid and organic search (SEO), display, TV, radio, out-of-home, print, and social media into a single data warehouse. Based on a proprietary data management system, the platform allows for on-demand cross-media reporting to drive analysis of models for attribution, media interaction and advertising planning.”

C3 Metrics Recognized by Best in Biz Awards as Best New Company of the Year

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“2011 has been an exceptional year for C3 Metrics, and we’re honored to be recognized as one of the best new companies by an impressive judging panel of reporters and analysts,” said Mark Hughes, CEO of C3 Metrics. “We see the award as a testament to the value we are bringing to the industry at a time when CFOs and business leaders are demanding smarter ad strategies and more actionable data.”

Dell KACE Best in Biz Awards 2011 Gold Winner

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“The M300 was named a Gold winner in Small or Medium Business Product of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards 2011. Winners were determined by a panel of high-caliber judges from top-tier business and technology publications, as well as analyst firms.”

Decipher President Kristin Luck Wins Best in Biz Award 2011

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“Luck received the award in part for the leadership and direction she has provided in bringing market research technology solutions to market for her company. Already in 2011,Decipher has launched two new pioneering products within the market research space: Beacon, a research software suite which allows users to build and deploy their own online surveys; and Interactive Dashboard, which allows clients to view and manipulate their market research data on the fly through an interactive visual interface. She was also selected based on her contributions to industry education through authoring articles and speaking at industry conferences around the globe on new market research technologies.”

EBSCO Publishing Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“We applied our innovative search technology to massive amounts of content in conjunction with creative user experience design as a solution to this common need in libraries.”

eCornell Voted the Most Customer-Friendly Company

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“We’re more than delighted to have received the Gold for customer service,” said Chris Proulx, CEO of eCornell. “And we are honored for this recognition by so many prominent figures in the business and technology communities. Our formula for customer service is entirely geared toward the professional fulfillment and long-term success of our students, and we love being able to positively impact people’s lives in this way.”

Fulton Innovation Wins Best in Biz 2011 Bronze Award for Technology Executive of the Year

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“The technology advancements made by Dave and his team over the past 12 months has had a significant impact on the wireless power industry and I’m proud of the work they’ve done,” said Bret Lewis, Director at Fulton Innovation. “Through our work with the Wireless Power Consortium and our partners we are continually pushing the boundaries of wireless power technology. This award is well-deserved and we look forward to even more breakthroughs as we continue to redefine how people incorporate wireless power into their everyday lives.”

Healthyroads’ Engage! Creative Group Wins Best in Biz Marketing Team of the Year

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“When it comes to health promotion, employer groups and health plans need pieces that sizzle and spark motivation,” said Healthyroads CEO and chairman George DeVries. “Our Engage! Creative Group works hard to churn out the goods day in and day out, and we deeply appreciate this recognition for our efforts.”

Host Analytics CFO Wins Gold for Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“Battles had the following to say: “I am sincerely honored that our work here at Host Analytics has been acknowledged by such an experienced and knowledgeable panel of experts. This recognition is another important indication that the SaaS value proposition is clearly resonating in all parts of the organization including the finance function. Host Analytics is a wonderful place to be — we have world-class employees and a culture of excellence in all that we do. As with most things, this was a true team effort and I feel extraordinarily blessed to be part of the Host Analytics family and to have participated in the great work that led to this award.”

Hubspan’s B2B Cloud Integration Solution Wins Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“At Hubspan, we’ve created a culture that is dedicated to delivering superior customer value through innovative technology. That focus is critical to our product success and is the reason we are being honored today,” said Trisha Gross, president and CEO, Hubspan. “We will continue to remain focused on building market leading, best-in-class solutions and working with our channel partners to get that technology into the hands of customers.”

Ifbyphone® CEO Irv Shapiro Recognized as Executive of the Year by the Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“Leveraging voice-based marketing automation is becoming even more critical for marketers in a time when emerging voice technologies, like Apple’s Siri for the iPhone, are being introduced to the marketplace,” said Shapiro. “I’m excited to be recognized by key members of the media for Ifbyphone’s leadership in identifying comprehensive marketing tactics that consider voice-based interactions. Much of the credit goes to the innovative people at Ifbyphone who think strategically and really care about what it means to drive business growth in today’s competitive marketing environment.”

iMeet Named Best New Product by Best in Biz Awards

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“”iMeet’s web-based video conferencing helps people meet and collaborate anytime, anywhere — without the hassle and expense of room-based video systems,” said Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO. “We are thrilled that the Best in Biz Awards sees iMeet’s value as a business-class video collaboration solution for any device and every user.” [...] “We’re humbled and honored to announce that iMeet was just named Best New Product in the Best in Biz Awards 2011. Best in Biz is unique in that it is the only national business awards program judged by members of the industry and press. In other words, the people who know things are the judges, and they liked what they saw in iMeet. Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2011 were determined by scores from a panel of judges from some fantastic business and technology publications, as well as analyst firms, including PC Magazine, Hartford Business Journal, Techtalk and Wired. More than 150 entries were received from an array of public and private companies and industries. We’re honored to be mentioned with these fantastic organizations.”

IQNavigator Recognized as Most Innovative Company in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“We are proud to be recognized for our leading-edge technology in services e-procurement and vendor management solutions,” said John F. Martin, chief executive officer of emerging markets and CTO of IQNavigator. “This Best in Biz award further validates our success in delivering a superior SaaS solution to clients looking to more intelligently manage billions of dollars in extended workforce and services spend.”

Magnetic Wins Silver Best in Biz Award

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“Magnetic sits at the intersection of data and technology, and we’re 100% focused on building the best search retargeting platform across the digital industry,” said James Green, CEO at Magnetic. “The Best in Biz award is a true testament to our strong leadership and skill set within our employees, and we are honored that our search retargeting platform is being recognized.”

Marketo RCA Silver Winner in Best Biz Awards 2011

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“Based on the final scoring of the independent judging panel, comprised of top-tier business and technology writers and analysts, Marketo’s Revenue Cycle Analytics was named a Silver winner in Best New Product of the Year category in Best in Biz Awards 2011.”

MedData, Inc. Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“Sue and her team worked vigorously to create a range of technology solutions that, once integrated into the business, enhanced productivity, increased scalability and improved our billing services offering. We are honored that the judges recognized the hard work, talents and technology expertise of Sue and the team she leads,” said Ann Barnes, chief operating officer.”

Mimecast Honored for Outstanding Customer Service and Cloud Email Management Platform

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“Mimecast’s customer service was the focus of the Best in Biz Award, which netted bronze-level recognition in a hotly contested category. Organizers recognized Mimecast based upon the Company’s long-standing commitment to give prompt, useful feedback to address user problems. “These awards are just two more pieces of evidence as to why Mimecast is one of the strongest, most well-respected companies in the email management space–we’re focused on creating what our customers need and delivering it flawlessly,” said David Goldberg, vice president of product strategy at Mimecast.”

M & E Painting Recognized in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“M & E Painting was named the Bronze Winner for Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year in Best in Biz Awards 2011.”

Nastel AutoPilot On-Demand for WebSphere MQ Named Bronze-Level winner in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“We are pleased to be recognized by the Best in Biz Awards for our enterprise solution, as well as being named in the company of such other prestigious companies,” said Charley Rich, vice president of product management and marketing, Nastel. “Prior to this introduction, WMQ users had no access to this information other than manual transfer of data or via product installation, this solution takes an important step towards making WMQ a citizen of the cloud.”

Parago Among Best Overall Companies of the Year, as Judged by Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“I credit our success and recognition from the Best in Biz program to our ability to continually evolve promotions, to make them more rewarding for consumers and more profitable for businesses,” said Juli Spottiswood, President & CEO of Parago. “GoRebate Mobile is a great example of how Parago continued to innovate in 2011. We are thrilled to receive this award and look forward to continuing to drive the incentive and promotion industry forward.”

PostcardMania’s Top Maniac Takes Bronze at Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“I am honored to receive this award from Best in Biz”, said Joy Gendusa, Founder and CEO of PostcardMania. “Running a business is a full time job on steroids, so you don’t really take time to wonder if anyone in the industry is taking notice of you. It is wonderful and humbling to know that they are.”

Pure Storage Honored for Enterprise Product of the Year in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Best in Biz Awards for our game-changing FlashArray,” said Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage. “Flash memory is going to revolutionize the data center in the coming decade, and Pure Storage’s unique recipe breaks the cost barrier to its broad adoption so that every enterprise and service provider can afford the performance, power, space, and reliability benefits of flash.”

Reserveage Organics named a Gold Winner in Best in Biz Awards!

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“It has been an exciting time for Reserveage Organics. Recently we were named a Gold winner in Best New Company in Best in Biz Awards. The Best in Biz Awards is the only national business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.”

Richardson CEO, David DiStefano Honored with a 2011 ‘Best in Biz Award’

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“I am so honored to be recognized by the Best in Biz organization as an Executive of the Year. It is quite impressive to be acknowledged this way, and simply put I attribute my entire success to the collective efforts of the Richardson team. I am fortunate to lead a dedicated, passionate, and very bright team of colleagues on a singular mission to help our client improve their sales performance,” said David DiStefano.”

Safelite AutoGlass® Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2011 Customer Friendly Category

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“Safelite’s company culture is built around customer delight. Our call centers are world-class, our auto glass technicians are the most professional and qualified in the country, and our company leaders are focused on putting people first so they can then make happy customers,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite AutoGlass®. “We are honored to be recognized by the Best in Biz Awards for being a customer-friendly company.”

SanDisk® Lightning® Enterprise Solid State Drives Win “Gold” in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“SanDisk Lightning Enterprise Solid State Drives (SSDs) have been named the gold winner in the Enterprise Products of the Year category in the Best in Biz Awards, the only national business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. [...] Being named the Gold winner further underscores our ongoing commitment to providing IT managers and OEM system developers and designers with the best performing enterprise-class data storage solutions possible.”

ShopIgniter Social Commerce Solution Awarded Gold in 2011 Best in Biz Awards

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“We are honored to be recognized as a Best in Biz Gold winner, in the enterprise service category,” said Matt Compton, CEO and president of ShopIgniter. “The social Web is fundamentally changing the way products are discovered, bought and shared, and leading brands require enterprise-class solutions to create social commerce experiences that consistently engage their customers. Our technology platform is designed to run repeatable, value-driven social commerce solutions on an enterprise scale.”

Spigit Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2011 as Enterprise Product of the Year

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“We’re really excited to be awarded this honor as it reflects the acknowledgement from press and industry analysts that Spigit is the crowd innovation leader,” said Paul Pluschkell, Founder and CEO, Spigit. “These awards just reinforce Spigit’s commitment to helping Fortune 500 companies activate their crowd to deliver innovative ideas for competitive advantage. We are proud to power the increasing pace of innovation with a strong crowd innovation solution.”

SteelHouse Wins Silver – Best Small or Medium Business Service of the Year

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“”Receiving seven awards in one week for our Behavioral Commerce Platform, and the Real Time Offers and Retargeting products it powers, underscores the disruptive nature of our technology,” said SteelHouse CEO Mark Douglas. “As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, retail sites need our technology to enable them to increase their revenue without interfering with their sites or requiring scarce engineering or creative resources.”

Unitiv Wins Support Department of the Year Award

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“We are extremely proud of this accomplishment of our Intelligent Help Desk,” said Jeff Uhlich, CEO of Unitiv. “It is always gratifying to receive independent validation of your performance; this is another well deserved achievement of our Client Services department.”

VirtuOz Intelligent Virtual Agents Named 2011 Best in Biz Winner

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“We are honored to win gold in the ‘Best New Service of the Year’ category,” said Steve L. Adams, president and CEO of VirtuOz. “Virtual agents represent the next generation of customer engagement channels, re-defining how businesses and consumers interact in today’s online digital world. This award further validates not only growing market demand for these types of applications, but also the innovative use of virtual agents by our progressive customers who use IVAs to engage, converse, respond, and listen to their customers and to forge digital customer relationships.”

YouSendIt Claims Fastest-Growing Company Award in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“YouSendIt is honored to be recognized by the Best in Biz Awards for our tremendous growth and expansion,” said Ivan Koon, CEO, YouSendIt. “Our strategy has always been to become integral to the way people work, and we designed our product to suit the needs of the mobile and hyper-competitive professional. Our recent company growth indicates that we are meeting their needs and that our users continue to trust YouSendIt. We look forward to continue building upon our success in the coming year.”

Webtrends CEO Alex Yoder Wins Bronze Recognition in Best in Biz Awards 2011 For Technology Executive of the Year

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“This award is a testament to the knowledge and skill of the entire Webtrends team,” said Alex Yoder, Webtrends CEO. “We have expanded and are on the cutting-edge of the mobile and social industries, yet still provide a comprehensive analytics package allowing our clients to seamlessly integrate digital measurement tools across multiple channels. This goal was achieved as a result of the talented Webtrends employees so it’s great to see their efforts recognized.”

Winners Announced in Best in Biz Awards 2011

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“More than 150 entries were received in this year’s awards program, from an impressive array of public and private companies from a variety of industries, sectors and regions. The companies that won gold, silver and bronze awards in this year’s program represent the best in American business.”

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