Executive categories

Best in Biz Awards offers the following 14 executive categories.

Executives from companies and organizations in all industries, regions in the U.S. or Canada, and company sizes are eligible to enter any and all of the categories.

Companies are allowed and encouraged to submit entries in multiple categories in all Best in Biz Awards programs.

01

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

This includes chief executive officers (CEO), chief operating officers (COO) and company presidents.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three company-size subcategories:
a. Executive of the Year – Small (1-99 employees)
b. Executive of the Year – Medium (100-999 employees)
c. Executive of the Year – Large (1000 and more employees)

02

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

This includes executives in all business development functions.

03

CREATIVE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

This includes executives in all creative functions, including heads of in-house arts, design or graphics departments, as well as creative agency executives.

04

FINANCE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

This includes executives in all finance functions, including executives such as CFO, controller, etc.

05

HR EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

This includes executives across all HR functions, including both VP and director-level human resources professionals.

06

LEGAL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

This includes in-house executives such as chief legal officer, general counsel or associate counsel, as well as law firm executives such as partner or counsel.

07

MARKETING EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

This includes executives across all marketing functions, both offline- and online-focused, including CMO, VP of Marketing, as well as marketing and advertising agency executives.

08

PR EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

This includes all public relations and corporate communications executives, including in-house PR and corporate communications executives, as well as executives at PR agencies.

09

SALES EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

This includes executives across all sales functions, including channel, direct, online and retail sales.

10

SUPPORT EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

This includes all executives in support functions, including both VP- and director-level customer care and tech support professionals.

11

TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

This includes executives across all technology functions, including such executives as CTO, VP of Engineering or VP of IT.

12

ENTREPRENEUR / FOUNDER OF THE YEAR

This includes all entrepreneurs and company founders, who have created a new business since January 1, 2016.

13

CHAIRMAN OF THE YEAR

This includes all chairmen or chairwomen of all boards of publicly owned companies or non-profit organizations.

14

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

This includes all executives, as innovation can occur in any industry or discipline and in any department of a company or organization. Demonstrated innovations in terms of patents, inventions, first-to-market developments, company culture and policies, etc. required.