Warren Averett partnered with TiE Atlanta and Kennesaw State University to celebrate entrepreneurship through the 2015 TiE Atlanta Top Entrepreneurs program. A very competitive slate of business owners across metro Atlanta were nominated then interviewed and evaluated on four important criteria: entrepreneurship, growth, sustainability and profitability. The winners were honored and celebrated Saturday, September 12, during an awards program held during the TiECON Southeast conference at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and Conference Center. With annual revenues ranging from $2 million to $100 million, the 2015 TiE Atlanta Top Entrepreneurs’ honorees represented companies in a wide range of industries, including technology, manufacturing, retail, staffing, real estate, IT, solar, software and more. The entrepreneur honorees and their associated company for each category are as follows: Middle Market Entrepreneurs:
- John Haber | Spend Management Experts, LLC
- Andy Powell | CallRail
- Scott Lewin | Invoiceware International
- Rhonda Duffy | Duffy Realty
- Alex Membrillo | Cardinal Web Solutions
- Kyle Porter | SalesLoft
- Kelly Gay & Yoganand Rajala | Omnilink
- Noel Kierans | Celtic Testing Experts
- Marci McCarthy | T.E.N.
- Dana Spinola | fab’rik
Upper Middle Market Entrepreneurs:
- Eric Tyron | Premier Surfaces
- James Kilkelly | Apto Solutions
- Vikas Verma | Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing
- Monty Hamilton | Rural Sourcing, Inc.
- Peter Marte | Hannah Solar
- Charlie Crawford | Private Bank of Buckhead
- Clint Bailey | HUNTER Technical Resources
- Hal Blackman | IST Management Services
- Pramod Sajja | Paramount Software Solutions, Inc.
- Jim Johnson, Jr. | Progress Container & Display
TiE Atlanta President, Karen Robinson, when kicking off the awards presentation before 300 attendees at TiECON Southeast stated, “This is truly a celebration of the best entrepreneurs in Metro Atlanta as well as an indicator of the strength of our entrepreneurial community. These entrepreneurs have attained a coveted place of recognition.” Joining TiE and Warren Averett, who partnered together to host the entrepreneur awards program, was Kennesaw State University that served as the exclusive university sponsor. Its recently launched Entrepreneurship Center helped honor these entrepreneurs to communicate its support to businesses in their quest to succeed. The awards program is a re-birth of the past Business to Business (B2B) Top 25 Entrepreneurs awards program which was last run in 2012 when it ran consecutively for eight years. The rebirth of this awards program by TiE Atlanta and Warren Averett complements each of their long-standing commitments and experience in working with and for entrepreneurs, business owners and privately-held companies. For more information on these honorees, please visit TiE’s website and stay tuned to Radio X (www.businessradiox.com) when they conduct interviews with each of the honorees over the next few months.