image for Jenefeness Houston

Fiscal Health

Jenefeness started Financial Comfort Consulting to help empower a wide variety of clients with financial education.

image for Bobby Gibson

The Luxury Business

Bobby Gibson joined his parents’ luxury home and villa rental business, Travel Keys, in 2002.

image for Jennifer Prosek

Going After the Big Guys

When Jennifer Prosek graduated college, she just wanted a job in a shiny PR firm in New York City.

image for Kevin Knight

Above Par Protection

Kevin Knight had been in the apparel business for 35 years when he finally saw the light.

image for William Deary

Next Level Care

William Deary got the idea for Great Lakes Caring, a home health care business, from his wife.

image for Ari Matityahu

Voting with Confidence

On the morning after President Obama’s last State of the Union, we talked to the CEO of VotRite, Ari Matityahu.

image for Jay VanOrden

Supplying Standards

In 2004, Jay VanOrden started Worldwide Supply to serve as a secondary network hardware supplier.

image for Jon Morris

Getting Data Driven

Jon Morris is no stranger to bootstrapping. Jon founded Rise in 2004, when he was an MBA student.

image for Ken Slevin

Leading by Example

Ken Slevin was selling muni bonds when his sister-in-law, who worked in talent, suggested he switch careers.

image for Jeff Unger

Investing in Infrastructure

Jeff Unger had retired from a military career before founding management consulting company Stratitia.

image for LC Nussbeck

Raising the Roof

About six years ago, LC realized that something in the roofing industry had to change.

image for Cynthia Wylie

Fresh Fun

Cynthia Wylie believes that any business aimed at children should be present wherever they are and at all times.

image for Will Seippel

What's It All Worth?

CEO Will Seippel calls Worthpoint a “Bloomberg” for art, antiques and collectibles, a $500 billion-a-year market.

image for Patrick Izzo and Ben Lichtman

Digital Debt

What do you get when you mix underwriting and digital media?

image for Brad Smith

Coming to the Rescue

Brad Smith was still in the mortgage business in 2005 when he says “the sky started falling.”

image for Troy Helming

Keeping It Clean

Troy Helming may have an unusual childhood chore to thank for his current role as a clean energy evangelist.

image for Jeff Korber

Designing for the Future

Jeff Korber knew the internet would not only change how we worked, but where we worked.

image for Robert Betz

Sky's the Limit

As a tech CEO, you must simultaneously anticipate new trends and adapt to them in real time.

image for Kan Devnani

Triple Threat

Kan Devnani, CEO of Comtex, has a resume that reads like a tour of the C-suite. 

image for Andrew Ciofalo

Going Global

Andrew Ciofalo’s first concept of ieiMedia began while he was a professor at Loyola University.

image for Jessica Estrada

Well-Groomed

Jessica ran with a fashionable crowd building her career in marketing, branding, and apparel on the west coast.

image for Holly Henderson

Back to the (Fashion) Basics

“Fashion was the biggest industry in the U.S. in the 1980s,” says Holly Henderson.

image for Martin Hale

A Developing Opportunity

How did Martin end up in Dubai? “There’s a hell of a story.”

image for J.T. O’Donnell

Carving Out Careers

J.T. O’Donnell saw an opportunity to expand her career coaching practice after the recession.

image for David Birzon

People, Planet, Profit

David Birzon, CEO of Snooze Eatery, describes his restaurants as “1950s diner meets the Jetsons.”

image for Redickaa Subrammanian

A Team Builder

Redickaa Subrammanian began her career knowing very little about technology.

image for Pankaj Desai

An Alternative Approach

A 2nd generation family-owned business, Sonali Solar is a cross-continental manufacturer of solar panels.

image for Shallan Ramsey

Sanitary Solutions

In 2012, Shallan Ramsey recognized a gaping hole in the feminine hygiene market.

image for Edgar Caballero

Fiber for the Future

Edgar Caballero always pondered why the speed of internet in foreign countries seemed faster than in the U.S.

image for Sameer Trehan

Taking a Big Jump

Sameer Trehan was blown away when he took his son to a birthday party at a trampoline park.

image for Jim Roemer

Driving Forward

Jim Roemer used his 30-plus years of engineering experience to invent a transportation system.

image for Matti Anttila

Branding Reborn

Grain and Barrel would have an easy time raising money up until the financial crisis.

image for Jim Anderson

Digital Advocacy

Jim Anderson has a background in advocacy and has been involved in various campaigns across different industries.

image for Brad Van Dam

Riding a Sugar High

Raisinets, M&Ms, chocolate strawberries. What do all these delicious treats have in common?

image for Damon DeCrescenzo

Giving Credit Where It's Due

“This is hopefully my last venture,” says Damon DeCrescenzo, CEO of The Credit Pros.

image for Paul Gallagher

Stitching a Fix

Paul Gallagher, CEO of Hirsch Solutions Inc. tells us just how the Nike Swoosh and other apparel decoration came to be.

image for Howe Wallace

A Platform for Success

Howe Q. Wallace did not want to become the CEO of PalletOne.

image for William Dressel

Young Energy

William Dressel is about twenty years younger than most of the people working at his company.

image for John Schmidt

Manufacturing Growth

A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. will celebrate its 160th birthday this year.

image for Dennis Sands

Building a Top Team

Dennis Sands is no stranger to consulting or to SAP.

image for Peter Coddington

Bringing Tech to Work

A handful of 20-somethings and a Silicon Valley expat are recreating the way people work.

image for Judith Rapley

Leading by Example

Judith Rapley immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 16 and soon came to understand the power of community.

image for Gary Morrison

Getting Personal

The first iteration of AR-EN Party Printers came into existence at Gary Morrison’s local synagogue.

image for Anselm Doering

Clean Without Compromise

At EcoLogic Solutions, he prefers to be called the “chief tree hugging officer” rather than the CEO.

image for Perry Brooks

Taking Advantage

Perry Brooks is owner and CEO of Advantage Signs, offering clients the most up-to-date signage technology.

image for Paul Temple

Layers of Security

Advanced Onion helps clients such as the Dept. of Homeland Security protect itself from insider threats.

image for Jennifer Clary

An Everything Entrepreneur

Jennifer Clary, founder of The Baby Box Co., has never been anything but entrepreneurial. 

image for Gary Unger

Architecting Innovation

“Architecture is the easy part,” insists Gary Unger, founder of CPG Architects and Link Systems.

image for Charbel Zreik

Technology Concierge

Charbel Zreik spent two years looking for the right company to acquire, through a search fund model.

image for Chuck de Smet

Interrupting the Flow

The idea for FloLogic stemmed from an incident Chuck de Smet’s former boss experienced one day.

image for Mark Weiss

Action Oriented

For the first 16 years of his career, Mark Weiss worked in the apparel sector.

image for Ami Kassar

Lending Trust

Six years after it’s start, MultiFunding is a good old fashioned loan broker closing 170 transactions a year.

image for Mark Weisensee

Trucking Along

OpenRoad Transportation Inc. began “very slowly,” and now has hundreds of loads per day.

image for Devyn Silverstein

Up in the Air

Devyn Silverstein realized it was time to give people the capability of reserving an air charter on their own.

image for Greg Simon

Crowdfunding for a Cure

After a decade in the private sector, the opportunity to lead Poliwogg presented itself to Greg.

image for Dan Goikhman

Creative Concepts

Dan Goikhman refused to let a few false starts stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

image for Dan Zifkin

A Media Maven

Dan Zephyr may have decades of media experience. But that doesn’t mean he’s stuck in his ways.

image for Raj Singh

Intelligent Travel

From the intelligent minds at Go Moment emerges Ivy, a concierge powered by artificial intelligence.

image for Noah Zide

Part of the Crew

Three days a week at 5 a.m., Noah Zide goes rowing on the Charles River. 

image for Shady Henien

A Borrowing Bandaid

The average medical student is $200,000 in debt, a dilemma Shady Henien can relate to all too well.

image for Aric Klar

A New Level of Play

Aric Klar, CEO of Toyology, was a playful entrepreneur at the ripe age of 12 years old.

image for Adam Banks

Getting Physical

What can you do with $20,000 in New York City? Start a physical therapy company.

image for Ryan Gerhardy

A Digital Pitch

Ryan Gerhardy recognized a need for a solution to lost efficiencies when developing client pitch decks.

image for James Shearer

Mastering the Travel Biz

Technology has completely changed the way people plan travel.

image for Lawrence Cisneros

Entrepreneurial Spirits

Lawrence Cisneros was picking up some pre-made cocktails for his girlfriend when he had an idea.

image for Alyson Probst

A Better Tray

The Snack and Play Travel Tray is currently available at large retailers like Babies”R”Us and Buy Buy Baby.

image for Jon Sader

Selling Solar

Solar RAQ is a universal solar mounting system, the RAQ fits “just about any solar panel,” says CEO, Jon Sader.

image for Tess Winningham

Opportunity Alignment

Tess Winningham insisted she and her husband sell a tool he developed in 2010.

image for Ashwin Ramasamy

It's a Match!

ContractIQ helps customers all over the world find the right app developers through their online marketplace.

image for Caro Krissman

Tech for a Trek

Outdoor Tech was not the first company Caro Krissman founded, but it was the one he always dreamed of.

image for Mahdad Taheri

Popping the Sports Bubble

Bubbleball Inc. brings a whole new meaning to the word tackle.

image for Patrick Murphy

Power and Compassion

Patrick Murphy developed the idea for Gridless Power in an undergraduate business plan competition.

image for Dr. Alex Giannini

Bracing for Change

From his early days in the tooth trade, Dr. Alex Giannini has been an operator first, and a doctor second.

image for Benoit Stephenson

Clarity and Focus

Software solutions available to corporate marketing departments have increased dramatically.

image for Sanjiv Kakkar

A Fresh Start

I brought my first company in the United States in 1996,” says Sanjiv Kakkar, CEO of Himalaya International.

image for Robert Herzog

Data to Care About

In the last years of Robert Herzog’s mother’s life, he underwent a pivotal, transitional moment.

image for George Wooten

Hot Potato

It’s pretty rare to find a thriving, 4th-generation business like the Wayne E. Bailey Produce Company.

image for Jon Rydberg

First to Fire

Jon Rydberg realized there were no professional services businesses dedicated to the firearms industry.

image for Chris Welch

Smooth Moves

A biomedical engineer by trade, Chris Welch has spent over 25 years in the industry.

image for Gerald Falbel

Off the Grid

Gerald Falbel has been using his own roof as a testing ground for his solar innovations since 1960.

image for Ashish Bhutiani

Function and Form

Ashish Bhutiani did not plan for Function1 to become the enterprise software consulting company it is today.

image for John Golden

Second Time’s a Charm

John Golden started Medical Marketing Group at his dining room table in 1973, with the help of his three children.

image for Wade Wyant

Technical Values

Wade Wyant says that ITS Partners isn’t a unique model, but their focus has given them a competitive advantage.

image for Adriana Herrara

Democratizing Data

“Imagine a young millennial with a passion for fashion,” says Adriana Herrara, founder and CEO of TapAloha.

image for Henry Thompson

Flying High

“Everybody’s interested in flying private,” says Henry Thompson, CEO of charter company Charter BuNo.

image for Kevin Transue

Fit for Success

Make YES! Happen’s original business plan was as a social fundraising platform.

image for Parker Beauchamp

Marketing to Millennials

Parker Beauchamp is taking a different approach to selling insurance, targeting millennials as his key audience.

image for Shane Broussard

Meals on Two Wheels

When Shane Broussard got started with Bike Waiter in 2011, San Antonio was missing a lot of big city services.

image for Mike Votto

Family Roots

Votto Vines is a thriving wine distributor/importer on track to generate $8m in revenue this year.

image for Jon Morris

Getting Data Driven

Jon Morris is no stranger to bootstrapping. Jon founded Rise in 2004, when he was an MBA student.

image for Troy Helming

Keeping It Clean

Troy Helming may have an unusual childhood chore to thank for his current role as a clean energy evangelist.

image for David Birzon

People, Planet, Profit

David Birzon, CEO of Snooze Eatery, describes his restaurants as “1950s diner meets the Jetsons.”

image for Brad Van Dam

Riding a Sugar High

Raisinets, M&Ms, chocolate strawberries. What do all these delicious treats have in common?

image for Gary Morrison

Getting Personal

The first iteration of AR-EN Party Printers came into existence at Gary Morrison’s local synagogue.

image for Ami Kassar

Lending Trust

Six years after it’s start, MultiFunding is a good old fashioned loan broker closing 170 transactions a year.

image for Aric Klar

A New Level of Play

Aric Klar, CEO of Toyology, was a playful entrepreneur at the ripe age of 12 years old.

image for Caro Krissman

Tech for a Trek

Outdoor Tech was not the first company Caro Krissman founded, but it was the one he always dreamed of.

image for Jon Rydberg

First to Fire

Jon Rydberg realized there were no professional services businesses dedicated to the firearms industry.

image for Brian McManus

Discovering Growth

Brian McManus’ first interaction with Lighthouse eDiscovery was as a board member.

image for Bobby Gibson

The Luxury Business

Bobby Gibson joined his parents’ luxury home and villa rental business, Travel Keys, in 2002.

image for LC Nussbeck

Raising the Roof

About six years ago, LC realized that something in the roofing industry had to change.

image for Kan Devnani

Triple Threat

Kan Devnani, CEO of Comtex, has a resume that reads like a tour of the C-suite. 

image for Shallan Ramsey

Sanitary Solutions

In 2012, Shallan Ramsey recognized a gaping hole in the feminine hygiene market.

image for Howe Wallace

A Platform for Success

Howe Q. Wallace did not want to become the CEO of PalletOne.

image for Paul Temple

Layers of Security

Advanced Onion helps clients such as the Dept. of Homeland Security protect itself from insider threats.

image for Greg Simon

Crowdfunding for a Cure

After a decade in the private sector, the opportunity to lead Poliwogg presented itself to Greg.

image for James Shearer

Mastering the Travel Biz

Technology has completely changed the way people plan travel.

image for Dr. Alex Giannini

Bracing for Change

From his early days in the tooth trade, Dr. Alex Giannini has been an operator first, and a doctor second.

image for Ashish Bhutiani

Function and Form

Ashish Bhutiani did not plan for Function1 to become the enterprise software consulting company it is today.

image for Peter Cazzolla

Reflections on Growth

Peter Cazzolla spent 21 successful years as president and CEO of Capital Insurance Group (CIG).

image for William Deary

Next Level Care

William Deary got the idea for Great Lakes Caring, a home health care business, from his wife.

image for Patrick Izzo and Ben Lichtman

Digital Debt

What do you get when you mix underwriting and digital media?

image for Holly Henderson

Back to the (Fashion) Basics

“Fashion was the biggest industry in the U.S. in the 1980s,” says Holly Henderson.

image for Jim Roemer

Driving Forward

Jim Roemer used his 30-plus years of engineering experience to invent a transportation system.

image for Dennis Sands

Building a Top Team

Dennis Sands is no stranger to consulting or to SAP.

image for Charbel Zreik

Technology Concierge

Charbel Zreik spent two years looking for the right company to acquire, through a search fund model.

image for Raj Singh

Intelligent Travel

From the intelligent minds at Go Moment emerges Ivy, a concierge powered by artificial intelligence.

image for Jon Sader

Selling Solar

Solar RAQ is a universal solar mounting system, the RAQ fits “just about any solar panel,” says CEO, Jon Sader.

image for Robert Herzog

Data to Care About

In the last years of Robert Herzog’s mother’s life, he underwent a pivotal, transitional moment.

image for Ken Slevin

Leading by Example

Ken Slevin was selling muni bonds when his sister-in-law, who worked in talent, suggested he switch careers.

image for Jeff Korber

Designing for the Future

Jeff Korber knew the internet would not only change how we worked, but where we worked.

image for Redickaa Subrammanian

A Team Builder

Redickaa Subrammanian began her career knowing very little about technology.

image for Damon DeCrescenzo

Giving Credit Where It's Due

“This is hopefully my last venture,” says Damon DeCrescenzo, CEO of The Credit Pros.

image for Anselm Doering

Clean Without Compromise

At EcoLogic Solutions, he prefers to be called the “chief tree hugging officer” rather than the CEO.

image for Mark Weisensee

Trucking Along

OpenRoad Transportation Inc. began “very slowly,” and now has hundreds of loads per day.

image for Adam Banks

Getting Physical

What can you do with $20,000 in New York City? Start a physical therapy company.

image for Mahdad Taheri

Popping the Sports Bubble

Bubbleball Inc. brings a whole new meaning to the word tackle.

image for Chris Welch

Smooth Moves

A biomedical engineer by trade, Chris Welch has spent over 25 years in the industry.

image for Jennifer Prosek

Going After the Big Guys

When Jennifer Prosek graduated college, she just wanted a job in a shiny PR firm in New York City.

image for Cynthia Wylie

Fresh Fun

Cynthia Wylie believes that any business aimed at children should be present wherever they are and at all times.

image for Andrew Ciofalo

Going Global

Andrew Ciofalo’s first concept of ieiMedia began while he was a professor at Loyola University.

image for Edgar Caballero

Fiber for the Future

Edgar Caballero always pondered why the speed of internet in foreign countries seemed faster than in the U.S.

image for William Dressel

Young Energy

William Dressel is about twenty years younger than most of the people working at his company.

image for Jennifer Clary

An Everything Entrepreneur

Jennifer Clary, founder of The Baby Box Co., has never been anything but entrepreneurial. 

image for Dan Goikhman

Creative Concepts

Dan Goikhman refused to let a few false starts stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

image for Lawrence Cisneros

Entrepreneurial Spirits

Lawrence Cisneros was picking up some pre-made cocktails for his girlfriend when he had an idea.

image for Benoit Stephenson

Clarity and Focus

Software solutions available to corporate marketing departments have increased dramatically.

image for John Golden

Second Time’s a Charm

John Golden started Medical Marketing Group at his dining room table in 1973, with the help of his three children.

image for David Rycyna

Bright Lights

David Rycyna’s background as a manufacturing consultant took him overseas for seven years.

image for Ari Matityahu

Voting with Confidence

On the morning after President Obama’s last State of the Union, we talked to the CEO of VotRite, Ari Matityahu.

image for Martin Hale

A Developing Opportunity

How did Martin end up in Dubai? “There’s a hell of a story.”

image for Matti Anttila

Branding Reborn

Grain and Barrel would have an easy time raising money up until the financial crisis.

image for Peter Coddington

Bringing Tech to Work

A handful of 20-somethings and a Silicon Valley expat are recreating the way people work.

image for Chuck de Smet

Interrupting the Flow

The idea for FloLogic stemmed from an incident Chuck de Smet’s former boss experienced one day.

image for Noah Zide

Part of the Crew

Three days a week at 5 a.m., Noah Zide goes rowing on the Charles River. 

image for Tess Winningham

Opportunity Alignment

Tess Winningham insisted she and her husband sell a tool he developed in 2010.

image for George Wooten

Hot Potato

It’s pretty rare to find a thriving, 4th-generation business like the Wayne E. Bailey Produce Company.

image for Jenefeness Houston

Fiscal Health

Jenefeness started Financial Comfort Consulting to help empower a wide variety of clients with financial education.

image for Jeff Unger

Investing in Infrastructure

Jeff Unger had retired from a military career before founding management consulting company Stratitia.

image for Robert Betz

Sky's the Limit

As a tech CEO, you must simultaneously anticipate new trends and adapt to them in real time.

image for Pankaj Desai

An Alternative Approach

A 2nd generation family-owned business, Sonali Solar is a cross-continental manufacturer of solar panels.

image for Paul Gallagher

Stitching a Fix

Paul Gallagher, CEO of Hirsch Solutions Inc. tells us just how the Nike Swoosh and other apparel decoration came to be.

image for Perry Brooks

Taking Advantage

Perry Brooks is owner and CEO of Advantage Signs, offering clients the most up-to-date signage technology.

image for Devyn Silverstein

Up in the Air

Devyn Silverstein realized it was time to give people the capability of reserving an air charter on their own.

image for Ryan Gerhardy

A Digital Pitch

Ryan Gerhardy recognized a need for a solution to lost efficiencies when developing client pitch decks.

image for Patrick Murphy

Power and Compassion

Patrick Murphy developed the idea for Gridless Power in an undergraduate business plan competition.

image for Gerald Falbel

Off the Grid

Gerald Falbel has been using his own roof as a testing ground for his solar innovations since 1960.

image for John Bhakdi

Making Cancer Curable

John Bhakdi’s Quantgene is making cancer a curable disease through a blood based universal screening test.

image for Kevin Knight

Above Par Protection

Kevin Knight had been in the apparel business for 35 years when he finally saw the light.

image for Will Seippel

What's It All Worth?

CEO Will Seippel calls Worthpoint a “Bloomberg” for art, antiques and collectibles, a $500 billion-a-year market.

image for Jessica Estrada

Well-Groomed

Jessica ran with a fashionable crowd building her career in marketing, branding, and apparel on the west coast.

image for Sameer Trehan

Taking a Big Jump

Sameer Trehan was blown away when he took his son to a birthday party at a trampoline park.

image for John Schmidt

Manufacturing Growth

A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. will celebrate its 160th birthday this year.

image for Gary Unger

Architecting Innovation

“Architecture is the easy part,” insists Gary Unger, founder of CPG Architects and Link Systems.

image for Dan Zifkin

A Media Maven

Dan Zephyr may have decades of media experience. But that doesn’t mean he’s stuck in his ways.

image for Alyson Probst

A Better Tray

The Snack and Play Travel Tray is currently available at large retailers like Babies”R”Us and Buy Buy Baby.

image for Sanjiv Kakkar

A Fresh Start

I brought my first company in the United States in 1996,” says Sanjiv Kakkar, CEO of Himalaya International.

image for Wade Wyant

Technical Values

Wade Wyant says that ITS Partners isn’t a unique model, but their focus has given them a competitive advantage.

image for Catherine Chaulet

A Travel Guide

Catherine Chaulet, President of Global DMC Partners, describes the two-year-old company as one-of-a-kind.

image for Jay VanOrden

Supplying Standards

In 2004, Jay VanOrden started Worldwide Supply to serve as a secondary network hardware supplier.

image for Brad Smith

Coming to the Rescue

Brad Smith was still in the mortgage business in 2005 when he says “the sky started falling.”

image for J.T. O’Donnell

Carving Out Careers

J.T. O’Donnell saw an opportunity to expand her career coaching practice after the recession.

image for Jim Anderson

Digital Advocacy

Jim Anderson has a background in advocacy and has been involved in various campaigns across different industries.

image for Judith Rapley

Leading by Example

Judith Rapley immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 16 and soon came to understand the power of community.

image for Mark Weiss

Action Oriented

For the first 16 years of his career, Mark Weiss worked in the apparel sector.

image for Shady Henien

A Borrowing Bandaid

The average medical student is $200,000 in debt, a dilemma Shady Henien can relate to all too well.

image for Ashwin Ramasamy

It's a Match!

ContractIQ helps customers all over the world find the right app developers through their online marketplace.