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NixCovid awarded 2020 CEO World Startup of the Year

Updated: Mar 8



8th Annual 2020 CEO World Awards

Business Awards Winners


Grand Winners (alphabetically)

ARIIX BairesDev HG2 Emergency Lighting Jacaruso Enterprises Makers Nutrition


2020 CEO World Awards Winners

CEO Achievers | Business Role Model of the Year GOLD WINNER Internet of Things Consortium | New York, NY USA | Helped pass Developing and Growing the Internet of Things Act | Greg Kahn SILVER WINNER Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, USA | Jason’s creation of the first one-stop dietary supplement service provider. | Jason Provenzano

CEO Achievers | Champion of the Year GOLD WINNER TELUS | Vancouver, B.C., Canada | Leveraging TELUS’ technology, human and financial resources to support citizens | Darren Entwistle SILVER WINNER SEPROTEC MULTILINGUAL SOLUTIONS LLC | Austin, TX, AND Travis County | Moving to the U.S to lead the company’s expansion plan | Juan Julian Leon Ibanez

CEO Achievers | Lifetime Achievement Award GOLD WINNERS ARIIX | Bountiful, UT USA | Fred’s international business leadership is shaping the future. | Fred Cooper Steven Plochocki | Gainesville, VA USA | Recognized as leading architect of turnarounds in healthcare industry. | Steven Plochocki SILVER WINNER Petra Coach | Franklin, TN, USA | Grew Petra’s revenue from $200,000 to $7,500,000 within a decade | Andy Bailey BRONZE WINNERS HG2 Emergency Lighting | Orlando, Florida, USA | Mr. Baker’s most important achievement is his HG2 Side Runners. | Monsour Baker VIVA Investment Partners | Zurich, Switzerland | Julie Meyer invests in ecosystems driving the future of finance | Julie M. Meyer

CEO Achievers | Transformation Leader Of The Year GOLD WINNER IGEL | San Francisco, California, USA | Ayres disrupts end user computing, catapulting IGEL’s software sales growth | Jed Ayres SILVER WINNER NexxtGen | Irving, TX, USA | Eric transforms marketing, financial technology, business intelligence, and more. | Eric Grant BRONZE WINNER American Association for Physician Leadership | Tampa, FL USA | Revamped organization’s business model to generate revenue & protect jobs | Peter B. Angood

CEO of the Year | Accounting, Banking, Financial, and Insurance GOLD WINNER Limelight Health | San Francisco, California, United States | Jason secured $33.5 million in oversubscribed Series C funding. | Jason T. Andrew SILVER WINNER Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) | San Jose, CA, USA | Grew membership by 67% since 2016 | Todd Harris BRONZE WINNERS Najm | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | •Orchestrated strategic transformation accomplishing 95% services digitalization during COVID-19 | Dr Muhammad Al Suliman USHEALTH Group, Inc. | Fort Worth, Texas | Led USHG to back to back Billion Dollar Sales Years | Troy McQuagge

CEO of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations GOLD WINNER Hawthorne Advertising | Los Angeles, California, USA | EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Los Angeles | Jessica Hawthorne-Castro SILVER WINNER Best Version Media | Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA | Durand co-founded Best Version Media and its highly awarded culture. | Dave Durand

CEO of the Year | Aerospace & Defense GOLD WINNER Hilton Software | Coral Springs, FL USA | Aero App, primary data dissemination medium owned by the DoD | Dr. Hilton Goldstein

CEO of the Year | Business Services GOLD WINNER BairesDev | San Francisco, CA USA | Led BairesDev’s massive 792% growth in the last three years | Ignacio De Marco

CEO of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet GOLD WINNER Front | San Francisco, CA, USA | One of the youngest female CEOs to raise >$100M funding. | Mathilde Collin SILVER WINNER Epicor Software | Austin, TX, United States | Epicor is the ERP industry leader in the manufacturing renaissance | Steve Murphy

CEO of the Year | Energy & Utilities GOLD WINNER Bruce Power | Tiverton, Ontario, Canada | Providing 30% of Ontario’s electricity and producing life-saving medical isotopes. | Michael W. Rencheck

CEO of the Year | Engineering and Technology GOLD WINNER HG2 Emergency Lighting | Orlando, FL USA | Mr. Baker’s most important achievement is his HG2 Side Runners. | Monsour Baker SILVER WINNER Hilton Software | Coral Springs, FL USA | Market-leader in development of multi-platform mobile aviation solutions | Dr. Hilton Goldstein

CEO of the Year | Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech, Health Products & Services GOLD WINNER Health Information Management Systems (HiMS) | Tucson, Arizona, USA | Al-Maskari led HiMS to retain 100% of its existing customers. | Khalid Al-Maskari SILVER WINNERS INSIGHTEC | Tirat Carmel, Haifa, Israel | Rally diverse global team focused on commercial growth in Neurosciences | Maurice R. Ferré MD Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Jason has created the first one-stop dietary supplement service provider. | Jason Provenzano

CEO of the Year | Information Technology Services GOLD WINNER Tek Leaders Inc | Plano, TX USA | Financial and Employee growth | Devender Reddy SILVER WINNER BairesDev | San Francisco, CA USA | Led BairesDev’s massive 792% growth in the last three years | Ignacio De Marco BRONZE WINNER Jade Global | San Jose, California, USA | Ensuring customer satisfaction and achieving continuous growth year after year | Karan Yaramada

CEO of the Year | Manufacturing GOLD WINNER Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, New York, United States | Jason has created the first one-stop dietary supplement service provider. | Jason Provenzano

CEO of the Year | Security Software GOLD WINNER Darktrace | San Francisco, CA, USA and Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK | Leading global AI security company in major growth, product innovations | Nicole Eagan SILVER WINNER ForgeRock | San Francisco, CA, USA | ForgeRock’s ARR increased by 75% in 2019 under Fran’s leadership. | Fran Rosch

CEO of the Year | Telecommunications GOLD WINNER NexxtGen | Irving, TX, USA | Eric Grant’s NexxtGen achieves 100% employee satisfaction certified by GPTW. | Eric Grant

CEO of the Year | USA GOLD WINNER SoftClouds LLC | San Diego, California, USA | Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in USA 2017, 2018, 2019 | Balaji Ramachandran SILVER WINNER HG2 Emergency Lighting | Orlando, Florida, United States of America | Mr. Baker’s most important achievement is his HG2 Side Runners. | Monsour Baker

Female CEO of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations | 11 – 2,499 Employees GOLD WINNER Global Results Communications | Santa Ana, California, United States | Powered through COVID-19, keeping entire staff employed. | Valerie Christopherson

Female CEO of the Year | Business Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees GOLD WINNER iMINDS Technology Services, Inc. | Pittsburgh, PA USA | XXX | Lakshmi Nallamothu

Female CEO of the Year | USA GOLD WINNER Midtown Personnel, Inc. dba The Midtown Group | Washington, DC USA | Moreau is a fierce advocate for women locally and globally | Helen Stefan-Moreau

Innovator of the Year | Business Services | 11 – 2,499 Employees GOLD WINNER DailyPay | New York, NY, USA | Revolutionizing the antiquated way the American worker receives their pay | Jason Lee

Innovator of the Year | USA GOLD WINNER HG2 Emergency Lighting | Orlando, Florida, United States of America | Mr. Baker’s most important achievement is his HG2 Side Runners. | Monsour Baker

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Accounting and Finance GOLD WINNER ARIIX | Bountiful, UT USA | Launched industry-first medical program and wealth management system. | Jeff Yates

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Corporate Communications GOLD WINNER Tierney | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA | Named 2016 Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania | Mary Stengel Austen

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Human Resources GOLD WINNER Hilton Software | Coral Springs, FL USA | Tracy aggressively hiring smart and passionate employees for future innovations | Tracy Ellison

Outstanding Executive-Professional of the Year | Information Technology GOLD WINNER GalaxE Solutions Inc. | Somerset, NJ USA | Transform Medicare Part D Business for a Fortune 50 Company | Sunil Tanuku

Top CEO of the Year | The Creative GOLD WINNER HG2 Emergency Lighting | Orlando, Florida, United States of America | Mr. Baker’s most important achievement is his HG2 Side Runners. | Monsour Baker