Cover Story : Jerry Clum
Top 20 Extraordinary CEOs to Watch
It is no secret that today’s world is changing, and transforming at a rapid pace that requires prophecy, boldness, and flexibility. It is the leaders’ role to understand this changing environment consistent with their business scenario. In recent years, the world has seen tremendous adoption of digital transformation and in the organizations, chief executives have taken responsibility over leadership regarding this transformation. His views, ideas and opinions are looked upon as the voice of the organization. Jerry Clum is the founder and CEO of Hommati, a franchise business that is growing quickly with 52 franchisees already awarded in 22 states.
Top 20 Extraordinary CEOs to Watch
CEO of the Year: Dr. Fred Cooper
Dr. Fred Cooper: Delivering Industry-Leading Services to Benefit Entrepreneurs and Business Owners
Dr. Fred Cooper is the CEO and Founder of ARIIX. He is a respected leader with a talent for creating lucrative opportunities on a global scale. Ariix an industry-disruptive direct selling company that partners with world-renowned nutrition, health, and lifestyle experts, bringing brands that are on the leading edge of what science and nature can offer. With eight efficacious, result-oriented product lines, the company offers a comprehensive 360º approach to helping consumers and business partners live their very best life. ARIIX’s culture makes it different in many ways.
CEO of the Month: Abdul B. Subhani
Abdul B. Subhani: Supporting Businesses Through Innovative IT Solutions
Synack is a crowdsourced security testing platform that delivers smart penetration testing to security teams who need an efficient and scalable way to test their attack surfaces on a continuous cadence and get actionable results. The company’s solution is the industry’s only penetration test to seamlessly combine trusted crowdsourced security testing talent augmented by proprietary AI technology to give customers the best of human intelligence and machine intelligence. Synack smart security testing yields..
Bipin Shah: Powering Customers with Automated Software Development Solutions
Bipin Shah is the Chairman and CEO of Kovair. He has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University at Kolkata and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin. After which he worked in the semiconductor industry for several years before entering the Software domain more than a decade ago, all in the US.
Charles Green: Transforming the Financial Services Industry with Unparalleled Data Driven Insights
After a previous career founding and then selling a digital media business with several years in a variety of market research firms, Charles Green, Founder and CEO of RFi wanted to provide a valuable market-leading research solution with fantastic client experience. As the financial crisis began in 2007, Charles saw an opportunity to provide valuable, up-to-date customer data-driven insights, using a technology-based solution at a cost-effective price all combined with industry expertise, and so founded RFi.
Dr. Isaac Andy: Managing Businesses IT Infrastructure Through Customized Technology Offerings
Dr. Isaac Andy, Founder, and CEO of iZND Services is an avid leader that takes pride to provide IT Solutions (Hardware and Software) through his organization with a strong leadership backbone. He brings his entrepreneurial journey with enthusiasm and excitement and commenced his career as an Analyst Programmer, developing integration during the transition from UNIX to Microsoft Windows for POS systems. During his journey, Isaac has donned himself in different job roles.
Dr. Tigran Haas: Shaping the Future of Urbanism Through High-Quality Research
Dr. Tigran Haas is the Director and CEO of the new Centre for the Future of Places (CFP) and the Director of the Graduate Program in Urbanism at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at KTH. He holds advanced degrees in Architecture, Urban Planning and Urban Design, Environmental Science and Regional Planning. He is the Associate Professor, Reader – Tenured (Docent, Lektor) of Urban Planning + Urban Design. He has been a guest professor at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM).
Gordon Shevlin: A Distinguished Leader Enabling Agile Enterprises Risk Management
Gordon Shevlin is the CEO of Allgress Inc, a Goverence, Risk and Compliance (GRC) company, and one of several security companies he has co-founded over a career spanning more than 25 years. Prior to Allgress, Gordon co-founded SiegeWorks and SiegeWorks International, a digital defence services firm. There he grew the company, built a strong international presence, and managed its successful acquisition by FishNet Security, the nation’s leading provider of information security solutions.
Helen Al Uzaizi: Nurturing Entrepreneurship at An Early Age
BizWorld in the Middle East is led by CEO Helen Al Uzaizi primarily focuses on entrepreneurship education for children and youth between the ages of 7 and 15, developing their critical thinking, leadership, and teamwork skills. To date, BizWorld programs are being implemented in schools across 100 countries, and it had a great potential in the Middle East, where it would be a truly novel approach to nurturing kids’ entrepreneurial spirit and developing their leadership skills. It has fully Arabized the program to suit the region’s needs
Hisham Alrayes: A Transformational Leader Enabling Enterprises to Grow the Potential of Investments
As Group CEO and a member of GFH’s Board of Directors, Hisham Alrayes, has presided over the transformation of GFH into a well-diversified and fully-fledged financial group with the mission of becoming one of the region’s most prominent investors and investment partners. Hisham brings extensive expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the regional and global markets and has effectively leveraged his experience, know-how and reach to reshape and diversify GFH’s business and create a highly professional team and organisation around him capable of creating value for clients.
Ian Flanagan: An Influential Fintech Innovator in the Yachting Industry
Ian Flanagan, Founder & Group CEO of Voly, was born and brought up in North Wales playing tennis from the age of 3 to 21 years old. Ian became a professional, global tennis player, winning a Youth Olympic Gold medal before retiring due to injury. This created the drive to set up a number of successful businesses across multiple sectors, eventually leading to the establishment of Voly Ltd in 2016. Now married with a family, living in Cheshire, Ian’s goal is to continue his passion for business and expand Voly.
James Lloyd-Townshend: Bringing Digital and IT Talent to Businesses Through Recruitment Services
James Lloyd-Townshend is the Chairman and CEO of Frank Recruitment Group. After graduating from the University of Newcastle with a degree in economics and accounting, James returned home to Northern Ireland and did pretty well for himself selling tractor finance to farmers. He then decided to try his hand at a new challenge, moved back to the North of England, and found a job in recruitment. He put the graft in and began climbing up the ranks.
Jeff LoCastro: A Next-Generation Leader Changing Things from “Good” to “Great”
Automation is changing the way businesses work today. Automation helps in achieving cost minimization, greater efficiency and streamlined procedures. It shouldn’t be a surprise when we see financial risk decisioning processes being automated too. Neener Analytics has automated financial risk decisioning to 1-click of the consumer social media profile OR in as little as 3-minute chat with ARIA, the world first augmented AI chat-based risk decisioning tool.
Myles Peacock: Redefining Content Production with Tech-Powered Innovation
Myles Peacock as the CEO of CreativeDrive is focused on supporting its exceptional talents of over 1,000 talented photographers, filmmakers, motion graphic designers, app developers and numerous other specialists. Myles also heads the CreativeDrive’s global executive team’s strategy, client service and performance offerings, continuously seeking to simplify the content creation cycle for the benefit of clients and brands.
Nin Desai: Crowdfunding Venture Capital Through Multiple Investment Options
Ms. Nin Desai is the President and CEO, of NIN Ventures (or NIN.VC) – a crowdfunded technology venture capital firm based out of Chicago. She has been awarded 2015 CEO Of The Year – Illinois, for innovation and contribution to the Venture Capital & Private Equity industry by Acquisition International magazine and Private Equity Fund Manager to Watch for 2017 by Corporate America. NIN.VC invests in Series A and B rounds of 3D printing, the 4th industrial revolution, cloud computing, virtual reality, financial services, education software, and other disruptive technology companies.
Patrick Doyle: Delivering Effective Cancer Therapeutics by Targeting Pre-Cancerous Cells
Patrick Doyle is the CEO of Stelexis Therapeutics. Throughout his career, Patrick’s passion for advancing the field of biopharmaceuticals has driven him to set and accomplish ambitious business objectives. He has catapulted companies to a higher status, accrued millions of dollars in funding, and set up productive relationships with organizations in countries around the world. He has also demonstrated his belief in overcoming issues with persistence, collaboration, innovation, and an eye towards long-term strategies.
Peter Nilsson: Redefining Aerospace Industry with Cutting-Edge Thermal Management System
Peter Nilsson is the CEO and Co-founder of APR Technologies. He was the initiative taker behind the company. Prior to building up APR Technologies, he studied physics at Uppsala University, worked at a large chemistry company, worked as pioneer with developing advanced nanosatellites, as well as R&D engineer at NASA/JPL with miniaturization of an instrument for detecting water on Mars, and developed and started commercializing small satellite technology and organization as R&D manager at ÅAC Microtec in Sweden.
Paolo Fidanza: Accelerating Businesses with AI-Powered Credit Scoring and Risk Assessment Solutions
Paolo Fidanza is Co-founder and CEO of MO Technologies. He has always worked to solve problems using technology – in automotive, social networking, healthcare and now financial. After he sold his last tech company (Opinit, LLC.) in 2016, he was looking for a new challenge. His friend Veronica Crisafulli was working at MasterCard on a software product that would extend credit to pre-paid phone users if they ran out of minutes/money on their account.
Richard A. Newberry: Making Buildings Smarter and Energy Efficient with IoT
Richard Newberry is the CEO of KMC Controls. He currently leads all aspects of the company and has led corporate development, new product innovation, and competitive strategy for the company since 2014. He has more than 30 years of executive and general management experience in the energy, oil and gas, technology manufacturing, and building automation segments. Richard always strives to apply a total solution view to guiding innovation and forging strategic partnerships with industry-leading technology firms.
Yossi Vardi: Safeguarding Automotive Customers Against Threats with Multi-Layer Cybersecurity Solutions
Yossi Vardi is the CEO and Co-Founder of SafeRide, the provider of vSentry™, the industry-leading multi-layer cybersecurity solution for connected and autonomous vehicles. He founded the company in 2016 with Hilik Stein who also serves at SafeRide’s CTO. For over 22 years, Yossi has been a successful sales, marketing, and business executive in multiple high-tech industries. He is an accomplished global market leader who developed major growth of numerous international businesses.