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CLASS OF 2016

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  • US Tech Solutions

    CEO

    USTECH is an award winning global firm providing a wide-range of talent, technology and total workforce solutions.

  • Centric Digital

    CEO

    Centric Digital is a leading digital transformation solutions partner helping traditional enterprises adapt their business model and operations to the digital age, their frameworks, data and platform are used to measure and drive digital transformation at enterprises worldwide.

  • Pariveda Solutions, Inc.

    CEO

    Pariveda Solutions, Inc. is a leading management consulting firm providing strategic consulting services and custom application development solutions for mobility, cloud computing, data, portals and collaboration, CRM, custom software, enterprise integration and user experience.

  • Standard Homeopathic Company and Hyland’s, Inc.

    Chairman & CEO

    Standard Homeopathic Company is a leader in U.S. Consumer Healthcare where it innovates, manufactures and markets OTC homeopathic medicines in the pediatrics, cough cold and analgesic categories.

  • Underscore Marketing

    CEO

    Underscore Marketing is an advertising firm that specializes in media strategy, planning and execution for leading health and wellness brands.

  • Cherwell Software

    Co-founder & CEO

    A global leader in IT service management (ITSM), Cherwell Software empowers IT to lead through the use of powerful and intuitive technology that enables better, faster, and more affordable innovation in IT and beyond.

  • The HCi Group

    CEO

    The HCi Group is a global leader in Healthcare IT consulting providing hospitals and health systems with professionals services such as: advisory services, strategy, enterprise implementation, innovation, training, integration, and sustaining support. HCi helps organizations leverage technology to lower the cost of healthcare and drive healthcare forward.

  • Axtria, INC.

    CEO

    Axtria, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud software for Big Data analytics, sales, marketing and risk operations management.

  • etouches

    CEO & President

    etouches, Inc is a global end-to-end event management software platform that delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI.

  • PeopleShare, Inc.

    CEO

    PeopleShare is Philadelphia’s largest staffing company that recruits the most talented people in the market and successfully match them with the area’s top companies. PeopleShare specializes in temp, temp-to-hire, and direct hire staffing in the clerical, light industrial, and financial sectors.

  • PharmaLogics Recruiting

    CEO & Founder

    PharmaLogics Recruiting is an award-winning global recruitment firm offering innovative hiring solutions to the life science industry. PharmaLogics’ dedicated team focuses on delivering top talent, decreasing time to fill and reducing placement cost per hire.

  • Engineers Gate

    President

    Engineers Gate is a team of mathematicians, computer scientists, financial engineers, and other market professionals managing proprietary investment capital and building a next generation platform for quantitative trading in global liquid instruments targeting exceptional risk-adjusted returns.

  • PulsePoint

    CEO

    PulsePoint is a programmatic digital advertising company that help brands engage the right consumers at scale by fusing the science of programmatic distribution with the art of content marketing.

  • Lancaster Pollard

    CEO

    Lancaster Pollard is a diversified financial services firm that helps the health care, senior living and affordable housing industries expand and improve their services by delivering a full range of investment banking, mortgage banking, private equity, balance sheet financing and M&A advisory services.

  • IIT Inc.

    Managing Director & CEO

    IIT is an award-winning information technology solutions company that provides professional, consulting and staffing services to assist Government and Fortune 1000 companies in solving their IT challenges.

  • SmartZip Analytics

    CEO & Founder

    SmartZip Analytics is a national leader in predictive marketing SaaS solutions for real estate and the broader housing industry. Using patent-pending predictive analytics, multi-channel marketing automation and smart lead management apps, SmartZip’s SmartTargeting platform offers an integrated solution to identify, connect with, and win business with home movers.

  • Apex Resources Inc.

    Founder & Co-CEO

    Apex is a specialty chemical provider. It delivers custom solutions to Oil & Gas industry. With its strategic positioning, Apex balances operational efficiencies, supply chain optimization and R&D innovation. Apex has been ranked fastest growing company by Inc. 500/5000 four years in a row, maintaining its position within top 500.

  • Handy

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Handy is the leading platform for connecting individuals looking for household services with top-quality, pre-screened independent service professionals. From home cleaning to handyman services, Handy instantly matches thousands of customers every week with trusted professionals in cities all around the world.

  • Zonoff

    CEO

    Zonoff empowers the world’s leading brands to deliver smart, seamless living to the mass market through its Consumer Internet of Things software and services platform. Zonoff offers a proven, enterprise-scale Consumer IoT Platform with the interoperability, flexibility and reliability needed to successfully support mass-market Smart Home offerings.

  • 365 Retail Markets

    CEO

    365 Retail Markets is a global leader in MicroMarket technology, offering a best-in-class platform for vending, foodservice, and hospitality with superior technology and ultimate flexibility in customization and branding.

  • Global Automotive Alliance

    CEO & President

    Global Automotive Alliance is a network of five separate manufacturing and logistics companies that provide quality manufacturing and exceptional logistics management services to large OEM and tier suppliers.

  • PlayNetwork

    CEO

    PlayNetwork is the leading innovator of branded customer experiences, improving the engagement between brands and consumers through music and entertainment media to enhance the customer experience, in-store and beyond.

  • TRIOSE, Inc.

    CEO

    TRIOSE, Inc. is a nationwide logistics management firm specializing in managed solutions for inbound and outbound freight management needs for the healthcare industry.

  • People’s Care

    CEO

    People's Care is a dynamic social services and healthcare company that operates a myriad of programs focusing on providing support and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities.

  • NOVAD Management Consulting

    CEO & President

    NOVAD Management Consulting is a solution oriented consulting firm providing expertise in the areas of Project and Program Management, Loan Servicing, Financial/Data Analysis and Compliance Audits. Successful engagements include providing clients organizational analysis, strategic planning, process improvement and implementation. Collaboration Best Practices. High Performance.

  • Apto Solutions, Inc.

    CEO

    Apto Solutions, Inc. is a global Lifecycle Asset Management leader that provides best-in-class asset value recovery and disposition services to the world’s leading organizations.

  • Smoothie King Franchises

    CEO & Brand Owner

    Smoothie King Franchises, Inc. is a privately held, New Orleans-area-based franchise company with more than 785 units worldwide. By creating each smoothie with a purpose, Smoothie King makes it simple and pleasurable for guests to achieve their individual health goals.

  • TicketManager

    CEO

    TicketManager is a cloud-based solution that enables companies to manage their sports, entertainment and special events tickets and measure the impact these programs have on their business.

  • My Alarm Center

    CEO

    My Alarm Center provides the most technologically advanced residential and small commercial security services and home automation technologies to households and businesses across the United States.

  • Theorem Inc.

    CEO

    Theorem is a global, industry-leading digital marketing partner to some of the world's most recognizable organizations. Operating across four continents, Theorem delivers a full suite of solutions to maximize the power of online media for some of the most sophisticated digital marketers in the world.

  • IT Cosmentics

    Co-Founder & President

    IT Cosmetics works with leading plastic surgeons to infuse cutting edge anti-aging technology into truly innovative, high performance color cosmetics that not only solve problems but also make women look and feel their most beautiful.

  • Consultants 2 Go

    Principal

    Consultants 2 Go is an award-winning consulting firm that provides innovative marketing and analytic solutions to Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies in the Financial Services, Telecom, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Healthcare and Insurance industries.

  • PayCommerce

    CEO

    PayCommerce is a global payments network that connects businesses to correspondent banks in 74 countries, designed with enterprise integration capabilities and complete automation of B2B/B2C/C2B payment transactions from initiation to settlement.

  • Healogics

    CEO & President

    Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population.

  • Galvanize

    CFO & Co-Founder

    Galvanize is a network of modern campuses where entrepreneurs, skilled programmers, and expert data scientists can access the skills, knowledge and network they need to level up and make an impact.

  • Schweiger Dermatology Group

    CEO & Founder

    Schweiger Dermatology Group a leading cosmetic and medical dermatology practice in the New York metro area providing care to over 150,000 patients annually throughout 20 locations.

  • Solomon Group

    President

    Solomon Group is an award-winning entertainment design and production firm that provides all of the essential services needed to create spectacular live events, brand activations, themed attractions, broadcast environments and architainment projects.

  • iPipleine, Inc.

    CEO

    iPipeline leads its industry in providing the next-generation suite of sales distribution software to the insurance and financial services markets through its on-demand service. Through their SaaS solutions, iPipeline accelerates and simplifies insurance sales, compliance, operations and support.

  • ITS Partners

    CEO & President

    ITS Partners is an established Symantec, ServiceNow and Microsoft partner specializing in the delivery of license procurement, design, training, implementation and ongoing support for some of the industry’s best solutions.

 

QuantumShift is a rigorous five-day developmental experience that annually challenges 40 of America's top entrepreneurs leading successful high growth companies.

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Meet America’s Top Entrepreneurs

CLASS OF 2016

  • US Tech Solutions

    CEO

    USTECH is an award winning global firm providing a wide-range of talent, technology and total workforce solutions.

    "Going through the QuantumShift program truly was a transformation. I feel that I'm light years ahead and have taken this giant leap forward that wouldn’t have happened had I had a regular week in the office.” — Lauren Boyer, Underscore Marketing

    Centric Digital

    CEO

    Centric Digital is a leading digital transformation solutions partner helping traditional enterprises adapt their business model and operations to the digital age, their frameworks, data and platform are used to measure and drive digital transformation at enterprises worldwide.

    Pariveda Solutions, Inc.

    CEO

    Pariveda Solutions, Inc. is a leading management consulting firm providing strategic consulting services and custom application development solutions for mobility, cloud computing, data, portals and collaboration, CRM, custom software, enterprise integration and user experience.

    Standard Homeopathic Company and Hyland’s, Inc.

    Chairman & CEO

    Standard Homeopathic Company is a leader in U.S. Consumer Healthcare where it innovates, manufactures and markets OTC homeopathic medicines in the pediatrics, cough cold and analgesic categories.

    Underscore Marketing

    CEO

    Underscore Marketing is an advertising firm that specializes in media strategy, planning and execution for leading health and wellness brands.

    Cherwell Software

    Co-founder & CEO

    A global leader in IT service management (ITSM), Cherwell Software empowers IT to lead through the use of powerful and intuitive technology that enables better, faster, and more affordable innovation in IT and beyond.

    "QuantumShift gave me the opportunity to connect with peers who are dealing with similar challenges.” — Gary Solomon Jr., Solomon Group"

    The HCi Group

    CEO

    The HCi Group is a global leader in Healthcare IT consulting providing hospitals and health systems with professionals services such as: advisory services, strategy, enterprise implementation, innovation, training, integration, and sustaining support. HCi helps organizations leverage technology to lower the cost of healthcare and drive healthcare forward.

  • Axtria, INC.

    CEO

    Axtria, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud software for Big Data analytics, sales, marketing and risk operations management.

    etouches

    CEO & President

    etouches, Inc is a global end-to-end event management software platform that delivers innovative technology solutions to streamline the event process and increase ROI.

    PeopleShare, Inc.

    CEO

    PeopleShare is Philadelphia’s largest staffing company that recruits the most talented people in the market and successfully match them with the area’s top companies. PeopleShare specializes in temp, temp-to-hire, and direct hire staffing in the clerical, light industrial, and financial sectors.

    PharmaLogics Recruiting

    CEO & Founder

    PharmaLogics Recruiting is an award-winning global recruitment firm offering innovative hiring solutions to the life science industry. PharmaLogics’ dedicated team focuses on delivering top talent, decreasing time to fill and reducing placement cost per hire.

    “Going through QuantumShift was a valuable way to challenge my own thinking and to network with other CEOs facing similar opportunities.” — Amy Kothari, My Alarm Center”

    Engineers Gate

    President

    Engineers Gate is a team of mathematicians, computer scientists, financial engineers, and other market professionals managing proprietary investment capital and building a next generation platform for quantitative trading in global liquid instruments targeting exceptional risk-adjusted returns.

    PulsePoint

    CEO

    PulsePoint is a programmatic digital advertising company that help brands engage the right consumers at scale by fusing the science of programmatic distribution with the art of content marketing.

    Lancaster Pollard

    CEO

    Lancaster Pollard is a diversified financial services firm that helps the health care, senior living and affordable housing industries expand and improve their services by delivering a full range of investment banking, mortgage banking, private equity, balance sheet financing and M&A advisory services.

    IIT Inc.

    Managing Director & CEO

    IIT is an award-winning information technology solutions company that provides professional, consulting and staffing services to assist Government and Fortune 1000 companies in solving their IT challenges.

  • SmartZip Analytics

    CEO & Founder

    SmartZip Analytics is a national leader in predictive marketing SaaS solutions for real estate and the broader housing industry. Using patent-pending predictive analytics, multi-channel marketing automation and smart lead management apps, SmartZip’s SmartTargeting platform offers an integrated solution to identify, connect with, and win business with home movers.

    Apex Resources Inc.

    Founder & Co-CEO

    Apex is a specialty chemical provider. It delivers custom solutions to Oil & Gas industry. With its strategic positioning, Apex balances operational efficiencies, supply chain optimization and R&D innovation. Apex has been ranked fastest growing company by Inc. 500/5000 four years in a row, maintaining its position within top 500.

    Handy

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Handy is the leading platform for connecting individuals looking for household services with top-quality, pre-screened independent service professionals. From home cleaning to handyman services, Handy instantly matches thousands of customers every week with trusted professionals in cities all around the world.

    Zonoff

    CEO

    Zonoff empowers the world’s leading brands to deliver smart, seamless living to the mass market through its Consumer Internet of Things software and services platform. Zonoff offers a proven, enterprise-scale Consumer IoT Platform with the interoperability, flexibility and reliability needed to successfully support mass-market Smart Home offerings.

    “The QuantumShift program is tailor-made for companies that have gotten to a certain scale and are looking to figure out how to accelerate and optimize for future growth.” — Avi Gupta, SmartZip Analytics, Inc.”

    365 Retail Markets

    CEO

    365 Retail Markets is a global leader in MicroMarket technology, offering a best-in-class platform for vending, foodservice, and hospitality with superior technology and ultimate flexibility in customization and branding.

    Global Automotive Alliance

    CEO & President

    Global Automotive Alliance is a network of five separate manufacturing and logistics companies that provide quality manufacturing and exceptional logistics management services to large OEM and tier suppliers.

    PlayNetwork

    CEO

    PlayNetwork is the leading innovator of branded customer experiences, improving the engagement between brands and consumers through music and entertainment media to enhance the customer experience, in-store and beyond.

    TRIOSE, Inc.

    CEO

    TRIOSE, Inc. is a nationwide logistics management firm specializing in managed solutions for inbound and outbound freight management needs for the healthcare industry.

  • People’s Care

    CEO

    People's Care is a dynamic social services and healthcare company that operates a myriad of programs focusing on providing support and advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities.

    NOVAD Management Consulting

    CEO & President

    NOVAD Management Consulting is a solution oriented consulting firm providing expertise in the areas of Project and Program Management, Loan Servicing, Financial/Data Analysis and Compliance Audits. Successful engagements include providing clients organizational analysis, strategic planning, process improvement and implementation. Collaboration Best Practices. High Performance.

    Apto Solutions, Inc.

    CEO

    Apto Solutions, Inc. is a global Lifecycle Asset Management leader that provides best-in-class asset value recovery and disposition services to the world’s leading organizations.

    Smoothie King Franchises

    CEO & Brand Owner

    Smoothie King Franchises, Inc. is a privately held, New Orleans-area-based franchise company with more than 785 units worldwide. By creating each smoothie with a purpose, Smoothie King makes it simple and pleasurable for guests to achieve their individual health goals.

    "The QuantumShift program provides the opportunity to learn and grow, to become a better person, and more important, become emerging leaders of the future.” — Davon Kelly, NOVAD Management Consulting."

    TicketManager

    CEO

    TicketManager is a cloud-based solution that enables companies to manage their sports, entertainment and special events tickets and measure the impact these programs have on their business.

    My Alarm Center

    CEO

    My Alarm Center provides the most technologically advanced residential and small commercial security services and home automation technologies to households and businesses across the United States.

    Theorem Inc.

    CEO

    Theorem is a global, industry-leading digital marketing partner to some of the world's most recognizable organizations. Operating across four continents, Theorem delivers a full suite of solutions to maximize the power of online media for some of the most sophisticated digital marketers in the world.

    IT Cosmentics

    Co-Founder & President

    IT Cosmetics works with leading plastic surgeons to infuse cutting edge anti-aging technology into truly innovative, high performance color cosmetics that not only solve problems but also make women look and feel their most beautiful.

  • Consultants 2 Go

    Principal

    Consultants 2 Go is an award-winning consulting firm that provides innovative marketing and analytic solutions to Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies in the Financial Services, Telecom, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Healthcare and Insurance industries.

    PayCommerce

    CEO

    PayCommerce is a global payments network that connects businesses to correspondent banks in 74 countries, designed with enterprise integration capabilities and complete automation of B2B/B2C/C2B payment transactions from initiation to settlement.

    Healogics

    CEO & President

    Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population.

    Galvanize

    CFO & Co-Founder

    Galvanize is a network of modern campuses where entrepreneurs, skilled programmers, and expert data scientists can access the skills, knowledge and network they need to level up and make an impact.

    “It’s important to take time away and participate in the program because of the old saying, ‘You can’t always be working in your business, you have to be working on your business.’” — Wade Wyant, ITS Partners.”

    Schweiger Dermatology Group

    CEO & Founder

    Schweiger Dermatology Group a leading cosmetic and medical dermatology practice in the New York metro area providing care to over 150,000 patients annually throughout 20 locations.

    Solomon Group

    President

    Solomon Group is an award-winning entertainment design and production firm that provides all of the essential services needed to create spectacular live events, brand activations, themed attractions, broadcast environments and architainment projects.

    iPipleine, Inc.

    CEO

    iPipeline leads its industry in providing the next-generation suite of sales distribution software to the insurance and financial services markets through its on-demand service. Through their SaaS solutions, iPipeline accelerates and simplifies insurance sales, compliance, operations and support.

    ITS Partners

    CEO & President

    ITS Partners is an established Symantec, ServiceNow and Microsoft partner specializing in the delivery of license procurement, design, training, implementation and ongoing support for some of the industry’s best solutions.

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