As a company that lives on the Internet, it’s clear why technology is important to us here at Business.com.
Last year, we set our sights on a new initiative, dubbed “The Kraken,” which would completely change the Business.com experience. At the heart of The Kraken is the technology that runs our site and our business as a whole. And at the helm of that technology is our Chief Technology Officer and the newly named “Top Tech Exec,” Robert Swisher.
Along with 13 other technology professionals, Robert was awarded the honor of Top Tech Exec in the "Private Micro" category on May 14, 2015 in San Diego. The Top Tech Exec Awards, sponsored by San Diego Magazine and Cox Business, honor outstanding information technology executives who work in San Diego, as nominated by their peers and clients.
"I'm honored to be recognized by the San Diego tech community for the work we're doing at Business.com. Over the last year, we've made huge changes from both a business and technology standpoint to ensure we're providing the best experience and value we can for both our audience and advertisers. We've got a lot more in store in the future, too! I share this honor and award with the entire Business.com team, who all have supported the progress we've made," Swisher said.
Nominees and honorees that met the specified criteria, as determined by an independent panel of judges, were recognized at the 2015 San Diego Magazine Top Tech Exec Awards. This year’s award had more than 400 nominees and over 200 qualified nominations. Over 800 people attended the event, which is in it’s 8th year.
The awards and honorees will be featured in a special edition of San Diego Magazine in July.
We congratulate the 12 other honorees:
Joe Gursky, Information Technology Director, USS Midway Museum
Sal Saldivar, Chief Information Officer, La Maestra Community Health Centers
Nathan Seaman, Information Systems Officer, Navy Medical Center
Frank Paredes, Director of Information Technology, San Ysidro School District
Tal Almog, Vice President of Operations, MaintenanceNet, Inc.
Brian Kelley, Director of Information Technology, Tarr Inc.
Terry Orletsky, Vice President of Information Technology, The Ken Blanchard Companies
Abe Lietz, Chief Information Officer, Jenny Craig and Curves International
David Henderson, Chief Information Officer, Sequenom, Inc.
Jeanette Sanchez, Chief Information Officer, AMN Healthcare
Lifetime Achievement Honoree
Mike Zill, Senior Vice President, Global Shared Services, Becton Dickinson
Cox Business Exemplary Award
Prudence August, Vice President of Information Technology, Palomar Health