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The Leaders nomination category includes executives, academics, government officials, or key employees who are part of organizations serving the small business market.

Nominees for 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards in the category of business leaders.

Greg Gianforte

12 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


An engineer by training, Greg Gianforte founded RightNow in 1997 and took the company public in 2004. He also founded Brightwork, a pioneering developer of network management applications, in 1986. With…   Read More



Christian Taylor

14 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Christian Taylor the CEO and founder of Payvment, the leading social commerce platform and the #1 eCommerce solution on Facebook. Before starting Payvment, Christian founded X Creative, a company focused…   Read More



Ridgely Evers

17 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Ridgely Evers has been CEO of companies in the software, real estate, investment, and consumer products industries. He has also been a supporter of America’s small business community. He currently leads…   Read More



Joe Woodard

158 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Joe Woodard is relentless advocate and leader for QuickBooks training and education. He’s an Advanced Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and Intuit Solution Provider with over 10 years of experience.…   Read More



Brian Tracy

15 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Brian Tracy is an author of dozens of books, including "Jones And The Salesman" and "Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life." Brian is the Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing…   Read More



Shelly Sun

13 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Shelly Sun is the founder and President of BrightStar, a full service healthcare staffing agency serving corporate and private duty clients since 2002. Shelly Sun founded BrightStar Franchising in January…   Read More



Lauren McCadney

28 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Now Sr. Manager Social Media at CDW, Lauren McCadney spent the past 6 years as the small business segment manager at CDW and prior held sales and marketing roles at SBC. McCadney has been building communities…   Read More



"Karen Kerrigan" Named A Top 100 Champion

103 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Karen Kerrigan is the President and CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, a prominent research and advocacy organization whose mission is to protect small business and promote entrepreneurship.…   Read More



Melanie Wing

30 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Melanie Wing is the Vice President of Marketing at Equifax. Graduating from the University of Arizona, Melanie turned her passion for marketing into successful career. Some of Melanie's past work positions…   Read More



Scott Cook

67 Votes

Nominated for a Small Business Influencer Award in: Leaders


Scott Cook co-founded Intuit Inc. in 1983 and now serves as the chairman of the Executive Committee. Before founding Intuit, Cook managed consulting assignments in banking and technology for Bain & Company,…   Read More



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