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Michael Gossie

About Michael Gossie

Michael Gossie is an award-winning journalist who has earned more than 50 awards for writing, editing and design. He studied economics at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., and put his entrepreneurial spirit to work in 2007, using a 200-year-old family recipe to launch an Italian sauce company. He is a competitive marathon runner, Ironman triathlete and is most proud of being the founding president of the Steuben Arc Foundation in Upstate New York, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities, including his sister.

2016 Most Admired Company: JDA Software

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

JDA Software Most Admired Company: 2016 Top Arizona executive: Marc Levine, CFO What it does: Software company providing supply chain management, manufacturing planning, retail planning, store operations and collaborative category management solutions Admirable quality: JDA’s workplace culture encourages associates’ success in a fun and energizing environment. From perks like a free on-site fitness room and… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Quarles & Brady

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

Quarles & Brady Most Admired Company: 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Nicole Stanton, office managing partner What it does: Full-service law firm for businesses and individuals. Admirable quality: The firm’s Wellness Committee nurtures employee health, increases day-to-day workplace satisfaction, enhances productivity and results in long-term, measurable improvement in employee wellness, along with reduced medical… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: MC Residential Communities

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MC Residential Communities Most Admired Company: 2016 Top Arizona executive: Lesley Brice, president What it does: Full-service real estate investment and property management company. Admirable quality: When designing the corporate office, MC’s partners created an environment that promotes fun and engagement. A 1950s diner-theme lunch room ensures that lunch provides an atmosphere that fuels employees’… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Infusionsoft

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Infusionsoft Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Clate Mask, CEO What it does: Offers an e-mail marketing and sales platform for small businesses. Admirable quality: All employees follow Infusionsoft’s Leadership Model, which is designed to help employees develop their talents, challenge themselves professionally and spur personal growth. Leaders support, mentor and grow… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Vanguard

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Vanguard Most Admired Company: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Bridget Olesiewcz, principal What it does: Offers mutual funds, ETFs, financial advice and related services. Admirable quality: Vanguard employees can search and sign up for any one of the company’s 12 service programs, which range from drives for blood and canned food to… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Laster Spine Institute

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Laser Spine Institute Most Admired Company: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Heidi Lenderking, executive director What it does: Helps patients with chronic neck or back pain. Admirable quality: Since 2005, Laser Spine Institute has helped more than 60,000 patients. The Laser Spine Institute business model streamlines the healthcare process, resulting in… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Plaza Companies

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by in AZ Business Magazine

Plaza Companies Most Admired Company: 2011, 2013, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Sharon Harper, president and CEO What it does: Full-service real estate firm specializing in the management, leasing and development of commercial properties and senior housing communities. Admirable quality: Plaza Companies actively identifies new industries, such as research and biotechnology, where it can play a… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Kitchell

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Kitchell Most Admired Company: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Jim Swanson, CEO What it does: Handles all aspects of the construction business, from concept through ribbon-cutting and beyond. Admirable quality: Kitchell’s Interactive Virtual Tours (IVTs) draw viewers into the finished space before construction is complete, letting them envision furnishings and flow. It takes the best… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: JE Dunn Construction

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JE Dunn Construction Most Admired Company: 2016 Top Arizona executive: Ben Strobl, vice president of Southwest operations What it does: Commercial construction company. Admirable quality: JE Dunn’s employee on-boarding program, Dunn from Day 1, partners new employees with seasoned employees to help foster a comfortable working relationship and to learn about corporate culture, norms and expectations… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Fennemore Craig

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

Fennemore Craig Most Admired Company: 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Stephen Good, managing partner What it does: A full-service law firm for businesses. Admirable quality: Through the firm’s involvement in Arizona’s water law, tax policy, telecommunications services, and mining and transportation industries, Fennemore Craig has played an instrumental role in moving the region’s economy forward. The… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Equity Methods

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Equity Methods Most Admired Company: 2016 Top Arizona executive: Takis Makridis, president and CEO What it does: Provides valuation, financial reporting, and human resources advisory services. Admirable quality: Every year, Equity Methods’ CEO undertakes an in-house survey called “How to Improve EM” to solicit ideas for improvement and to provide a safe outlet for employees… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Edward Jones

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Edward Jones Most Admired Company: 2016 Top Arizona executive: Dave Long, principal What it does: Financial services firm that serves investment clients. Admirable quality: A sports committee was formed to provide opportunities for all associates to get to know each other better. It organizes sports teams to play in city leagues. In the first year,… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Cresa

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by in AZ Business Magazine

Cresa Most Admired Company: 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Gary Gregg, managing principal What it does: Corporate real estate advisors specializing in tenant representation. Admirable quality: The Watkins Survey, a survey of real estate decision-makers that measures how companies are perceived by clients and prospects, measured 10 factors deemed critical for effective client service.… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Charles Schwab

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Charles Schwab Most Admired Company: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Bernie Clark, executive vice president and head of Schwab Advisor Services What it does: Provides help with financial planning, investments, retirement planning and more. Admirable quality: All Schwab employees receive eight hours of paid time off each year for community service and the… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: CBRE

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CBRE Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Craig Henig, senior managing director, Southwest Region and Arizona market leader What it does: CBRE is  a full-service real estate services company. Admirable quality: CBRE’s workplace culture stems from its RISE values — respect, integrity, service and excellence — which are… Read More →