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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: Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona

by in AZ Business Magazine | Nonprofit

Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona Most Admired Company: 2016 Top Arizona executive: Jason Barlow, president and CEO What it does: Nonprofit homebuilder for low-income families. Admirable quality: Habitat has built more than 1,100 hundred homes in the Valley since 1985 for people who otherwise would not have qualified for a conventional home loan. Habitat’s… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Hyatt Regency Phoenix

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Hyatt Regency Phoenix Most Admired Company: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Thomas Delaney, general manager What it does: Hotel with 693 rooms and mountain or downtown views. Admirable quality: In 2016, Hyatt has jumped 31 places to land at No. 47 on the Fortune Best Companies to Work For list. Its culture reflects… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Keyser

by in AZ Business Magazine

Keyser Most Admired Company: 2016 Top Arizona executive: Jonathan Keyser, founder and owner What it does: Real estate advisory firm helping tenants with lease renewals, relocations, build-to-suits, acquisitions and dispositions. Admirable quality: In line with Keyser’s core business methodology of success through selfless service is the formation of the Disruptive Institute at Keyser. The institute… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Shutterfly

by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Shutterfly Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Corey Conklin, vice president of customer care What it does: Internet-based image publishing service. Its flagship product is its photo book line. Admirable quality: The mission of Shutterfly’s foundation is to strengthen the connection to local communities through donations and organizational… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Ryan LLC

Ryan, LLC Most Admired Company: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Jon Sweet, executive vice president and vice chair What it does: Ryan provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services. Admirable quality: In 2015, Ryan won 75 awards including international, national, state, and city level… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Homeowners Financial Group

Homeowners Financial Group Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Bill Rogers, founder and CEO What it does: Mortgage company. Admirable quality: The leadership of Homeowners Financial Group takes part in offsite workshops for team building, developing and strategizing. Each member of the leadership team has access to a business coach… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Most Admired Company: 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Robert Meyer, president and CEO What it does: Named one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the United States by U. S. News and World Report. Admirable quality: Phoenix Children’s has the technology to turn two-dimensional images from a CT scan into… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Sonora Quest

Sonora Quest Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Dave Dexter, president and CEO What it does: Sonora Quest schedules and conducts thousands of diagnostic lab tests daily. Admirable quality: In November 2015, Sonora Quest Laboratories launched a collaboration with Safeway to open Patient Service Centers within select Safeway… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Medtronic

by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare | Tech

Medtronic Most Admired Company: 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Ron Wilson, vice president and general manager What it does: Medtronic is a global leader in medical technology. Admirable quality: Medtronic has been recognized many times over the years as a preferred employer by a variety of organizations. This includes Diversity Inc’s Inclusion Index “Top 50,”… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: JDA Software

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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

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

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

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

Laster Spine Institute

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 →