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2016 Most Admired Company Spotlight Award Winner: GoDaddy

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GoDaddy Video by Merestone Most Admired Company: 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Blake Irving, CEO What it does: Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. Admirable quality: Collaboration and innovation are key components to GoDaddy’s culture. Work spaces are designed to integrate innovation and creativity, enabling employees to easily join forces. GoDaddy’s… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company Spotlight Award Winner: WebPT

Brad and Heidi Jannenga are co-founders of WebPT.
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WebPT Video by Merestone Most Admired Company: 2013, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Heidi Jannenga, president and co-founder What it does: Provides cloud-based electronic medical records and practice management software for physical therapists. Admirable quality: By creating an affordable, intuitive, and technologically sound cloud-based EMR for rehabilitation therapists, WebPT brought all the benefits of EMR… Read More →

SRP launches major renewable energy project with Apple

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Salt River Project’s Board of Directors approved an agreement to purchase the energy produced from Apple’s new 50-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant, located in Pinal County east of its data command center in Mesa. SRP was part of an Arizona team that worked with Apple to locate in the East Valley in 2014, and later… Read More →

ON Semiconductor completes $2.4 billion acquisition

ON Semiconductor Corporation

ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) (“ON Semiconductor”) and Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCS) (“Fairchild”) jointly announced Monday that ON Semiconductor has successfully completed its previously announced $2.4 billion cash acquisition of Fairchild. “The acquisition of Fairchild is a transformative step in our quest to become the premier supplier of power management and analog semiconductor solutions for… Read More →

Oh How We’ve Grown: The Next Tech Hub is Settling in Our Valley

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Longtime Valley residents who can remember a time when restaurants shut down for the summer might find it hard to even recognize the growing city we call home now. As for new residents – trust me, not too long ago this was a far different town than the innovative metropolis you’re helping to create. Phoenix’s… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Shutterfly

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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 →

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union selects digital platform qvist

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Arizona’s largest credit union with $4 billion in assets, has partnered with Alkami Technology to provide its ORB digital banking platform to its more than 220,000 online banking users. Alkami’s platform will integrate with Desert Schools’ Corelation core platform. With Alkami’s ORB, Desert Schools’ members will have access to a modern, unified… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Medtronic

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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: 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 →

Scottsdale-based WGM expands cybersecurity investigating services


WGM, a leading information technology consulting, data analytics and cybersecurity services firm, expanded its offering to include a complete set of investigative services for clients to include both internal and external investigation capabilities. Internal issues may involve investigating employee issues of theft, misuse of company property, policy violations, threats against employees, difficult terminations and other… Read More →

Tech Council announces winners, finalists for Innovation Awards

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The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority announced Individual Award winners, Company Award finalists and Student and Teacher Awards for the 2016 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI) presented by Avnet. The awards honor the visionaries of Arizona’s technology ecosystem whose passion and dedication energize Arizona’s rapidly growing technology community. “We were pleased to… Read More →

Avnet names CEO after Hamada stepped down in July

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Phoenix-based global technology distributor, Avnet Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced its CEO appointment after its former CEO, Rick Hamada, stepped down in mid-July. Interim CEO William “Bill” J. Amelio has been named CEO of Avnet by the firm’s Board of Directors and will be assuming the role immediately, according to a Tuesday announcement. “For me, Avnet is all… Read More →

Tempe tech center to add 400 jobs


Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) will bring more than 400 jobs to its new 92,000-square-foot technology hub and service center located at 1144 W. Washington St., Tempe. Willis Towers Watson is hiring over 400 professionals, including software engineers, licensed benefit advisors, and other service experts. The center is designed to eventually house up to 800… Read More →