Leadership: Todd Belfer, managing partner; Sue Ford, CFO

Website: canalpartners.com

What it does:
Venture capital firm that provides investor services and capital to B2B software and internet technology companies with market-proven products and services.

How it leads:
Canal Partners has successfully created significant value in both public and private enterprises utilizing its managers’ entrepreneurial and operational experiences in creating value-added growth. Many of the products and services that Canal has invested in are revolutionizing their respective industries through the use of cutting edge technology and proprietary products and services.

Honor the 2017 Industry Leaders of Arizona at the awards ceremony and dinner on Feb. 23 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn. Purchase tickets here.