INNOVATOR AWARD

Caldera Medical Inc.

In 2002, Caldera Medical was founded to bring differentiated technology to an emerging market. While large multinational corporations dominate the medical device industry, Caldera Medical foresaw an opportunity in the female pelvic health arena to form close relationships with surgeons and to build a company around this principle. Surgeon relationships continue to be the company touchstone, inspiring Caldera’s team to make life better for surgeons, the facilities that they operate at, and the patients they care for.

Caldera Medical concentrates exclusively on women’s health applications. Focus is one of Caldera‘s hallmarks. The company is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women. It develops and markets differentiated surgical implants specifically for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Today, Caldera’s products are used by urogynecologists, gynecologists, and urologists worldwide.

Epic Freight Solutions

At Epic Freight Solutions, the team puts in countless hours interviewing clients finding out what they want, how they want to be serviced, and why it all matters. Epic also understands that client service and superior performance go hand in hand. This feedback has led to the company’s emphasis on providing a unique, integrated freight solution. This system allows customers to book air, ground, domestic and international freight in one place.

Epic Freight Solutions also provides 24/7/365 proactive communication, via dedicated client service teams and technology, so customers can get in front of issues and plan accordingly. The company’s technology provides superior visibility into shipment data and transportation spend data so customers can make better business decisions. The provided 24/7/365 proactive communication, tracking and tracing updates throughout the shipment lifecycle, transportation optimization and integrity with dedicated client support teams are a constant.

ACCELERATOR AWARD

Los Angeles Distributing Co.

In 2012, Los Angeles Distributing Company was founded with a simple mission: to supply businesses in Southern California with healthier snacks and beverages. Eight years later, the company has built an amazing reputation that is rooted on simplicity, quality, and customer service. Over the years, LAD has expanded into new territories and product categories with many additions on the horizon. Five years ago, LAD added refrigeration by implementing cold chain infrastructure to support this growing and now dominant segment.

LAD’s product focus revolves around three pillars – refrigeration, plant-based, and hemp-derived items. The company is building out a new pillar in response to the 2020 pandemic which focuses on immunity and hygiene. LAD is extremely selective when adding new brands to ensure it maintains its point of differentiation. Its buying strategy helps it separate fads from trends, while only dealing with vendors that care about the customers. LAD has truly set a new market standard in the region.

Reveleer

Reveleer is a healthcare software and services company that uses machine learning and intelligent automation technology to empower payers in all lines of business to take control over their quality improvement and risk adjustment programs. The Reveleer platform enables payers to independently execute and manage every aspect of provider outreach, retrieval, coding, abstraction, and reporting – all under one platform. Leveraging proprietary technology, robust data sets, and subject matter expertise, Reveleer also assists payers with full record retrieval and review services to support financial performance and improved member outcomes. 

Reveleer is opening new possibilities and disrupting the healthcare market with a platform that automates many complex and exacting processes that have traditionally required manual work. The company’s growth is fueled by its flexible model which seeks to provide health plans with total control and transparency to run their programs by leveraging the latest technology – all in one secure, HIPAA compliant platform.

Traffic Management Inc.

Traffic Management, Inc. started with very humble beginnings in 1995 by brothers Chris and Jonathan Spano in their great grandmother’s garage. They were only teenagers, with a handful of employees. Today, TMI is the largest privately-owned minority business based in the United States. TMI is well equipped to provide best in class products and services that include traffic control services, engineering, equipment rentals, product sales, sign manufacturing/installation and 24/7 emergency dispatch response.

TMI utilizes a proprietary technology which is a shared, yet secure, cloud-based communication and project management system called “TM-Soft.” This enables TMI clients to share real time needs in terms of changing equipment, driving directions, traffic control, crews as well as crew contact information, documents, and location maps that show existing or new conditions overview of jobs – no matter how complex.

RSM MIDDLE MARKET AWARD

Advertise Purple

Dollar for dollar, affiliate marketing is the most profitable performance revenue channel for e-commerce companies. Since 2011, Advertise Purple has successfully facilitated affiliate growth and management for today’s leading e-commerce companies and has the expertise and dedication required to maximize profitability, and grow brands on the leading consumer websites in the world.

With years of successful industry management experience and close to $1.3 billion in incremental affiliate revenue driven, Advertise Purple is revered by affiliate networks and top affiliates as the leading affiliate management company online. Its approach is to ensure clients will be a top advertiser in their vertical, and if Advertise Purple cannot ensure this, it won’t take them on as a client. Through close affiliate relationships, proven strategy, and proprietary management tools, its affiliate management platform has proven to be the best in the business.

SADA Systems Inc.

SADA Systems believes that it’s not enough to migrate to the cloud, it’s about what you do once you’re there. The company helps its clients by accelerating application development; advancing productivity and collaboration; and using client data as a competitive edge. When it comes to Google Cloud, SADA is not an add-on, it is a must-have, driving the business performance of clients with its power.

SADA is grounded by its core values with ‘Do the Right Thing’ as the true north in everything the company does. When it comes to the Google Cloud ecosystem, SADA helps clients change the way they work, harnessing the power of what technology can do. With over 20 years of experience in technology consulting and IT services, SADA stands ready to tackle clients’ biggest ambitions and boldest goals.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD

Ace Fence Co.

Ace Fence Company originally started in the San Gabriel Valley in 1949. In 1988 Ace was acquired by America Tang, who has owned and managed this company until 2016, when her daughter, Amy Tsui stepped in to continue the family business. Ace Fence Company jobs are comprised of 85% Public Works, 10% Commercial and Industrial work and 5% residential work. The company is signatory to a collective bargaining agreement with the Southern California District Council of Laborers and its affiliated locals.

Ace Fence Company believes in paying its success forward whenever it can and embraces the idea of social responsibility as a way of giving back to the community through donations to local school programs and various charities. The company also recycles and disposes of waste properly. America Tang is also the founder of Lending Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to “end global poverty with education and capital.”

Million Dollar Baby Co.

Million Dollar Baby strives to make the safest, most beautiful (mostly children’s) furniture in the world. The company started with two parents and one crib, the classic Jenny Lind, back in 1990. Over 26 years and millions of cribs later, the company has grown to six brands of children’s furnishings ranging in design aesthetic and price, and have also developed an in-house startup, Capsule Home, designing modern, accessible home furnishings at incredible prices.  

Million Dollar Baby’s philanthropic focus has been to give and support thoughtful non-profit organizations that are making a life changing impact on children throughout the world.  Whether it is supporting and participating in summer camps for foster children or helping a blind orphanage in China build a special needs campus, the company is drawn to the people, most importantly, who have dedicated their lives to being selfless and making others’ lives better.  

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

EV Connect

Stepping into a leadership role in the EV charging station management arena, EV Connect makes it easy with premium customer service, from installation to driver support. For its network, EV Connect offers comprehensive EV charging management software to manage access, pricing, and performance on its customers’ charging stations. Its network solution is ideal for multi-unit dwellings, workplaces, municipalities, education, retail, hotels, and hospitals.

EV Connect’s customers enjoy the benefits of best-in-class EV charging software that powers startup networks to the largest networks in the world. The company’s Pioneer solution is ideal for charge point operators who want a scalable, branded solution with maximum station reliability. Its Foundation system enables customers to customize their EV charging platforms with an innovative and open charging network platform of software and services. Foundation’s powerful API Gateway serves as the back-end platform that enables a custom solution that is perfect for fleet operations, retail locations, and grocery

PBS Engineers Inc.

PBS Engineers, Inc. is a leader in MEP engineering consulting, dedicated to personalized service through excellence, innovation, and high performance solutions since 2003.  The company’s goal is to provide a superior industry-leading service to its clients.  With offices in Los Angeles, San Diego and headquarters in Glendora and  an internal staff of over 60 professionals, PBS offers a range of engineering services which include mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design, fire protection, IT & telecom systems, study and implementation of co-generation, thermal energy storage, and photo-voltaic and day-lighting systems.

PBS Engineers’ LEED certified and Title 24 compliant designs demonstrate the company’s commitment to energy savings and sustainable design which is evident in its approach to each project.  PBS utilizes the latest in CADD and BIM technologies, assuring that clients receive the highest quality engineering services. The company’s founders’ vision is to establish an MEP consultancy that delivers a quality product design and a seamless and personal customer experience.

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