Rank #1: #224 Prioritizing People - Randy Garn
Rank #2: #218 Building Huge Success from Work Place Happiness - Scott Johnson
Rank #3: #254 I&L Stanford Lab
Rank #4: #270 Author of ModernCTO and host of the #1 Technology Leadership Podcast - Joel Beasley
Rank #5: #278 Chairman of Likeable Media NYT Best Selling Author Global Keynote Speaker - Dave Kerpen
Rank #6: #268 Chief Creative Office, Havas New York - Harry Bernstein
Rank #7: #228 Patience and Experiential Learning - Troy Gregory
Troy Gregory shares his experience in running a company with diverse divisions while completing 360 projects in one year with 73% growth. Gregory advises all to be more patient and take time to learn from experience and the experience of others.
Rank #8: #262 Founder Of Stonewell - Christopher Jones
Rank #9: #258 CEO/Founder High Fitness - Emily Nelson
Rank #10: #284 Managing Director at Cisco Innovation Centers - Alex Goryachev
Rank #11: #252 Former CEO of Wiremold and Author - Art Byrne
Art Byrne is an Operating Partner with J.W. Childs Associates, a private equity firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of middle-market growth companies, where he leads the implementation of lean management at Childs' portfolio companies.
While serving as CEO or an equivalent position, Byrne implemented lean principles in more than 30 companies (including subsidiaries) and 14 countries during the past 30 years, giving him a matchless knowledge of how to turn around companies using a lean strategy. Byrne began his lean journey as general manager at the General Electric Company. Later, as group executive, he helped introduce lean to the Danaher Corporation. As CEO of The Wiremold Company he quadrupled the company size and increased its enterprise value by 2,500% in less than 10 years.
Byrne holds a bachelor's in economics from Boston College and an master's from Babson College. He also serves as a board member of the Shingo Prize.
Rank #12: #287 CEO of Glowforge - Dan Shapiro
Rank #13: #220 Navy Seal Leadership Lessons from the CEO of Adamantine Alliance - Thom Shea
(Ret.) Senior Chief Thom Shea is the CEO of Adamantine Alliance, a unique leadership and demanding human performance training organization. Thom works exclusively with “one person at a time” throughout the nation, to ensure transformational performance results. Thom has trained 100s of individuals to date to master the Five Pyramids of Human Performance® and led each through the intense training of Performance in the Margin®, the space where all performance occurs.
Before founding Adamantine Alliance, Thom served 23 years with distinguished Valor as a Navy SEAL. During his military career he served in three wars, ultimately leading a team of Navy SEALs into Afghanistan in 2009 where he earned a Silver Star, Bronze Star with Valor, Army Commendation with Valor and his second Combat Action Medal. He was hand-selected to serve as Officer In Charge of the famed SEAL Sniper course from 2009 – 2011. During his two year tenure, he transformed the sniper curriculum while successfully increasing both graduation numbers and shooting performance test scores.
He is the author of the national best-selling book, “UNBREAKABLE: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life”. Thom is the executive partner at Primal Quest LLC, the toughest multi-sport endurance event in the United States. Thom also serves as Director of Business Development for BarberWind Turbines. BarberWind Turbines represents an entirely new design for wind turbines that is efficient, economical and available to produce energy worldwide.
In his downtime, Thom competes in numerous ultra marathons and has volunteered countless hours to charity, raising funds through his athletic events for Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Chris Kyle Memorial Trust. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ball State University and a Master Training Specialist certification from the Naval Special Warfare Center. He now resides in Greenville, South Carolina with his wife and three children.