2021 Dealmakers Award Winners
Presented By: Corporate Valuations Advisors
Congratulations to the 2021 Dealmakers Award Winners!
Founder & CEO
From a successful exit to two years into his next venture, QuotaPath CEO and Co-Founder AJ Bruno has learned a lot about starting a sales-led company versus a product-led one. For starters, the former TrendKite President and Co-Founder created a competitor in an industry he was already familiar with. With QuotaPath, nothing quite like this exists and it’s being built from a pain point he has only experienced as a customer.
With the desire to build an organization that disrupts a new industry in a completely unique way, and applying lessons learned from TrendKite, AJ knows that QuotaPath is operating in a multi-billion dollar industry and they are launching their product to organizations this summer. Here’s a snapshot of some of the differentiators.
President & CEO
The Enterprise Center
Della Clark’s vision for minority entrepreneurship is not about counting the number of successful businesses but about making businesses count. Since 1992, Ms. Clark has brought this vision to fruition as President of The Enterprise Center (TEC) – an organization at the forefront of its region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, guided by the mission to cultivate and invest in minority entrepreneurs to inspire working together for economic growth in communities. The Enterprise Center accomplishes this by accelerating the capacity of minority business enterprises to compete in any marketplace through business education, access to capital, management support, and connections.
Canadeo Investments, LLC
Paul Farr is Executive Chairman of MB Mechanical Holdings, owner and operator of mechanical contracting/engineering/construction businesses operating primarily in Pennsylvania and Maryland. He was previously President and CEO of Talen energy Corporation and EVP and CFO of PPL Corporation. Paul focuses his time on private equity and start-up investments and is an avid owner and breeder of thoroughbred race horses.
Managing Dir.; Former CEO
Accenture; Revolutionary Security LLC
Rich is responsible for the delivery of IT and OT cybersecurity services across utility, energy, chemical, health and life sciences, manufacturing, retail, and financial services industries. He is also the Global Utilities Lead for Accenture Security.
Prior to Revolutionary Security being acquired by Accenture, Rich was co-founder, President, and CEO. Revolutionary Security provided cybersecurity professional services to enterprise clients.
Prior to founding Revolutionary Security LLC, Rich spent over 20 years at Lockheed Martin and was the Director of Commercial Cyber Services. He also held other leadership positions at Lockheed Martin that involved working with commercial, federal, defense and local government organizations to plan, analyze, integrate and deliver complex systems, with practical experience in cyber security, software development, system architecture, business development, consulting and program management.
Chris is the CEO and co-founder of NeuroFlow, a digital health technology and analytics company promoting behavioral health access and engagement in all care settings. Chris is a former U.S. Army Captain from the US Military Academy at West Point and earned his MBA at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he also spent time as digital health consultant at McKinsey. Chris was also the founder of the literacy non-profit Things We Read.
Chad is a Partner at SeventySix Capital. Chad is responsible for the business operations and oversees the investments, finance, and administration at SeventySix Capital. Chad sits on the boards of the following SeventySix Capital portfolio companies: Fortë, Quintar and Vigtory (acquired by fuboTV).
Prior to joining SeventySix Capital, Chad worked at a start-up company in the sports industry. In addition, Chad started his career with the Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia 76ers, Comcast-Spectacor and the Walt Disney Corporation. Chad earned a Bachelor of Business Degree from James Madison University and a Masters of Science in Sport Management from East Stroudsburg University. He resides in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife and two kids.