SYOSETT, N.Y., Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CEO Connection® has announced the winners of the 2016 Mid-Market Awards, which recognize mid-market leaders and companies that have demonstrated leadership, creativity, generosity and other qualities that represent the true spirit of the mid-market.
The recipients are:
Mid-Market Company of the Year: LinkedIn
LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful and transforms the ways companies hire, market and sell. Their vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce through the ongoing development of the world's first Economic Graph. LinkedIn has more than 400 million members and has offices around the world.
Mid-Market CEO of the Year: Ganesh Ayyar
Ganesh Ayyar, a distinguished leader in the IT services industry, joined Mphasis as its chief executive officer and executive director in January 2009. He has been instrumental in leading Mphasis to the "Billion Dollar Revenue Club." Ayyar is focused on transforming Mphasis to be a global company with industry vertical focus. He is also acknowledged for creating an employee friendly environment. He promotes an open door culture that puts great focus on employees and transparent communications.
Social Impact Award: John Replogle
Like the company he leads, Replogle has a mission to help people live healthier lives on a healthier planet. He took the reins of green-cleaning pioneer Seventh Generation in 2011. Under his leadership, the company continues to extend the boundaries of corporate consciousness. In 2011, Seventh Generation was acknowledged as the No. 1 green company in America. Replogle previously spent five years at Burt's Bees as chief executive officer and president, and he is credited with leading the company's deepened commitment to human and environmental well-being through the development of a business model called "The Greater Good," which embraces the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit.
"I am honored to recognize these deserving mid-market leaders and companies that represent the highest standards in business and society," said Kenneth Beck, CEO of CEO Connection. "The Mid-Market Awards acknowledge the sector as a job creator, a force for economic growth and a driver of social impact."
Nominations for the CEO Connection Mid-Market Awards are accepted from the community at large and are then vetted by an awards committee, which solicits the opinions of academic, media and business leaders, and presents four to five candidates in each category to a committee of all living prior award recipients who vote to determine the new honorees.
Award winners will be recognized at the 2016 Mid-Market Convention on September 18-21 at The Wharton School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This exclusive global gathering features hundreds of CEOs, political leaders and business experts convening to discuss issues and challenges for mid-market companies. For more information and to register for the convention, visit www.midmarketconvention.com/registration.
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Members are C-level executives with responsibility for all or significant portions of their respective company. They represent a wide variety of businesses across a broad geographic spectrum. Collectively mid-market companies account for $10 trillion of the $30 trillion annual U.S. private sector gross receipts.
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