U.S. Business Report is pleased to announce The Top 50 Business Leaders of New York for 2022. This state, just shy of 55,000 square miles and about 1% of the country’s land mass, has an economy nearly the same size as Canada as a whole. With that comes a slew of unique challenges that are not unknown to this year’s awardees. These individuals face adversity year after year but remain steadfast to the industries they serve. They are successful leaders and problem solvers, creative in their approach to leadership and their discipline.
Among this year’s awardees is Paul Segal, Chief Executive Officer of LS Power, who oversees one of the largest independent power and transmission developers in the United States; Harry Kargman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kargo, who transformed the company from a small start-up into one of the advertising industry’s fastest growing and most innovative technology companies; and Marty Burger, Chief Executive Officer of Silverstein Properties, who leads the company’s acquisitions and development efforts across the country and abroad.
Coming from varied professional backgrounds, these awardees are leaders of the highest caliber. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 Business Leaders of New York for 2022.
1. Jason Gorevic
CEO, Teladoc Health
Jason Gorevic is the Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors for Teladoc Health. He is passionate about transforming how healthcare is accessed, experienced, and delivered around the world. Over the past decade, the company has become the world leader in virtual care, directly delivering millions of medical visits across 175 countries each year and enabling millions of patient and provider interactions for thousands of hospitals, health systems and physician practices globally. Gorevic and his teams are working to create a new category in the delivery and enablement of whole person care.
Previously, Gorevic was a president and chief marketing and product officer for WellPoint and before that, a chief sales and marketing officer with Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Earlier in his career he worked with Oxford Health Plans as a director of service strategy. Gorevic graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in international relations.
2. Bob Kralik
President, Gould Paper
Bob Kralik is the President of the North American Division of Gould Paper. Gould Paper is one of the world’s largest suppliers of paper, pulp, and specialty substrates. Every day, their divisions work with printers, packagers, manufacturers, corporations, and governments worldwide to deliver timely, cost-efficient supply chain solutions. They are an independent paper supplier, specializing in the supply of paper and complimentary paper management services direct to the publishers and printers of books, journals, magazines, music & exam papers, as well as experts in greeting cards and gift wrap. Kralik has 36 years of experience. He began his career in 1986.
Before joining Gould Paper, Kralik was a president at WWF National. Kralik earned an undergraduate degree in history business from Marist College.
3. Emily Weiss
Founder & Executive Chairwomen, Glossier
Emily Weiss is the Founder and Executive Chairwoman of Glossier Inc, the digital-first beauty company that’s changing how the world sees beauty. Weiss works closely with the CEO and board on stewarding Glossier into the future, supporting the brilliant leaders of creative, brand, product, and retail, as they work toward building an iconic, 100-year-old brand. Founded in 2014, Glossier is the pioneer of a “skin first, makeup second” beauty philosophy that celebrates individual freedom and choice. Glossier’s modern essentials spanning skincare, makeup, body, and fragrance are available in seven countries through Glossier.com, as well as freestanding retail stores across the U.S. and U.K.
Prior to starting Glossier, Weiss founded the beauty blog Into The Gloss. She has been included in TIME's 100 Next, Vanity Fair’s New Establishment, Fortune’s 40 Under 40 and Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. Weiss graduated from New York University with a degree in studio art.
4. Angela Arabov
CEO, Jacob & Co.
Angela Arabov is the Chief Executive Officer of Jacob & Co. For over a quarter of a century, Jacob & Co. has created revolutionary timepieces and jewelry for men and women. As the world’s premier house for the fusion of impeccable quality, classic technique, and unmatched creativity, Jacob & Co. is the first choice for discerning individuals whose demand for superb craftsmanship is matched with a taste for visionary artistry in both jewelry and fine watchmaking.
Arabov has spent decades with the company as a driving force for creativity and uniqueness.
5. Paul Segal
CEO, LS Power
Paul Segal is the Chief Executive Officer of LS Power and has served in that capacity since 2011. Segal is also a member of LS Power’s Management Committee, overseeing one of the largest independent power and transmission developers in the United States. Additionally, the Firm launched LS Power Equity Advisors in 2005, through which it has raised $6.36 billion in committed capital for its power and energy infrastructure-focused private equity investment strategy.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Segal oversaw LS Power’s asset management and renewables development activities. In 2002, Segal founded Luminus Management, a hedge fund which invested across the capital structure of publicly traded power, energy, utility, and related companies, for which he was a president and portfolio manager until 2011. Segal began his career at Smith Barney as a generalist in the Mergers and Acquisitions Investment Banking group. Segal graduated from the Rutgers College of Engineering with an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering.
6. Harry Kargman
Founder & CEO, Kargo
Harry Kargman is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kargo, the leading mobile brand advertising marketplace. Kargman is the chief architect of Kargo’s strategy and culture. Under his leadership over the last thirteen years, Kargman has transformed Kargo from a small start-up into one of the advertising industry’s fastest- growing and most innovative technology companies. Today, Kargo works with the world’s most prestigious brands to deliver mobile advertising that goes beyond the banner. Their technology can be found on more than 300 of the largest media company properties, from The New York Times to Hearst, NBC to Viacom, Scripps to Turner, CNN to Fox, Time, Inc. to Vice and many more, and its technology powers the campaigns of more than 200 of the most influential consumer brands.
Kargman holds over fifty patents related to Kargo’s technology and continues to push the company to innovate. Kargo has pioneered unique media formats and data across publishers to help serve the right advertising and creative formats to the right user. Kargo has been recognized with some of the highest honors in the digital advertising industry, including more than 7 Mobi and OMMA awards for creative innovation. Kargman is a frequent speaker and panelist at many advertising and technology conferences, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Today Show, AdAge, Bloomberg, Fox Business, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and dozens of other media outlets. Kargman graduated with honors from Harvard College, where he is now an advisor to young entrepreneurs through the Harvard Innovation Lab.
7. Christopher Neumann
Owner & President, Erie Materials
Christopher Neumann began his professional career 29 years ago. Today, he is the President and Owner of Erie Materials. Erie Materials has delivered high-quality products and exceptional service at the best value to professional contractors. Today, they are the leading distributor of building products in upstate New York and northeast Pennsylvania. Over the years, the company has strategically expanded and now has nine locations, more than 350 employees, a fleet of vehicles and an advanced distribution system.
Neumann earned an undergraduate degree in business administration and management from Saint Michael's College.
8. Jack Groetzinger
Co-Founder & CEO, SeatGeek
Jack Groetzinger is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SeatGeek. SeatGeek was built in 2009 as the only mobile ticketing marketplace created with fan experience at the top of mind. They’re transforming the way fans buy and sell their tickets to their favorite live events across sports, music, and theater. While they humbly believe they have the best consumer technology on the market, their mission goes beyond that by bringing a technology-first approach to an entire industry sorely in need of a better solution. SeatGeek’s acquisition of TopTix created SeatGeek Enterprise, the premier primary ticketing solution on the market and perfect complement to their best-in-class consumer tech. Groetzinger has 17 years of experience. He began his career in 2005.
Groetzinger is a serial entrepreneur. Before joining SeatGeek, he founded Scribnia and before that, he founded Evolving Vox. Groetzinger earned an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from Dartmouth College.
9. Manipal Dhariwal
Co-Founder & CEO, Netsmartz
Manipal Dhariwal began his professional career 23 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Netsmartz. Netsmartz strives to be a leader in the global marketplace for IT solutions in the areas of cloud and infrastructure services, eLearning courseware, enterprise mobility, software development, digital marketing, and mobile app marketing. They believe that by focusing on total quality and customer satisfaction as their top corporate values, they’ll exceed growth goals while establishing long-term relationships with clients. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Rochester, NY, their business has achieved consistent annual growth in terms of revenue, profitability, clients, and employees. They have been ranked among the top 100 fastest growing companies in Rochester, New York. With over 900+ clients and 2000+ completed projects under their belt, they have the stability, experience, and scalability needed to achieve success.
Dhariwal earned an undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.
10. Steve Adler
Steve Adler is the President of TGI. He first joined the company in 1967. TGI Office Automation is a comprehensive office technology provider offering scalable solutions to complex business issues. TGI offers unparalleled, innovative technology from industry leading partners like Toshiba, Lanier, Lexmark, and HP. These partnerships enable TGI to provide businesses with both cost effective and reliable multifunction copy/print/scan devices. In addition to hardware solutions, TGI provides leading edge document management solutions structured to help businesses create, capture, store, access and secure documents more effectively and efficiently. TGI is a privately owned company committed to the satisfaction of their customers and the development of their employees.
11. Tomer Tagrin
CEO & Co-Founder, Yotpo
Tomer Tagrin is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Yotpo. Yotpo is the leading eCommerce marketing platform, helping thousands of forward-thinking brands like Rebecca Minkoff, MVMT, Bob’s Discount Furniture, and Steve Madden accelerate direct-to-consumer growth. Their single-platform approach integrates data-driven solutions for reviews, loyalty, SMS marketing, and more, empowering brands to create smarter, higher-converting experiences that spark and sustain customer relationships. They integrate with the tools online businesses use every day, including Google, Instagram, top eCommerce platforms, and the rest of the marketing technology stack. Tagrin has 18 years of experience. He began his career in 2004.
Before joining Yotpo, Tagrin was a contributor at The Next Web and before that a chip design developer at Intel. Earlier in his career he worked with the Israel Defense Force as a team leader specialized in training the next generation of Artillery commanders. Tagrin earned an undergraduate degree in software engineering from Tel Aviv University.
12. Zvika Netter
CEO & Co-Founder, Innovid
Zvika Netter is a passionate serial entrepreneur with over 22 years of experience in launching and managing global tech start-ups with focus on user experience. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Innovid. Innovid offers innovative ad formats for online video that promote user engagement and interactivity. The Innovid flagship product offers dynamic virtual placement of fully interactive objects into online video. By creating in-content advertising real-estate that is seamlessly integrated into the heart of the content, Innovid provides an engaging yet noninvasive user experience.
Previously, Netter founded NTR Visual Technologies and served as its CEO. From there, he went on to BeSure, before eventually co-founding Garagegeeks, his most recent venture prior to founding Innovid.
13. Ben Englander
CEO, Rosco Vision
Ben Englander is the Chief Executive Officer of Rosco Vision. He first joined the company in 1988. Rosco Vision is one of North America’s leading suppliers of backup camera systems, mirrors, visors, and other visual safety solutions to the worldwide commercial vehicle market. For over a century, Rosco’s vision has remained exceptionally clear. They engineer and manufacture visual safety systems for all types of commercial fleet vehicles. Their products are designed from real-world knowledge of the challenges that today’s drivers face out on the open road. Additionally, Rosco Vision systems are also designed to help fleet managers run a more efficient operation, fully compliant with all safety rules, regulations, and legislation.
Englander earned an MS in mechanical engineering from Columbia University in the City of New York and an undergraduate degree in engineering physics from Yeshiva University.
14. Andrew Carayiannis
EVP, The Bell Company
Andrew Carayiannis is the Executive Vice President of The Bell Company. The Bell Company has grown to become one of the leading mechanical and plumbing contractors serving the Mid-Atlantic states. The Bell Company specializes in large, complex mechanical, plumbing and process piping projects, delivering superior results to private and public clients. At Bell, they pride themselves on over four decades of construction excellence on complex and challenging projects, whether large or small. From contract initiation to the end of the project, their guiding principles of performance, innovation and integrity are evident in everything they do. Carayiannis has 36 years of experience. He began his career in 1986.
Carayiannis earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Clarkson University.
15. Joseph Romano
Partner & President, JRM Construction Management
Joseph Romano is a Partner and President of JRM Construction Management. At JRM, the cornerstones of their business are solid construction and excellence in on-site management. They bring their clients the expertise and full capabilities of a large firm while maintaining a boutique firm approach with top-down involvement. Romano provides overall strategic, operational, and business development leadership by implementing and enforcing the necessary control protocols to ensure smooth daily operations at JRM. Romano has over 20 years of industry experience managing some of the area’s largest and technically complex construction projects.
Romano is heavily involved in all aspects of the construction program overseeing contract administration, cost control, and cash flow analysis. For Romano, it’s imperative that JRM’s business goals are met by all project teams so each client experiences JRM’s streamlined, innovative, and premier construction services. Romano’s ability to establish and maintain relationships with clients, consultants, and subcontractors, combined with a successful track record of project delivery has proven to be an invaluable asset to JRM’s leadership team.
16. Bob Reed
President & Co-Founder, Options Group
Bob Reed is the President and Co-Founder of Options Group. He first joined the company in 1993. Options Group is a leading global executive search and strategic consulting firm specializing in financial services including capital markets, global markets, alternative investments, hedge funds, private banking/wealth management, and technology. For more than 25 years, their clients and candidates have come to know that Options Group always exceeds expectations. Their innovative approach to facilitating limitless search possibilities for their clients and candidates around the world has been recognized as the industry standard. Options Group is on the forefront, pioneering a new generation of human talent management solutions, where research meets recruiting for optimal strategic results.
Reed earned an undergraduate degree in economics from the University at Buffalo.
17. David Holmer
CTO & Founder, Persistent Systems
David Holmer is the Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Persistent Systems. Persistent Systems is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures, and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay. The company’s industry leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting-edge Wave Relay system and technology. Wave Relay is capable of running data, video, voice, and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Their suite of products is field proven and utilized in commercial, military, government, industrial, agriculture, mining, oil and gas, robotics, and unmanned system markets. Holmer has 24 years of experience. He began his career in 1998.
Before founding Persistent, Holmer was a research assistant at Johns Hopkins University. He graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a PhD and with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science.
18. Marty Burger
CEO, Silverstein Properties
Marty Burger began his professional career 33 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Silverstein Properties. Silverstein Properties is a privately held, full-service real estate development, investment, and management firm. Founded in 1957 by Chairman Larry Silverstein, Silverstein Properties has developed, owned, and managed more than 40 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, retail, and mixed-use properties. Best known for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center, the firm focuses on large-scale, complex development projects that enhance neighborhoods. They own and operate a portfolio of high-quality assets valued at over $10 billion, with nearly 16 million square feet of commercial, residential, and retail space across ten office towers in Manhattan, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, a 443-unit luxury hotel in Orlando and two luxury rental buildings in Midtown Manhattan with 2,280 units including 500 affordable housing apartments and corporate suites.
Prior to joining Silverstein, Burger was president and CEO of Artisan Real Estate Ventures, a company he founded in 2006. Prior to Artisan, he spent many years at Related and was a vice president at The Blackstone Group. He got his start in 1993 with Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Real Estate funds. Burger earned an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from the University of Pennsylvania.
19. Brian Reh
Brian Reh is the Chief Executive Officer of Gorbel. He first joined the company in 1989 as operations project manager. Gorbel manufactures a comprehensive line of Crane Technology products, including enclosed track workstation bridge cranes, Cleveland Tramrail patented track cranes, I-beam jib cranes, gantries, and workstation jib cranes. They also have an exciting line of Ergonomic Lifting products. Gorbel cranes and lifting devices are used in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, chemicals, clean rooms, farm equipment, food & beverage, HVAC, injection molding, landfills, machine shops, metals, military, packaging, paper, pharmaceuticals, plastics, stone fabrication, textiles, and the wind power/wind turbine market.
Previously, Reh was a manufacturing engineer at General Electric Aircraft Engines. Reh earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Union College.
20. Daniel Keane
President & CEO, MOD-PAC
Daniel Keane is the President and Chief Executive Officer of MOD-PAC. MOD-PAC is a high-value-added, on-demand print services firm providing products and services in two product categories: folding cartons and personalized print. Within folding cartons, MOD-PAC provides custom folding cartons for branded and private label consumer products in the food and food service, healthcare, medical and automotive industries. The company also offers a line of stock packaging primarily to the retail confectionery industry. MOD-PAC'S strategy for growth is to leverage its capabilities to innovate and aggressively integrate technology into its production operations providing cost-effective solutions for its customers. Keane has 35 years of experience. He began his career in 1987.
Keane graduated from Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business with an MBA and from Dartmouth College with an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics.
21. Kevin Segalla
Founder & CEO, Tilting Point
Kevin Segalla began his professional career 34 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tilting Point. Tilting Point is a leading, award-winning free-to-play games publisher that empowers independent developers to grow and accelerate. As a partner-first company, they power up existing live games using deep marketing and product expertise, cutting-edge technology and a user acquisition war chest. To achieve success, Tilting Point employs a data-driven approach to user acquisition, while powering up existing live games for independent developers who may become closer partners on a new joint project as their relationship grows.
Segalla first got his start in 1988 as an engineering technician at Washington Independent News. From there, he went on to HBO, before eventually founding the Connecticut Film Center where he served as the CEO, his most recent position prior to founding Tilting Point. Segalla earned an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University.
22. James Rabbia
VP of Operations, Fiber Instrument Sales
James Rabbia is the Vice President of Operations of Fiber Instrument Sales. He first joined the company in 2011. Fiber Instrument Sales, Inc. (FIS) was founded in 1985 to fulfill the growing need in the communications industry for fiber optic cables and connectivity equipment. FIS is a manufacturer and full-line distributor of communication fiber optics, test equipment, connectors, cable and cable assemblies, tools and tool kits, fiber optic consumable products, and more.
Previously, Rabbia was a plant manager at Remington Arms and before that a VP and GM of operations at Sturges Manufacturing. Earlier in his career he worked with Utica Metal Products as a VP of engineering. Rabbia earned an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - The Lally School of Management and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University.
23. Richard Resnick
Richard Resnick is the President of Silverline. Silverline is a Salesforce Platinum Partner focused exclusively on the end-to-end implementation of salesforce.com and powerful third-party apps. They are also a team of self-proclaimed geeks with the same goal, to make their clients’ lives easier through technology. While working with clients across all industries, they have a strong focus on financial services and healthcare but love to take on unique projects leveraging the Salesforce Platform. At Silverline their motto is, “If you can dream it, we can build it.” Silverline also builds products that are sold on the AppExchange and used by both boutique businesses and Fortune 500 companies.
Before joining Silverline, Resnick was a principal founder at Business Endurance Solutions, Inc. Resnick earned an undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Northeastern University.
24. Viraj Puri
Co-Founder & CEO, Gotham Greens
Viraj Puri began his professional career 13 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gotham Greens. Gotham Greens is on a mission to transform the way they approach their food system, putting people and the planet at the forefront. Their sustainable growing practices and high-quality standards let them grow vibrant greens they’re proud to serve year-round. Local greenhouses and natural growing methods give plants everything they need and nothing they don’t for a fresh, just-picked taste. Through their national network of high-tech farms, Gotham Greens delivers fresh, long-lasting, and delicious leafy greens, herbs, salad dressings, sauces and dips all year round to retail, restaurant, and foodservice customers. Founded in 2009, Gotham Greens operates the largest national network of greenhouses totaling 600,000 square feet across nine facilities in New York City, Chicago, Providence, Rhode Island, Denver, Baltimore, and Northern California.
Puri earned an undergraduate degree from Colgate University.
25. Robert Larocca
EVP & Chief Strategic Relations Officer, SterlingRisk
Robert Larocca is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Relations Officer of SterlingRisk, which he joined in 1999 and helped transform into one of the nation’s top privately held insurance brokerages. His professional strengths include strategic insurance carrier relations, client management, new business development, strategic planning, and executive management.
In addition to his roles with SterlingRisk, Larocca sits on several broker advisory boards and regularly interacts with insurers at the senior level. Industries that benefit from Larocca’s far-reaching relationships and experience include human services, real estate, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and professional services. Backed by SterlingRisk’s various business units, he is recognized for delivering exceptional client service. Larocca earned an undergraduate degree in business from LIU Post.
26. Marc Koch
President & CEO, Somnia
Marc Koch is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Somnia. Somnia Anesthesia optimizes anesthesia services for healthcare facilities throughout the country by combining clinical excellence with unparalleled management acumen. Owned and operated by anesthesiologists since 1996, Somnia provides a turnkey, solutions-based approach to anesthesia management. With an extensive in-house infrastructure and a single-minded focus on anesthesiology, Somnia builds and manages local anesthesia teams that consistently deliver the highest quality patient care, enhance operating room performance, increase revenues, and achieve full surgeon and patient satisfaction. Koch is a perioperative physician with 25 years of executive level experience.
Before joining Somnia, Koch was a medical director at South Shore Ambulatory Surgery Center and before that a director of the operating room at St. Clare Hospital. Earlier in his career he worked with Yale University School of Medicine as an anesthesiology resident. Koch graduated from Fordham Gabelli School of Business with an MBA, and from Stony Brook University with an undergraduate degree in liberal arts.
27. George Daguillard
President & Founder, Stellae International
George Daguillard began his professional career 35 years ago. Today, he is the President and Founder of Stellae International. Stellae International is the supply chain partner for some of the biggest names in fashion. They simplify the complex world of international fashion and luxury goods distribution, bringing efficiency and opportunity to supply chains that are often a luxury company’s biggest challenge. From the moment their clients decide to bring a product line to the international market, they start preparing the distribution channels to make it a success. They take the orders from their fashion shows, receive all the inventory at their distribution center, and handle every aspect of the fulfillment process. Clients no longer have to worry about transporting their products to market, Stellae ensures everything goes to the right retail stores where they’ll be sold to some of the world’s most discerning clientele.
Daguillard first got his start in 1987 as an aircraft systems analyst at Pan American Airlines. Daguillard earned an undergraduate degree in negotiation and business management from Harvard Business School.
28. Jack Rifenburg
Vice President, Rifenburg Construction
Jack Rifenburg is the Vice President of Rifenburg Construction. He first joined the company in 1972. Rifenburg is one of Upstate New York's oldest and largest family-owned construction firms. Specializing in earth moving and restoration of all kinds, Rifenburg makes quick work of landfill expansions and closures, site work, highway and bridge expansion and utility installations. Between the headquarters in Troy, NY and a regional office in Raleigh, NC, Rifenburg has over 340 hardworking employees and can staff a project of any size. Working across the Northeast, Rifenburg is recognized as a leader in getting projects completed on time and safely. In 2000, one of Rifenburg's largest projects was named by OSHA as a VPP site, one of only two such sites to get this distinction in the United States.
29. Trey Smith
CEO & President, CallTower
Trey Smith began his professional career 25 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer and President of CallTower. Since its inception in 2002, CallTower has evolved into a global cloud-based, enterprise-class unified communications, contact center, and collaboration solutions provider for growing organizations worldwide. CallTower provides, integrates, and supports industry-leading solutions, including Microsoft® Teams Direct Routing, Operator Connect, Office 365, GCC High Teams Audio Conferencing and PSTN, Cisco® Webex Calling / UCM, Cisco® CCPP, CT Cloud UCaaS, CT Cloud Meeting powered by Zoom and four contact center options, including Five9 for business customers.
Smith first got his start in 1997 as in strategic sales at Global Crossing. From there, he went on to OneStream Networks. Smith earned a graduate degree from the University of Rochester - Simon Business School and an undergraduate degree in engineering from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
30. Richard Gottehrer
Founder & Chief Creative Officer, The Orchard
Richard Gottehrer is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Orchard. The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in 45 markets worldwide. With a comprehensive artist and label services offering, including full-service marketing, sync licensing, video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more, The Orchard empowers creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry. Gottehrer has 25 years in the entertainment providers industry. He began his career in 1997.
31. Nicholas Haines
CEO, The Bromley Companies
Nicholas Haines is the Chief Executive Officer of The Bromley Companies. He first joined the company in 2006. The Bromley Companies have built a diversified portfolio of real estate across the country. Their senior management team, with collectively over 120 years’ experience at the firm, have successfully collaborated on a broad range of property investments, development, and dispositions. With their sharp focus on developing compelling tenant spaces and highly personalized service, Bromley has developed many loyal relationships with both global Fortune 500 enterprises as well as individual residential tenants.
Previously, Haines was a director of business development at Vaultus Mobile Technologies and before that a private equity associate at Merrill Lynch. Earlier in his career he worked with Brown Brothers Harriman as an analyst. Haines earned an MBA from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree from Duke University.
32. Josh Wiener
Josh Wiener is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of SilverLining. SilverLining was founded in 1987 and has grown to become one of the world's largest and most respected general contracting and construction management firms. Specializing in high-end residential projects, from ground-up construction, to renovations, the internationally renowned firm operates in New York City, Westchester County, Connecticut, Long Island, The Hamptons, and Los Angeles. SilverLining sets its standards high, emphasizing attention to detail, efficiency, and flawless execution. Over the past 30+ years, SilverLining has completed more than 3,000 exceptional projects, while working with some of the world’s most discerning clients, craftspeople, designers, and architects. Wiener has 35 years in the construction industry.
Wiener earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Vassar College.
33. Marcy Gilbert
President & CEO, International Digital Centre
An industry power player, Marcy Gilbert is the President and Chief Executive Officer of International Digital Centre (IDC), a world renowned, bicoastal multimedia facility & NYC certified woman-owned business. Balancing a sassy know-how and personal connection toward her clients with an intuitive interest in everything she tackles, Gilbert epitomizes the aesthetic of a true media professional. She showcases a competitive drive to not only provide the highest quality service for her clientele, but to also push the standards of the industry to greater heights.
With relevancy being the key to survival, Gilbert has expanded IDC into cutting edge areas of service, offering global localization of media assets in over 80+ languages including 4K/UHD media processing, DCP, IMF, lip sync & voiceover style dubbing, subtitling & closed captioning, mastering, quality control, editing, sound mixing, and is also a major resource for English and Spanish audio description. With her esteemed team of global experts, Gilbert continues to further build the IDC brand, keeping a watchful eye on future innovation, and promoting accessibility and storytelling worldwide. Gilbert earned an undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University.
34. Dan Levitan
Dan Levitan is the Executive Vice President of BerlinRosen. He first joined the company in 2010 as an SVP. BerlinRosen is a fast-growing, full-service communications firm, now with 250+ communications and campaign strategists in New York, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles. Since being founded in 2005 by Valerie Berlin and Jonathan Rosen, the firm has expanded far beyond its roots in public affairs to provide a full range of communications services including digital, creative, strategic communications, branding and positioning, crisis communications, paid media and more.
Previously, Levitan was a director of communications at the Working Families Party and before that, an organizer at SEIU. Levitan earned an undergraduate degree in political science and government from the University of Maryland.
35. Gerald Summe
EVP, Wendel Companies
Gerald Summe is the Executive Vice President of Wendel Companies. Wendel is an architecture, engineering, energy efficiency, and construction management firm that delivers customized solutions and turnkey projects in innovative ways. What sets them apart from other firms is their delivery, responsiveness, insight, and transparency. They provide services to clients across the country, including architecture, interior design, civil, electrical, energy efficiency, environmental, mechanical, municipal, structural, and transportation engineering, construction management and more. The firm is headquartered in Buffalo, NY with offices across the country. Summe has 16 years of experience. He began his career in 2006.
36. Scotte Barkan
CTO & Co-Founder, Catchpoint
Scotte Barkan began his professional career 30 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Catchpoint. Catchpoint is the enterprise-proven digital experience observability industry leader, empowering teams to confidently own the end-user experience. They provide unparalleled visibility and insight into every critical system that collectively produces and delivers digital experiences to customers and employees. Business leaders like Google, L'Oréal, Verizon, Oracle, Equinix, Honeywell, and Priceline trust Catchpoint to proactively and rapidly detect and repair problems before they impact users. With the largest observability network, broadest capabilities, and highest data quality in the industry, Catchpoint is the ally needed to deliver on the unrelenting user experience expectations of today and tomorrow.
Barkan first got his start in 1992 as a software analyst at Robert Nathans Ltd. From there, he went on to CCH, before eventually rising to become a software architect at DoubleClick, his most recent position prior to joining Catchpoint. Barkan graduated from Stony Brook University with a master’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering and from New York University - Polytechnic School of Engineering with an undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics engineering.
37. Randy Sloan
Randy Sloan is the President of Lornamead. He first joined the company in 2008. Lornamead is a leading personal care company with a broad portfolio of well-loved consumer brands and full turnkey manufacturing capabilities in specialty oral care. In his role, Sloan is responsible for all operations in the Americas for the $90 million global personal care manufacturer. Since joining the company he generated 22% sales growth in previously flat categories.
Previously, Sloan was a GM at Del Pharmaceuticals/Coty Inc and before that a group executive COO at PolyMedica Corp. Earlier in his career he worked with Ciba Consumer Healthcare as a VP of marketing and business development. Sloan earned an MBA in marketing and finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an undergraduate degree in economics, finance, and accounting from the University of Pennsylvania.
38. Adam Caslow
Co-CEO & Managing Partner, Acme Smoked Fish
Adam Caslow is the Co-CEO and Managing Partner of Acme Smoked Fish. Acme Smoked Fish Corporation is one of the leading producers and distributors of smoked fish and pickled fish products in the United States. The company was established in Brooklyn in 1954 and continues to be family owned and operated. The skill and experience behind Acme’s products continue to be carried on by the third and fourth generations of the family and by a very passionate team of food professionals. Products are sold throughout the country in retail and institutional form under four major brands, which include Acme, Blue Hill Bay, Ruby Bay, and Great American. Their products are also anonymously served by some of the best restaurants and behind deli counters in select supermarkets, bagel stores, and appetizing stores. Caslow has 16 years of experience. He began his career in 2006.
Caslow earned an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.
39. Ralph Dandrea
Ralph Dandrea began his professional career 33 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of ITX. ITX helps its clients use technology to move, touch, and inspire the world by transforming technology investments into business capabilities. They primarily serve the medium- to enterprise-level business market, focusing on strategic and operational business technology services. ITX provides full lifecycle software product development to the world's top companies that are worthy of their brands. Starting with clear and executable strategies that help companies disrupt their markets, they create technologies that are beautiful, build brand loyalty, and inspire users to become brand advocates. They blend best practices and innovative tools and professionals to predictably deliver remarkable results.
Dandrea first got his start in 1989 at Novel Solutions, Inc. From there, he went on to Genesee Region Home Care, before eventually rising to become a chief technologist at Social Science Electronic Publishing, his most recent position prior to joining ITX. Dandrea graduated from SUNY Buffalo School of Law with a JD, from SUNY Buffalo Graduate School of Business with an MBA, and an undergraduate degree in economics from Rochester Institute of Technology.
40. Michael Uccellini
President & CEO, United Group of Companies
Michael Uccellini is the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Group of Companies (UGOC). She first joined the company in 1991. UGOC is celebrating 50 years in business and has gained national recognition for successfully developing, acquiring, managing, and repositioning real estate assets in New York, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, and Texas. With approximately 250 employees company-wide, the award-winning real estate conglomerate has generated more than two billion dollars from projects including student housing communities, independent senior housing, multi-family rental housing, commercial properties and mixed-use developments. Founded in 1972 and based in Troy, NY UGOC is proud to be a Times Union Top Workplaces winner for six consecutive years, and a Top Workplaces USA winner for 2021 and 2022.
Uccellini earned an MBA in management, economics, and mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from Union College.
41. Lalit Bakshi
Co-Founder & President, USEReady
Lalit Bakshi is the Co-Founder and President of USEReady. USEReady is a data and analytics firm that provides the strategies, tools, capability, and capacity that businesses need to turn their data into a competitive advantage. USEReady partners with cloud and data ecosystem leaders like Tableau, Salesforce, Snowflake and Amazon Web Services, and has been named Tableau partner of the year multiple times. Headquartered in NYC, the company has 450 employees across offices in the U.S., Canada, and India and specializes in financial services. USEReady’s deep analytics expertise, unique player/coach approach, and focus on fast results makes the company a perfect partner for a cloud-first, digital world. Bakshi has 30 years of experience. He began his career in 1992.
Before co-founding USEReady, Bakshi was a CEO at Exantage Netpixel and before that, a VP at a Wall St. based consulting firm. Earlier in his career he worked with CIStems Software Ltd. as a manager of systems. Bakshi graduated from the University of Rajasthan with an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, and economics.
42. Thomas Carpenter
Vice President, Clark Patterson Lee
Thomas Carpenter began his professional career 16 years ago. Today, he is the Vice President of Clark Patterson Lee. CPL has grown into a multi-disciplined team of experts who co-create inspiring designs with partners in the community, healthcare, higher education, K-12 education, and transportation sectors. They maintain offices throughout Georgia, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.
Carpenter’s experience with civil engineering and municipal projects runs deep including design for buildings and infrastructure, as well as support for economic development projects. Whether he's meeting with community leaders to discuss a sewer feasibility study or providing technical engineering plan review services, Carpenter always delivers timely, high-quality results. He has a solid record with loyal clients, quality work and staff development.
43. Kori Lee
CEO, Energy Network
Kori Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of Energy Network. He first joined the company in 2010. Energy Network has four areas of expertise, each of which is focused on reducing operational expenses and at the same time augmenting their clients’ sustainability objectives. They provide agnostic solutions within the areas of energy supply, energy demand, water, and waste management. At Energy Network, their mission is to provide each and every one of its clients with operational solutions and strategies around energy supply, demand, waste, and water that will stand the test of time and work well in all market environments. Their customer base includes almost all commercial, industrial, and municipal entities that are looking to optimize management and control of their operating costs, as well as those entities that oversee these types of organizations as an integral part of their portfolio management responsibilities.
Lee is one of the top business leaders, peak performance experts, and global keynote speakers in the world today. Over the past decades Lee and his team have been responsible for selling and managing close to 9.5 billion dollars to date in products, services, and solutions.
44. John Ammirati
VP of Marketing, Command Financial
John Ammirati is the Vice President of Marketing for Command Financial. Command Financial, one of the country’s largest financial printers, offers the latest in fully integrated, technology-based solutions and personalized service related to data, document, and distribution elements of document lifecycle management. They continue to redefine financial printing by providing a full range of financial printing services including state-of-the-art typesetting, highly experienced customer service, in-house proofreading, EDGAR, XBRL, language translation, and extensive in-house press capacity. Ammirati has 28 years of experience. He began his career in 1994.
Before joining Command Financial, Ammirati was a VP of sales at Midland Paper Company and before that a VP of sales at Websource, a division of Georgia-Pacific. Earlier in his career he worked with RR Donnelley & Sons as a senior sales representative. Ammirati graduated from NYU Stern School of Business.
45. Dario Wolos
CEO & Founder, Tacombi
Dario Wolos is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tacombi. Tacombi started in 2006 on the sand-dusted streets of Playa Del Carmen with a converted taco-serving bus and a dream to share Mexico with the world. They opened their first taqueria in a downtown garage in New York in 2010, and also started producing their own authentic, traditional “Vista Hermosa” tortilla products to preserve and share the flavors of Mexico. They have continued to share Mexican taco culture through neighborhood taquerias across New York, Washington DC and Miami and offer its Vista Hermosa products through stores across the country. As Tacombi opens kitchens in new cities, they have committed to grow their nonprofit The Tacombi Foundation and The Tacombi Community Kitchen, which was established to fight food insecurity and provide food relief for those in need.
Wolos earned an undergraduate degree in business and economics from Cornell University.
46. David Greenberg
Founder & CEO, Updater
David Greenberg began his professional career 16 years ago. Today, he is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Updater. Updater is a remote-first company headquartered in New York City and has raised over $250 million from leading investors, including SoftBank Capital, IA Ventures, Commerce Ventures, and Second Century Ventures. Updater makes moving easier for the 11 million households that relocate every year in the U.S. With Updater, users seamlessly forward mail, transfer utilities, connect TV and internet, and much more. Thousands of the most prominent real estate companies across the country rely on Updater’s real estate products to save clients hours with a branded and personalized Updater moving experience.
Greenberg first got his start in 2006 as a corporate associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Greenberg graduated from Cornell Law School with a JD and from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree.
47. Christina Tosi
Founder & CEO, Milk Bar
Christina Tosi is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Milk Bar, a sweet shop that’s been turning familiar treats upside down and on their heads, shaking up the dessert scene since 2008. Tosi is a classically trained pastry chef who blends culinary technique with unexpectedly whimsical and nostalgic ingredients. She began her career working for a number of powerhouse fine-dining chefs including David Bouley, Caesar Ramirez, Thomas Keller, Wylie Dufresne, and Alex Stupak. From there, Tosi founded the dessert program at Momofuku, and went on to build a culinary empire of her own. Described by The New York Times as a “border crossing pastry chef,” Tosi opened Milk Bar’s doors in 2008, and has since been recognized as one of the most iconic American pastry chefs of this generation.
48. Frank Ingrassia
President & CEO, Clever Devices
Frank Ingrassia began his professional career 14 years ago. Today, he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clever Devices. Clever Devices designs innovative technology solutions for all modes of public transportation, including fixed-route, bus rapid transit, paratransit, and rail. Their solutions enhance mobility and help meet the public transportation challenges of communities around the world. They deliver scalable and modular Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), providing benefits to transit system operators and the riding public.
Ingrassia earned an undergraduate degree in finance from Lehigh University College of Business.
49. Daniel Brokaw
VP of Sales & Engineering, Peko Precision Products
Daniel Brokaw is the Vice President of Sales and Engineering for Peko Precision Products. He first joined the company in 1988. Peko participates in a full range of manufacturing aspects from innovative technology solutions to electro-mechanical product manufacture, including vertically integrated contract manufacturing. These activities take place in their expansive quarter million total square feet of modern climate-controlled manufacturing floor space, and supported through highly skilled engineers, trades people, and a commitment to investing in the latest industrial equipment and technologic tools. Peko was founded and incorporated in 1966 as a precision tool fabricator by its three founders. Over time, they have grown into a vertically integrated, full-service contract manufacturer for technology development and product commercialization
Previously, Brokaw was a tool and die maker at B & B Precision.
50. Kenneth Bernardo
President and Chief Executive Officer, Bay Crane Companies
Kenneth Bernardo is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bay Crane Companies. The Bay Crane Companies were founded in 1939 to meet the needs of lifting requirements in New York. With over 80 years of experience, they have grown steadily and have become a leader in the crane rental, specialized transportation, and construction industries throughout the Northeastern United States. Today they are a world class company with a vast fleet of equipment, a superior and attentive staff, and a recognized reputation for excellent service in the industry. They are the leader in crane rental and specialized transportation solutions. Bernardo has 30 years of experience. He began his career in 1992.
Bernardo earned an undergraduate degree in business administration, management, and operations from Villanova University.