Business Intelligence Group Announces Winners in the 2012 Big Awards for Business


PHILADELPHIA, PA—September 24, 2012—The Business Intelligence Group today announced the winners of the 2012 BIG Awards for Business program. The BIG Awards specialize in recognizing top performing companies and organizations with a proprietary judging process scored by recognizable and experienced leaders and executives from across the globe.For Company of the Year, the featured winners include Integration Partners and TubeMogul. Additional winners include Direct Edge and

For Start-Up of the Year, Domo, Cloud Access and Bkon took home top honors, while Hello Wallet and CakeHealth rounded out the contest.

For Product of the Year, the winners included AdSafe,, LiveOps Insight, and TubeMogul. Dow Jones Adviser and Raid Drop Digital PCR System also won awards.

Phil Fernandez of Marketo, Tomas Campos of Blackhawk Network, Delos Cosgrove of the Cleveland Clinic and Jeff Lawson of Twillo were all named Executive of the Year for their respective industries.

Finally, Case Study of the Year awards went to Roche’s fundraising, SwiftPayMD and FoodTree Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm.

“Unlike other companies, the wining organizations and executives have shown the global business community that they are worthy of praise and recognition,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. “Despite the economy, and even among the flood of nominations we received, their performance was exemplary.”

The BIG Awards is a business awards program that is different than most business award programs. The company provides process transparency, giving nominee organizations insight into the judging process, the judges and their own performance. Judges, vetted by Business Intelligence Group employees and advisers, score nominations using a proprietary process that includes measurements across multiple variables and from multiple judges.

“I am astounded by the dedication and backing we received from the business community,” Fordyce continued. “The quality of our judging panel, nominations and winners is a testament to our vision and the dedication of our employees. I want to personally thank our employees and the judges for all their support.”

Judges included Gary Griffiths co-founder and chief executive officer of Oregon-based Trapit; international best-selling author Steven J. Schwartz; Lilach Bullock founder of UK-based; Cynthia Kincaid, vice president of Huntington Bank; Christopher Walkey, chief executive officer of MarketmeTV; Manik Kinra co-founder of Jade Magnet; and Matthew L. Barsing chief marketing officer at UCSI Blue Ocean Strategy Regional Centre and chairman at Malaysia Australia Business Council.

Judges also included Ken Balog of Digital Growth Ventures; Harmeet Singh Arora founder of MobiSwipe Technologies Private Limited; Kiran Mander an independent marketing consultant; Steve Strauss of; Susan Solovic of and the Susan Solovic Media Group; Mike Figliuolo the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC; and Barbara Weltman of Big Ideas for Small Business, Inc. and author of J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business.

The Business Intelligence is expanding their business awards programs and details can be found on the company’s website at:

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group, creators of the BIG Awards, was founded with a mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other award programs, real business people, those with experience and knowledge, judge the BIG Awards. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above their peers.

ContactsRuss FordyceManaging DirectorBusiness Intelligence Group+1