PACT presents the 27th Annual Enterprise Awards

The Enterprise Awards remain the region's most prestigious business honors for technology and life sciences companies, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Attracting prominent business leaders, the Enterprise Awards gala celebrates achievement, innovation, and success in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Announcements

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
5 -10 p.m.

Tribute Journal

PACT will present a commemorative Tribute Journal to all guests of the Enterprise Awards. The Tribute Journal is an ideal opportunity to recognize our honorees and finalists at the Enterprise Awards by honoring them in the context of a memorable message.

2019 Tribute Journal View PDF »

Registration

Join the region’s elite business community for a night of honors, celebration, and networking. Tickets are available for the 27th annual Enterprise Awards on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at The Kimmel Center.

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Nominations

The Annual Enterprise Awards will present 10 competitive awards. Nominations are now open. Nomination Form »

Announcements

ABOUT

About the 2020 Enterprise Awards Categories

Nomination Form »

Title Sponsor: Fairmount Partners

Judging Partner: KPMG LLP

Technology Startup

Sponsors: Broadpath, Inc. and Pepper Hamilton LLP

Criteria:

  • Company must have operating results of three years or less.

Key Considerations: Product or service innovation including market need or assessment and potential for significant growth; the management team and its ability and record of achieving success; and a demonstration of success such as significant milestones, raising capital, and revenue.

Technology Emerging

Sponsors: EisnerAmper and Fox Rothschild LLP

Criteria:

  • Company must have at least four years of operating results.
  • Revenues must be less than $50 million, except in the most recent fiscal year.

Key Considerations: Product or service innovation, including proprietary technology or other advantage; company milestones including strategic decisions made by management that led to growth in revenues and/or earnings; strength of management team including ability to raise capital; and profitability or demonstrated ability to achieve profitability such as strategy to achieve break even and the ability to realize high gross margins.

Technology CEO

Sponsor: Cozen O’Connor

Criteria:

  • Individual’s background and his/her company’s success to date.

Key Considerations: Describe CEO’s management accomplishments and philosophy, including the communication of a vision and goals as achieved by the company; leadership and impact in industry and/or market; ability to attract and retain talented resources; company milestones including financial accomplishments, and a strategy for continued company success; and community/industry involvement. Extra consideration is given to leaders who have contributed more broadly to the strengthening and promotion of the tech industry in the region.

Technology Company

Sponsor: Comcast Business

Criteria:

  • Company with more than $50 million in revenues in the most recently completed fiscal year.

Key Considerations: Leadership and product and/or service innovation in an industry or market; significant company milestones including financial accomplishments; and community and industry involvement.

Digital Innovation

Sponsor: Capgemini

The Digital Innovation Award is presented to a company that is driving digital transformation and innovation.

Criteria:

  • Nominee is a company that has applied new or existing technology in a unique or innovative way to solve a business problem or advance business goals.
  • Nominee must have $1 billion or more in annual gross revenues and employ more than 1,000 employees.
  • This can include an invention or early adoption of next-generation technology either for internal utilization or commercial application.

Investment Deal

Sponsor: Baker Tilly

Criteria:

  • Deal must have been fully executed between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
  • Events that qualify for this category include Exit Transaction (e.g. IPO), Capital Raising Transaction (e.g. financing: debt, mezzanine, equity; recap), Buy-side or Sell-side of a Merger & Acquisition Transaction.

Key Considerations: Entries must include: Brief history/background to deal, Financial breakdown/deal mechanics, Reason for submitting. Discuss value to sponsor’s shareholders and/or commercial strategy, innovation and contribution to market development.

Healthcare Startup

Sponsor: Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Criteria:

  • Company must have operating results of three years or less.

Key Considerations: Discuss product innovation including market need/assessment and potential for significant growth; discuss management team and its ability and record of achieving success; provide demonstration of success (e.g., significant milestones, raising capital, revenue, etc.). Describe the R&D investment strategy.
What did the company do to overcome challenges in financing, development or commercialization?

Healthcare Emerging

Sponsor: RSM US LLP and SAP

Criteria:

  • Company must have more than 3 years of operating results.
  • Must have sales, grants, or licensing fees.

Key Considerations: Describe product, including proprietary applications or other advantage. What animal or OUS clinical work has been done to prove the technology? Describe the impact on the clinical problem this technology is trying to solve (e.g. saving a hospital money on a procedure, making a clinician more productive, etc.)
Address strength of management team including ability to raise capital, and profitability or demonstrated ability to achieve profitability (e.g., strategy to achieve break even, ability to realize high gross margins) or decisions that led to corporate collaborations or license deals.

Healthcare CEO

Sponsors: EY and Morgan Lewis

Criteria:

  • Individual’s background and his/her company’s success to date.

Key Considerations: Describe CEO’s management accomplishments and philosophy, including the communication of a vision and goals as achieved by the company; leadership and impact in industry and/or market; ability to attract and retain talented resources; company milestones including financial accomplishments, and a strategy for continued company success; and community/industry involvement. Extra consideration is given to leaders who have contributed more broadly to the strengthening and promotion of the life sciences industry in the region.

Healthcare Innovator

Sponsor: Independence Blue Cross

Criteria:

  • The nominee can be a company, researcher, investor or individual providing an innovative solution that has the potential to make a large and positive impact on cost, quality, and/or access in health care.

Key Considerations: The nominee should have a demonstrated business model for its solution and demonstrate the ability to generate rapid growth.

The nominee should be able to demonstrate return on investment or clinical impact of its solution.

The nominee can be in any sector (technology, life sciences, investment, health care delivery, etc.), but must be serving the healthcare industry in Greater Philadelphia.

The nominee must demonstrate creativity and passion to re-thinking health care in the region and to driving exceptional health outcomes or dramatically lowering costs.

Legend Award (Lifetime Achievement)

Sponsor: To Be Announced

The Legend Award for Lifetime Achievement is presented to an individual who has forwarded technology and sciences in the region through leadership and exemplary work. The Legend recipient must have a strong connection to the community, a history of personal accomplishments and a track record of success.

NOMINATION

New 2020 Enterprise Awards Nomination Form – SUBMIT HERE!

The Enterprise Awards, sponsored by Fairmount Partners in partnership with KPMG LLP, recognizes and honors leadership and outstanding achievement in investment and in the technology, health and sciences industries throughout the region. Submit your Enterprise Awards nominations through our NEW SUBMISSION PLATFORM.

Submit Nominations

EVENT DETAILS

May 12, 2020

Ticket are not yet available for the 27th Annual Enterprise Awards.

Gala Reception – “Dress to Impress”

Please note —  For men, a suit is recommended attire and for women, evening cocktail dresses are appropriate.

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

Please use the main entrance on South Broad Street

5 p.m. — Doors Open and Light Refreshments
6 p.m. — Awards Ceremony
7 – 10 p.m. — Reception featuring Open Bar and Cocktail Stations

Most Convenient Parking Locations:

The Kimmel Center garage – limited availability. The entrance to The Kimmel Center parking garage is located just south of the Broad Street entrance to the building and can be accessed only by cars traveling south on Broad Street.

Avenue of the Arts garage is located on 15th Street between Locust and Spruce Streets.

Directions to the Center and Additional Parking options can be found in the link below:
https://www.kimmelcenter.org/plan-your-visit/how-to-find-us/ »

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Reserve tickets for the 27th Annual Enterprise Awards on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the Kimmel Center.

Tribute Journal

Enterprise Awards Tribute Journal

Reserve Your Tribute Journal Message

PACT will present a commemorative Tribute Journal to all guests of the Enterprise Awards. The Tribute Journal is an ideal opportunity to recognize our honorees and finalists at the Enterprise Awards by honoring them in the context of a memorable message.


Choose a full-page message featured in the Tribute Journal - $1,600Choose a half-page message featured in the Tribute Journal - $1,200

View the 2019 Tribute Journal »

Information

For more information, please contact Dianne Strunk.

Reserve Tickets Soon

Join the region’s elite business community for a night of honors, celebration, and networking. Reserve tickets for the 27th Annual Enterprise Awards Gala on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at The Kimmel Center.

JUDGES

2020 Enterprise Awards Judges

Judging Partner – KPMG LLP

Presiding Judge – Technology: Andrew Cherry, Partner, KPMG LLP

Presiding Judge – Life Sciences: Jennifer Strong, Partner, KPMG LLP

Lead Judge: Charles M. Robins, Managing Director, Fairmount Partners

Technology Judges

  • Amy Loftus
    General Manager
    Slalom
  • Brian Kim
    Partner
    NewSpring Capital
  • Brian Knotts 
    Senior Vice President, Applied Research
    Ellucian
  • Chris McNabb 
    Chief Executive Officer
    Dell Boomi
  • John Viglione
    Executive Vice President
    Vertex
  • Larry Berran
    Chief Operating Officer and CFO
    iPipeline
  • Matt Klinger
    Senior Vice President, Market Manager
    BridgeBank
  • Nassar Nizami
    Chief Information Officer
    Jefferson University/Einstein
  • Nate Lentz
    Managing Partner
    Osage Partners
  • Vanessa Chan 
    Professor of Practice, Innovation and Entrepreneur
    Center for Technology Transfer
    University of Pennsylvania
  • William Marvin
    Chief Executive Officer
    InstaMed

Healthcare Judges

  • Calvin Knowlton
    Chief Executive Officer
    Tabula Rasa
  • Gerianne DiPiano
    Chief Executive Officer
    FemmePharma
  • Greg Cathcart
    Chief Executive Officer
    Excellis Health Solutions, LLC
  • Jane Hollingsworth
    Managing Partner
    Militia Hill Ventures
  • John Witkowski
    CEO
    DSM
  • Katherine High
    President
    Spark Therapeutics
  • Kevin Brophy
    Life Sciences Industry Principal
    SAP
  • Michelle Histand
    Director, Corporate Development and Innovation
    Independence Blue Cross
  • Scott Perricelli
    Partner, Healthcare Investments
    LLR
  • Zev Sunleaf
    Vice President, Office of Technology Transfer, Commercialization & Innovation
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

VIDEO & MEDIA

Enterprise Awards Video & Media

News

Philadelphia Inquirer

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WINNERS

Enterprise Awards 2019 Winners

 

 

2019

WINNER

CATEGORY

DrayNow

Technology Startup

Tmunity Therapeutics

Healthcare Startup

AppBus

Technology Emerging

Allevi

Healthcare Emerging

SEI

Digital Innovation

Capgemini

Investment Deal

Chris McNabb, Dell Boomi

Technology CEO

Joseph Capper, BioTelemetry

Healthcare CEO

Frontline Education

Technology Company

Micro Interventional Devices

Healthcare Innovator

Howard Ross, LLR Partners

Legend Award Honoree

SPONSORS

2020 Enterprise Awards Sponsors

Competitive Award Sponsors

Event Sponsors

FINALISTS

2019 Enterprise Awards Finalists

  • Healthcare Innovator
    • EIR Healthcare
    • Micro Interventional Devices
    • Tandigm Health

Sponsor:  Independence Blue Cross

  • Healthcare CEO
    • Joseph Capper, BioTelemetry
    • Mel Sorensen, Galera Therapeutics
    • Navneet Puri, Nevakar

Sponsors:  EY and Morgan Lewis Bockius

  • Healthcare Emerging
    • Allevi
    • Tridiuum
    • vybe urgent care

Sponsors:  RSM US LLP and SAP

  • Healthcare Startup
    • Bainbridge Health
    • Praeventix
    • Tmunity Therapeutics

Sponsor:  Ben Franklin Technology Partners

  • Technology Company
    • Accolade
    • Frontline Education
    • InstaMed

Sponsor:  Comcast Business

  • Technology CEO
    • Ned Moore, Clutch
    • Chris McNabb, Dell Boomi
    • Andre Golsorkhi, Sidecar

Sponsor:  Cozen O’Connor

  • Technology Emerging
    • AppBus
    • GURU
    • Phenom People

Sponsors:  Fox Rothschild and EisnerAmper

  • Technology Startup
    • Augean Robotics
    • DrayNow
    • NeuroFlow

Sponsors:  Broadpath and Pepper Hamilton

  • Investment Deal
    • LiquidHub / Capgemini
    • Essential Medical
    • Velicept Therapeutics

Sponsors:  Osage Venture Partners

Honorees

2019 Legend Award Honoree

Sponsored by: Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC

Howard D. Ross

LLR Partners Inc.

Howard D. Ross

Howard Ross co-founded LLR Partners in 1999. LLR Partners is a middle market private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by growing its portfolio companies. The firm invests primarily in software, healthcare, education, security and fintech businesses. With more than $3.5 billion raised across five funds, LLR is a flexible provider of capital for growth, recapitalizations and buyouts.

Howard is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Agility Recovery Solutions, Key2Act, Numotion, Rapid Ratings and Rizing. He has also served on the boards of Alsbridge, BrightHeart Veterinary Centers, eResearch Technology, excelleRx, Five Below, Gestalt, InnaPhase, Iron Mountain, Maxwell Systems, Medmark, Pet360, SDI Health, SEI Investments, Singer Equities, Taratec and UltiSat.

Prior to forming LLR, Howard was the partner in–charge of Arthur Andersen’s Growth Company Practice in the Greater Philadelphia market. In his 26 years at Arthur Andersen, he built a practice of over 80 people, including five partners, serving over 175 rapidly growing companies.

Howard holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude. Howard and his wife, Susan, live in Bryn Mawr, PA with their two dogs. Their two children, Matt and Rachael, are in their 30s and live in Manhattan and Chapel Hill.

2019 Digital Innovation Honoree

Sponsored by: Capgemini

SEI is a leading global provider of outsourced asset management, investment processing, and investment operations solutions that help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors and affluent families create and manage wealth.

SEI Trade is a web-based solution that digitizes and streamlines the end-to-end processing of investor transactions and onboarding, while facilitating the review, approval, tracking and delivery of subscription documentation and investor data:

Transforms any form into digital, guided, wizard-based experience.
APIs automate the pre-fill of forms from existing data sources.
Configurable conditions/business rules validate data and ensure that processes are completed in good order with messaging and alerts to assist end users.
Customizable workflows can be designed to digitize the entire business process with various review assignments and data integration points to allow for straight-thru processing.


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