At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Columbia based CEO’ operating in the Small and Medium Businesses space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Co-Founder and CEO of Pie Insurance
John is the CEO and Co-founder of Pie Insurance.
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About Pie Insurance: Pie Insurance is a leading tech-enabled provider of workers’ compensation insurance to small businesses.
Mark L. Rockefeller
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of StreetShares Platform
Mark L. Rockefeller is the CEO & Co-Founder at StreetShares
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About StreetShares, StreetShares Platform: StreetShares Platform is a saas technology that powers banks, credit unions, and non-financial organizations.
Founder & CEO of StartBlox
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About StartBlox: Startup Hub – guided learning, tasks with direct connect to resource vendors, and community features for catalyst ecosystems
CEO and Founder of Drive Business Intelligence
Dale Dubberley brings a unique blend of technology retail and restaurant experience to Drive CX. Growing up with a family retail electronics business, she started her career as a systems analyst and technology consultant. After a trip to Thailand, where she fell in love with Thai food, she opened a chain of Thai restaurants and manufacturing facility in Canada. Early on, she realized that the path to growth was to “tap into” what customers really wanted and how well her team members were delivering on that. She quickly built a loyal clientele, winning “Best Thai” awards for many years. Bringing customer, team, marketing and sales trends into a single dashboard, became an “early warning system” for management actions. Problems were identified and resolved quickly, before they impacted the bottom line. Turning CX insights to actions created predictable sales growth of 20% annually and 2-3 x industry average profits.
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About Drive Business Intelligence: Customer retention SaaS to help restaurants increase sales by acting on customer insights
Chief Executive Officer of Valcor
David is a small business advocate, entrepreneur, CEO and advisor. Since 1994, as CEO of VALCOR, David has created and implemented training programs for business consulting firms throughout North America and has expanded Valcor through certified Licensees. Areas of expertise are business restructuring, debt mediation and capital acquisition. David also acts as an advisor to start-ups and individual entrepreneurs through the SBA/SCORE. Currently David sits on the board of Novowave, Ltd, an identity authentication firm with infrastructure backed by El Al, & the Israeli Defense Forces. David is a frequent contributor to news programs and newspapers including Fox Business Network and the Washington Post.
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About Valcor: Valcor Small Business Restructuring, Capital Acquisition and Training
CEO of SME Finance Forum
Matthew Gamser is CEO of the SME Finance Forum, a center for knowledge exchange, good practice promotion and networking, managed by IFC for the G-20 countries’ Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion. He has over 35 years’ experience in private enterprise and financial sector development. He has worked with commercial banks and non-bank financial institutions in broadening and deepening services to households and enterprises previously lacking formal finance. He has worked with governments and policy-makers on improving the enabling environment and infrastructure for financial sector development, with a focus on financial inclusion and on the role of the financial sector in mitigating the effects of climate change. He has worked for IFC for over 11 years in various positions. He holds A.B. and A.M. degrees from Harvard University, and M.Sc. and D.Phil degrees from Sussex University (UK), where his work focused on the management of technological change.
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About SME Finance Forum: The SME Finance Forum works to expand access to finance for small and medium businesses.
CEO of Yocale
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About Yocale: Yocale is a local appointment engine that brings consumers and businesses together in every neighbourhood.
CEO of WapUcom
Joseph Raczynski founded wapUcom, LLP in 1999 to provide digital solutions for small to medium size companies. His varying experience is centered on technology, e-Commerce, project management and capitalization. Previously Joseph was employed at CoStar Group, Inc., one of the fastest growing technology companies in the metropolitan Washington DC area. In two and a half years at CoStar he served several successive roles finishing as a project manager for the New York – New England region. In this role he managed several teams of researchers, developers, and sales personnel for the publicly traded Internet company. Before joining CoStar, he spent a year in Mexico teaching. He has his MS in e-Commerce and recently finished his MBA. He graduated from Providence College with a BA in Economics and a BA in Sociology. He has also established DC-WiFi an organization dedicated to open wireless access.
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About WapUcom: WapUcom is create, and implement business solutions by leveraging digital technologies.