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 Georgia, United States based CEO’ operating in the Hardware 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.
Patrick J. Esser
President & CEO of Cox Communications
Patrick Esser is President of Cox Communications, Inc., a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6 million residential and commercial customers. Esser brings 30 years of experience in cable and telecommunications to bear on his role as Cox’s top executive, a position he’s held since 2006. He joined Cox in 1979 as Director of Programming in Hampton Roads, Va., and was part of the original management team that pioneered Cox’s advertising sales division now known as Cox Media. Named corporate Vice President of Advertising Sales in 1991, Esser was presented with the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau President’s Award just three years later. Esser became Vice President of Operations for Cox’s Western Division in 1999, and a year later was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations. In 2004, Esser was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Cox has earned numerous accolades during Esser’s tenure as President. In 2006, Cox debuted in DiversityInc’s listing of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and in three years, the company scaled the list from its initial ranking at number 32 to its’ ranking at number 6 in 2008. In 2008, DiversityInc also ranked Cox within the Top 10 Workplaces for African Americans and the Women in Cable Television (WICT) Foundation named Cox the Best Operator for Women in Cable for the sixth straight year. In 2006, Cox was named the top employer in cable by CableWorld, and in 2007 Esser was personally distinguished with recognition as Multichannel News’ first “Executive of the Year.” Customer service excellence remains a Cox hallmark under Esser’s leadership. Cox ranks highly in annual J.D. Power and Associates studies of consumer satisfaction. In 2008, for the sixth consecutive year, Cox received highest honors for Residential Telephone Customer Satisfaction StudySM in the West and ranked highest among small/midsize business data providers in their Major Provider Business Telecommunications StudySM. To-date, Cox is the only telecommunications and entertainment company to receive top honors recognition from J.D. Power in studies of video, telephone and high-speed Internet satisfaction. In 2007, Cox also received PC Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award for Cox High Speed Internet Service. Esser currently serves as Vice Chair of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, following successful tenure as treasurer and co-chair of The Cable Show, the industry’s premier annual event in 2007. He also serves on the board of directors of C-SPAN, the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing Educational Foundation, CableLabs, and Cable in the Classroom. Additionally, he serves as an adviser to the Association of Cable Communicators and the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications. Esser also serves as a Southeastern Trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Esser holds a B.A. and M.A. in communications media, and in 2003 was presented the university’s Heritage Honors Alumni Achievement Award.
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About Cox Communications, Cox Enterprises: Cox Communications operates as a multiservice broadband communications company in the United States.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of BoxLock
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About BoxLock: BoxLock specializes in secure unattended delivery technology.
CEO & Co-Founder of Gimme
Cory Hewett is the CEO & Co-Founder of Gimme.
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About Gimme: Gimme is a venture-backed HESaaS startup (Hardware Enabled Software as a Service) with clients like RedBull, Little Debbie, and the nation’s largest micro-market/vending operator. Its two founders, Cory and Evan, are patented innovators, named to ATL 30 Under 30, the industry’s 40 Under 40, and serving on the board of directors for Startup Atlanta and Bloom Our Youth. The company relocated offices to Trilith, the second-largest movie production complex in the US (right after Warner Bro’s in CA) to be among a community of story tellers and entrepreneurs.
CEO of Digirad
Mr. Matthew G. Molchan is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Digirad Corp. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company on July 1, 2013. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Digirad Ultrascan Solutions from May 2007 to January 2012. He joined Digirad Ultrascan Solutions upon the acquisition of Ultrascan, Inc. by Digirad Corporation in May 2007.
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About Digirad, Digirad, Digirad: Digirad develops and manufacturer solid-state gamma cameras.
Chief Executive Officer of JuiceQube
Bradford Coyle graduated from the Florida State University with a BS Degree in Economics and Political Science and began his early career in copier/fax sales. With an entrepreneurial spirit he turned his attention in 1992 to product development and assisted in the design and marketing of the Polar Cap, a personal cooling system for football players. His career progressed in sales and he soon found himself as the sole caregiver to his aging parents. From this experience he recognized the need for long term care for the elderly and in 2004 he established Companion Care of America, which he sold in 2014. The JuiceQube is Brad’s brainchild.
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About JuiceQube: The JuiceQube is a charging station that provides the ability to charge multiple Apple, Android and other products by utilizing.