Vancouver, BC, May 7, 2018—CopperleafTM CEO, Judi Hess, has been chosen as a finalist in the Person of the Year category for this year’s BC Tech Association’s Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). The TIAs celebrate the change makers, the up-and-comers, the innovators, and the bold—those who are transforming our industry and building the fabric of British Columbia’s vibrant tech ecosystem.
The Person of the Year award commemorates an individual who has made a significant entrepreneurial contribution to the BC tech ecosystem in the past year. The selection criteria is an accumulation of personal contributions, bold entrepreneurial risk-taking, mentorship of key talent, and winning in a way that showcases the best of BC Tech culture.
Judi Hess has been contributing to the BC technology sector for over 35 years and continues to drive the industry forward today. She is a recognized product visionary who is leading Copperleaf’s expansion into new market segments and geographies. Under Judi’s leadership, Copperleaf’s revenues have grown by 843% over the past five years and sales have grown by over 100% from 2016 to 2017. Recently, Copperleaf was recognized on numerous occasions for its growth and innovation, including the Top 20 Biggest Software Companies in B.C. by Business in Vancouver magazine, BC Tech’s Adoption of Technology Award, and Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers.
Judi is a strong proponent of women in business, technology, and leadership. During her time as CEO of Copperleaf, she has increased the percentage of female employees from 10% to almost 30%. A long-time supporter of increasing diversity in the workforce, she was recently featured as one of B.C.’s Most Influential Women in BCBusiness magazine.
“Judi has been the most incredible positive force in the growth of our business, both from a strategic perspective, but perhaps more importantly, in terms of building a positive company culture,” said Miranda Alldritt, Copperleaf Vice President of Customer Experience. “In addition to leading Copperleaf, we really see her giving back broadly to the technology community. She brings that same drive and know-how to her work with many of our peer technology companies and her work with the Premier’s Technology Council and Canada’s Clean Technology Economic Strategy Table.”
The winners of the 25th annual TIAs will be announced on Friday, June 1st at the Technology Impact Awards Gala, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
The complete list of finalists is available here.
About the Technology Impact Awards
Founded in 1994 by the BC Tech Association, the Technology Impact Awards celebrate cutting-edge technology, and the companies, people and innovation that continue to put British Columbia on the map. Every year, submissions are received from companies of all sizes and sectors from across the province. The 25th anniversary will celebrate the legends of the past and the future of tech in B.C.
About BC Tech Association
Making British Columbia the best place to grow a tech company has been the mission of the BC Tech Association since 1993. While its members focus on growing their businesses, BC Tech has been providing opportunities for our industry members to collaborate, learn, and grow together. They are dedicated to connecting companies, developing talent, and advocating so the tech industry and the province of BC thrive. www.wearebctech.com
Copperleaf provides decision analytics to companies managing critical infrastructure. Our enterprise software solutions leverage operational and financial data to help our clients make investment decisions that deliver the highest business value. In 2016, Canadian Business magazine named Copperleaf one of Canada’s top 20 Fastest-Growing Software Companies. Copperleaf is a member of The Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and actively participates in shaping the future of asset management standards, including ISO 55000. Headquartered in Vancouver, our solutions are distributed and supported by regional staff and partners worldwide. We are committed to building a better world, one decision at a time.
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