Northeast Ohio is home to world class IT organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, and these organizations are led by accomplished executives with strong, dedicated, talented teams. To recognize these individuals and teams, OTech created the CIO of the Year and IT Team of the Year awards in 2005.
CIOs and their teams are nominated by peers, vendors and other parties and complete the CIO Questionnaire to be considered for the award. Nominees are judged by a committee of their peer IT executives on issues such as vision, leadership, accomplishments, commitment to the IT community and other factors.
Awards were presented at the annual OHTec CIO Symposium from 2005-2009, but in 2011 these awards were presented at the Best of Tech Awards dinner, thereby bringing together both high-performing companies and high-performing IT execuitves and their teams.
CIO / IT Team of the Year Award: Winners and Finalists
Terabyte Award Winner: Dr. Martin Harris, The Cleveland Clinic
Public Company: Amy Brady, KeyCorp
Large Private Company: Matthew Dickerson, SIRVA
Mid-Size Private Company: Rachel Johnson, The NRP Group
Small Private Company: Rob Sable, Alliance Solutions Group, LLC
Large Non-Profit organization: Jeff Mowry, Cuyahoga County
Small Non-Profit Organization: Toby Miletta, Eliza Jennings
Public Company: Esther Potash, Olympic Steel
Large Private Company: George Mehok, Safeguard Properties
Mid-Size Private Company: Mark Danczak, Cohen & Company
Small Private Company: Don Shadrake, The Reserves Network
Large Non-Profit organization: Teri Rini-Barber, Southwest General Health Center
Small Non-Profit Organization: Jane Alexander, Cleveland Museum of Art
Special Recognition: Miguel Zubizarreta, Hyland Software
Large Company: Dan Muller, The Timken Company
Mid-Size Company: John O'Neill, Sr., Molded Fiber Glass
Small Company: Fred Franks, Fit Technologies
Non-Profit / Government: Mark Hogan, Cleveland Airport Systems