iolo technologies’ Executive Team Receives Management Team of the Year Accolade at American Business Awards
Maker of #1 best-selling System Mechanic® software recognized for a record third year at the nation’s premier business awards program
LOS ANGELES, CA – Jul 14, 2011 – iolo technologies’ executive team has been officially named the Management Team of the Year by the American Business Awards in their 9th annual program. This prestigious national recognition marks iolo’s 13th anniversary and carries forward upon accolades received in 2010 and 2009, when iolo was recognized as the fastest-growing U.S. company for two years in a row and its CEO recognized as one of the top executives in the country.
“The iolo team is a great testament to what can happen when an executive team invests in working as a cohesive unit, building trust, encouraging constructive conflict, fostering commitment and accountability, and focusing on results,” said Patrick Lencioni, author of “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”, management strategy authority and founder of The Table Group. “I’m honored to hear that my book helped nudge them in the right direction.”
iolo’s executives were inspired by Lencioni’s iconic management book, focusing on driving the company to impressive achievements while preserving their long-standing collegial culture. Always privately held, 100% self-funded, debt-free, and profitable since inception, iolo has established itself as the worldwide leader in PC performance and tune-up software and defended its #1 best-selling position in the US, Canada, UK, France and the Benelux countries with record-breaking growth and revenue. According to NPD, iolo now commands 85 and 98 percent of the growing American and Canadian PC tune-up software markets, respectively. Named one of the top 30 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Business Journal two years in a row, iolo was also awarded a critical new patent for its groundbreaking ActiveCare technology, a unique approach to proactive and automatic computer maintenance.
“iolo technologies’ win of this prestigious award emphasizes the company’s commitment to a cohesive management team who remain relentlessly focused on excellence through teamwork and collective support,” said Noah T. Rowles, iolo’s founder and CEO. “It is a great honor to work alongside such a talented, intelligent and success-focused group of professionals. Our executives are the cornerstones of the company, and instrumental in allowing iolo to consistently deliver the most innovative and effective products to the tens of millions customers who depend on us.”
iolo technologies’ executive team overcame formidable competition to win the coveted award – including 6 other strong finalists and thousands of initial entries from companies both public and private, with and without outside capital and funding, from all industries, regions and sizes. Any company with more than 100 employees was eligible for the honors, and more than 200 prominent executives across the country participated in the judging process to determine the Finalists and Stevie Award winners.
Stevie Awards were bestowed in more than 40 categories including Fastest Growing Company of the Year, Executive of the Year, Turnaround Company of the Year, and others, with iolo being named a finalist in record seven categories this year. More than 2,800 nominations from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in another record year for number of entries.
The awards were presented during ceremonies at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on June 20, 2011, hosted by Cheryl Casone of Fox Business Network and broadcast nationwide on radio by the Business TalkRadio Network. Details about the American Business Awards and the list of Finalists and Stevie Award winners are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.
About iolo technologies
Crowned the Fastest-Growing Company in the United States in both 2010 and 2009 by the American Business Awards, iolo technologies, LLC (www.iolo.com) produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects Windows computers. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles with market presence in 33 countries, iolo has more than 38 million users worldwide and hundreds of awards from industry analysts and media. The iolo product line includes System Mechanic®, the #1 best-selling PC performance software; System Mechanic Professional®, an all-in-one suite of PC performance and security tools; Search and Recover™, a powerful data recovery tool for retrieving deleted files and photos; DriveScrubber®, the #1 best-selling utility for permanently erasing data from hard drives; as well as System Shield®, performance-focused antivirus and antispyware software. For more information see www.iolo.com.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
Sponsors and partners of The 2011 American Business Awards include Infogroup, IBM Netezza, American Support, Citrix Online, Epic Media Group, High Performance Technologies Inc., iolo technologies, LifeLock, Merisel, PetRays, SDL, SoftPro, and Vérité, Inc.