24 Jun


OPTOMI was presented with a SILVER Stevie® Award in the category of Fastest Growing Company of the Year, a SILVER Stevie® Award in the category of Management Team of the Year and a BRONZE Stevie® Award for Best Home/Welcome Page category in the 13th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago last night.  Finalists that received a final average score of at least 8.0 out of a possible 10 were designated as Silver Stevie® winners.  Bacardi Limited, IBM, AT&T and YouTube were among the winners of Gold Stevie® Awards.

“We are thrilled to have been recognized as a progressive, fast growing IT services firm. We really appreciate the amazing hard work and dedication of our entire Optomi family. Their passion to build a culture of performance is the key reason we have experienced unprecedented growth in the IT staffing industry. We are proud to have received these awards that serve as great external validation”, commented Michael Winwood, CEO of Optomi.

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Management Team of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Fastest Growing Company of the Year, among others.  OPTOMI was nominated in the Fastest Growing Company of the Year category for Up to 100 Employees, Management Team of the Year in Business Services Industries and Best Home/Welcome Page.

More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.  “We are extremely impressed with the quality of the entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “To those outstanding individuals and organizations that received Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards, the judges and I are honored to celebrate your many accomplishments. You are setting a high standard for professionals nationwide.”


Optomi is a high-growth, market-leading IT staffing firm well-positioned to serve Fortune 500 as well as mid-sized clients clients through its skill-set focused strategy and genuine approach to engaging with consultants & clients.  Optomi is inspired by: optimum…being the best…the ultimate. It is an IT staffing firm with a unique approach. Optomi has developed fresh philosophies as cutting-edge as the technology we represent. With a revolutionary consultant-focused approach, Optomi is completely dedicated to genuinely serving its consultants, clients and employees. By utilizing innovative technologies and developing industry leading recruitment processes, we are able to deploy the best project managers, business analysts and technologists in the ever evolving spaces of mobile technology, network design, cloud and application development…making us a leader in the IT staffing world.  Optomi was awarded, in 2014 and 2015, one of the BEST PLACES TO WORK by Staffing Industry Analysts… an accomplishment never before achieved by a company in its first years of business.

Led by co-founders Michael Winwood (formerly the President & COO of Technisource) and Todd Black (formerly the Senior Vice President of Technisource), Optomi is “DRIVING TOMORROW’S TECHNOLOGY WITH TODAY’S OPTIMUM TALENT.”


The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program.  Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, June 22 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel.  More than 400 nominees and their guests attended.


Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations 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 here.

Sponsors and partners of The 2015 American Business Awards include BizTalkRadio, CallidusCloud, Engility, Fareportal, John Hancock, PetRays, and Softpro.