2019 Pillar Awards Winners

4th Annual 2019 Pillar World Awards

Employer of the Year | Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations
GOLD WINNER
C-4 Analytics | Wakefield, MA USA | Has taken the initiative to highlight outstanding employees. |
SILVER WINNER
Mirus Promotions, Inc. | San Diego, CA, USA | Reached 10 years in business as a female-run company |
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of small nonprofits | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Mirus Promotions, Inc. | San Diego, CA, USA | Redefined company vision and core values |
Mirus Promotions, Inc. | San Diego, CA, USA | Restructured company to streamline business practices and create growth opportunities |

Employer of the Year | Business Products
GOLD WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment, resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali Chugh

Employer of the Year | Business Services
GOLD WINNER
Digital Air Strike | Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America | Increasing employee engagement and delivering great results to clients. |
SILVER WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment, resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali Chugh
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of small nonprofits | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Employer of the Year | Cloud Computing/SaaS/Internet
GOLD WINNER
AppsCo Inc. | St. Loius, Missouri, USA | Arch grants winner | Geir Christian Karlsen – CEO

Employer of the Year | Consulting
GOLD WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment, resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali Chugh
SILVER WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of small nonprofits | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
BRONZE WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Employer of the Year | Food & Beverage
GOLD WINNER
Panda Restaurant Group | Rosemead, CA, USA | Since 1973, we have touched lives through our 2,200+ locations. |

Employer of the Year | Information Technology Software
GOLD WINNER
ZOOM International | Franklin, TN 37067 | 87 NPS Score for trailing 365 days |

Employer of the Year | Manufacturing
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Jason Provenzano has instated a profit-share 401k for all employees | Jason Provenzano

Employer of the Year | Media & Entertainment
GOLD WINNER
Happily Ever After Parties | Cheyenne | Princess | Kristina Wester, Charles Madden

Employer of the Year | Telecommunications
GOLD WINNER
VOX Network Solutions | Brisbane, CA United States | Established formal company program to encourage employees to give. | VOX Network Solutions Employees

Employer of the Year | USA
GOLD WINNER
C-4 Analytics | Wakefield, MA USA | C-4 offers benefits to employees to make their work-life enjoyable. |
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of small nonprofits | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Allowing children affected by limb loss prostheses coverage | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Best Employer Achievement of the Year
GOLD WINNER
C-4 Analytics | Wakefield, MA USA | Employees are shown that their contributions are welcome and highly-valued |
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | We relocated to Nashville, TN and established national partners | Jordan Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Vic Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Best Employers for Creative People
GOLD WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment, resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali Chugh
SILVER WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Maximizing the impact of small nonprofits | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Best Employers that Empower Employees
GOLD WINNER
Panda Restaurant Group | Rosemead, CA, USA | Providing our employees the tools to reach their fullest potential. |
SILVER WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment, resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali Chugh
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Allowing children affected by limb loss prostheses coverage | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Best Employers with Best Benefits and Perks
GOLD WINNER
BURST Oral Care | Los Angeles, CA, USA | Bettering the lives of consumers, BURST employees and BURST ambassadors | Brittany Stewart, Hamish Khayat
SILVER WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Jason Provenzano has instated a profit-share 401k for all employees | Jason Provenzano
BRONZE WINNER
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Allowing flexible work options for working moms to flourish | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Best Employers with Leadership Commitment
GOLD WINNER
Cosmique Global Inc | New York, NY, USA | Employee-centric environment, resulting in better productivity, work-life balance, customer satisfaction. | Anjali Chugh
GOLD WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Allowing flexible work options for working moms to flourish | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Best Overall Employer of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | Jason Provenzano has instated a profit-share 401k for all employees | Jason Provenzano
SILVER WINNER
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Allowing children affected by limb loss prostheses coverage | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Corporate Diversity Achievement of the Year
GOLD WINNER
AMN Healthcare | San Diego, CA USA | Pioneered strategy enhancing diversity in the workplace, workforce, and marketplace. | AMN Healthcare CEO Susan Salka and Team
BRONZE WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Diversity in Technology Companies
GOLD WINNER
VirtualHealth | New York, NY USA | More than half of VirtualHealth’s leadership is female. |

Diversity Leadership of the Year
GOLD WINNER
VirtualHealth | New York, NY USA | More than half of VirtualHealth’s executives are female. |
BRONZE WINNERS
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Jordan Thomas Foundation | Nashville, TN USA | Allowing children affected by limb loss prostheses coverage | Jordan Thomas, Vic Thomas, Liz Kennedy Thomas, Jim Rogers, Bill Russell, Susan Rich, Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Student Shelter In Computers | Lahore Punjab Pakistan | Youngest Entrepreneur Awards Win for Pakistan in Dubai | Abbas Shahid Baqir

Employee Diversity Achievement of the Year
GOLD WINNER
AQP Consulting | Nashville, TN USA | Mental health inclusion in HR policies | Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

CEO of the Year (People-Focused)
GOLD WINNER
VirtualHealth | New York, NY USA | Adam’s vision and leadership paved the way for triple-digit revenue-growth | Adam Sabloff, CEO

Chief Human Resources Officer of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Extreme Reach | Needham, MA USA | Has onboarded 700+ employees, many of which were hired through-acquisition | Jennifer Wambold, Chief Human Resources Officer

Learning-Training Team of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Panda Restaurant Group | Rosemead, CA, USA | Inspiring Better Lives sessions resulted in 360+ promotions and referrals. | Dora Lee, Tarena Chatman, Kevin Kwan, Gianfrank Ortega, Wilson Lau, Carlos Villa, Helen Lee, Rachel Bai, Yuyu Chen, Natalia Djajaremadja, Autumn Tripp, Linda Pan

Recruiting or Talent Acquisition Team of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Panda Restaurant Group | Rosemead, CA, USA | Panda Career Week increased management hires 25% since 2017 event. | Vivian Lau, Elizabeth Wu, Ankush Hingorani, Jamie Song, Oliver Wu, Tiffany Hu, Johnny Ma, Stephanie Enojado, Ani Avanessian, Tippy Doliane, John Rhee, Kristine Rodriguez, Priscilla Amaro, Janet Dinh.

Achievement in Respectful Culture
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | The Makers Nutrition team has shown how appreciative they are | Jason Provenzano

Employee Scheduling Solution
GOLD WINNER
Humanity | San Francisco, CA USA | Humanity Employee Scheduling Software |

Milestone of the Year | Jobs Growth
GOLD WINNER
Advance Financial | Nashville, TN USA | Hired 1,000th employee and opened 100th store in 2019 |

Outstanding Employee of the Year
GOLD WINNER
Makers Nutrition | Hauppauge, NY USA | John Skijus has brought in the highest revenue for Makers. | John Skijus, Senior Account Manager