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Since coming to Adoption Rhode Island almost 20 years ago, Darlene Allen has been a strong voice in the community for those the agency serves. She’s also helped develop counseling and healing-arts services for thousands of children in foster care. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Invest in your workforce

Darlene Allen | Adoption Rhode Island CEO and executive directorI have always had a passion for improving the lives of children. I was fortunate...
Prior to joining Rite-Solutions Inc., Dennis McLaughlin was a naval officer, senior executive at the Department of Defense and technical director of the Naval Surface Warfare Center – the U.S. Navy’s largest research and development laboratory. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

A culture of purpose is a foundation for success

Dennis McLaughlin | Rite-Solutions Inc. president and CEOSuccessful organizations that I have worked with have one thing in common: A culture of purpose. This...
Patrice M. Milos has been a leader in the life sciences for nearly three decades and has lived in Rhode Island since 1989. But until co-founding Medley Genomics roughly two years ago, she had been saddled with time-consuming commutes 
to work, an experience that informed her current position.  / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Finding purpose, passion, people and finally place here in Rhode Island

Patrice M. Milos | Medley Genomics Inc. co-founder, president and CEOOver the course of my 25-year life sciences career, I have been fortunate to...
Eric M. Shorr founded Secure Future Tech Solutions while a student at the University of Rhode Island and has grown the business by becoming the information technology department for many Rhode Island small businesses. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Strong core values are at the center of success and growth

Eric M. Shorr | Secure Future Tech Solutions founder and presidentOur mission at Secure Future Tech Solutions is to provide expert technology guidance to...
Prior to becoming head of The College Crusade of Rhode Island in 2016, Andrew Bramson, a former Peace 
Corps volunteer, held executive positions at 
The Providence Plan. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Succeeding through collaboration and collective wisdom

Andrew Bramson | The College Crusade of Rhode Island president and CEOAt The College Crusade of Rhode Island, our mission is to help young...
Pete Kaczmarek has developed teams that have multiplied sales and Ebitda in public, private and private-equity settings through innovative growth strategies, global mergers and acquisitions and well-executed synergy savings. An experienced global board director, he has guided multiple joint ventures between Asian and American companies to rapid growth. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Team vision produces results

Pete Kaczmarek | Mearthane Products Corp. presidentMy career has taken me from large corporations to middle-market businesses with internationally dispersed operations, and now to...
Brian Boyle has been in training design and development for nearly two decades, but a recent experience in a small-business growth program kicked his project into another gear, with the expectation that it will grow its client base 40 percent in the last quarter of 2018. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Move beyond the day to day and capitalize on the extraordinary

Brian Boyle | CrossTrainer founderMy growth plan began with an ordinary conversation at a wedding in 2016. I mentioned to a guy that I...
After launching Joy for All, Hasbro’s first brand focused specifically on the older-adult market, Ted Fischer and his former Hasbro team founded Ageless Innovation and executed a friendly management-led spin-out and acquisition of the Joy for All brand earlier this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

No straight lines on the journey to passionate impact

Ted Fischer | Ageless Innovation LLC co-founder and CEOOn my first day at Hasbro almost four years ago, I could not have imagined that...

To reach the next stage, leave the old ways behind

Clare King | Propel LLC owner and presidentPropel develops innovative textile technologies for war fighters and firefighters. We’ve been in business for more than...
After getting a finance degree from the University of Rhode Island and working for Xerox for about a dozen years, Andrew Coutu became a serial entrepreneur. R&D Technologies Inc., which he started with his son Justin about a decade ago, is his fifth company since 1983. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

3D printing is more than promise, it’s here and fun now

Andrew Coutu | R&D Technologies Inc. founder and CEOBefore R&D Technologies, I had two companies that failed and two that were sold successfully. I...
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