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Saturday, November 17, 2018

PBN Award Winners

AGE: 38POSITION: Online business strategy
consultantFAVORITE MOVIE: BrazilFAVORITE HOBBY:
Collecting vintage industrial itemsFAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
South PacificPROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Urban PlanningNEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: iPhone /

Jack Templin

Jack Templin is well known in the Rhode Island information technology community as the co-founder of the Providence Geeks and RI Nexus. But the...
AGE: 39POSITION: Vice President of Technology, Gaming SolutionsFAVORITE MOVIE: Pulp FictionFAVORITE HOBBY: RunningFAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
Any beachPROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Own my own businessNEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Pictures of my kids in my BlackBerry /

Rachel Barber

Throughout her career, Rachel Barber has been guided by the words of author, entrepreneur and venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki, who urged listeners to “challenge...
AGE: 25POSITION: ChairmanFAVORITE MOVIE: BraveheartFAVORITE HOBBY: Collecting Brown University memorabiliaFAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
NewportPROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Museum curatorNEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Pedometer /

Rajiv Kumar

At 25, Rajiv Kumar is young enough to embrace the opportunity in risk, yet old enough to put grand plans for societal change into...
AGE: 37POSITION: Managing partnerFAVORITE MOVIE:
Lord of the RingsFAVORITE HOBBY: CyclingFAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
MaldivesPROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: ChefNEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Smartphone /

Allan Tear

When the state’s economic development leaders talk about attracting workers in the innovation economy to Rhode Island, they are talking about Allan Tear. The...
AGE: 37POSITION: CEOFAVORITE MOVIE: The Hudsucker ProxyFAVORITE HOBBY: RaquetballFAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
Puerto Vallarta, MexicoPROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: Small-business consultantNEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: My appreciation of the simple things in life /

Eric Weiner

Eric Weiner’s resume is simple yet revealing. He went to Johnson & Wales University and graduated in 1993. And he is still the CEO...
AGE: 38POSITION: Senior audit managerFAVORITE MOVIE: HeatFAVORITE HOBBY: Playing with my 4-year-old sonFAVORITE VACATION SPOT:
BermudaPROFESSION WOULD LIKE TO TRY: TeachingNEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Rings /

Judith Ventura

Judith Ventura knows the value of hard work. After completing her undergraduate degree in management at Bryant University, Ventura (as she is known professionally,...

Business Excellence Awards nominees wanted

Providence Business News is now accepting nominations and applications for its eighth annual Business Excellence Awards. The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday,...

AFS again among nation’s best places to work

CHICAGO – Advanced Financial Services Inc. of Newport was honored at the Society for Human Resource Management Inc.’s 60th Annual Conference & Exposition as...

Ch. 10 wins national honors for news excellence

CRANSTON – The news team at NBC 10 WJAR television has won national honors for outstanding achievement in broadcast journalism, in the Television: Small...

APC a Channel Champion for 15th straight year

NORTH KINGSTOWN – APC by Schneider Electric has been honored as a CRN Channel Champion in the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) – Data Center...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am