Second Annual Timmys Returns in 2016 to Name Region’s Best Employers and Managers for Tech Professionals
IRVINE, CA (October 19, 2016) – Tech in Motion announced the winners of the 2nd Annual Orange County and San Diego Timmy Awards today, after recognizing top local employers of IT professionals in front of 250 of their peers during an awards ceremony at UCI Applied Innovation in Irvine. Submitting more than 7,700 votes, the local tech community selected the winners from 30 remarkable finalists, including noteworthy first runner-ups GoPro, Appletree and Mike Selberis of Glidewell Laboratories, to represent the best of tech work culture, startups and management in the region.
The 2016 Orange County and San Diego Timmy Award Winners are:
- Best Technology Manager: Jim Magner, President and Chief Operating Officer of Eturi Corporation
- Best Tech Startup: Acorns (pictured below)
- Best Technology Work Culture: Technossus
“We are honored to recognize the growing tech community in Orange County and San Diego with our second annual Timmy Awards here,” said Tech in Motion Organizer Jaime Vizzuett, Division Manager of Workbridge Associates Orange County. “This year, we were able to highlight finalists who were nominated by their peers because they are companies that are growing daily not only in size, but in the number of innovations they are sharing with the community.”
“The entire event really celebrated local leaders and innovators creating the best tech workplaces,” said Tech in Motion organizer Kevin Gabrielson, Division Manager of Jobspring Partners Orange County. “It was an added thrill to hear emcee Richard Sudek, a lifelong entrepreneur, experienced angel investor and Executive Director of UC Irvine Applied Innovation, praise the progress of the community here.”
Last night presented a first in Timmy Awards history: this is the only time a company was recognized two years in a row. Last year, Eturi as a company won the Best Tech Startup Award under the name ParentsWare, since rebranding to better reflect their growth and potential. This year, the Best Tech Manager award went to Jim Magner, President and COO of Eturi, making them the first employer to be acknowledged twice (pictured below receiving his Timmy Award).
According to his coworkers, Magner is the silent hero behind Eturi Corporation’s success, involved with every element of its operation. Every day, he spends time in the ticketing system talking personally with users, while still managing to coordinate engineering, product, design and marketing decisions without hesitation.
Winner for Best Tech Work Culture, Technossus (pictured below), regularly provides a myriad of technical learning opportunities as well as tuition reimbursements for the training courses that their technically curious staff are always wanting to take. They make the latest in technology hardware and software available, from Augmented Reality to Cognitive Computing environments. They challenge their teams to leverage these cutting edge tools and shine by frequently sending them to compete in hackathons all over the world.
The Timmy Awards are presented throughout the year in cities across North America, including Boston, NYC, San Francisco and Chicago. Previous winners include innovators such as Jet.com, LearnVest, Venmo, Trip Advisor, Gilt, Constant Contact, Casper and Instacart. The next ceremonies are the 2nd Annual Timmys of both San Francisco and DC on December 8. Please visit techinmotionevents.com/awards for more information.
Runner-ups for the 2016 Timmy Awards were also recognized at the ceremony last night: GoPro (pictured first below), Appletree (second below) and Mike Selberis of Glidewell Laboratories (third below).
About Tech in Motion Events
Tech in Motion, presenter of the Timmy Awards, is an international events series that brings local tech community professionals together to connect, learn, and innovate. What started as a collaborative project between IT recruiting firms Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates in 2011, grew into an organization of over 72,000 members across 11 chapters in North America including Boston, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, LA, Orange County and Toronto. Please visit www.techinmotionevents.com for more information about our notable speakers, sponsors and events.