Class of 2021

We look forward to honoring the Class of 2021 and unveiling the rankings of the fastest growing Sun Devil owned and led businesses in June. View the unranked list of Class of 2021 below. 

Class of 2020

Congratulations to the 100 Sun Devil businesses that were recognized as part of the Class of 2020 on September 17, 2020. To view the complete list of past rankings, click on the “Class of 2021” tab below and click “View the entire Sun Devil 100 archive here.”

View the entire Sun Devil 100 archive here.

Company

Name

Degree

Title

360 Industrial Services

Eric Ganz '03 BA communication

Managing partner, co-founder

A New Leaf

Michael T. Hughes '75 BA education

President, CEO

A.R. Mays Construction Inc.

Adam R. Mays '83 BS construction engineering

President

A.R. Mays Construction Inc.

Brian Reed '98 BS construction

Vice president preconstruction

ADM Group Inc.

Ben Barcon '76 BS construction management

Principal

Adopt Technologies LLC

Brett Helgeson '02 MBA

President, managing partner, CEO

Adopt Technologies LLC

Ryan Treisman '10 BA sustainability, '18 MS global technology and development

Partner, CTO

Adsport Inc.

Gary Knudson '03 BA communication

Founder, CEO

Amerisource HR Consulting Group LLC

Camille Eccles French '94 BS business management

Founder, CEO

Apex Appraisal Service

Greg Bernstein '06 BS marketing

COO

Aspen Communications LLC (dba Aspen Engineering & Construction)

Sheila Kano Richardson '74 BA secondary education (history)

Executive vice president, CFO

Asquared Studios (A2 Studios Inc.)

Tony Garcia '95 BSD architectural studies

Principal architect, co-founder

Asquared Studios (A2 Studios Inc.)

Jessie Whitesides '95 BSD architectural studies

Principal architect, co-founder

August United

Jackie Crynes '12 BS marketing

Managing director, chief strategy officer

B & B Pet Products LLC

Greg McMillan '85 BS finance

Owner, founder

BackFit Health + Spine

Radi Rahiminejad '96 BS psychology

President, CEO

Benefits by Design Inc.

Kristine Kassel '91 BS family resources and human development

President

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

Jessica Whitney '04 BA communication

Vice president

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Arizona

Laura Capello '97 BA journalism

President, CEO

Brooks Winery

Janie Brooks Heuck '89 BS accounting

Managing director

Bumble Bee Air Conditioning Inc.

Lisa Bayne '88 BA political science

Owner

Bushtex Inc.

Adelaida Velasco Severson '95 MMC mass communication

President, CEO

BuybackBoss.com

Jack Wight '15 BS marketing

CEO

Casa Unlimited Enterprises Inc.

Joya Kizer '04 BS zoology

President, CEO

Catholic Charities Community Services Inc.

Catherine A. Brummet-Peterson '85 MSW social work

Executive director of Northern Arizona

Catholic Charities Community Services Inc.

Stephen E. Capobres '84 BS quantitative business analysis, '91 MPA

Vice president of business development

Catholic Charities Community Services Inc.

CarrieLynn A. Mascaro '97 BS psychology

Vice president of central program operations

Catholic Charities Community Services Inc.

Paul S. Mulligan '15 MBA executive

President, CEO

Catholic Charities Community Services Inc.

James Robbins '78 BSE industrial engineering, '83 MBA

Chief administrative officer

Chasse Building Team Inc.

Barry Chasse '91 BS construction (general building construction)

President, founder

Child Crisis Arizona

Torrie A. Taj '91 BS psychology

CEO

Christophel & Hagan Ltd

Samantha Hagan '93 BS accounting

Partner, CPA

Circle Design Studio LLC

John Dorlini '04 MArch architecture

Principal architect

Circle Design Studio LLC

Theresa Dorlini '01 BS design

Principal interior designer, creative director

Colliers International

Bob Mulhern '81 BS business

Senior managing director in Greater Phoenix

Colling Media LLC

Brian Colling '05 BIS interdisciplinary studies

Owner, CEO

Company Nurse LLC

Paul Binsfeld '87 BS finance

President, founder

Dayo Inc. (KOI Education)

Yadira Flores '04 MEd educational psychology

Chief academic officer

Dayo Inc. (KOI Education)

Daniel Gulchak '08 PhD curriculum and instruction (special education)

Vice president, education and research

Dayo Inc. (KOI Education)

Angel Jannasch-Pennell '91 BS sociology, '94 MA special education, '96 PhD curriculum and instruction (special education)

President, CEO

DeLille Cellars LLC

Jay A. Soloff '73 BA education (political science)

President, co-founder

Delkin Devices Inc.

Martin Wood '85 BS marketing

President, founder, CEO

DermaplanePro Inc.

Rikki Kusy '00 BAE education

Founder, CEO

Design Pickle LLC

Russ Perry '05 industrial design and human

Founder, CEO

DGM Ventures Inc.

Greg McMillan '85 BS finance

Owner, founder

Dircks Moving & Logistics

Chip Dircks '80 BS management

President

Dircks Moving & Logistics

Rick Dircks '82 BS marketing

Executive vice president

Duffy Group Inc.

Kathleen Duffy '81 BA communication

President, CEO

E & G Real Estate Services

Ben Ellis '08 BA communication

Designated broker, owner

Evolve Public Relations & Marketing

Jennifer Kaplan '96 BA communication

Owner, founder

Fan Interactive Marketing

Joel McFadden '06 MBA

COO

Fit Body Boot Camp

Benjamin Jones '11 dietetics nutrition

Owner

FOR Energy

Sean McGraw '11 BS sustainability

Founder, CEO

Fort Lowell Realty Inc.

Bob Collopy '14 BS marketing

Associate broker, owner

Freestar

David Freedman '05 BS real estate

Founder

Fyresite

Jason Turnquist '09 BIS interdisciplinary arts and sciences, informatics

Co-founder, CEO

Gadzooks Enchiladas and Soup

Aaron Pool '09 BS management

Owner

Going GreenHouse LLC

Emily Rowe '16 BFA art (ceramics)

Director of human resources

Going GreenHouse LLC

April Prothero '06 BS finance

Founder, CEO

High Rock Accounting PLLC

Melissa Diaz '10 Master of Accountancy

CFO

High Rock Accounting PLLC

Liz Mason '10 MS information management

Founder, CEO

Hint Inc.

Kara Goldin '89 BA communication

Founder, CEO

ICAN

Shelby Pedersen '08 MPA

CEO

Innovative Discovery Holdings LLC

Jamie Neilon '13 MBA

Vice president of information technology

Innovative Discovery Holdings LLC

Kimothy Taylor

08 BLS liberal studies, '13 MBA

Integrated Accounting Services LLC

Michael Warren '87 BS finance

President, owner

Knife & Fork Media Group

Susie Timm '00 BA political science

Owner, founder

Landings Credit Union

Brian Lee '07 BS accountancy

President, CEO

Lee & Associates Arizona Commercial Real Estate Services Co.

R. Craig Coppola '92 MBA

Founding principal

LeVangie Law Group (LeVangie Long Loorz & Malone)

Jeffery Long '97 BS political science

Managing partner

Lever1 and Lever2

Erica Brune '98 BA theatre

President, co-founder

Louis A. Silverman PC

Louis A. Silverman '75 BS business and real estate

Owner

Muscular Moving Men LLC (M3 Commercial Moving & Logistics LLC)

Justin Hodge '06 BA journalism and mass communication

President, co-founder

Navigate

AJ Maestas '05 MBA marketing

Founder

Optima Consulting LLC

Shaney Salomon '14 BIS interdisciplinary studies, human and family development and small business

CEO

PC Sportscards

Joshua Cohen '05 BA business administration, small business sales and marketing

Partner, owner

Petti and Briones PLLC

Patricia Lane Briones '88 BS finance

Partner

Petti and Briones PLLC

Frederick R. Petti '83 BS history

Partner

Phoenix Internet (dba Gutierrez-Palmenberg Inc.)

Andrew Gutierrez '11 BS economics

President, CEO

Phoenix Internet (dba Gutierrez-Palmenberg Inc.)

Gilbert Gutierrez '96 BS chemical engineering

Vice president, owner

Pilot Freight Services

Kyle Reardon '04 BS finance, '04 BS management, '07 MBA

Franchise CFO

Pinnacle Growth Advisors

Brent Orsuga '00 BIS communication and business

President, founder

Pocket Your Dollars

Anthony Sarandrea '13 BS management

President, partner, managing partner, owner, founder, co-founder, CEO

Point in Time Studios

Rami Kalla '99 BS business

President

Press Coffee

Jason Kyle '94 BS marketing

Co-owner

Print. Save. Repeat.

Klint McInturff '10 BS marketing

Vice president of marketing

Print.Save.Repeat.

Errol Berry '02 BS supply chain management

CEO

Print.Save.Repeat.

Jesse Berry '07 BS computer information systems

CIO

Print.Save.Repeat.

Christopher Van Egmond '11 BS marketing

Marketing and systems

PXL Bros LLC

Matthew Michalowski '09 BS finance

President, founder

S.E.E.K. Arizona LLC

Jessie Gillam '00 BS psychology

Chief clinical officer

S.E.E.K. Arizona LLC

Jessica Irwin '03 BA psychology, '03 BA sociology, '11 MEd curriculum and instruction

Founder, CEO

SeaBay Building Group LLC

Vince Switzer '04 BS supply chain management, '07 MBA

Co-founder, CEO

SeaBay Building Group LLC

J. Armando Martinez '05 BS construction management

COO

Shayne R. Neuwirth CPA PLLC

Joanna M. Yergler '07 BS marketing

Director of tax

Skin Script Skin Care

Lisa VanBockern '98 BS accountancy, computer information systems

Owner

SLP Toolkit LLC

Sarah Bevier '05 BS speech and hearing

Co-founder

SLP Toolkit LLC

Lisa Kathman '97 MS communication disorders

Co-founder

Small Giants LLC

Jana Berrelleza '07 BSD graphic design

Art director

Small Giants LLC

Danielle Feroleto '94 BA journalism, '98 Master of Mass Communication

President, owner

Small Giants LLC

Jennifer Glitsos '10 BSD architectural studies

Director of operations

SparkPoint Studio LLC

Crystal Lee Patriarche '98 BA journalism

CEO

StatBroadcast

Nathan Policar '06 BS computer information systems, '09 MBA

President, managing partner, founder

Steve LeVine Entertainment LLC

Jamie LeVine '01 BS communication

Co-owner

Steve LeVine Entertainment LLC

Steve LeVine '99 BIS interdisciplinary

Co-owner

Sundt Construction Inc.

Ryan Abbott '01 BS construction, '08 MBA

Senior vice president

SwitchThink Solutions, a subsidiary of Desert Financial Credit Union

Wayne Oleksak '94 MBA

Vice president, member experience and innovation

Tabar Meeting Production Management Inc.

Bartholomew F. Alazio '07 BIS interdisciplinary studies

Vice president, owner

Tallwave LLC

Jeffrey Pruitt '94 BS accountancy

CEO, founder

Technical Solutions

Susan Bitter Smith '77 BS business administration, '82 MBA

President

Technical Solutions

Prescott Smith '06 BS marketing, '12 MBA

Vice president

The Coaches Group LLC

Johnathan Chase Williams '11 BA political science

Co-founder

The Deneau Law Firm PLLC

Kindra Deneau '00 BA psychology, '05 JD

Founding attorney

The Feldman Agency

Wendy Feldman, CLU, ChFC, CASL, CLTC '84 MA organizational communication

Financial advisor, owner

The Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate LLC

Tanner Milne '07 MBA

President

Thorpe Shwer PC

Brad Shwer '03 JD

Co-founding partner

Tiempo Acquisition Corporation (dba Tiempo Inc.)

Cliff Schertz '03 MBA

President, founder, CEO

Total Care Connections

Danielle Stringer '09 BS nursing, '10 MS nursing (pediatric NP)

Director of nursing

True Story Films LLC

Cary Truelick '93 BA broadcasting

Director, executive producer

TTI Success Insights Inc.

Rick Bowers '92 BS marketing

President

Tyler Allen Law Firm PLLC

Tyler Allen '09 JD

Owner

U and Improved

Jodi Low '94 BA communication

Founder, CEO

Venezia's NY Style Pizzeria

Domenick Montanile '98 BS purchasing/logistics management

President, owner

Willmeng Construction

Keyvan Ghahreman '’02 MS construction management

Director of client and preconstruction services

Willmeng Construction

Michael J. Mongelli '’83 BS construction

President

Willmeng Construction

James P. Murphy '98 BS construction, '09 MS construction

CEO

Wilson Engineers LLC

Uday Gandhe '01 MBA

Principal

Wilson Engineers LLC

Michael Johnson Jr. '93 BSE civil engineering, '95 MSE civil engineering

Principal

Wilson Engineers LLC

Philip Noonan IV '96 BSE civil engineering

Principal

Wilson Engineers LLC

Stephen Todd '90 BS chemical engineering

Principal

World Motors

Tyler Thompson '02 BA communication

Owner

Ybarra Maldonado Law Group

Angeles J. Maldonado

02 BS justice studies, philosophy

Ybarra Maldonado Law Group

Ray A. Ybarra Maldonado '02 BA religious studies

Owner

Save the date! Thursday, June 17 at noon MST (Arizona time), the ASU Alumni Association will be publicly revealing the top 100 fastest growing ASU owned and led companies on LinkedIn.

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The recruitment deadline for the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2021 has passed, and the ASU Alumni Association is in the process of reviewing and verifying the submitted applications. Sun Devil owned and led businesses who will become a part of the Class of 2021 will be notified in January 2021. 

Listed below is information about the application process and criteria to be a part of Sun Devil 100. 

Application process:

  • Review the criteria for the program. 
  • Fill out the application.
  • Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed for eligibility requirements. You will be contacted if additional information is required.
  • Once eligibility has been established, all applicants will be required to submit a copy of their financial records from the previous three calendar years. For the Class of 2021, records from 2017, 2018 and 2019 will be required. Financial records are submitted to our third-party financial advisor, Henry+Horne.
    • Additional information on submitting financial records will be sent to applicants after the application has been received. 
    • All financial records and information are kept confidential.
  • Eligible companies will be ranked by the compound annual growth rate from revenues over calendar and fiscal years 2018, 2019 and 2020. After these calculations, eligible companies will be listed by growth rate from the highest to the lowest. The top 100 fastest-growing companies will be honored with induction into the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2022.
     

Criteria

Each year, the ASU Alumni Association selects leaders of organizations from around the world that demonstrate innovation, growth and entrepreneurial spirit. Chosen honorees are invited back to campus in the spring to be recognized. Honorees will have the opportunity to connect with each other, meet with ASU leaders and deans and interact with aspiring student entrepreneurs.

To be considered, a business leader must follow these guidelines:

  • The company must operate in a manner consistent with the ASU Charter in the areas of inclusion, impact on public good and responsibility to the community:
    • The ASU Charter, adopted in 2014, is the blueprint to the transformation into the New American College: ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.
  • The company must be Sun Devil owned or led, meaning owned by an ASU graduate or led in an executive position by an ASU graduate.
  • The company must have generated verifiable revenues of $250,000 or more in each of the calendar years: 2018, 2019, 2020; or each of the fiscal years ending in: 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • The company must have been in business for at least three calendar years: 2018, 2019, 2020; or three fiscal years ending in: 2018, 2019, 2020.
     

 

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