Class of 2020

Did you miss the virtual ceremony honoring the 127 Sun Devils and the 100 Sun Devil businesses that were recognized on Thursday, Sept. 17? If so, you can view the recorded live stream on the "Meet the Honorees" tab below.

To view the complete list of rankings, click on the “Class of 2020” tab below to view more.

Class of 2021

Thank you to alumni who applied for the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2021. Applications are under review and honorees will be notified in January 2021. Please continue to check back for more details about the Sun Devil 100 Class of 2021 conferral ranking celebration.

To learn more about the application and nomination processes, click on the “Application and Criteria” tab below to view more.

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Rank

Company

Name

Degree

Title

29

Small Giants LLC

Jana Berrelleza '07 BSD graphic design

Art Director

49

Fort Lowell Realty Inc. – Bob's Best Offer

Bob Collopy '14 BS marketing

Associate Broker, Owner

30

SparkPoint Studio

Crystal Lee Patriarche '98 BA journalism

CEO

64

Cloudentity

Jasen Meece '94 BS purchasing/logistics management, '04 MBA executives

CEO

16

Ybarra Maldonado Law Group

Angeles J. Maldonado '02 BS justice studies '05 MPA public administration '13 PhD education leadership and policy studies

CEO

78

Optima ECM Consulting

Shaney M. Salomon '14 BIS interdisciplinary studies

CEO

60

Innovative Discovery

Kimothy Taylor '08 BLS liberal studies, '13 executive MBA

CEO

5

MDSL

Charles Layne '98 BS marketing

CEO

43

Southwest Foodservice Excellence (SFE)

Jennifer C. Bonilla '13 MHI healthcare innovation

CEO

44

Buyback Boss

Jack Wight '15 BS marketing

CEO

14

Value Air Forwarding dba Pilot Freight Services

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

CFO

46

Wisdom Natural Brands

Carol May '77 BA psychology, '82 MC counseling

Chairman of the Board, CEO

91

RAR Hospitality

Robert Rauch '86 MS recreation

Chairman, CEO

50

S.E.E.K. Arizona

Jessie Gillam '00 BS psychology

Chief Clinical Officer

100

Intermountain Centers

Jessica Reese '03 BA political science, '04 BA sociology (family issues)

Chief Clinical Officer

54

The Coaches Group LLC–The Institute for Speech and Debate

Johnathan Chase Williams '11 BA political science

Co-Founder

1

Freestar

Chris Stark '11 MREDev real estate development

Co-Founder

1

Freestar

David Freedman '05 BS real estate

Co-Founder

13

RevolutionParts Inc.

Ibrahim Mesbah '00 BSE computer systems engineering, '04 MCS computer science

Co-Founder, CEO

3

SeaBay Building Group LLC

R. Vincent Switzer '04 BS supply chain management, '07 MBA

Co-Founder, CEO

13

RevolutionParts Inc.

Andreas Ronneseth '03 BSE computer systems engineering, '06 MS computer science

Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer

21

Tommy John

Erin Fujimoto '03 BS finance

Co-Founder, Head of Merchandising

72

Asquared Studios Inc.

Jessie Whitesides '95 BSD architectural studies

Co-Founder, Principal Architect

72

Asquared Studios Inc.

Tony Garcia '95 BSD architectural studies

Co-Founder, Principal Architect

48

Thorpe Shwer PC

Brad Shwer '03 JD

Co-Founding Partner

10

Press Coffee

Jason Kyle '94 BS marketing

Co-Owner

19

Fan Interactive Marketing

Joel McFadden '06 MBA

COO

37

Apex Appraisal Service Inc.

Greg Bernstein '06 BS marketing, '09 MBA

COO

3

SeaBay Building Group LLC

J. Armando Martinez '05 BS construction management

COO

52

ProctorU

John Sandoval '16 BS communication

COO

44

Buyback Boss

Carrie Hall '15 BS computer information systems

COO

89

Inquir (formerly Higher Ed Growth)

Eric Flottmann '01 BA communication

COO

31

E&G Real Estate Services

Ben Ellis '08 BA communication

Designated Broker, Owner, Founding Partner

35

Total Care Connections Inc.

Danielle Stringer '09 BS nursing, '10 MS nursing

Director of Nursing

29

Small Giants LLC

Jennifer Glitsos '10 BSD architectural studies

Director of Operations

68

True Story Films LLC

Cary Truelick '93 BA broadcasting

Director, Executive Producer

36

Dircks Moving & Logistics

Rick Dircks '82 BS marketing

Executive Vice President

25

Aspen Communications LLC dba Aspen Engineering & Contracting

Sheila Kano Richardson '74 BA secondary education (history)

Executive Vice President, Co-Founder, CFO

32

CHASSE Building Team Inc.

Barry Chasse '91 BS construction (general building construction)

Founder

12

Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix)

Michael A Focareto III '98 BS computer information systems, '09 MS information management

Founder, CEO

70

AdSport Inc.

Gary Knudson '03 BA communication

Founder, CEO

17

Hint Inc.

Kara Goldin '89 BA communication

Founder, CEO

57

U & Improved

Jodi Low '94 BA communication

Founder, CEO

50

S.E.E.K. Arizona

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

Founder, CEO

21

Tommy John

Tom Patterson '02 BIS interdisciplinary studies

Founder, CEO

2

Design Pickle

Russ Perry '05 BIS interdisciplinary studies

Founder, CEO

4

Tallwave LLC

Jeffrey Pruitt '94 BS accountancy

Founder, CEO

61

Kaleidoscope Juice

Alexandra Maw '08 BSD housing and urban development

Founder, CEO

6

Print.Save.Repeat.

Errol Berry '02 BS supply chain management

Founder, CEO

62

Going GreenHouse

April Prothero '06 BS finance

Founder, CEO

45

FOR Energy

Sean McGraw '11 BS sustainability

Founder, CEO

47

Nutritional Brands Inc.

Danna Pratte '97 master of international management

Founder, CEO

94

The Deneau Law Firm PLLC

Kindra Deneau '00 BA psychology, '05 JD

Founding Attorney

65

Lee & Associates Arizona

Craig Coppola '92 MBA

Founding Principal

58

The Morne Wine Company dba Brooks Wines

Janie Brooks Heuck '89 BS accounting

Managing Director

85

Levangie Long Loorz & Malone

Jeffery Long '97 BA political science

Managing Partner

22

360 Industrial Services

Eric Ganz '03 BA communication

Managing Partner, Founder

5

MDSL

Rob Stratton '06 BS marketing

Marketing Director

93

Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations

Steve LeVine '99 BIS interdisciplinary studies

Owner

33

World Motors LLC

Tyler Thompson '02 BA communication

Owner

16

Ybarra Maldonado Law Group

Ray A. Ybarra Maldonado '02 BA religious studies

Owner

73

Tyler Allen Law Firm PLLC

Tyler Allen '09 JD

Owner

74

CEO Technologies

Reagan Jackson '04 BA communication

Owner

39

Bumble Bee Air Conditioning Inc.

Lisa Bayne '88 BA political science

Owner

24

Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup

Aaron Pool '09 BS management

Owner

81

Louis A. Silverman PC dba Silverman Law Offices

Louis A. Silverman '75 BS real estate

Owner

27

Skin Script

Lisa VanBockern '98 BS accountancy, '98 BS computer information systems

Owner

11

Fit Body Boot Camp

Benjamin J. Jones '11 BS nutrition (dietetics)

Owner

40

Colling Media

Brian Colling '05 BIS interdisciplinary studies

Owner, CEO

7

Envida

Alana Millstein '06 BA journalism and mass communication

Owner, Co-Founder

7

Envida

Candie Guay '06 BS marketing

Owner, Creative Director

79

SCM Timm Enterprises LLC–Knife and Fork Media

Susan Timm '00 BA political science

Owner, Founder

51

Evolve Public Relations and Marketing

Jennifer Kaplan '96 BA communication

Owner, Founder

41

Point in Time Studios

Rami Kalla '99 BS management, '99 BA Spanish

Owner, Founder

99

Petti and Briones PLLC

Frederick R. Petti '83 BS history

Partner

99

Petti and Briones PLLC

Patricia Lane Briones '88 BS finance

Partner

56

Christophel & Hagan Ltd.

Samantha Hagan '93 BS accounting

Partner, CPA

20

Adopt Technologies LLC

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

Partner, CTO

55

The Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate LLC

Tanner Milne '07 MBA

President

95

Lanza AV | Security

Scott Morris '06 BIS interdisciplinary studies

President

97

Integrated Accounting Services LLC

Michael Warren '89 BS finance

President

36

Dircks Moving & Logistics

Chip Dircks '80 BS management

President

76

TTI Success Insights

Rick Bowers '92 BS marketing

President

82

Technical Solutions

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

President

88

Benefits by Design Inc.

Kristine Kassel '91 BS family resources and human development

President

89

Inquir (formerly Higher Ed Growth)

Frank Healy '01 BS management

President, CEO

90

Casa Unlimited Enterprises Inc.

Joya Kizer Clarke '04 BS zoology

President, CEO

92

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet

Molly Terbovich-Ridenhour '02 MFA dance

President, CEO

67

Gorman & Company

Brian Swanton '95 BSD urban planning, '03 MPA public administration

President, CEO

98

Accumen Inc.

Jeff Osborne '93 BSE electrical engineering

President, CEO

77

Duffy Group Inc.

Kathleen Duffy Ybarra '81 BA communication

President, CEO

80

Gutierrez-Palmenberg Inc. dba Phoenix Internet

Andrew Gutierrez '11 BS economics

President, CEO

83

Bushtex Inc.

Adelaida Velasco Severson '95 MMC mass communication, '06 PhD public administration

President, CEO

84

KOI Education

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

President, CEO

86

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central AZ

Laura Capello '97 BA journalism

President, CEO

9

Willmeng Construction

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

President, CEO

15

BackFit Health + Spine

Radi Rahiminejad '96 BS psychology

President, Chiropractor, CEO

59

DeLille Cellars LLC

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

President, Co-Founder

28

Muscular Moving Men LLC

Justin Hodge '06 BA journalism and mass communication

President, Co-Founder

69

Company Nurse LLC

Paul Binsfeld '87 BS finance

President, Founder

38

PXL

Matthew Michalowski '09 BS finance

President, Founder

8

Pinnacle Growth Advisors

Brent Orsuga '00 BIS interdisciplinary studies

President, Founder

66

Delkin Devices Inc.

Martin Wood '85 BS marketing

President, Founder, CEO

23

Tiempo Inc. and Subsidiaries–Tiempo Development

Cliff Schertz '03 MBA executives

President, Founder, CEO

20

Adopt Technologies LLC

Brett Helgeson '02 MBA

President, Managing Partner, CEO

75

StatBroadcast

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

President, Managing Partner, Founder

71

Venezia's NY Style Pizzeria

Domenick Montanile '98 BS purchasing/logistics management

President, Owner

29

Small Giants LLC

Danielle Feroleto '94 BA journalism; '98 MMC mass communication

President, Owner

53

Wilson Engineers LLC

Uday Gandhe '2001 MBA

Principal

18

ADM Group Inc.

Ben Barcon '76 BS construction management

Principal

42

Bigfish Creative Group

Joe Pizzimenti '87 BS marketing

Principal

53

Wilson Engineers LLC

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

Principal

53

Wilson Engineers LLC

Philip Noonan IV '96 BSE civil engineering

Principal

53

Wilson Engineers LLC

Stephen Todd '90 BS chemical engineering

Principal

63

CIRCLE Design Studio

John Dorlini '04 MA architecture

Principal Architect

63

CIRCLE Design Studio

Theresa Dorlini '01 BSD interior architecture

Principal Interior Designer, Creative Director

34

Colliers International in Arizona

Bob Mulhern '81 BS general business administration '83 MBA business administration

Senior Managing Director in Greater Phoenix

26

Sundt Construction Inc.

Ryan Abbott '01 BS construction, '08 MBA

Senior Vice President

96

Avertium LLC

Edward Vasko '95 BA history

Senior Vice President, SVP of Delivery and Customer Success

5

MDSL

Aaron Zeper '95 BS finance

Vice President

82

Technical Solutions

Prescott Smith '06 BA marketing, '12 MBA

Vice President

60

Innovative Discovery

Jamie Neilon '13 MBA executive

Vice President of Information Technology

84

KOI Education

Yadira Flores '04 MEd educational psychology, '10 PhD educational psychology (school psychology)

Vice President, Education and Professional Development

84

KOI Education

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

Vice President, Education and Research

5

MDSL

Tom Feeley '92 BS marketing

Vice President, Global Sales

80

Gutierrez-Palmenberg Inc. dba Phoenix Internet

Gilbert Gutierrez Jr. '96 BS chemical engineering

Vice President, Owner

87

TABAR Meeting Production Management Inc.

Bartholomew F. Alazio '07 BIS interdisciplinary studies

Vice President, Owner

The companies honored as part of the Sun Devil 100 represent a wide variety of industries. Learn more about the Sun Devil honorees and the businesses they own or lead.

View the entire class of 2020 list here.

 

 Class of 2020: By the numbers 

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 Insider video series 

Meet Domenick Montanile, president and owner of Venezia’s New York Style Pizzeria. Domenick describes his entrepreneurial journey and discusses what it’s like operating a restaurant during a pandemic.

Meet KOI Education executives Daniel Gulchak, vice president, education and research; Yadira Flores, vice president, education; and Angel Jannasch-Pennell, president, CEO. These Sun Devil 100 Class of 2020 honorees and leaders in their field discuss the future of education.

Meet Laura Capello, president and CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Arizona. Laura discusses her entrepreneurial journey and what it’s like operating a nonprofit organization during a pandemic.

Join Sun Devil 100 Class of 2020 honoree Danielle Stringer, director of nursing at Total Care Connections, Inc., as she speaks about preparing for the future of health care in the time of COVID-19.

Meet Cary Truelick, co-founder of True Story Films, and Matt Michalowski, president and founder of PXL. Cary and Matt speak about entrepreneurship and growing a successful business in the entertainment and media industries during a pandemic.


 Class of 2020 virtual event 

Did you miss the celebration for the Class of 2020? Watch the entire virtual event here!

Apply

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.