SmartCEO Honored Greater Washington’s Top Executives, including Julie Holdren of KoolSpan, at the 2017 Executive Management Awards

More than 200 C-level attendees gathered to celebrate Washington’s top business executives

 Bethesda, MD (Mar. 20, 2017) — Washington SmartCEO celebrated this year’s Executive Management Award winners at a cocktail reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, March 9 at The National Press Club. Greater Washington executives were recognized for their creative management vision, leadership philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic. The 2017 EMA winners collectively generate more than $3.63 billion in annual revenue.

“Behind every great CEO is a team of smart, driven executives dedicated to ensuring a company’s growth and success. This year’s EMA winners are perfect examples of all-star executives. Not only do they inspire their own teams to achieve greater heights, they also believe deeply in their companies’ missions, are consummate community stewards and are dedicated to excellence, always,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO. “We’re honored to share their stories and celebrate their great accomplishments.”

KoolSpan is delighted that Julie Holdren, Chief Product and Operations Officer was selected for this prestigious award.

“Julie is transforming the company by introducing critical elements that enable the company to grow and scale; such as processes, improved documentation and communications,” says Nigel Jones, KoolSpan CEO. “Julie implements these practices while enhancing the innovative culture of a fast paced start-up.”

More than 200 executives, friends and family attended the business cocktail event to celebrate the winners and their achievements. The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour and high-level networking. Each Executive Management Award Winner was honored on stage during the video-packed awards presentation and applauded for their impressive achievements.

About KoolSpan

KoolSpan is the leading provider of robust, cross-platform, end-to-end communication security on mobile devices. KoolSpan offers multiple encryption solutions supporting Android and iPhone smartphones. KoolSpan’s security and privacy solutions address the growing threat of loss or theft of intellectual property, vital information and proprietary assets. Customers include government organizations and enterprises in over 60 countries worldwide. KoolSpan is FIPS 140-2 validated and has 33 issued patents with dozens more pending. KoolSpan is privately held and based in Bethesda, Md.

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