Mass Technology Leadership Council Announces Tech Top 50 

Shining a spotlight on Massachusetts’ tech leaders 

The Mass Technology Leadership Council announced honorees of its Tech Top 50 on February 29th at a reception held at PTC in Boston. The Tech Top 50 recognizes the region’s tech companies, leaders, and technologies that have made a significant impact during the past year across 10 categories: CEO of the Year, CMO of the Year, CTO of the Year, Mosaic, Business Accomplishment, Startup of the Year, Social Responsibility, Workforce Culture, Cybersecurity Response, and Responsible AI. 

Technology companies and executives were selected by a group of their peers based upon nominations. Over the course of the next few weeks, MTLC will share the stories of the recipients to spotlight their accomplishments and their impact on customers, partners, employees, and the broader community. 

 “It’s been a challenging year for the tech industry, and despite that, we see the strength and resiliency of this ecosystem.” said Sara Fraim, CEO of MTLC. “Massachusetts continues to prove that we are a force for innovation and business strength.” 

Tech Top 50 Recipients Include: 

Business Accomplishment 


Honorees: Akili Interactive, Definitive Healthcare, Podimetrics, SmartBear 

CEO of the Year 

WinnerFrank Vella, Constant Contact 

Honorees: Tracey Armstrong, Copyright Clearance Center, Jeffrey Glass, Hometap, Maya R. Said, Sc.D., Outcomes4Me, Jim Heppelmann, PTC, Vilas Dhar, The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, Georgianna W. Oliver, Tour24, Deborah Theobald, Vecna Healthcare 

CMO of the Year 

WinnerAllison MacLeod, Flywire 

Honorees: Jennifer Griffin Smith, Acquia, Kim Salem-Jackson, Akamai, Rachel Keohan, Hometap, Juliette Kopecky, LinkSquares, Barbara Goose, Rocket Software, Cynthia Gumbert, SmartBear 

CTO of the Year 

WinnerMatt Quinn, CarGurus 

Honorees: Julian Flaks, EQengineered, David King, Flywire, Suzanne Livingston, IBM, Chris Wysopal, Veracode 


WinnerDr. Shirley J. Knowles, Progress 

Honorees: Ciara Gogan, CarGurus, Marcy Axelrad, Formlabs, Frances West, FrancesWestCo, Lisa Freed, iRobot  

Social Responsibility 


Honorees: Cangrade, Flywire, MassMutual, Mendoza Ventures, NETSCOUT, Technium, Inc.  

Workforce Culture 


Honorees: Akamai, Cangrade, Leostream Corporation, mabl, MP: Wired for HR, Progress 

Startup of the Year 

WinnerAtlas Urban Farms 

Honorees: ComputerVault, FeatureByte, rStream, Stride Funding, VulnCheck 

 Responsible AI  


Honorees: Cangrade, CodaMetrix, IBM 



Honorees: ComputerVault, Locus Robotics 

 The Tech Top 50 is sponsored by BDO, PNC Bank, and Brand and Buzz Consulting. 

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