The Technology Executives Roundtable (TER), an organization of more than 120 Georgia technology leaders, announced it will honor entrepreneur, Tripp Rackley with the Ninth Annual John Imlay Leadership Award. The ceremony will be held Tues., Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. at Buckhead Club.
The John Imlay Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates individuals who have shown exceptional leadership on behalf of the Georgia high-tech community. It is named in honor of the late John Imlay, Jr., former chairman of Imlay Investments, who is credited with helping create two of Atlanta’s biggest tech industries — software and internet security.
This year’s award recipient, Tripp Rackley, is a true visionary. Over the past 20 years, he has founded and scaled multiple businesses spanning a variety of unique industries including financial services, payments, sports and entertainment, as well as automotive. Rackley’s technology has been implemented by thousands of partners and used by millions of consumers nationwide.
“Tripp’s decades of experience founding multiple award-winning technology companies and successfully growing them make him a top innovator and integral part of Georgia’s startup community,” said Karyn Mullins, president of TER. “Tripp’s entrepreneurial spirit has been invaluable to the State of Georgia where his companies have created more than $1 billion in shareholder value and over 1,000 jobs.”
“I am honored to be a recipient of this year’s John Imlay Leadership Award and join this stellar class of entrepreneurs,” noted Rackley. “Growing up in Atlanta and attending Georgia Tech, this was always the natural place for me to build my career. I’m excited to see so many new ideas and industries flourish as Atlanta continues to be a focal point for technology and innovation.”
The TER awards ceremony will include a fireside chat led by Bill Leonard, founder and president of Wm. Leonard & Co.
Past recipients of the John Imlay Leadership Award include Chris Klaus, founder and former CTO of Internet Security Systems and current CEO of Kaneva; Michael R. Cote, president and CEO of SecureWorks; David Cummings, co-founder of Pardot and founder of Atlanta Tech Village; Bill Nussey, former chairman and CEO of Silverpop; Alan Dabbiere, founder of Manhattan Associates and former chairman of AirWatch; Charlie Moseley, founder of Noro-Moseley Partners; Tom Noonan, co-founder of JouleX, Endgame and TechOperators and former chairman and CEO of Internet Security Systems; and Sig Mosley, managing partner of Mosley Ventures and former president of Imlay Investments.
For more information about the Technology Executives Roundtable (TER), visit http://www.ter-atlanta.com/.
About Technology Executives Roundtable
Technology Executives Roundtable (TER) is an association for Georgia technology executives that provides CEOs, CFOs and general managers with the ability to maximize the value of companies through the exchange of top ideas, candid talk and a forum to share what is working, what is not and best practices to unlock business value. Monthly meetings feature speakers and panels of local and national experts covering topics such as strategic alliances, crisis management, non-conventional financing, M&A, intellectual property protection and other issues of interest to senior executives on company growth. For more information, visit www.ter-atlanta.com.