Similar to Moira Rose, LiveIntent’s favorite season is Awards Season.
Every Q1, we host the LiveIntent Awards, which consist of various accolades from the most impactful new hire to the best problem solver in the organization. Everyone in the company can nominate a colleague for each award category and include their reason for the nomination. A committee then takes the nominations, narrows them down to the top 3 nominees, and votes on a winner.
We have a total of 11 awards which all include a cash prize for the nominees and winners. It’s a great way to showcase the excellent work accomplished across the organization and honor and acknowledge the diverse talent we work with. We are lucky to have such incredible employees at LiveIntent.
Here’s a list of the awards, nominees, and winners in 2021:
The Virtuous Cycle Award
What merry goes round, comes round. This award recognizes a person that puts people first by paying forward what they’ve been given, be it knowledge, opportunity, or experience, in order to improve the lives of their customers, coworkers, or the community at large.
Nominees: Tim O’Keeffe, Mark Dunning, Christina Holstein-Rathlou
Winner: Tim O’Keeffe
Evolution requires many, many failures. This award recognizes someone who embodies that space between “ideation” and “proven solution,” and is willing to fall down over and over in order to identify the best way to stand tall.
Nominees: Gareth Evans, Kate Bennett, Nick Murphy
Winner: Gareth Evans
The Rootin’ Tootin’ Straight Shootin’ Award
Delivering the truth needs a deadeye. This award recognizes someone who is pointed, honest, and thoughtful with their feedback; someone who can shoot down an idea that might distract without disrespecting the person holding it.
Nominees: Simon Borgen, Justin Senno, Kacper Bielecki
Winner: Simon Borgen
The Elementary My Dear Watson Award
To a great mind, nothing is little. This award recognizes someone that always takes the time to collect and process all the facts and data available to ensure that every decision they make is truly driven by data – even when it might confound their cohorts.
Nominees: Katya Maslova, Moshe Zippel, Matthias Raess
Winner: Matthias Raess
The Cooler Than the Other Side of the Pillow Award
What’s cooler than being cool? This award recognizes a person with the uncanny ability to keep a steady hand and a cool head, even when surrounded by a maelstrom of chaos and distractions, to ensure priorities are still being met.
Nominees: Adam Yecies, Katie Quinlan, Chi Oti
Winner: Adam Yecies
The Occam’s Razor Award
Entities should not be multiplied without necessity. This award recognizes a person that can solve problems without adding complexity, strategically applying proven best practices and ideas that allow us to keep our momentum.
Nominees: Charles Ensley, Andrew Bodnar, Manjusha Ray
Winner: Manjusha Ray
Togetherness Apart Award
Togetherness is hard when you have to stay 6 feet apart. This award recognizes a persons that fosters a feeling of team, company culture, and unity even while miles apart.
Nominees: Wally Wallach, Dalton Winternheimer, Soren Frimann
Winner: Wally Wallach
The “No, please, you first.” Award
The person most likely to step back to let others move ahead. This award recognizes the person dedicated to the ideal of putting people first, making significant contributions to growing and nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging for everyone in the company.
Nominees: Hannah Pike, Ash Verma, Meghan Wing
Winner: Hannah Pike
The Incrementality Award
When more is really more. This award recognizes a person who has joined the company within the last year and made an impact far beyond expectations, elevating their role, their team, or the entire company.
Nominees: Mike Ward, Noy Robart, Victoria De Leon
Winner: Mike Ward
The Aw-Thank-You-Cated Bridge Award
The maestro of building bridges. This award recognizes anyone that excels as both an individual contributor and a leader, not just for their team, but across the organization. This person is an inherent mentor, door-opener, and example for everyone they work with, actively shaping the culture of the company.
Nominees: Marc Gluck, Rachel Rubin, Anna Bomersbach
Winner: Anna Bomersbach
Be Present Award
The embodiment of everything the LiveIntent culture strives to be. This award recognizes a person that could win any of the other awards listed here. No one can “be present” all the time, but this person makes an active effort, day in and day out, to live our culture and be there for their customers and coworkers in a meaningful and positive way.
Nominees: Ariel McGrath, Noah Hatfield-Biondo, Joe’l Wint
Winner: Ariel McGrath