JuntoAlumni Win Awards

Congratulations to our JuntoAlumni companies that have recently won a myriad of awards: Tiesta Tea (J1), Solid Digital(J2), TopstepTrader (J3), Cristaux (J4), Red Caffeine (J4), and Acliviti (J5). 

Tiesta Tea (J1) recently won Inc.com's 2018 Best Places to Work in Chicago award, CEO Dan Klein was awarded one of the top entrepreneurs in Crain's 20 in Their 20's, and Dan and his co-founder, Patrick Tannous, were also named Inc.com's 30 under 30.  

Patrick says, "We're lucky to be surrounded by such great people. Our people and network have been the key to our success. I'm proud to say that, in eight years, we've only fired one employee and we've only had three quit."

Solid Digital (J2) won The Best and Brightest Company in Chicago award for a second year in a row.

Solid's CEO, Jesse McCabe says, “We are honored to be considered one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest, again, this year. The Solid Digital team members will continue to be committed to becoming better and brighter every day.”

TopstepTrader (J3) was voted by Crain's as one of Chicago's Best Places to Work, as well as one of The Best and Brightest Companies in Chicago for the third consecutive year. 

Jay Rudman, CEO, says, "At TopstepTrader, we were able to create an inspired culture where we cultivate talents and celebrate diversity. But we were only able to do that because of what we learned by going through The Junto Institute. These awards - as well as other awards like the Inc. 5000 - are a direct result of the skills and techniques we developed while in the program."

Cristaux (J4) won the Daily Herald's Best Places to Work in Illinois award as well as one of the Best and Brightest Companies in Chicago award. 

Red Caffeine (J4) received the Best and Brightest Company award in Chicago. 

Kathy Steele, CEO and President says, “At Red Caffeine, our people are the competitive advantage, and we invest in building and keeping our exceptional culture. We use both internal and external surveys to benchmark and measure employee satisfaction and highlight areas where we can improve. It's a thrill to be recognized for outstanding human resource practices and our commitment to our employees as a Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work Forwinner."

ACLIVITI (J5) received the Best and Brightest Company award in Chicago.