Profiles

A directory of Profiles for Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Awards

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Fast 15: Corben Young

Find a job you’re passionate about doing. Corben Young is a believer in that viewpoint, and it’s served him well in his career. Three years ago, RichContext co-founders Billy Courtney,…

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Fast 15: Christine Tan

SupplyPike develops a suite of applications that helps consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies manage their supply chain and retail analytics. It was launched in 2017 as a division of CaseStack,…

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Fast 15: Lindsey Sullivan

After graduating from college in 2014, Lindsey Sullivan’s goal was to pursue a career in the nonprofit world. Three years ago, however, she leaped into the business world and hasn’t…

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Fast 15: Morgan Stewart

Morgan Stewart is one of those folks not comfortable being comfortable. The COVID-19 pandemic has her, like many people, working and staying at home. She’s a bit restless in the…

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Fast 15: Taylor Shelton

Fayetteville native Taylor Shelton joined the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce soon after he spoke to its president and CEO, Steve Clark. Shelton was interested in politics and wanted to work…

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Fast 15: Kamyar Sardari

In high school, Iran native Kamyar Sardari wanted to be a volleyball player. By the end of high school, he decided to study engineering. Sardari’s brother was an engineer, he…

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Fast 15: Emma Pierce

Every day, Emma Pierce makes a difference in the lives of teachers and students. Through her leadership in implementing strategies in fundraising, special events and grantmaking, she helps generate $300,000…

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Fast 15: Will Mullen

Aspiring to reach the top of a chosen profession is hard to achieve without the work ethic and drive that goes with it. Will Mullen’s father, a former basketball coach,…

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Fast 15: Joshua Montanez

Josh Montanez wants to make an impact. As a financial adviser, he helps his clients make some of the “most important decisions of their lives.” Growing up in Little Rock,…

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Fast 15: Kristy Meinzer

Kristy Meinzer was 11 when she started her first job driving a combine harvester during wheat harvesting season. Meinzer was raised on a 2,000-acre farm of mostly wheat in Meade,…

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Fast 15: Brit McKenzie

Brit McKenzie grew up wanting to work in politics. With parents active in civic life in Rogers, “civic duty and responsibility and love of the political system,” were natural for…

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Fast 15: Zack Kifer

Springdale native Zack Kifer became interested in the real estate industry while working as a bank teller. He would meet with brokers and liked their work. He found out about…

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Fast 15: Zach Hocker

Zach Hocker’s work ethic paid off in his four years as a professional football player. That continues in his work in commercial real estate. “Nothing comes easy,” he said. “I’m…

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Fast 15: Caroline Currier

Caroline Currier is known as “the fixer” to many of her elderly clients. In her practice as an elder law attorney, she helps seniors get their financial and personal affairs…

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Fast 15: Tristin Bolton

Tristin Bolton’s job as a family consumer science agent with the Crawford County office of the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service involves spending a lot of time in area schools teaching…

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C-Suite: Cameron Smith

Achievements: Smith launched his executive search firm 25 years ago, credited with building customer teams for hundreds of Walmart supplier offices in Northwest Arkansas and filling thousands of high-paying jobs….

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C-Suite: Adam Rutledge

Achievements: A third-generation banker, Rutledge has led the $5.6 billion bank’s interests in Washington, Benton, Sebastian, and Crawford counties since 2013. He is a board member of LifeSource International, WorkMatters…

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C-Suite: Nelson Peacock

Achievements: Peacock has led one of the region’s most influential nonprofits since July 2017, most notably working to address infrastructure, healthcare and entrepreneurship improvements. He previously worked in the California…

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C-Suite: Aaron Marshall

Achievements: Marshall started at BCS (formerly Baker Computer Services) as an hourly worker on the shop floor. He was named CEO in 2010. Under Marshall’s leadership, the IT services company…

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C-Suite: David Kimball

Achievements: Kimball leads one of the largest engineering and architectural firms in Arkansas. He was named president in 2018 and has practiced mechanical engineering for more than 25 years. He…