BirdDogHR Finalist for Two Technology Association of Iowa Prometheus Awards

Both BirdDogHR and CEO Todd Skokan named finalists for the top company growth and CEO of the year for 2016

February 25, 2016 09:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BirdDogHR™, the leader in talent management solutions for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries, has been selected as a finalist for two 2016 Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) Prometheus awards. CEO and President of BirdDogHR, Todd Skokan, is a finalist for CEO of the Year, while BirdDogHR is a finalist for Top Growth Company. This is the company’s third consecutive year of being recognized by TAI. In 2015 the company was named Technology Company of the Year and Top Growth award finalists. In 2014 the company was named a Break Out award finalist.

@BirdDogHR recognized by TAI for outstanding company growth and CEO leadership.

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TAI evaluated 124 nominations across 14 award categories and selected finalists based on growth, success and sustainability. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony held on Thursday, April 14.

BirdDogHR is one of six company finalists selected for Top Growth Company of the Year and was selected because of the strong business impact, tremendous business growth and top management team. In 2015 BirdDogHR was also named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list based on revenue momentum.

Skokan is one of five selected as a TAI CEO of the Year finalist. Skokan’s strong track record for leading double and triple digit company growth in his 22 years of experience in the human capital management industry has made him a strong candidate. In the last year, Skokan led BirdDogHR in an amazing period of revenue growth and transformation to a complete talent management solution provider.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our growth by the Technology Association of Iowa for the third year in a row,” said Skokan. “This year BirdDogHR underwent historic product advancements. As we transformed from a recruitment and applicant tracking system provider into a provider of complete talent management solutions, the team responded by adding hundreds of new customers and enhancing customer retention. I am very proud of the innovations that the BirdDogHR team made in 2015 and I look forward to what the future holds.”

“Todd Skokan is a strong company leader, there is no doubt,” says David Hain, managing partner of the Gotham Growth Group. “But to have the accelerated growth, customer retention and product expansion that BirdDogHR has had requires more than leadership. Todd’s vision, commitment to employees, zest to achieve amazing results and dedication to customer success is what makes the difference. Todd exemplifies those passions and the result is an excellent work environment and continued company momentum.”

About Technology Association of Iowa

The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is the premier professional organization accelerating the success of Iowa’s technology industry and tech-based economy. Today, as the Technology Association of Iowa, the organization strives to strengthen Iowa’s technology ecosystem and enhance the state’s reputation as a technically advanced place where world-class technology firms and organizations thrive.

About BirdDogHR

BirdDogHR™ offers comprehensive talent management software and managed services — everything you need to guide the entire employee lifecycle. The cloud-based talent management system is straightforward and easy to use, so you can safely focus on implementing strategy — not learning new software or worrying it won’t keep up with changing regulations. Managed services operate as an extension of your HR department and deliver the expertise and focus you need. Organizations can see ROI in effective growth management, bottom line results and compliance peace of mind. BirdDogHR specializes in high-consequence and government contracting industries because they have unique needs. Companies from other industries can use the BirdDogHR talent management solution — and they do — but the solution is built with the most rigorous compliance needs in mind. Visit us online

#innovationIOWA Six Iowa Startups Approved for Funding

The Iowa Innovation Corporation Just Announced: The Board of Directors of the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) recently approved funding for the following Iowa startups in Iowa, based on the recommendation of the Technology Commercialization Committee (TCC).

1Comm Medical, Inc. Ankeny. A technology provider and distributor that was formed to help solve inefficiency  and sub-standard care in managing blood coagulation in patients. The company’s patent pending solution allows healthcare providers the opportunity to shift their patients to a remote monitoring solution. The board awarded the project a $300,000 loan through the Iowa Innovation Acceleration Propel Fund.

BirdDogHR, Des Moines A talent management solution including recruiting and applicant tracking, onboarding, performance management, learning management and succession planning. Previously, BirdDogHR partnered with a third party to offer the onboarding module of the solution. The company wants to accelerate its growth by purchasing the code or building from scratch the onboarding module and then significantly enhancing it to meet the needs of customers and prospects. The board awarded the project a $300,000 loan through the Iowa Innovation Acceleration Propel Fund.

BOGO Bowl, Des Moines Sells pet food, almost exclusively online, to customers across the country. The company plans to expand its market by producing a “single-serve” size as well as by placing these products into a new-to-the-industry retail category – the convenience store market. The board awarded the project a $25,000 Proof of Commercial Relevance grant.

ClinicNote, AmesStreamlines the reporting process between Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and insurance companies. Their product is a medical note taking platform designed for SLPs that allows the aggregation of individual session notes into a progress report for health insurance companies. As they continue to grow, they plan to build out functionality for other therapy disciplines including physical therapy and occupational therapy. The board awarded the project a $25,000 Proof of Commercial Relevance grant.

Fastpath, Urbandale.  Technology that enables organizations to automate audit processes, resulting in compliance and cost savings in employee time and hard costs. This technology also allows companies to standardize audit and risk management processes across applications and organizations. The board awarded the project a $300,000 loan through the Iowa Innovation Acceleration Propel Fund for product enhancements and marketing support.

Infondrian, LLC, Iowa City  Provides an innovative software solution to automate treatment error detections and optimize clinical workflows in radiation oncology. The company has developed and demonstrated the utility of automated approaches for pre-treatment plan checks and automated treatment monitoring in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). Infondrian is now developing an easy-to use, comprehensive and flexible system for automated error detection in radiation therapy. The board awarded the project a $25,000 Proof of Commercial Relevance grant.

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