Technology Association of Iowa Announces LWBJ Prometheus Award Finalists

Software Company of the Year

My Online Camp
Phantom EFX

Mobile App of the Year

80/35 Music Festival
Grievance Tracker by Trokt
LiveAtHome Pro

IT Service Provider of the Year

Alliance Technologies
Circle Computer Resources, Inc.
HealthNet Connect|BroadNet Connect

Top Growth Company of the Year

Higher Learning Technologies

Best User of Technology

Merchants Bonding Company
Principal Financial Group


Allen Bierbaum (Priority 5 Holdings, Inc.)
Dan Greteman (FBL Financial Group)
Ken Kramer (Involta)
Mark Mogler (Harrisvaccines)
Terry Reinsager (MediRevv)

CEO of the Year

Bruce Lehrman (Involta)
Chris Nelson (Kemin)
Frank Russell (Prositions, Inc.)
Roby Miller (Telepharm)
Todd Skokan (BirdDogHR)

Student Innovation of the Year

4axiz IT Solutions USA
Seed Slide
SettIn Real Estate Technologies

Outstanding Startup Company of the Year

BeraTek Industries
Pear Deck
Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, LLC

Life Sciences Company of the Year

Kemin Industries
Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, LLC

Ag Technology Company of the Year

DuPont Pioneer
John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group

Technology Community of the Year

Cedar Falls
Cedar Rapids
Council Bluffs
Greater Des Moines
Iowa City Area
Mason City/Clear Lake Area

Technology Company of the Year (Small/Medium)

Higher Learning Technologies
My Online Camp
Prositions, Inc.

Technology Company of the Year (Large/Enterprise)

Phantom EFX
Sogeti USA
YASH Technologies

The Prometheus Awards are scheduled from 5 to 8:30 p.m. April 14 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 833 Fifth Ave., Des Moines.

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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