Deb Krizmanich, CEO and founder of Powernoodle (www.powernoodle.com)
The awarding organization, Trust Across America, points to Powernoodle as a company that helps people collaborate in a way that fundamentally drives business results through trust. Trust Across America founder, Barbara Kimmel says, “By virtue of being anonymous, Powernoodle provides individuals with a safe environment to express their ideas, thoughts and opinions, even if it is in direct opposition or conflict with others, resulting in a more diverse set of ideas, including the unique insights of people who may have been marginalized by traditional methods.”
Krizmanich was one of only three Canadians to make this year’s list, and the only representative from the software technology sector. Krizmanich, who was also recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (given to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians), has a passion for mentoring young leaders. Founding and leading a technology company that’s earned global recognition for actively enabling trust in business is a natural extension of that desire to provide a positive role model for tomorrow’s business leaders.
Powernoodle is a cloud-based platform that helps organizations make more informed decisions and solve problems faster. Using a guided approach, it brings people together to facilitate collaboration and brainstorming, gather feedback, evaluate ideas, allocate resources and determine next steps.