Southfield-based business and IT transformation accelerator Altimetrik has announced that its CEO and founder, Raj Vattikuti, has been named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the 18th Annual American Business Awards. Vattikuti received the award in the Entrepreneur of the Year – Computer Services category.
The Stevie awards panel of judges say they were impressed by Vattikuti’s ability to drive Altimetrik’s success in a crowded and rapidly developing market while also being committed to diversity in hiring and support of the communities surrounding its offices. Vattikuti’s philanthropic work through the Vattikuti Foundation and Altimetrik’s commitment to living its values also made Vattikuti stand out as a nominee.
“I’ve been lucky to receive the support of people and communities who have helped me grow my vision at various stages in my career,” Vattikuti says. “Altimetrik has built a track record of rapid growth and success because we take tremendous care in hiring the right people and then investing in their growth as employees. The same is true with our local communities, where we invest time and energy to help people develop the skills they need to succeed. I see this award as a recognition of the hard work and dedication of everyone at Altimetrik.”
The American Business Awards are the United States’ premier business awards program with more than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and industries submitting nominations for this year’s awards. More than 230 business professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select the winners. The awards will be presented virtually during a live event on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
“Despite the toughest business conditions in memory, American organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to innovation, creativity, and bottom-line results,” says Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards. “This year’s Stevie-winning nominations are full of inspiring stories of persistence, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and compassion. We celebrate all of their stories and look forward to showcasing them during our virtual awards ceremony on Aug. 5.”