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Online Industry Nominees for 2017 XBIZ Exec Awards Announced

Online Industry Nominees for 2017 XBIZ Exec Awards Announced
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Oct 31, 2016 12:25 PM PDT    Text size: 

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce the 100 finalist nominees for the online industry edition of the 2017 XBIZ Exec Awards.

Selection of nominees was based on a multitude of factors including leadership ability, business acumen, positive community influence and overall career success as submitted by industry peers via social network XBIZ.net.

The online industry edition of the XBIZ Exec Awards will be presented at an exclusive awards ceremony during the XBIZ 2017 events series, set for Jan 9-13, at the Andaz hotel in West Hollywood, Calif.

The XBIZ Executive Awards recognize outstanding individuals who play a key role in the success of prominent brands. 

The award categories cover a range of occupations that make up the organizational chart of industry enterprises, covering business development, marketing, management, chief executives and more. 

Voting, which can be exercised here, ends at midnight on Nov. 14.

The nominees for the online industry edition 2017 XBIZ Exec Awards are:

 Business Development Executive of the Year

  • Chris Youngs, Paxum
  • Holly Ruprecht, Hustler
  • James Robinson, Mr. Skin
  • John Mauser, Too Much Media
  • Julie Larson, JuicyAds
  • Karll Cloutier, Traffic Junky
  • Kristi Greer, SegPay
  • Matthew Mund, Mobius Payments
  • Steve Hamilton, Cams.com
  • Yannick Ferreri, PornDoe

Marketing Executive of the Year

  • Adam Scheuer, MetArt
  • Courtney Rudolph, FriendFinder Networks
  • Debora Xavier, Vendo Services
  • Denise Kraft, Naughty PR
  • Giles Hirst, ExoClick
  • Jo Merlone, KiwiSourcing
  • Kelly Shibari, The PRSM Group
  • Kimi Evans, Flirt4Free
  • Ross Allan, TrafficForce/Pimproll
  • Vadim G, Clickadu

Progressive Leadership Award

  • Adam Grayson, Evil Angel
  • Angie Rowntree, Wasteland
  • Anna Lee, HoloFilm/Utherverse
  • Dee Severe, Severe Society
  • Greg Lansky, Blacked/Vixen
  • Lernmond Khodaverdy, Twistbox
  • Mark Bauman, Traffic Haus
  • Sam Rakowski, Mr. Skin
  • Sean Christian, Revolution Force
  • Shay Efron, ImLive

Tech Leadership Award

  • AJ Hall, Elevated-X
  • Andy Alvaraz, Webmaster Central
  • Ela Darling, CAM4VR
  • Fabian Grey, AliceX
  • Jean-Claude Artonne, Terpon
  • John Albright, Too Much Media
  • Juicy Jay, JuicyAds
  • Lauren MacEwen, 7 Veils
  • Michael Donohue, RubyVR
  • Stan D'aman, ModelCentro

Community Figure of the Year

  • Alex Lecomte, JuicyAds
  • Andy Wullmer, Sex Goes Mobile
  • Brad Mitchell, MojoHost
  • Colin Rowntree, Wasteland
  • Douglas Richter, SuperMen/ImLive
  • Jeff Dillon, GameLink
  • Jimmy "Wizzo" Foreman, JuicyAds
  • Kathi Stout, CCBill
  • Morgan Sommer, Cybersocket
  • Rhonda Kratz, Penthouse

Brand Ambassador of the Year

  • Alexandra Praisler, AW Summit
  • Andy Davis, Epoch
  • Gunner Taylor, Cam4
  • Jeff Wilson, Flirt4Free
  • Karen Campbell, OrbitalPay
  • Kristel Penn, Grooby
  • Paul Kluzak, CCBill
  • Scott "Scooter" Walley, MojoHost
  • Stefan Mühlbauer, BrokerBabe
  • Wendy Nelson, NETbilling

Senior Leadership Award

  • Bálint G. Varga, LiveJasmin
  • Brad Estes, Flirt4Free
  • Doug Wicks, Payze
  • Gary Jackson, CCBill
  • Harmik Gharapetian, Epoch
  • Joel Drapeau, Gamma Entertainment
  • Joey Gabra, Affil4You
  • Kenny B, Paysite Partners
  • Rainey Stricklin, JuicyAds
  • Yuval Kijel, Streamate

Chief Executive of the Year

  • Bako Kaye, Etology
  • Benjamin Fonze, ExoClick
  • Eric Wexel, FreeWebCams
  • Geoffrey Bonnechere, Traffic Stars
  • Jan Huibers, EroAdvertising
  • JT, Really Useful Limited
  • Laurent Baquiast, Affil4You
  • Steve Winyard, ICM Registry
  • Tim Valenti, NakedSword
  • Vuk Popovic, Quantox

Businesswoman of the Year

  • Cathy Beardsley, SegPay
  • Jenny Gonzalez, Dating Factory
  • Judy Shalom, Adamo Advertising
  • Kelly Holland, Penthouse
  • Laurel Hertz, ChargebackHelp
  • Laurie Biviano, CCBill
  • Megan Stokes, New Media Group
  • Mia Hyun, Mobius Payments
  • Shirley Lara, Chaturbate
  • Vicky Vette, Vette Nation

Businessman of the Year

  • Alexandru Gheorghe, Night Prowl/AW Summit
  • Anthony Rivera, AJ Studios/LALExpo
  • Gian Carlo, BitterStrawberry
  • Greg Clayman, Flirt4Free
  • Jack Avalanche, CherryPimps
  • Michael Reul, Webbilling/TrafficPartner
  • Mitch Farber, NETbilling
  • Mugur Frunzetti, Studio 20
  • Steve Bryson, OrbitalPay
  • Steven Grooby, Grooby


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