XBIZ Announces Online Industry Nominees for 2015 Exec Awards

LOS ANGELES — XBIZ is pleased to announce the finalist nominees for the online industry edition of the 2015 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.

To be held at the chic Andaz Hotel on Hollywood’s famed Sunset Strip, the online industry edition of the XBIZ Exec Awards will be presented at an exclusive cocktail-style awards ceremony on the evening of Jan. 14.

The XBIZ Executive Awards recognize outstanding individuals who play a key role in the success of leading brands. The award categories cover a range of occupations that make up the organizational chart of industry enterprises, covering business development, marketing, management, executive level and more. 

Coinciding each year with industry events series XBIZ 360, the XBIZ Exec Awards celebrate the industry’s most influential business leaders.

The nominees for the online industry edition 2015 XBIZ Exec Awards are:

Business Development Executive of the Year

  • Ross Allan, TrafficForce
  • Kristi Greer, SegPay  
  • Paul K., CCBill
  • Jeff Wilson, Flirt4Free
  • J-Sebastian "Stinger" Zankel, Hustler     

Brand Ambassador of the Year

  • Jimmy "Wizzo" Foreman, JuicyAds          
  • Joey Gabra, Affil4You    
  • Frank Gannon, Epoch    
  • Shirley Lara, Chaturbate
  • William Soares, HubPeople         

Marketing Executive of the Year

  • Samantha Ryder, MindGeek
  • Jimmy James, Huge Ape Media
  • Carmen Lumina, BitterStrawberry           
  • Stefan Muehlbauer, Brokerbabe             
  • Sam Rakowski, Mr. Skin               

Senior Leadership Award            

  • Kenny B., Your Paysite Partner    
  • Joel Drappeau, Gamma Entetainment   
  • Shay Efron, IMLive         
  • Gary Jackson, CCBill       
  • Steve Winyard, ICM Registry       

Progressive Leadership Award

  • Nicolas Chretien, Crakmedia Network
  • Nate Glass, Take Down Piracy   
  • Lauren MacEwen, 7Veils              
  • Colin Rowntree, Wasteland        
  • Brian Shuster, Utherverse          

Chief Executive of the Year

  • Laurent B., Affil4You
  • Julia Diamboro, Cherry Media   
  • Todd Glider, Badoink     
  • Jan Huibers, EroAdvertising
  • Andy Wullmer, SexGoesMobile               

Tech Leadership Award

  • Benjamin Fonze, ExoClick            
  • AJ Hall, ElevatedX           
  • Gabe K., Webmaster Central     
  • Christopher O'Connell, Mikandi
  • Charles Rousseau, Gamma Entertainment          

Community Figure of the Year

  • Jeff Dillon, Gamelink     
  • Kimi Evans, Flirt4Free    
  • Alex Lecomte, JuicyAds
  • Jo "KiwiGirl" Merlone, KiwiSourcing
  • Scott "Scooter" Walley, MojoHost           

Businessman of the Year

  • Stan D'Aman, AdultCentro              
  • Brad Mitchell, MojoHost              
  • Michael Reul, Traffic Partner      
  • JT, ReallyUseful                              
  • Juicy Jay, JuicyAds

Businesswoman of the Year

  • Cathy Beardsley, SegPay             
  • Tanya Fathers, DatingFactory
  • Mia Zhu, Mobius Payments     
  • Nancy Roberts, FriendFinderNetworks 
  • Judy Shalom, ADAMO Advertising