CEOs You Should Know Boston

CEOs You Should Know Boston

CEOs You Should Know is iHeartMedia Boston's showcase of businesses that drive New England's regional economy. Hear from key business leaders who contribute to the vibrant and growing community.

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April 8, 2024 1 min
Denise Woodard is the Founder and CEO of Partake Foods, the allergy-friendly company that was inspired by her daughter’s experience with food allergies. Key moments this year include that Partake Foods announced it became a Certified B Corporation, and launched a collab with Ben & Jerry’s! Created in 2016, Denise started the business by self-distributing (selling cookies out of her car around NYC) and self-funding (depleting he...
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Stephen has devoted his career to supporting the educational promise of all, from the youngest children to high school students and adult learners -- working to realize his vision and belief that everyone at every age deserves a great education. Stephen was named CEO of Bright Horizons in January 2018, and over the last decade, he has held leadership positions throughout the organization including President, Chief Development Offic...
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Anuj Khanna is a Partner of CapitalView Investment Partners. Mr. Khanna is responsible for deal origination, transaction execution, portfolio management, fundraising, and administration of the firm’s operations. He has over 12 years of investing and other relevant experience and has sat on the board of directors of eight portfolio companies.

Prior to co-founding CapitalView Investment Partners in 2017, Mr. Khanna was a Principal wit...
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February 26, 2024 1 min
Mark Eldridge is the CEO and founder of ALKU, a nationally ranked niche based staffing and consulting firm based in Andover. Mark has been in the staffing and consulting industry since he graduated college. Through his experience, Mark noticed a need for reliable, highly specialized resource services and solutions; this observation led to the launch of ALKU in 2008! During ALKU’s years in business, its unique Have Fun Working Hard®...
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Michael Hund is the CEO of EB Research Partnership (EBRP), a trailblazing medical research organization focused on curing Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a life-threatening genetic skin disease. Under his leadership EBRP has accelerated the landscape from 2 to over 40 clinical trials and via their award winning venture philanthropy methodology funded the first FDA approved treatment for EB in 2023, the first ever topical gene therapy. ...
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Shontay Lundy is the CEO, Creator, and Founder of Black Girl Sunscreen (BGS). In 2016, when Shontay became tired of using sunscreen that left a white residue, she decided to leverage her MBA and knack for business to develop a melanin-friendly option for women who look like her. While working to build awareness for BGS, Shontay has continued to fuel her passion by traveling the world educating women of color on the importance of we...
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GreenEarth® Cleaning, the world’s largest brand of environmentally friendly dry cleaning, offering the industry’s only non-toxic cleaning alternative, recently named Tim Maxwell as its chief executive officer (CEO). Maxwell had served as president of the company since 2003.

In his role as CEO, Maxwell will continue oversight of GreenEarth Cleaning and the company’s network of Affiliates. GreenEarth’s proprietary products and process...
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Kevin DuBois is the CEO of Clean Brands. A Franchise company that operates in the DryCleaning and Laundry space and has a portfolio of brands that include: Martinizing Cleaners, Lapels Cleaners, 1800 Dry Clean, Pressed 4 Time and Dry Cleaning Station. They have stores in 7 countries with nearly 500 units across the world.

Clean Brands is a multi-brand franchising company in the garment care space which includes dry cleaning, laundry...
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Jessica Sassi, PhD, BCBA-D, LABA, was named CEO of The New England Center for Children® (NECC®) in 2023 to succeed the organization’s founder who served in that role for 48 years. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the research and practice of autism education and applied behavior analysis (ABA), making her uniquely qualified to run this multinational nonprofit.

Dr. Sassi completed her BS, MS, and PhD at the University o...
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As the CEO and Co- Founder of Chelsea’s House and Power of Recovery, Matthew Powers has been committed to supporting those in recovery for the past 13+ years.

Chelsea’s House started a decade ago as a 6-bed sober home; it now offers 12 houses throughout the Greater Boston area and supports over 200 men and women weekly in their sobriety journey.

Power of Recovery was founded in 2021 in response to the immediate need for those in reco...
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A principal of The Hoffman Companies, Mr. Hoffman has been intimately involved in all of the firm’s businesses, as either President or Principal Owner. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, Mr. Hoffman is a member and former Director of the Boston chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a global community of over 14,000 business founders and owners. Four years ago, he was the...
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A native of Chelsea, MA, Bobby has been a life-long resident in the Greater Boston Area. After graduating from trade school, he worked in the collision repair industry for eight years as a painter. Today’s Collision Repair Center was founded in 1989, in Chelsea, MA. Bobby would go on to lead the Company’s expansion into 3 additional locations in the Greater Boston Area: Malden, MA in 2003, Stoneham, MA in 2017, and Danvers, MA in ...
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Steve joined National Grid on 1 October 2021, bringing over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. As President of National Grid in New England, he leads over 6,000 employees and is responsible for gas and electric operations in Massachusetts, as well as LNG, HVDC, and Transmission in New England. Steve is committed to developing the most innovative, reliable, affordable solutions to bring clean energy to our more than 2.2...
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Shaheer Mustafa, LICSW, CCDP joined HopeWell in 2016 as the organization was re-envisioning itself for the 21st century. Bringing a mix of private nonprofit and public service experience to his role, Shaheer is guiding the organization’s renewed energy, program growth, and emphasis on creating positive, measurable outcomes. He oversees HopeWell’s programs and partnerships, manages its resources, and nurtures a positive, inclusive, ...
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Two life-long passions of our President and CEO? Banking and baseball. Wayne received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut, where he also played baseball for four years. After graduating, he began his career in Connecticut serving the financial needs of customers at Glastonbury Bank & Trust, Fleet Financial Group and American Savings Bank and in Massachusetts, at Berkshire Bank before joining Cambri...
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A mission-first leader in the voluntary health space, Steve has over three decades of experience devoted to making life better for patients with life-altering diseases.

Since joining the Arthritis Foundation in 2021, Steve has established the organization’s multi-year strategic mission plan, which outlines the Foundation’s clear pathways to finding a cure and improving quality of life for the nearly 60 million Americans diagnosed wi...
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Rick McConnell has been a successful technology executive for 30 years, establishing a reputation for scaling multibillion-dollar companies in competitive growth markets. He joined Dynatrace as Chief Executive Officer in December 2021. Prior to Dynatrace, he was President at Akamai Technologies and General Manager of Akamai’s Security Technology Group, where he was responsible for growing the company’s security business from a few ...
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Justin is a born entrepreneur who spent most of his life gaining valuable experience and connections at Reebok International. His wife Lindsay and him started Shooting Touch, a non-profit basketball organization which positively changes lives all using basketball as the key vehicle. In 2013, Justin combined his passion for footwear, sports and innovation by founding, ISlide, the first company to offer premium, customized, athletic ...
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Ryan Barrett is CEO of ORAM Cybersecurity Advisors and has been with the company for over 15 years. As a longtime cybersecurity specialist with deep knowledge of financial compliance, Barrett has seen technologies evolve into one of the most critical components to ensure a reliable and scalable operation. He has worked in many different facets of IT – from financial institutions, to legal and medical, to name a few. With his years ...
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As the president of the Museum of Science, Tim Ritchie’s goal is to inspire and enable people to succeed in a world driven by science and technology.

Since 2004, Ritchie has served as the president of science centers across the country including, McWane Science Center and the Tech Interactive, where he has followed his passion to serve his community with a vision to galvanize the public’s appreciation of the role science plays in ou...
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