SWC Announces Bob Knott and Susie Cummings as Recipients of the 2014 Daily Herald Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
Chicagoland technology consultancy SWC Technology Partners announced that Bob Knott and Susie Cummings are winners of the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s 15th Annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. The Entrepreneurial Excellence Award recognizes Chicagoland business executives that demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship, including willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance and business creativity. Bob Knott and Susie Cummings will be honored in the Growth Category.
Bob Knott is President and CEO of SWC Technology Partners. Knott joined the company in 2002 as COO and led a management buyout from its founders in 2005. Since joining SWC, Knott has transformed the company into a leading provider of information technology solutions designed to meet the needs of midmarket organizations. Under Knott’s leadership, the company has experienced a five-year 138% revenue growth rate and has become one of the best-known IT Solution companies in Chicago attracting a broad range of distinguished customers and numerous industry awards and recognitions. Recent accolades include ranking on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. for the past three-years in a row.
Susie Cummings joined SWC in 2003 and serves as Vice President of Managed Services. She currently oversees sales, operations and financial management of business segments that account for 32% of the company’s annual revenues – including a Managed Services practice that she built from the ground up. SWC’s Managed Services practice has experienced a nearly 70% growth rate over the last three years and has ranked among the top 100 managed services providers in the world for the last four years. Susie has also been named as one of the top 250 Managed Services Provider (MSP) executives in the world.
“We are honored to receive the Daily Herald’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award this year. Our success is the outcome of a team effort and Susie and I are proud to accept this award on behalf of all of us at SWC.”
– Bob Knott, President of SWC.
The 15th Annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards will be presented on Thursday, September 18th at the Danada House Conference Center in Wheaton, Illinois.
SWC Technology Partners is an award-winning provider of IT solutions to midsize organizations. For more than 30 years, SWC has excelled at delivering technology solutions that optimize productivity, strengthen customer relationships, enhance data sharing and drive profitability.
SWC specializes in the technology solutions that match the needs of midmarket organizations including managed services; infrastructure solutions such as Unified Communications, Microsoft System Center, virtualization and network security; software solutions including Microsoft SharePoint, business intelligence, Customer Relationship Management and custom development; and digital marketing services including website design, digital creative, Search Engine Optimization, social media and videography.
Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, SWC has been honored to receive numerous awards including being recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the Best Places to Work in 2012, 2013 and 2014, one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and making the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S in 2012, 2013 and 2014.