Spring | 2022

The 10 Most Innovative CEOs Revamping the Future

Editor’s Corner

Great CEOs Make Their Team Grow and Succeed with Passion and Power

Success is a path, not a destination. It’s a way of thinking, doing things, and a way of inspiring and motivating the people around you. Often, innovative entrepreneurs get started on their path to success when they realize the opportunities in a particular market. In today’s revolutionary world, businesses are in the midst of a technological revolution. Many business leaders in this day and age thrive on the concept of innovation. The greatness of an idea is always seen & valued once that idea is put into action and people see results. Innovation is the art of not just thinking but also creating new things.

Many leaders today possess the ability to see change and take it up as an opportunity to build on it. What sets apart these superstars of innovation from the rest? Not just creativity and genius ideas but the will, desire, and hard work to change and help the world. At Beyond Exclamation we honor the work and journey of brilliant innovators around the globe and dedicate this issue titled “The 10 Most Innovative CEOs Revamping the Future.” Featuring on the cover of this magazine we have covered the successful journey of Mark Plitzuweit, President/CEO of Edkey. Six years ago, in March of 2016, when Mark joined Edkey, things were far from rosy. The non-profit organization, which provides high-quality educational services to a variety of institutions, was struggling financially. It lost about $3 million at the end of the fiscal year. Mark steered the company through the financial crisis by restructuring, rightsizing, and tapping into his vision and wisdom. Leading with a calm tenacity, Mark made sure that Edkey came out of the challenging time and thrived. Edkey reported a positive $7 million position at the end of the 2021 fiscal year. In this exclusive article, Mark shares his wonderful journey as a great CEO and an influential leader.


We have also included a few more success stories like, Joshua Pelled, Founder & CEO of Bright Futures UK; Ebrima Fatty, founder and CEO of Africasokoni; Mariame Farqane, Founder & CEO of PallasArts; Pete Tseronis, Founder and CEO of Dots and Bridges LLC; Tania Martin-Mercado, CEO of Phronetik; Esen Girit Tumer, Founder & CEO of Essential Evolutions; Jonathan Abir, CEO & Co-Founder of AD Knight; Per Rehné, CEO of Clasado and Karen Englert, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County.


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