The headlines alone are EPIC: “These 10 Powerful Women Leaders Are Ones to Watch”, “2018 Top Company Cultures”, “Movista Raises $12MM to Further Leadership Position in Workforce Management Space”, and “J.B. Hunt Earns Military Friendly® Employer Distinction for 12th Consecutive Year”.
It’s worth adding, the first two were published by Fortune and Entrepreneur magazine.
Most Powerful Women
Fortune is closely tracking the careers of these 10-star executives, all of whom could someday land a spot on their Most Powerful Women list. Two of those executives, work for companies headquartered in Northwest Arkansas. Learn more about each of them below.
Jenny Fleiss, the co-founder of Jetblack is the first portfolio company within Store Nº8, the incubation arm of Walmart, which is focused on transforming the future of retail. Jetblack is a members-only concierge shopping service that combines the convenience of e-commerce with the customized attention of a personal assistant.
Sally Grimes, the president of Tyson’s prepared foods group, oversees more than a quarter of the company’s $38 billion in revenue and is helping to create a new corporate brand identity for the meat multinational.
Read the rest of the list HERE.
Top Company Cultures
Entrepreneur Magazine presented their third-annual Top Company Culture List, showcasing high-performance cultures across the U.S. They measured these companies focusing on 24 factors across seven areas: alignment, effectiveness, connection, management, engagement, leadership and basics, including pay, benefits and training.
Based on the results, they chose 150 companies to be featured in their ranking and TWO Northwest Arkansas companies made the list: RevUnit and Harvest Group.
RevUnit (based in Bentonville, Arkansas) is a digital strategy and product studio focused on enterprise transformation.
Harvest Group (based in Rogers, Arkansas) is an omni-channel agency that provides full-service management teams and consulting services for consumer packaged goods companies at the world’s largest retailers.
See the full list HERE.
$12 Million Series A Round
“Movista Inc., the leader in cloud-based labor and workforce management software for retailers, manufacturers, and service providers, announced its $12 million Series A growth equity investment. Funds will be used to deliver new product features, enhance technology innovation, expand sales and marketing, bolster talent development, and evaluate strategic opportunities. The investment, among the largest ever in an Arkansas based software firm, is led by New York-based Level Equity, a software-focused growth specialist with $1.65 billion in assets under management.” Read more HERE.
Movista was also recognized as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work by Arkansas Business earlier this year.
Military Friendly Employer
“J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, announced today that it has been named a 2019 Military Friendly® Employer by VIQTORY, marking the 12th consecutive year the company has received the distinction.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Employer designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 200 companies participated in the Military Friendly® Employers portion of the 2019 Military Friendly® Companies survey. The list will be featured in the December issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and the January 2019 issue of Military Spouse magazine.”
Read the full press release HERE.
We told you, “EPIC!”