Altify Software Founder and CTO named Philadelphia Top 40 Under 40 2014

40 Under 40 celebrates the best young business minds in Philadelphia

At no time in Philadelphia’s recent history have the younger generations seem so energized and committed to building a better region.

We see evidence of that all around us through a newly energized technology sector, a resurgence in industry and manufacturing, a growing tourism base and continued excellence in professional services.

For that reason, 40 Under 40 is one of our favorite long-standing Philadelphia Business Journal traditions. For the staff of the Business Journal, it’s just plain fun to try to identify who is “on the rise” in our community. (See the photo gallery to see this year’s winers.)

This year, we received 225 nominations for the 40 spots. The vast majority of those nominated were very accomplished, making us wish at times that we could honor 200 Under 40. We’d like to give a tip of the cap to everyone who was nominated; you should feel proud that someone in your life felt you are one of the very best young people in Greater Philadelphia.

Enjoy this photo gallery announcing our 2014 honorees. In May, look for extensive coverage of the 40 Under 40 in our weekly edition and online site.

On the evening of  Tuesday, May 20, we will honor them at the Crystal Tea Room in Center City’s Wannamaker Building.  The event is always a blast. It includes a talent show, in which your future leaders show off skills that range from operatic sining to “shotgunning” a beer.

We’ve received some criticism for having too much fun. We’re not about to stop.

Again, congratulations to the entire 2014 40 Under 40 class. The PBJ is proud to honor you.

Angela Barnshaw, Agent06, LLC
Patrick Baynes, PeopleLinx
Robert Biggs, Morgan Stanley
Aaron Bookman, Five Below, Inc.
AJ Bubb, Altify Software LLC
Cliff Canan, Nooch
Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles
Chris Cera, Arcweb
Carrie Collins, University of the Sciences
David Cuthbert, Philadelphia Executive
Chris Dodson, MD, Rothman Institute
Jacob Fisher, Pennrose Properties, LLC
Lloyd Freeman, Archer & Greiner, P.C.
Philippe Gabay, Radiant Global Logistics
Eric Heil, RightCare Solutions
Dawn Holden, Turning Points for Children
Lawrence James, Connexus Technology
Rob Johnson, Philadelphia Flyers
Zachary Klehr, Franklin Square Capital Partners
Angela McCaffery, Bittenbender Construction, LP
Denise McKnight, Shechtman Marks Devor PC
Natalie Miovski Hagerty, EwingCole
Syreeta Moore, Weber Gallagher
Tracey Nguyen, Trefoil Properties, LP
Frank Pina, The Mercadien Group
Rebecca Rhynhart, City of Philadelphia
Adam Roth, Deloitte
Cory Rutter, Rutter Roofing
Kevin Sbraga, SBRAGA Dining
Keith Scandone, O3 World
Brian Seaman, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Nicholas Siciliano, Invisible Sentinel Inc.
David Slobotkin, Santander Bank, N.A.
Matthew Stitt, Philadelphia City Council
Kira Strong, People’s Emergency Center
Jeffrey Tertel, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Jason Thacker, TD Bank
Kristen Waldron, Philadelphia Zoo
Rachel Yoka, TimHaahs
Michael Zyborowicz, Citrin Cooperman

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AJ Bubb

AJ has over a decade of experience leading and managing technical projects. Focused primarily on the .Net stack, AJ has been part of several start ups, and worked with multi-national companies. In his free time, he is a scuba diving instructor, outdoor enthusiast and idea hacker.

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