CoStrategix Wins a John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Award

CoStrategix is proud to announce that it has won a 2021 John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Award. The prestigious award recognizes companies and leaders who embody the entrepreneurial vision and spirit that puts Cincinnati on the global map and makes it a great place to do business. CoStrategix joins other legendary visionaries and courageous business leaders who have helped build a thriving economy and create new value for our society.


“We are honored to be a John F. Barrett Entrepreneur Vision Award winner,” said Nan Jayaram, CEO and founder of CoStrategix. “What is vision but the ability to see an alternative reality that others can’t – until you build it. CoStrategix is proud to have grown its business out of envisioning new futures for many clients – and for our own company! It is humbling to gain this recognition – and we look forward to continuing to innovate by applying digital and data solutions to help companies grow and thrive.”

The 2021 Barret Entrepreneur Vision Award finalists were:

Entrepreneurship in the Enterprise Businesses

Elisha Herrmann, Bayer
Mahendra Vora, Ascendum Solutions

Minority & Women-Owned Businesses

Nandagopal Jayaram, CoStrategix
Bertie Ray III, Switch Lighting & Design, LLC
Crystal Marie Render, Magnificent Morsels Catering

Family & Privately Held Businesses

Anirudh Mohan, Valley Transport LLC
Matt Scherocman, Interlink Cloud Advisors
Johnathan E. Taylor, Seasons Best Landscaping

Start-Up Businesses

William Schumacher, Uprising Food, Inc.
Brian J. Kilgore, BK Medical
Swamy Sriperumbudur, MapRecruit

Originally established by the Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Cincinnati, the John F. Barrett Vision Awards were founded to highlight entrepreneurial leadership and to honor the inspirational work and lifetime achievements of Western & Southern Financial Group Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer John F. Barrett.

The awards are co-presented by Western & Southern Financial Group and Lead Tribune Media Group, which publishes CDO Magazine and Venue Magazine, and also produces technology conferences including ComSpark and the Chief Data Officers Summit. Finalists were nominated by area business leaders and entrepreneurs and were chosen by a select panel of judges. Awards were presented during a ceremony at the Lytle Park Hotel in downtown Cincinnati on November 10, 2021.

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