PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -October 16th, 2019 – Tech in Motion, a community of over 100,000 technology professionals across 11 cities, selected STRATIS, leading IoT platform for Multifamily and Student Housing, as finalists for two awards: Best Tech Startup and Charlie Hill, Chief Innovation & Product Officer (CIPO), as Best Tech Manager. STRATIS and Charlie Hill were both announced Judges’ Choice winners in their categories.
The Timmy Awards recognize leaders in technology communities across North America in the categories of Best Tech Startup, Best Work Culture, Best Tech Manager, and Best Workplace for Diversity. Past finalists include pioneering companies Adobe, Casper, Venmo, LinkedIn, and Zocdoc.
The Best Tech Manager Award recognizes a manager who empowers their team and leads them to build an excellent product. The Best Tech Startup Award celebrates a company that employs forward-thinking tech leaders within a stellar work environment and builds an innovative product.
Charlie Hill acknowledged the STRATIS Team when announced stating, ”Give them anything, step away, and it’s done. I don’t have to think about it. These are the people that I work with, that I rely on, that drive the tech to be what it is. It’s real, it’s tangible, it’s scalable, it’s impactful.” He offered this advice, “…create capabilities that matter, create those that are impactful, those that change people’s lives.”
Felicite Moorman, STRATIS CEO and CoFounder, gushed as twenty STRATIS Team members made their way to the stage, “Too often I stand alone when STRATIS is recognized for the Herculean efforts of a Team that has spent six years constrained by bootstrapping, devoted to bleeding edge technology innovation, and dedicated to unparalleled problem solving, but bolstered by the greatest city in the world, a community of givers, and talent beyond measure. But not tonight! Not at The Timmys!” at which point she turned and recognized the STRATIS Team on stage.
STRATIS Leadership believes that within company culture, creating a sense of safety is a priority for employing forward-thinking tech leaders. This reassures team members that not knowing things is an opportunity for growth, and in turn, encourages asking questions, which drives innovation. This is crucial in cultivating and protecting a culture of humility and curiosity.
Moorman praised Hill, “Charlie is a powerhouse of an innovator. His leadership is thoughtful, compelling, and supportive. He artfully navigates the multitude of challenges that come our way with the intensity of startup life and exceeds expectations in doing so. He pushes the possibilities for our Team members, company, and product. There is no one more fitting for the title of Best Tech Manager than Charlie Hill.”
The 4th Annual Timmy Awards hosted tech leaders and professionals from across the Greater Philadelphia region on Tuesday, October 15th at the Science History Institute.
To join STRATIS’ growing team, take a look at open positions here.
About Tech in Motion
Tech in Motion is an international event series with a mission to bring local tech communities together to meet, learn, and innovate. The Timmy Awards aim to celebrate regional tech communities and the companies and individuals leading the way to create the best places for tech professionals to work. The Timmy Awards are now celebrated in 11 cities across North America thanks to our sponsors Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates.
STRATIS®, a RealPage Company, creates smart apartments and intelligent buildings and is the only platform of its kind built for the complexities of multifamily and student housing. STRATIS is installed worldwide across the U.S., in Japan, the UK, EU, and Latin America. STRATIS now serves hospitality, retail, and small to mid-size commercial, as well. STRATIS is an Inc. Magazine “Fastest Growing Company in America” and a Top Ten Entrepreneur Magazine “Best Company in America.” STRATIS was recently acquired by RealPage to enable CommunityConnect, a more connected lifestyle, and unleash hidden yield through new revenue streams.