Studio98 CEO Rafferty Pendery Named To Business Review's 40 Under 40

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Rafferty Pendery, founder and CEO of Studio98, was recognized in the Gulf Coast Business Review’s 2011 40 Under 40 selections.

Rafferty Pendery, founder and CEO of Studio98, was recognized in the Gulf Coast Business Review’s 2011 40 Under 40 selections.    

Each year, after careful reviews, the Business Review recognizes 40 individuals under 40 years old from the business community.

In selecting this year’s crop, the paper’s editors looked for candidates who are entrepreneurial, even if they don’t own their own businesses.

“There are a lot of publications that do similar lists each year,” says Kat Hughes, Business Review managing editor. “We wanted our list to stand apart as a group of young professionals who aren’t afraid to take charge and take risks in their business. They are willing to try new things and put their ideas into action. This to us is what it means to be a business leader, and we feel these 40 individuals embody that spirit.”

“Many of the tools we developed came about to scratch our own itch,” says Rafferty Pendery. “We love the products that we have and are picky about how they flow, because we have to use these tools every day.”

About Rafferty Pendery and Studio98
Rafferty Pendery is the founder and CEO of Studio98, which provides subscription-based online tools designed to increase business performance. An entrepreneur who started his first business at the age of 11, Pendery’s personal focus in business has been on putting together very easy tools to solve specific problems.  As a company, Studio98 is not trying to be everything for everybody.  Instead the company has concentrated on providing online solutions that work. Studio98 is developer and, and For more information on Studio98 visit

About 40 Under 40
Beginning in June each year, the Gulf Coast Business Review accepts nominations to begin its search for 40 Under 40 candidates. During the next three months, the paper’s editors sort through nominations and look for other individuals who represent the next generation of Gulf Coast business leaders. The special issue comes out in October, and is available in print and online at 40 under 40. The Gulf Coast Business Review is a weekly business newspaper for business leaders from Tampa to Naples. It covers news on companies, trends, entrepreneurs and CEOs.


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