The Control Group Honored As Gold, Silver and Bronze® Award Winner In 2016 American Business Awards

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Stevie winners will be presented with their awards on June 20 in New York

I am so proud of the hardwork and accomplishments of our entire team

The Control Group was named the winner of the following Stevie® Awards: Gold for the Maverick of The Year - CTO Shiem Edelbrock and Innovation of the Year - Instant Checkmate; Silver for Company of the Year - The Control Group and Best Web Writing/Content - Instant Checkmate Crimewire; and Bronze for Executive of the Year - CEO Kris Kibak, IT Team of the Year - Instant Checkmate, Branded Content Campaign of the Year - Crimewire (Tinder infographic) and Best Web Writing/Content - Instant Checkmate (Luminary) in The 14th Annual American Business Awards announced.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 20. Tickets are now on sale.

More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. The Control Group was nominated in various categories/industries.

The Control Group was one of only seven San Diego companies to receive honors at this years Stevie Awards. One of this years judges commented “TCG is a extraordinary place to work, motivation and energy join forces to promote results.” This is the company’s 2nd year receving honors from the ABA. They have also been winners of several other awards including: Top Workplace, Healthiest Company and Top Tech Manager. “I am so proud of the hardwork and accomplishments of our entire team. Everyone’s contributions are what make us so successful”, Kris Kibak, CEO.

More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2016 Stevie winners are available at    

About The Control Group
Created in 2011, The Control Group is one of the fastest-growing technology companies headquartered in San Diego. Their expertise is in web development and internet marketing. The company is the developer of, one of the top people search engines in the world and NextGen Leads, an extremely high quality insurance leads platform focused on streamlining lead acquisition. Because the company is already profitable, it has been able to develop a company culture that is shaking up the Technology Sector. Core to the company culture is its reach into the community to make a positive impact by volunteering, supporting, and getting involved in numerous important causes.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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