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cleverbridge Leaders Named to 2018 Computing Women in IT Excellence Awards Shortlist


Andrea Bailiff-Gush, Kristine Lewis, Krisztina Hirth and Soukaina Messaoudi selected for demonstrating excellence and inspiring others, while building the infrastructure of the future

COLOGNE, Germany (PRWEB) July 23, 2018

cleverbridge, a provider of ecommerce and subscription billing solutions for monetizing digital goods, online services and SaaS, announces that Computing has named four cleverbridge leaders to its 2018 Computing Women in IT Excellence Awards Shortlist. cleverbridge Product Marketing Manager Andrea Bailiff-Gush, Software Developer Kristine Lewis, System Engineer Krisztina Hirth, and Business Intelligence Engineer Soukaina Messaoudi are finalists for Role Model of the Year – Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME), and Bailiff-Gush is also a finalist for Hero of the Year – SME. Winners of the awards will be announced at a gala event on Nov. 27 at Finsbury Square in London.

Now in its second year, the Women in IT Excellence Awards aims to highlight the entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders and pioneers at every level – from promising, recent grads to CIOs and CEOs – building the infrastructure of the future. All award finalists and winners are selected from more than 600 submissions in 2018 by an expert panel of past winners, CIOs and other IT luminaries. The Role Model of the Year award celebrates women who most inspire their colleagues, and who lead by example, especially at more senior levels. The Hero of the Year award recognizes women who have demonstrated excellence in their support of others, or in going beyond the call of duty to achieve a business goal. This could be championing a person or idea, rescuing a failing project, or going the extra mile to help others.

"We're extremely proud to have four of our deserving leaders earn this recognition," said Craig Vodnik, CEO, cleverbridge, Inc. "Their professional and personal contributions are invaluable to both the success of our company and our community. They are great examples of leaders who believe in our mission and are willing to continuously learn, share and help others succeed while having the courage to take calculated risks to keep moving cleverbridge forward."

Each of the cleverbridge leaders shortlisted for the awards weighed in on the recognition.

  • "Women are at a pivotal moment in the technology industry and we need to help each other succeed. The Women in IT Excellence Awards certainly helps to put a spotlight on this mission," said Andrea Bailiff-Gush.
  • "I'm honored and humbled to have been selected for this prestigious award, among the other distinguished and outstanding technology innovators," said Kristine Lewis.
  • "I've been fortunate to meet great people and be a part of an open culture at cleverbridge which has allowed me to became a leader and to make an impact on our way to success and growth," said Krisztina Hirth.
  • "This award validates the effort of our team and cleverbridge's empowering leadership style and foundation for employee, client and overall company success," said Soukaina Messaoudi.

Since its founding in 2005, cleverbridge has focused on fostering a strong company culture as a global organization, resulting in a great deal of industry recognition. The company was named a 2018 Computing Digital Technology Leaders' Awards Winner (Best Place to Work in Digital); No. 20 on the 2016 Top German IT Employers list; National Champion representing Germany in the 2014/15 European Business Awards' Employer of the Year Award category; and an Owler 2016 HOT in Cologne Award Winner, as one of the most popular, top trending companies in Cologne. cleverbridge's Chicago office was also named a 2017 Timmy Awards Finalist (Best Technology Work Culture); Chicago Inno's 2017 Coolest Companies; Chicago Business Journal's Best Places to Work; Crain's Chicago Business' Coolest Offices; and Brill Street's Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago.

To view the 2018 Computing Women in IT Excellence Awards Shortlist, visit cleverbridge is currently hiring for positions across the company. To learn more or apply, visit

About cleverbridge
cleverbridge provides ecommerce and subscription management solutions for monetizing digital goods, online services and SaaS. Our cloud-based ecommerce platform simplifies recurring billing, optimizes the customer experience and offers comprehensive global compliance and payment capabilities. Leveraging cleverbridge expertise, technology and services, our B2C and B2B clients acquire more customers, improve retention and grow their revenue in international markets. cleverbridge is headquartered in Cologne, Germany with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Tokyo and Taipei. For more information, visit

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