michelle suzuki women tech awardSALT LAKE CITY, UT – Michelle Suzuki, Vice President of Marketing at RizePoint, has been named a finalist for the ninth annual Women Tech Awards, a prestigious honor recognizing technology-focused women who are key contributors to Utah’s technology community.

The 2016 finalists represent 17 women in a wide range of technology industries, from companies such as Instructure, Myriad Genetics, Vivint Smart Home, and Experticity. Winners will be announced Sept. 22, 2016 at an awards luncheon.

Suzuki was selected as a finalist by an independent panel of judges, recognized for her accomplishments of repositioning and rebranding RizePoint, the leading provider of compliance software for the hospitality, retail, and foodservice industries.

“We are honored to have a leader like Michelle on our team,” said Frank Maylett, President and CEO of RizePoint. “She has achieved outstanding business success, but even more significant is her exceptional leadership for girls and women, advocating for and expanding their opportunities in the technology field.”

In October 2015, Suzuki was hired as VP of Marketing when the company was known as Steton Technology Group. She successfully rebranded the company to RizePoint, publicly launching the new brand after only five months on the job.

A proponent of early STEM education, Suzuki spearheaded a partnership between RizePoint and the Canyons School District that recently awarded 23 students with scholarships to fund their participation in a STEM-oriented summer camp. Half of this year’s award winners were girls.

“It is a real honor to be recognized among this amazing group of finalists who are not only brilliant thinkers but also hardworking dynamos,” said Suzuki.

A 22-year veteran of technology marketing, Suzuki has led worldwide marketing initiatives at renowned tech companies including EMC, Novell, and Ancestry.com. She joined RizePoint from LANDESK Software, where she was Director of Global Marketing. There, she led global demand generation, web development, corporate branding, and creative services teams. Suzuki holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Brigham Young University.

RizePoint At-a-Glance

  • RizePoint mobile and cloud-based software helps organizations improve the quality, safety, and sustainability of their products, services, and facilities.
  • RizePoint’s software is used by 5 of the top 8 hospitality brands and 5 of the top 8 food service brands.
  • RizePoint serves more than 285,000 users in 120 countries and territories, speaking 40 languages:
    • 105,000 food service restaurants
    • 27,000 hotels and resort properties
    • 13,000 grocery and retail stores 

About RizePoint

RizePoint – formerly Steton Technology Group – is the global leader in software solutions that proactively safeguard enterprise compliance—for both internally-imposed standards and externally-imposed regulations. RizePoint software builds and protects brand equity by enabling a consistent customer experience. Our customers gather better data, see necessary actions earlier, and act faster to correct issues before they become costly liabilities. Considered the industry standard for food service, hospitality, and retail, RizePoint mobile and cloud-based solutions serve nearly 2 million audits with 200 million questions answered annually. RizePoint is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit RizePoint.com.

About Women Tech Award

The Women Tech Awards, awarded by the Women Tech Council, recognizes technology-focused women who are driving innovation, leading technology companies, and are key contributors to the technology community. Over the past nine years, the Women Tech Award has recognized 155 women, including 23 college students, and sponsored over 500 high school students to attend the awards, helping to inspire the next generation of STEM-focused students. Women Tech Council is an integral part of the STEM education pipeline for young women. The Awards are sponsored by Domo, EMC, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Vivint, EY, USTAR, and Varian Medical. The 9th annual awards will be announced during a luncheon event from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Grand America Hotel (555 S. Main in Salt Lake City).

Press Contact: Whitney McCarthy | 801-285-9827

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