John McDonald among 15 recipients of the 2017 Indy’s Most Pivotal Leaders program


Inaugural Event Brings Together Influential Leaders
Indy’s Most Pivotal Leaders, an exclusive half-day leadership workshop that inspires,
connects and refuels emerging and established leaders, has announced the recipients of its inaugural program.

With more than 45 nominees, the selection committee from Open Pivot is excited to
accept 15 outstanding participants from a talented group of candidates.
Please join us in congratulating the following recipients of the 2017 Indy’s Most Pivotal
Leaders program:

Bob Bryant – President & CEO, 500 Festival
Matt Cohoat – CFO, Becknell Industrial
Rachael Levin Heger – Founder, Support the Girls
Andrew Insley – Inside Account Sales, Indy Star
Rebecca King – VP of Programs & Alumni Relations / SKL Program Director,
Leadership Indianapolis
Nick Klein – Managing Director – Oxford Financial
Lauren Kriner – Director of Business Development, Capitol Construction Services Inc.
Alicia Kurtz – VP of Marketing & Communications, FirstPerson
Chad Lynn – Director of Oaks Plus, The Oaks Academy
John McDonald – CEO, ClearObject
Rebecca Polcz – Director of Government Relations – Indiana University
Allison Senninger – COO, TSI Energy Solutions
Adam Scholtes – Director of Business Development, Morales Group
Chrissy Vasquez – VP of Operations, Back on My Feet
Shannon Williams – President, Indianapolis Recorder

The event will take place on Wednesday, May 17th from 9:30am-2:00pm on the campus
of Purdue University. Participants will hear from Matt Painter, Head Coach of Purdue
Men’s Basketball and Chris Bittinger, President of Open Pivot and Founder of the Indy’s
Most Pivotal Leaders event.

“I am thrilled by the nominations we received for this first year event. With so many
impressive candidates, it was challenging to narrow our selection to honor the best and
the brightest in the city. These individuals have significantly contributed to their
workplace and their community. I’m proud to host this group for the inaugural event on
May 17th, and look forward to their continued success as influencers across Central
Indiana,” said event founder, Chris Bittinger.

Indy’s Most Pivotal Leaders is an event created by Chris Bittinger of Open Pivot. Open
Pivot is an Indianapolis-based leadership development firm who provides personalized
business coaching, training and strategy for emerging and established leaders. With an
unshakeable belief that every person has the power to lead, inspire and contribute in
meaningful ways, Open Pivot works with companies of all sizes to help their leaders
flourish and succeed. To learn more, visit

John McDonald

John McDonald is the CEO of ClearObject, Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing IT company in Indiana for 2014, 2015 and 2016, and winner of the 2016 Entrepreneur Magazine 360, the 2016 Deloitte Fast 500 in Technology, the 2016 CRN Next-Gen 250 and 2015 and 2016 IBM Beacon Awards, the highest honor given to a business partner.

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