Women in Technology (WIT) announced the nine finalists for its 2014 Women of the Year in Technology Awards. Karen Reynolds, President of zBoost, was selected as one of the top three nominees in the Emerging/Small Business category.
Under her leadership, zBoost cell phone signal boosters expanded into new markets and increased sales by more than 35%. As President and CFO of zBoost, formerly Wi-Ex, Karen Reynolds has immersed herself in the technology, manufacturing and business aspects of the wireless industry. Reynolds brings over 25 years of operational, financial and consulting experience in service, technology, distribution and manufacturing industries for entrepreneurial-based and fast-growing companies. Reynolds has become a pioneer in the wireless industry.
The FCC Report and Order “Improving Wireless Coverage for Consumers through the Use of Signal Boosters,” which was issued last year and in which more stringent technical standards for cellular signal boosters were adopted is an endorsement of the growing need for cellular signal boosters; Reynolds was instrumental in briefing the FCC commissioners regarding the industry. More than one Commissioner commented on the rarity of being briefed by a woman in the wireless industry.
“We couldn’t be prouder that Karen has been recognized by Women in Technology,” said Robert Van Buskirk, President and CEO of Wilson Electronics, LLC, parent company of zBoost. “We already recognize her contributions at Wilson Electronics and are fortunate to have her leading the zBoost division of our business.”
Each year, WIT recognizes the accomplishments of Georgia’s top women leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and the impact they’ve made in their communities. Only three finalists from each category, representing Small/Emerging, Medium/Mid-Size and Large/Enterprise businesses, are selected.
The winners of each category will be announced at the Women of the Year in Technology Awards gala and dinner on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the Georgia Aquarium.
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For more information about the awards, visit www.mywit.org/WOTY.