Mindgruve leader among San Diego’s top bosses vying for highest honor

SAN DIEGO, Calif. Jan. 29, 2016. Mindgruve CEO Chad Robley has been chosen as a finalist for the 2016 Most Admired CEO. Awarded by the San Diego Business Journal, San Diego’s highest business honor recognizes CEO’s for outstanding achievements both in business and the community.

Chad was recognized after garnering huge successes for Mindgruve throughout 2015. Under his leadership, Mindgruve grew by more than 50% and landed high profile accounts including Martinelli’s, Opus Bank and Unity Point Health, along with winning countless industry awards.

Chad is a highly respected pioneer in the digital marketing and technology space. He has been the co-chair of Interactive Day for the past 8 years, which features Pitch Tech – an intense, head-to-head pitch competition for early stage tech start-ups. Interactive Day brings together top industry professionals and thought leaders from Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to present cutting edge marketing trends to thousands of attendees from around the globe.

The Indiana native has also earned a reputation among industry peers as a driving force in local tech innovation, sharing his expertise with StartUp San Diego and SDX, formerly known as San Diego Ad Club. He is involved in the community and philanthropic organizations including the YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and other charities involving abused and neglected children.

He was also honored with the Silver Medal from the American Advertising Federation. As one the organization’s top distinctions, the award is given to those making outstanding contributions to advertising, furthering industry standards, creative excellence and for being socially concerned.

All award nominees will be honored – and the winner will be announced – at the 9th Annual Most Admired Awards ceremony slated for February 18, 2016, at Town and Country Resort & Convention Center. Click here for a complete list of CEO nominees.