Datamaxx Receives Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

Leading mission-critical data access provider recognized during Florida Cabinet meeting

Governor's Business Ambassador Award

Pictured (left to right) are: Attorney General Pam Bondi, Kay Stephenson, Jonathan Waters, Steven Fiske with UniKey, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.

Florida Governor Rick Scott recognized Datamaxx Group, Inc. (Datamaxx) with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award at the Florida Cabinet meeting Sept. 29, 2015. Datamaxx was one of two businesses to receive the award during a special ceremony. The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals for their efforts in creating jobs and opportunities for Florida families.

Governor Rick Scott said, “I am excited to recognize two successful Florida businesses today for their hard work to create opportunities for families. We will keep working to grow a business friendly environment in Florida so companies like UniKey and Datamaxx can continue to succeed and create jobs for our families.”

Datamaxx, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla., is one of the largest providers of advanced communications, data access, information sharing, enterprise intelligence, and access control solutions to the law enforcement, criminal justice, public safety, and security industries. With more than 750,000 end users worldwide, Datamaxx provides technology solutions to more than 70 percent of the criminal justice information market with such distinguished customers as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New York City Police Department, and the U.S. Department of State.

Kay Stephenson, CEO and cofounder of Datamaxx, said, “For more than 20 years, the Datamaxx team has worked hard to provide our customers with dependable technology solutions while creating new opportunities for local families. Maintaining our headquarters in Florida has been a key part of our success, and we are grateful to Governor Scott for recognizing our team today.”

Jonathan Waters, CTO, and cofounder of Datamaxx, said, “I am excited to be here today to accept the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. On behalf of everyone at Datamaxx, I would like to thank Governor Scott for recognizing our hard work and for his commitment to making Florida a great place to do business, and allow us to provide systems to protect the citizens of Florida and its many visitors.”

Datamaxx formulated industry-first strategic partnerships, including the first company to become a Strategic Partner Organization of Nlets (The International Justice & Public Safety Network). Datamaxx has the unique ability to utilize the Nlets network infrastructure to provide secure critical information access to every local, state, and federal law enforcement, justice and public safety agency. The Datamaxx Secure Cloud™ boasts a number of local, state and federal customers. It became the first CJIS-compliant private cloud in 2003, and is now used nationally by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and supports a world-wide deployment for the U.S. Department of State, providing every U.S. Embassy access to CJIS data.

In addition to the recent Florida Governor’s Business Ambassador Award, Datamaxx achievements have been recognized through awards such as the Florida Governor’s Business Leadership Award, New York City Wireless Project of the Year Awards, IACP Excellence in Technology Award, and Entrepreneurial Excellence Award  – just to name a few. In addition, Datamaxx has been named one of the Top Women-Led Businesses in the state of Florida every year since 2007.

More information on the Florida Governor’s Business Ambassador Award can be found at Governor’s website.

For more information on Datamaxx, email marketing@datamaxx.com  or call 800.999.2746.

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Datamaxx Again Recognized as Top Women-Led Business in Florida

Tallahassee, FL – (April 24, 2015) The Datamaxx Group (Datamaxx), led by CEO, President, and Co-Founder Kay Stephenson, was named one of Florida’s 2015 Top Women-Led Businesses by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), a distinction earned for nine consecutive years. The rankings are based on an annual survey distributed to roughly 5,000 businesses in Florida and analysis of survey responses by Kaufman Rossin, a South Florida accounting firm. Datamaxx ranked 27th and was the only Northwest Florida-based company included on the list.

The Commonwealth Institute in South Florida is a non-profit organization that helps women entrepreneurs, CEOs, and corporate executives build successful businesses through peer mentoring programs. In addition to looking at the characteristics of women leaders and their businesses and determining the Top 50 Women-Led Businesses, the survey found that 85% of women leading Florida businesses project moderate or substantial growth in their firms’ revenue and 60% expect to increase staff members.

“I’m honored that Datamaxx was recognized as a top women-led business again by The Commonwealth Institute and proud to represent Northwest Florida on the list,” commented Kay Stephenson. “Hopefully, our recognition will lead to increased awareness of the excellent business climate of Northwest Florida.”

To view the entire list and complete survey results, visit commonwealthinstitute.org.  For more information on Datamaxx, visit Datamaxx.com.

Datamaxx CEO, President, and Co-Founder Kay Stephenson

Datamaxx CEO, President, and Co-Founder Kay Stephenson

Datamaxx Recognized as a “Top Women-Led Business” for Seventh Consecutive Year

The Datamaxx Group (Datamaxx) recently was named one of Florida’s 2013 Top Women-Led Businesses by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), a distinction it has earned for seven consecutive years. The rankings are based on an annual survey conducted by TCI and Moore Research of more than 200 women business leaders in Florida. Datamaxx ranked 21st and was one of only two Tallahassee-based companies included on the list. The survey results were announced at a luncheon on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

The Commonwealth Institute in South Florida is a non-profit organization that helps women entrepreneurs, CEOs and corporate executives build successful businesses through peer mentoring programs. In addition to looking at the characteristics of women leaders and their businesses and determining the Top 50 Businesses, the survey found that more women-led organizations (53%) are more optimistic about current economic conditions in Florida, with many expecting continued improvement through 2013.

Datamaxx, which opened in 1991, is led by CEO, President and Co-Founder Kay Stephenson. Headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla., Datamaxx is the premier provider of advanced communications, data access, information sharing, enterprise intelligence, and access control solutions to the law enforcement, criminal justice, public safety, and security industries.

About Datamaxx

Datamaxx is a privately held, Florida certified and woman-owned enterprise serving over 70 percent of the law enforcement communications market with more than 750,000 end users in North America, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico. Datamaxx customers consist of private security companies as well as local, state and federal agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, City of Miami Police Department, New York City Police Department, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, U.S. Coast Guard, U. S. Department of State and U. S. Office of Personnel Management.

To learn more about Datamaxx Group, Inc., email Marketing@Datamaxx.com or visit www.datamaxx.com.

To learn more about The Commonwealth Institute, visit www.commonwealthinstitute.org.