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The 2023 honorees of the Cowboy100 are Cowboy-led or Cowboy-owned businesses.
  • 1. Medefy Health, LLC
    Matt Scovil 2004 and 2007
    Spears School of Business

    Nathan Gilchrist 2008
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology

    Medefy was founded to help everyday people navigate confusing, complex healthcare like an expert using the best tech, the best approachand the best employees on earth. Medefy is a healthcare app that directly guides and navigates employees to make high-quality, low-cost, individualized care decisions in real time. The platform allows employees to take advantage of all the offerings of modern health benefits plans with live, human help and eliminate the common education gap between robust plans and members. Medefy provides powerful health benefits navigation and an on-the-go healthcare experience with real, human Care Guides that know the plan inside and out and provides real-time results in less than a minute.

  • 2. Coterie Media
    Carey Lanier Warren 1985
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Coterie Media began as a team of professionals with one mission: to combine our diverse set of skills to achieve a collective goal: our client’s success. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, our team excels at building innovative programs that propel our clients forward. We generate unique opportunities, produce concepts and execute customized strategies that build awareness and engage stakeholders. We work in the media, branding, content, promotions, PR, social media and ad sectors.

  • 3. Infinite Composites
    Robert Matt Villarreal 2011
    Spears School of Business
    Michael Tate 2010
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Infinite Composites develops and manufactures advanced composite pressure vessels and structures. IC was founded in 2010 to revolutionize composite pressure vessel technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling the widespread adoption of composite pressure vessels. Our vision is to make the infinite Composite Pressure Vessel (iCPV) the key enabling technology for space exploration and sustainable transport.

  • 4. Bowers Trucking & Logistics
    Garrett Austin Bowers 2007
    Ferguson College of Agriculture
    J. Berry Harrison 2013
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Bowers Logistics was formed in 2015 by Garrett Bowers to complement the truckload demand efforts for a company he recently took over, Bowers Trucking. The "Logistics" company would facilitate a large number of contractor capacity to spot-hire for truckload demands from routine customers when Bowers Trucking didn't have trucks available in certain geographic areas. Garrett started Bowers Logistics with $6,825 in a savings account. Today, Bowers Logistics commands annual revenue of over $20 million.

  • 5. DeWitt, Paruolo, & Meek, PLLC
    Justin D. Meek 2002
    Spears School of Business
    Derrick DeWitt 1995
    College of Arts and Sciences

    The law firm, founded by two OSU graduates, has quickly become one of Oklahoma’s most successful firms. Specializing in insurance, accident, contract and injury cases, they pride ourselves on client communication, outside-the-box strategies and trial work. In 2018 they obtained the highest individual insurance bad faith verdict in Oklahoma history. Community service, leadership and teamwork are central to the firm’s culture.

  • 6. Embark
    Paul Allen 2001
    Spears School of Business

    Embark is a new kind of business advisory firm, one that focuses on building strong, enduring relationships through knowledge, skill, experience and hospitality. That’s the recipe to our secret sauce, the ingredients that drive our commitment to absolute excellence. That commitment saturates everything we do, from building a unique, satisfying work culture for our people to delivering genuine value for our clients with unflinching hospitality.

  • 7. Homes by Taber
    Taber LeBlanc 1999
    Spears School of Business

    Homes by Taber was started by Taber LeBlanc, Owner and President, in 2000 with the help of his father-in-law, who was a long-time, well-respected land developer around the Oklahoma City metro area. Through humble beginnings and with John’s help, we got our start to become Oklahoma’s Favorite Builder®. With hard work and dedication to our customers, we have proudly grown from building three homes in our first year to where we are today as the largest and most reputable home builder in Oklahoma.

  • 8. Wellings + Schrader Real Estate & Auction Co.
    C. Brent Wellings 2009 and 2011
    Ferguson College of Agriculture

    Wellings + Schrader is a full-service land brokerage and auction company focused on the sale of farms, ranches and urban transitional land through the use of multi-tract land auctions and private listings.

  • 9. Payne County Tree Service, Inc.
    Kristen Hadley 1995 and 2000
    Spears School of Business

    Payne County Tree Service, Inc. is Stillwater and Payne County's premier service for complete and professional tree care. Our fully insured and affordable services Inc.lude tree trimming, tree removal, stump grinding and much more. We are proudly owned and operated by OSU alumni and our families have lived in Stillwater for more than five generations. We have satisfied customers dating back to 1990. No one can beat our quality of work and caring attitude.

  • 10. 405 Vet Animal Hospital
    Dr. Jarrod S. Roach 2008
    College of Veterinary Medicine

    405 Vet Animal Hospital was established in 2017 by Dr. Jarrod Roach, a 2008 graduate of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Starting with one doctor and two employees, 405 Vet recently moved into a 12,000 square foot state-of-the-art hospital in North OKC. The veterinary clinic is now a six-doctor practice (all OSU College of Veterinary Medicine graduates) with over 40 support staff. 405’s focus is on preventative and integrative veterinary medicine as well as providing a superior client experience.

  • 11. A.C. Owen Construction
    Aaron Owen 2000
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology

    A.C. Owen Construction is a commercial general contractor and construction manager serving the state of Oklahoma with two office locations. ACO specializes in construction management services, design-build and general commercial construction. Healthcare, spiritual, education, athletics, retail, office, restaurant, non-profit and distribution/warehouse are just a few of the industries served by ACO.

  • 12. Exchange Traded Concepts
    J. Garrett Stevens 2001
    Spears School of Business

    Exchange Traded Concepts is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser specializing in Private Label ETFs. ETC helps clients launch their passive and active ETFs under the Investment Company Act of 1940. ETC provides an efficient and cost-effective method to bring your exchange-traded fund to market with the operational and regulatory experience necessary. ETC provides a full-service turn-key platform to launch and manage your ETF.

  • 13. Regent Bank
    Sean Paul Kouplen 1995 and 2003
    Ferguson College of Agriculture
    Spears School of Business
    David Lamb 1992
    Spears School of Business

    Regent Bank was initially founded in 1898 in Nowata, OK. Our holding company, Regent Capital Corporation, purchased the bank in 2008. At the time the bank was $72 million in assets with two locations and 43 employees. Today, Regent Bank is over $1.2 billion in assets with 170 employees in seven markets. We are among the country's fastest-growing banks, have won multiple “best places to work” awards and give back extensively to our communities. Our team is highly innovative and respected.

  • 14. Credera
    Justin Bell 2000
    Spears School of Business

    Credera is a global boutique consulting firm focused on strategy, innovation, data and technology. As part of the Omnicom Precision Marketing Group, our more than 3,000 consultants across the globe partner with clients ranging from long-time market leaders to emerging companies, from strategy to execution, to unlock significant business results. Our mission is to make an extraordinary impact on our clients, people and communities.

  • 15. T&C Meats
    Eldon Joseph Campbell 2012
    Forrest Tate 2006
    Ferguson College of Agriculture

    Started by Tyler Tate and Eldon Campbell, T&C Meats arose out of a need for high-quality steaks, roasts, sausages and further processed meats in Enid, OK. Together their shop employs four full-time employees and sells over 75,000 pounds of meat products annually in the Enid-area from their 1,500 square foot store space.

  • 16. MorningStar Partners, L.P.
    Vaughn Vennerberg II 1976
    College of Arts and Sciences

    MorningStar Partners was founded in 2012. Vaughn Vennerberg had served in executive roles alongside legendary oilman Bob Simpson for 25 years at XTO Energy before becoming President of MorningStar. MorningStar is based in Fort Worth, TX, in the renovated, historical Fort Worth Star-Telegram building. It owns and operates oil and gas assets in CO, MS, NM and TX. The company employs almost 200 workers in four states and boasts revenues of about $200 million annually.

  • 17. Glenn|Partners
    Briar Glenn 2002
    Patrick Glenn 1996
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology

    Glenn|Partners primary focus has always been on education and creating next-generation environments that respond to the ever-changing demands of students and educators. At Glenn|Partners we understand the evolving nature of the traditional learning spaces and it is our passion to work to discover new ideas of how we can create learning environments that ignite intellectual curiosity, instill a passion for lifelong learning and encourage the types of spaces that allow student communities to thrive.

  • 18. FlexPlan Administrators
    John Gregory Holley 1996
    Spears School of Business
    Mitch Myers 1995 and 1999
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
    Spears School of Business

    At FlexPlan Administrators we provide a wide range of employee benefits-related consultations and administrative and insurance brokerage services to private, public and government organizations and associations. Established in 1986, FPA proudly claims Tulsa, OK, as its home. Our focus is to provide personal and reliable service to our many valued clients located throughout the United States. This is our commitment to all our clients and broker partners.

  • 19. Little River Energy
    Steve Crowder 1976
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Little River Energy was founded in 1979 by Steve Crowder to drill for and produce oil primarily in Oklahoma. The company continues to explore for oil in its 43rd year of operation and is proud to have its offices in Drumright, OK.

  • 20. Cochon Wines
    Adam Joseph Webb 1993
    Tammy Webb 1993
    College of Arts and Sciences

    In 2004 longtime wine industry friends Adam Webb and Mike Kuenz made their first handshake deal to buy grapes from two rows in an Old Vine Grenache vineyard in Amador County, CA and so began their winemaking odyssey. Our goal at Cochon is to tap into the amazing diversity of the complex terroirs of Northern California and Oregon. We focus on mature, unique vineyard sites and source Old Vine fruit whenever possible from Sonoma County and the Northern Willamette Valley. We specialize in Rhone, Burgundian and Alsatian varietals.

  • 21. Community Escrow & Title Co.
    John W. Bartley 1992
    Kathleen Bays 2001 & 2003
    Spears School of Business

    Community Escrow was established in 1990, in Lawton, OK, followed by opening our Stillwater office in 1999. We have focused on growth in Stillwater and North Central Oklahoma and expanded services into 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges, real estate development and the merger and acquisitions market. Since 2001 we have employed at least one and often two or three OSU students. We also claim several former OSU student employees that are now employed in the legal, banking, oil and gas industries and other business sectors.

  • 22. Twin Eagle
    Griff Jones 1991
    Jeremy Davis 1996
    Chuck Watson 1972
    Spears School of Business

    Twin Eagle is a leading natural gas marketer that is a recognized leader in customized energy products for utilities, producers and commercial and industrial customers across the U.S. and Canada. The company also provides logistics services to upstream customers via a network of terminals. Twin Eagle, headquartered in Houston, TX, was founded in 2010 and has more than 235 employees. Twin Eagle's primary private equity holder is Five Point Energy.

  • 23. Cain & Cain, PLLC
    Tamara Beam Cain 1980
    College of Education & Human Sciences

    Tamara Cain, along with her partner Marty Cain, have developed a unique approach to estate planning called the Estate Planners for Life™ process. This unique process helps create purposeful and lasting legacies that include the client’s voice, vision, faith and values in their estate plans. Although estate planning can be a complex subject, Cain & Cain’s process makes estate planning easy to understand, organized and cost-effective. They have practiced law in the State of Oklahoma since 1991.

  • 24. Medical Billing Wholesalers
    Vinod Sankaran 2003
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
    Spears School of Business

    Medical Billing Wholesalers helps some of the most progressive physician practices, hospitals, medical billing companies and revenue cycle software providers achieve market-leading results. With proven technology and robust revenue cycle processes, we reduce costs by over 40% and improve collections by over 20%.

  • 25. Magellan Executive Partners
    David Owen Woods 1980
    Wesley Schroeder 2005
    Spears School of Business
    Brent Douglas 1990
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology

    Led by OSU graduate, David Woods, Magellan Executive Partners’ purpose is to build companies that thrive and grow executives worth following. Magellan’s team of 22 experienced, nationally known, former CEOs and Presidents, have all walked a mile in your shoes. They get your challenges and frustrations, and they know how to help you grow, fix or pivot your business. They’re not cheerleaders, and they’re not talking heads. They’re real executives with real experience to help your organization.

  • 26. Bedlam Law Firm
    John Alberts 1987
    College of Arts and Sciences

    In an industry focused upon people being adversarial, Bedlam Law promotes a resolution-minded solution to legal issues involving family law cases including divorce and estate planning. We encourage mediation, avoiding trial and resolving things without a drawn-out and costly legal battle. We believe this leaves a relationship between parents that allows them to co-parent children moving forward. Bedlam Law and Bison Law Firm, their sister firm, service all of Oklahoma with their unique brand of law.

  • 27. Retirement Investment Advisors, Inc.
    Randy Thurman 1981 and 1984
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
    Spears School of Business

    Since 1991 Retirement Investment Advisors, Inc. has been guiding people to a worry-free retirement. With two offices in Oklahoma and Texas, their comprehensive approach helps our clients navigate the twists and turns of the retirement path. Another important distinction at Retirement Investment Advisors is that the advisors on staff are all CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals. That means, as fee-only fiduciaries, they are bound to put their client’s best interests first.

  • 28. Cowboy Driving Academy, LLC
    Bradley Merrill Finley 1984
    Spears School of Business

    Cowboy Driving Academy was started when Drivers Ed was cut from public schools with one paid-off suburban with an instructor brake. Now the word has spread to allow us to serve 9 locations with 40 instructors, 25 cars, and 5 Designated Driver’s License Examiners. Our mission is coaching young drivers to be excellent decision-makers because that SAVES LIVES.

  • 29. Payer Compass
    Gregory Scott Everett 1987 and 1989
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Spears School of Business

    Greg Everett co-founded Payer Compass and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Greg’s focus with Payer Compass is providing healthcare reimbursement technology solutions that empower employers (self-funded health plans), TPAs and health plans to more efficiently execute complex reimbursement systems to save health plan dollars. Payer Compass has grown exponentially under Greg’s leadership with over 10,000% growth over 9 years.

  • 30. Elocin Psychiatric Services, PLLC
    Dr. Nicole Bernard Washington 2003
    College of Education and Human Sciences

    Elocin Psychiatric Services is a psychiatric practice that provides mental health services to busy professionals. At Elocin we understand that stigma and busy schedules are two of the top reasons people aren't seeking services, so we provide confidential services at optimal times to meet the needs of busy professionals, including telemedicine.

  • 31. Wedgewood
    Gregory Geiser 1980
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology

    Wedgewood is a leading acquirer of distressed residential real estate. Founded in 1985, Wedgewood has grown into a diversified, vertically integrated company expanding its business footprint to include residential revitalization, loan assets, brokerage, escrow and more.

  • 32. Furniture Showcase
    Robyn K. Davies 2000 and 2007
    College of Education and Human Sciences
    Spears School of Business
    Randi Johnson 2008
    College of Education and Human Sciences

    Furniture Showcase is a family-owned and operated Stillwater, OK furniture store located in historic downtown Stillwater. We do our best to make shopping for furniture and mattresses fun and easy. Whether you need the help of an interior designer or just want to upgrade your mattress, we can help you furnish any room. Furniture Showcase is located in the historic Leachman Theatre – at the corner of 5th and Main in downtown Stillwater.

  • 33. Hideaway Pizza
    Darren M. Lister 1991
    College of Education and Human Sciences
    Cristina L. Lister 1987
    Spears School of Business

    Hideaway Pizza, an Oklahoma original, started in 1957 in Stillwater, OK. In 1993 the company opened its second location in Tulsa, OK. In 2006 Darren Lister and Brett Murphy bought the company and expanded it from five locations to 22 throughout Oklahoma and Arkansas with three more in Texas by 2023. Our vision is to establish a company whose growth foundation is built on three pillars:

    1. Employee Centric Environment of Personal and Professional growth

    2. Exceptional Product Quality

    3. Personal Guest Service

  • 34. HostBridge Technology, LLC
    Russ Teubner 1978
    Spears School of Business

    Founded in 2000, HostBridge Technology provides software and services to analyze, integrate and modernize legacy CICS applications without screen-scraping. Enterprises around the world use HostBridge to enable legacy mainframe application participation in the hybrid cloud.

  • 35. Bridgecreek Investment Management, LLC
    Chuck Fuller 1985 and 1921
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Bridgecreek Investment Management, LLC is a fee-based discretionary investment management firm. It was founded in 2004 by OSU alum Chuck Fuller, who currently serves as CEO, and Brian Carney, a Stillwater native, who serves as chief investment officer. Bridgecreek currently manages $1 billion in assets for high-net-worth clients, corporations, foundations and endowments.

  • 36. OnCue
    Jim Griffith 1975
    Spears School of Business

    Stillwater-based OnCue is a growing innovator in the Oklahoma and Texas convenience store markets. Founded in 1966, OnCue has expanded to more than 75 locations and employs over 1,500. Named a Top Workplace by The Oklahoman four times, OnCue is known for its outstanding employees and company culture.

  • 37. Swallowing and Neurological Rehabilitation, LLC
    Eric Turner 2009 and 2012
    Spears School of Business
    Tiffany Turner 2010 and 2012
    College of Arts and Sciences


    SNR was formed in 2014 after Tiffany Turner observed in her clinical fellowship the drastically underserved adult dysphagia population in northeastern Oklahoma. The clinic began serving patients in Owasso, OK, in 2014 and moved to Tulsa, OK, in 2015. Over the last five-plus years, the business has grown from a small outpatient therapy office with only one full-time SLP to a regional clinic with five SLPs, widely recognized by the medical community for its expertise in all aspects of swallowing and voice therapy.

  • 38. Financial Consulting, Inc.
    Charlie Loomis 1996
    Ferguson College of Agriculture


    Financial Consulting Inc. specializes in helping business owners, farmers, and ranchers access financing to improve cash flow, strengthen cash position, and grow their operations. We are not a one-size-fits-all shop. We take the time to understand our client's financing needs and design a custom-made solution. Our company actively works with over 50 banks and provides SBA, USDA, FSA, Accounts Receivable and Conventional financing solutions.

  • 39. Stillwater Medical Center
    Denise Webber 1999 and 2001
    College of Education and Human Sciences
    Graduate College
    Kayla Isaacs 2004 and 2016
    College of Education and Human Sciences


    Stillwater Medical’s 150+ physicians and advanced practice providers represent more than 40 specialties, allowing us to address the unique needs of each patient. By prioritizing compassion and creating an environment of excellence, we consistently rank in the nation's top 100 places to work in healthcare. Our pledge to invest in advanced medical technology makes it possible for us to deliver first-class care close to home. It is our ongoing honor to be the healthcare partner of choice for our fellow Oklahomans.

  • 40. Boadie L. Anderson Quarries, Inc.
    Edwin R. Anderson 1971
    John Anderson 1997
    Spears School of Business


    Boadie L. Anderson Quarries, Inc. began by opening the Autumn Rose Quarry, in Mill Creek, OK, by the late Boadie L. Anderson and his son, Ed, in 1968. A finishing plant in Ada was soon started, housing over 90,000 square feet of fabrication and warehouses. BLAQ is amajor manufacturer and importer of granite memorials. Ed, and his sons, Boadie (II) and John (all OSU grads) ship memorials throughout the U.S. We are a family-oriented business with Christian values and strong customer loyalty.

  • 41. Resolute PR
    Nicole Morgan 2006
    College of Arts and Sciences


    Resolute PR is an integrated agency specializing in bold and purposeful public relations and digital marketing strategies. With more than 17 industry awards, Resolute is recognized as one of the leading firms in the state providing the right mix of public relations consultants, digital marketing strategists, graphic designers and media buyers to exceed clients' goals.

  • 42. Joe Smith Company
    Kelly M. Kays 1984
    Ferguson College of Agriculture


    Established in 1911 Joe Smith Company (JSC) is a distributor to the convenience store and grocery industry. From the beginning, JSC has been a family-owned and operated business. Under the leadership of Kelly and Connie Kays, it continues to establish itself as a trusted distributor to urban and rural communities. JSC has grown from selling in its local community to next-day delivery on over 5,500 different candy, food and tobacco items to 400 stores across Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.

  • 43. Oklahoma Promo
    Shannon Thompson 1994 and 1997
    College of Education and Human Sciences
    Spears School of Business
    Todd Fimple 1993
    College of Education and Human Sciences


    Our Motto: We will provide the BEST customer service in the industry! This includes timely responses, relevant product ideas and suggestions, quick turnaround times and on-time delivery. We are not an order-taking company and don’t simply drop off or mail a catalog and wait for your call. We are an extension of your marketing team, and our job is to make your job easier.

  • 44. Pie Junkie
    Leslie Coale-Mossman 1999
    College of Arts and Sciences


    After catering and teaching cooking classes in a rented church kitchen, Leslie Coale-Mossman and Darcy Schein began baking pies for several restaurants in Oklahoma City. As their business grew rapidly, the women shifted their focus solely to pies and renamed the company Pie Junkie in 2011. In 2013 Pie Junkie opened a permanent location in OKC’s vibrant Plaza District. Nationally recognized, Pie Junkie sells over 100,000 slices and thousands of whole pies each year.

  • 45. ISN
    Joe Eastin 1992
    Brian Callahan 1994
    Spears School of Business


    ISN is the global leader in contractor and supplier information management. Since 2001 ISN has helped enterprises reduce risk by qualifying and monitoring contractors to promote safe and sustainable operations throughout the supply chain. The platform helps companies identify the most qualified contractor companies that meet and exceed industry, regulatory, and company-specific standards in the areas of health, safety, quality, insurance, training, cybersecurity and ESG.

  • 46. CMR
    Jonathon Taylor Fudge 2007
    Spears School of Business
    John “Chip” Fudge 1980
    College of Arts and Sciences


    Claims Management Resources (CMR) adjusts and recovers property damage claims for governmental agencies and self-insured organizations in the utility industry. For 30 years CMR has developed solutions to recover more money and help customers focus on their businesses. CMR utilizes a Lean Six Sigma process in which everything is measured and analyzed for improvement and efficiency. CMR processes nearly 70,000 claims annually and is 100% focused on invoicing and recovering property damage.

  • 47. InterWorks
    Behfar Jahanshahi 1998 and 2001
    Spears School of Business

    Based in Stillwater, OK, InterWorks is a people-focused tech consultancy delivering premier service and expertise to clients around the globe. Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike trust us to guide them toward the best IT and data solutions. Beyond empowering others in business, we’re also passionate about our community. InterWorks employs dozens of OSU alumni who maintain a strong connection to the university throughteaching, workshops and programs like Spears Assist.

  • 48. Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.
    James C. Starr 1986
    Spears School of Business


    Founded in 1991, Video Gaming Technologies, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and distributor of Class II games (Native American bingo-based gaming). In 2014, VGT was acquired by Aristocrat Leisure Limited. The company has more than 25,000 Class II games in more than 140 locations in the United States. VGT provides exciting game titles that generate intense customer loyalty, deliver record-setting gaming revenues, and ensure some of the highest uptimes in the industry.

  • 49. WeightWise Bariatric Program
    Gregory Franklyn Walton, MD 1989
    College of Arts and Sciences


    WeightWise is dedicated to transforming the lives and health of obese people. The rights to WeightWise were purchased in 2009 along with part ownership in Summit Medical Center. This arrangement offers a high-value proposition for B2C, B2B and traditional insurance clients seeking Bariatric Surgery Services. In an era of commoditization, WeightWise specializes in full-service dedication to preoperative preparation (physically and mentally), safe operations, long-term weight loss and health.

  • 50. Cooperative Processing Resources
    Rost Ginevich 1985 and 1995
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Spears School of Business


    Cooperative Processing Resources is a cooperative of over 80 member agencies in the US, Canada, the UK and Singapore. CPR provides the Client Management System and shared services to our member agencies. Our members provide financial counseling and fiduciary services to consumers worldwide.

  • 51. Extract Companies
    Matt Owen Gipson 2004
    Spears School of Business


    Extract is a private, equity-backed Oilfield Service business sponsored by White Deer Energy. Extract was formed as an organic startup in 2017, with the ambition of improving unconventional oil and gas well production in the Mid-Continent and Permian Basin areas of the United States through technological innovations in artificial lift. The company has a robust R&D effort underway and works with and for the largest E&P companies in the U.S. oilfield.

  • 52. Tri County Tech
    Dr. Tammie Strobel 1985
    Spears School of Business


    Tri County Tech was the first of its kind in Oklahoma, opening its doors in 1968, and continues as a nationwide leader in technical and career education. Tri County Tech is one of 29 technology centers in the state serving residents in Washington, Nowata and Osage counties. We serve high school & adult students with specialized career training in more than 30 instructional areas. High school students living in the tri-county area attend tuition-free, while adults are charged affordable tuition.

  • 53. Pinnacle Petroleum, Inc.
    Liz McKinley 1981
    Spears School of Business


    With deep industry experience and a track record of success, Pinnacle Petroleum has been supplying petroleum products to our customers since 1995. Pinnacle has won numerous national awards for its quality of service. We have Oklahoma roots and a midwestern work ethic: Industriousness, Personal Accountability, and Integrity. Pinnacle Petroleum has grown to almost half a billion in revenues and continues to grow with each passing year.

  • 54. Dream First Bank

    Chris Floyd 1993 and 1995

    Ferguson College of Agriculture


    Dream First Bank is a community bank located in Southwestern Kansas with a focus on helping our customers discover and achieve their dreams! The bank was founded in 1906 as the First National Bank of Syracuse, in Syracuse, KS, and has since expanded to additionally serve the communities of Johnson, Garden City, Ulysses and Hugoton.

  • 55. Tuttle-Click Automotive Group
    Jim Click, Jr. 1966
    Spears School of Business


    The Tuttle-Click Automotive Group and Jim Click Automotive Team have been serving the Southern California community for over 75 years and the Southern Arizona community for over 50 years. Today, there are six Tuttle-Click locations in California and 10 more in Arizona. We proudly sell and service Ford, Lincoln, Nissan, Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, Jeep, Hyundai, Kia and Mazda vehicles. Our goal is to assist customers with all their automotive needs: from sales and leasing, parts and service, finance, collision repairs and commercial vehicles. Customer service is our number one priority; therefore, we set our staff up with adequate training. Due to our focus on professional development, we continually place among the top of our region, or even nation, in customer satisfaction scores. We are devoted to proudly giving back to our communities. With the understanding that one company alone cannot meet the multitude of needs of each community, it is our mission to strengthen organizations and programs that are located where our customers and employees live, work and care for their families.

  • 56. Hartman Wanzor
    Nick Wanzor 2005 and 2006
    Spears School of Business


    Hartman Wanzor is a boutique accounting firm in Fort Worth, TX, that was founded on the guiding principle of providing quality service with a personal touch. We partner with companies and individuals to execute strategies and create operational efficiencies in the areas of business accounting and managerial support, individual, trust, and entity taxation, wealth preservation planning, as well as other strategic planning and support services.

  • 57. Community Infusion Solutions
    Mitchell Berenson 1993
    Spears School of Business
    Bobbie Berenson


    Community Infusion Solutions (CIS) was founded by OSU grad Mitchell Berenson in 2008 as a public health solutions firm driving equitable, sustainable access to rural healthcare. OSU was key to his success – from impacting community health on campus to observing rural patients struggling to receive care to creating CIS, which now generates $70 million a year for 130 rural hospitals and reduces death rates. Our next chapter will focus on growth of the company’s IV Ensure technology and the launch of its National Rural Oncology Collaborative.

  • 58. Whisper Intimate Apparel
    Melissa Wiles 2009
    Spears School of Business

    Whisper Intimate Apparel is a specialty bra store in Stillwater, OK, that carries more than 150 unique bra sizes. With one of the largest size selections in Oklahoma, we’ve welcomed customers from every corner of the state, as well as many out-of-state customers looking for a bra that fits. Whisper opened in January 2014 with one mission: to create a bra-fitting experience where women of every age, shape and size could be properly fitted in a safe, comfortable environment.

  • 59. Gooden Group
    Loy Brent Gooden 1977
    College of Arts and Sciences


    Gooden Group, founded in 1985, is a team of seasoned communications professionals who support clients in periods of growth and transition, in times of crisis and through small victories or major milestones. Co-founders, Brent and Valerie Gooden, and current owners, Tristan Shutt and Katy Gustafson, share a passion for telling meaningful stories and helping clients succeed. Headquartered in central Oklahoma, Gooden Group practices public relations locally and nationally.

  • 60. Sweet Turns LLC
    Connie Boone 1988
    College of Education and Human Sciences


    Connie Boone took her passion for family and the great outdoors and used it as a catalyst when she founded Sweet Turns in 2012. After numerous cold-weather adventures, she recognized a need in the winter accessories market for comfortable, well-crafted, performance-oriented and stylish outdoor gear for everyone. She embarked on a journey to create products that would meet her needs. Today, the Sweet Turns collection, based in Lexington, KY, includes knit hats, scarves, and gloves for women, men and kids. Since it opened in 2012, Sweet Turns has doubled its business each year, most recently selling 50,000 pieces to various retailers across the country, including REI and Dillard’s, as well as numerous loyal boutiques.

  • 61. Zeeco, Inc.
    Darton Zink 1994
    Spears School of Business


    Zeeco is the world leader in combustion and environmental solutions. The company employs 1,600+ people across 25+ global locations and houses the world’s largest combustion research and test facility at its headquarters in Broken Arrow, OK. Since 1979 Zeeco has completed 50,000+ projects helping industries meet global safety and environmental regulations.

  • 62. Liberty Capital Bancshares, Inc.
    Robin Fisher Wantland 1977 & 1978
    Spears School of Business


    Our culture, in many ways, defines our approach to your investment success. We are a values-driven organization of seasoned bankers who place the highest regard on serving the community at large. We believe that service is at the heart of success, and we are committed to building relationships, personally and professionally, to stand the test of time. With this approach, we know you will experience the difference our culture delivers.

  • 63. Matt C. Sims Auction, Inc.
    Matthew Colt Sims 1997
    Ferguson College of Agriculture


    Matt C. Sims Auction, Inc. is an auction and sale management company that is based in Edmond, OK. Matt C. Sims Auction, Inc. specializes in the marketing of purebred and commercial cattle by conducting auction sales for breeders across the United States. Matt Sims has been privileged to serve as an auctioneer for some of the largest and most prominent seedstock producers in the country while also serving as the sales manager for many of his customers.

  • 64. Darms Lane, LLC
    Tricia Bump Davis 1994
    Larry Bump 1964
    Spears School of Business


    Darms Lane Vineyard is located in the southwestern benchlands of Napa Valley. The vineyard was established 26 years ago as a Chardonnay estate. The 50-acre property has 14 acres of vineyard that were replanted in 2002 and 2003 with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. We are a family-owned and operated boutique vineyard located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. Our 2005 vintage was the inaugural release of our estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • 65. Fenton Motors, Inc.
    Cindy Carr 1987
    Spears School of Business


    The Fenton family has been in the auto business since 1950. At Fenton Nissan our commitment to service and customer satisfaction is still as strong today as it was in 1950. We are dedicated to ensuring that everyone who walks through our door is provided with a customer service experience like no other they’ve had before. We are committed to helping our customers find the right vehicle to meet their needs. Fenton Nissan is a 10-time Nissan Award of Excellence Winner.

  • 66. Pete's Place Restaurant
    Joe Prichard 1983
    College of Education and Human Sciences


    The spicy bouquet of authentic Italian cooking wafting from the kitchen at Pete’s Place has been luring travelers through the blackjack-covered hills of southeast Oklahoma since 1925. Not a lot has changed since those days. Four generations later we’re still the same family, in the same location, serving up the same traditional Italian recipes we’re famous for. And the choc® beer served today is made with the same old recipe passed down from generation to generation— with one marked difference: all the choc brews you’ll enjoy are now legal! Today Joe and Kathy Prichard are carrying on the family tradition of great Italian food and handcrafted beer, and when they say, “You’re invited to our house for dinner,” they mean it!

  • 67. 24OurCare
    Bob Baker 1983
    College of Arts and Sciences


    24OurCare is a proud Native American-owned healthcare business based in Tulsa, OK, providing remote services to chronically ill patients throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam. It was founded by Bob Baker to transform lives by helping medical practices elevate care for Medicare patients. Baker is a member of the Cherokee Nation, an acclaimed board member of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce and has over 30 years of experience as a healthcare professional and administrator.

  • 68. Red Bluff Resources Operating, LLC
    Timothy Kirk Haddican 1985
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology


    Red Bluff Resources was started with a $300 million private equity commitment in August 2015. The company is headquartered in Oklahoma City and currently operates 80,000 net acres in the STACK, SCOOP and merge plays in Oklahoma. Acreage position was assembled through five significant acquisitions including 190 operated wells. We have drilled and completed more than 75 horizontal wells across four counties and grown production from 2,500 boe/d to 10,000 boe/d in two years. The company currently operates 190 wells.

  • 69. Utility Tri-State, Inc.
    Jeff Smith 1996
    John Belie 1984
    Spears School of Business


    Utility Tri-State, Inc. (UTS), a full-service semi-trailer dealership, was a tax client of Jeff Smith until 1992 when he decided to make a career move. A year later he became the sole owner and president. After Jeff took the leadership role, the company began an upward surge by tripling its trailer sales revenue and doubling its net income in just two years. Today UTS has over 200 employees with seven facilities in OK and AR with more to come!

  • 70. Inner Circle Vodka Bar
    Andrew Cagle 2001
    Spears School of Business


    Inner Circle is located in the historic arts district in downtown Tulsa, OK. We provide a full bar with unique infused cocktails, a large patio space with games and host a wide range of events throughout the year for everyone to enjoy. Inner Circle is a great place to meet up for a night out, spend time with friends or even meet new ones. We chose the name Inner Circle because it expresses our desire to make the customers feel so welcomed and included that they truly enter our inner circle.

  • 71. Taurex Drill Bits, LLC
    Warren Dyer 2015
    Spears School of Business


    Taurex is the fasting growing PDC drill bit company delivering drilling and completion products to the oil and gas industry. Taurex is committed to the digital transformation of the industry, leading the way in PDC forensic analysis through its patented Automated Metrology Laboratory (BitVision), producing fresh perspectives on bit design, PDC cutter and material advancement. By collaborating with our customers and industry experts, Taurex is dedicated to building the bit company the industry deserves to help operators work faster. Run with the Bull!

  • 72. Jimmy's Egg
    Ban Nguyen 1984
    Spears School of Business


    For the past 40 years, Jimmy's Egg has been an institution for breakfast in Oklahoma. Jimmy's Egg has been voted the best breakfast by The Oklahoman Reader's Choice Award and The Oklahoma Gazette for the last 20+ years.  Jimmy's Egg was founded in 1980 as a small 50-seat restaurant by Vietnam War refugee Loc Le, and under the current leadership of CEO, Ban Nguyen, has grown to more than 50 locations of breakfast eateries across eight different states.

  • 73. Scuba Savvy
    Chadwick Bailey 2006
    Spears School of Business


    Scuba Savvy is a scuba training, retail and adventure travel facility currently located in Jenks, OK. For the past seven years, Scuba Savvy has been teaching people how to scuba dive. Course offerings range from beginner lessons to professional-level certifications. Once certified, divers can purchase all necessary equipment, complete routine maintenance and seek professional input on appropriate equipment for their diving needs. In conjunction with training, we strive to provide our clients with outlets for putting their newfound passion to use by offering scuba trips around the world; from Mexico to the Philippines, Indonesia, Micronesia and Roatan to name just a few. We think scuba diving is one of the best activities, and with the majority of the globe being covered in water, we love introducing people to the underwater world.

  • 74. SNB Bank, National Association
    L. Clay Stuart 2000
    Spears School of Business


    Rusty Stuart 1992
    Ferguson College of Agriculture


    SNB Bank was founded in 1909 by John Stuart. It has been owned and managed by a member of the Stuart family since that time. The bank currently has branches in Oklahoma and Texas and offers a full suite of deposit and loan products to serve the local communities as well as reach across the county with innovative business and lending solutions.

  • 75. Alert Rental Software
    Kara Longmire 1996
    Spears School of Business


    Alert Rental Software has been serving the technology needs of the rental industry for nearly five decades. What exactly does that mean? Alert knows rental management! It’s all we do, and we do it very well. We’re a privately held, 100% woman-owned business, and we consider ourselves a business partner, not just another vendor. Alert helps rental operators use technology to track inventory, generate contracts and provide excellent service to their clients.

  • 76. Webco Industries
    Dave Boyer 1984
    Randy Watson 1989
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology


    Webco is your dependable supplier of tubing for industrial applications and is an unbroken link in the industrial supply chain since 1969. We provide stainless steel, titanium and other corrosion-resistant welded and seamless tubing for your immediate and long-term requirements. When you need it most, count on Webco to deliver.

  • 77.  Regeneris Medical
    Ryan Welter 1993 and 1996
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Deana McHoul 1994 and 1996
    Spears School of Business
    College of Education and Human Sciences


    Founded in 2008 Regeneris Medical has been a front-runner in the field of regenerative medicine and aesthetics. Driven by our mission to deliver tomorrow’s healthcare today, we continue to research and expand our contribution to the health and wellness of people everywhere. We have grown to be a multi-specialty organization offering a wide range of services from orthopedic and joint regenerative technologies to anti-aging aesthetics and wellness programs promoting health and longevity.

  • 78. Air Hygiene International, Inc.
    Quinn Bierman 1992
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology


    Air Hygiene is a full-service source emission testing firm celebrating 25 years in business. Air Hygiene’s core philosophy of “Second-to-None (2-2-0)” demands extra-mile customer service anchored on dignified character and family-oriented principles to deliver unmatched quality stack testing worth paying for every time. We utilize revolutionary technology at Air Hygiene University to create the best-educated workforce to define the future of stack testing.

  • 79. C4 Inc.
    Ed Raschen 1991
    Spears School of Business


    C4 Industrial is an industrial distributor that sells manufacturing equipment and consumables in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Missouri. They have stocking warehouses in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Houston.

  • 80. Oklahoma Joe's BBQ
    Joe D. Davidson 1987
    Ferguson College of Agriculture


    Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue is a fast-casual style BBQ restaurant serving world-championship barbecue daily. Oklahoma Joe’s is known for its ribs, named #1 in the U.S. by USA Today, and its sauce, which has won “Best Sauce on the Planet” three times at the American Royal BBQ Contest. Oklahoma Joe’s is also known for its world-renowned catering services. Joe Davidson, the founder of Oklahoma Joe’s Smokers and Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue, has canvassed the world with his experienced team of caterers bringing exceptional culinary experiences to folks around the globe. Today there are four Oklahoma Joe's Barbecue locations in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, and Catoosa, OK, and Omaha, NE. Each restaurant combines the best low heat and slow cooking techniques with a unique blend of spices and sauces to create a taste that's world-class. Oklahoma Joe’s mission is to provide the world’s best experience in all things BBQ.

  • 81. Stephen H. McDonald & Associates, Inc.
    Ron Allen Fisher 1991
    Spears School of Business


    Stephen H. McDonald & Associates, Inc. was founded in December 1995 and has continuously provided bond consultant services to issuers of taxable and tax-exempt debt since its founding. Stephen H. McDonald & Associates, Inc. is an independent Oklahoma-based financial advisory firm solely focused on providing bond consultant services to school districts and other municipal entities in the State of Oklahoma.

  • 82. Kimray Industries
    Thomas Hill III 1989
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology


    In 1948, Garman Kimmell introduced a three-inch pilot-operated back pressure regulator, transforming the oil and gas industry. Today Kimray provides best-in-class technology and customer service to our partners on six continents, supporting extraction, gathering, processing, storage and transportation. The Kimray Way embodies an attitude of service, humility, excellence and a desire to do all to the glory of God as we conduct our business, engage our people and value one another.

  • 83. Pinot's Palette
    Lisa Riley 1998
    College of Arts and Sciences


    Pinot’s Palette is an upscale paint and sip franchise. At Pinot’s Palette, we walk people who have never painted through a full canvas painting in two hours, while we listen to awesome music and sip libations. We host public classes every week in addition to private parties or company team buildings. We are perfect for a girl’s night out, date night or corporate team building event.

  • 84. Tri-8, Inc.
    Dan Yost 2000
    College of Arts and Sciences


    Tri-8, Inc. is an innovation and development firm focused on value-driven solutions to difficult problems. We identify true value obscured by confusion and dilution and bring order and efficiency to replace chaos and waste. We typically do this using a blend of software, automation, lean and agile development approaches, rigorous analysis, business process improvement (including Certified Six Sigma Black Belt ops), technical strategy, system architecture and technology.

  • 85. The FerVID Group
    Abhijeet Narvekar 2000
    Dhimant Desai 2000
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology


    Video technology for recruiting was a novelty in 2010 when The FerVID Group introduced new innovative ways to use videos in the company’s recruiting process. Videos were being used for 2-way interviewing, presenting candidate interviews and candidate attraction. These innovative ideas, along with a laser focus on customer service, gave The FerVID Group the edge needed to compete in a commoditized market. Today they compete with the big names in executive recruiting such as Korn Ferry, Heidrick, Struggles, etc. In 2015 The FerVID Group expanded and added a data management consulting arm and in 2021 expanded again to add the Geoscience and Geothermal consulting arm. The FerVID Group has been named Best Places to work by Houston Business Journal for four years in a row.

  • 86. Thermal Specialties, LLC
    Mitch Myers 1995 and 1999
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
    Spears School of Business


    Thermal Specialties is a family-owned custom manufacturer and service organization. We provide comprehensive solutions to meet our customer’s needs. From next-generation industrial furnace systems and heat-treating capabilities to refractory installation and repair and insulation materials, Thermal Specialties is the single-source provider for high-temperature thermal processing applications.

  • 87. NeoInsulation
    Justin Dean Mecklenburg 1994
    Spears School of Business
    David Morris 2001
    College of Education and Human Sciences
    Blake Burge 2003
    College of Arts and Sciences


    NeoInsulation engineers superior insulation solutions with innovative applications for today's energy infrastructure. We have been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies as we serve the energy industry with our patented insulation solutions. Our product and process is changing the way people think about insulation.

  • 88. Direct Kicks LLC
    Louis Lacarbonara 2015
    Spears School of Business


    Direct Kicks is a buy, sell, trade sneaker store that specializes in brand-new and pre-owned sneakers such as Air Jordans, Adidas Yeezys and more! Starting in 2013 as an online store, Direct Kicks now has two physical locations, one being in the Village of Mamaroneck for six years and the other being in The Westchester Mall in White Plains since September 2021.
  • 89. Pyramid-Benchmark
    Jeff McIntyre 1972
    College of Education and Human Sciences


    For nearly four decades, Pyramid has been at the forefront of our industry, providing unparalleled expertise in hotel, resort and conference center management. Our breathtaking portfolios represent the finest in guest-dedicated hospitality across the U.S. and the globe. We have a single-minded commitment to profitability while treating all our constituents ­– owners, employees and guests – with the utmost respect. This focus has allowed us to consistently deliver superior returns for our investors while being good stewards of the assets entrusted to us. Our diverse portfolio has taught us that no single approach works for every property, but crafted approaches do.

  • 90. Pipeline Equipment, Inc.
    Jack Lollis 1971
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology


    Pipeline Equipment, Inc., (PEI) was founded in 1995 and fabricates liquid and gas measurement equipment, launchers and receivers, valve settings and other custom pipeline equipment. In addition, PEI is a full-service shop providing extrusion services of single and multiple outlet headers, blasting, painting, and coating services as well as custom machined products including the TWINLOCK quick opening closure.

  • 91. Sawyer Manufacturing and Fabrication
    Dave Hembree 1992 and 1993
    Scott Persson 1996
    Spears School of Business


    Sawyer Manufacturing and Fabrication is driven by a dedication to doing things better. We are always striving to improve our products and customer service. Sawyer Manufacturing Company is a competitive global provider of pipeline and welding equipment with headquarters in Tulsa, OK. Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to Sawyer, our products and our end-users. Through a dedication to quality and service, Sawyer has established itself as an industry standard.

  • 92. Big Elk
    Geoff Hager 2002
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology


    Big Elk manufactures large-scale infrastructure equipment serving multiple industries including energy and aerospace. In 2018, Big Elk was listed as the fastest-growing manufacturer in America by Inc. Magazine. Headquartered in Tulsa, OK, with installations worldwide, Big Elk is home to the most talented and hardworking people in the manufacturing sector.

  • 93. All American Pewter, Inc.
    Allen Wayne Adams 1991
    Spears School of Business


    At All American Pewter, Inc., we have American pride in ownership and craftsmanship as we fill marketing and promotional needs with prompt service and the highest quality products.  The manufacturing facilities for All American Pewter, Inc. are located in Pembroke, MA, and we make products for corporate promotions, give away, functions, events and tours in addition to custom projects.

  • 94. Evans Building Concepts
    Chris Evans 2018
    College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology


    Evans Building Concepts was founded in 2006 by Chris Evans based upon his values of relationships, communication and accountability. We take much pride in developing relationships and working alongside our vendors and subcontractors as a team. This approach is paramount in helping us create long-term relationships with our clients to help them meet their needs and desires and provide a quality service at a fair and reasonable price.
  • 95. HSA Global
    William Knowles Hite III 1987
    Spears School of Business


    HSA Global is an International Business Services company specializing in setting up and managing foreign companies and their subsidiaries around the globe. We focus on back-office functions, tax, compliance, legal, corporate insurance and offer CFO services to name a few. We are located in Germany, Chicago and Boston.
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