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The inaugural class  
The 2021 Cowboy100 honorees were announced November 5, 2021. They make up the inaugural class of Cowboy100 honorees. Each organization is cowboy-led or cowboy-owned.
  • 1. Medefy Health
    Matt Scovil (2004)
    Nathan Gilchrist (2008)

    Medefy was born out of an idea co-founder Matt Scovil had in the shower: "why is it so hard to understand and navigate health insurance, benefits, and healthcare costs?" Along with fellow OSU grad, Nathan Gilchrist, the Medefy mobile app was built to help the average person quickly navigate their health insurance, find care, and get live, human text-based help 24/7. Headquartered in Tulsa, Medefy now serves over 1000 employer groups in all fifty states with an average 350% yearly growth rate.

  • 2. Credera Enterprises Company, LLC
    Justin Bell (2000)

    Credera is a global, boutique consulting firm focused on strategy, transformation, data, and technology. As a part of Omnicom Precision Marketing Group, our more than 800 consultants across the globe partner together with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging industry leaders from strategy to execution to create tangible business results. Credera's deep business acumen and technical expertise, combined with a deep dedication to building trusted relationships, unlocks extraordinary business performance for our clients. Our mission is to make an extraordinary impact on our clients, people, and communities.

  • 3. T. Scott Construction, LLC
    Timothy P. Scott (2000)

    T. Scott Construction is a general contracting and construction management firm established in 2013 by Timothy P. Scott (2000 graduate of Oklahoma State University – Construction Management & Technology). We approach every project with a team concept. Our goal is to build every project within budget, on schedule, and at the highest quality. Together, with the client and architect, we look to build long-lasting buildings and relationships.

  • 4. Glenn|Partners
    Briar Glenn (2002)
    Patrick Glenn (1996)

    Glenn|Partners, founded in 2014, by Briar Glenn combines the expertise and leadership of Patrick Glenn with the design, technical, and management strengths of Dan Holt, Greg Estes, and Aaron Ewert. With 250+ years of collective experience, spanning 50 clients and 195+ successfully completed projects, our partners have planned more than five million square feet of educational space throughout Texas totaling more than $2 billion in construction. Together, we are dedicated to our client's success.

  • 5. Evlos Technology
    Dr. James Thomas Leonard (2019)

    Established in 2012 (as Lionhearted Engineering Opportunities), the company rebranded and began to grow in 2016 as Evlos Technology. Evlos Technology provides our customers third-party services for: Systems and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Technical (SETA) Services, Business Process Reengineering, IT Project Management, and Executive Level Staff Support.

  • 6. Indigo Technology
    Tammy Torkelson (1993)

    Indigo Technology Group is a software development company and pre-seed accelerator based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Indigo's products include ONYX – the building blocks for tech, IDEA Launch – a Pre-Seed Accelerator program, and IDENTITY – a person matching and data warehouse solution in a box. Indigo has built over 30 technology solutions from concept to production for other businesses and startups since opening its doors in January 2016.

  • 7. Homes by Taber
    Taber LeBlanc (1999)

    Homes by Taber was started by Taber LeBlanc, Owner and President, in 2000. With hard work and dedication to our customers, we have proudly grown from building three homes per year in 2000, to where we are today as the largest and most reputable home builder in Oklahoma. From the extensive list of awards won to the customer-supported reviews and testimonials, it is with considerable pride that we serve our customers and provide the highest level of service and quality for their biggest investment.

  • 8. Hood and Associates CPAs, PC
    Paul Anthony Hood (1989)

    Hood & Associates, CPAs, PC has grown to a $10 million firm with seven offices and is on pace to reach its goal of $50 million in services through acquisitions by 2026. It currently employs 95 staff of CPA, accountants, consultants, and administrative people. It is a full-service CPA firm offering Tax, Accounting, Payroll, Audit, and Consulting services. In addition, Hood CPAs provides proactive coaching services to guide and inspire clients toward business and financial success.

  • 9. Sidwell Strategies
    Brady J. Sidwell (2004)

    Sidwell Strategies is a Guaranteed Introducing Broker for RJ O'Brien out of Chicago. Sidwell Strategies focuses on commodity trading and investment for agriculture and energy producers as well as speculative trading for investors. Sidwell Strategies trades agricultural, energy, currencies, metals, equity indices, etc. Sidwell Strategies has clients throughout the U.S. but is largely concentrated in Oklahoma and Kansas.

  • 10. PLENTY Mercantile
    Brittany Paige Matlock (2012)

    PLENTY Mercantile exists to provide refined socially and environmentally conscious goods that deepen our connection to the earth and each other. We use business as a force for good and funnel every dollar spent with us towards advancing a more equitable and sustainable world. We have three brick and mortar locations and a robust e-commerce platform. Our venue is attached to our flagship store in downtown OKC and can be rented for private gatherings. We are also the OKLA MOKE certified dealership.

  • 11. Clubhouse Trailer Company
    Jeff D. Hadley (1982)

    In 2008, the band director at Edmond Memorial High School asked band dad volunteers Drew Taylor and Jeff Hadley to figure out how to solve her growing program's transportation challenges. After two years of research, Clubhouse Trailer Company officially began in 2010 with the completion of our first trailer, Bulldog One. Today our innovative products can be found in states from coast to coast and border to border, supporting high school and college marching bands, drum corps, and more.

  • 12. IntelinAir, Inc
    Al Eisaian (1987)

    Intelinair, Inc. provides automated agronomic insights to farmers to make improved management decisions wherever they may go. By modeling crop performance and identifying emerging problems, Intelinair's flagship product, AgMRI®, aggregates and analyzes data, delivering actionable Smart Alerts on specific areas of fields. Through proactive alerts via push notifications, farmers gain insights needed to intervene, rescue yield, capture learnings for next season, and identify conservation opportunities.

  • 13. First United Bank and Trust
    Greg Massey (1987)

    First United is a purpose-based community bank organization that inspires and empowers others to spend life wisely. First United’s strategy consists of creating a phenomenal customer and employee experience by empowering our people to SERVE. The integration of each business unit has allowed First United to grow into a $12 billion financial services organization operating in 63 communities throughout Oklahoma and Texas.

  • 14. Community Escrow & Title Company
    John W. Bartley (1992)
    Kathleen Bays (2001)

    Community Escrow was established in 1990, in Lawton, Oklahoma, as a two-person escrow service firm. Our Stillwater office opened in 1999. We maintained growth in both markets through the cyclical nature of the real estate market until 2015, when we decided to close our Lawton operations. This allowed us to focus on the growth in Stillwater and North Central Oklahoma by expanding our services in 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanged, real estate development, and the merger acquisitions market.

  • 15. Hartman Wanzor
    Nick Wanzor (2005)

    Hartman Wanzor, LLP is a boutique public accounting firm located in Fort Worth, Texas. We serve businesses and their owners in the areas of tax compliance and planning, business planning and consulting, and outsourced business accounting and administration services.

  • 16. Claims Management Resources
    John Fudge (1980)

    Claims Management Resources (CMR) adjusts and recovers property damage claims for governmental agencies and self-insured organizations in the utility industry. Over the past 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. They identify, invoice, and recover more claims than customers typically produce in-house. CMR’s culture encourages healthy competition, and its contingent-based cost structure creates a contractual alignment with customers. CMR processes nearly 70,000 claims annually and is 100% focused on invoicing and recovering property damage claims for customers.

  • 17. 46 Labs
    Daniel Howard (1991)

    46 Labs strives to be the leader in "Orchestrating the World’s Connectivity." Launched in 2013, 46 Labs was an early entrant into the SaaS market. Over the next 3 years, with our private cloud offering, 46 Labs was established as a dominant player in the domestic wholesale telecom market. In 2016, we acquired SwitchRay, Inc. doubling our worldwide footprint. After a fundraising round in 2019, we launched our enterprise initiative, modifying our systems to support connectivity for SMBs.

  • 18. Zeeco
    Darton Zink (1994)

    Headquartered in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Zeeco, Inc. is the global leader in advanced combustion and environmental systems. For 40 years, Zeeco has engineered and manufactured ultra-low NOx burners, gas and liquid flaring systems, thermal oxidizers, equipment rentals, and parts and service. With thousands of installations worldwide, Zeeco has successfully executed more than 35,000 projects in more than 100 countries and offers aftermarket products for Zeeco equipment and other manufacturers.

  • 19. Payer Compass (Voltaire Health, LLC)
    Greg Everett (1989)

    Voltaire Health, LLC, dba, Payer Compass, is a privately held company, formed in April of 2013. Payer Compass provides the health plan market with a unique technology solution, Visium™, that encompasses claim pricing and editing, contract management, modeling and analytics, and auditing and reporting. Payer Compass has grown to over 100 employees and serves over 2,600 employers and 150 health plan clients from its Plano, Texas offices.

  • 20. ISN
    Joe Eastin (1992)
    Brian Callahan (1994)

    ISNetworld is an online contractor and supplier management platform of data-driven products and services that help manage risk, support sustainability, and strengthen relationships. It helps reduce unnecessary duplication associated with traditional qualification processes.

  • 21. Southwood Landscape & Garden Center, Inc.
    Joseph R. Schulte (1973)

    Southwood Landscape & Garden Center was opened in the fall of 1982, originally as a landscape design firm, by Oklahoma State University graduate Joe Schulte and his wife Ginny Schulte. Today, Southwood's expansive south Tulsa operation consists of a large retail garden center, landscape design and installation services, and a plant production facility where a significant portion of the retail product is grown. The company is still owned and managed by the Schulte family, with over 100 employees.

  • 22. Stillwater Medical
    Denise Webber (1999)

    Stillwater Medical is a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital Integrated Health System serving North Central Oklahomans. Our team is committed to excellence as we strive to be the best place to work, the best place for physicians to practice medicine making it the best place ultimately for our patients to receive care.

  • 23. Century Martial Arts
    Michael Dillard (1973)

    Founding Century in 1976, L. Michael Dillard made simple yet innovative changes that revolutionized the martial art uniform industry. Since that time, Century has become the world's largest distributor of martial arts products. In addition, Century is a driving force in home fitness, bags, and training equipment. Today, Century employs over 300 people at their Oklahoma City location. Since its inception, Century has been committed to providing superior products.

  • 24. Furniture Showcase
    Robyn Davies (2000)
    Randy Johnson (2008)

    Furniture Showcase is a family-owned and operated furniture store located in downtown Stillwater, Oklahoma in the historic Leachman Theater building. We do our best to make shopping for furniture fun and easy. We have our area's best selection of mattresses, furniture, and home accessories, and we offer design services.

  • 25. Pie Junkie
    Leslie DeAnn Coale-Mossman (1999)

    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.

  • 26. Bridgecreek Investment Management
    Chuck Fuller (1985)

    Chuck Fuller and Brian Carney recognized the need for a firm with a personal touch. So, in 2004, they founded Bridgecreek Investment Management with two goals in mind—to provide outstanding portfolio performance and an unparalleled level of client interaction and service. Our mission is to construct and rebalance your portfolio to create the greatest possible, risk-adjust returns.

  • 27. Tulsa Pier Drilling
    Cara Ailene Cowan Watts (1997)

    Tulsa Pier Drilling (TPD) was created in 1998 by Doug Watts, a Wyandotte citizen, who continues as President and co-owner, today. In 2016, Doug handed over the day-to-day operations of the company to CEO and Principal Owner, Cara Cowan Watts, Ph.D., who is a Cherokee Nation citizen with degrees and experience in a wide range of engineering disciplines from Oklahoma State University. TPD is 100% Native American-owned and operated and 51% Native American woman-owned and operated. TPD travels throughout the continental United States providing deep foundation construction solutions.

  • 28. Tri-8, Inc.
    Dan Yost (2000)

    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.

  • 29. Retirement Investment Advisors, Inc.
    Mr. Randy Thurman (1981)

    Founded in 1990, Retirement Investment Advisors, Inc. is the company that people think about when they think about retirement. A fee-only fiduciary, Retirement Investment Advisors, Inc. puts their clients' needs first. All advisors are Certified Financial Professionals (CFP) which is the formal recognition of expertise in the areas of financial planning, taxes, insurance, estate planning, and retirement. We help clients have a worry-free retirement.

  • 30. MWI Animal Health, an AmerisourceBergen Company 
    Mark J. Shaw (1997) 

    MWI Animal Health is the leading global distributor of animal health products and value-added solutions selling more than 50,000 pharmaceutical products and advanced technology solutions to companion animal and mixed animal veterinarians, livestock producers, and agricultural retailers. MWI is a division of AmerisourceBergen, a purpose-driven, Fortune 8, human health pharmaceutical distributor.

  • 31. The Beckman Company
    Will Beckman (1975)
    Martin Beckman (1980)
    Tom Beckman (1984)

    Bill Beckman started in the insurance industry in 1960 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The Beckman Company has since expanded its operations statewide with offices in Muskogee and Oklahoma City specializing in all forms of commercial insurance and insure billions in property values and workers compensation payroll. The Beckman Company is one of the largest family-owned insurance agencies in the State of Oklahoma. Martin, Will, and Tom Beckman, each OSU graduates, own and operate the business.

  • 32. Neely Insurance & Financial Services
    Ryan Neely (2002)

    Neely Insurance & Financial Services, Inc was formed in 2004 by Ryan Neely. Offering investments and financial planning for individuals and businesses. In 2008, Neely Financial joined Neely Insurance Agency (est. 1951) to market as Neely Insurance & Financial Services and now offers all lines of property and casualty insurances as well as group medical. With the combined services they have found success in helping closely held businesses with all lines of insurance and benefits for owners and employees.

  • 33. HostBridge Technology
    Russ Teubner (1978)
    Scott Glenn (1999)

    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.

  • 34. Lambert Construction Company
    Mark William Lambert (1986)

    Lambert Construction Company was founded by Clarence William Lambert in 1939. Initially, the company specialized in tiling and residential masonry work but quickly developed into a full-service general contracting firm. In 1968, David Lambert took the helm as the 2nd generation leadership, and over a span of 35+ years, David expanded the company's footprint. In 2005, Mark Lambert purchased a controlling interest of the company and successfully expanded the scope of services to include large commercial projects. In the last 15 years, Lambert Construction Company has successfully constructed many of the larger, most notable, commercial projects in Central Oklahoma.

  • 35. Norconsult Telematics Ltd.
    Gaute Vik (1984)

    Narconsult Telematics Ltd (NT) is an independent services company operating primarily within telecommunications. NT has provided compiled multi-disciplinary international projects in design, project management, technology, and business consulting in over 30 countries around the world. Our goal is to help customers identify, qualify and realize the best of their opportunities by leveraging our combined technical knowledge, project management skills, and business insight.

  • 36. Johnston Seed Co.
    Joseph L. Meibergen III (2004)

    In 1893, Willis B. Johnston began selling seeds, feeds, and coal to early-day Oklahoma Territory settlers. What evolved was Johnston Seed Company, and today, we supply professionals and residential customers with the highest quality, most in demand agriculture seeds and products.

  • 37. Educational Development Corporation
    Randall Wayne White (1963)
    Craig White (1994)

    EDC has become internationally recognized in children’s publishing. While selling children’s books is our only line of business, we sell them through two business segments. Usborne Books & More (UBAM) is our home business division that sells direct to consumers through Independent Consultants. Our retail division markets books to bookstores, toy stores, specialty stores, and museums throughout the country.

  • 38. Scott Realty Company 
    Jeff Scott (1974)

    Scott Realty Company is a commercial real estate firm, formed in 1988, and active in Tulsa and the surrounding communities. The company's primary focus has been on brokerage and personal real estate investment. I have sold more than $400 million in commercial real estate transactions, representing both buyers and sellers. Since 2011, I have been actively involved in the investment and redevelopment of retail buildings in downtown Tulsa.

  • 39. SNB Bank, NA
    L. Clay Stuart (2000)

    Founded as a state-chartered bank in 1909, The Shattuck National Bank launched as a nationally chartered bank in 1911. Now, SNB Bank, NA is proud to serve its customers in northwestern Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle, as well as our customers from coast to coast. SNB currently has physical branches in Shattuck, Oklahoma, and Booker, Texas.

  • 40. Alert Rental Software 
    Kara Longmire (1996)

    Alert Rental Software, one of Colorado’s Top 100 woman-owned businesses, focuses 100% of our efforts on empowering rental businesses with technology. Alert’s rental software application enables general tool and event rental companies to flawlessly track their inventory, handle billing and collections, dispatch deliveries and pickups, write rental contracts, and manage the complete rental cycle. Alert’s active User Group uniquely and directly impacts their software.

  • 41. InterWorks
    Behfar Jahanshahi (1998)

    Founded in Stillwater, InterWorks is a people-driven tech consultancy with a global reach. What started as a one-person IT networking shop has since grown into a multi-national team of over 240 IT and data consultants. Today, InterWorks serves local businesses and Fortune 100 companies alike across virtually every industry. Built on the idea of doing the best work for the best clients with the best people, our ultimate goal is to empower others with technology – all while having fun.

  • 42. Swallowing & Neurological Rehabilitation
    Tiffany Sybille Turner (2010)
    Eric Turner (2009)

    SNR is a regional swallowing and voice center, providing state-of-the-art diagnostics and highly specialized adult speech pathology treatment services for Oklahoma and surrounding states. In addition to clinical services, SNR provides treatment resources, training materials, and continuing education courses for other speech pathologists which have been utilized by thousands of clinicians worldwide.

  • 43. Farm Data Services
    Clay Burtrum (1995)

    Farm Data Services, INC. has provided agricultural services since 1982. We are an agricultural management accounting & consulting firm located in Stillwater, Oklahoma. We specialize in agricultural management accounting for farms, ranches, and small businesses. We also have an in-house crop insurance agent for your crop and livestock insurance needs. Our client's span across five states including Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. Many have been with us for over 35 years and we are now working with second and third generations.

  • 44. Sweet Turns LLC
    Connie Hull Boone (1988)
    Dr. Bryan Boone (1988)

    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 the products that would meet her needs. Today, the Sweet Turns Collection, based in Lexington, Kentucky, 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.

  • 45. Sidwell Insurance Agency
    Brenda Kathryn Sidwell (1971)

    Brenda Sidwell is the Founder and President of Sidwell Insurance Agency with offices in Goltry and Piedmont, Oklahoma. Since 1980, she has been providing a broad range of crop insurance and related products to individuals and businesses across Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. In 2014, Sidwell Insurance was named “Agency of the Year.” Just recently, Brenda was announced as one of the OSU Champions of Agriculture because of her involvement with OSU agriculture projects and state-wide agriculture programs. Brenda, along with her daughter and now fellow agent Bambi, are strong believers in providing solutions for every customer’s need and in keeping you well-informed amidst constant change in the industry. 

  • 46. BealsCunningham Strategic Services (BCSS)
    Nick Cunningham (1991)
    Mike Cunningham (1987)

    Oklahoma City-based BealsCunningham Strategic Services (BCSS) is one of Oklahoma’s largest and fastest-growing ad agencies. The company is comprised of an energetic, experienced staff of 38 professionals. With clients in 24 states, BCSS has gained a reputation in three focus industries for producing standout creative, account service, and strategic direction that develops strong, sustainable brands. BCSS is a proud member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A's).

  • 47. River Ranch Capital, LLC
    James Murray Morris II (1973)

    River Ranch Capital is an LLC owned by James M. Morris II. The company owns River Ranch Resources, an oil and gas company, Lazy K Cattle Company, and Villagio Senior living. Our cattle operation is in southeast Kansas, the oil and gas business is located in South Central Oklahoma and the senior housing business is located in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado.

  • 48. Wedgewood
    Gregory Louis Geiser (1980)

    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, non-performing loans, property management, private lending, brokerage, and escrow.

  • 49. CrossCom National
    Dr. Greg Miller (2015)

    CrossCom delivers comprehensive end-user services and solutions for geographically dispersed enterprises in the retail, automotive, grocery, hospitality, and restaurant industry segments. Our internally managed offerings are tightly integrated, operationally and systemically, to provide a unique governance-based outsourced service offering.

  • 50. Bedlam Law
    John Albert Alberts (1987)

    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, services all of Oklahoma with their unique brand of law.

  • 51. OnCue
    Jim Griffith (1975)

    Stillwater-based OnCue is a growing innovator in the Oklahoma and Texas convenience store market. Founded in 1966, OnCue has expanded to more than 75 locations and employs over 1,400. Named a Top Workplace by The Oklahoman four times, OnCue is known for its outstanding employees and company culture.

  • 52. Webco Industries
    Dave Boyer (1984)
    Randy Watson (1989)

    Webco’s mission is to continuously build on our strengths as we create a vibrant company for the ages. Founded in 1969, the company supplies products to the oil & gas, automotive, consumer appliance, and many other industrial industries. We provide high-quality carbon steel, stainless steel, and other metal specialty tubing products. We have five-tube production facilities and eight value-added facilities in Oklahoma, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas, serving customers globally.

  • 53. Radley + Co Ltd
    Justin Paul David Stead (1992)

    Radley is a London-based, British accessories brand founded in 1998, which designs and manufactures women's accessories and footwear for UK and international markets and has expanded globally over recent years with a Dallas-based office for the U.S. arm of the business. Radley's spirit of playful creativity has remained at the heart of the design process ever since, represented by the iconic Scottie dog logo.

  • 54. Oculoplastic Surgeons of Oklahoma
    Dr. Erin Holloman Scott (1996)

    Oculoplastic Surgeons of Oklahoma is the premier group of physicians providing exceptional patient care in reconstructive eyelid and facial plastic surgery in the area. Our surgeons repair degenerative, traumatic, and cancerous conditions surrounding the eye and face. Dr. Erin Holloman Scott, an OSU ‘96 Physiology graduate, returned to her home state in 2004 to begin her career caring for patients at OSO.

  • 55. Video Game Technologies (VGT)
    James Colbert Starr (1986)

    VGT is the leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of Class II (Native American bingo-based gaming) casino games in North America. With over 25,000 terminals in more than 195 locations across the U.S., VGT offers exceptional customer service and some of the highest uptimes in the industry.

  • 56. Direct Kicks 
    Louis Lacarbonara (2015)

    Located in Mamaroneck, New York, just outside New York City, Direct Kicks is a premier sneaker boutique specializing in the buying, selling, and trading of high-end and exclusive footwear, such as Air Jordans, Yeezys, and Nikes. Starting in the dorm rooms of Oklahoma State in 2013, Direct Kicks has established itself as one of the top sneaker boutiques in the country and the best sneaker store in all of Westchester County!

  • 57. Whisper Intimate Apparel
    Melissa Kay Wiles (2009)

    Whisper Intimate Apparel is a specialty bra fit store that carries over 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: create a bra fitting experience where women of every age, shape, and size could be properly fitted in a safe, comfortable environment. Our motto: "Beauty is not made here, it's rediscovered."

  • 58. Mount Joy Wire Corporation
    Tom R. Duff (1978)
    Rick Krieger (1981)

    Founded in 1991, Mount Joy Wire Corporation has become a trusted leader in manufacturing specialty carbon steel wire for a wide variety of applications, including aerospace, automotive, architectural, construction, marine, and oil and gas. When you consider the many diverse and significant industries that we serve, you can see why we say, "you are never far from our wire." All of our core products are made at our location in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.

  • 59. Twin Eagle
    Griff Jones (1991)
    Chuck Watson (1972)
    Jeremy Davis (1996)

    Founded in 2010, Twin Eagle is a leading natural gas marketer and operator of logistics assets. We are a recognized leader in providing customized energy products and services to our customers across the U.S. and Canada. Twin Eagle’s wholesale marketing operations, headquartered in Houston, Texas, combine physical market and logistics expertise with a focus on creating value for our customers.

  • 60. Performance Product Technologies 
    Andy Logan (1991)

    This business developed an e-commerce platform that sells approximately 400k product SKU's to both retail and B2B customers. Approximately 40% of the gross revenue is made up from internationally exported sales. We’ve served for multiple years on the eBay/PayPal small business advisory council representing Oklahoma-based online businesses. We serve on the OSU I.A.B. for the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, and OSU engineering students consistently makeup 25% of our staff.

  • 61. Science Museum Oklahoma
    Sherry Lynn Marshall (1992)

    As Oklahoma’s only hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math museum and one of the largest science museums in the nation, Science Museum Oklahoma (SMO) enriches people’s lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science. With over 60 years of experience, SMO has a proven history of creating dynamic educational opportunities. Through interactive exhibits, innovative programs, unique astronomy shows, and inclusive community events, SMO nurtures an environment for exploration, curiosity, and discovery without boundaries.

  • 62. Red Bluff Resources
    Timothy Kirk Haddican (1985)

    Timothy Kirk Haddican started the company with a $300 million private equity commitment in August of 2015. The company is headquartered in Oklahoma City and currently operates ~100,000 net acres in the STACK, SCOOP, and Merge plays in Oklahoma. Acreage position assembled through five significant acquisitions including ~190 operated wells. Drilled and completed more than 60 horizontal wells across four counties. Grew production from 2,500 boe/d to ~10,000 boe/d in two years. The company currently operates ~250 wells and has interests in ~1,200 non-operated wells. Currently have 42 company employees working in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Kingfisher, Oklahoma.

  • 63. Thermal Specialties, LLC
    Mitch Myers (1995)

    In 1981, Thermal Specialties, Inc. (TSI) was founded by Robert (Bob) & Paula Caffey. The company was founded providing refractory services to various industrial processing facilities in the region. Over time, the Caffey’s expanded the business's capabilities by fabricating furnaces, supplying industrial insulation installation and related materials, and providing heat treating services.

  • 64. AcrobatAnt
    David Downing (1980)

    Beyond traditional advertising, we consider all possibilities to activate our clients' brands and create compelling and impactful communication solutions. With the clients' goals in mind, we start at the problem to solve, not at the creative idea to sell. Our team of creative thinkers and strategists develop brands and create marketing plans that may include anything from traditional, digital, and social media to video, email, and environmental design.

  • 65. Air Hygiene
    Quinn Austin Biermann (1992)

    Air Hygiene is a professional services firm headquartered in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma with field offices located across the U.S. Air Hygiene specializes in emission testing services for a variety of industries including power plants, gas/oil fired turbines and engines, data center's emergency power generation, refineries, printers, glass plants, chemical plants, various manufacturers and related industries. Air Hygiene is proud have many Oklahoma State graduates on staff and serving in Director positions.  Air Hygiene also promotes the hiring of OSU graduates through our summer internship program with the OSU College of Engineering, Architecture, & Technology.

  • 66. SageRider, Inc. 
    Stan Wall (1984)
    Craig Smith (1984)

    Founded in June 2008 by Stan Wall, OSU class of 1984, and David Henderson, SageRider, Inc., is an oil and gas service company working across the world. SageRider provides wellbore investigation using proprietary external casing pressure/temperature sensors. Since the beginning, SageRider has focused on new technology lines and ever-evolving ways to help its customers maximize production.

  • 67. Big Elk Energy Systems
    Geoff Hager (2002)

    Big Elk is a large-scale industrial manufacturing company focused primarily on the energy sector. With installations in multiple countries, the company has grown quickly over its short life and was recognized in 2018 by Inc. Magazine as the fastest-growing manufacturer in America. The company was named after founder Geoff Hager’s third great grandfather, an Osage chief born in 1852 named Opahtunkah, translated “Big Elk.”

  • 68. Pipeline Equipment, Inc
    Jack Lollis (1971) 

    Pipeline Equipment, Inc. (“PEI”), a premier fabricator of pipeline products for the energy industry, has a long history of excellence. In 1995, PEI was founded with two employees and two welding machines building launchers and receivers for local customers. Since then, PEI has experienced significant growth with four divisions (Fabrication, TwinLock Closure, Extrusion, and Coating), over 100,000 square feet of facilities, and servicing a diverse group of national and international customers.

  • 69. Pinots Palette
    Lisa Woodward Riley (1998)

    Pinot's Palette is an upscale paint and sip studio. We walk people step by step through a full canvas painting in 2 hours while listening to awesome music and sipping libations. We host team buildings, public classes, private parties, etc. We Paint. Drink. Have Fun! We love bringing positivity to our community!

  • 70. Sidwell Seed
    Brady J. Sidwell (2004)

    Sidwell Seed is a grower and distributor of Registered and Certified seed wheat from public and private institution genetic lines to supply farmers with the latest variety technology to fit the operation and climate of any type of operation. Sidwell Seed grows and distributes hard red, hard white, and soft wheat varieties, as well as barley and expanding in other areas as demand, is built for identity preserve.

  • 71. Sidwell Farms 
    Brady J. Sidwell (2004)
    Bambi Sidwell-Waters (2003)

    Sidwell Farms is a diversified grain and cattle family farming operation located in Goltry, Oklahoma. We recently launched our retail beef brand and are the sole supplier to Enid Brewing Company of local, pasture-raised, grain-fed beef. In 2021, we started supplying Jones Assembly in OKC and are expanding our supply to top-end restaurants throughout the state. We are also available at Jumbo's grocery store in Enid and pursuing other retail channels. We have an Airbnb for people wanting a farm stay.

  • 72. Little River Energy
    Steve Crowder (1976)

    Founded in 1979 as a privately-owned company, Little River Energy grew rapidly in the 1980s with operational offices located in Drumright and technical offices in Tulsa. LRE ultimately managed several hundred wells located in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and West Virginia. More recently, LRE has focused its efforts in NE Oklahoma. LRE continues to creatively extend the life of mature Oklahoma oil fields with a conservative highly experienced staff of Oklahoma professionals.

  • 73. Schrader + Wellings Real Estate & Auction Company
    C. Brent Wellings (2009)

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

  • 74. Sawyer Manufacturing and Fabrication 
    Dave Hembree (1993)
    Scott Persson (1996)

    Sawyer Mfg Company is a global provider of pipeline and welding equipment and fabricated weldments. We are one of the largest manufacturers of pipeline and welding equipment in the world with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sawyer Fabrication is a full-service ASME code welding facility focusing on heavy structures, vessels, tanks, piping, and other custom fabricated equipment that is exported worldwide. Our company was established in 1948 and has 73 years of manufacturing experience and expertise.

  • 75. Harrison & Mecklenburg, Inc.
    Randy Dean Mecklenburg (1973)
    Ralph Harrison (1972)

    The law firm of Harrison & Mecklenburg, Inc. was formed in 1986 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma by Ralph Harrison and Randy Mecklenburg, and provides services in the areas of real estate, oil and gas, probate and trust administration, civil litigation, estate, and income tax planning, and others. Harrison & Mecklenburg, Inc. is known for providing top-notch legal services in a timely and cost-effective manner and has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest possible rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. Bolstered by seven awesome support personnel, Harrison & Mecklenburg, Inc. has grown to have eight attorneys who have received numerous awards and accolades.

  • 76. Lee Capital Builders 
    K. John Lee (1985)

    Lee Capital Builders, Inc. is a Santa Monica, California-based company that specializes in residential construction using sustainable building practices. In 2006, Lee Capital Builders was among the first generation of home-builders in Los Angeles County when it was chosen by the U.S. Green Building Council to participate in the pilot program for the LEED for Homes certification. In addition to specializing in sustainable building practices, Lee Capital Builders also performs restores and rehab historical residential structures in Southern California.

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