Founder's Circle 2019

“The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.”

Founders’ Circle may not be perfect, but it is certainly an original.  This one-of-a-kind event brings together our key stakeholders every year for a 3-day event consisting of team building, strategic meetings, and social gatherings.  This year’s theme, “New Frontiers,” was inspired by the sense of grandeur and tradition that echoed off the marble floors and stained-glass skylights of this year’s venue, the historic Driskill Hotel.  A landmark in Downtown Austin dating back to the late 1800s, the Driskill reminds us of our core foundations in creativity, technological innovation, and product expertise. Rooted in these values, we have the tenacity to move forward into uncharted territory, pushing the boundaries of the 3 P’s of Promotion: our People, our Platform, and our Product.

Our schedule kicked off with a state-of-the-union from CEO Henrik and moved quickly into networking sessions with attending Suppliers. The afternoon led off with some trivia team-building and an educational panel focusing on our first P – People.  Some of the company’s top creative minds shared their experience and insight into how they bring innovative solutions and value to their clients, from one-off out-of-the-box custom projects to tried-and-true programs.

Networking and Trivia

More networking sessions and education followed on Day 2, including a presentation focusing on Product and Market Trends from SanMar’s Vicki Ostrom and a panel discussion focusing on how the Boundless Platform can be leveraged creatively in support of our clients and our business.

Not to be overlooked, the evening events were a vital component to building our supplier and internal relationships outside of a traditional meeting format.  From the opening reception at a rooftop hotspot to the closing Western-themed boot-scoot, we so enjoyed having rare face-time with our partners that we don’t get to see very often.

The highlight of our evening events, however, was the Awards Banquet.  Just yards away from the original office location where it all started, we were elated to present the Boundless version of a lifetime achievement award (the Green Jacket), to Andi Vopalensky Morales.  Andi started her partnership with Boundless as a corporate team member and has since grown into a creative powerhouse who excels in her field.  We are so honored to recognize her for embracing the Core Values and for contributing to the success of her peers.

Congratulations to Andi and all the award winners listed below for your achievements!

Awards

2019 AWARD WINNERS

SALES ACHIEVEMENT

Green Jacket, Lifetime Achievement Award – Andi Vopalensky Morales, Austin TX

Highest Sales Overall – Theresa Roberts, Phoenix AZ

Highest Sales Month – Theresa Roberts, Phoenix AZ

Highest Team Account Sales – Rita Hazen, Kim Esson, & Carrie Nolen (AHA Team)

Outstanding Performance – Charmaine Poteet, Fort Worth TX

PERSONA

The Rookie of the Year – Joe Holland, Austin TX

The Creative – Rixie McKool, Santa Fe NM

The Socialite – Nicole McNamee, Memphis TN

The Techie(s) – Ellen Allentoff & Leigh Lednicky (Team Panasonic)

The Trailblazer(s) – Brandee Scott & Jennifer Mora

The Fixer – Kim Esson, Dallas TX

TEAM ACHIEVEMENT : Boundless Development Team

Bob Nolen

Jason Nelson

Jaye Garcia-Glennie

Meg Ashby

Nancy Grimes

Robert Freeman

Robert Phillips

Varun Chodavarapu

Mark Lopez


CORE VALUES

Find a Better Way

Sales – Jackie Clements, Austin TX

Corporate – Mary Russell, Accounting

Supplier – Charity Gibson, Peerless

 Do the Right Thing

Sales – Kelly Klein, Phoenix AZ

Corporate – Rachael Wahlgreen, Operations

Supplier – PCNA Team, Polyconcept North America

Go Above & Beyond

Sales – Crissy Manwaring, Las Vegas NV

Corporate – River Garza, Sales Support

Supplier – Tanya McKinney & Pam Herron, SanMar

Embrace the Fun

Sales – Shane Maddox, San Francisco CA

Corporate – Jeffrey Michael, IT

Supplier – Alex Symms, Chameleon Like

Contribucate

Sales – Peter Weinstein, Los Angeles CA

Corporate – Tracy LaFountain, Accounting

Supplier – Nick LaTeur, AP Specialties


Cheers to another successful Founders’ Circle!  We are thankful for continued growth and partnership with our stakeholders, and we look forward to using learnings from the event to keep pushing Boundless to new frontiers!

Rachael Wahlgreen