Imlay Leadership Award

The Imlay Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates individuals that have shown exceptional leadership on behalf of the Georgia high-tech community.

It is named in honor of the late John Imlay, Jr., chairman of Imlay Investments, who is credited with helping create two of Atlanta’s biggest tech industries – software and Internet security. 

The 2018 Imlay Leadership Award honored entrepreneur Tripp Rackley, a true visionary. Over the past 20 years, he has founded and scaled multiple businesses spanning a variety of unique industries including financial services, payments, sports and entertainment, as well as automotive. Rackley’s technology has been implemented by thousands of partners and used by millions of consumers nationwide.

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2018 Imlay Award Fireside Chat

2018 John Imlay Leadership Award recipient - Tripp Rackley

Past recipients of the John Imlay Leadership Award include

  • Chris Klaus, founder and former CTO of Internet Security Systems and CEO of Kaneva
  • Michael R. Cote, president and CEO of SecureWorks
  • David Cummings, co-founder of Pardot and founder of Atlanta Tech Village
  • Bill Nussey, former chairman and CEO of Silverpop
  • Alan Dabbiere, founder of Manhattan Associates and former chairman of AirWatch
  • Charlie Moseley, founder of Noro-Moseley Partners
  • Tom Noonan, co-founder of JouleX, Endgame and TechOperators and former chairman and CEO of Internet Security Systems
  • Sig Mosley, managing partner of Mosley Ventures and former president of Imlay Investments

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