Virsys12 & Tammy Hawes Named 2015 NEXT Award Finalists

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center have jointly recognized technology consultancy Virsys12, Tennessee’s largest Salesforce Consulting Partner, as a 2015 NEXT Award Finalist in the Technology Growth category. The firm was a 2013 NEXT Award Winner for Technology Start-Up and a 2014 Finalist for Technology Growth. For the second year, Virsys12 CEO and Founder Tammy Hawes is a Finalist for the “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award.

“We can’t begin to say how much we are honored by the continued support from the Nashville Chamber and the Entrepreneur Center,” says CEO Tammy Hawes. “We are privileged to be in the company of amazing fellow nominees, and it reinforces our belief that Nashville is the greatest city ever to build a business.”

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center will jointly present these awards to recognize the accomplishments of companies and individual entrepreneurs in five areas of business especially important to the Nashville economy: health care; technology; digital media and entertainment; social enterprise and sustainability; and products and services. Individual awards will also be given for Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Virsys12 continues to build staff as the demand for its Salesforce Silver Certified Consulting Partner services grows, today announcing the addition of Allyson Clark as Team Lead, Client Services. Clark was most recently Senior Manager of Sales Operations for The SAVO Group, a sales enablement company based in Chicago, where she was responsible for day-to-day administration, configuration and enhancements to, as well as marketing automation and other systems.

“They (Virsys12) are so impressive and enthusiastic—it’s contagious,” Clark remarks about why she made the move to Virsys12. “I have a passion for supporting the operations necessary for businesses to thrive and since Virsys12 focuses on Salesforce, I know we’re offering clients the most powerful platform available for their growth.”

Virsys12 commitment to highly skilled consultants is reflected in the addition of two new certifications this month, both achieved by Doug Ayers, Senior Developer Solution Architecture.

“When I saw the newly offered Certified Salesforce Platform App Builder and the Certified Salesforce Platform Developer I credentials, I jumped at the opportunity to be one of the first to secure them,” says Ayers. “I love being a part of keeping Virsys12 on the front edge of meeting client needs.”

Virsys12 was recently named a Best Place to Work 2015 and was a recipient of the 2015 Best in Business Awardby the Nashville Business Journal.

“One of the greatest responsibilities our management team has is to maintain our culture as the team grows,” comments Hawes. “Virsys12 is built on its core values, maintaining an atmosphere of collaboration, passion, authenticity, generosity and transformation. As always, we encourage candidates who feel they’re a good fit for our culture to contact careers[at]virys12[dot]com.”

 About Virsys12

Virsys12 is Tennessee’s largest certified Salesforce Consulting Partner. We are focused on healthcare and serve clients nationwide. Our award-winning team maintains top customer satisfaction ratings and excels in lean business process…guaranteed. Virsys12 is the choice for any customer-centric business using cloud data to improve quality, speed, security and ROI. Visit:

About The NEXT Awards

The 2015 NEXT Awards are a joint program of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Entrepreneur Center. The presenting sponsor is Lipscomb University College of Business. Additional sponsors are Bandit Lites, Google, KraftCPAs, EO Nashville, Southwest, Blackstone, Atiba and TN Media. For more information, visit