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Jaime Raul ZepedaEVP, Best Companies Group
Jaime serves as EVP of Best Companies Group and Color Magazine. Prior to BridgeTower, he served as Senior Vice President of Customer & People Success at HIVE Diversity, a virtual recruiting platform that connects companies with employees of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Before that, he was a Regional Leader of LinkedIn’s customer success team, helping to manage the company’s relationships with large global enterprises. He began his career in HR Tech at Great Place to Work, and served in several leadership roles, including Vice President of Partnership Programs.
Jaime earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree from St. Mary’s College of California, and his MBA from The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He lives with his wife and son in the Bay Area.
Daniel BloomVice President, Market Research
Daniel runs the research department for Best Companies Group and brings more than a quarter-century of research experience to the role. Prior to BCG, Daniel ran his own strategic consulting business and was previously SVP of Global Consumer and Small Business Research for Bank of America. He has also held research positions at Natural Marketing Institute and TNS, and his research has won numerous Ogilvy Awards from the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), including the 2010 Research Innovation award. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the UCV, and early in his career Daniel wrote a weekly column about the 1983 Venezuelan presidential election for the Caracas Daily Journal.
Ryan WilcoxDirector of Research Operations
Ryan is the Director of Research Operations for Best Companies Group (BCG) and its parent company, BridgeTower Media (BTM). Prior to joining BCG Ryan was working with Visual Infonomics Group, also a BTM property. There he was the project leader and chief strategist of Visual Infonomics Group, where he focused on distilling complex data and information to its most impactful components to tell compelling stories through data visualization. Ryan was also Creative Director at SC Biz News, also a BTM property, where he worked on publishing the results for the annual Best Place to Work in S.C. program for over a decade in SCBIZ Magazine. Ryan lives in Charleston, S.C. with his wife, son and two rambunctious dogs.
Jackie MillerSenior Program Manager
Jackie started her career at Best Companies Group (BCG) more than 13 years ago as a Program Coordinator and has played the lead role on several of our largest state and national programs. She earned a B.A. in Speech Communications from Messiah College and is based in Harrisburg, PA. Her favorite activities include any time spent outdoors, playing games, traveling, and quality time with friends and family, especially her many nephews! She also enjoys working with teenagers in her community in ministry-related settings.