Blog | 05.11.2023

Jim Sullivan and NWN Carousel Shine at Boston Magazine’s Most Influential Bostonians Event

NWN Carousel CEO Jim Sullivan was honored among 150 of Boston’s top leaders and influencers who gathered at the Back Bay’s private social club, the ‘Quin House on Tuesday May 2, 2023 to celebrate the coveted Boston Magazine list of the Most Influential Bostonians featured in the May issue.

Mary and Jim Sullivan, CEO, NWN Carousel honored as one of Boston Magazine’s 150 Most Influential Bostonians for leading the charge for hybrid work for 5,000 organizations across the country.

The red carpet event was hosted by Boston Magazine and ‘Quin House and sponsored by NWN Carousel, Suffolk Construction and United South End Settlements. ‘Quin House Co-founder Sandra Edgerley was one of this year’s honorees along with NBC10 Anchor Latoya Edwards, who emceed a speaking program with remarks by Boston Magazine Editor Chris Vogel, NWN Carousel Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Gilman and Boston Foundation President and CEO Lee Pelton. 

Jim Sullivan was recognized by Boston Magazine as an innovative leader in hybrid work technology, which has been adopted by companies across the Commonwealth and throughout the United States and the world.  

¨Enjoy working from your couch? You may have (Jim) Sullivan to thank for that,” Boston Magazine editor Chris Vogel says.  “His Boston-based cloud communications service provider currently powers hybrid work for more than 5,000 organizations and counting in North America, with $1 billion-plus in sales. He’s also leading a company that makes its own employees happy: NWN Carousel was recognized by Comparably as a “Best Place to Work” in 2022.”

Sullivan joins major business and political leaders such as Governor Maura Healey, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, and Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish on this year’s list, which Boston Magazine says reflects “the more-diffuse nature of power across the city.”

“I am both honored and humbled to receive this recognition and I do so on behalf of my entire company,” Sullivan says. “NWN Carousel is committed to providing technology that allows companies to work smarter and more efficiently from anywhere and we remain true to our values of creating a positive work environment for our employees while also giving back to charitable organizations both here in Massachusetts and around the country. 

“We expanded from 100 to 150 to reflect a more diffuse and inclusive group of leaders sharing the responsibility of making our city the best place to live and work,” Vogel added.  

Leaders across multiple industries, state and city government, media and more were also in attendance to celebrate their recognition on the list. Among those in attendance were Senator Lydia Edwards, Kimberly Budd, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Segun Idowu, Chief of Economic Opportunity and Inclusion for the City of Boston, Marty Meehan, President of the University of Massachusetts. Other notable guests included Deborah Jackson, Peter Palandjian, Lisa Wieland, Nick Varano, Ernie Boch Jr., Herb Chambers, George Regan and many others.