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Forty Under 40
Published March 23, 2009
Forty Under 40 turns 10 this year. Kind of hard to believe, actually. Doesn’t seem like that long ago when we were touting the exploits and successes of such young industry up-and-comers as Jeff Price and Jeff Shell, Tony George and George Pyne, Dan Meis and Daniel Snyder.
They were the young guys then, the ones to keep an eye on, just like this year’s class represents the same for today.
It’s been an interesting 10 years, to say the least. We’ve had thirds and fourths, brothers and sisters, people whose names you knew well and maybe some who were complete unknowns. Sons and daughters of the industry’s elite mixed with entrepreneurs who started with an idea in the basement.
From team owners to tech guys, architects to agents, marketers to moguls, our list has been a microcosm of the industry’s last decade. And this year’s list of winners is no different, 40 executives who represent the best and brightest that our industry has to offer under the age of 40. Marketers like Robert Birge and Steve Battista, media game-changers like Dana Zimmer and David Berson, Jerry Jones Jr. and Shawn Sullivan on the team side, Ryan Steelberg and Greg Genske cutting their own path.
Oh, we’re not going to blow horns that our list turns 10 this year. Instead, the special attention should be reserved for the thinkers and dealmakers who make up Forty Under 40.