Denise Gredler

Denise Gredler is the Founder and CEO of BestCompaniesAZ, LLC, an organizational consulting and employer branding firm dedicated to identifying, developing and promoting great workplaces in the United States, and in Arizona.

Founded in 2002, BestCompaniesAZ provides services for present and future award winning organizations, including employee opinion surveys, best practice benchmarking, national and local award consultation and submission, culture development, employment branding, recruitment marketing and promotional services.

Prior to starting her own consulting firm, Denise served as vice president with the human resources department of FINOVA Capital Corporation (formerly Greyhound Financial Corporation). During her long tenure at FINOVA, she was instrumental in building a centralized human resource department for what was then a small subsidiary with approximately 150 employees, into a decentralized human resources department for a public company with more than 1,500 employees nationwide.

Today Denise is most proud of the fact that she is the founding business partner of the Best Places to Work in the Valley from 2003-2009 (published by The Phoenix Business Journal), founding partner of the Arizona Most Admired Companies Program (published by Arizona Business Magazine 2010-2019), consulting partner for the Careerbuilder/azcentral.com Top Companies to Work for in Arizona Program (2013-2019), founder of the BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event and Diversity Event (15-19), and creator of two regional employer branding platforms – BestCompaniesAZ.com and BestCompaniesTexas.

Denise has guided many local and national employers to top companies status on state award lists and national awards such as Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work for in Arizona, Modern Healthcare’s 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare, azcentral’s Top Companies to Work for in Arizona, Arizona’s Most Influential Women, AZ Business Angels, to name a few.

Denise has appeared in Business Week Magazine, the Arizona Republic, AZ Business Magazine, and the Phoenix Business Journal. In 2017, Denise was named as one of the “Most Influential Women in Arizona”.

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