On November 18th, DialSource CEO Joshua Tillman received the Sacramento Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” award, given annually to forty young leaders in the area in recognition of professional accomplishment and community involvement. The annual event was held at Track 7 Brewing Co., a local favorite due to their various IPA and Ale offerings.
Tillman, 34, was selected to the “40 Under 40” due in part to his success with DialSource, a company he co-founded in 2005 as an undergraduate student at UC Davis. Since then, DialSource has become a global leader in cloud telephony and sales acceleration with its effective power dialer, efficient sales automation, and powerful telemarketing software. Describing himself as “Sacramento Proud through and through,” Tillman is dedicated to the community of the area, even creating the first sanctioned Ph.D internship program with UC Davis, through which the company has hired more than 30 interns for various positions within DialSource.
The winners of this year’s “40 Under 40” comprise a diverse group of leaders working in a range of industries including government, education, healthcare, finance, engineering and technology. Beth Davis, the print and special sections editor for the Sacramento Business Journal, wrote in the foreword of the “40 Under 40” publication that while each of these entrepreneurs is unique in their work, they are united in their dedication to the community.
“An entrepreneurial spirit runs deep in these ‘40 Under 40,’ who have started everything from software companies and law firms to nonprofits that provide shoes for the homeless and a safe haven for victims of domestic violence,” Davis said. “ … But all of them are passionate about what they do and who they do it for. And whether they are native Sacramentans or have been here only a short time, the ‘40 Under 40’ are all determined to create a better product or provide a better service to enhance the community.”