Capterra's Michael Ortner Named to DC Area's Smart100

CEO recognized for Strategic Vision

Media Contact:
Besa Pinchotti, Capterra Inc.
Phone: 703-994-4151

Arlington, VA — Capterra announced today that CEO, Michael Ortner, is one of Washington SmartCEO magazine's Smart100. An independent selection committee chose this exclusive group of CEOs based on their Leadership, Strategic Vision and Character. Ortner hopes this honor will bring more eyes on Capterra, a website that helps businesses find the best software solutions for their needs.

"Capterra has helped millions of companies find just the right software for their needs and thousands of software vendors to reach these customers. I'm proud to be recognized, but everyone knows that building a great company is a team effort. I love coming to work every day because I truly believe in our mission and I really enjoy working with my team. Work is supposed to be fun and I think it is at Capterra."

A former technology consultant, Ortner founded Capterra in 1999 after experiencing the difficulty in finding and implementing software and realizing the problems software companies have marketing their products.

Ortner and the other Smart100 honorees will serve as a source of inspiration and education for the 34,000 business owners in Baltimore and Washington that read SmartCEO. Smart100 companies represent a variety of industries including government contracting, information technology and financial services. The average Smart100 company employs between 10 and 100 employees and generates $10-$50 million in revenue.

"The Smart100 embodies 100 CEO's with incredible business minds who have successfully grown their companies to be the best in Washington," says Group Associate Publisher of SmartCEO, Jaime Park.

About Capterra:  Capterra is the leading online resource for business software buyers. Founded in 1999, Capterra features validated user reviews and independent research across hundreds of software categories. From Accounting to Yoga Studio Management, Capterra covers it all. Each month, Capterra helps more than three million buyers find the right software. Capterra is a Gartner company. For more information, visit