Carol Curran is the founder and CEO of Phoenix Data Corporation, a woman-owned business developing innovative technology solutions for planning and optimization, training and workforce development, document management and electronic records, and program management. Carol’s history of growing successful, entrepreneurial businesses includes two prior technology companies, ETC and Curran Data Technologies. Realizing the potential for growth for female-owned technology firms, she founded Phoenix Data Corporation in 2001 and acquired key business certifications for access to opportunities. Certified as a woman-owned business (WBE), a small disadvantaged business (SDB), and 8(a), Phoenix has 83 employees at job sites in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Carol’s initiative and drive has achieved exponential growth and numerous contracts with the State of Indiana, health care and logistics partners, and the United States Department of Defense.
Phoenix Data Corporation is a 2016 Best Document Management Tech Company (USA) in the 2016 Influential Businesswoman Awards, a 2014 CIO 100 Award winner and on the 2014 Inc. 500 | 5000 list of fastest-growing companies. Phoenix was recognized in the Top 50 Women-Owned Businesses in Indiana in 2014 by DiversityBusiness.com and selected as a 2014 Top Workplaces by the Indianapolis Star, a 2013 Indiana Companies to Watch award winner, and a finalist in the 2013 TechPoint Mira Awards; it also was named a 2013 Top Emerging Business in America by DiversityBusiness.com. The company was selected as the Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business of the Year, a 2012 Top 50 Diversity-Owned Business in Indiana by DiversityBusiness.com, and the 2011 Stevie Awards Technology Innovator of the Year. Carol Curran was honored as the Technology Entrepreneur of the Year (USA) in the 2016 Influential Businesswoman Awards, a recipient of the Indianapolis Business Journal 2013 Women of Influence Award, featured in the 2011 edition of the Women’s Advantage Calendar, named 2009 Woman Business Owner of the Year by the Indianapolis Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-Indianapolis) and winner of the 2008 Enterprising Women of the Year award by Enterprising Women Magazine.
Carol is President of the Indianapolis Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-Indianapolis). She is an Advisory Board Member for the international publication, Enterprising Women magazine, and a Board Member for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Carol is an active member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Women in Defense and the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and has served on the National Advisory Board of Key4Women as part of KeyCorp’s focus on women in business.