The Best Arizona Companies 2017: Meet The Wings


The 100 Best Arizona Companies are divided into six categories to showcase their strengths as organizations. The Wings category is described as:

Innovation, empowerment, freedom, creativity (and maybe disruption) shine at the forefront of these companies.

These organizations create cultures where their employees can soar — doing their best work because they feel supported professionally and personally. They are empowered to make decisions, to innovate and to contribute to the success of their organizations.

Get to know a few of the 2017 Wings:

MassMutual Arizona

wingsBeing a Best of Wings award winner means that everyone in the company has an opportunity to fly. At MassMutual Arizona, advisors receive the necessary tools and resources to become a successful advisor. Advisors have the rare opportunity of virtually unlimited earning potential while also having a flexible work schedule. The greatest achievement for any MassMutual of Arizona advisors is the ongoing impact they have on their clients’ financial future.  

Supporting a diverse record, MassMutual scored 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index. They’ve also been inducted into the Working Mother hall of fame, and are a top Military Friendly company. MassMutual was also a Top 10 company for executive women, and a top 50 company for diversity.


Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan has gained recognition as one of the Best of Wings award winners.


As opposed to a traditional work environment, myRyan marks a cultural shift that changes the measurement of work from hours to results. Through collaboration and support, Ryan employees thrive in a guilt-free workplace. That means the focus remains on results and superior client service, rather than where and when the work happens. Ryan provides one of the strongest examples of how a culture of flexibility for employees results in better service for clients as well as a stronger bottom line.


Best of Wings winner TGen — the Translational Genomics Research Institute — was built with innovation at its very core. “TGen fosters a fast-paced environment where the employees at every level feel highly motivated by the mission — a drive to make life better for people by figuring out the most complex of humanity’s health issues,” said TGen Chief Operating Officer Tess Burleson.  

TGen’s entrepreneurial culture also highly values teamwork. Recognizing that research and medicine are profoundly human endeavors, TGen has been successful in supporting the needs of employees who live multi-faceted lives. An award-winning wellness program is a prime example of the commitment TGen makes to the people making breakthroughs possible.


Zocdoc started with a mission to give power to the patient. In order to accomplish such an ambitious goal, the Zocdoc team worked to solve the healthcare system’s problems one-by-one. They started at the beginning with finding and then booking a medical appointment. As a Best of Wings winner, Zocdoc has introduced innovations to the patient journey since its beginning in 2007.

After discovering that many Americans delay care because they feel uncomfortable leaving work for medical appointments, Zocdoc created Unsick Day – a dedicated day off for working Americans to take care of their annual physicals and other routine healthcare appointments easy to put off. Not only did Zocdoc empower its own employees to stay healthy through this benefit; they also started a movement to spread the idea. They call on all American companies to offer this same benefit to their teams and, together, remove the barrier between work and health.

Congratulations to these additional Best of Wings award winners: Axosoft, FlexPrint, Henry & Horne LLP, Infusionsoft, Kimpton Hotels, Laser Spine Institute, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., UnitedHealthcare, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., Verizon Wireless and Yodle.

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