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Bonfire’s Kim Veenstra wins 2020 Report on Business Best Executive Award

October 30, 2020

New awards program from The Globe and Mail celebrates excellence among non-CEO leaders


(KITCHENER, ONTARIO, October 30, 2020) — Bonfire Interactive Ltd. (“Bonfire”), a subsidiary of GTY Technology Holdings Inc. and a leader in strategic sourcing and procurement software, is pleased to announce that Chief Operations Officer Kim Veenstra has been awarded an inaugural Report on Business Best Executive Awards.

The Report on Business Best Executive Awards are a new annual program to celebrate excellence among non-CEO leaders at the SVP, EVP, and C-suite (or equivalent) levels. The 50 winners chosen for 2020 represent the best of Canadian leadership in five functional areas: Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Sales and Marketing, and Technology. Kim Veenstra was selected as one of 10 winners in the Operations category. 

“It’s an absolute honour to be recognized by The Globe and Mail as a winner in the Best Executive Awards,” said Veenstra. “I’m grateful to work alongside such a fantastic and supportive executive team, who took me by surprise by nominating me for this award.” 

“Bonfire wouldn’t be where we are today without Kim,” said Corry Flatt, CEO of Bonfire. “We’ve come to the other side of an acquisition, exponential revenue and headcount growth, and even a pandemic stronger as a company because of her leadership. When the call for Best Executive Awards nominations opened up we knew that Kim was the perfect candidate and we’re pleased to see her receive this well-deserved honour.” 

The Globe and Mail launched the Report on Business Best Executive Awards early in 2020.

Winning executives were chosen after a call for nominations for leaders at Canadian public and private businesses, and the competition was later opened to include executives at not-for-profits, government institutions, and/or academic institutions. Nominations were assessed by the Report on Business editorial team based on career background, leadership style, achievements, and impact.

Winners of the Best Executive Awards are profiled editorially in the November issue of the Report on Business magazine, out online on October 30 and in print October 31.

To learn more about the Best Executive Awards program, and to see this year’s winners, please visit

About Bonfire Interactive Inc.

Bonfire Interactive Inc. (“Bonfire”) is a business unity of GTY Technology Holdings Inc. and a leader in strategic sourcing and procurement software. Bonfire brings procurement online, ensuring 100% compliance, reducing cycle times, and improving transparency. Through the power of tools optimized for collaboration and in-app access to RFP insights and templates (surfaced from Bonfire’s library of 40,000+ projects), Bonfire unlocks procurement’s potential to drive greater agency impact, achieve better outcomes, and engage colleagues along the way. Bonfire’s proven history of customer-driven innovation is trusted by hundreds of public procurement teams across North America.

About GTY Technology Holdings Inc.

GTY Technology Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: GTYH) (“GTY”) brings leading government technology companies together to achieve a new standard in citizen engagement and resource management. Through its six business units, GTY offers an intuitive cloud-based suite of solutions for state and local governments spanning functions in procurement, payments, grant management, budgeting, and permitting: Bonfire provides strategic sourcing and procurement software to enable confident and compliant spend; CityBase provides government payment solutions to connect constituents with utilities and government agencies; eCivis offers a grant management system to maximize grant revenues and track performance; Open Counter provides government payment software to guide applicants through complex permitting and licensing procedures; Questica offers budget preparation and management software to deliver on financial and non-financial strategic objectives; Sherpa provides public sector budgeting software and consulting services.