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Kimberly Byrge: The visionary CEO behind OTC, Inc.’s 2023 Woman-Owned Business of the Year Win

Kimberly has forged a pivotal partnership with Bailor Group LLC, a partnership that has propelled OTC, Inc. in growth strategy

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Huntsville Business Journal

In the heart of North Alabama, a remarkable leader is making waves in the world of business. Meet Kimberly Byrge, the visionary CEO of OTC, Inc., who has been named the 2023 Woman-Owned Business of the Year by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. Kimberly’s inspiring journey is a tale of legacy, dedication, and innovation that has catapulted OTC, Inc. to unprecedented success that was showcased at the recent 38th Annual Small Business Awards.

A Legacy to Uphold 

Kimberly Byrge’s story begins at the heart of OTC, Inc., a company she helped co-found over two decades ago. However, Kimberly’s journey with OTC was working within the organization for over a decade first.  She mentored under the company’s founder & previous CEO, Thomas Bennett, being in the rooms and meetings with clients and partners as well as being prepared to take over.  She ultimately ascending to the role of CEO, and majority owner, her rise is a testament to her dedication, discipline, and leadership.

But Kimberly’s journey has not been just about preserving her company’s legacy and reputation; it’s about setting audacious goals and reaching for the stars. Since assuming leadership in 2021, she has begun the push to propelled OTC, Inc. to new heights, guiding the company with a clear vision and unwavering commitment to excellence.

Recognizing Excellence

Kimberly’s leadership was recently celebrated when she was named the 2023 Woman-Owned Business of the Year by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. The competition in this category was fierce, with the largest number of contenders vying for the prestigious title. Kimberly’s remarkable achievements, and her impact on the community through her servant-leadership stood out in this highly competitive field.

“Words cannot express how thankful I am to have received this coveted 2023 Woman-Owned Business of the Year award from the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. In the group of over 6,500 woman-owned businesses in Huntsville / Madison, the competition is fierce. I know many of you, and I am so proud to be in the company of all of you. It is not the company, but the people in the company. They are the heartbeat of our community. I really appreciate all of those we serve, including our war fighters. I couldn’t be more proud of the work we have done to date, and I am even more focused now to continue our path of excellence, collaboration, and initiative,” Kimberly Byrge humbly expressed.

A Commitment to Growth

Kimberly’s role as CEO extends far beyond business meetings. She has championed a culture of community involvement and advocacy, herself serving on the board of Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) North Alabama Affiliate. This underscores her dedication to networking, community engagement, and the advancement of women in the technology and government sectors.

Furthermore, Kimberly has forged a pivotal partnership with Bailor Group LLC, a management and marketing consulting firm specializing in growth strategy. This partnership has propelled OTC, Inc. to overcome internal and external challenges, enhance its brand image, and establish itself as a trailblazing woman-owned business.

“Bailor Group has been instrumental in evolving my understanding of my role as a CEO. We’ve developed actionable strategies and measurable goals for our company,” said Kimberly Byrge, CEO of OTC, Inc. about Bailor Group, “Sonya Bailor’s guidance has enabled us to streamline processes, improve productivity, and increase profitability. I’m excited about our future collaboration, and I know that the possibilities are endless. We would not have this award without all of the effort and growth she has brought to OTC. And I would not have the confidence I do today without her.  The future is bright!” Kimberly Byrge emphasized her gratitude to Sonya Bailor, CEO of Bailor Group.

A Visionary CEO’s Journey

Kimberly Byrge’s journey as CEO of OTC, Inc. serves as a shining example of resilience, leadership, and a commitment to positive change. Her success story is not only about her vision but also embodies the core values of OTC, Inc. – Excellence, Collaboration, and Initiative. The grit and grace through the growing pains is something that many other woman-owned small business leaders can relate to on a very personal level.

As we celebrate Kimberly’s remarkable achievements, one thing is clear: the future holds boundless possibilities for this visionary CEO and the company she leads.

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Photos courtesy of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.

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