MENUSANO’S FOUNDER SONIA COUTO SELECTED AS TOP CEO OF THE YEAR BY THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TOP PROFESSIONALS (IAOTP)

April 22, 2019

Sonia Couto, Director of Konverge and Founder at MenuSano, has just recently been selected as Top CEO of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership, business vision and for the extraordinary contribution that MenuSano has given on an international level. 


While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. 

With close to 2 decades of professional experience as a business visionary and strategic leader, Sonia has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field.  As a talented dynamic, results-driven leader, Sonia has demonstrated success not only as a successful female entrepreneur, but also as an influential Woman in the Software Development Industry.  Aside from running and overseeing the day to day functions of her company, Sonia’s additional impressive areas of expertise include monitoring revenue margins, worker productivity, implementing new directives for growth, setting and monitoring KPI’s.  


MenuSano is a tech company in Toronto Canada, and is a leading nutritional value calculator software that helps restaurants, bakeries, hospitals, food manufacturers, grocery stores, and other food service businesses calculate and analyze nutritional values for their food. With MenuSano, food service businesses can also do recipe analysis, virtual experimentation, government-compliant labeling, and more. MenuSano knows that it is not only mandated by the government to provide nutrition labeling but it also matters to their clients’ customers as well. For restaurants, MenuSano is a game changer.  They make creating nutritional labels so easy by providing the nutritional composition of select menu items. This provides customers with an informed and enhanced dining experience. Sonia has overseen MenuSano’s development from its inception. Working with the MenuSano team, Sonia drives initiatives that will lead to strategic partnerships and growth within Canada and internationally. Food service businesses can use MenuSano’s food labeling software to input ingredients that make up a meal to produce a menu or nutrition labels that can be printed and inserted into an existing menu or placed on the packaging of a food item. The customer benefits as they have a choice to select a healthy item and the food service business benefits from attracting health-conscious customers who enjoy taking advantage of our diet analysis software. MenuSano has already obtained an award winning portfolio of companies that utilize their services such as Applebees, Bridgehead, Rocket Fresh, Boon Boon, Champlain Hospitals, Shoppe Sweet, eFresh Meals and many more. 


Sonia has many licenses and certifications issued by Stanford University for Stanford Introduction to Food and Health; Healthy & Safety in Mineral Exploration from the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada; Channel Management and Retailing and Integrated Marketing Communications: Advertising, Public Relations and Digital Marketing, just to name a few.
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Sonia and MenuSano for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make.  She is brilliant at what she does and contributed so much of her wisdom and passion to the business world. She is a force to be reckoned with.  Yet with all of her success she remains humble, gracious, and she is an inspiration to professionals all over the globe.  We felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization.  We are looking forward to meeting her at the gala and know we will be seeing more amazing things from this incredible woman.”  


Throughout MenuSano’s existence they have already received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for their extraordinary business innovation and technology.  For 2019 they are being considered as Business of the Year and to be featured in TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine.  For 2018, MenuSano was selected as Top Solution Supporting Business Agility, Diamond Winner by the Channel Innovation Awards.  In 2016, they received Small Business Solution Gold Winner presented by CDN Channel Elite Awards.  Sonia has also been recognized on an international level.  In 2018 she was named Most Influential Woman in Software Development by Leadership Elite and in 2016 by the CV Businesswoman Awards.  Also in 2016 she received “IT Businesswoman of the Year” by the CV Businesswoman Awards, and Game Changer of the Year in Software Solutions for the ACQ Global Awards.  


Looking back, Sonia attributes her success to her perseverance, mentors she has had along the way, and staying passionate in all her business endeavors.  When not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Sonia says she has been blessed; she loves doing what she is doing and feels this is just the beginning.  For the future, she hopes to continue to inspire, empower other business leaders and continue to be a contributing force in the software technology industry for the 21st century. 


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About IAOTP
 


The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview.  


IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place. 


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