The 25 Most Influential People in the Incentive Industry

The individuals who are shaping the rewards and recognition industry now


The incentive industry is a broad, multifaceted community all working toward a similar goal: finding ways to motivate and inspire great performances. It’s a mission that requires the industry to constantly evolve and relies on the insights and innovations of a wide range of contributors. With this in mind, each year Incentive surveys our readers, industry leaders and our own editorial team to determine who is having the greatest impact on the business of motivation. Here we present our annual list of the major impact players who are shaping the incentive industry, including leaders at incentive houses, manufacturers’ reps, industry associations, incentive destinations and more.


Eve Kolakowski

Eve Kolakowski

President and COO
Rymax Marketing Services

Seasoned incentive professional and recently appointed president of Rymax Marketing Services, the leading incentive merchandise fulfillment company, Kolakowski is proud of the company’s award-winning programs. “We develop and manage employee engagement programs, customer loyalty programs, sales incentives platforms and corporate gifting,” she says. “We’re tremendous event planners, too. We create one-of-a-kind redemption experiences for our customers that are second to none.”

She is also excited by the recent rollout of the latest version of Rymax’s MaxSite rewards platform, as well as the firm’s growing portfolio of brands, which provide more than 15,000 redemption options. “We now offer over 400 brands representing the gamut in tech, luxury, fashion and even trendy candy,” she says.

This article originally appeared in Incentive Magazine. Read the full article here.

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