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Kelli Stratton, Senior Technologist
Rivet Software
No. 60

Last year, Kelli Stratton (pictured far right, smiling) left her job as an accountant after the trucking company she worked for filed for bankruptcy. She hit the online job boards and two months later landed as a technologist at Denver-based Rivet Software, which provides public companies with software
for filing Securities and Exchange Commission documents. At Rivet, Stratton has been able to put her accounting background to good use, thanks to SEC rules that now require public companies to submit their electronic SEC filings in a specific format. “If those regulations hadn’t been put in place, I probably wouldn’t have this job,” she says. “I’m thankful for that.” —J.J. McCorvey