Business publication Forbes announced the awardees of CircleUp’s annual Consumer Catalyst Awards¬†that recognize the top dealmakers, leaders, and influencers in the consumer industry.

The award aims to shine light on the investors, CEOs, merchandisers, editors, reporters, and bankers who are responsible for helping emerging brands succeed.

Among the leaders included on the list, ForceBrands’ Founder and CEO Josh Wand was named a 2017 Consumer Catalyst for his expertise in CPG recruiting.

“Recruiting is a challenging, pivotal area for any business field,” the publication stated. “Those in CPG turn to Josh and his recruiting firm ForceBrands for expertise in finding and acquiring top talent, ultimately helping get businesses off the ground with the right minds and experience on board. Currently working across food, beverage and beauty, Josh is the top resource for hiring needs across sales, marketing, finance and operations.”

The list was created after CircleUp distributed a survey to more than 1,000 entrepreneurs to gather nominations and feedback. To see the full list, click here.