Valentini receives Stevie Award for Women in Business

NORWELL, Mass. – radius financial group inc. co-founder and CEO Sarah Valentini has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year category in the 12th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, large and small. The 2015 awards received entries from 31 nations and territories.

"It is a great honor to be recognized amongst the top female executives in the world by a business awards program with the longstanding prestige of the Stevies Women in Business Awards," Valentini said. "My entire team at radius financial deserves tremendous credit for this individual honor and I can’t thank them enough for all their hard work in making this possible."

Valentini and her team at radius financial group inc. have been revamping the mortgage lending process, targeting the future of the industry – Millennials and first time home buyers. In doing so, Valentini and fellow co-founder, Keith Polaski, have developed radius financial into a leader of responsible mortgage lending throughout New England. They have been taking home the industry’s top organizational honors and opening satellite locations in the region.

Valentini’s leadership and determination have been integral in the growth and development of the company, which was recently named to the Boston Business Journal’s 2015 List of Largest Minority & Women owned Businesses in Massachusetts.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the awards were presented to winners during a dinner event attended by more than 400 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

The presentations were broadcast live via Livestream.

More than 1,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year, among others. Valentini won in the Female Executive of the Year category for Business Services.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 160 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

"We are again humbled by the accomplishments of so many high-achieving women in this program," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards. Their work is an inspiration to girls and women around the world who dream of starting and growing a business, managing a leading company, or improving their community. We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards."

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at

Radius financial group has offices throughout New England and Florida, including an office in Bedford.