DSA Chair, Chief Exec Frances Pierce Among Philadelphia’s Most Admired CEOs

Frances Pierce, chairperson, president and CEO of Data Systems Analysts, has received recognition from the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the 2017 Most Admired CEOs in Philadelphia.

The editorial board of the publication selected Pierce for the award, which aims to commend CEOs in areas such as innovation, financial activity, commitment to diversity in the workplace and contributions to the Greater Philadelphia region, DSA said.

The company noted Pierce helped restructure DSA in efforts to broaden its service offerings and market presence and was responsible for expanding operations to include eight regional offices.

DSA’s revenue rose to $168 million in 2017 from $9 million in 1991 and the number of employees increased from 100 to more than 400 during her time as president and CEO.

Pierce’s tenure included the designation of the company in the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list nine times.

The 2017 Most Admired CEOs awarding ceremony was held Dec. 7, 2017