Ryan Iwamoto, a West Los Angeles native and 31-year-old Yonsei, won the 2013 Asian Business Award, presented by the L.A. Business Journal and the Asian Business Association to recognize exemplary leadership in the Asian business community.
Iwamoto is the owner and co-founder of 24Hr HomeCare, one of Los Angeles’ leading providers of in-home care for seniors. The win marks yet another achievement for a company that has built strong momentum and grown at a staggering rate since its founding four years ago.
Iwamoto’s award reflects his success leading 24Hr HomeCare’s rapid rise in the health care sector along with his two co-founders.
“I couldn’t imagine having a better business partner than Ryan,” said David Allerby, CEO and co-founder of 24Hr HomeCare. “He’s a highly motivated professional, a great leader and most importantly, an outstanding mentor for our staff, and other young professionals who aspire to do what he’s done.”
The Asian Business Awards, presented annually, are given to individuals who distinguish themselves by setting an example for excellence in L.A.’s Asian American business community. Iwamoto and 24Hr HomeCare took home the award in the category for businesses with $10 million-$50 million in annual revenue.
“As a company, we wouldn’t be where we are today without Ryan’s passion, and his dedication to our company,” said Tyner Brenneman-Slay, 24Hr HomeCare chief operating officer and co-founder. “Ryan’s leadership has been critical to what we’ve accomplished, and as his business partner, I’m proud to see him win this recognition from his peers in the local Asian business community.”
As the chief marketing officer of 24Hr HomeCare, Iwamoto is responsible for developing the overall sales and marketing strategy, execution, and development. Additionally, he spearheads 24Hr HomeCare’s community involvement program, which includes monthly volunteering and quarterly community events. Iwamoto developed the first-ever Proceeds to Charity Program within the non-medical home care industry (where a portion of 24Hr HomeCare’s proceeds are donated to the clients’ charity of choice).
Previously, Iwamoto served as general manager and founder of the Maxim Companion Services South Bay branch. Recognized for his achievements, he earned two regional sales awards and increased business revenue faster than any newly launched branch in Maxim’s companion division.
Iwamoto attributes his success to creating great interpersonal relationships, which has led to an increase in revenue and exclusive contracts. He was a featured guest on “The Entrepreneurs’ Hour,” a segment on the nationally syndicated “Hugh Hewitt Show.” He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UC Berkeley.