Best Places to Work - CSE

Meet Tom Savio And Mark Ziskind

Fitness and fun rule the day at this Wisconsin distributor firm.


Tom Savio, right, is very clear about his company's mantra. "We tell people all the time: Work doesn't have to suck." Indeed, the workplace culture at CSE (asi/155807), which is run by Savio and COO Mark Ziskind, left, definitely doesn't "suck." Employees can dress casually every day, and many this summer took part in the company's first ever Biggest Loser Contest – where trash talking was the name of the game among the teams. In addition to a laid-back and fun culture, CSE also provides free soda and popcorn all day long to everybody. "I really believe that you work better when you're comfortable," Savio says.