Doba and Jeremy Hanks Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Award Finalist

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Innovative software company and its founder are one of 25 Utah finalists for prestigious national award.

Doba, a leading software company specializing in web-based product sourcing solutions for small to medium size retailers, today announced that Founder, President and Chairman of the Board, Jeremy Hanks, is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Award for the Utah Region. The award--which recognizes companies and entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities-- will be announced at a special black-tie gala event on June 27, 2008, at the Salt Palace in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. Hanks and Doba were selected from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges who are now performing an in-depth review of 25 finalists.

"We are honored to be named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2008 Award," said Jeremy Hanks, who along with Dave Gray and Brandon Williams co-founded Doba in the fall of 2002. "Entrepreneurs do not exist in a vacuum. If it weren't for our employees and their families, our vendors and advisory board members, and our thousands of satisfied customers, recognition from Ernst & Young and others simply wouldn't be possible."

"Doba is among the best of the best, embodying the unique spirit of entrepreneurism," said David Jolley, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Director for Utah. "Doba and its employees led by Jeremy Hanks positively impact our region through jobs, community growth, and development and innovation. Ernst & Young is proud to salute them."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at in Palm Springs, California on November 15, 2008.

About Doba
Doba's Web-based Inventory on Demand Platform automates the e-commerce supply chain through virtual inventory management and direct merchandise fulfillment. Recently ranked as one of the nation's fastest-growing and most innovative companies--by indices like the Inc. 500 (#23), Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (#6), and the MountainWest Capital Network (#1)--Doba connects retail merchants to the virtual inventories of millions of products from hundreds of wholesale suppliers. Now, more than 20,000 retailers use Doba's award-winning software solutions to transact millions of dollars of e-commerce on an annual basis. For more information, visit

About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year

Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.

About Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, the company's 130,000 employees are united by shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. Ernst & Young makes a difference by helping people, clients and wider communities achieve potential. For more information, please visit

If you would like more information about Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, or to schedule an interview with Jeremy Hanks, please contact:
Meagen Ridley
(801) 765-6105
(mridley @

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