cleverbridge CEO Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Finalist

Christian Blume selected as a finalist for demonstrating extraordinary success in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to his business and community.

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Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
“I wouldn’t be at this place without the support of the cleverbridge team, its co-founders and my family, and clients we have been serving since the formation of the company,” said Christian Blume, CEO, cleverbridge.

COLOGNE, Germany (PRWEB) September 20, 2013

cleverbridge, a global full-service e-commerce provider for software and SaaS companies, announces that Ernst & Young LLP has named cleverbridge CEO and co-founder, Christian Blume, a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award for Germany. All finalists were selected by an independent judging panel made up of business, academic and community leaders. Winners were announced at a gala event on September 19, 2013 at the Old Opera House in Frankfurt, Germany

Now in its 27th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program recognizes high growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Recognized globally, this award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. The entrepreneur award program was launched in Germany by Ernst & Young in 1996.

“Among the finalists are impressive entrepreneurs, who successfully occupy new business areas thanks to their strong innovative drive," said Peter English, global leader of EY Family Business Center of Excellence, who is responsible for the German entrepreneur award.

“I am thrilled and honored to have been selected as a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Blume. “I wouldn’t be at this place without the support of the cleverbridge team, its co-founders and my family, and clients we have been serving since the formation of the company.”

National award winners will be eligible for consideration for World Entrepreneur Of The Year. Each national jury nominates one winner from each participating country for it, and an international jury of distinguished experts then selects one of these nominees as World Entrepreneur Of The Year. The global winner will be announced at the annual awards gala in Monte Carlo in May 2014.

The 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year list of finalists is available online at http://www.entrepreneur-des-jahres.de. For more information on Christian Blume and cleverbridge, please contact inquiry(at)cleverbridge(dot)com or visit http://www.cleverbridge.com.

About cleverbridge
cleverbridge is a global full-service e-commerce provider for companies that sell software and SaaS solutions. The company’s flexible cloud-based platform and experienced client service drive the performance of B2C and B2B businesses around the world, enabling the complete optimization of their global online sales and marketing initiatives. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, and Tokyo, cleverbridge provides a customized, multi-channel e-business solution to more than 300 international corporations like Acronis, Avira, Dell, Malwarebytes and Parallels, supporting their traditional, SaaS and subscription-based e-commerce needs. For more information, visit http://www.cleverbridge.com or the Building Keystones blog.

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