Televerde CEO Selected as EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ 2014 Award finalist in the Mountain Desert region

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EY today announced that Jim Hooker, CEO and President of Televerde as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Mountain Desert region.

James H Hooker, CEO Televerde

James H. Hooker

As I look at the list of finalists, my first thought is this very humbling

EY today announced that Jim Hooker, CEO and President of Televerde as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Mountain Desert region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Hooker was selected as a finalist from nearly 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Seawell Ballroom.

“As I look at the list of finalists, my first thought is this very humbling,” Says Hooker, who started Televerde in 1995. Since that time the Demand Generation and Inside Sales Services Company has grown to over 400 employees, including incarcerated females, individuals outside of the correctional system, and former inmates making the transition to what Jim calls new and proactively productive lives. “It’s also a great opportunity for me to acknowledge the many employees and clients who have helped us be so successful, and offer my sincere thanks. This is awesome.”

Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In the Mountain Desert region, sponsors include Faegre Baker Daniels, Colliers International, Scherzer International, and the Denver Business Journal.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the 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, 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets practice
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About EY
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About Televerde
To learn more about Televerde’s services, visit or contact +1 888-787-2829.

Televerde’s Demand Generation and Inside Sales Managed Services are a true end-to-end solution for key marketing and sales requirements. Find out how our B2B marketing and sales solutions optimize pipeline volume, quality and velocity and help you benefit from fresh insights for successful sales outcomes. Televerde is a certified partner for Oracle Eloqua and Marketo and operates six teleservices centers. For more than eighteen years Televerde has worked with over 2,000 B2B high growth and enterprise-class clients. From strategy, to marketing data services to integrated demand generation and inside sales operations – Televerde is the go-to-partner for many of the world’s most successful B2B sales and marketing organizations.

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