Smartsheet CEO Mark Mader Selected as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Semi-Finalist in the Pacific Northwest

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Under Mader’s leadership, Smartsheet has assumed the leadership position in cloud-first, mobile-first work management for enterprises.

Mark Mader, Smartsheet CEO

This recognition is a tremendous honor for the whole Smartsheet team. It validates the team’s commitment to building a company that can help organizations of all sizes work and collaborate more effectively.

Smartsheet, the spreadsheet-inspired collaborative work management platform used by millions worldwide, today announced that Mark Mader, Smartsheet’s CEO and president, has been selected as a semi-finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Pacific Northwest region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who have demonstrated success in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and their communities.

"I’m honored to be recognized with such a fantastic group of business leaders from the Pacific Northwest as part of the award selection process,” said Mark Mader, president and CEO of Smartsheet. “This recognition is a tremendous honor for the whole Smartsheet team. It validates the team’s commitment to building a company that can help organizations of all sizes work and collaborate more effectively. We’re very excited for what lies ahead for Smartsheet as we continue to grow our business and innovate on all fronts.”

For the past ten years, Mader has helped build Smartsheet from the ground up by playing a central role in raising capital, building a diverse team, and growing the company’s customer base from zero to more than 60,000 subscribing organizations worldwide. Under Mader’s leadership, Smartsheet has assumed the leadership position in cloud-first, mobile-first work management for enterprises. Smartsheet is a trusted provider to many of the world’s industry-leading organizations including Cisco, Google, Bayer, HomeAway, Groupon, DHL, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), proving that the company is making significant strides towards becoming the global standard for work management.

Mader and the other semi-finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® award will find out in May if they advance to the next stage; finalists will be honored at an award ceremony on June 5 at the Seattle Sheraton. The Pacific Northwest regional winners will then compete against winners from other regions for the national title, which will be announced in November.

Now in its 29th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities around the world. Over the years, the program has honored the leadership demonstrated by entrepreneurs such as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, and Larry Ellison of Oracle.

About Smartsheet
Smartsheet, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) company, offers businesses an intuitive collaboration and work management tool. The ease of use of the familiar spreadsheet-like interface, coupled with file sharing, work automation and Gantt chart features, have made it a popular and highly functional collaboration and project management tool. Customers include construction companies, consulting firms, schools and universities, utility firms, government entities, healthcare organizations, high-tech firms, non-profits, manufacturing and law firms, among others. Additionally, Smartsheet offers mobile apps, pre-built templates, and integrations with leading cloud apps such as Box, Dropbox, Salesforce and Google Drive to ensure users are up and running quickly. Visit http://www.smartsheet.com for more details.

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.

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