EY announces Ross Shanken, Founder and CEO of LeadiD, is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award finalist in Greater Philadelphia

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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.

LeadiD, the company bringing transparency and trust to online leads, today announced that EY (Ernst & Young) has named Ross Shanken, Founder and CEO of LeadiD, as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in Greater Philadelphia. 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. Shanken was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 11, 2015, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.

Under Shanken’s leadership, LeadiD increased bookings 192% in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, the LeadiD platform now monitors more than 100 million consumer events each month, across 15,000 web domains, operated by more than 400 publishers.

“Philadelphia’s thriving entrepreneurial community reflects the independent spirit that is the hallmark of our great city,” said LeadiD Founder and CEO, Ross Shanken. “I’m thrilled to be named as a finalist for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of the Year® award, and to be recognized alongside such a distinguished and accomplished group of individuals.”

Now in its 29th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of the Year® program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.

About LeadiD

LeadiD is the lead intelligence platform that provides marketers with the trust and transparency to make smarter decisions and take real time action based on verified consumer behavioral data. It is the only independent, neutral, open technology platform that allows marketers to know the certified origin, history and network intelligence of every 1st or 3rd party lead – creating a standard data currency for the lead generation ecosystem to communicate and optimize. LeadiD's comprehensive AppMarketplace offers plug-and-play solutions for TCPA compliance, fraud detection, data validation, scoring, and more. For more information, visit LeadiD.com.

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

EY’s Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practice guides leading high-growth companies. Our multidisciplinary teams of elite professionals provide perspective and advice to help our clients accelerate market leadership. SGM delivers assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services to thousands of companies spanning all industries. EY is the undisputed leader in taking companies public, advising key government agencies on the issues impacting high-growth companies and convening the experts who shape the business climate. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/us/strategicgrowthmarkets, or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

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