It’s an exciting time in the Pacific Northwest. We are in the next technology hub from which incredible innovation will have global reach and impact.
Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) June 09, 2015
EY today announced that Smartsheet CEO Mark Mader received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the technology category in the Pacific Northwest. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mader was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel on June 5.
“I’m very proud of the accomplishments our world class team and products have achieved. Being recognized among other exceptional companies performing at the forefront of their respective industries, is a great honor.” said Mark Mader, CEO of Smartsheet. “It’s an exciting time in the Pacific Northwest. We are in the next technology hub from which incredible innovation will have global reach and impact.”
Under Mader’s leadership, Smartsheet’s spreadsheet-inspired collaborative work management platform has been adopted at organizations such as Google, GSA, Netflix, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Cisco, Bayer, Groupon, Pearson, HomeAway, QAD, ESPN, U-Haul, Red Bull, Facebook, Airbnb, Tough Mudder, and Colliers. The company cited 80 percent growth in revenue year over year for each of the past five years and a new milestone of 65,000 paying organizations worldwide with more than six million people registered.
As a Pacific Northwest award winner, Mader is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Smartsheet, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) company, offers businesses an intuitive collaboration and work management platform. The ease of use of the familiar spreadsheet-like interface, coupled with file sharing, work automation and Gantt chart features, make 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, Microsoft Office 365 and Google for Work 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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