Clutch Group Founder & CEO Abhi Shah Named An EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award Winner In Greater Washington

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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence in innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to businesses and communities

It’s their tireless efforts, commitment and passion and the support of their families that has made this possible. I’m proud to work with such a rockstar team.

EY today announced that Abhi Shah, Founder & CEO of Clutch Group, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the Services category in Greater Washington. 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. Mr. Shah was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

“On behalf of the Clutch family, I am humbled to have received this award from such a distinguished panel,” said, Mr. Shah, Founder & CEO of Clutch Group. “This honor celebrates the achievement of the passionate team at Clutch. It’s their tireless efforts, commitment and passion and the support of their families that has made this possible. I’m proud to work with such a rockstar team.”

Now in its 29th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2014 winner Dr. David Hung, President and CEO and Chairman of Medivation.

As a Greater Washington award winner, Mr. Shah 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.

This recognition comes at a time of enormous growth for Clutch, which has grown by 300 percent in the last three years. Clutch Group was recently recognized in the 2014 Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. Clutch was also voted as a Top Legal Outsourcing Provider and a Top Corporate Investigations Provider by the 2014 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings. In addition, Clutch was named a Leader in the LPO industry by NelsonHall and was chosen as an Outstanding Service Provider in IAOP’s Global Outsourcing 100 List in both 2014 and 2015.

About Clutch Group
Founded in 2005 by top attorneys from leading firms and business process pioneers, Clutch Group has grown to a team of legal, technology and process experts in seven offices across three continents. Clutch was built from the ground up to help General Counsels more effectively manage problems within Fortune 500 companies. Clutch combines its expertise in harnessing technology, implementing process and focusing on fact development to deliver risk-measured, cost-optimized solutions for clients. Clutch Group has been consistently ranked as a top provider by industry research as well as client satisfaction since its inception and has been recognized by industry authorities including Nelson Hall, the New York Law Journal, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Chambers Global, Frost & Sullivan, the Black Book of Outsourcing, and Dun & Bradstreet. For more information, visit

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
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.

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