“NetQuote.com helps consumers secure the right insurance at the best rates,” Ford said. “Our website technology connects over 700,000 people every month with best insurance providers for their needs."
Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 8, 2010
NetQuote, the leading online insurance shopping service for consumers and small businesses, today announced that Paul Ford, CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Technology category in the Rocky Mountain region. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Paul was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver on June 24, 2010.
"NetQuote.com helps consumers secure the right insurance at the best rates," Ford said. "Our website technology connects over 700,000 people every month with best insurance providers for their needs, and I'm honored that our positive impact is being recognized with this award." NetQuote.com offers consumers a free, simple and effective way to obtain competitive quotes on Home, Renters, Health, Life, Small Business and Auto insurance. Visitors complete an easy quote request form and are instantly matched to quotes from the best insurance carriers for their situation.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
As a Rocky Mountain region award winner, Paul will now be considered for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors. In the Rocky Mountain, local sponsors include Denver Business Journal, Faegre & Benson, Clifton Gunderson, and JohnstonWells Public Relations.
NetQuote® is the Internet's most popular comparison insurance website, connecting consumers with multiple insurance agents who compete for their business. Since 1989, NetQuote has connected more than 25 million people to the largest network of local insurance agents and national insurance carriers. NetQuote saves consumers time and money with objective insurance information and comparison shopping services for Auto, Home, Renters, Health, Life and Small Business insurance via NetQuote.com. NetQuote partners with the nation's top insurance carriers including Allstate®, Nationwide®, and Progressive® to make sure consumers get the right policy at the best price.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique 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, Ernst & Young 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 135 cities in 50 countries.
Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.