I share this award with the entire Urgently team, whose commitment to and creativity in transforming roadside assistance and leading the development of the future of mobility assistance has allowed us to innovate and deliver better experiences for customers and partners.
VIENNA, Va. (PRWEB) June 18, 2019
EY today announced that Chris Spanos, CEO and cofounder of Urgently, the leading global mobility and roadside assistance platform, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Technology category in the Mid-Atlantic region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Spanos was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC on June 13, 2019.
“It is an honor to be named an Entrepreneur Of The Year by EY, a recognized global leader in business advisory services,” said Spanos. “I share this award with the entire Urgently team, whose commitment to and creativity in transforming roadside assistance and leading the development of the future of mobility assistance has allowed us to innovate and deliver better experiences for customers and partners across the rapidly evolving global automotive, insurance, fleet, logistics, delivery and mobility markets.”
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Now in its 33rd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
- Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
- Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
- Jodi Berg of Vitamix
- Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
- Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
- Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
- Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
- Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
- James Park of Fitbit
- J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.
- Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.
As a Mid-Atlantic award winner, Spanos is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the 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 nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In the Mid-Atlantic region, sponsors also include JLL, PNC, SolomonEdwards, Cooley, DLA Piper, KELLY Benefit Strategies, the Washington Business Journal and the Baltimore Business Journal.
Urgently is the leading Global Mobility and Roadside Assistance Platform sitting at the center of expanding mobility and transportation options for consumers, automotive, logistics and technology companies. Analysts project travel miles to increase by one third globally by 2030, from new services, vehicles and uses. This means more things moving and more things breaking down. Urgently delivers assistance through a seamless, end-to-end digital platform, viewable by every stakeholder in real time. This is why Urgently is the choice of leading global brands trusted by millions of consumers across automotive, insurance, telematics and new technology transportation companies in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.geturgently.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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