NEW YORK, June 2 – EY has announced that CEO and Co-Founder Seth Besmertnik of Conductor, the Web Presence Management company that empowers marketing teams to earn the customers paid advertising can’t buy, is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the New York region. 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. Besmertnik was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Tuesday, June 17th at the Marriott Marquis.
Besmertnik said, “It’s a great honor to be recognized alongside some of the brightest entrepreneurs in the business. This nomination is a credit to each of the hard-working and dedicated members of Conductor’s team. 2014 is an exciting year for Conductor and this award comes at a particularly significant moment in our company history, as Conductor has recently announced the launch of our Web Presence Management platform. I look forward to seeing what the rest of 2014 brings.”
Now in its 28th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America. In New York sponsors include Marsh Inc., Merrill Corporation, Empire Valuation Consultants, HSBC, Scherzer International, SolomonEdwardsGroup, DLA Piper, Marks Paneth, Murray Devine, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and SmartCEO.
Conductor is the undisputed leader of web presence management, inspiring marketers to break their addiction to paid media and create great consumer experiences through digital marketing. The Conductor Searchlight™ platform transforms a brand’s web presence in ‘unpaid’ channels, like organic search, content and social, into a powerful acquisition method resulting in meaningful traffic & revenue increases. The technology gathers data from the web to deliver actionable insight into where a brand’s content is getting discovered, how their competition is being found and the playbook needed to win the ‘unpaid’ media war. Conductor’s customer base, which includes top B2B, B2C brands and agencies like Citibank, FedEx, Ancestry.com, Box, iProspect and Razorfish will have access to the enhanced platform beginning today.
Conductor is #38 on Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Private Companies list and named by both Fortune Magazine and Crain’s Best Places to Work In America. Visit Conductor at www.conductor.com or on Twitter @conductor.
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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