EY Announces Amber Road's Jim Preuninger is an EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Award Winner in New Jersey
|Award recognized entrepreneurial excellence in Technology category|
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, June 30, 2014 -- EY today announced that CEO Jim Preuninger of Amber Road (NYSE: AMBR), a leading provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in the Technology category in New Jersey. 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. Jim Preuninger was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick on Thursday, June 26.
"On behalf of Amber Road, I am very honored to receive EY's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award," Preuninger said. "To be recognized among the most innovative and successful technology companies in New Jersey is a true honor. I really feel the credit for this award should go to Amber Road's staff, which is comprised of incredibly talented professionals that have shown an unwavering dedication to establishing a new category of technology to manage global trade."
Jim Preuninger co-founded Amber Road and helped to define a new industry - Global Trade Management (GTM). The firm grew from 16 employees in 2002 to well over 500 today, with offices and operations around the world. Amber Road has benefited from an explosion in global trade volumes over the past ten years, and recently completed its initial public offering in March 2014. Today, Amber Road is a leader in cloud-based global trade management software that is integrated with intelligent trade content to help importers and exporters book and track shipments all over the world and comply with country-specific import and export regulations.
Now in its 28th 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 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.
As a New Jersey award winner, Jim Preuninger is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 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 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.
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