Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is one of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs around the world. 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. Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
We are thrilled to announce that RingCentral’s CEO, Vlad Shmunis, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in the Software category in Northern California. 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. Vlad was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at The Fairmont San Jose.
“It is an incredible honor to be recognized as the winner of this prestigious award, especially in the highly competitive Software category,” said Vlad Shmunis, founder and CEO of RingCentral. “This acknowledgment from EY and its panel of independent judges reflects on the entire RingCentral team, who have put their hearts and souls and a lot of hard work in helping to build our incredible company.”
For the past 28 years, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of the entrepreneurs who are responsible for Starbucks, eBay, LinkedIn, and many others.
As a Northern California award winner, Vlad 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.
The entire team at RingCentral is so honored to be part of winning this award and congratulate Vlad for his continued excellence in the field of telecommunications and software technology. Read the full story, and get more information about the EY Award in our press release.
Originally published Jun 12, 2014, updated Aug 07, 2020