EY announces that
Vlad Shmunis, RingCentral CEO and Co-Founder, is a Finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Awards in Northern California
San Mateo, Calif. – May 13, 2014 – EY today announced that Vlad Shmunis, CEO and co-founder of RingCentral is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Northern California 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.
Back in April, Vlad Shmunis was selected as a Northern California semi-finalist from more than 100 nominations by a panel of independent judges. The regional award winners will be announced at the EY regional gala on Tuesday, June 10th at the Fairmont San Jose.
“The essence of being an entrepreneur is identifying major emerging trends that have the potential to generate disruptive opportunities with innovative solutions,” said Vlad Shmunis, CEO and co-founder of RingCentral. “I am honored to be a finalist for such a prestigious award, one that validates the RingCentral team’s hard work from our start as a two-person company to an NYSE-listed market leader that we’re today. We look forward to continuing to disrupt the large business communications market by providing innovative solutions for our customers and partners for many years to come.”
Now in its 28th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program is the first and only truly global award of its kind. The award recognizes regional, national and global 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. National award winners, including 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 Northern California sponsors include King & Spalding, RoseRyan, Scherzer International, Smart Business Network, Inc., SolomonEdwards and The Big Picture
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of cloud business communications solutions. Easier to manage and more flexible than on-premise communications systems, RingCentral’s cloud solution meets the needs of modern distributed and mobile workforces, while eliminating the expense of on-premise hardware and software. RingCentral is headquartered in San Mateo, California.
RingCentral and the RingCentral logo are trademarks of RingCentral, Inc.
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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