San Ramon, CA, USA, June, 2017 -- EY announced that Mike Burkland, President & CEO of Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN), provider of cloud software for the enterprise contact center market, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2017 Award in the Communications category in Northern California. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mike Burkland was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Fairmont San Jose on June 23.
"I’m truly honored to receive this Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, but I would also like to recognize and congratulate the entire Five9 team. I believe that business is the ultimate team sport, and as captain of the Five9 team, I’m only as good as the team I put on the field every day. I’d like to thank each and every member of the Five9 team for your hard work and dedication that has made this award possible," said Mike Burkland, President & CEO of Five9.
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 31st year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:
Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company
Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
Mindy Grossman of HSN
Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
James Park of Fitbit
As a Northern California award winner, Mike Burkland is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 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 Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Date Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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