Celebrating the unstoppable entrepreneurs whose ambitions transform our world
SAN RAMON, Calif. – Aug. 20, 2020 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Rowan Trollope, CEO of Five9 was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Northern California Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world. Trollope was selected as one of 19 finalists by a panel of independent judges.
Award winners will be announced through a special virtual event on October 7 and will join a lifelong community of esteemed Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. This year, unstoppable entrepreneurs who have provided extraordinary support for their communities, employees and others during the COVID-19 crisis will also be recognized for their courage, resilience and ingenuity.
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria, including overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
“I am extremely honored to be named a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Rowan Trollope, Five9 CEO. “This recognition is a testament to our vision, commitment to our customers and recognizes the dedicated Five9 team that I am proud to lead. Recognitions such as these, reaffirm our hard work and inspire us as we continue our path of innovation to reimagine the future of customer service.”
Five9 is a leading provider of intelligent cloud contact center software. Born in the cloud, Five9 has built a legacy of exceptional customer service experiences, product innovations, renowned professional services, and strong, strategic partnerships. Recognized by various industry analysts as a leader in the market, Five9 has seen accelerated growth over the past two years – including increased customers in the enterprise market.
Trollope joined Five9 as CEO in 2018 and has accelerated the companies momentum and implemented a new vision and strategy for the company defining and providing access to a much larger market. Key to the acceleration was attracting top industry leadership and new talent into Five9. The teams have executed a new product development strategy to include industry firsts in artificial intelligence and strategic M&A, as well as accelerated global expansion and new routes to market with marquee partners such as AT&T and CDW.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.
Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.
In Northern California, sponsors also include Woodruff Sawyer and Chatham Financial.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy
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