Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in 10 categories
Boston, Massachusetts – July 2, 2013 – DataXu (www.dataxu.com), a provider of programmatic marketing solutions for the enterprise, today announced that Mike Baker, DataXu’s CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in New England. The award recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The finalists and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and honored at a gala event at the Renaissance Waterfront on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
“While it’s a great honor and humbling to be singled out for an award, I’ve always seen building a company as a team sport, and I have my fellow co-founders, amazing management staff, our investors, and everyone at DataXu to thank for this recognition,” said Mike Baker, CEO and co-founder of DataXu. “This award by such a prestigious organization reinforces our core values as a company and the value DataXu brings as a provider of programmatic marketing solutions that are transforming the way brands engage with their customers.”
DataXu has already had a banner year so far in 2013 – from a new round of funding to other awards and innovative new product features like the Algorithm Marketplace and new initiatives like the Consumer Index.
Now in its 27th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Arthur M. Blank of AMB Group, LLC (The Home Depot, Atlanta Falcons), Pierre Omidyar of eBay Inc., Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Maxine Clark of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., Tom Adams of Rosetta Stone, Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and 2012 winner Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani Inc.
These regional award winners now go on to compete at the national level. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2013. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In New England, local sponsors include RBS Citizens, True Capital, WilmerHale, Nixon Peabody, R.R. Donnelley, Scherzer International, Silicon Valley Bank, Murray Devine, Bingham McCutchen, Empire Valuation Consultants and Goodwin Procter LLP.