uSamp Co-Founders Matt Dusig and Gregg Lavin Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Award Finalists
uSamp (www.usamp.com) today announced that Matt Dusig, Co-Founder & CEO, and Gregg Lavin, Co-Founder and President, are finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year® 2011 Award in the Greater Los Angeles region.
According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dusig and Lavin were selected as finalists from nearly 70 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 21, 2011 at the Beverly Hilton.
“Many of the customers who use our technology each day demonstrate, within their own organizations, the entrepreneurial spirit that this prestigious award represents,” said Dusig, to which Lavin added, “on behalf of uSamp’s employees and all those loyal customers, we’re honored to be selected for this special recognition.”
uSamp, one of the world’s fastest growing technology and online sample companies, helps entrepreneurs and companies around the world develop more productive partnerships with their customers through easily accessed survey panels and easy-to-use market research tools. Founded in 2008, uSamp now has 175 team members worldwide and approximately 5.7 million global market research panelists. Its line of proprietary technologies includes SampleMarket™, PanelNet™, PanelShield™, Opinion Place® River and real-time Panel Book Search – all cutting-edge solutions for accessing, branding, sampling and managing panels.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year overall National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 12, 2011. 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, which will be held Nov. 9-13, 2011.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor. In the Greater Los Angeles region, Platinum sponsors are Marsh, Union Bank, SAP and Scherzer International; Gold sponsors, ADP, Montgomery & Co., and RR Donnelley; and Silver sponsors, Acacia Wealth Advisors, CresaPartners, J.H. Cohn., and Strategic Equity Group.
uSamp (uSamp.com) is one of the world’s fastest growing technology and online sample companies, providing global survey panelists and an innovative sampling platform for use in market research. uSamp develops collaborative market research tools to foster more rewarding, profitable relationships between organizations and the people they serve. Founded in 2008, the company has 175 team members worldwide and approximately 5.7 million global market research panelists. The company’s web-based panel platform is transforming the management and delivery of online panel for market researchers, offering unprecedented access over their panel. uSamp’s deep well of proprietary technologies includes SampleMarket™, PanelNet™, PanelShield™, Opinion Place® River and real-time Panel Book Search — cutting-edge solutions for accessing, branding, sampling and managing panels. uSamp is based in Los Angeles, with offices in Dallas, London, New Delhi and Trumbull, CT.
About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program
Ernst & Young 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
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