Ernst & Young LLP announced CEO and Co-founder Harrison Tang of Spokeo, a leading people search website, as the winner in the Consumer Services category of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Awards in Greater Los Angeles. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
“I am honored to be recognized among this incredible group of my peers who are leaders in their industries,” said Harrison Tang, CEO and co-founder, Spokeo. “This award is a testament to the hard working, smart and dedicated Spokeo team who has grown our business from a four person start-up, to a leading technology company now serving 18 million visitors per month. With 159 percent growth over the past three years, we are excited about what is still to come as we continue on our journey helping people research and reconnect.”
Tang was selected by an independent panel of judges and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Beverly Hills Hilton on June 16, 2015.
Tang and other regional award recipients are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award recipient, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
For the full list of Greater Los Angeles winners, please visit: www.ey.com/US/en/Newsroom.
Spokeo is a leading people search service using proprietary technology to organize public information into comprehensive yet easy-to-understand online profiles. Based in Pasadena, Spokeo makes it easier than ever to help reunite friends and family, browse celebrities, and discover information about your online footprint, by simply searching a name, address, email, phone or username. For more information about Spokeo, visit www.spokeo.com or follow @spokeo on Twitter.
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.