Mike Burkland joins three decades of groundbreaking entrepreneurs
SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
EY today announced that Mike Burkland, President & CEO of Five9 (NASDAQ:
FIVN), leading provider of cloud software for the enterprise contact
center market, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 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
"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.
Under Mike's leadership Five9 has grown from an 80-person startup with
$10 million in annual revenue to an 800-person public company
approaching $200 million in annual revenue. Today Five9 is the largest
and fastest growing independent provider of cloud contact center
software and the company is valued at more than $1 billion.
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
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are
nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and
the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Northern California, sponsors
also include Solomon Edwards as a Gold Sponsor and Chatham Financial and
Big Picture as silver level sponsors.
Five9 is a leading provider of cloud software for the enterprise contact
center market, bringing the power of the cloud to thousands of customers
and facilitating more than three billion customer interactions annually.
Since 2001, Five9 has led the cloud revolution in contact centers,
helping organizations transition from legacy premise-based solutions to
the cloud. Five9 provides businesses with reliable, secure, compliant,
and scalable cloud contact center software designed to create
exceptional customer experiences, increase agent productivity, and
deliver tangible business results. For more information, visit www.five9.com.
Talk with us @Five9, LinkedIn, Facebook, Blog.
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