EY ANNOUNCES KEN MCBRIDE, CHAIRMAN & CEO OF STAMPS.COM, IS AN EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR™ 2014 AWARD RECIPIENT IN GREATER LOS ANGELES
EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. – July 1, 2014 – EY announced that Ken McBride, chairman & CEO of Stamps.com, the leading provider of USPS postage online and shipping software solutions, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 Award in the Business Services category in Greater Los Angeles. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Ken McBride was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a 700 person black-tie Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on June 17, 2014.
“Receiving the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award is such a great honor,” said Ken McBride, Stamps.com chairman and CEO. “I am fortunate to have an incredible team, including all of the employees of Stamps.com, the board of directors, and the senior management team. This award should be attributed to our team’s hard work, dedication and entrepreneurial spirit, and I am grateful for all their valuable contributions towards making Stamps.com a success.”
Now in its 28th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.
As a Greater Los Angeles award recipient, Ken McBride is now eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 national program. Award recipients in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award recipient, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 15, 2014. The award ceremony is the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP) is the leading provider of Internet-based postage services to nearly 500,000 customers. Stamps.com’s service enables customers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage with just a computer, printer and Internet connection, right from their homes or offices. The company has been the leader in transforming the world of mailing and shipping for small business owners, e-commerce sellers, high volume shippers, and enterprise organizations alike. Stamps.com was recently named to Forbes magazine’s “America’s Best Small Companies” list for 2013, at number 32 on this prestigious list of 100 companies.
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