June 18, 2019

Urgently CEO Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

Spanos’ award in the Technology category is a reflection of Urgently’s success in transforming mobility and roadside assistance through its seamless, end-to-end digital platform.

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VIENNA, VA. (PRWEB) JUNE 18, 2019

EY today announced that Chris Spanos, CEO and cofounder of Urgently, the leading global mobility and roadside assistance platform, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Technology category in the Mid-Atlantic region. The award recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Spanos was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC on June 13, 2019.

“It is an honor to be named an Entrepreneur Of The Year by EY, a recognized global leader in business advisory services,” said Spanos. “I share this award with the entire Urgently team, whose commitment to and creativity in transforming roadside assistance and leading the development of the future of mobility assistance has allowed us to innovate and deliver better experiences for customers and partners across the rapidly evolving global automotive, insurance, fleet, logistics, delivery and mobility markets.”

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 33rd year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as:

  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
  • Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
  • Jodi Berg of Vitamix
  • Robert Unanue of Goya Foods
  • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
  • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
  • Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
  • Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
  • James Park of Fitbit
  • J.W. “Bill” Marriott, Jr. of Marriott International, Inc.
  • Lonnie Moulder and Mary Lynne Hedley, PhD, of TESARO, Inc.

As a Mid-Atlantic award winner, Spanos is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Awards. 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 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Sponsors

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 the Mid-Atlantic region, sponsors also include JLL, PNC, SolomonEdwards, Cooley, DLA Piper, KELLY Benefit Strategies, the Washington Business Journal and the Baltimore Business Journal.

About Urgently

Urgently is the leading Global Mobility and Roadside Assistance Platform sitting at the center of expanding mobility and transportation options for consumers, automotive, logistics and technology companies. Analysts project travel miles to increase by one third globally by 2030, from new services, vehicles and uses. This means more things moving and more things breaking down. Urgently delivers assistance through a seamless, end-to-end digital platform, viewable by every stakeholder in real time. This is why Urgently is the choice of leading global brands trusted by millions of consumers across automotive, insurance, telematics and new technology transportation companies in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.geturgently.com or contact media@urgent.ly.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program 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 awards program 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. ey.com/eoy

About EY’s Growth Markets Network

EY’s worldwide Growth Markets Network is dedicated to serving the changing needs of high-growth companies. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped many of the world’s most dynamic and ambitious companies grow into market leaders. Whether working with international mid-cap companies or early stage, venture-backed businesses, our professionals draw upon their extensive experience, insight and global resources to help your business succeed. For more information, please visit us at ey.com/gm or follow news on Twitter @EY_Growth.

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

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