SALT LAKE CITY, June 7, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MaritzCX, a global customer experience (CX) software and services company, today announced that Carine Clark, President & CEO, has received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the technology category in the Utah Region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Clark was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at The Grand America Hotel on June 4, 2016.
"I am honored to receive this award, which I view as a true team effort. Everyone at MaritzCX has devoted their time and talents to helping our clients understand and continuously improve the interactions and experiences with every customer," said Clark. "We encourage innovative thinking by having a culture of openness, transparency and innovation. We are changing the landscape of how companies take care of their customers. It's a very exciting time for our industry."
In just two years, Clark merged two successful, independent businesses to form the first – and the world's largest – company to offer CX solutions with a fully integrated mix of technology, services, and expertise. The creation of MaritzCX fulfilled Clark's vision for a new kind of CX organization that offers its customers the comprehensive software and services they need to manage customer feedback more effectively, build smarter and more complete CX programs, and transform CX into an essential competitive advantage. Today MaritzCX has more than 500 clients, and more than 1.6 million people currently use the MaritzCX subscription software platform.
Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies' success, invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities. Now in its 30th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2015 winners Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks.
As a Utah Region award winner, Clark is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 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 on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco, June 2017.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the Utah Region, sponsors also include Beehive Startups, The Community Foundation of Utah, Corporate Alliance, Digital Bytes Production & Design, Diversified Insurance Group, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Strong & Hanni, The Summit Group Communications, and Utah Business.
MaritzCX® software and services help organizations see, sense and act on the experiences and desires of every customer to increase retention, conversion and lifetime value. With an unmatched combination of customer experience (CX) software, research science, vertical market expertise and managed program services, MaritzCX ingrains CX intelligence and action systems into the DNA of business operations through its 12-point CXEvolution process. To take the complimentary CX assessment, visit www.maritzcx.com/assessment. For more information about MaritzCX, visit www.maritzcx.com.
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.
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