EY Announces Punit Shah of EZ Texting as Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 Semifinalist in Greater Los Angeles
July 15, 2020 — SANTA MONICA, Calif.
SANTA MONICA, Calif — July 15, 2020 — EY today announced that Punit Shah, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer of EZ Texting, is a semifinalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Awards in Greater Los Angeles. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Shah was selected as a semifinalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a virtual awards event on Friday, October 2, 2020.
As a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of EZ Texting, Shah brings deep expertise in creating, transforming and maximizing data-driven, low-friction businesses that achieve high ROI through creation of easy-to-use online products that meet the needs of large, underserved markets. The company’s group messaging platform enables effective promotion, coordination and notification to large groups, and its technical capabilities include texting to mobile devices as well as landlines.
“EZ Texting makes it easy for our clients to deliver state-of-the art text-based marketing and communications campaigns, and we are laser-focused on innovation and empowering our customers for success.” said Shah. “This is why I am so thrilled to receive this honor from EY, in recognition of not only my efforts as an entrepreneur but also on behalf of all EZ Texting team members – who bring passion, dedication and commitment to our work together.”
Now in its 34th year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. 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 held in November 2020. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation. In Greater Los Angeles, local sponsors include Platinum sponsor Marsh; Gold sponsors Avitas Wealth Management and Tangram; Silver sponsor Cresa; and PR sponsor Olmstead Williams Communications.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year
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About EZ Texting
Founded in 2004, EZ Texting has served over 165,000 customers and is the #1 SMS marketing software, setting the standard for business texting platforms. Our messaging solutions are featured as a top 20 Best Product for Marketers and allow businesses of all sizes to reach and engage their mobile audiences. With employees from Austin to Kiev, EZ Texting is a SaaS company that delivers the fastest, easiest, and most reliable way to connect. Backed by Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, Investor AB, and ROCA Partners, EZ Texting is continuously voted a Best Place to Work.
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