|By Business Wire||
|June 2, 2014 11:10 AM EDT||
Amber Road, Inc. (NYSE: AMBR), a leading provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, today announced that CEO Jim Preuninger is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award for the New Jersey region.
The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Jim Preuninger was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Thursday, June 26th at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick.
“I am truly honored to be a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” Preuninger said. “I cannot thank the Amber Road team or our customers enough. I’m very proud of all our accomplishments and the momentum we have brought to the business and global trade management space.”
Jim Preuninger founded Amber Road and helped to define a new industry – Global Trade Management (GTM). The firm grew from 16 employees in 2002 to well over 500 today, with offices and operations around the world. Amber Road has benefited from an explosion in global trade volumes over the past ten years, and recently completed its initial public offering in March 2014. Today Amber Road is a leader in cloud-based global trade management software, helping firms book and track shipments all over the world and comply with country-specific import and export regulations.
Now in its 28th year, the EY program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on November 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
New Jersey sponsors include DLA Piper, Merrill Corp., Morgan Lewis, PNC Bank, Willis of New Jersey, Empire Valuation Consultants, Scherzer International, SolomonEdwardsGroup, Cresa, Murray Devine, NJBIZ and NJTC.
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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About Amber Road
Amber Road’s (NYSE: AMBR) mission is to dramatically change the way companies conduct global trade. As a leading provider of cloud based global trade management (GTM) solutions, we automate import and export processes to enable goods to flow across international borders in the most efficient, compliant and profitable way. Our solution combines enterprise-class software, trade content sourced from government agencies and transportation providers in 139 countries, and a global supply chain network connecting our customers with their trading partners, including suppliers, freight forwarders, customs brokers and transportation carriers. We deliver our GTM solution using a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model and leverage a highly flexible technology framework to quickly and efficiently meet our customers’ unique requirements around the world.