Boston, MA – May 15, 2019 – EY today announced that David Cancel, Founder and CEO of Drift, the world’s leading conversational marketing platform, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the New England region for the second consecutive year. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Cancel was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges and award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 26 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts.
“I’m honored to be named a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Award amongst such an inspiring group of business leaders,” said Cancel. “But this recognition wouldn’t be possible without my co-founder Elias Torres and the entire team at Drift who are driving us to be the new way businesses buy from businesses.”
Now in its 33rd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Drift is the new way businesses buy from businesses. With its quickly evolving set of tools and playbooks, Drift is the world’s leading conversational marketing platform, trusted by top enterprise businesses like Ellie Mae, GrubHub, InVision, Marketo, MongoDB, Okta, Outreach, Eventbrite, Vidyard, and over 150,000 other businesses. Sales and marketing teams rely on Drift to connect now with the customers who are ready to buy now. Based in Boston, Drift was founded by serial marketing technology entrepreneurs David Cancel and Elias Torres and is backed by leading venture capitalists including CRV, General Catalyst, and Sequoia. Learn more at www.drift.com.
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