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Congratulations Mark! Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Written by Tim Edmundson

Jun 29, 2016

Mark Douglas, President & CEO of advertising software company, SteelHouse, has been named a 2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. In its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year program is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, recognizing those who exhibit excellence and remarkable success in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and commitment to their business and communities.

“Being recognized by Ernst & Young for this prestigious award is such an honor that I share with the entire SteelHouse team.” – Mark Douglas

The award recognizes Douglas for propelling SteelHouse’s exponential growth and his commitment to creating a work culture that prioritizes individualism and enrichment beyond mere expansion. Last year, the advertising software company tripled its revenue announcing a $130MM revenue run rate for 2016, making it the fastest growing company in advertising.

“Through my experience at several large companies, I knew online advertising was broken – online ads were boring and marketers had to settle on not knowing where their budget was going. I knew I could change the very way ads were built, and that I could find a way to increase the velocity without sacrificing creativity,” said Douglas. “Being recognized by Ernst & Young for this prestigious award is such an honor that I share with the entire SteelHouse team.”

About SteelHouse

SteelHouse is a data-driven advertising software company delivering innovative, performance-based advertising solutions to brands, agencies, and direct marketers. SteelHouse works with premium brands world-wide using the SteelHouse Advertising Suite, a cloud-based advertising platform, to create the ultimate personalized brand-customer experience for marketers. For more information visit: www.SteelHouse.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.

Watch Sian Accept on Mark’s Behalf

Due to a scheduling conflict, Mark was unable to attend the awards dinner as he was representing SteelHouse in leading discussions on creativity at Cannes Lions. Thankfully, our CFO Sian Wang was able to step in and accept on his behalf. Check out the video of his acceptance speech below.

Interested in learning more about SteelHouse? Visit us at www.steelhouse.com.