WorkWave CEO Chris Sullens Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 in New Jersey


EY Entrepreneur of the Year

Neptune, N.J., June 27, 2016 – EY has honored CEO Chris Sullens of WorkWave®, a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the field service and “last mile” delivery industries, with its EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Software Services category in New Jersey.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program. 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. Chris was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on June 23.

“I am honored to be recognized with such a prestigious award,” said Sullens. “This award is not for just one person, but it’s for the entire company. I want to thank my dedicated teams who strive for success. At the end of the day, I am lucky enough to work with passionate people who helped make WorkWave what it is today.”

Since joining WorkWave in 2008, Chris Sullens’ entrepreneurial drive has enabled him to continuously execute on the vision he crafted for WorkWave. 2016 will mark the 16th consecutive year of profitability for WorkWave. Through Chris’ leadership, WorkWave’s headcount grew from 38 employees to over 220, and WorkWave’s customer base increased from just under 900 in 2008 to well over 9,500 today.

As a New Jersey award winner, Sullens is now eligible 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, California, on November 19. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum™, a gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The U.S. Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in June 2017.

About WorkWave

WorkWave is a fast-growing leader in field service and “last mile” delivery software – a $45+ billion market worldwide. The company connects all aspects of its clients’ businesses through its tightly integrated, mobile-first suite of software solutions, which include PestPac, WorkWave Service, Service CEO, WorkWave Route Manager, WorkWave GPS, WorkWave Marketing and ContactUs. WorkWave’s solutions provide its 9,000+ clients with an unprecedented level of business insight and information, enabling them to increase revenue per employee and provide a five-star customer experience. Founded in 1984, WorkWave has been recognized with multiple awards for its outstanding growth and culture, including the Inc. 5000, SmartCEO Future 50, and Best Places to Work in New Jersey. For more information, visit www.workwave.com

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is a unique award that 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.

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services it delivers help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY develops outstanding leaders who team to deliver on its promises to all of its stakeholders. In so doing, EY plays a critical role in building a better working world for its people, for its clients and for its communities.

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