ATLANTA – June 13, 2012 – Vitrue, the global leader and innovator of social enterprise software, today announced that its CEO and Founder Reggie Bradford received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year® 2012 Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee Award in the “Emerging” category. The award honors entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
During the awards gala, on June 6th at the InterContinental Buckhead, Reggie Bradford, CEO and founder of Vitrue stated, “I’d like thank my wife Holly and our family as well as the entire Vitrue team, without whom I wouldn’t be standing here tonight. Ernst & Young is an amazing organization that I have followed closely through three start-ups and I’m honored to be recognized amongst this group of successful entrepreneurs.”
Vitrue grew from 66 employees in 2010 to 180 in 2011 and opened five new offices in Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, San Francisco and London. The company’s client roster grew by more than 400% over 2010, increasing the total number of clients worldwide to more than 500. It credits the adoption of its scalable and secure cloud-based social marketing platform as the driver for growth, currently licensed by many of the world’s leading brands. On May 23rd, Oracle announced that it entered an agreement to acquire Vitrue.
As the Alabama/Georgia/Tennessee Entrepreneur of the Year winner in the “Emerging” category, Bradford is also eligible for the US Entrepreneur Of the Year Award that takes place at the national awards gala at the Strategic Growth Forum on November 14-18, 2012 in Palm Springs, California.
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Vitrue offers the industry’s most scalable and secure cloud-based social marketing solution, enabling brands to harness the full marketing potential of social on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and emerging platforms. The award-winning Vitrue Social Relationship Management (SRM) platform collectively manages more than one billion social relationships in over 100 countries across more than 4,500 social accounts for its clients. For more information, visit www.vitrue.com, Like on Facebook and follow on Twitter.