Mike Anderson and Jeff Lunsford of Tealium Named Winners of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Award in San Diego
Customer data pioneers join ranks of exceptional entrepreneurs in the software category
SAN DIEGO, June 21, 2019: Tealium, the trusted leader in real-time customer data orchestration, announces Founder and Chief Technology Officer Mike Anderson and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Lunsford received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the software category in San Diego. As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Anderson and Lunsford were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special black-tie gala event at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar on June 6th.
“It’s an honor for Mike and me to accept this award on behalf of the entire Tealium team,” said Lunsford. “Enterprises have a massive data opportunity at their fingertips today, and it’s growing exponentially. Tealium is on a mission to provide the data freedom they need to securely collect and leverage this data on a secure, trusted and global platform. This allows them to make better business decisions, delight their customers with personalized experiences and build trust through adherence to the increasing data governance and privacy regulations around the world.”
Now in its 33rd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries.
“I am humbled to receive this award, and proud to be a part of this company,“ said Anderson. “We pioneered the customer data platform (CDP) back in 2013 and have continued to invest in the platform and innovate based on customer input. Today, Tealium offers the most comprehensive and trusted customer data orchestration solution on the market. Thank you to the employees, customers and partners who have journeyed with us to this point. We look forward to many more years of partnering with these contributors and remaining the trusted neutral platform provider within the ecosystem for managing all types of enterprise data.”
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As a San Diego award winner, Anderson and Lunsford are now semi-finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 National Awards. 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 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
In San Diego, local sponsors include Cooley and Lockton, LLC.
Tealium revolutionizes today’s digital businesses with a universal approach to customer data orchestration – spanning web, mobile, offline and Internet of Things devices. With the power to unify customer data into a single source of truth, Tealium offers a turnkey integration ecosystem supporting more than 1,000 client-side and server-side vendors and technologies. The Tealium Universal Data Hub encompasses tag management, API hub, customer data platform, and data management solutions that enable organizations to leverage real-time data to create richer, more personalized digital experiences across every team, technology, and customer touchpoint.
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