Adconion Direct CEO Kim Perell Wins Prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

As San Diego regional winner, Perell qualifies for the coveted national awards competition in November 2013.

Jun 18, 2013, 07:00 ET from Adconion Direct

SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adconion Direct (, an industry leader in cross channel digital advertising spanning display, video, mobile, email and social media, announced today that the company's CEO, Kim Perell, has won Ernst & Young's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award for San Diego.

For over 25 years, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award has been considered the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. It is the premier mark of world-class individuals leading world-class companies. The award recognizes and celebrates the success of outstanding business people who are building, leading and growing dynamic and successful businesses.

The judges of the awards made their decision based on entrepreneurial spirit, global impact, strategic direction, innovation, personal integrity/ influence and financial performance through a series of interviews spanning months.  The national final will take place in November 2013, and the winner will compete for world Entrepreneur of the Year against 50 other countries.

"I'd like to thank Ernst & Young, the sponsors, and the judges for this incredible honor among such an elite and talented group of entrepreneurs," stated Kim.  "Great people make great companies, and my success as an entrepreneur and CEO is possible because of the amazingly talented team of people I have the privilege of working with every day. It is an exciting time for Adconion Direct as we continue to grow and evolve as a leading global cross channel digital media company."

Prior to Adconion Direct, Kim was the CEO and founder of Frontline Direct, a leading performance-based marketing company which she self-funded and grew to over $100 million in annual revenue. Frontline Direct was acquired in February 2008 by Adconion Media Group.  In 2011, Frontline Direct and the Adconion Audience Network merged to become Adconion Direct and appointed Kim as CEO.  

Kim's contributions and leadership have been recognized by the San Diego Business Journal, where she was named as one of San Diego's most admired CEOs and Adconion Direct was voted one of San Diego's Best Places to Work in 2012.

About Adconion Direct:

Adconion Direct is a global provider of cross channel digital advertising solutions, delivering performance at scale for advertisers across display, video, mobile, email and social channels. The cross channel platform is powered by an end-to-end proprietary technology solution and audience profiling engine that tracks and analyzes billions of audience events monthly. By combining exclusive first-party data and cross channel insights with proprietary technology and predictive optimization algorithms, Adconion Direct is able to deliver quality results across multiple channels and devices for brands.

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