SEATTLE, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EY announced that Karl Siebrecht, Co-Founder and CEO of FLEXE, the leader of on-demand warehousing and fulfillment, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Business Services Category in the Pacific Northwest Region.
As the world's most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes individuals who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Karl was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special black-tie gala event at the King Street Ballroom & Perch in Seattle's historic Pioneer Square neighborhood on Friday, June 14.
"We founded FLEXE with a bold charter: to build the open logistics network that optimizes the global movement of goods," recalled FLEXE Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer, Edmond Yue. "Karl's passion for our vision is infectious. He inspires our team in our relentless pursuit to turn that vision into reality."
"The combination of FLEXE's offering, momentum, and culture was too compelling of an opportunity to pass up," said Deirdre Runnette, Chief People Officer and General Counsel, on joining FLEXE. "Karl and the leadership team have cultivated an energy and mindset that permeates every aspect of FLEXE, making it a truly special place to be."
"Founding and building FLEXE has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life," said Karl Siebrecht, Co-Founder and CEO of FLEXE. "Every win at FLEXE can be attributed to the tenacity and grit of our people—from serving the most innovative brands in the world to securing $43 million in Series B funding. The Entrepreneur Of The Year award is no different."
As a Pacific Northwest award winner, Karl is now eligible for consideration 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.
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.
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 the Pacific Northwest region, local sponsors include M12 and Woodruff Sawyer.
FLEXE is reinventing warehousing and fulfillment to optimize the global delivery of goods. As the leader in on-demand warehousing, FLEXE helps forward-looking brands create dynamic eCommerce fulfillment networks and resolve warehouse capacity constraints. Based in Seattle, the FLEXE team is dedicated to transforming the logistics industry and helping clients create agility in their businesses. For more information, please visit http://www.flexe.com/ and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Medium.
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