CHICAGO, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Fieldglass, Inc., the leading technology provider to procure and manage contingent labor and services, and CEO Jai Shekhawat are finalists for the Illinois Technology Association's CityLIGHTS Awards, which honor companies and individuals whose innovation and success drive growth in Illinois. Winners will be determined by both a judging panel and a public vote, open now through April 22 at https://www.research.net/s/CityLIGHTS_Voting.
For the second consecutive year, Shekhawat is a finalist for CEO of the Year, presented to an individual for his/her leadership, ability to attract and retain talent, financial success and strategy for company growth. The current Ernst & Young Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year, Shekhawat leads a thriving company poised for exceptional growth.
"We are thrilled to host an event where some of the many accomplishments of the local tech industry are recognized," said ITA President & CEO Fred Hoch. "Technology advancements affect every company, no matter the product or the industry. The need for companies to leverage the efficiencies offered through these new tools has never been more important, especially as they look to grow, attract and retain talent, and gain visibility. The Awards Gala is a celebration of the companies developing the technology and the companies utilizing it."
Winners will be announced at the CityLIGHTS Awards Gala on May 9, 2013, at Chicago's Union Station.
ABOUT THE ITA The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is the driving force behind Illinois' vibrant technology industry. ITA's extensive lineup of curated member programs and services address three key critical areas: growth, talent, and visibility. By leveraging the connections and expertise of its more than 600 member companies representing a workforce that is 50,000 strong and growing, the ITA provides the ecosystem growing technology companies need to succeed. For more information, visit www.illinoistech.org, follow the ITA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/itabuzz, and view the ITA's Facebook profile at www.facebook.com/illinoistechnology.
ABOUT FIELDGLASS, INC. The Fieldglass Vendor Management System (VMS) allows organizations to better procure and manage their flexible workforces, including contingent labor and services managed through Statements of Work, such as project-based spend, offshore engagements and independent contractors.
Fieldglass is the current VMS market leader in global spend and has held the industry's highest customer satisfaction rating for three consecutive years, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. The world's leading companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Monsanto, Rio Tinto and Salesforce, rely on Fieldglass to gain visibility into complex services spend, improve worker quality, enforce corporate and external compliance and realize greater contingent workforce program efficiencies. For more information, visit www.fieldglass.com.