Signal Co-Founders Selected As Finalists for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award

Signal, the global leader in real-time, cross-channel marketing technology, announces that co-founders Mike Sands, CEO, Marc Kiven, CRO, and Eric Lunt, CTO, have been selected as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award. The prestigious program recognizes the world’s top entrepreneurs for excellence in innovation and financial performance, as well as personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Signal is the creator of Fuse, the marketing industry’s first open data platform, purpose-built to help brands provide personalized, timely and relevant experiences to always-on consumers. The company recently announced strong momentum, with consistent triple-digit revenue growth, an expanded global presence across APAC and EMEA, and customer growth to over 15,000 clients.

“We are honored to be a finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award and represent the fantastic technology innovation that is taking place in the Midwest,” said Kiven, who was inspired to create Signal five years ago to develop new technology that would help brands create lasting connections with customers.

“Milestones like this underscore the wide acceptance Signal’s platform has gained from leading companies around the globe. Brands increasingly demand a unified view of each customer’s journey to make smart marketing decisions and provide seamless user experiences. Our patented technology is setting the standard for true cross-channel marketing excellence, enabling marketers to collect and unify customer data across touchpoints, and activate data for analytics and marketing engagement,” Kiven said.

Sands, Kiven and Lunt were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a gala event on June 17 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Chicago. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National program.

For more details on the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program, visit here.

About Signal

Signal is the global leader in real-time, cross-channel marketing technology. Signal’s Fuse Platform helps marketers collect data from any offline or online source, resolve identity across all consumer touch points, and deliver unified profiles to any marketing or analytics endpoint – all in real time. The platform is ecosystem-neutral and helps data and marketing technologies work better together, driving increased engagement, loyalty, and conversions.

Signal’s technology runs on more than 45,000 digital properties in 158 countries. Our platform facilitates billions of data requests monthly, supporting top brands around the world that generate more than $1.5 trillion in commerce, including Allstate, Audi, Crate & Barrel, JetBlue Airways, Starcom MediaVest Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and many more. Visit to learn more and follow Signal on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

About EY

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Originally published May 05, 2015

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