Signal Co-Founders Win EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award

Signal, the global leader in real-time, cross-channel marketing technology, today announced that the company’s co-founders – CEO Mike Sands, CRO Marc Kiven, and CTO Eric Lunt – received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 Award in the technology category. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

“This award is an incredible honor for Signal. Not only does it recognize the work we’ve done to help brands better understand their customers and deliver amazing experiences, but it’s also incredibly humbling to be selected in the company of such a vibrant and supportive community of entrepreneurs in Chicago and beyond,” said Sands.

Signal, founded five years ago to empower modern marketers, is the creator of Fuse, a platform built to help brands create more personalized, relevant experiences for their customers. This award builds on the company’s strong momentum, which includes triple-digit revenue growth every year since inception, an expanded global presence across APAC and EMEA, and customer growth to thousands of clients.

“Being an entrepreneur is much like being a marketer in today’s hyperconnected world – fast paced, sometimes challenging, and always thrilling,” said Kiven. “We are incredibly proud to receive this award as entrepreneurs creating solutions for marketers to provide the absolute best, most relevant, and most powerful experiences to their customers.”

“This recognition underscores the acceptance of Signal’s platform and unique technology by thousands of leading brands around the globe,” said Lunt. “We look forward to driving the company to new heights of growth and success.”

Sands, Kiven, and Lunt were selected by an independent panel of judges, and received the award at a special gala event at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers on June 17, 2015.

As Midwest award winners, Sands, Kiven, and Lunt are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 14, 2015

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 June 19, 2015

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