EY Announces Matt Gillin of Relay Network as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Philadelphia Award Winner

Nov 10, 2020

Radnor, PA, November 10, 2020 – Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Matt Gillin, CEO and co-founder of Relay Network, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Greater Philadelphia Award winner. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The award recognizes those entrepreneurial leaders who are excelling in overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Matt Gillin was selected by an independent panel of judges. The award was announced through the program’s first-ever virtual awards gala, hosted by Deborah Norville, anchor of Inside Edition, on October 6, 2020.

“It is an honor to be recognized among so many innovative, high-achieving entrepreneurs, especially in the Greater Philadelphia area,” said Matt Gillin, CEO and co-founder of Relay Network. “We go to work each day with a shared commitment, passion, and excitement to the mission, and I’m awed by our team and the culture we’ve built that captures the entrepreneurial spirit of this award. I’m grateful for every person who has given their time and talents to get us where we are today.”

Relay Network (“Relay”) delivers frictionless customer experiences through the first dedicated CX channel built to radically transform the way customers engage, learn, and take action for unmatched customer lifetime value. Going beyond the limitations of traditional communication channels, Relay’s Customer Feed is the only channel built with a singular purpose to drive business outcomes and strengthen customer relationships with every interaction.

Since 1986, EY US has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and tenacity have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Matt Gillin will go on to become a lifetime member of the esteemed multi-industry community of award winners, with exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight and wisdom of fellow alumni and other ecosystem members in over 60 countries — all supported by vast EY resources.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year program has honored the inspirational leadership of entrepreneurs such as:

  • Joe DeSimone of Carbon, Inc.
  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Corporation
  • Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc.
  • Jodi Berg of Vitamix
  • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn
  • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani
  • Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
  • Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks
  • James Park of Fitbit
  • Daymond John of Fubu


As a Greater Philadelphia award winner, Matt Gillin is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced Thursday, November 19, during a virtual awards gala. The awards are the culminating event of this year’s virtual Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.

Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Kauffman Foundation.

In Greater Philadelphia, sponsors also include PNC Bank, DFIN, SolomonEdwards Group, Ballard Spahr LLP, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Murray Devine & Company and Pepper Troutman LLP.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy

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About Relay Network

Relay Network delivers frictionless customer experiences through the first dedicated CX channel built to maximize customer engagement, education, and lifetime value. Going well beyond personalization, Relay enables businesses to deliver individualized solutions on a private, secure, one-to-one feed that radically transforms the way customers engage, learn and take action. Serving more than 50 million end users, Relay is the choice of industry leaders in healthcare, financial services, insurance, and telecom, to create more profitable, lasting customer relationships. To learn how your businesses can achieve better customer outcomes at scale, visit www.relaynetwork.com.