Award recognizes entrepreneurial excellence in the Technology category.
CHICAGO, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Last night, EY announced that Patrick Allin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions to the construction industry, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 Award in the Technology category in the Midwest. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Allin was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at Navy Pier in Chicago on June 18.
"I'm deeply honored to be recognized by EY. This prestigious award is not just for me but for the entire team at Textura. I am extremely proud of the company we've built and the work that this tremendous group of people does every day. This award represents a powerful validation from EY and the judges of our vision, our hard work and our achievements in building a dynamic and highly successful business," said Allin, who co-founded Textura in 2004.
Textura provides virtual collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry that touch on all phases of a construction project. Its end-to-end cloud-based portfolio allows Textura clients to manage their businesses in an integrated fashion. Textura's solutions help organizations enhance efficiency by eliminating manual, paper-laden processes and increase communication between project collaborators by providing access to real-time information.
Now in its 28th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2013 winner Hamid Moghadam, CEO and Chairman of Prologis.
As a Midwest award winner, Allin is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 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 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored in the United States by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America.
In the Midwest program, regional sponsors include LaSalle Network, Benefitdecisions, PNC Bank, Becker Professional Education, Merrill Datasite and Smart Business. Local sponsors include 1871 and The Big Picture.
Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry. Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle – from takeoff, estimating, design, pre-qualification and bid management to submittals, field management, LEED® management and payment.
Textura's collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks. With award winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation. www.texturacorp.com
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.
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