EY announces HourlyNerd co-­‐founders Rob Biederman, Pat Petitti, and Peter Maglathlin are named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Emerging Company Award winners in New England

Catalant Staff

2016 marks 30 years of ingenuity in America

 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, June 29, 2016 – EY today announced that HourlyNerd co-­‐ founders Rob Biederman, Pat Petitti, and Peter Maglathlin, have received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Emerging Company category in New England. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program. 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. Biederman, Petitti and Maglathlin were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Marriott Copley Place on June 23, 2016.

“Our founding team is thrilled to be the recipient of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Emerging Company award for New England,” said Rob Biederman, co-­‐founder and co-­‐ CEO, HourlyNerd. “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our 65 employees and our network of 25,000 freelance business experts around the world.

Each and every one of them has helped our company grow into what it is today and we’re so excited to see what the future holds for HourlyNerd.”

“When we founded HourlyNerd three years ago, it was our mission to change the way that companies access and engage talent,” added Pat Petitti, co-­‐founder and co-­‐CEO, HourlyNerd. “To be recognized by EY as the Emerging Company in New England is a validation of that mission and what we’re creating here at HourlyNerd.”

Since 1986, EY has honored entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have propelled their companies’ success, invigorated their industries, and benefited their communities. Now in its 30th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Robert Unanue of Goya Foods, and Mindy Grossman of HSN. Recent US national winners include Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn; Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani; and 2015 winners Andreas Bechtolsheim and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks.

As a New England award winner, Biederman, Petitti and Maglathlin are now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 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 Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-­‐ growth, market-­‐leading companies.  The US Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner then moves on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in Monaco in June 2017.


Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In New England, gold level sponsors also include Fama PR, Goodwin Procter, Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nixon Peabody LLP, and The True Capital. Silver level sponsors include Chatham Financial, Empire Valuation Consultants, Morgan Lewis, and T3 Advisors.

About HourlyNerd

HourlyNerd is the leading technology platform for elite business talent. HourlyNerd’s innovative human capital solution connects top independent professionals with enterprises to tackle projects quickly and efficiently. HourlyNerd has built a global network of nearly 25,000 boutique consulting firms, custom teams, and independent experts, as well as best-­‐in-­‐class software tools for engaging and managing this market. Based in Boston, HourlyNerd serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 1000 companies like GE, Staples, and Pfizer, as well as countless others on a confidential basis. For more information, visit enterprise.hourlynerd.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.

About EY’s Strategic Growth Markets practice

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