TAMPA, FL — June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has announced that Scott Price, CEO of A-LIGN was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Florida Award finalist. In its 35th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.
Price founded A-LIGN in 2009 to bring a new approach for security, assurance and compliance solutions to companies worldwide, addressing systemic inefficiencies he had experienced completing thousands of audits. Through its unique integration of technology and human experts, A-LIGN delivers a unique, high-quality service powered by automation and optimization to organizations of all sizes, from SMB to the Global 1000. Over the last decade, A-LIGN has experienced tremendous growth, reaching over 350 employees and 2,500 customers. With office locations in 5 countries and revenues growing at over 30% YoY, the company is poised for tremendous growth as it executes on an aggressive software roadmap and continued expansion plans to meet the rapidly increasing demand for cybersecurity and compliance at all levels of the market.
“Being recognized as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist is a tremendous honor not only for me but for the entire team at A-LIGN,” stated Price. “The entrepreneurial spirit runs deep throughout our company and I attribute much of our success to this mindset. As a team, we remain committed to seeking out change, embracing critical thinking, innovation and continuous improvement. Our industry is evolving quickly as third-party security auditing is now a core component for establishing deeper business relationships for organizations around the world. The trailblazing attitude that carried us to today will be what allows us to excel and lead the market over the next 24 months.”
Price was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on August 5, 2021 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world.
The program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond. Nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November 2021 at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings 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 2022.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America.
In Florida, sponsors also include Premium sponsor PNC Bank and Supporting sponsors DLA Piper LLP and Donnelly Financial Solutions.
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. National Overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.
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A-LIGN uniquely delivers a single-provider approach as a HITRUST CSF Assessor firm, Qualified Security Assessor Company, accredited ISO 27001, ISO 27701 and ISO 22301 Certification Body, accredited FedRAMP 3PAO, designated CMMC C3PAO and licensed CPA firm. Working with small businesses to global enterprises, A-LIGN experts and its proprietary compliance management platform, A-SCEND, are transforming the compliance experience. For more information, visit www.A-LIGN.com.