ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cardlytics co-founders, Scott Grimes and Lynne Laube, have been selected as recipients of the 2019 E. Milton Bevington Distinguished Entrepreneur Award, marking the first year that two individuals will share the recognition.
Every other year, MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta presents the award to an individual who has made an extraordinary contribution to the city’s technology community. Both Grimes (CEO) and Laube (COO) have bolstered Atlanta’s economy by creating hundreds more jobs, celebrating cultural diversity through programs like Women of Cardlytics and a partnership with Year Up Atlanta, and devoting their time to organizations like FinTech Atlanta, which aims to cement the city as the recognized global capital of financial technology.
“We felt the incredible journey that Scott and Lynne have been on since founding the company in 2008 made them the perfect duo to honor this year,” said Chris Stanley, chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum selection committee. “In 11 short years, they have grown the business to more than 400 employees globally, completed a public stock offering, and continue to shine as one of Atlanta’s most innovative technology companies.”
To celebrate and honor Grimes and Laube, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta will host the 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Gala on Thursday, October 3, at 6 p.m. at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The Gala will include a cocktail reception, dinner, and keynote speech presented by both 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneurs.
“Lynne and I are honored to receive this recognition from the MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta,” said Grimes. “Atlanta continues to establish itself as a major FinTech player, and I like to think that we are doing our part in helping facilitate this growth by attracting strong talent to work with some of the biggest banks and brands in the world.”
Grimes and Laube will be introduced by United States Senator, David Perdue, a former Cardlytics Board Member. CarterBaldwin Executive Search is the presenting sponsor of the event.
"We are grateful for this privilege to celebrate the success that Cardlytics has achieved and especially the role that Scott and Lynne have played as standout entrepreneurs in our great city of Atlanta," said David Clapp, managing partner at CarterBaldwin.
Additional sponsorships, including corporate tables, are available. Companies interested in celebrating the Cardlytics co-founders should contact MITEFA Director, Kelly Lamb, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual tickets can be purchased online at www.mitefatlanta.org.
Cardlytics (NASDAQ: CDLX) uses purchase intelligence to make marketing more relevant and measurable. We partner with financial institutions to run their banking rewards programs that promote customer loyalty and deepen banking relationships. In turn, we have a secure view into where and when consumers are spending their money. We use these insights to help marketers identify, reach and influence likely buyers at scale, as well as measure the true sales impact of marketing campaigns. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cardlytics has offices in London, New York, San Francisco, and Visakhapatnam. Learn more at www.cardlytics.com.
About The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta
The MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta is a volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide educational programs and services that promote and strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship at the intersection of business and technology in the Southeast. Affiliation with MIT is not required to participate. Additional information is available at www.mitefatlanta.org.
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