DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that Raj Vattikuti, Executive Chairman of Altimetrik, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Michigan and Northwest Ohio Award finalist. Raj was selected as one of 29 finalists by a panel of independent judges from a competitive pool of nominations. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our world.
Raj Vattikuti has built his career and multiple businesses on his ability to identify opportunities and take on adversity, creating a legacy of success and philanthropy. Raj founded Altimetrik, his latest venture, after recognizing that companies were stuck in their business and digital transformation efforts. Altimetrik challenges the conventional approach to business and digital transformation with an incremental and iterative approach and an engineering team of practitioners that deliver measurable results. Since its founding, Altimetrik has grown to over 2,500 employees with offices across the world and several Fortune 500 clients.
Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria, including overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.
“Congratulations and good luck to my fellow finalists,” said Vattikuti. “I started my career by tackling the deep, intractable technology problems companies faced. Now, 35 years later, the problems are new and more complex, but my goal as an entrepreneur remains the same: to deliver the desired outcomes so businesses can realize growth in revenue, profit, and cash with speed and agility. That’s exactly what we do every day at Altimetrik.”
Award winners will be announced through a special virtual event on Thursday, October 8. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November during a virtual awards gala. 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.
Altimetrik is a pure-play business and digital transformation company. We partner with Fortune 500 companies to deliver fast, meaningful, and measurable business outcomes. As practitioners of end-to-end business and digital transformation, we deliver measurable results for clients across financial services, payments, retail, automotive, healthcare, CPG, manufacturing, and other industries. Visit www.altimetrik.com
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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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