Globalization Partners CEO Nicole Sahin Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 New England Award Finalist

Boston May 25, 2017— Ernst & Young (EY) has named Nicole Sahin, founder and CEO of Globalization Partners, a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the New England region. The prestigious awards program, now in its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Sahin was chosen as a finalist following a competitive selection process managed by a panel of independent judges, and stands out as an entrepreneurial leader heading up of one of the region’s most innovative and enduring companies.

“This year has been a landmark one for Globalization Partners, characterized by tremendous growth and progress toward the ambitious goals we’ve set for the future,” said Nicole Sahin, founder and CEO, Globalization Partners. “I’m fortunate to work with some of the most knowledgeable and dedicated professionals in the fields of international business and human resources management, and consider this honor more than just a personal achievement, but a testament to the outstanding work of my team.”

Under Sahin’s leadership, Globalization Partners was named the fastest growing private women-led business in the United States on the 2016 Inc. 500 list, as well as the second fastest-growing private company in Massachusetts. Globalization Partners was also recently ranked #1 on the Boston Business Journal (BBJ) Fast 50 list, and named the Top Women-Led Disruptive Business to Work For by Ivy Exec. Sahin was a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year in the New England Region in both 2015 and 2016, underscoring her continued success as an entrepreneurial leader.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year New England region award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 27, 2017 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition, which recognizes business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.  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 18, 2017. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth ForumTM, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, Merrill Corporation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In the New England region, gold sponsors include Boston Private Bank, fama PR, Goodwin Procter, the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Nixon Peabody, True Capital and Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. Silver sponsors include Chatham Financial, Empire Valuation Consultants, Morgan Lewis, Sullivan & Worcester and T3 Advisors.

ABOUT GLOBALIZATION PARTNERS

Founded with the goal of making it easy to hire employees in other countries while minimizing the legal, HR and tax red tape that companies typically encounter, Globalization Partners empowers companies to hire the most talented people in more than 150 countries without the need to incorporate in each location. Using tailored International PEO Services and a Global Employer of Record Platform, Globalization Partners minimizes the risk of global expansion and enables fast entry into new markets. Less risk. More reward. Streamlined Global Employment.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program 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 awards program 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 over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

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