Globalization Partners CEO Nicole Sahin Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017

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Sahin Named to Elite Group of EY Award Recipients for the New England Region

Nicole Sahin, CEOBoston June 28, 2017Globalization Partners, a global professional employer organization (PEO) and employer of record firm, today announced that Founder and CEO Nicole Sahin was named an Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award recipient for the New England region. Now in its 31st year, EY’s prestigious Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards program recognizes individuals that are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award recipients are selected by an independent panel of judges that includes previous award winners and leaders in the region’s business community. Sahin and the other Entrepreneur Of The Year award recipients in the New England region were honored at a gala last night hosted at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston.

Globalization Partners, a company she founded, has grown tremendously under Sahin’s leadership over the last several years, including more than 2X increase in revenue from fiscal years 2015 to 2016. This latest achievement underscores Sahin’s continued success as an entrepreneurial leader, having also been named an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist in the New England region in both 2015 and 2016.

“I’ve learned that as an entrepreneur, one of your most valuable assets is a talented, motivated team behind you to help drive your vision forward, and I am fortunate to have exactly that,” said Nicole Sahin, founder and CEO, Globalization Partners. “I am incredibly honored to accept this award, and do so with the same passion and sense of purpose as when we first got started, remaining steadfastly committed to helping other entrepreneurs and business owners build their own winning teams in more than 170 countries across the globe.”

Globalization Partners brings unmatched expertise to its client base of U.S. companies looking to expand internationally. By assuming employer responsibilities and eliminating the need to set up foreign business entities, Globalization Partners is able to cut the cost of international expansion by as much as 94 percent, reducing time to onboard a new employee from months to days and turning international payroll and HR management into a fast and easy process.

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.

As a regional award winner, Sahin will be considered 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 EY’s national awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on November 18, 2017.

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 170 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.

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