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Vennli Honored as Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award Winner in 2015 American Business Awards

Jun 24, 2015 1:21:05 PM

South Bend, IN – June 23, 2015: Vennli was presented with two Stevie® Awards in the 13th Annual American Business Awards on Monday night: the Silver for Startup of the Year – Business Services and the Bronze for Startup of the Year – Business Products.

The American Business Awards are considered the nation’s preeminent business awards program. All organizations within the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,�? the awards were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Monday, June 22 at the Fairmont in Chicago.

More than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and Human Resources Department of the Year, among others.

More than 200 executives worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

Vennli was honored to be nominated for two Startup of the Year categories. Vennli helps organizations of all sizes seize their competitive advantage and win the customers’ choice. Their built-in survey platform easily obtains real-time customer insights, and intuitive data visualization allows organizations to quickly grasp the competitive landscape and customer needs to make confident, informed decisions.

“Vennli is founded on a passion for using customer insights to drive decision-making,�? says Pooya Ghiaseddin, Chief Product Officer. “We listened to our customers and, based on that learning, designed our product to translate customer insights into prescriptive actions for growth that executives can use to make fast, confident decisions.�?

It is founded on a proven strategy model developed by co-founder Joe Urbany from Notre Dame and the software expertise of co-founder Gary Gigot, whose background includes technology marketing and venture capital for firms such as Microsoft, Visio, and Frazier Technology.

“Vennli enables your team to tackle an often complex process like developing a growth strategy,�? said Gary Gigot, CEO and co-founder of Vennli. “We’ve found that real-time data about how customers make purchase decisions in the context of a very specific growth strategy is important but missing – and we solve for that.�?

“We are extremely impressed with the quality of the entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that won should be proud,�? said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of winners in all categories are available at

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards programs receive more than 10,000 nominations from organizations in more than 60 nations each year. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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