Posted on 06/06/2014
Accruent CEO and Founder Mark Friedman Named Central Texas Entrepreneur of the Year
We are happy to announce that our CEO, Mark Friedman, was named the 2014 winner in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award for Central Texas.
The EY award recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas including innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The finalists and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and honored at a gala event at the Hilton Downtown Austin on June 5, 2014.
Mark founded Accruent in 1995 and directs the company’s corporate vision, strategy and operations. He drove the company to become the global market leader in real estate and facilities software with over 1,200 customers that manage over $100B of annual expense. Under his leadership, we have received two Dorsey Awards for excellence in customer service, were recognized as Software Developer of the Year in 2006 and have been named to the Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 50 list for the last seven consecutive years for achieving outstanding revenue growth. In 2014, Accruent became the second largest software company in Austin and was recognized by GlassDoor as one of the 50 Best Places to Work, out of over 250,000 companies nationally.
Mark was also recognized as a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2013, named as one of the Top 30 People to Watch in commercial real estate, and was recognized as one of the Top 40 People Under 40 in retail. He is also a recipient of the BridgeGate20 Award.