It has recently been announced that AIS’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Charles Green was named a semifinalist for Ernst and Young’s (EY) Entrepreneur Of the Year® New York Award.
Green is one of 46 semifinalists in the regional category. On May 14, semifinalists will attend a Judges Reception in New York City for in-person interviews with the judging panel, consisting of past winners, as well as finance and community leaders. Finalists will be announced at the end of May and an awards gala will be held in June where regional finalists are celebrated and the Entrepreneur Of the Year® 2019 New York Award winners are announced.
Green co-founded AIS in 2001. In just the past six years, AIS has more than doubled its workforce to 315 employees, quadrupled its revenue, acquired three companies and has expanded to its nine locations, while offering employees some of the best benefits in the industry. In June 2018, AIS was named by Cybersecurity Ventures as one of the world’s hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies to watch in 2018, having secured spot #101 on the prestigious Cybersecurity 500 list.
“AIS is a company built on ideas and imagination,” said Green. “Our leadership team has a willingness to listen, a willingness to invite employees to participate and a willingness to let employees take risks and explore options and I truly think that is what has made AIS what it is today. I am thankful every day that I get to come to AIS to not only lead but work with the people that I do. It’s been quite the ride and I can’t wait to see where we are headed next.”
The Entrepreneur Of The Year® Program, founded by EY, has recognized the endeavors of exceptional men and women who create the products and services that keep the worldwide economy moving forward. Since its inception, Entrepreneur Of The Year® has grown dramatically and now includes programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries worldwide. The Entrepreneur Of The Year® US Awards gala is the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the largest gathering of entrepreneurs in America.