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EY Names RFPIO CEO Ganesh Shankar an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Pacific Northwest Program Award Winner


The RFP response management company was also recently listed under Comparably’s Happiest Employees of 2020 

BEAVERTON, Ore., October 19, 2020 — RFPIO, a cloud-based RFP response management platform, today announced that Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) has named Ganesh Shankar, co-founder and CEO of RFPIO, an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Pacific Northwest award winner. For three decades, the award has recognized entrepreneurial leaders who are excelling in overcoming adversity; financial performance; societal impact and commitment to building a values-based company; innovation; and talent management. Shankar is one of eight business leaders who were selected as award winners by a panel of independent judges — comprised of previous award winners and other business leaders.

After a year of sustained growth and user adoption, RFPIO also won three Comparably awards including Happiest Employees, Best Perks & Benefits, and Best Work-Life Balance. The lists include 100 of the highest-rated workplaces based on anonymous employee feedback. RFPIO has prioritized its culture and employees well-being offering benefits, creating policies, and providing incentives far bigger than other companies their size might offer. Including flexible work policies, 401k matching in the US, and more.

“What a whirlwind and honor winning EY Entrepreneur of the Year has been. I’m grateful to the program and judges, my family and team that make my work possible everyday,” said RFPIO’s CEO, Ganesh Shankar. “On the heels of winning such a prestigious entrepreneurial award, I’m equally proud to see RFPIO is home to some of the happiest employees in the world, according to Comparably. RFPIO’s successes are the result of our smart and humble team putting in the work. I’m proud to build a great product for our customers alongside a great group of talented individuals.”

As a Pacific Northwest award winner, Shankar is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced Thursday, November 19, during a virtual awards gala. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2021.

RFPIO’s cloud-based RFP response management platform, the industry’s first AI-enabled solution, is trusted by companies around the world and across industries to facilitate a more efficient RFx response process. The solution’s dynamic answer library provides centralized content and a collaboration hub. Robust, bi-directional integrations with many popular solutions, along with an open API, allow teams to connect instantly to people and content. Built by a team with extensive experience in RFP response, RFPIO is an easy-to-use solution that makes RFP response efficient and effective. RFPIO works with many enterprise organizations, such as Google, Adobe, Atlassian, Change Healthcare, Siemens, Tenable, Zoom Video and others. For more information, visit or follow @rfpioinc on Twitter.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title.

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