Return Path would like to congratulate our CEO Matt Blumberg on being a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 program in the New York region. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, recognizing excellence and extraordinary success in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The award is unique in that it recognizes the contribution of people, like Matt, who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
Matt captures the essence of what it means to be an entrepreneur and relishes his role as CEO of Return Path. He and his team built Return Path to be not just a profitable tech company, but also – and perhaps more importantly – to be a model workplace, a company that views its workforce as a competitive advantage and means it. The classic entrepreneur builds the business — meaning the product, the revenue model – then builds a company to support that business. Matt and Return Path have done it, by Matt’s own admission, a little bit backward. The early years were focused on developing the company culture, corporate values, a long-term strategy, and investor reporting as opposed to more traditional early-stage activities like product features, getting traction with early clients, and generating buzz.
Today, Return Path is the global market leader in email reputation monitoring and certification serving over 2,500 clients in more than 60 countries. The company is focused on becoming the world leader in the aggregation and processing of email data to make email safer, more reliable and more accountable as a marketing channel. Return Path believes email is a key messaging channel for business and for how people run their lives today and Matt is laser-focused on ensuring that we help make email more secure and reliable.
Matt’s passionate about the business – and about learning from mistakes. Whether blogging on entrepreneurship at Only Once, or teaching classes at MIT or NYU, inspiring others at TechStars and SeedCamp, Matt is always ready to share his insights on what works in today’s turbulent business times, and ready with advice on how to create a company with a great culture like our own Return Path.
We’re looking forward to celebrating Matt at the E&Y Awards Ceremony on June 19. Congratulations, Matt!