Fashion industry headhunting firm 24 Seven Inc.'s founders made the finalist cut for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 Award in the Metro New York Area.
A panel of independent judges selected Celeste Gudas, Sheilah Hogan and Stuart Kagel, who founded the firm in 2000, from nearly 100 nominations, as finalists who represent "outstanding entrepreneurs on a regional, national and global level who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses," according to Ernst & Young.
The honor follows 24 Seven's new status as a certified Women's Business Enterprise, as recognized by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. Founded, owned and operated by two female executives and a male executive, 24 Seven stands by its commitment to the growth of female executives in creative industries, according to the firm.
Both recognitions come at a time of growth for the New York-based agency. 24 Seven is continuing its global expansion by opening a 24/7 Business Intelligence Center with a proprietary technology platform, as well as opening offices in London and Seattle. The April debut in London, at 18 Soho Square, marks its first international office, and 24 Seven hopes the base connects it to Europe, as well as Asia. Meanwhile, the Seattle office will open in June to serve established Pacific Northwest clients like Nike and North Face and the region's growing creative community.
Winners of the Ernst & Young awards will be revealed at a gala on June 28 at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007 national program, which will be unveiled at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif. Nov. 17, and the overall national Entrepreneur of the Year award recipient is considered for the world event in Monte Carlo.
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