I was honored to represent BrightRoll at the Stevie Awards ceremony for the American Business Awards Monday night in New York. BrightRoll was contending for two honors: BRX, our automated ad buying platform, was nominated for Business Innovation of the Year in the Other Services category, and I was nominated for Executive of the Year in the Media & Entertainment category.
In the end, BRX was named a finalist, and I won the Stevie for Executive of the Year. And I couldn’t be more thrilled or humbled. The award might have my name on it, but it belongs to all BrightRollers across our 11 offices worldwide. Our recognition at the Stevies is a testament to the savvy, passionate team we’ve built and the results we’ve achieved as a company.
Winners came from all points on the business spectrum, from large companies such as ESPN, Amazon and Ford, to smaller companies. Regardless of size, though, all winning companies had one trait in common: amazing results. It was great just to be a part of it all.
As an added bonus, Def Jam’s own Russell Simmons, who was honored at the show for his entrepreneurial and philanthropic achievements, was impressed and asked to see the next cut from the VAST Rapper.
We’re thrilled to be taking home the hardware!
Here’s a clip of my acceptance speech at the event:
— Tod Sacerdoti, CEO and co-founder, BrightRoll