SEATTLE — All Star Directories, one of the fastest growing online publishers of educational directories, today announced that the company and its CEO have been selected as award recipients by Ernst & Young and Seattle Business. CEO Douglas Brown has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 award in the Internet services category for the Pacific Northwest, which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who have succeeded in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. As a company, All Star Directories has been named as one of the Best Companies to Work For in the Puget Sound by Seattle Business for the third consecutive year.
"Leading All Star Directories through a period of extraordinary growth has been exhilarating," said Doug Brown, CEO of All Star Directories. "I’m very grateful for this recognition, with full awareness that it’s based entirely on the achievements of a capable and collaborative team which I’m proud to serve."
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program honors the best in class regional leaders in June, leading up to the national awards in November. CEO Doug Brown is among the leading entrepreneurs selected by an independent judging panel made up of regional business, academic and community leaders. This year, the Entrepreneur of the Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.
“The All Star Directories team is delighted that our CEO Doug Brown has been recognized for his work and achievements in building and leading our dynamic, growing business,” said Wayne Wisehart, CFO at All Star Directories. “The Best Companies to Work For award is a testament that we foster a strong and healthy work environment for our employees from the top down. Both awards validate our approach to business and how we treat our employees.”
Each year Seattle Business recognizes companies that treat their employees well. All Star Directories has ranked as one of the best small companies to work for over the past three years and has consistently moved up in rankings. The results are based on nearly 10,000 employee questionnaires about their employers based on criteria such as leadership, communications and company culture. Employees are also asked about special perks that make their organization unique.
About All Star Directories
All Star Directories, Inc. is one of the Internet’s fastest growing publishers of online and career school directories matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs. Recently, Inc. Magazine ranked All Star among the fastest growing companies in the country, and the Puget Sound Business Journal has recognized the company as one of Washington State’s fastest growing companies for six consecutive years. From leading research institutions to fast-growing online and for-profit schools, nearly 800 featured schools representing close to 60,000 programs trust All Star Directories as the authority in online student marketing. The All Star network of sites focuses on a wide range of fields, including All Allied Health Schools, All Art Schools, All Business Schools, All Education Schools, All Psychology Schools, All Criminal Justice Schools, All Computer Schools and All Nursing Schools. Please visit www.allstardirectories.com or call 1-888-404-8043