Adthena’s CEO, Ian O’Rourke, has been nominated for Business Leader of the Year at the Information Age Tech Leaders Awards.
Ian’s entrepreneurial determination has been recognised previously with the Developing Entrepreneur Award at the WCIT Enterprise Awards 2016 – commonly regarded as the ‘Oscars for technology entrepreneurs’ – and a further nomination at the 2017 awards.
Ian has grown Adthena since 2012 to its current position as the premier global provider of competitive intelligence. Recent key achievements include a growth rate up from 50% to greater than 100% and a 92% increase in sales value as well as staff engagement scores exceeding 80%. Ian has also secured significant investment from Candy Crush entrepreneur Mel Morris, who now brings unmatched experience to Adthena’s board as it expands its operations in the US, UK and Australia. Ian likes to foster a culture of great products, getting things done, responsibility, freedom and continuous improvement.
Tech Leaders Awards is the UK’s leading celebration of the business, IT and digital leaders driving disruptive innovation and demonstrating value from the application of technology in large organisations.
It is a flagship awards programme for the UK’s thriving IT industry, bringing together the highest achievers to honour excellence in tech leadership and showcase the powerful contributions of technology and innovation in today’s economy.
Ian commented: “I am delighted to be nominated for this award and it is testament to the hard work of the whole Adthena team. Through hard work, determination and a culture of entrepreneurship Adthena continues to grow from strength to strength and our backing by Mel Morris puts us in good stead for sustainable and continuous growth.”
The ceremony will take place on September 14 at the Raddison Portman Blu Hotel, London.