CARE.COM FOUNDER & CEO SHEILA LIRIO MARCELO NAMED ERNST & YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2010 AWARD WINNER IN NEW ENGLAND
Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in the Technology Category
Waltham, MA - June 28, 2010 - Care.com (www.care.com), the premier source of trustworthy care options, today announced that Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the technology category in New England. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses. Marcelo was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel on June 24, 2010.
"I'm thankful to Ernst & Young and the judges for recognizing me for this award along with the other entrepreneurial leaders in New England," said Marcelo. "This award is recognition for the entire staff at Care.com and the hard work they have put in to build the largest and fastest growing online service helping families find care providers. We've worked together to build a safe, easy-to-use service, and we will celebrate this award as a team, too. I'm very grateful for this honor."
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards celebrate their 24th anniversary this year. The program honors entrepreneurs who have demonstrated exceptionality in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
As a New England award winner, Marcelo is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.
In New England sponsors include Boston Magazine, J. Robert Scott, Marsh, Nixon Peabody LLP, Accounting Management Solutions, Bowne and Regan Communications Group.
Founded in 2006, Care.com is the largest and fastest growing service used by families to find high-quality caregivers, providing a trusted place to easily connect, share caregiving experiences and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through-child care, special needs care, tutoring and lessons, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service helps families find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed providers who seek to share their services. Through its Care.com for Recruiters service, Care.com also enables companies to find high-quality caregiving employees.
For more information, visit www.care.com.
About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
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