SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 10, 2018 – EY today announced that Christopher W. Cabrera, founder and CEO of Xactly is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in Northern California. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Cabrera was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 8, 2018, at the Fairmont San Francisco.
Cabrera founded Xactly in 2005 to revolutionize the way companies align and optimize incentive compensation in the cloud to deliver better sales engagement and revenue growth. But equally as important, he set out to create a company centered on employee and customer excellence and social responsibility. Highlighting the success of his mission, Xactly has been named a best place to work 15 times in its short history and has given more than 4,000 hours and $160,000 to serve those in need in the communities where “Xactlians” work and live. The company also boasts hundreds of happy customers that rate Xactly as the leading sales performance management technology provider on sites such as the Salesforce AppExchange and G2Crowd.
“Chris created something truly unique when he founded Xactly,” said Micheline Nijmeh, CMO of Xactly. “His passion for our people and customers is infectious and sets the tone for the company. He still personally hosts new hire initiations and all hands meetings to ensure everyone at the company understands and lives our values every day. That is pretty special from today’s tech CEO.”
Cabrera was previously named “Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the USC Marshall School of Business.
Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by EY, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the US by SAP America, the Kauffman Foundation and Merrill Corporation.
In Northern California, sponsors also include SolomonEdwards and Woodruff Sawyer.
Xactly delivers a scalable, cloud-based enterprise platform for planning and incenting sales organizations, including sales quota and territory planning, incentive compensation management, and predictive analytics. Using this powerful sales performance management (SPM) portfolio, customers mitigate risk, accelerate sales performance, and increase business agility. Combined with Xactly Insights, the industry’s only empirical big data platform, Xactly empowers companies with real-time compensation insights and benchmarking data that maximize the bottom line. With an open, standards-based architecture, Xactly seamlessly integrates within an enterprise’s existing infrastructure, with the ability to work with any ERP, CRM, or HCM application, while meeting the highest enterprise standards in security, reliability, and privacy.
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