Filev Recognized as Innovative, High-growth Entrepreneur
San Jose, Calif., May 14, 2019 – Wrike, the collaborative work management platform for high-performance teams, is thrilled to announce that Founder and CEO Andrew Filev is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Northern California region. Filev, 36, first became an entrepreneur nearly 20 years ago and has served as CEO of Wrike since founding the company in 2006.
“I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was a teenager, and in the last decade, I’ve focused all my passion on Wrike and helping our customers achieve their goals. So it’s an honor to be recognized and considered by EY for this prestigious award,” said Filev. “I’ve always believed that if you put your customers first and encourage your team to think critically and creatively, they’ll find exciting ways to drive business growth and build a positive workplace. Being one of EY’s finalists, especially among so many other esteemed entrepreneurs, is awesome validation of that approach.”
Wrike has more than 700 employees worldwide, was recognized as a Top Workplace by the Bay Area News Group for the fourth consecutive year in 2018, and one of the Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal. Wrike is a two-time leader in the Forrester Wave™ report for Collaborative Work Management Tools for the Enterprise, received the Customer’s Choice for Project Portfolio Management Worldwide by Gartner Peer Insights™, and has been named one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™List for the last four years.
“The culture at Wrike is a testament to Andrew’s measured approach to building a company, and its values mirror his own,” said Megan Barbier, Vice President of People Operations at Wrike. “The collaborative spirit of our global team, the innovative nature of the product, and the outstanding business performance can be traced back to his positive attitude and commitment to building a phenomenal workplace.”
The Wrike platform brings out the best in teams by empowering them with a single digital workplace packed with all of the powerful tools, features, and integrations they need to do their very best work at scale. It features enterprise-grade security and work management capabilities that are both powerful enough to meet the needs of traditional project managers yet flexible enough to benefit the everyday worker. The Wrike platform delivers seamless collaboration, a single source of truth, real-time visibility, work automation, and real-time reporting.
Now in its 33rd year, the Entrepreneur of the Year program is widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S. and has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. The program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, performance, and personal commitment to their teams and communities, while also transforming our world. Filev was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special black-tie gala event on Friday, June 21 at the Fairmont San Jose.