Fieldglass, Inc., the leading technology provider to procure and manage contingent labor and services, was again named a finalist for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur Of The Year®” as well as the American Business Awards’ “Executive of the Year”. Both awards recognize proven entrepreneurs with demonstrated success and commitment to their businesses and communities.
As one of the longest-tenured founder/CEOs in the Vendor Management System (VMS) industry, Shekhawat helped shape how companies procure and manage the flexible workforce. Over more than 12 years, Fieldglass has remained a leading innovator in the VMS space, and today is the largest provider with the widest global presence.
In the announcement of Shekhawat as the 2012 Peter Yessne Staffing Innovator award recipient, Staffing Industry Analysts President Barry Asin recalled that “the growth and adoption of vendor management systems has been one of the most striking and enduring innovations in staffing over the past decade. Jai Shekhawat has been leading the cutting edge of that development.”
Shekhawat serves as a mentor within the Chicago entrepreneurial community. He is a founding member of both the Firestarter Fund and the Chicago chapter of TiE, and he has been active on the Mayor’s Council of Technology Advisers and the Economic Club of Chicago’s technology committee for six years. Shekhawat is also actively involved with the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and his alma mater, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business in a variety of ways.
ABOUT FIELDGLASS, INC.
Fieldglass is the largest Vendor Management System (VMS) provider. Its innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions allow organizations to better procure and manage their flexible workforces, including contingent labor, services arranged through Statements of Work, independent contractors and specialized talent pools. Using Fieldglass’ technology and value-added consulting services, global companies establish and sustain strategic, results-oriented contingent workforce and services procurement programs, year after year.
Fieldglass is the current VMS market leader in global labor spend and holds the industry’s highest customer satisfaction rating two years running, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. The world’s leading companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Monsanto, Rio Tinto and salesforce.com, rely on Fieldglass to gain visibility into complex services spend, improve worker quality, enforce both corporate and external compliance and realize greater contingent workforce program efficiencies. For more information, visit www.fieldglass.com.
ABOUT ERNST & YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
ABOUT THE STEVIE AWARDS
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.