ConversionPoint Technologies is proud to announce that founding director and chairman Peter Nguyen has won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Orange County Award for Advertising and Marketing.
Considered the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs, the award recognizes inspirational business leaders who are excelling in areas of innovation, financial performance, and commitment to their businesses and communities. Nguyen was selected after completing a series of interviews that were evaluated by an independent panel of judges.
The award follows a series of industry recognitions for Nguyen, including the Orange County Business Journal Excellence in Entrepreneurship. As founder and CEO of Ad Exchange Group, a global leader in performance-based advertising, he was instrumental in the company being recognized by the Orange County Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work, and receiving the Pillar World Award for Employer of the Year and the Gold Stevie Awards for Great Employers.
The Secret to His Success
We sat down with Peter to ask him some questions regarding his win of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, what the awards means to him, and the secret to his success.
What do you think was the biggest factor in securing your win for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award?
PN: If you take a look at the criteria, Ernst & Young is looking for a story. Grit, focus and ingenuity of how I’ve gotten to where I am. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 17 years, and a lot of hard work went into it. Our industry and market dominance over several years coupled with our growth factor certainly played a role in winning this award.
What does winning this award mean to you?
In short – it’s a very big deal. I’ve known about this award for over 20 years, and it represents the pinnacle of awards that I have been working hard to receive. Orange County in particular is one of the toughest regions to compete in, so a win here is even sweeter. Personally, I work hard every day to build something. Awards are secondary, but this one in particular, has been a personal goal for sure.
What are some of the cool things you see on the horizon for Ad Tech and e-Commerce?
The use of big data and machine learning to integrate the digital ad area is definitely top of mind. We will also see augmented reality and virtual reality become more prominent in the Ad Tech and e-Commerce sectors. 5G is also on the verge of massive growth, and will allow for a lot more mobile capabilities.
“As our founding director and chairman, Peter has help guide ConversionPoint on the path to strong growth and market expansion, and the creation of a technology platform that is destined to transform the e-Commerce landscape,” said ConversionPoint CEO, Robert Tallack. “Certainly no one is more deserving of this award from EY and the recognition of excellence and achievement it represents. We admire Peter because he leads by example with determination and grit, and for his remarkable ability to take an innovative approach to every challenge or opportunity.”