Cie Digital Labs CEO Anderee Berengian Named Finalist At The 2018 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Orange County Region Award

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IRVINE, Calif., May 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (CDL), an accelerator of innovation for large enterprises and a growth accelerator for emerging startups, has announced that CDL Co-founder and CEO has been named a at Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award. This year, Anderee also won the and the , while CDL won the

EY’s Entrepreneur Of The Year program has been at the forefront of identifying game-changing entrepreneurs for more than three decades. The nomination recognizes Anderee’s tenacity in overcoming obstacles within the industry, proving the efficacy of CDL’s unique model of not just supporting but also operating each of its startups, and leveraging industry expertise to guide CDL towards financial stability and exponential growth. Anderee has led CDL’s mission to provide leading-edge digital and operational solutions at an accelerated pace, serving as an innovation lab for prominent brands and a platform to develop ideas into sustainable, profitable companies.

He has steered the company’s 50%+ YOY growth, lends his expertise on the board of several enterprises, including , , and , and has created over 1,000 jobs through his entrepreneurial efforts. With CDL and , a Newport Beach based venture capital firm where he is the Founder and Managing Partner, Anderee has been instrumental in launching and guiding several successful startups, including: , , , , CloudTrigger, Ankeena, and .

Anderee is also actively involved in giving back to the community: he was an Executive Committee member of the local ; and currently serves as a board member at and , and is a mentor at and .

"I’m honored to receive EY’s recognition as a finalist alongside other inspiring OC business leaders, and this nomination is a testament to CDL’s commitment to developing and seamlessly executing high impact solutions, while accelerating, strengthening, and extending the reach of its client ventures," said Berengian. “CDL’s foremost goal is to offer a holistic ecosystem for startups and enterprises alike, and provide swift and efficient ideation, strategizing and creation of high quality products and solutions that empowers companies to become premier category leaders.”

Now in its 32 year, the awards program celebrates entrepreneurs from over 145 cities and 60 countries for their extraordinary success across innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their communities. Berengian was selected as one of the 16 finalists by an independent judging panel that includes previous award winners, leading CEOs, private equity and venture capital investors, and other regional business luminaries. Winners will be announced at the Regional Awards Gala on Friday, June 22, with more than 500 Founders, CEOs and other business leaders in attendance, at the Monarch Beach Resort, California.

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national award winner, will be announced at the 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

See EY’s announcement of the finalists . Follow all the latest program developments using #EOYOC and visit the for more information.

CDL blends Silicon Valley know-how, startup dynamism and speed with the business maturity of serial entrepreneurs, seasoned venture capitalists, and Fortune 500 executives. This proven combination drives cutting edge solutions for top enterprises’ strategic and operational business challenges. CDL’s leadership team has served key roles at various successful startups including Amazon, Yahoo!, Overture, Nativo and Internet Brands.

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Globe Newswire: 22:30 GMT Wednesday 16th May 2018

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