The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is a global programme that is run by EY in over 50 countries, across six continents. The Irish programme has been identified as one of the strongest worldwide and has been running for over 18 years.
Each year, entrepreneurs are nominated and invited to enter any one of three categories: Emerging, Industry and International. Following interviews and a judging process, 24 entrepreneurs are shortlisted.
Brite:Bill CEO, Alan Coleman, shortlisted:
Alan has been shortlisted in the “Emerging” category. The finalists engage in a strategic programme of activities over six months including an international CEO Retreat; executive education sessions and filming for a TV series and culminating with the annual Gala Awards Dinner.
The shortlisted entrepreneurs will vie for the title of EY Entrepreneur of the Year at an awards ceremony in Dublin in October. The overall winner will go on to represent Ireland at World Entrepreneur of the Year in Monaco in June 2016.
Alan Coleman Bio:
Alan Coleman is founder and CEO of Brite:Bill, a billing communications company. Brite:Bill started life as an online bill management service, winning the inaugural Spark Of Genius award at Dublin Web Summit. With an intrinsic flair for innovation and measured risk-taking, Alan led the company’s metamorphosis into a leading global player in just five years. Alan’s proficiency in business development and negotiations steered Brite:Bill’s success in major contract wins with telecoms giants including Sprint & Rogers Canada. His vision to develop solutions that build and strengthen customer relationships and belief that “every communication is only as good as its outcome” lead him to break step with traditional approaches and deliver on his vision through building a company that builds unparalleled solutions in its space. Today, there is over $4Billion worth of bills processed on the Brite:Bill platform every month. Headquartered in Dublin, Brite:Bill has offices in London, Madrid, Kansas, San Francisco, Shanghai and Toronto.
Before establishing Brite:Bill, Alan was Alliance Sales Director, Accenture, responsible for €100m of hardware and software sales. Prior to that, Alan held a senior business development role with Macalla Software. Alan began his career with Morgan Stanley and is a graduate of UCD and Michael Smurfit School of Business.