Ernst & Young (EY) announced earlier this month the selection of Rei Carvalho as a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Mountain Desert region. The Mountain Desert region incorporates unstoppable entrepreneurs from companies based in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

The award is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious business awards in the United States, recognizing entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

The independent panel of judges were impressed with Rei’s entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrated commitment to innovation, personal integrity and purpose driven leadership, strong strategic direction, and value creation for stakeholders (ie, financial performance, development of human capital and sustainability).  

Now in its 33rd year, the EY award program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. This year award winners will be announced at a special gala on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts in Denver, Colorado.

Carvalho founded Emailage in 2012 with the goal of uniting companies to fight online fraud. This goal is front and center in driving company growth, strategy, and tactics across the breadth of the business; from a commitment to offering global access, to the development of new purpose-built products and working to hire the industry’s top talent.

Last month, Emailage announced its 16th consecutive quarter of growth, and expanded its presence to key markets across the globe, including Singapore, Australia and Germany.

Emailage helps to reduce fraud for over 1,500 companies conducting business in 150 countries, including 3 of the top 5 U.S. banks, 5 of the top 10 global retailers, 3 of the top 5 largest global airlines, the top 3 PC manufacturers, 3 of the top 6 credit card issuers, 3 of the top 5 marketplace lenders, the top 4 money transfer providers and 3 of the top 5 travel websites.

If successful in the regional round, Rei would be eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.