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Nextiva wins 2018 Spirit of Enterprise Award, CEO Tomas Gorny to speak at luncheon
[October 01, 2018]

Nextiva wins 2018 Spirit of Enterprise Award, CEO Tomas Gorny to speak at luncheon

TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Combining cutting-edge cloud technology and a commitment to customer service, Nextiva is a leading business communications company. Perhaps best known for its NextOS and customer relations management software, Nextiva has been named the winner of the 2018 Spirit of Enterprise Award because of its innovation and growth.

Co-founder and CEO Tomas Gorny will accept the 2018 Spirit of Enterprise Award on Tuesday, October 2. Spirit of Enterprise will kick off this year's Economic Club of Phoenix (ECP) luncheon series, presented by Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business.

Now in its 22nd year, Spirit of Enterprise honors Arizona's best companies and entrepreneurs for creating jobs, boosting the economy and delivering great customer service.

"Spirit of Enterprise is one of our foundational events every year, and we're excited to bring it to our ECP audience for the first time," says W. P. Carey School of Business Dean Amy Hillman. "It's always special when we can recognize a local business that's driving change, so I really look forward to honoring Nextiva for its incredible success over the past decade, and to hear more about the company's journey from Tomas Gorny."

About the speaker:

Tomas Gorny is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who was born and raised in Poland. He moved to the United States in pursuit of theAmerican Dream at the age of 20 without knowing any English. Today, he's a technology visionary and serial entrepreneur. He's co-founder and CEO of Unitedweb and Nextiva, and on the board of directors for Endurance International Group.

Gorny says he based the spirit of Nextiva on innovation.

"I am excited to accept this award on behalf of Nextiva," said Tomas Gorny. "It is truly a tribute to every team member and represents the daily effort of the roughly 1,000 people that have built Nextiva from the ground up over the past 10 years. We are proud to operate in Arizona, and to continue to contribute to the vitality of this thriving business community."

In 2001, Gorny founded IPOWER which was sold to Warburg and Goldman Sachs in 2011 for nearly $1 billion and later went public. He launched Nextiva in 2006, followed by SiteLock in 2008. In 2014, Nextiva was named the fastest-growing telecommunications company in North America and the fastest growing tech company in Arizona by Deloitte. In 2015, SiteLock took Nextiva's place as the fastest-growing tech company in Arizona, with Nextiva coming in second. SiteLock sold to ABRY Partners LLC. earlier this year.

Gorny has received numerous awards for his leadership in the technology industry.

The ECP luncheon will be held Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. Tickets for non-members are available for $85.

Journalists interested in covering an event are asked to RSVP in advance.

About the W. P. Carey School of Business

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the top ranked and largest business schools in the United States. The school is internationally regarded for its research productivity and its distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel Prize winner. Students come from more than 100 countries and include over 50 National Merit Scholars. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:
Rebecca Ferriter, ASU
W. P. Carey School of Business
(310) 871-9041


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