Innovative 2014 BIG Awards for Business Winners “Epitomize What is Going Right With Companies

San Mateo, CA – Oct. 7, 2014 — Clarizen, the leader in enterprise work collaboration software, today announced that CEO Avinoam Nowogrodski has been recognized by the Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Awards for Business with a 2014 Entrepreneur Award. Nowogrodski, a second-time successful entrepreneur, was honored for his innovative work redefining collaboration in the real-time, multi-generational and ever-changing modern workplace. Excellence and democratization form the core of Nowogrodski’s leadership philosophy, and hecontinually works to empower individuals through participation, alignment and awareness.
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“The BIG Awards for Business winners this year epitomize what is going right with companies,” said Russ Fordyce, Managing Director of the Business Intelligence Group. “The sheer amount of innovation and the renewed attention to the customer experience was a common theme. We are incredibly proud to reward each and every winner and finalist.”

“Innovation, collaboration and employee empowerment are all intertwined. I made it my personal mission to overhaul work in the enterprise by connecting the disparate islands of activities into a single workspace with real-time social conversations, content sharing and work execution,” said Nowogrodski. “I thank the Business Intelligence Group for this honor, and look forward to continuing to shape the future of work.”

Nowogrodski, who started Clarizen in 2006 with the goal of redefining the future of work by driving collaboration with purpose, took a bold step four years later by shifting the company’s focus to developing Clarizen V6, the first solution to combine true social engagement with powerful project management. Since Clarizen V6’s release last year, the company has grown dramatically, increasing staff by over 50 percent and delivering growth of more than 70 percent.

Beyond product excellence, Nowogrodski realized that the modern collaborative workplace will be fueled by streamlining ideation and execution and connecting unstructured activities with structured enterprise processes to drive innovation in every corner of the enterprise.

The BIG Awards specialize in recognizing top-performing companies and organizations with a proprietary judging process scored by well-known and experienced leaders and executives from around the globe. Additional award-related details can be found at //www.bigawards.org.

About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with a mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business people, those with experience and knowledge, judge the BIG Awards. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above their peers.

About Clarizen
Clarizen is the leader in enterprise-class work collaboration and project management solutions that harness the power of the cloud to get work done efficiently, effectively and with better results. Fast to deploy and easy to use, Clarizen is redefining enterprise collaboration by connecting social context with tasks and projects to drive increased productivity and profitability. Clarizen fuels the high-performance teams of more than 2,300 organizations across 76 countries, including dozens of the Fortune 500. Most recently, Gigaom Research rated Clarizen at the top in its Sector RoadMap: process based collaboration in 2014 report. Founded in 2006, Clarizen is privately held with offices in San Mateo, California and Hod Hasharon, Israel. For more information, visit clarizen.com.

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