Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Orange County
March 2, 2011 – Lead Research Group (www.leadresearchgroup.com), one of the southland’s fastest growing and most innovative marketing firms, today announced that Ryan Rasmussen, Co-Founder and CEO, and Matthew Marsh, Co-Founder and President are among the nominees for the 2011 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards hosted by the Orange County Business Journal. According to The Business Journal, the award recognizes individuals who embody the American entrepreneurial spirit and whose organizations have contributed to the strength of our regionâ€™s economy. Rasmussen and Marsh are among the nominees where five outstanding entrepreneurs will be selected by an independent panel of judges, and announced at a luncheon and awards event at the Hyatt Regency Irvine on March 17.
â€œWe are thrilled and honored to be among the other deserving nominees considered to receive this recognition,â€ said Marsh. â€œThis has been a milestone year for Lead Research Group (LRG). We have experienced explosive growth in our business and revenue and continue to be inspired and committed to reaching new heights. To be included within our regionâ€™s group of dynamic business leaders who excel despite a challenging economic climate is an honor in itself.â€
Huntington Beach-based Lead Research Group, which is one of the marketing industryâ€™s most rapidly growing direct response advertising firms, experienced nearly 8000% revenue growth from 2007 to 2009, ranking # 3 for all Marketing and Advertising firms in the nation by INC. Magazine and snatching the #1 spot for fastest-growing private companies in Los Angeles and Orange County in 2010. The company provides quality online and offline lead generation campaigns with astute business development tactics to maximize sales growth.
The Excellence in Entrepreneurship awards celebrate their 10th anniversary this year. The program celebrates the individuals and organizations whose accomplishments positively impact the OC business community.
Founded and produced by The Business Journal, the Excellence in Entrepreneurship awards feature BNY Mellon Wealth Management, QSI, Cresa Partners, Hein & Associates, LLP., Ernst & Young, Latisys, Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business & Management and Brandman University as Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Bronze sponsors.
About Lead Research Group
LRG is a leading provider of true, performance-based marketing and advertising with the widest variety of marketing verticals, methods and niches. The LRG team, known industry-wide as the â€˜Marketing Gorillas,â€™ provides advanced strategies to a wide variety of advertising initiatives. Lead Research Group focuses entirely on high ROI, quality performance and top-flight results. For more information about Lead Research Group, visit: http://www.leadresearchgroup.com.
About The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards Program
The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award is designed to recognize individuals who exemplify the American entrepreneurial spirit â€“ who, by their creativity and determination, have established and nurtured successful business ventures. Entrepreneurs are a powerful economic force, especially in a down market. More than half of the companies on the 2009 Fortune 500 list were launched during a recession or bear market, pointing to the fact that new firms generate jobs and promote growth in the economy. (http://www. entrepreneurship.gov).