Jill Nelson accepting award

Last night, we were honored to be named the Growth Stage Company winner of the Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards, sponsored by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. Congratulations to our fellow category finalists on your amazing growth over the past year—Puppet, iovation and FCR!

This coveted honor puts Ruby on the map as a leading company within Portland’s nationally recognized high-tech community. The Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards honor entrepreneurial leadership, remarkable success at each stage of the business lifecycle, and game-changing technology. The rigorous judging process included a panel presentation and interview with our leadership team, and a site visit of our Pearl office.

Here’s what the judges had to say about selecting Ruby as the winner:

The company was chosen because it has demonstrated terrific growth performance fueled by a unified culture in customer service, has a scalable business model, is deploying technology that sets it apart in its industry, demonstrates commitment to the community, and provides good entry level jobs.

We are so grateful to our incredibly talented team of Rubys who WOWed the judges and OEN community with our ability to grow and innovate while protecting our special culture. The entrepreneurial flame is alive in each one of us—it’s what makes us Ruby!

And a special shout-out to our amazing community of customers and fans who have helped us grow by sharing their Ruby experience with others and spreading the word about our exceptional service. We are thrilled to continue growing and innovating for you!