We’re thrilled to announce that Hearsay Social today was named to the third annual CNBC Disruptor 50 list, which ranks 50 of the country’s “most ambitious and innovative companies changing the economy and overall business landscape.”
Hearsay Social was selected from more than 350 companies for challenging the status quo and creating a new ecosystem for our products and services. Forward-thinking upstarts including Uber, Airbnb and Dropbox also were included on the 2015 list. As a vertically focused company solely dedicated to the financial services industry, it’s an honor to be among such well-known consumer brands.
This recognition comes on the heels of Hearsay Social CEO and co-founder Clara Shih’s nomination last fall to the CNBC Next List, a who’s who of influential leaders developing solutions that will transform business over the next quarter century including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner.
CNBC.com’s special 2015 Disruptor 50 report, disruptor50.cnbc.com, features an in-depth profile of Hearsay Social and an explanation of how CNBC chose and ranked the companies on the list. CNBC also will track our progress as a Disruptor throughout the coming year.
It’s been a time of tremendous growth and innovation for us at Hearsay Social. We have a dedicated presence in 10 cities around the world, and have built a world-class engineering team that’s constantly challenging the company to deliver the same type of experience to the financial services industry that’s as powerful, easy to use and intuitive as the most popular consumer apps.
Today, more than 100,000 financial advisors and insurance agents use the Hearsay Social platform to develop a strong social presence, build relationships with their clients and prospects, and ultimately increase business. Most of all, we’re thankful to count leading financial institutions such as New York Life, Raymond James and Penn Mutual as some of our amazing customers and partners.
For more information on how we’re disrupting the financial services industry, check out the press announcement and read our recent Advisor of the Future executive report.