Irvington, Virginia – October 5, 2017 – The Tambellini Group, the world’s leading independent research and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education, today announced that its founder and CEO, Vicki Tambellini has been named a finalist for Female Entrepreneur of the Year. Additionally, her firm, The Tambellini Group, LLC, has also been named a finalist for Company of the Year. Both of these designations are for small companies in the business services fields.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run—worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories.

Vicki Tambellini is being acclaimed in the Entrepreneur of the Year category for establishing a reputation for helping higher education institutions identify their needs, and develop and execute plans to upgrade or replace critical administrative systems. She has differentiated her firm’s contributions by providing top tier analyst and advisory services at an affordable price so that every institution can have access to the help they need to drive strategic transformation initiatives backed by expertise and data.

The Tambellini Group is being recognized in the Company of the Year category for establishing a new model for today’s higher education executive – disrupting the traditional analyst and consulting models. The firm has been acknowledged for being able to help institutions reduce risks, control costs, and shorten the timeline to vendor selection. The success of the firm has been measured by an impressive 250% growth rate in the past year.

Finalists were chosen by more than 170 professionals worldwide serving on five specialized judging committees.  Jurors’ average scores will also determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the finalists, which will be revealed at the November 17 event in New York.

“Every year we say that the current crop of Stevies for Women nominations couldn’t be better, and the next year we’re proven wrong,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.  “The judges’ scores and comments bear witness to the fact that this year we will honor a truly remarkable class of women and women-led organizations in New York on November 17.”

 

About The Tambellini Group
The Tambellini Group (Tambellini) is the only independent research and analyst firm dedicated exclusively to higher education. With a database of the technology selections of more than 18,900 global institutions, and with a team of analysts and researchers who have decades of higher education expertise, Tambellini offers unbiased analysis and objective insight on education technology and market trends with verifiable data. Tambellini helps higher education executives, business leaders, and the investment community make fact-based technology decisions to achieve their key strategic goals. Founded in 2001, Tambellini is a woman-owned business headquartered in Irvington, Virginia. www.thetambellinigroup.com

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

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