ShotSpotter CEO Aims to Make a Difference in Underserved Communities By Combatting Gun Violence
NEWARK, Calif. – May 14, 2019 – ShotSpotter, Inc. (Nasdaq: SSTI), the leader in solutions that help law enforcement officials identify, locate and deter gun violence, today announced that EY has selected Ralph Clark, CEO of ShotSpotter, as a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Northern California region. Clark was also a finalist for this same award in Northern California in 2017. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world. Ralph Clark was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special black-tie gala event on Friday, June 21 at the Fairmont San Jose.
“This honor from EY is particularly significant to me and the entire ShotSpotter family because we take pride in building a successful company that is an agent for positive change in at risk and underserved communities,” said ShotSpotter President and CEO, Ralph Clark. “EY recognizes the importance of business leaders who prioritize a commitment to a better world.”
Ralph Clark has been at the helm of ShotSpotter since 2010, led its initial public offering in 2017, and is dedicated to helping law enforcement agencies provide equal protection for at-risk, underserved neighborhoods, reducing gun violence and restoring police as trusted guardians of the community.
With more than 30 years of corporate, financial and organizational leadership, Clark was previously CEO of GuardianEdge Technologies Inc. where he drove its successful acquisition by Symantec. Earlier in his career he worked for IBM and Goldman Sachs. He holds a B.S. in economics from the University of the Pacific and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He is a former board member and chair of Pacific Community Ventures, former board member and chair of the Oakland Boys and Girls Club and was recently selected to join the Harvard Business School’s California Advisory Board.
Now in its 33rd year, the EY program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
About ShotSpotter Inc.
ShotSpotter (NASDAQ: SSTI) provides precision-policing solutions for law enforcement to help deter gun violence and make cities, campuses and facilities safer. The company’s flagship product, ShotSpotter® Flex™, is the leading gunshot detection, location and forensic analysis system, and is trusted by 100 cities. ShotSpotter® Missions™ (formerly HunchLab) uses artificial intelligence-driven analysis to help strategically plan patrol missions and tactics for maximum crime deterrence. ShotSpotter has been designated a Great Place to Work® company.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy
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