September 19, 2011 ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo Named Finalist for NCTA 21 Awards
Wingo in the Running for the People’s Choice Tech Executive of the Year Award
Research Triangle Park, NC – September 19, 2011 – ChannelAdvisor, a global e-commerce platform provider that enables retailers to sell more across online channels, today announced that CEO Scot Wingo has been selected as a finalist for the North Carolina Technology Association’s Tech Executive of the Year in North Carolina. Wingo is one of only four finalists; the final winner will be elected by a popular vote open to the public to vote daily until October 15. This award is part of the NCTA 21 Awards.
“Scot has always been the heart of ChannelAdvisor—he inspires excellence and fosters an environment of creative innovation—key factors in our sustained success,” said ChannelAdvisor President and COO David Spitz. “Scot’s local academic roots and involvement in the technology community have been influential in recruiting the brightest minds to our company. His leadership is a catalyst for ChannelAdvisor’s continued growth and global expansion, and we’re delighted to see him recognized for this award alongside other esteemed community leaders.”
The finalists for the Tech Executive of the Year include the following local leaders:
- Keith Collins, SAS
- Ping Fu, Geomagic
- Keith Luedeman, goodmortgage.com
- Scot Wingo, ChannelAdvisor
As CEO and co-founder of ChannelAdvisor, Wingo leads the company in its mission to set the standard for global retailers selling online. Wingo has worked within the e-commerce industry as an entrepreneur, an engineer, a co-founder and a CEO. He has successfully started three local e-commerce software companies and exited two, and has created hundreds of jobs in the Triangle area throughout ChannelAdvisor’s 10-year tenure. Wingo’s expertise in the technology and e-commerce industries leads the way for ChannelAdvisor to dominate multiple online channels with award-winning technology and services.
Wingo received a Master of Computer Science degree from North Carolina State University and has since been an active participant in the local community through his work with the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and the Entrepreneurship Initiative at N.C. State. Wingo also serves on the Corporate Advisory Boards for Virtual Heroes, Inc. and Windsor Circle, Inc., as well as the Technology Advisory Committee at Southern Capital ventures where he is continuously immersed in the latest technology and e-commerce ingenuity while helping foster economic development in North Carolina.
The NCTA 21 Awards is North Carolina’s most prestigious statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership in 21 categories.
“The North Carolina Technology Association is instrumental in fostering the development of the local technology industry, and it’s an honor to be recognized by the NCTA and among these highly-regarded business leaders,” said Wingo.
People can vote for Tech Executive of the Year finalists once per day through an online poll on NCTA’s website from September 15th through October 15th. The winner will be announced at the NCTA 21 Awards Gala on November 10, 2011 at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham, North Carolina.