August 15, 2013 09:13 ET

LeadMD CEO Justin Gray Named to 2013 Direct Marketing News 40 Under 40

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2013) - LeadMD, an industry leader in marketing automation and CRM consulting services, today announced that its founder and CEO, Justin Gray, has been named a 2013 Direct Marketing News "40 Under 40" winner. He joins 39 other leaders in the marketing industry whose innovation and achievements have set the pace for the direct marketing industry.

"The DM News list acknowledges those who are taking marketing beyond the status quo, into more powerful and uncharted territories," said Gray. "It's great to be recognized among these other leaders in our industry."

Gray has held senior leadership positions and facilitated record growth for an impressive range of companies. His entrepreneurial career started in college when he founded RootOne Marketing. Now, 14 years later, RootOne serves as a management entity for nine different marketing-focused businesses. Before starting LeadMD, his current focus, Gray was vice president of sales and marketing at startup BillingTree, and was instrumental in taking the small start-up company from $400k in annual revenue to its place as a $90 million dollar entity.

"LeadMD's expertise has been a huge asset to our company's growth," said John Schaeffer, president of Interactive Data. "I'm not at all surprised to see Justin's name on this list of industry leaders, because the work he's done with LeadMD is top notch. He's a strong leader and embodies an entrepreneurial spirit that's felt throughout the entire company."

The Direct Marketing News "40 Under 40" winners will be honored with an awards reception in New York on Sept. 25, 2013. The event will feature a panel discussion with past winners and a keynote presentation from Leontyne Green-Sykes, CMO of IKEA. Profiles featuring the winners, including Gray, will appear in the November issue of Direct Marketing News.

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