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April 17, 2013 14:00 ET

Rakuten MediaForge CEO Tony Zito Named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Finalist in the Utah Region

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2013) - Ernst & Young LLP today announced that Tony Zito, CEO of Rakuten MediaForge, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 program in the Utah region. Rakuten MediaForge is an innovator in online display advertising and post engagement attribution technology.

The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Winners will be presented at a special gala on June 20 at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Now in its 27th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

In the Utah Region, local sponsors include Corporate Staging Resources, LLC, Digital Bytes Production & Design, Diversified Insurance Group, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Scherzer International, Strong & Hanni Law Firm and The Summit Group Communications.

About Rakuten MediaForge
Rakuten MediaForge is the only engagement-based display company. Its innovative ad technology provides proof that ads influence consumer behavior and generate greater Return on Ad Spend (ROAS). In its dedication to be a strategic partner and an advocate for client success, Rakuten MediaForge optimizes campaigns for the metric that is the most significant driver of purchase -- consumer engagement. Its product suite includes solutions for prospecting, retargeting, loyalty nurturing, and reengaging lapsed-users. For more information, visit

About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.

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