SOURCE: Tallwave


November 21, 2013 10:15 ET

Tallwave Honored With Business Awards Including Best Place to Work, Best Executive Team and Best New Company of the Year

Portfolio Company ethology Also Recognized as Fastest-Growing Company of the Year

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2013) -  Demonstrating a strong organizational culture of leadership, employee engagement and teamwork, Tallwave, a self-described "commercializor" and venture development company, recently earned local and national recognition. In addition, Tallwave portfolio company ethology, a full-service, integrated digital marketing agency for evolving brands, was lauded for its rapid growth. 

These recently announced awards are:

Serving as founding partner and CEO for both Tallwave and ethology, Jeff Pruitt directs a dynamic team of leaders with the skills and vision needed to build the innovation economy.

"We are grateful to be recognized for our 'people first' culture; strong track record of successful execution, and unwavering focus on innovation and economic growth," said Pruitt. "The entrepreneurs make it all possible. Our team works hard to be the connective tissue between them and the capital and other resources they need. Together, we are building rapid-growth companies through lean operations and scalable business principles."

With a for-profit business model that unlike incubators and accelerators, does more than marry money, mentors and co-work space with entrepreneurs and their startups, Tallwave helps entrepreneurs build their ventures faster, with more success and less risk for them and their investors. Titans of the technology industry have suggested the company may be "the next big thing" for building sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems globally.

Ethology launched in 2010 as a Tallwave portfolio company. Three years later, the full-service integrated digital marketing agency has grown to over 75 employees with offices in Scottsdale, Portland, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City.

"It is very exciting to be part of a team with a passion and focus on delivering top-notch digital marketing services to our clients," said Larry Jenkins, president of ethology. "Being recognized for our growth is very rewarding and I personally thank our valued clients, staff and business partners who have all been instrumental in helping us grow."

About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards is the only business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. The third annual program in North America, featuring its most distinguished judging panel yet assembled, received the largest number of submissions since the award program's inception. An array of public and private companies of all sizes and industries across the U.S. and Canada participated in this year's program.

About Phoenix Business Journal "Best Places to Work"
Now in the 11th year of its annual "Best Places to Work" awards, The Phoenix Business Journal recognizes companies with excellent moral, engagement and retention. This year, more than 100 companies will be honored at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess on Thursday, December 12th.

About Tallwave:

Tallwave is a commercializor.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the company creates and maximizes commercial success and shareholder value for entrepreneurs and investors by validating, scaling and managing early-stage and growth ventures with a hands-on approach. 

The combination of Tallwave's proprietary lean Business Blueprint™ system for product and company validation, and go to market strategy; its unique Operator Model™ for resource development and management, and the access to pre-seed through series A capital Tallwave makes available, sets the company apart from incubators, accelerators and venture capital firms whose business models limit the range of resources they provide.

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