SOURCE: Ubermind


July 22, 2011 17:17 ET

Ubermind CEO Shehryar Khan Named One of Puget Sound Business Journal's "40 Under 40"

Khan Selected Among Hundreds of Applicants for Demonstrated Leadership Within His Business, Industry, and Community

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jul 22, 2011) - Shehryar Khan, CEO of leading mobile and emergent technologies agency Übermind (, was named today as one of the "40 Under 40" by the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ), an honor that the publication hails as one of its most prestigious annual awards.

Khan was selected from a pool of 201 qualified applicants -- one of the most competitive years yet for the award -- for his leadership and contributions not just to his company, but also his industry and community.

True to the award's intent, Khan is equally proud of his company's business accomplishments as he is of their community contributions. While Khan's been at the helm, Übermind has seen year-over-year growth of more than 70 percent, one hundred percent staff growth from 2010 to 2011, and the addition of powerhouse clients like Apple, Target, REI, and Alaska Airlines. The company also provides the local community with time and financial resources for nonprofits, as well as employee-matched charitable donations and pro bono projects.

"I put my heart into my work," says Khan, "and I'm delighted to be recognized by the PSBJ and share the recognition with the immensely talented team of employees that comprise Übermind. I'm grateful to be part of such a dynamic team and to live in such a culturally and professionally progressive city like Seattle. I feel truly blessed, and sincerely thank the Puget Sound Business Journal for the honor."

To be selected, says PSBJ assistant managing editor Becky Monk, applicants first had to be nominated by one of their peers and then articulate their business and community leadership accomplishments in an essay-form application. Submissions were read, scored, and deliberated on by eight judges -- men and women from all walks of the business community -- for more than half a day to ensure that the most deserving candidates were selected.

The 2011 honorees will be feted at a special VIP reception on September 14 at Showbox SoDo. Übermind employees are thrilled for Khan's recognition and highlight his ability to not only develop sound, long-term strategies that drive the business forward but also to inspire all levels of employees with his motivational and "team first" management style. As Khan says, the function of a good CEO is to "inspire people around you to do their best work, understand their strengths and weaknesses, and create an environment in which they can excel."

As evidenced by the company's numerous accolades, including this most recent one from the PSBJ, mission accomplished.

About Übermind
Übermind is the strategy, engineering, and design agency for mobile and emergent technologies. We deliver apps and websites that help clients do business, better. To learn more about Übermind, visit or follow @ubermind on Twitter.

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