CLEARLINK CEO Phil Hansen Named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2013 Finalist in the Utah Region

April 12, 2013

Today, Ernst & Young LLP announced that Phil Hansen, CEO of CLEARLINK, the leading provider of content marketing and sales conversion services for top consumer brands, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 program in the Utah Region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such 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 innovative entrepreneurs such as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com; 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.

Sponsors

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.

CLEARLINK

CLEARLINK, based in Salt Lake City and established in 2003, is the leading provider of content marketing and sales conversion services for the nation’s top consumer brands. CLEARLINK partners with brands such as Dish Network, AT&T and CenturyLink to develop integrated marketing campaigns that generate leads and capture consumer interest. CLEARLINK then converts these inbound sales leads via highly proficient sales professionals. CLEARLINK specializes in inbound phone sales with industry-leading conversion and unmatched quality adherence.

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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.