Drew has been chosen for his accomplishments and expertise from a pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.
The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this award to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging business leaders.
As CEO of Esquify, which recently won M&A Advisor 2018 Turnaround Product/Service of the year as well as won US LegalTech Venture Day, Drew has helped legal, consulting and corporate clients alike successfully complete complex projects with the use of Esquify's AI-driven workforce management platform for legal review.
As many of you know, Drew is a rising star who has used his unique perspective on both technology and business to lead and manage successful companies and become an industry thought leader.
You can read more about Drew's accomplishments below, or check out his recent interview on Entrepreneur.com.
With this honor, Drew joins a list of other incredibly talented emerging leaders. The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition and presentation of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created this recognition awards program to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging leaders of our industry.
“The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards was born as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the United States in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom, and Europe in 2016, the 2018 US award winners join a truly global network of outstanding young professionals,” said David Fergusson, President and Co-CEO of The M&A Advisor.
On Tuesday, September 18th, The M&A Advisor will host a black tie Awards Gala at the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements. The Awards Gala is a feature of the 2018 Emerging Leaders Summit – an exclusive event pairing current and past Emerging Leaders winners together with their peers and industry stalwarts.
To view the complete list of this year Emerging Leaders Award Winners CLICK HERE.
Drew Stern's Bio:
Drew Stern is CEO and Co-Founder of Esquify, an award-winning, venture-backed legal technology company. Esquify is the world's first AI-driven, automated workforce management platform for legal review.
As an innovator, accomplished technology executive and proud LGBTQ founder, Drew has amassed a portfolio of distinguished experience creating and managing successful start-ups, strategic alliances and partnership ecosystems and has held leadership positions at Salesforce, American Express, Buddy Media and Sprout Social.
Mr. Stern is a consistent and proven business leader and dealmaker, having closed deals in rapid succession with major social networks, technology partners and best-in-class analytics providers including Relativity, Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and numerous VCs. Drew's efforts have led directly to increased company valuations, new revenue, creation of cutting-edge technology and customer success.
Through thought-leadership and creative problem-solving, Drew is helping define the future of LegalTech and the use of 21st century technology to solve real-world business problems, including Esquify's patented AI-driven workforce management technology.
His broad-based background includes strategy, marketing, business development, general management, revenue growth and proactive people leadership. He serves on the boards of ADL-Chicago, StartOut, is an active mentor, and holds his MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.