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Ernst & Young announced Michael “Mike” Fitzsimmons, CEO of Crosschq was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2023 Bay Area Award finalist. Now in its 37th year, Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for transformative entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are building a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous world for all.

Entrepreneurs are evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth and impact, among other core contributions and attributes. Selected by an independent panel of judges, Fitzsimmons was noted for his history of creating innovative companies that disrupt the status quo. Through his work as co-founder and CEO of Crosschq, he is challenging the $45B hiring market by shifting the industry mindset to quality in hiring decisions using data, analytics and insights.

As a result, Crosschq’s customers and partners include Deloitte, WPP, Allegis, Pinterest, HubSpot, Saks Fifth Avenue, Workday, SAP, and Greenhouse, among others. Investors include GGV Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Tiger Global, SAP, Okta and Salesforce. Fitzsimmons also helps individuals who’ve faced barriers to employment get back to work through The 941 Project, a partnership with Golden State Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson, The Thompson Family Foundation, CareerCircle and Defy Ventures

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