Vendasta’s Brendan King receives SABEX Industry Leader of the Year Award for visionary leadership
Saskatoon, SK – October 12, 2023 — Brendan King, CEO and Co-Founder of Vendasta is the proud recipient of the SABEX Industry Leader of the Year award, an honor recognizing his exceptional leadership and profound impact within the technology sector and the broader business community.
Since King founded the company in 2008, Vendasta has transformed from a startup into a multimillion-dollar company. Today, Vendasta employs 700 exceptional individuals spread across offices in Boston, Boca Raton, and Chennai, with over 400 Vendastians based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The company has raised more than $180 million in venture capital and continues to execute its aggressive growth strategy.
Brendan’s visionary leadership extends beyond conventional boundaries, as he passionately advocates for local economies and stronger communities. His unwavering commitment to innovation, customer-centricity, and Vendasta’s mission to be the single source of truth for local businesses has propelled the company to global technology leadership, aiding businesses worldwide in their digital transformations.
Bryan Larson, Vendasta’s VP of Strategy fully endorses this leadership recognition. “Brendan is one of those rare leaders who has an exceptional capacity to learn, the aptitude to strategically adapt, and a relentless drive that mobilizes teams to action,” said Larson. “Under Brendan’s leadership, we have continually surpassed milestones that others deemed impossible. He is truly one of the industry’s best, and we’re just getting started.”
Jason Abeig, CEO of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce said “We are also proud to recognize Brendan King, CEO of Vendasta, with our new ‘Industry Leader of the Year Award’ to honour his outstanding contributions to our city and province, his thought leadership as a respected tech founder and a vision that has established Vendasta as the #1 platform for selling digital solutions to small businesses.”
Brendan’s dynamic leadership has been instrumental in Vendasta’s success, fostering a culture rooted in the company’s core values of drive, innovation, respect, and agility. His unwavering belief in adapting to change and maintaining a bias for action has positioned Vendasta as a key player in Saskatoon’s technology community and a catalyst for an innovation-driven economy in Western Canada.
Vendasta is a provider of digital solutions that help businesses operate and grow. It delivers these solutions through a vast network of channel sellers and through its direct brands. In September of 2023, Vendasta was listed on The Globe and Mail’s 5th annual list of Top Growing Companies in Canada with 135% growth over the past 3 years. Based in Saskatoon, Vendasta is now a global enterprise with offices in Saskatoon, Boston, Boca Raton, and Chennai and employs over 750 people around the globe. Discover more and sign up for free at www.vendasta.com.
About Brendan King:
Brendan King is the innovative force behind Vendasta. Responsible for providing the vision, thought leadership, and business strategy, it is Brendan’s ability to focus on the big picture while maintaining quality on the finest details that drives Vendasta’s success. Prior to starting the company, Brendan had many business ventures, including a computer chain, which was nationally franchised and was the entrepreneurial force behind Point2 Agent, a real estate software company, where he grew its membership to more than 185,000 agents and brokers in 85 countries. He was named one of the Top 50 Saas CEOs by the Software Report in 2019. Brendan and Vendasta are almost synonymous. Both are governed by four core values: Drive, innovation, respect, and agility. Brendan is extremely passionate about upholding these values while helping Vendasta on its path to democratizing technology for local businesses.
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