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Siteimprove Named 2018 Transatlantic Company of the Year
 
From left: Executive Director Stephen Brugger (AmCham Denmark); COO Camilla Simonsen (Siteimprove); U.S. Ambassador Carla Sands and Jury Chairman Jørgen Bardenfleth
Jury Chairman Jørgen Bardentfleth
From left: COO Camilla Simonsen (Siteimprove); U.S. Ambassador Carla Sands; CMO Lars Runov (Siteimprove) and Marketing Manager International Rie Lindgren (Siteimprove)

Siteimprove has been named AmCham Denmark’s 2018 Transatlantic Company of the Year for their impressive growth and market position in the U.S.

The annual award highlights the important contributions of Danish companies investing in the U.S., and is promoted in partnership with the American Danish Business Council in Washington.

U.S. Ambassador Carla Sands was on hand to present the prestigious award at AmCham's Annual Transatlantic Summit, hosted at Danske Bank's Copenhagen headquarters.

An independent jury comprised of Jørgen Bardenfleth (Lyngsoe Systems et al.), Karsten Dybvad (DI) and Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae (Bo Concept, TCM, etc.) selected Siteimprove from the six award finalists, which included KMC, Leo Pharma, Simcorp, Ørsted and Weibel Scientific, all with great accomplishments in the United States.

The Winner
Spokesperson and Chairman of the jury, Jørgen Bardenfleth, noted that:“The jury was very impressed by the growth and engagement that Siteimprove has shown in the United States - particularly during the past three years. In that period, Siteimprove’s U.S. revenue has grown from $8.1 million to $28 million and the number of employees has increased by 279%. Siteimprove’s U.S. activities are in rapid growth in a complex software market – and are also the company’s fastest-growing business compared to the rest of the world. The fact that their U.S. business makes up 61% percent of the company’s combined activities show that Siteimprove is fully committed to the U.S”.

In receiving the award, CEO & Founder of Siteimprove Morten Ebbesen stated: "We began operating in the U.S. in 2005, only two years after we were founded. At the time, our early entry in the U.S. was a somewhat daring move from a cost and risk perspective, but we worked hard and succeeded. This propelled our entire company forward because it created a strong financial foundation we could use to grow in other markets and also mature our key product offering. In this way, the U.S. has played a special role in how we evolved as a company." 

He continues: "We are extremely proud to be recognized by AmCham for our strong footprint in the US and that our success contributes to growth and jobs in the Minneapolis area. We are fast approaching 200 employees in the U.S. that accounts for 61% of our entire revenue and this year we expect to grow even further because we have a highly relevant product for companies and organizations."

AmCham's Stephen Brugger added: "The purpose of the award is to highlight the importance of transatlantic trade for Denmark and to showcase the good examples for others to follow. The IT sector can be volatile, and despite the competitiveness of the U.S. market, Siteimprove has remained committed to the U.S. - investing massively and positioning a Danish company of the future, which we hope will serve as an inspiration to others.”

AmCham congratulates Vestas and recognizes all of the finalists for their outstanding achievements.

The award is presented in partnership with:

American-Danish Business Council
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