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Jean-François Côté, CEO of Sharethrough Awarded EY Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 Title

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He is among seven entrepreneurs in Quebec to obtain this highest distinction recognizing the province's ‘people first’ leaders driven by purpose.

Montreal, July 25, 2022: Jean-François Côté, CEO of Sharethrough, one of the top global independent omnichannel ad exchanges bringing human-centric technology to programmatic advertising, has been awarded the 2022 EY Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year award. The award honors entrepreneurs across the country transforming our world through innovation, technology, growth and prosperity. 

The last few years have been impactful in determining Sharethrough’s future. With a global pandemic taking center stage, JF chose to lead the company with determination through a merger-acquisition and a global expansion, both of which have fulfilled his vision to create a scalable, profitable, award-winning omnichannel ad exchange. From basement startup to today, JF’s efforts have set the table to scale for Canadian tech, helping the country establish itself as a leader in advertising technology.

With thousands of satisfied brands and publisher partners, Sharethrough continues to fulfill its mission to leverage emerging technologies to build products that elevate user experience. Most recently, Sharethrough has committed to decarbonizing the entire programmatic advertising supply chain, a $136 billion industry, by launching Green PMPs under the leadership of Jean-François Côté. With the launch of Green Media Products, Sharethrough became the first SSP to offer media with net zero carbon emissions, pioneering sustainability initiatives for the ad tech industry in Canada.

Commenting on the award, Jean-François Côté, CEO, Sharethrough said, “I am truly humbled to be recognized by EY as one of Quebec's Entrepreneurs Of The Year. It is an honor to share this opportunity with some of the greatest business leaders in the province,” 

“I also want to take this moment to thank the team at Sharethrough. It is with their continued hard work and resilience that we are able to drive significant impact for our clients and society as whole.” adds Jean-François Côté. 

As one of the most prestigious business awards in the world, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award serves to celebrate visionary leaders who promote innovation, growth, and sustainability. Jean-Francois will go on to compete against winners from across Canada in November. Furthermore, Canada’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year will have the opportunity to compete with the national winners from countries around the world for the title of EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year. 

About Sharethrough

Sharethrough is one of the top global independent omnichannel ad exchanges. Driven by our conviction that advertising should be underpinned by respect & care, we believe taking a human-centric approach to advertising and monetization is the key to a sustainable path forward for the independent and accessible internet to thrive. Advertisers & publishers leverage Sharethrough's unique technology to enhance every impression by rendering a higher-performing banner, video, CTV or native ad that dynamically fits into any placement on any site. Our publisher partners benefit from directly-sourced demand, scale, and quality, prioritizing their monetization efforts while elevating performance. With its headquarters in Montreal, Sharethrough has several offices across North America including San Francisco on the west coast & New York City in the east and European headquarters in London.

About the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is the business world's most prestigious award given to unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders contribute to the innovations, growth and prosperity that transform the world. The program provides entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that drive growth. It enables them to cultivate relationships with their peers in order to strengthen the spirit of entrepreneurship around the world. One of a kind, The Grand Prix of the EY Entrepreneur is a truly global award. It honors entrepreneurs through regional and national competitions in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries. The winners compete with each other in the hope of winning the title of EY's Global Entrepreneur of the Year.

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