EY Announces David Post, CEO of Kibo, as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southwest Award Finalist

EY Announces David Post, CEO of Kibo, as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southwest Award Finalist

Post successfully drove Kibo’s strategic growth to become the leader in unified commerce solutions

Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) recently announced that David Post, CEO, Kibo, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southwest Award finalist. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and courage in the face of adversity helped catapult us from the now to next and beyond. Post was selected as one of the 38 finalists by a panel of independent judges.

“I’m thrilled to be named an Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist for the Southwest region,” said David Post, CEO, Kibo. “More so than my leadership, this honor speaks to the hard work of every Kibonaut in serving our customers. The entire team has been instrumental in successfully executing against our goals, and I’m excited to lead us through our next phase of growth as more companies embrace unified commerce.”

With David’s leadership as CEO since 2018, Kibo skillfully built a cohesive strategy to bring a truly unified commerce platform to market that offered more flexibility and agility than competitive products. Kibo’s unified platform powers ecommerce, order management and personalization. In building new technology in house and acquiring companies for added functionality, Kibo has been able to successfully compete as a differentiated and unified commerce solution.

Today, Kibo helps clients deliver on the promise of modern retail. Kibo offers a modern and extensible platform that combines AI-driven personalization from industry leaders Certona and Monetate, omnichannel commerce, and distributed order management. Global clients like Office Depot, Taco Bell, and Patagonia rely on Kibo to optimize across the web, mobile, search, in-store, and across each and every fulfillment touchpoint for a truly end-to-end personalized commerce experience

Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Finalists will be honored and celebrated for their achievements during the virtual awards celebration on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. This group of entrepreneurial leaders transforming the world was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award winners, leading CEOs, investors, and other regional business leaders. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world.

About Kibo

Kibo is the only extensible, unified commerce platform that delivers personalized, omnichannel experiences. The platform combines AI-driven personalization from industry leaders Monetate and Certona, omnichannel commerce for B2C and B2B models, enterprise-grade order management, and customer data-enhanced point of sale. Global clients like Office Depot, Taco Bell, and Patagonia rely on Kibo’s API-first, microservices-based architecture to support a wide range of commerce strategies, including headless commerce, that meet high growth goals and customer expectations at a manageable cost of ownership.


Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America.

In the Southwest Region, sponsors also include Colliers International, Haynes and Boone LLP, PNC, Donnelley Financial Solutions, RHSB, Smith Frank & Partners and D CEO Magazine.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National Overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. ey.com/us/eoy

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