SugarCRM’s Lila Tretikov Named as Finalist in 9th Annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

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Stevie Award Winners to Be Announced in New York on November 9

CUPERTINO, Calif. – October 15, 2012 SugarCRM, the market-leading customer relationship management (CRM) company that enables effective customer engagement enterprise-wide, today announced that its Chief Product Officer, Lila Tretikov, was named a Finalist in the Female Executive of the Year – Business Services category in the 9th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be named a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners will be announced during a gala event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, November 9.  Nominated women executives and entrepreneurs from the U.S.A and several other countries are expected to attend.  

More than 1,200 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Communications Campaign of the Year. SugarCRM’s Tretikov is a Finalist in the Female Executive of the Year – Business Services category.

Over the last year, Tretikov has focused on transforming SugarCRM into a customer-centric organization. She has established a unique culture that promotes a new way of engagement unlike any other vendor in the CRM space, a culture that embraces an open, transparent, and collaborative partnership between Sugar employees, partners, and users.

Finalists were chosen by more than 130 business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.  More than 90 members of the five final judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging.

“We’re very excited about this year’s Finalists in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of the Stevie Awards.  “The judges have told me that they think this is the best and most inspiring crop of nominees we’ve ever had.  We look forward to seeing the judges’ final decisions.”

Tretikov said, “My passion is to support an open collaboration between Sugar employees and customers to ensure that SugarCRM leads the market in delivering a solution that is designed for real CRM users and is tightly aligned with their needs. It is an honor to be named a finalist among so many talented women around the world, and I want to extend my congratulations to all of the nominees.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About SugarCRM

SugarCRM democratizes customer engagement, empowering every professional who interacts with the customer to excel at their job. SugarCRM’s market leading open Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform delivers the agility, flexibility, and security required to equip each customer facing professional with the relevant information and tools they need to effectively collaborate and engage with their customer, both within and beyond the enterprise. SugarCRM applications have been downloaded more than 11 million times and currently help over 1,000,000 end users across disciplines effectively engage their customers. Over 7,000 organizations have chosen SugarCRM's On-Site and Cloud Computing services over proprietary alternatives. SugarCRM has been recognized for its customer success and product innovation by CRM Magazine, InfoWorld and Customer Interaction Solutions.

For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll-free in the US, email, or visit You can also connect with SugarCRM on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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