Global Relay Named Company of the Year at the 2016 BC Tech Association Awards

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Global Relay recently took home top honours by receiving the 2016 Company of the Year award from the BC Tech Association (formerly, the BCTIA). The award was presented at a sold-out gala event held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Now in its 23rd year, the Technology Impact Awards is the longest-running and largest technology award program in British Columbia. Winners in its ten categories epitomize financial, strategic, and product excellence, and represent the vast potential of BC companies to be among the leading tech ecosystems on a global scale.

“Global Relay is the quintessential BC Tech success story, demonstrating the zeal and tenacity that it takes to build a truly global company in Vancouver,” noted Bill Tam, BC Tech Association President and CEO. “The Company of the Year award celebrates their exemplary achievements and their unwavering commitment to strengthening our community.”

Global Relay was founded in 1999 as a three-person tech start-up – without help from venture capital or any external funding. Today, it has almost 400 employees in seven offices, and is an established leader in enterprise information archiving, eDiscovery, and compliance messaging. As a privately-owned and employee-controlled company, it successfully competes on the world stage with multi-billion tech giants like Google, Microsoft, IBM, HP, and Veritas.

Global Relay’s innovative cloud-based solutions enable financial organizations all over the world to efficiently capture, archive, search, and analyze their business data – making it easy for employees to find the information they need, when they need it. 
“Being named Company of the Year truly is a defining moment for us – there’s no greater honour,” said Warren Roy, CEO & Founder of Global Relay. “It’s an incredible recognition of Global Relay’s world-class technology solutions – and the endlessly inquisitive and creative minds that worked hard to conceive, create, and market them. We are grateful to Bill Tam and all our friends at BCTA.”

For Shannon Rogers, President & General Counsel of Global Relay, winning the award reinforces the pivotal role that women play in technology and leadership positions today. “Global Relay has made a concerted effort to hire more women and put them in senior management roles, and it’s paying off in so many ways,” said Rogers, named one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs. “As more and more talented and business savvy women enter the tech industry, I have just three words for companies who want to succeed: Hire more women!”

Global Relay was selected by a jury of eight notable business professionals from across Canada. The finalists and winner of the Company of the Year award were evaluated based on four equally weighted criteria:

  • Financial Performance
  • Strategy
  • Market Position
  • Technical and Product Excellence

About Global Relay 

Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based electronic message archiving, supervision, and eDiscovery solutions for the global financial sector and other highly regulated industries. Global Relay delivers services to over 20,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 banks. Global Relay Archive supports email, IM, Bloomberg®, Thomson Reuters, social media, mobile messaging, and more – with mobile, Outlook, and web access.