Lightspeed CEO and founder Dax Dasilva named Ernst & Young's 2012 Quebec entrepreneur of the year
LightSpeed, a leading software company that helps retailers reinvent in-store shopping, announced that its CEO and founder, Dax Dasilva, has been named Ernst & Young’s Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year® for the Information Technology category. The Canadian program is in its 19th year of honoring the country’s most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award recipients are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility.
“Dax Dasilva exemplifies the innovative spirit and unique vision of this award,” says Sylvain Vincent, Ernst & Young Managing Partner in Eastern Canada. “LightSpeed offers retailers an innovative software solution that combines user-friendly point of sale tools with an inventory-centric back-office management system, all on one seamless platform. Under Dax’s leadership, the company has shown tremendous growth in a brief time span, and is poised for significant development and success in the future.”
“I am honored to receive an award of this prestige,” commented Dax Dasilva. “This is an exciting recognition for LightSpeed, and a true testament to the determination and hard work of our team. I am proud to accept this award on behalf of my colleagues.”
Dax Dasilva founded LightSpeed in 2005. The Company brings the access, value and speed of the online shopping experience into the store, offering a complete omni-channel solution for a retailer’s operations, including the ability to seamlessly integrate e-commerce functions, in-store operations, and a mobile point of sales system – all accessible on one user-friendly interface. Since its inception, LightSpeed has reached 10,000 retailers in more than 30 countries, and is sold through a global network of over 400 resellers.