Edward Sullivan of G2Link honored with 2016 Tech Disruptor Award

Philadelphia, PA – April 7, 2016 G2link, a Philadelphia based SAAS company and inventor of Collaborative Compliance, announced today that its CEO and founder, Edward Sullivan, has been honored with a 2016 Tech Disruptor Award for his creativity and ingenuity in the field of technology.

“We consider ourselves disruptors,” says Edward Sullivan of his G2link team, “so it’s an honor to be recognized as such by the Philadelphia community.  G2link’s mission is to transform the way B2B companies monitor and measure financial performance, and to set a new standard for corporate trust and reputation.” 

The Tech Disruptor award, which is presented by the Philadelphia Business Journal, honors individuals in the technology field who are creating new paths and showing innovation in the Greater Philadelphia area. 

 

Edward Sullivan is no stranger to innovation.  He developed the first and largest Virtual ISP and invented an entirely new industry, cloud-based billing, when founding Aria Systems.  His most recent endeavor, G2Link (www.g2link.com), is a crowd-powered business information platform that is disrupting the FinTech business information marketplace. 

Edward's innovations have been recognized by firms such as Gartner (Cool Vendor), Forrester (Forrester Wave Leader) and IDC.  Additionally, he has been recognized as a Philly 100 Company (#5), a TiECon Top 50 Innovator in Silicon Valley and received the SIIA SAAS Start UP Award. 

Edward will be honored on April 14, 2016 at the 2016 Tech Disruptor Awards at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.


G2Link is revolutionizing the B2B trust and business reputation market. With its“crowd-powered” software rating platform, G2Link provides critical, real-time insight into a company’s most important business relationships – resulting in a more informed and accurate assessment of a company’s ability to meet its business obligations. Designed specifically for businesses, it is being used by sales, finance and healthcare professionals. Launched in 2012, G2Link is currently tracking trust and reputation data on more than 90,000 companies. Is your company one of them? Find out by visiting www.g2link.com.

CU*Answers selects G2Link for vendor monitoring platform

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (March 28, 2016) — G2Link, which helps financial institutions automate their vendor compliance monitoring, today announced that CU*Answers, the 100% credit union-owned CUSO, has chosen G2Link’s vendor monitoring platform to support the dynamic compliance requirements for vendor compliance.

CU*Answers, which provides services to over 190 credit unions in 21 states plus Washington, D.C., offers a single solution source for delivering core systems and ancillary features such as ATM, debit card, interactive voice response, Internet PC home banking and item processing solutions, all tightly integrated. As a “super vendor” supplier of services to many credit unions, they face an enormous amount of complexity. G2Link was selected to replace a legacy on-site solution to automate vendor monitoring and increase visibility of managing their relationships and compliance requirements.

G2Link’s industry-leading platform is designed to accommodate the rapidly changing compliance requirements, while providing cost effective scale for the growing number of regulations. The regulatory requirements are particularly complex for providers such as CU*Answers with many credit union customers.

“Today every business relies on more allies, partners, and vendors than ever before,” said Randy Karnes, CEO of CU*Answers. “It’s a networked world and keeping track of just the names of all the players who contribute to your organization’s success can be challenging, let alone the key data and information you need to defend them during vendor due diligence audits. You feel like you know your partners, but without the data can you prove you know your partners? G2Link data is part of our plan to know our partners!”

Karnes added, “Serving our credit union customers and setting the standard for regulatory compliance is an important part of our overall customer experience. The G2Link platform enables us to scale our compliance and deliver superior experiences for both CU*Answers customers and our internal stakeholders.”

“CU*Answers is at the forefront of setting the standard for compliance” said Edward Sullivan, CEO, G2Link. “We’re delighted to serve as CU*Answers’ partner as they further optimize their vendor compliance and in turn drive higher value to their credit union customers.”

About G2Link:

G2Link, the leading cloud based vendor compliance platform, helps financial institutions effectively manage the new vendor management regulatory requirements.  With over 10,000 end users, G2Link is rapidly becoming one of the leaders in vendor management for financial institutions.   To learn more, visit

Contacts

Joy Larkin

media@g2link.com

About CU*Answers

CU*Answers offers expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and is a leader in helping credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. CU*Answers provides a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE® processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web development, network design and security, and image check processing. Founded 40+ years ago, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO providing services to credit unions representing over 1.8 million members and $17 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit www.cuanswers.com.

Contacts
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800-327-3478, ext. 103
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G2Link Highlights Growth and Milestones as Trust and Reputation Platform Continues to Expand

Banks and other regulated industries adopting trust platform to manage risk

Drexel Hill, PA – February 4th, 2014 – G2Link (www.g2link.com), the first social trust and reputation software platform for businesses, now has over 7,000 business professionals using its platform to track and monitor key business relationships, and manage risk.

“One year ago, we were proud to announce our first 1,000 customers. Today that number has increased to over 7,000 and growing at 600 new customers per month” said G2Link CEO and Founder Edward Sullivan. “With these customers using social media to capture the wisdom of the smart crowd, we are helping them transform the way B2B companies monitor and measure financial performance, and ushering in a new era of corporate trust and reputation.”

Before G2Link, businesses had limited options to understand and measure the trust and reputation of other companies. They relied upon outdated payment history and accounting data from a credit bureau to understand a company’s ability to meet its obligations. Using social media to capture the wisdom of the smart crowd, G2Link is enabling companies to take control of risk management by providing actionable, accurate and inexpensive business performance data.

Revolutionizing B2B Trust and Reputation:

  • New customer acquisition up over 350% in the last 12 months.
  • New product platform released in October that includes an innovative company monitoring dashboard, re-designed company profile pages, and custom company trust rating.
  • New Pilot program to see G2Link perform with your data, in your environment.
  • New Partnership Development program to help shape the trust and reputation market.
  • Largest growth seen in financial and health care markets.
  • Created new software category that industry analysts are beginning to follow – B2B Trust and Reputation.
  • Received additional angel funding in December, 2013.

G2Link is one of the first companies to understand and capture the power of crowd based interactions and use this data as an indicator of business performance, in real time. Increase your understanding of the business relationships that matter most – Join the movement to G2Link.

About G2Link
G2Link is revolutionizing the B2B trust and business reputation market. With its socialytics based software rating platform, G2Link provides critical, real-time insight into a company’s most important business relationships – resulting in a more informed and accurate assessment of a company’s ability to meet its business obligations. Designed specifically for businesses, it is being used by sales, finance and healthcare professionals. Launched in 2012, G2Link is currently tracking trust and reputation data on more than 90,000 companies. Is your company one of them? Find out by visiting www.g2link.com.

 

G2Link Growing at Over 600 New Customers per Month

Banks and other regulated industries adopting trust platform to manage risk

Drexel Hill, PA – December 11, 2013 – G2Link (www.g2link.com), the first social trust and reputation software platform for businesses, announced today that over 5,000 business professionals are now using G2Link to track and monitor key business relationships, and manage risk.

Before G2Link, businesses had limited options to understand and measure the trust and reputation of other companies. They relied upon outdated payment history and accounting data from a credit bureau to understand a company’s ability to meet their obligations. Using social media to capture the wisdom of the smart crowd, G2Link is enabling companies to take control of risk management by providing actionable, accurate and inexpensive business performance data. For the banking industry, this insight is revolutionizing risk management.

The new and expanding regulatory environment is one of the most demanding issues facing financial operations today. Banks and credit unions are under enormous pressure to gain trust within their loan portfolios and vendor management relationships. Many of these institutions lack the business information systems and consistent processes to understand and manage risk economically. G2Link creates an inexpensive, seamless solution to research, monitor and track your most important business relationships.

“For our banking customers it is all about managing risk, both within the loan portfolio, as well as their third party relationships”, said Ed Sullivan, Founder and CEO G2Link. “Instead of financial institutions bearing the entire burden associated with vendor selection, due diligence and on-going monitoring, by partnering with G2Link, these institutions now have more meaningful and action oriented data pushed directly to their desktops.”

About G2Link
G2Link is revolutionizing the B2B trust and business reputation market. With its socialytics based software rating platform, G2Link provides critical, real time insight into a company’s most important business relationships – resulting in a more informed and accurate assessment of a company’s ability to meet their business obligations. Designed specifically for businesses, it is being used by sales, finance and procurement professionals. Launched in 2012, G2Link is currently tracking trust and reputation data on more than 88,000 companies. Is your company one of them? Find out by visiting www.g2link.com.

 

G2Link Continues to Revolutionize the B2B Trust and Reputation Market with its Latest Software Release

Introduces Professional and Enterprise Versions

Drexel Hill, PA – November 7, 2013 – G2Link (www.g2link.com), the first social trust and reputation platform for businesses, announced today the availability of its latest software release. This new release has a completely re-designed user interface and many market leading features, including a new company monitoring dashboard, re-designed company profile pages and custom company trust and provider certifications.

With this new release, G2Link is also announcing the availability of Professional and Enterprise versions of its innovative software platform.

G2Link Professional – all of the research and reviews capabilities you’ve come to expect from the leader in B2B trust and reputation with the addition of custom monitoring and advanced risk alerts. These expanded capabilities in the Professional version give the subscriber more companies to include in your alert dashboard and to customize these alerts based on what you decide equals a change in status.

G2Link Enterprise – all the capabilities of G2Link for your entire business. The Enterprise version includes all of our research, rating and monitoring capabilities with the added benefits of Trust, Custom Trust and Group Risk alerts. These additional alerts can include a list of customized certifications and any accompanying requirements that you create. Some of these can be simple checkboxes, and some can be automated based on business logic or other pre-requisites you design. Custom Trust means custom risk management.

Before G2Link, businesses had limited options to understand and measure the trust and reputation of other companies. They relied upon outdated payment history and accounting data from a credit bureau to understand a company’s ability to meet their obligations. According to industry analysts, “The time has come for a B2B ratings system,” and G2Link is one of the first vendors to understand and embrace the value of B2B customer information to measure business reputation.

The new release includes enhancements to:

  • Company monitoring dashboard – actionable business performance data delivered in real time for monitoring key business relationships.
  • Re-designed company profile pages – full historical timeline of major events, press releases, news articles and compliance levels.
  • Company custom trust and provider certifications – professional agencies may “certify” a company profile, and enterprise users can now create their own certification checklists – or custom trust.

“Businesses have outsourced trust and reputation to credit bureaus and other third party agencies long enough,” said Edward Sullivan, Founder and CEO G2Link. “By capturing the wisdom of the smart crowd, G2Link is enabling companies to take back control of these fundamental principles and deliver actionable, accurate and inexpensive business performance data directly to the people who need it most.”

About G2Link

G2Link is revolutionizing the B2B trust and business reputation market. With its’ socialytics based software rating platform, G2Link provides critical, real-time insight into a company’s most important business relationships – resulting in a more informed and accurate assessment of a company’s ability to meet their business obligations. Designed specifically for businesses, it is being used by sales, finance and procurement professionals. Launched in 2012, G2Link is currently tracking trust and reputation data on more than 85,000 companies. Is your company one of them? Find out by visiting www.g2link.com.