We’re thrilled to announce Yello has been honored with an award for Outstanding Technology Development at the 2016 ITA CityLIGHTS Awards. The Outstanding Technology Development Award is presented to the company or organization that utilizes or developed a technology tool, process or service that makes a substantial improvement on business metrics. Hosted by the Illinois Technology Association, the 17th annual ceremony celebrates achievements from the local Chicago and larger Illinois technology community, and brings together more than 650 technology leaders, representing 400 companies, legislators, investors and policymakers.

At the 2016 ITA CityLIGHTS Awards, nominees were narrowed down to 39 finalists, across eight categories. The eight winners were determined based on nominations from the local technology community, a selection of finalists by the ITA CityLIGHTS judging committee and a public voting process.

“We’re very proud to be recognized by both the Illinois Technology Association and the local community, and are grateful for the opportunity to accept the Outstanding Technology Development award,” said Jason Weingarten, CEO and co-founder of Yello. “We’re committed to developing cutting-edge technology that allows high-growth organizations to cost-effectively source and hire top talent. Yello Referrals, which is a result of the hard and diligent work by our product and engineering teams, is proof of this commitment.”

This win highlights the momentum Yello has had in the talent acquisition software industry and the Chicago tech community. Over the past year, Yello’s headcount has grown by more than 100 percent to support Yello’s rapidly growing client base, which includes 70-plus Fortune 500 companies.

“Referrals are often the best hires and our latest technology solution streamlines the referral process for candidates, recruiters and employees. We have great pride in this product given the incredible usage and how well-received it has been in the marketplace.” said Dan Bartfield, President and co-founder of Yello. “Alongside our fellow ITA CityLIGHTS finalists, we’ll continue to develop outstanding technology that advances the local community and brings value to customers around the globe.”

It’s an exciting time for Yello, as we continue to evolve as a company and engineer disruptive talent acquisition software for our customers. We’re honored to receive the Outstanding Technology Development award, and look forward to continued successes!