Reuben Pressman, chief product officer of Modern Campus and founder of Presence, was inducted into the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) Hall of Fame by the CEO Board of Directors at its recent Global Conference and Pitch Competition.
“We are so thankful for Reuben’s efforts as an entrepreneur,” said James Zebrowski, executive director of CEO. “Reuben is truly a brand disruptor, an innovator, and somebody we believe our members would one day aspire to be like.”
Pressman said that participating in the entrepreneurship organization and programs in college had a profound impact on his knowledge, confidence and ultimately success as an entrepreneur.
“CEO empowers students around the world and helps institutions support their aspirations to be the next generation creating solutions for the world’s toughest and most important challenges,” Pressman said. “I’m truly honored to be joining such notable leaders in the Hall of Fame.”
The CEO Hall of Fame dates back to the late 1990s when the organization began recognizing successful business founders who inspire students and have proven themselves to be true role models for the future generation of entrepreneurs. Over the years, the CEO Board of Directors has inducted the founders of some of the world’s most notable brands, such as Kinko’s, Southwest Airlines, E-Trade, Staples, Jimmy John’s, Apple, iRobot, Crate and Barrel, Priceline.com, Hello Products, The Penny Hoarder and now Presence.
Gerry Hills, the founder of CEO, started the Hall of Fame to recognize the important role that successful entrepreneurs play in sharing their knowledge, experience and advice to those who follow in their footsteps. Giles Hertz, CEO’s president and board chair said the board “fully believes that Reuben Pressman has demonstrated that commitment.”
Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a 501(c)(3) not for profit charitable corporation founded in 1983, supports more than 16,500 emerging collegiate entrepreneurs annually. CEO believes that any student, regardless of academic discipline can launch a business. Through our global network of more than 250 college and university chapters, we support and inspire the growth and development of any student that seeks to be entrepreneurial.