Directions North America 2018 Up and Comers Under 40 Excellence Award

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Directions North America 2018 Up and Comers Under 40 Excellence Award

"The times they are a changin”. Are you a revolutionary expert under the age of 40, or do you know someone who is? Whether you or they are pushing the boundaries to build better solutions, we want to know about young professionals with true grit for consideration for the Directions North America 2018 Up and Comers Under 40 Excellence award. Nominees should be constantly and successfully overcoming challenges of the changing eco-system.

Directions North America 2018 is Seeking the Best

Directions North America 2018 is on the hunt for the top young performers – those who are leading missions that spur innovation, implementing projects to enhance the end user experience, and executing creative ways to serve the SMB market.

These nominees should be so good at what they do that they are flipping the world upside-down—all before celebrating their 40th birthday.

Current Directions North America Board Members and past winners are not eligible.

Who Should Be Nominated?

Directions North America 2018 Under 40 award is a unique opportunity for the industry’s top experts to be recognized for the significant marks they’ve made, both professionally and in their local communities.

How to Apply

Use this form to nominate someone (including yourself!).

Here are a few details on the award requirements:

This year’s Under 40 Excellence Award selection committee is comprised of the Directions North America Board of Directors.

All nominees will be notified of the status of their application.

Best of all, the 2018 Up and Comers Under 40 Excellence Award winner will be officially announced and honored at the Directions North America conference, September 30th - October 3rd at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, CA! In addition, the winner will receive a $500 gift card.

10 Ways to Know if You’re an Up and Coming Under 40 Star

  1. You have a passion for serving the SMB Market.
  2. You are results driven.
  3. You are always thinking of creative ways to enhance the user experience.
  4. You want to change the way the game is played.
  5. You deliver on your promises.
  6. You go the extra mile.
  7. You never settle.
  8. You are an expert communicator.
  9. You value relationships.
  10. You’re a Rock Star!

For questions, please reach out to Michael Kristensen by email at or by phone at 804.595.2073.


AJ Ansari


Jonathan Cooper