May 7, 2009Print
Award for IT Executive of the Year Goes to David Gray, Director of Technology at OnlineGURU Inc.
The San Diego Business Journal named David Gray--OnlineGURU's Director of Technology--as the IT Executive of the Year in the small, private company category.
La Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) October 1, 2008 -- The local publication's second annual awards event took place at The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines to honor more than 80 finalists. Among those honored by the SDBJ were Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers and Directors of Technology of IT in 13 categories. Hundreds of IT professionals from all over the city attended the ceremony, including members of Gray's Product Development and IT department and fellow coworkers.
OnlineGURU nominated Gray for his leadership and enthusiasm to blaze new trails in the Web space. His largest contribution to the company in 2009 has been his positive impact on OG's flagship site DMV.ORG. As the Unofficial Guide to the DMV in 50 states, DMV.ORG sees more than 45 million users each year and covers thousands of driver-related topics.
Some of the initiatives spearheaded by Gray include:
- DMV.ORG Answers--A subdomain that has evolved into the largest community-driven database of DMV-related questions and answers
- DMV.ORG Local--The most comprehensive database in the United States of state motor vehicle offices and related businesses
OnlineGURU aims to simplify the lives of the online community, and Gray energetically drives his team of developers and IT experts to use creative and innovative technology to do just that. He has a natural business sense, and is always able to strike the perfect strategic balance between understanding technology and analyzing company needs. Specifically, Gray has led his team and the company in two main areas: Custom content management tools and brand development.
In just two short years Gray has built what he calls his "Dream Team." His outstanding contribution to OnlineGURU has also helped the company earn recognition among the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies and as an AeA Award Finalist for the 15th Annual High Tech Awards.
In addition to receiving the award, Gray will also be featured in a special publication insert in the April 27th issue of the San Diego Business Journal. The highly acclaimed weekly publication examines the economic and business environments of San Diego and its surrounding areas.