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TaskUs Co-founders Bryce Maddock and Jaspar Weir Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 National Award Winner

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Ernst & Young LLP (EY US), today announced that CEO Bryce Maddock and President Jaspar Weir of TaskUs, the leading tech-enabled business services company delivering customer support, AI operations, and content security to the world’s most innovative companies, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Services category. Now in its 33rd year, this prestigious award recognizes and celebrates unstoppable entrepreneurs who redefine the way we live, work and play. Maddock and Weir were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at the Strategic Growth Forum® in Palm Springs on November 16.

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“I’m proud to stand with Jaspar and represent the thousands of people who make TaskUs what it is,” said CEO Bryce Maddock. “When we started TaskUs, our mission was to create a ridiculously good team that fueled innovative companies’ growth. We’ve gone from a team of seven people ten years ago to 18,000 today, and we attribute our growth to staying focused on that mission.”

“Bryce and I relied on each other a lot in the early days,” said Jaspar Weir. “As TaskUs has grown, our success is a direct result of the people around us from our customers to the support from Blackstone to our team leaders and the many people who make up our frontline. As entrepreneurs, we’re proud to be a part of the EOY community.”

The EY organization has celebrated entrepreneurial excellence by honoring those innovators and prominent leaders who have contributed and inspired others with their vision, leadership, and achievement since 1986. These leaders are driven by their desire to better the world around them and stop at nothing to achieve their greatest ambitions. In 2019, the 233 award winners represented 191 entrepreneurial companies, employing more than 146,000 people with a job growth of 28 percent. They generated revenue of more than $42 billion, with revenue growth increasing more than 46 percent.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award program has proven its ability to identify a company’s potential to join the ranks of some of the world’s most successful and thriving businesses. Program winners embody what it takes to build, and more importantly, sustain a thriving enterprise.

TaskUs was originally selected as a regional Entrepreneur Of The Year winner in 2017 from the Greater Los Angeles region. TaskUs was selected for this national award from over 1,300 applicants nationwide.


Founded and produced by the EY organization, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are sponsored nationally by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In Greater Los Angeles sponsors also include Platinum sponsor: Marsh; Gold sponsor: Tangram; Silver sponsors: Ballard Spahr LLP, Boston Private Bank and Cresa; Media sponsor: C-Suite Media; and PR sponsor: Olmstead Williams Communications.

About TaskUs

TaskUs is the fastest growing tech-enabled business services company in the world, delivering the customer support, AI operations and content security services that power the world’s most innovative companies. Listed as one of Glassdoor’s “100 Best Places to Work”, USA Today’s “Best Company Cultures” and “Best Companies for Women” by Comparably, TaskUs is a Frontline-First company that puts its people at the heart of everything they do. TaskUs has been recognized as one of the Inc. “5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” for the past seven years consecutively. Founded in 2008 by Bryce Maddock and Jaspar Weir, the company raised over $250mm in 2018 from the world’s largest private equity firm, Blackstone. TaskUs currently has over 18,000 employees and offices across the U.S., Philippines, India, Taiwan, and Mexico. To find out more visit

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, attracting disruptive global business leaders to find innovative approaches to accelerate growth. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.

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