CHICO, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Milestone Technologies (Milestone) founder and CEO Prem Chand received the coveted Innovation Award for Executive of the Year from Innovate North State during the 29th Annual Innovation Awards dinner held Dec. 3 at CSU Chico.
Chand, who grew up in nearby Biggs, said he was humbled to return home to receive such a prestigious award. “I’m honored at being recognized by such a great organization,” he said. “But even better is to return home, and with the help of so many community partners, have the chance to create hundreds of jobs in Chico.”
Milestone’s spectacular growth in Chico was recognized, too, with the Innovation Award for Business Expansion of the Year. The award recognized the company’s remarkable efforts to create a client contact center in Chico and hire more than 400 employees in six weeks this fall. The new jobs position Milestone as the 3rd largest private employer in the city. The feat was accomplished between September and November with help of two hiring fairs.
Chand thanked Alliance for Workforce Development, Butte College, the City of Chico, the Chico Chamber of Commerce, and CSU Chico for helping to support and promote the extraordinary campaign to hire so many people is such a compressed time frame.
“We couldn’t have done it without the support of so many partners in local government, education, and the business community,” Chand said. “We’re committed to looking for more opportunities to expand Milestone’s presence in Chico in the coming year.”
In addition, Milestone was the corporate sponsor of the Innovative Public Private Partnerships Award, which was given to Alliance for Workforce Development and accepted by Luis Moreno, Director of Butte County Operations.
The Innovation Awards, which recognize leaders and businesses from Davis to the Oregon border was held at CSU Chico’s Bell Memorial Union, with 275 people attending.
About Milestone Technologies
Milestone Technologies, headquartered in Fremont, Calif, was founded by Prem Chand in 1997. The company provides customized IT solutions to some of the world’s most well-known companies, including eBay, Facebook, Google and many others. Milestone is a global company with 1,350 employees serving clients in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Canada.