Aragon’s CEO, Todd Stearn Wins Entrepreneur of the Year!


Stevie winners will be presented their awards on June 11 in New York.

Brooklyn, New York – May 1, 2019 – Aragon Advertising’s CEO, Todd Stearn was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Entrepreneur of the Year category in The 17th Annual American Business Awards® today.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. 

More than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Live Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others. Todd was nominated in the Entrepreneur of the Year category for Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations.

Todd is the definition of an entrepreneur. He spent the last year aggressively leading Aragon Advertising, the company he co-founded and of which he is now CEO, to exceed its goals of growth and diversification and then some.

Just a few of Todd’s accomplishments in recent years: Aragon was awarded (back-to-back) mThink #1 Pay Per Call Network in the world. He led the development of the industry disrupting lead delivery system, LeadSquad, expanded into Europe with an Amsterdam office and grew Aragon’s employee headcount by 150%. He also founded The Money Manual, a personal finance website, which over the last year grew to four million unique visitors a month, now works with over 150 advertisers, and has become a massive revenue driver for Aragon.

Of Todd, one American Business Awards judge stated, “The nominee’s knowledge, experience, and ingenuity seem to provide a winning combination for continued success, innovation, and adaptability in a competitive industry.”

His longtime business partner & the co-founder of Aragon, Jason Kilby says, “Todd’s nomination and award are richly deserved. He drives Aragon Advertising forward with new ideas and is always ahead of the curve in terms of his knowledge of new industry trends and revenue-generating opportunities. Moreover, to be recognized by the American Business Awards alongside such an incredible array of talent is something we are very proud of. Congratulations to all those nominated and thank you to the ABA for their continued work shining a spotlight on the amazing talents within their respective sectors.”

Notably, 2018 was Aragon’s most successful year to date and in that time Todd has remained the present, connected and patient CEO his employees respect so much. He continues to bring honesty and transparency to his industry and empowers his staff to learn, grow and develop while providing everyone with clear and concise goals of where the company is going, what they need to do to get there.

Given that Todd is never content to sit still, it’s best to assume that he is only just getting started.

“The nominations submitted to The 2019 American Business Awards were outstanding.  They illustrate the continued vibrancy of innovation and high level of achievement across the American economic landscape,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2019 Stevie winners are available at    

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at