MONAT Global Wins GOLD Stevie Award as Startup of the Year in 2016 American Business Awards

has been honored by the 14th Annual American
Business AwardsSM as the winner of the GOLD Stevie® Award
in the category Startup
of the Year
(Consumer Products Industries), plus
SILVER and BRONZE awards in the categories Fastest
Growing Company of the Year
(Up to 100 Employees) and Motivational
(“Life After Monat”) respectively.

The American Business Awards are the nation’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. MONAT Global is a direct selling company founded in
2014 focused on the development of high-quality, non-toxic hair
care products

“Receiving these awards is a tremendous honor for our company as it
echoes our core belief that we can achieve success when we invest in the
success of others,” said MONAT Global’s Founder and Chairman, Luis
Urdaneta. “I feel extremely proud of our MONAT family, which includes
our extraordinary field of MONAT Market Partners in the U.S. and in
Canada who continue growing while making a positive difference in the
lives of others.”

More than 3,400 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.

“When we launched MONAT Global in 2014, our goal was to become one of
the most admired companies in America,” said MONAT’s Co-Founder and CEO
Rayner Urdaneta. “To be recognized with such prestigious awards is
humbling and an honor. We are very demanding with ourselves and each day
we strive for excellence. These recognitions prove that we are on the
right path and that MONAT has one of the finest corporate and field
teams out there.”

More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging
process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entries we
received this year. The competition was intense and every organization
that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and
founder of the Stevie Awards.

MONAT’s President Stuart MacMillan said, “It’s a tremendous honor for
all of us to be recognized with these prestigious awards. To earn
Stevies for Startup of the Year and Fastest Growing Company of
the Year
reflects the massive efforts of all our Independent Market
Partners, and not just the corporate team. I am honored to work with and
so proud of everyone who made these awards possible!”

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,”
the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the
Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Monday, June 20. Tickets
are now on sale

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2016 Stevie
winners are available at


MONAT Global is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alcora Corp., whose
holdings include L’EUDINE Global and B&R Products. MONAT was founded in
2014 and entered the multi-billion dollar hair care market, while
providing ground-breaking opportunities through a novel Social Marketing
approach to Direct Sales and one of the most generous compensation plans
in the U.S. market. Visit


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 10,000
entries each year from organizations in more than 60 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


MONAT Global
Frances Salichs, 305-392-2999, ext. 239
Relations Manager