Awards & Recognition
Global Relay is passionately committed to delivering the absolute best solutions and customer service to its clients. As a result, we are continuously recognized for our rapid growth and achievements on both local and international levels. The awards and rankings below are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, as we continue to push boundaries and deliver world-leading solutions to our customers.
Shannon Rogers, President and General Counsel of Global Relay, has been ranked #1 in the 16th annual W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs, produced by PROFIT, Canadian Business and Chatelaine.
Ranking Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on the size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses, the W100 profiles the country’s most successful female business owners. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business, the November issue of Chatelaine and online at PROFITguide.com and chatelaine.com, the W100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women.
Shannon Rogers, Global Relay’s President & General Counsel, was honoured with the Women of Distinction Award by the YWCA. Recognized as one of Canada’s most prestigious awards for women, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours extraordinary women leaders, while highlighting and raising funds for YWCA programs and services that improve the lives of thousands of people each year across Metro Vancouver. In addition to a celebration of individual achievement, the awards highlighted the many impacts of the YWCA on women’s quality of life.
Global Relay was recognized at the City of Vancouver’s Awards of Excellence for achievements in Business Innovation in Technology. The new civic awards program, the Awards of Excellence, launched this year to celebrate exceptional contributions of individuals, organizations and businesses to the city of Vancouver. Global Relay set itself apart from the pack with its extraordinary community involvement. Our local contributions, green data center, panels, Women in Technology Group, BCTIA involvement and working with SFU, UBC, Langara and BCIT, has truly distinguished Global Relay as a company of excellence.
Shannon Rogers, President & General Counsel for Global Relay, was presented with the 2014 Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the 29th Annual CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner for 2014. This award recognizes her entrepreneurial work in technology and contributions to Global Relay’s international success. CATAAlliance, the Canadian Advanced Technology Association, is the largest technology association in Canada.
"Canada's Top Employers for Young People" is an editorial project that recognizes the employers that offer the nation's best benefits for younger workers. Global Relay was chosen for the 2014 list for its student engagement, mentoring and on-boarding for new hires, and Global Fast Track Program for promising employees.
Global Relay is a winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for 2013, sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices.
Warren Roy, CEO of Global Relay and Shannon Rogers, President & General Counsel, were selected by Ernst & Young as the 2013 Pacific Region Entrepreneurs of the Year in the Business-to-Business Products and Services category from among a field of highly respected and innovative competitors. This coveted prize recognizes outstanding leadership, vision and innovation in business. Subsequently they were presented with an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Special Citation for Entrepreneurial Leadership at a ceremony in Toronto.
Global Relay President & General Counsel Shannon Rogers received the TELUS Trailblazer Award at the 2013 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. Shannon was selected for her business acumen and dedication in leading Global Relay as it continues to innovate and deliver market-leading compliance messaging and archiving solutions on a global scale.
Global Relay was ranked in the Deloitte Fast 500 for the third year running. A five-year growth rate of over 350% cemented Global Relay at 255th among the winners for 2013. The Fast 500 is an annual awards program that ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies - both public and private - in North America (U.S. and Canada).
Shannon Rogers, Global Relay President & General Counsel of Global Relay has been listed in the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 and is the recipient of the 2013 CIBC Entrepreneurs Award. This award is evidence of the years of over-the-top dedication that Shannon has invested in growing Global Relay into a global business.
Global Relay was ranked 21st on the 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a program that recognizes rapid growth, innovation and entrepreneurship among the fastest growing technology companies across Canada. Sustained, powerful growth has resulted in Global Relay being included in the list for three consecutive years.
Global Relay was named a Top Up-and-Coming Technology Company in the 2013 PwC Vision to Reality Awards. The Vision to Reality Awards program celebrates dynamic companies in the technology sector that have demonstrated successful growth, and whose outstanding achievements have made them some of Canada’s most successful technology companies.
Global Relay won the Professional Services Award at the 2013 BC Export Awards in recognition of its excellence in providing compliance services to financial firms across 90 countries around the world. In addition, Warren Roy, CEO & Founder of Global Relay was honoured with the Leadership Award for championing the cause of exporting in BC.
Global Relay President and General Counsel, Shannon Rogers was ranked 3rd in the W100 Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs for 2013. This marks the third straight year Shannon has been ranked among the top three Female Entrepreneurs. The continued placement among the top echelon of the program speaks to Shannon’s leadership and strategic direction, which have an immeasurable impact on the sustained growth and profitability of Global Relay. Shannon was also presented with the W100 Export Award, recognizing total export sales and the global footprint of Global Relay.
Global Relay has been acknowledged for having one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital as part of their national program that recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations. The thriving corporate culture at Global Relay is the result of a prioritized focus on employee well-being and commitment to building and sustaining a corporate culture that encourages collaboration and innovation.
Global Relay President & General Counsel, Shannon Rogers, was awarded the 2013 Western Canada General Counsel Business Achievement Award. The WCGCA program honors excellence in the Western Canada general counsel community and the Business Achievement category recognizes those that make the difficult transition from lawyer to senior executive directing a corporation.
Warren Roy, Global Relay CEO and Founder was named 2013 Person of the Year by the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA). Warren received this prestigious honour in celebration of his business vision, leadership and entrepreneurial success, having piloted Global Relay from a four-person startup into an international powerhouse that now serves the most powerful financial firms in the world.
See Shaw TV's video interview with Warren Roy from the BCTIA Awards Ceremony - June 6, 2013
Global Relay received the 2013 Technology Impact Award (TIA) for Community Engagement in recognition of its outstanding community impact, particularly as Title Sponsor and Operator the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix professional cycling race. The TIAs are presented by the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA).
Global Relay ranks among top 100 in the PROFIT 500, a nation-wide annual ranking of the 500 fastest growing companies in Canada by Profit Magazine. Thanks to an outstanding growth rate of over 800%, Global Relay landed at 89th overall and 14th among technology companies
Global Relay was recognized as the 8th Largest Software Company in B.C. by Business In Vancouver magazine, with over 210 employees operating out of our Vancouver headquarters.
Global Relay was named one of BC’s Most Innovative Companies for 2013 by BCBusiness Magazine. The award recognizes Top Innovators in British Columbia that have brought a new product or service to market which has had a profound impact on its sector.
Global Relay President & General Counsel, Shannon Rogers, was presented with a 2013 Influential Women in Business Award. This accolade recognizes exemplary female business leaders who have made dramatic achievements in entrepreneurship, community involvement and in mentoring other women.
Global Relay was again recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work For in B.C. by BCBusiness for 2012. The award is further recognition that Global Relay attracts, develops, rewards and retains the best and the brightest for a wide variety of business and technical roles.
Warren Roy named BC CEO of the Year by Business In Vancouver magazine. The BC CEO Awards are prestigious accolades that reward outstanding Business Strategy, Financial performance, People Development, Innovation and Social Responsibility/Sustainability at British Columbia Companies.
Global Relay President and General Counsel, Shannon Rogers, placed among the very top for 2nd straight year in the W100 Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs for 2012. On the heels of her #1 placement in 2011, Shannon ranked #2 in this year’s list of 100. This annual list is the result of a nation-wide survey that seeks out the most successful female entrepreneurs and ranks them based on the size, growth rate and profitability of the entrepreneurs’ companies.
Shannon Rogers, Global Relay President and General Counsel, was named a finalist in the 2012 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (CWEA). The annual program provides national recognition to Canada's women entrepreneurs, whose successful businesses and achievements contribute greatly to the Canadian and global economies as well as to their local communities.
Global Relay was ranked in the 2012 Deloitte Fast 500 for the second straight year, due to explosive revenue growth (442%) over a five-year period. The Fast 500 is an annual awards program that ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies - both public and private - in North America (U.S. and Canada).
Global Relay was ranked 20th on the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a program that recognizes rapid growth, innovation and entrepreneurship among the fastest growing technology companies across Canada. 2012 is the second straight year that Global Relay's rapid growth earned it a place on this prestigious list.
Global Relay was recognized as the 12th Largest Software Company in B.C. by Business In Vancouver magazine, with over 155 employees operating out of our Vancouver headquarters.
Global Relay ranked 19th among the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in BC by Business In Vancouver, thanks to a year-over-year growth rate of nearly 1,100%.
Global Relay recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work For in B.C. by BCBusiness, based on the results of an anonymous survey that measured employees' overall satisfaction.
Shannon Rogers, President and General Counsel, was named #1 in the W100 Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs for 2011. This annual list is the result of a nation-wide survey that seeks out the most successful female entrepreneurs and ranks them based on the size, growth rate and profitability of the entrepreneurs’ companies.
Global Relay was ranked 94th on the 2011 Deloitte Fast 500, an annual awards program that ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies - both public and private - in North America (U.S. and Canada).
Global Relay was ranked 18th on the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a program that recognizes rapid growth, innovation and entrepreneurship among the fastest growing technology companies across Canada.
Shannon Rogers, President and General Counsel, was the winner of "40 Under 40", Business In Vancouver's ranking of top entrepreneurs of 2007 under the age of 40.
Shannon Rogers, President and General Counsel, was recognized as one of the "Top 40 Lawyers Under 40" by Lexpert in their annual Rising Stars program.