ReachLocal’s Sharon Rowlands honored as Customer Focused CEO of the Year and Female CEO of the Year in Annual 2016 CEO World Awards®


WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., July 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ReachLocal, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOC), a leader in powering online marketing for local businesses, announced today that CEO Sharon Rowlands was chosen as a winner in two categories in the prestigious CEO World Awards® for 2016. Rowlands was named Customer Focused CEO of the Year. In addition, she was named as Female CEO of the Year in the Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations category (500 to 2,499 employees). 

The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO case studies, corporate social responsibility, and milestones from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world are eligible to submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Winners were honored in San Francisco on Monday, June 27, 2016, during the annual SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner.

“It’s an honor not only to be named a CEO of the Year through this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Rowlands. “These awards are a testament to ReachLocal’s commitment to helping small businesses around the globe embrace technology and innovation to enhance their local presence and drive results.”

About the CEO World Awards

CEO World Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring CEOs and Companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The Annual CEO World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. Learn more about The CEO World Awards at

About ReachLocal

ReachLocal, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOC) helps local businesses grow and operate their business better with leading technology and expert service for our clients' lead generation and conversion. ReachLocal is headquartered in Woodland Hills, Calif. and operates in four regions: Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.

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