Clearwater, FL – April 19, 2019 – Digital Media Solutions (DMS) announced its CEO Joe Marinucci was named a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in Florida. Marinucci was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and demonstrate personal commitment to the success of their business and improvement of local communities. Now in its 33rd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. 2019 honorees will be announced at a special gala event on June 13, 2019 at the Hilton Orlando.
As Co-Founder and CEO, Marinucci is responsible for the overall vision and strategy of DMS, ensuring that the firm’s set of proprietary assets and capabilities allow clients to meticulously target and acquire the right customers within highly competitive industries. Under Marinucci’s leadership, DMS has evolved into an award-winning, full-service performance marketing company demonstrating incredible year-over-year growth, which has earned continuous recognition on the Inc. 5000 list in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and the Entrepreneur magazine “360 Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” list in 2017 and 2018. Named one of America’s “Best Places to Work” by Inc. magazine, DMS brings together some of the industry’s most knowledgeable people, efficient processes and sophisticated technology across the digital marketing spectrum.
A natural entrepreneur and innovator, Marinucci’s track record of success speaks to his ability to help brands generate substantial and consistent ROI for their marketing spend. Prior to DMS, Joe was President and Co-Founder of direct response marketing firm Interactive Media Solutions where he focused on a broad array of direct marketing solutions for the firm’s clients. Marinucci currently serves as a Board Member of LeadsCouncil where he advises member companies in the online lead generation space to promote best practices across all industries. Prior to starting his professional career, Marinucci earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Binghamton University.
Being a true believer that success can only be measured by the degree of balance one achieves in their life, Marinucci expends energy outside of work in a very positive fashion. He is a proud father of two beautiful children. He has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable programs through athletic endeavors, including his ongoing quest to climb the Seven Summits (Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2003, Mt. Denali in 2014, and first attempt on Mt. Aconcagua in January 2016) in partnership with St. Jude Children's Hospital. Marinucci is an avid triathlete having completed 4 Ironman distance events and guiding a blind athlete through a 5th. He represented the USA as an amateur athlete at the 2009 ITU World Triathlon Championships. In June of 2016, Joe co-captained Team DMS with company COO Fernando Borghese to overall victory in Race Across America (RAAM). Marinucci has served those communities in which he has lived as a volunteer firefighter and part time law enforcement officer.