Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Announces Winners of the 2013 BIG Awards Lendio (//www.lendio.com/), a company that matches small business borrowers and lenders all over the country, is pleased to announce its co-founder and CEO Brock Blake has been recognized as Small Business Executive of the Year by the Business Intelligence Group BIG Awards. The BIG Awards’ Small Business Executive of the Year award highlights small business executives who have exhibited exemplary business leadership and outstanding business results. In essence, individuals whose drive and dedication make them stand above the rest. Blake founded Lendio to help an underserved segment of the funding market. “We noticed that only about two percent of small business owners seeking funding qualified for VC or angel funding,” says Blake. “So we thought, ‘Why not serve the 98 percent?’ This provided a huge opportunity for us and we haven’t looked back. At this time about 85 percent of the folks who utilize our free online tool get matched to lenders to get the financing they need.” The Business Intelligence Group spoke to why Blake was the ideal candidate for the Small Business Executive of the Year award. “Brock should serve as the model for turning a good idea into gold," said Dawn Fordyce, managing director for the Business Intelligence Group. “Having seen an opportunity to serve a forgotten segment of the market, Brock's vision and energy will help numerous small companies looking to get a leg up." The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Real business people with experience and true business acumen judge the BIG Awards. The organization’s proprietary scoring system measures performance across multiple business domains and rewards companies and individuals whose achievements set them apart from their peers. “It’s an honor to be recognized as an Executive of the Year by the Business Intelligence Group,” said Blake. “This recognition is a tribute to our entire team at Lendio. Our employees work very hard to make Lendio a success and we couldn’t accomplish what we do without the team’s collective contributions.” Lendio is a free online service that helps businesses find the right type of loan within minutes. Lendio works with small business owners and small business lenders across the country to help them connect, providing much needed tools to make the loan process simple on both sides. To find out if your business has loan options available, you can visit Lendio here. Lenders can also learn more by going here.