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2022 Sam Blackman Award Honoree Announced

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Portland, Ore. – March 14, 2022 – The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) announced today the selection of Henry Schuck of ZoomInfo (NASDAQ: ZI), a global leader in modern go-to-market software, data, and intelligence, as the 2022 Sam Blackman Award Winner. Schuck will be recognized as part of the Oregon Technology Awards ceremony, an annual program celebrating excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry, on Tuesday, May 3 at the Oregon Convention Center.

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2022 Sam Blackman Award Winner Henry Schuck

Schuck, the 2022 Sam Blackman Executive of the Year, has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of ZoomInfo (formerly DiscoverOrg) since founding it in 2007. He led ZoomInfo as it became the first technology company to go public during the COVID-19 pandemic. Including the company’s acquisition of Zoom Information in 2019, Schuck has overseen 11 acquisitions in total, and has grown the company to more than 2,700 employees. Prior to founding ZoomInfo, Schuck was Vice President of Research and Marketing at iProfile, a sales intelligence firm focused on the information technology market.

He is a cum laude with honors graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a B.S. in Business Administration and a second B.S. in Hospital Administration and holds a J.D., cum laude, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Schuck was named to Fortune’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2020 list.

Schuck is also the driving force behind ZoomInfo’s annual employee donation drive, helping raise nearly $3.5 million for youth- and family-focused charities close to his heart in the communities where ZoomInfo employees live and work.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Technology Association of Oregon, especially for an award named for such a well-respected technology leader and inspiration to me – Sam Blackman,” said Schuck. “I’m incredibly proud of what our talented ZoomInfo team has built over the last 15 years and the world-class  products we provide to our clients around the world.” 

“The Sam Blackman Award recognizes executives of Oregon and Southwest Washington-based technology companies for excellence in industry leadership, as well as an individual’s positive impact in the greater community.” said Skip Newberry, TAO President and CEO. “Under Henry’s leadership, ZoomInfo has grown into one of the largest and most successful tech companies headquartered in the region. Throughout the company’s growth, Henry has gone above and beyond to ensure that employees of ZoomInfo would be able to share in the company’s success. And with recent investments in a new office building and area public schools, ZoomInfo’s positive impact on the community is only increasing.” 

Sam Blackman founded Elemental Technologies 2006 with Brian Lewis and Jesse Rosenzweig. Blackman led the company from a tiny start-up to one of Portland’s major employers before selling it to Amazon in 2015. He stayed on as CEO of AWS Elemental and was awarded the Technology Association of Oregon’s Technology Executive of the Year in 2015. Blackman passed away suddenly in 2017 at age 41 and the Technology Executive of the Year Award was renamed in his honor.

The 2022 Oregon Technology Awards is presented by JLL and United Healthcare. This year marks its 38th year, and TAO anticipates drawing more than 600 attendees, including entrepreneurs and tech professionals from across the region and around the globe. For more information about the 2022 Oregon Technology Awards Ceremony on May 3 at the Oregon Convention Center, please click here.

About Technology Association of Oregon (TAO): TAO is a local nonprofit working to build opportunities, better our economy and unify a voice for innovation in Oregon and beyond. A recognized leader in shaping and growing technology and business communities, TAO empowers businesses and entrepreneurs through networks, events, advocacy, resources and more. With over 500 member-companies, TAO’s network brings together some of the largest companies in the world, small startups, and tech-enabled companies that are using technology to drive growth and innovation. For more information please visit www.techoregon.org.

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tom.sollitt@techoregon.org

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