Frank Russell, founder of Prositions, Inc., an award-winning Talent Transformation firm and creator of the MentorString software platform, has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Upper Midwest. Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award is considered the country’s most prestigious business award, honoring entrepreneurs and transformational CEOs for their commitment and continued success in their companies.

“Frank has been instrumental in the creation and growth of our newest venture, Prositions,” said Robin Salsberry, President and COO of Prositions. “Having built three successful start-ups from scratch, he has proven his ability as a serial entrepreneur, and we’re excited he is being recognized for his accomplishments.”

Judging for this prestigious award is handled by a panel of former EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award winners, and other successful community leaders. Based on more than just numbers, the award is given to those who have demonstrated excellence and extraordinary success in innovation, financial performance, risk, and personal commitment to not only their business, but their community.

“Being selected as a semifinalist is a great honor,” said Frank Russell, CEO of Prositions. “But the real credit goes to the talented people I’ve been fortunate enough to attract and work with over the years. When people ask me my secret, I just tell them to find people who are a lot more talented than you and convince them to join your journey. If you do that well, eventually everything else seems to fall into place.”

The next step in the award process is the announcements of finalists on April 24, 2015. From these, awards are presented to the Upper Midwest’s most successful and growing businesses on June 10, 2015.

About Prositions
Prositions, Inc. is a rapidly growing Talent Transformation firm that offers career transition assistance, leadership development, performance coaching, and virtual mentoring services. It does this in a unique and advanced way, by combining the power of technology with an international network of certified coaches and mentors. Its latest software application, MentorString, enables organizations to leverage virtual mentoring and secure collaboration capabilities using the latest cloud-based, social and mobile technologies. For more information about Prositions and their unique solutions, visit

Media Contacts

Robin Salsberry
President of Prositions, Inc.
Phone: 515-661-6252