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Edgar Gierbolini, President
Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
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AGLCC Member Excel Global Partners Named LGBT Supplier of the Year

AUSTIN, Texas (December 8, 2014) — Austin, Texas-based management and financial consulting firm Excel Global Partners, a member of the Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC), has been recognized as 2014 LGBT Supplier of the Year by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).

Excel Global Partners accepted the honor during NGLCC's recent National Dinner in Washington, D.C.

"An award of this magnitude not only validates the hard work and accomplishments of the Excel Global Partners team, but it is a testament to the personal integrity and professionalism that we bring to our clients," said James Nowlin, CEO and managing principal of Excel Global Partners. "We have always believed that if a business leader can be fully open and honest about his personal life, then he is also likely to be completely honest at the boardroom table. That's how we do business."

Nowlin founded Excel Global Partners in 2007 with John Sheldon, chief financial officer and managing principal. From 2010 to 2013, the company's revenue soared by 700 percent.

Excel Global Partners has maintained NGLCC certification as an LGBT Business Enterprise for more than five years, and has leveraged that certification to take advantage of various education opportunities, including an NGLCC scholarship to the Building High-Performing Minority Business program at Dartmouth University's Tuck School of Business.

Justin Nelson, president and co-founder of NGLCC, said: "LGBT businesses have a powerful impact in their local markets because they are leveraging every possible opportunity to grow and become strong engines that drive their local economies. We are honored to present the LGBT Supplier of the Year Award each year to businesses that are innovative competitors in local and national markets, and this year's awardee is no exception."

Excel Global Partners has served Fortune 100 businesses, private equity firms, and fast-growth startup and midmarket companies in more than 15 countries. As a community service, the company provides free and reduced-cost programs to help businesses whose owners come from diverse backgrounds, and it ensures at least 30 percent of its supply-chain spending is done with diverse businesses.

"Every day, Excel Global Partners upholds the kind of values and ethics that every member of AGLCC aspires to embrace. On a local, national and global level, Excel Global Partners is a true friend of diverse businesses, including those that are run by LGBT owners and LGBT allies," said Edgar Gierbolini, president of AGLCC. "We look forward to other AGLCC members achieving this kind of success, with help from our NGLCC partnership."


The Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) is Central Texas’ home for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) supportive businesses and organizations. The chamber is the best resource to learn about LGBT-friendly businesses, services, community resources and events in the Austin area.

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