Siena College is set to name Transfinder CEO Antonio Civitella as Entrepreneur of the Year during an event on March 24.
Civitella, head of the downtown Schenectady software company, will receive the award from Siena for his positive impact in the local community.
“Antonio is the epitome of a successful entrepreneur, especially a Siena College entrepreneur,” said Mike Hickey, Siena College’s executive director of the Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which provides the awards. “He took calculated risks and now Antonio, his employees, his customers and the community are enjoying the benefits of well-earned success.”
Civitella graduated from Siena College in 1991 with a degree in computer science. He launched Transfinder in 2000, which provides bus routing software for school districts in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
Transfinder’s annual revenue reached $8 million in 2013. The company works with more than 1,500 school districts and has about 77 employees.
In October Civitella unveiled the company’s new $7 million headquarters at 440 State St. in downtown Schenectady. The new space will enable Civitella to hire up to 125 employees.
“It is an honor to come back to Siena and be recognized as ‘Entrepreneur of the Year,’” Civitella said. “It’s an award I gladly share with Siena because this school provided the foundation on which my career has been built and I’m excited about the future Entrepreneurs of the Year being created at the college today.”