OpenConnect CEO Edward M.L. Peters Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award Finalist in Southwest Area - North
Dallas, TX May 24, 2010 - OpenConnect today announced that Edward M.L. Peters, CEO is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Southwest Area- North. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Peters was selected as a finalist from nearly 65 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Dallas, Sheraton
“To be named finalist for such an esteemed award is a great honor, but more importantly it recognizes the hard work and dedication of our employees, without whom OpenConnect would not be the success it is today”, said Peters. “I am grateful to be in the company of so many accomplished entrepreneurs in the Southwest Area – North”.
OpenConnect has helped a significant number of organizations improve operational efficiency and drive sustainable cost reductions by leveraging Comprehend, the company’s event driven analytics and intelligence solution.
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program celebrates its 24th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in over 135 cities in 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California on November 13, 2010. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and SAP America as national sponsors.
In Southwest Area-North, sponsors include Smith Frank & Partners; First United Bank & Trust; Roach, Howard, Smith & Barton; Solomon Edwards Group; VIP Search; Ussery Printing; D CEO Magazine; Journal Record; Ft. Worth Business Press; Smart Business Magazine and Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr
OpenConnect business process discovery and analytics solutions deliver event-driven intelligence to automatically discover workforce, process and customer variations that hinder operational efficiency. Armed with this information, executives can make the quick and incremental improvements that will increase process efficiency, improve employee productivity, reduce cost, and raise profitability. With a rich history of developing innovative technologies, OpenConnect products are distributed in more than 60 countries and used by more than 60 percent of Fortune 100 companies. For more information on OpenConnect, visit www.oc.com.
About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards Program
Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award makes a difference through the unique way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 135 cities in 50 countries.
Ernst & Young refers to the global organization of member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young LLP is a client-serving member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited located in the U.S.