(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Latisys today announced that CEO Pete Stevenson is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Mountain Desert Award semifinalist. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Finalists and award winners will be honored at a special gala event on June 16, 2011 at the Seawell Ballroom in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Latisys is a leading provider of colocation, managed hosting, managed services and disaster recovery solutions to medium-sized businesses, enterprise customers and government agencies. Since the firm’s inception, Stevenson has been instrumental in driving strategic growth organically and through acquisition, enabling Latisys to enter 2011 with a 3-year growth rate exceeding 100 percent, 1,000 enterprise customers and a national footprint of state-of-the-art data center facilities across all four U.S. time zones.
“It is a tremendous honor to be considered alongside such esteemed executives and entrepreneurs for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Regional Award program,” said Pete Stevenson, chief executive officer, Latisys. “At Latisys we share Ernst & Young’s mission of encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit to thrive, and that has helped our firm succeed and grow into one of the nation’s leading providers of data center colocation and managed services.”
The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 12, 2011. 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, which will be held November 9–13, 2011.