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Jackson, MS, United States, 2011/05/12 - Bomgar, the worldwide leader in secure, appliance-based remote support solutions, announced its Founder and CEO, Joel Bomgar, is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Gulf Coast Area Award finalist.
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. Bomgar was selected as a finalist from nearly 50 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 22, 2011 at the Houston Intercontinental Hotel.
Bomgar was founded in 2003, while Joel Bomgar was working as a field network engineer. Unable to find an existing solution that would allow him to remotely access and manage his customers' computers via the internet, Bomgar decided to take matters into his own hands and develop his own remote support technology. Today the company's enterprise-grade, collaborative remote support solutions are used by more than 5,500 organizations across 65 different countries.
"I'm honored to be included in such a prestigious awards program," said Bomgar. "My vision has always been to make IT support easier, more efficient and more secure, as well as build a better experience for both the support technician and end-user. I'm lucky to be surrounded by an extraordinary team that has grown that vision into a market-leading company with innovative solutions and a fanatically loyal customer base. The team's commitment to excellence is the reason we've achieved the results that allow me to be considered for this award."
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 Entrepreneur Of The Year overall 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.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.
In the Gulf Coast Area, sponsors include Fullbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Lockton Companies, SAP, SolomonEdwardsGroup LLC, HFBE, Smart Business Magazine and Pierpont Communications.
Bomgar is the worldwide leader in secure, appliance-based remote support solutions. The company's award-winning solutions enable organizations to improve IT support efficiency by securely accessing and managing virtually any system - Windows, Mac, Linux, BlackBerry, the iPhone, iPad and most versions of Windows Mobile, regardless of their location. More than 5,500 companies around the world have deployed Bomgar's enterprise-class solutions to rapidly transform their IT support functions and significantly improve operational efficiency and customer satisfaction while dramatically reducing costs. Bomgar is privately-held with offices in Jackson, Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Paris and London. In 2010, Bomgar was named one of the fastest-growing technology companies in America by Deloitte.
About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the 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, 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 140 cities in more than 50 countries.
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