|By Business Wire||
|July 2, 2014 04:11 PM EDT||
Accuvant, the authoritative source for enterprise information security, today announced that co-founders Dan Burns and Dan Wilson have been named as EY Entrepreneur Of The YearTM 2014 Award winners in the technology services category for the Mountain Desert region, which includes Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.
The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Burns and Wilson were selected by an independent panel of judges made up of previous award recipients, leading CEOs and other regional business leaders.
“It is truly an honor for Dan and me to be recognized by EY as entrepreneurial leaders,” said Burns, Accuvant’s chief executive officer. “When we founded Accuvant, our vision was to meet the huge market demand for a company with the breadth, depth and wherewithal to handle worldwide information security needs. I am extremely proud of the innovative and high-quality services and solutions we are providing to our clients today, grateful to all those who are contributing to our success, and excited about what the future holds.”
“We are very pleased to be selected as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award winners for the accomplishments we’ve made,” said Wilson, Accuvant’s executive vice president, partner solutions. “This award is a testament to the smart, talented and dedicated employees and partners that help bring the world’s best information security services and solutions to our clients every day. We share this honor with each of them.”
As Mountain Desert region award winners, Burns and Wilson are eligible for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif. on Nov. 15, 2014. The awards are the culminating event of the EY Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™
EY 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 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
Accuvant, a Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, is the leading provider of information security services and solutions serving enterprise-class organizations across North America. The company offers a full suite of service capabilities to help businesses, governments and educational institutions define their security strategies, identify and remediate threats and risks, select and deploy the right technology, and achieve operational readiness to protect their organizations from malicious attack. Founded in 2002, Accuvant has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies for the last seven consecutive years. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with offices across the United States and Canada. Further information is available at www.accuvant.com.